Happy Birthday

Hello!

As the school year comes to a close, my creative time comes pretty much to a dead halt.  I eked this shaker card out for my husband who celebrated his birthday right after Easter.

SUPPLIES Stamps: Kool Kats (30-351); Snippets (30-283) Dies: Stitched Circle Frame (MFT); Nestabilities Std. Circle Dies (Spellbinders); Color: Clean Color Watercolor Brush Markers (Kuretake); Indigo, Deep Ocean, Aquatic Hybrid Ink (HA) Other: Wave Embossing Folder (WRMK); White Embossing Folder (Ha); Sequins; Glitter; Acetate

I wanted to make something fun and whimsical.  For this card, I used an image from the Kool Kats (30-351) clear set.  The image was watercolored and then fussy cut.  I die cut a circle frame and adhered my surfing Kat behind the frame to make it appear the Kat was surfing out of the circle.

Next, I embossed my card panel with a aquatic themed embossing folder.  I die cut a circle in the middle of the panel and adhered a piece of acetate to the back and proceeded to make the shaker part of the card.  Blue sequins and glitter were added for the card.  I adhered my circle frame/surfing Kat to the front of the panel and attached it to my card base.

Finally I stamped and white embossed a simple sentiment from Snippets (30-283) on black cardstock banner.

Enjoy the week!

 

 

It’s Your Birthday

Hi there,

Here’s a card I made for my 2 year old niece.  She celebrated her birthday last month.

I love MFT’s Pure Innocence stamp series.  The images are just adorable and so fitting for a little girl.  This image is from a retired set, Fairy Girl.  It’s just so sweet.  I colored the image with watercolor markers.  The wings and wand have a little sparkle thanks to some Wink of Stella Clear Sparkle.  The die cut is from PTI’s Wet Paint Cuts.  I added a little patterned paper and clear sequins to just a little more interest and color to my card.

Until next time!

 

With Love

Hello!

I’m sharing a CAS card today.  I love the Penny Black flower die Bashful (51-008) and wanted to use it as a focal point.

SUPPLIES Stamps: Special Wishes (PB 30-229) Dies: Bashful (PB 51-008), Stitched Rectangles (SSS) Color: Distress Ink (Ranger); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko) Other: Clear EP (Ranger)

For this card, I die cut a rectangle from Bristol paper.  I die cut Bashful from the rectangle and set aside the negative cut aside.  I colored the flower with Distress Inks using a ink applicator. I adhered the negative cut on another rectangle of the same measurement.  I adhered and placed the flower back into the negative space .  The rectangle was then mounted on my card base.  The sentiment from Special Wishes (30-229) was stamped and then heat embossed.

I’ve entered this card in this Wednesday’s SSS challenge: Use More Than One Punch or Die.

Until next time!

Birthday Peonies

Hi there.

Happy Spring!  Peonies are one of my favorite flowers – both plant and tree.  I’m always taken aback on the beauty of them.  I love them in all forms – from the bulb and to the withering flowering.  You find beauty in every stage.  I so wish I could grow them here in but it’s just too darn hot.

My card today showcases the gorgeous peony courtesy of Papertrey Ink’s  Peonies on Parade.

These beautiful images were heat embossed with white EP and watercolored using Inktense pencils.  The sentiment and die cut are from Mama Elephant.

So simple yet so beautiful.

There’s a bit of green in the background, so I thought I’d participate in SSS Wednesday Challenge Bit-O-Green.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

dream

 

Hi there!

I just got back from Spring Break.  We were in Southern California enjoying the beach, doing a little hiking, taking a Segway tour (first time and A LOT of fun), and watching a few lacrosse games.

I was on the Penny Black Simplicity blog this past Tuesday and wanted to share a sneak peek…

I’ve been meaning to use this PB set and finally got around to making this ombre inspired medallion card.

For a full reveal and detailed information, click here.

Until next time!

Love & Laughter

Hi there!

I’ve been admiring stamps from The Ton and I wanted to play around with a few that I borrowed from my dear friend Vera.  Here’s what I made…

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Love these roses from the Fresh Cut Garden Roses set!  I simply smooched water downed Distress Ink to these images.  I purposely left them unfinished to keep it interesting.

For the rest of the card, I added texture to the panel using one of my favorite Papertrey Ink impression plates, Linen & Canvas.  In addition, I splattered white and black watercolor ink on the panel.  I cut a circle in the panel and added a sentiment courtesy of Penny Black to the card base.

Hope you all are enjoying the day.