Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Traveling NW

Using an embossing folder and cream colored paper, for this compass...then using my embossing pen I inked up the raised portions and then heat embossed in Copper. Vintage ink to add some of the aged look.
A Tim Holtz spinner completes the compass in the card below.
I also used the chevron 12' embossing folder in brown paper, and just cut down to fit the card.
Spellbinders Fleur De Lis frames the computer generated sentiment.....also heat embossed in copper around the edges.
Brown silk ribbon to complete the card.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Botanicals - Bird in Flight

Simon Says HB die
Glossy Designer Paper
Bit of liquid pearls,

Botanical - Violet Blues

Filigree hinged card adds to the botanical theme.
Decorative Labels 8 used again for the 2nd layer in floral designer paper.
Spellbinders Floral Oval used for the sentiment frame.
Heartfelt Creations vintage floret colored with copic markers
Butterfly and Liquid Pearls for accents.


Botanicals - Flower nest

I didn't have to do much to create this card....all the work was done already in designer paper. All I added was the sentiment, and some punched flowers for the corners....and some background paper. Great for those last minute requests!

Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Botanicals

Botanical flower girl

This is a sweet Sheri Baldy digi stamped colored with copic markers.
Poppy embossing folder background
And another botanical die, cut in two differnent papers and the flowers glue back on, with some added punched flowers.
Computer generated sentiment.
Challenge: Simon Says Stamp: Botanical

Botancial - 2 versions

Both designs the same, except the second card was done using some foam dots to raise the filigree layer above the background. It enhanced the design of the die a lot more.
HeartFelt Creations: Vintage Floret stamp - colored with copic markers and fussy cut around
For the olive green frame, I cut the large die from the tranquil moments and fussy cut around the border, just inside the dotted holes. And then added a little penned stitching.

Some stamens for the center and liquid pearls for accents. And a small ribbon to finish it off.

Challenge: Simon Says: Botanical

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Grad Hat Cards

 This cute little Graduation Hat is made from a Diamond Fold card.
Using a 4 x 12 " piece of heavy cardstock/designer paper.
I made the tassels myself using embroiders thread.
And added a gorgeous embellishment to secure the tassle with some glue.
Computer generated sentiments and stamped with stars in gold metallic ink.
The scroll was fussy cut from another digi stamp, which you can see here and more grad hats here:

There's room for a small message...die cut from one of the Spellbinders Fleur De Lis die

Sometimes it not a guy girl thing...but the receivers favourite color. And then sometimes you can accommodate the school colors into the hats.
Note the play on words: ConGRADulations.

The topper here is a botton I found in my could actually be an antique button. I just snipped off the little ring on the opposite side and glued it onto the hat. The blue colors where a little dark for my likings, so I added some wee little butterflies stamped in archival white.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

M for Mauve

I can't tell you how much I love the Heartfelt Creations line. Gorgeous dies, gorgeous stamps, gorgeous paper. I can't have enough!
This is their Decorative Blossoms corner die in Mauve cardstock
Embellished with some mauve Liquid Pearls.
Vintage Floret Stamp. Stamped in Archival ink, and colored with Copic Markers.
The center pieces are punched in Mauve cardstock and embellished with liquid pearls in yellow.
The butterfly actually came from one of my Mother's Day gifts and somehow made it's way over to my art table. It matched up perfectly, so it found a new home on my sister's card.
The ribbon is a Tim Holtz ribbon, dipped in Velvet Distress Ink for some color.
The background was embossed with Cuttlebug's Poppy folder.
Challenge: Simon Says Stamp : M

Graduation Card

Tis the season to wish our loved ones Congratulations to a Job Well Done!
Background layers include black cardstock and a pink layer embossed with
Cuttlebug's Anna Griffin -Climbing  Rose
Punched border from black cardstock
Spellbinders Floral Oval die to frame the digi stamp and edged with Distress Ink in Worn Lipstick.
 The hat is painted with Distress Ink, black.
The books and ribbon colored with Distress Ink Markers.
Computer generated Sentiments.
Accented with Stickles for sparkle.
Guy versions will be posted soon along with some Diamond Folded Hat Cards.
The below card has a slighted different sentiment: Grad

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Flowers and Fences

This is a large card,  one sheet of card stock folded in half.
I'm a big fan of my new embossing folder from Spellbinders. (ESD-006)
I love it's deep emboss without the tearing of the paper. Nice soft edges. Beautiful.

I hand painted the mauve roses and leaves, fussy cut around them and glittered them up with Stickles.
The fence is an svg cut on my Cricut.

I embossed 2 pieces of white cardstock, fussy cut around the baroque frame and used some foam dots to layer it on top of itself. And some glitter to sparkle it up.
The sentiment is computer generated.
A double bow to finish it off

Challenge: Simon Says Stamp: Flowers

Flower Branches

Designer Paper Background
Embossed background: Brick
Die cut leave branch
5 pedal punch for the flowers with liquid pearl centers.
Computer generated sentiment die cut with Spellbinders Floral Ovals.
Bow from silk ribbon
Challenge: Simon Says Stamp: Flowers

Sunday, 11 May 2014

4 Cards 1 Box

I made these cards using Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8 die - hinge cut for the cards
I also made the box to put them all in, also decorated with the above die .
The center frame is the DL's 8 Nestabilities die.
Hand Painted Roses fussy cut around
Stamped images are from JustRite and colored with copic markers as well as a few Distress ink markers.
Challenge: Simon Says Stamp: 5
Simon Says Stamp: Flowers


Filigree Die and Heartfelt Vintage Florets

5 main ingredients:
2. Spellbinders Floral Ovals die - edges inked with distress ink -spiced marmalade with a computer generated sentiment
3. Impression Obsession leave die (DIE055-N)
4. Heartfelt Creations Vintage Florets stamps, colored with copic markers, liquid pearls centers, and fussy cut around

Challenge: Simon Says Stamp : 5
Simon Says Stamp: Flowers

Welcome Baby

2 different versions of my Welcome Baby card.
1. Each cut with an svg file
2. Designer Paper background, edges inked in Lipstick pink
3. Embellished with Pearls and/or Lace
4. Digi stamps: Sherry Baldy Stork and a Butterfly both colored with copic markers.
5. Either Perfect Pearls or Liquid Pearls accents

Challenge: Simon Says Stamp: 5

5 Little Bird Cages

I just think this svg Bird Cage file is absolutely adorable.
You can find it here on Heather's Blog
It cut nice, scored nice and was easy to put together.
All I had to do was add some svg cut flowers, some punched flowers both of which where embellished with pearls or liquid pearls and a bit of distress inks around the edges.
On one of the bird cages I used Heartfelt Creations Vintage flower stamp and fussy cut around each one. They are colored with copic markers.
The only left to do was stuff them with some tissue and tie the roof together with the ribbons.
After making a few I discovered that I could glue the roof together because the botton side of the box fit together without using any glue....leaving a way to get into the prize in the box. Altho it would have to be a very light object.  I used one of them to put a Gift Card in it.
I've got 5 designs to show you....

Challenge: Simon Says Stamp: 5
Simon Says Stamp: Flowers