Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Antique Bicyle


For this clean and simple masculine card I used the antique bicycle image from SU's Feeling Sentimental set and a sentiment from their Sincere Salutations set stamped with Vintage Photo Distress ink along with a piece of patterned paper from a pack that I received for free a few years ago when I attended CKC Manchester. For some trim, I added a strip of Always Artichoke cardstock attached with vintage brads. Quick and simple :) Can't wait for the weather to warm up so I can take a bike ride!
Happy Spring

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sheet Music Snowflake


Because the winter is still hanging on here in New England, I thought this card was a fitting one to share. I have recently discovered Mona Pendleton's blog and am fascinated by her many mixed media creations as well as her overall style, and this card was inspired by her work. I started by adding a coat of shimmer paint to a piece of sheet music and then layered it on an Almost Amethyst background. Then I die cute a large snowflake, spritzed it with shimmer mist, added a piece of glitter paper to the center, and attached it to the card with a large rhinestone brad. I punched strips of Pistachio Pudding cardstock with my favorite border punch and used them to frame the design. Lastly, for my sentiment, I used Verve's Merry Wishes set and added a little rhinestone in the corner for one more layer of bling.
Thanks for the inspiration Mona!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Minty Friend






Today's card is one that I ended up creating in two stages and just recently decided on how to finish. I started out with SU's pistachio pudding as my card base and added strips of cardstock and patterned paper in various shades of pink and grey. But then I couldn't decide how to finish it. So I set it aside until Valentine's day inspired me to use the heart image and sentiment from SU's retired Love You Much set along with a corduroy button and some rhinestones.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Warm Wishes to You


With all this cold weather, sharing this recently created card seemed appropriate not only because of the big snowflake centerpiece but also because of the nice warm sentiment from Verve's Merry Wishes set. The snowflake is an older SU/Sizzix die cut that I spritzed with some Tattered Angel's glimmer mist for some subtle sparkle. I then layered it on a piece of pink glitter cardstock by American Crafts that was die cut using MFT's circle stack. This glitter paper is so pretty and fun; it looks like candy. This was then mounted to my Pistachio Pudding colored card base. For the sentiment, I used Night of Navy and white embossing powder and then created a border for it with a white gel pen. A few rhinestones completed the sparkle.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Humphrey Girls


In the spirit of friendship and Valentine's day, I have a cute little card to share that was created using the sweet image from the Friends Forever set which is part of the Humphrey's Corner Collection. My colors are from SU's In Colors - Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding. I punched a few hearts and colored over some of them with a Wink of Stella glitter pen. Love this super cute image!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Shreddin' Birthday


Happy New Year everyone! Since most of us are trying to recover from the recent snow storm and cold temps, I wanted to share this card made with the super fun Snowboard Boy set by MFT and the Falling Snow stencil by Simon Says Stamp. I dabbed white acrylic paint onto the Midnight Muse cardstock using the stencil and then I created the "hill" by die cutting some white felt with MFT's snow drift die. The snowboarder is colored in with SU markers, Red Real and Pool Party then popped up on foam squares.
Have a fun weekend in the snow and try to stay warm :)

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christ Is Born


Hope everyone had a merry Christmas and you're taking some time to relax and recoup. My card for today is the main Christmas card that I sent out this year. One layer cards are always my goal because they are the easiest to reproduce and the large images in this retired set by Stampin' Up! called "Christ is Born", helped quite a bit. Even though I've had this set for awhile now, I still love it, especially the font used for "Christ is Born." To create the card, I used Sahara Sand for the cardstock base, stamped the poinsettias in white ink and added a rhinestone to the centers, then stamped the sentiment in Cranberry Crisp. To finish the card and soften the edges, I used white acrylic paint in a sponge tip dabber by Adirondack Ink.