Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Eiffel Tower for the Blushing Bride

Today's cards have oodles of details on them.  These were made for the shop, A Beautiful Touch, in Westmont, New Jersey.  I made two versions, both basically the same except for the card base color. The first features a chocolate card base:

The next card was created on a cocoa card base, so just a wee bit lighter than the one above.  You can see the gold embossing of Leafy Vine / Hero Arts better here:

Loads of details if you look closely:  pearls, Liquid Pearls, doily, fleur de lis, Eiffel Tower, and a Colleen bow made with my FAVORITE seam binding in Mottle Brown, from the Zipper Stop.

So glad you dropped by today!  Thanks!

Stamps: fleur de lis - Paris - Inspired By Stamping; Eiffel Tower - Mon Ami Paris - Technique Tuesday; Leafy Vine background - Hero Arts; sentiment - Happily Ever After - PTI Paper: Close to Cocoa, Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip - SU; Vintage Cream - PTI Ink: Crumb Cake, Close to Cocoa - SU; Antique Linen - Ranger; Versamark - Tsukineko Fibers: Mottle Brown seam binding - Hug Snug - The Zipper Stop Accessories & Tools: gold embossing powder - SU; doily die cut - Martha Stewart; pearls; White Opal Liquid Pearls - Ranger

Monday, September 29, 2014

Pumpkin on a shelf

Hello everyone!  Today's card was made for Seize The Sketch, before it closed its doors.  Glad I still get to share this with you.  It's a great sketch, if you ask me:  it's so simple, that this card came together in no time.

The pumpkin sticker is shiny and fabulous, thanks to Jolee's Boutique.  I had a piece of espresso cardstock already punched into a border like this, and it said, "Use me."  It kind of looks like a shelf, doesn't it?  Paired it with a pretty scrap of Stampin' Up! paper, and a sentiment from Verve, and it was done.

Hope you have a wonderful week, my friends!

Stamps: Happy Fall - Verve Paper: Early Espresso, pattern - SU; Vintage Cream - PTI Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko Accessories & Tools: pumpkin sticker - Jolee's Boutique; Scallop Diamond punch - EK Success

Friday, September 26, 2014

Believe In Fairytales

Crafty confession:  I just had to have Hero Arts' Leafy Vines background stamp after seeing it on various blogs.  If you're a stamper, you know exactly what I'm talkin' about:  the desire, the need to possess the thing you covet so.

So, I did get Leafy Vines and am completely happy with it.  It makes a fabulous background in any color, which means it is earning its keep in my craft studio.

I added a sentiment from Verve's Fairy Tales and a couple of punched-and-glittered cereal box chipboard hearts.  The white rose ribbon is from American Crafts.

This one went to the shop, and am keeping my fingers crossed it sells!

Stamps: Fairy Tales - Verve; Leafy Vine - Hero Arts Paper: kraft, white - PTI; cereal box chipboard Ink: Crumb Cake - SU; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko Fibers:
Accessories & Tools: pearls; Full Heart punch - SU; white roses ribbon - American Crafts; Crystal glitter - Martha Stewart

Thursday, September 25, 2014

CASEing a Crafter: Baby Bee

This is my second post for today.  Please click HERE for 
"CASEing a Crafter:  Welcome Home."

Hello!  I've got a ca-yoot baby card to share today.  Adorable bee stamps?  Check.  Love 'em.  Real bees?  Respect 'em, but keep my distance, thank you very much.

I was inspired by THIS card, designed by the amazing Iwona Palamountain.  Love the sketch, and applied it to my own card.  The strip of black punched edging is an Iwona-touch, as is the black die-cut sentiment.

The cork circle was sitting in my bits-and-pieces box, and seemed a good fit with the ADORABLE bee (Circle Friends / Simon Says Stamp).  It's the first time I'm using the bee in the stamp set.  You can see two other cards I made with other animals from the set HERE.  (By the way, I don't like those cards as much as I like this one.)

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

I'm entering my friend Darnell's NBUS Challenge #2.  She challenges us to use "never-before-used-schtuff".  Heck, we've all got loads of that kind of stuff, don't we?

Stamps: bee - Circle Friends - Simon Says Stamp Paper: white, True Black - PTI; yellow flower - SU Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko Accessories & Tools: adhesive cork sheet; circle dies; yellow gems; 'baby' die - PTI; Copic markers; Postage Stamp border punch - EK Success
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