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.
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.
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!
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 :)
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.
Lovely As A Tree by Stampin' Up currently holds the spot of "my favorite set for fall cards" and this image in particular. I love how this looks with chalks rubbed directly on to the cardstock; they blend together so well. I used the Top Note die to frame the image and then mounted it onto a piece of Tangerine Tango cardstock. For the lower half, I added a layer of More Mustard cardstock to bring in some more color and help frame the image. Then I used a piece of Chocolate Chip ribbon and a ribbon slide to separate the two. The sentiment is from PTI's Up,Up, and Away set and is stamped in Chocolate Chip.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the fall :)
Are you enjoying the fall? I sure am; I went through a corn maze last weekend :) So I was inspired to make this classic fall card. The pumpkin image is from an old SU set called Fall Whimsy and I used watercolor crayons to color it in. I added some texture to the background by stamping SU's Linen background stamp and Close to Coco ink. The edge of the Pumpkin Pie paper strip was cut using MFT's wavy edge die. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Up, Up, and Away set.