Sunday, May 26, 2013

Colorful Numbers

I bought several stencils recently and am having fun experimenting with them including this numbers stencil by Clear scraps. For this card I used three different colors of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Jack Frost, Cranberry Zing, Yellow Daisy and sprayed different sections of the card. I like how the colors blended some to add even more color and interest. Then all I had to do was wait for the ink to dry and then stamp my birthday sentiment in black and I was done! So fun and easy! I know I will be getting lots of use out of this one :)

Monday, May 13, 2013

Mother's Day Nature

Hope everyone had a happy Mother's Day. I certainly enjoyed spending the day with my Mom and this is the card I created for her this year. I was going through an older file of card ideas and found this one by Mary Fish. I used several different SU sets, mostly retired, for the nature theme images. The N is from the Morning Post alpha set (really loving this one :) The images are stamped in Mellow Moss on Very Vanilla cardstock, then punched out with a 1 1/4" square punch, and laid out onto a Perfect Plum card base. I added a brad to the center of the big flower to give the card a bit of dimension.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Vintage Butterfly

I'm getting more comfortable with creating vintage style cards, but I still keep going back to a more clean and simple design so I found a happy compromise with this card. The idea came from the "I have a dream" card on page 14 of this year's 365 Cards special issue of PaperCrafts. I used SUs butterfly die and some vintage script style cardstock to create the butterfly and then added an SU vintage collection brad to the center. The sentiment is from a Unity Stamp Co. set called Brave Girl Boots and is stamped in Not Quite Navy ink (I'm so disappointed that SU is retiring this color; I use it all the time!) Finally, I drew a border around the card with a Chocolate Chip marker. And there you have it :)