Thursday, September 3, 2015

Bunnies on a hill

Hi there!

A friend of mine lovingly helped me through a difficult time, and I sent this bunny card to her as a small token of appreciation. I adore making little scenes, so this card really tickled my fancy. 

The bunny dies are from L'il Inker Designs, and I'd never have even known they existed if it were not for my friend, LeAnne.  She has used this set time and again, and I love every variation she shows. :-) Thanks for enabling, LeAnne! 

I sponged on a hill using various green inks, and added polka-dotted clouds from Inspired By Stamping. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Think Big Favorites #15, and who was my enabler for that set?  My pal, Stella. :-) After she used these sentiments a few times and shared on her blog, my wallet just opened itself up, and now I own the set, too. :-)

Time for me to hop scoot back to work!
Glad you joined me today. 

Stamps: (clouds) Springtime Beauty II - Inspired By Stamping; Think Big Favorites #15 - Papertrey Ink Paper: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Cameo Coral, Pixie Pink - Stampin' Up!; white - Papertrey Ink Ink: Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz - SU; Peeled Paint - Ranger; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko Accessories & Tools: Bunnies & Bows dies - L'il Inker Designs; Hydrangea punch - Martha Stewart; pink gems - Queen & Co.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hot Hydrangea

Hi there!

I am so pleased with the way this card turned out. I envisioned a hydrangea blossom in really hot colors, and for fun, I added some patterned papers in the mix, too. Learned the hard way that it is best practice to create this flower on a circle die cut or punch-out, instead of directly on the card base. All the gluing creates unsightly warping and buckling on the cardstock underneath the blossoms. You can see little peeks of a white circle under the tiny flowers, below. I popped up the whole flower head on foam tape by 3M for some dimension.

Those leaves were die-cut from felt, with Avery Elle's Modern Leaves. I scored that die set when iHeartPapers was closing down. I really like the clean, streamlined leaf shape.

The most visible hydrangea florets each got a touch of Liquid Pearls in centers. A small, sweet sentiment from Hero Arts was the only other touch added.

Thanks so much for coming by to say Hello!

Stamps: Everyday Sayings - Hero Arts Paper: white - Papertrey Ink; Pink Passion, Pretty Ink Pink, patterns - Stampin' Up! Fibers: green acrylic felt - JoAnn's Accessories & Tools: Hydrangea punch - Martha Stewart; Itty Bitty Accents punch (smaller florets); Modern Leaves dies - Avery Elle; yellow Liquid Pearls - Ranger; stylus - McGill; circle die - Spellbinders

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Vintage Roses for Mother

Happy September!

Ah, here it is, nearing the end of summer, and yep, I'm still sharing cards from my 2015 Mother's Day Collection! This one was hard to photograph, with all that white. On my monitor, as I write this post, it has a greenish cast. {roll eyes

I used Altenew's Vintage Roses with a masking technique, to make the leaves look like they're tucked behind not one, but two, roses. The MISTI came in handy for this. :-)  I need more practice with Vintage Roses.  But when there are so many stamp options, my head turns from one pretty, shiny thing to the next.  And by shiny, I don't necessarily mean 'new'.  Just something lovely that catches my eye. :-)

After the roses, on went a sentiment from Stampin' Up!'s Well Scripted, and a few Marshmallow sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.  

So glad you could join me today!  Have a WONDERFUL day!

Stamps: Vintage Roses - Altenew; Well-Scripted - Stampin' Up! Paper: white - Papertrey Ink; Wild Wasabi - Stampin' Up! Ink: Pink Pirhouette, Pixie Pink, Pink Passion, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Always Artichoke - SU; Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko Accessories & Tools: Marshmallow sequins - Pretty Pink Posh; MISTI

Monday, August 31, 2015

Hardwood Home


I had fun making this New Home card (Ah, who am I kidding? I have fun making ALL cards, even if they don't turn out the way I want them to!).  It gave me a chance to use the new-to-me Hardwood background stamp from Stampin' Up! 

I added loads of little details on here:  a house from Boards & Beams by Papertrey Ink, stamped on hardwood patterned paper, then colored in tones of warm gray with Copic markers.  All windows were touched with Glossy Accents.  There's a chipboard star, coated in glitter and topped with a tiny punched heart.  Oh, and a metal key from Tim Holtz, attached with Hug Snug seam binding, with a little sentiment tag dangling alongside it.

I got out my sewing machine to attach a brown damask banner (paper from Graphic 45), and in the pic below you can see little gold flowers.  They were trimmed from a Memory Box Flowering Christmas Tree die cut, cut from gold cardstock.

That's it for me right now.  I've just written up five blog posts, and need to move on to some chores around the house.  Ho-hum, chores!  I'd much rather be crafting. :-)

Enjoy your day, and thanks for coming by!

Stamps: Boards & Beams - Papertrey Ink; sentiment - Owl Be Thinking of You - The Craft's Meow; Hardwood background - Stampin' Up! Paper: Close to Cocoa - Stampin' Up!; brown damask pattern - Graphic 45; hardwood pattern (house stamped on it); cereal box chipboard (star); gold metallic - WorldWin Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko; Chocolate Chip - SU; Old Paper, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain - Ranger Fibers: Mottle Brown seam binding - Hug Snug - The Zipper Stop Accessories & Tools: metal key - Tim Holtz; Glossy Accents - Ranger; Copic markers; clear glitter, small tag punch - Martha Stewart; star punch - Fiskars; Flowering Christmas Tree die - Memory Box; memories journaling die cut - Colorbok; heart punch - Heart-to-Heart punch - Stampin' Up!
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