July 31, 2014

Two Toned Butterfly Embossing

I saw this technique on this blog via pinterest and loved it, so tried it myself.  I glued some lighter punched butterflies onto the darker cardstock, then, when they'd dried, I ran the panel through my Big Shot with an embossing folder.

I added a piece of sheer blue ribbon with a butterfly bracelet charm off to one side, then glued the panel to a piece of cream cardstock.

I'm entering this card in Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday challenge, anything goes.

July 27, 2014

Kitten Cuddles Card

I made this card for Lili of the Valley's challenge of using 2 of their products on a card.  For my card I used the stamp Kitten Cuddles and a piece of cardstock from their Promises paper pad.

I coloured the image using a mix of Spectrum Noir and Copic markers, then fussy cut it out.  I die cut the oval out of my card base, and a larger oval out of my patterned paper.  I layered the paper on, glued the stamped image to the back of the inner cardstock and embellished the card with some die cut flourishes and punched flowers.  I used a turquoise marker on the gold brads in the flower centers so they'd match the colours scheme of the card.

July 25, 2014

Fairy Wish Card

I've been seeing Lavinia stamps in various places on the card craft blogs I follow and I love their look, so I placed an order and my stamps arrived. :)

I checked out the company's blog and saw that their current challenge was to make a project using summer colours.  I wanted to use the wishing tree and one of the 3 dancing fairies.  I started out by die cutting a circle out of glossy cardstock.  I stamped the tree, minus the base and then masked off the trunk and inked it in so the tree would be taller than the original stamp (so there would be more room for the fairy).  When I was done I decided I wanted some ground after all, and so stamped a segment of the branch from tree goddess luna for it.

I masked a circle around the fairy to be the sunset, inking it in with yellow in the centre and some orange around the circle, then I covered the circle and inked red and blue around it.
I die cut a scallop to set off the circle and glued them together, then embossed my card.  To make the embossing show up better, I lightly inked it with a darker shade of blue.  I added a bit of glitter glue to the fairy's wings so they sparkle.

The flowers were punched out of crepe streamers (the black one was white crepe paper coloured with a black marker).  For the red flowers I glued the layers together and added some black enamel to the centre and when that was dry, some glitter glue.  For the black flower I added glitter glue to the edges of the flower petals and covered a black button with it.  I then glued the layers together and the button inside.

I die cut a butterfly and added glitter glue before attaching it to the card.

July 21, 2014

Bundle of Joy Baby Card

This is a card I made for a friend who recently had a baby.

I started out by stamping the pram on purple cardstock with a dark purple ink.  I stamped the sentiment with the same ink.  The top and bottom were die cut to fit the card base.  I coloured the blankets pink and added some pink rhinestones.

The backing paper was originally pink, but I didn't like how it looked when I went to put the panel piece on, and so changed it to a darker purple.  I die cut the bottom edge (both front and back) with a Spellbinders die.

I don't normally add stamped sentiments inside my cards but I did this time so I could use the hand prints.  My husband pointed out that the hands are backwards.  In my defense the stamps came joined and I'm not sure I can separate them without tearing the stamps and the mini hands are so cute.

July 11, 2014

With Deepest Sympathy

This is a card I made a while back for a friend who had a death in the family.

I used gelatos to make a green background then white heat embossed a background stamp over it.  I die cut a small frame and stamped a rose using water based markers (so I could colour the leaves green and the petals red).  I added a piece of dark red velvet ribbon, edged in gold as a border and stamped the sentiment.