Wednesday, August 6, 2014
All of the stamps are from PTI. The sentiment and frame are from one of the Boutique Border sets...probably Birthday LOL! The flowers and leaves are from the free set called "Ruby Reprise" and this is the first time it has seen ink. I really like it so I am sure it will be getting inky regularly now.
I feel like I have been overusing sequins so I chose to only add them for a little shine to the middle of the two larger flowers and it about killed me to leave the center of the smallest flower bare, but I did it. Clean and Simple, right?
We have been up to our eyeballs in birthdays, so hopefully I can take some time to blog about those parties. I had a lot of fun with them. Thanks for fluttering by!
P.S. School is starting soon and I want to put something together for my daughter's new teacher, so stay tuned for a school inspired project.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
I used Monday's "Mojo Monday" sketch for this card and it worked out very nicely. I thought the doily worked nicely with the "food" theme also. As much as I wanted to make a shaker card, this particular sketch really wouldn't allow it. I really wanted the heart to hang over. I used a little bit of stickles on the sprinkles diecut for some shine.
I was also pleased to use these fibers on the top that I have been hoarding for well over a decade. They worked nicely here. My daughter loved it and that is what is important! I can't believe she is 11! THanks for fluttering by!
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Well...I am supposed to be making invitations for my soon-to-be 3 year old's dinosaur party, but I wasn't feeling it. I decided to switch gears and make a card and tag for the chorister at church. Every week she brings beautiful flower arrangements with cut flowers from her yard to place on the pulpit. I always love seeing them and I appreciate her being willing to part with her beautiful blooms. I made a card to say thanks and then I will attach the tag to a cello bag with cookies.
My mother's day gift FINALLY arrived in the mail this week and it was the "Shakers and Sprinkles" kit from PTI! I was so excited for it to come and now that I have it, I am not as excited. Isn't that sad? I did, however, use the heart die that it came with for this card. I was trying to sleep the other night and this card just came into my mind so I had to create it. I used a couple of stamp and die sets to get it all put together. It really is simple card, but all of the little things took a while to put together.
You can see the tag here. I just used the inside portion that was left from the heart frame for the focal point. I used the same senitment as the inside of the card for continuity. I just love these colors. Thanks for fluttering by!
Sunday, July 13, 2014
I used that stamp set called "Lovely Layers" for the focal image and the sentiment is from a frame set. I can't think of the name off the top of my head. It is one of my faves though. The ribbon is surprisingly from the dollar store; 6 yards of satin ribbon for a buck! I bought quite a few rolls even though this girl doesn't need any ribbon AT ALL. I really, really, really like the color though.
I have 2 birthdays coming up so I will be making stuff for those and I will share later! Thanks for fluttering by!
Thursday, July 10, 2014
The umbrella was diecut and then I added some diamond stickles to the center of each flower. I also diecut the word baby twice; once out of the green and used the negative space and once again with the yellow to set it inside the green piece. I popped up the green piece to give it some extra dimension.
I colored the floral image using copics and then adhered the buttons using glue dots. The ric rac was diecut out of yellow felt and then stitched down with my sewing machine. I also used my color spritzing tool to spray a little yellow ink onto the sentiment at the top. I scattered a few sequins here and there to mimic some raindrops. They are iridescent in real life but show up a bit more pink here in the photos.
I used the green diecut that was left over from the front and glued it down and then added crackle glossy accents (on accident). Thanks for fluttering by!
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
I am always more apt to use my sets that have coordinating diecuts as well. This is one of those sets. I just like that I can layer the colored image on a piece of pattern paper for more "punch". This set reminds me of a card I made a few years ago that is one of my favorites. You can see it here. I obviously didn't go into as much detail on today's card, but I wanted to give it a similar feel with the punched flowers and circle focal image. I colored the image using copic markers and then used my color spritzing tool to add some brown splatters to the pitcher. I like doing that because it makes it look more like real pottery. I also added some glossy accents to it to make it look more realistic!
The bottom piece is diecut from pattern paper and then stitched down using my sewing machine. I will pop this little card in the mail and hopefully it will bring cheer to the recipient and she will know she is cared about. Thanks for fluttering by!