May 22, 2014

Purple Iris Card

I made this card for JustRite's Friday Challenge, Color it Pretty.

I stamped the iris image from Botanical Medallions and Banners then die cut it out using Vintage Labels die 7.  I very lightly inked the edges of the die with purple ink before removing it, then coloured the image with pencil crayons.

I stamped one of the labels from Ribbon and Swags Vintage 7 Labels set and die cut it out, layering it under my iris image.

For the card base, I stamped a ribbon border from the above stamp set, and added a piece of ribbon. Then I attached the labels.

May 16, 2014

Heart Anniversary Card

I got the idea for this card from a craft company's catalogue.  I started out by die cutting half of the heart die out of my card base.  I then used the inside line of the die to guide my gold pen for a full heart shape.  I die cut a second, smaller heart for the sentiment, which I stamped in gold ink and hand drew a gold heart around.  I used two sizes of punches to make flowers out of gold metallic cardstock to edge part of the heart and added mini pearls to the centers.  I used the same paper to edge the inside of the card so the hearts would stand out more.  I added another smaller heart inside the card so there's a white space to write a greeting on.  To finish off the card I punched three tiny hearts on the bottom left and added 2 mini pearls.

I'm submitting this to Simon Says Stamp's Die Crazy challenge.

May 15, 2014

Metallic Flowers Card

This was a fairly easy card to make.  I die cut the silver edged panel, then die cut 3 Spellbinders cut-fold-tuck dies to make the flowers (the large flower is 2 on top of each other).  The flowers were cut from the same silver cardstock as the panel, then coloured with a blue copic marker.  The front parts shimmer and the back parts have a matt blue look.  I attached the flowers and then added black pearls to the centers.

May 9, 2014

Orchid Birthday Card

I made this card for Simon Says Stamp's Spring Flowers challenge.

I started out by stamping the Clearly Besotted Stamps orchid on white cardstock with versamark ink.  I then heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I carefully dabbed two shades of purple ink on the flower petals, leaving the edges white.  Then I coloured the stem with a light green copic marker and did some shadowing with a light blue copic marker.

To finish the card I added a piece of purple ribbon and stamped Happy Birthday.

May 8, 2014

Arigato Sushi

I've wanted a good sushi stamp set for ages, so when I saw Lawn Fawn's Let's Roll, I knew I had to get it.  My husband LOVES sushi, as do several other people I know.  

I was going for a simple design here, so I started out by stamping my sushi on the cardstock with the add in faces, and the sentiment.  I wanted something a little extra as it seemed too plain, so die cut the panels out of Japanese paper (I stamped the flowers on the gold flecked paper using the same stamp set).  I coloured the sushi, used pop dots to add the panels and then put in some heart stickers for a cute effect. 

May 2, 2014

Dancing Cat Best Wishes

This was a quick, easy card to make.  I stamped the kitty, stamped the sentiment, and added a piece of gold glitter ribbon.