Friday, October 3, 2014

Happy World Card Making Day!

Hello everyone. Isn't this such a fun day?! I plan to do lots of blog hopping and card making today. My card to share with y'all is a totally fun, fall card I made using MFT's DC Thankful Leaves stamp set and several SU inks - Crushed Curry, Always Artichoke, Pumpkin Pie, and Cherry Cobbler. A few of the veins and the Birthday sentiment (a single stamp by SU) were stamped with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I also used my ink blending tool to go around the edges and across the front of the card with more Vintage Photo to give a bit of a distressed look to the Very Vanilla cardstock. For a finishing touch, I added some brads to ground and highlight the sentiment.
Thanks for stopping by and Happy World Card Making Day!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Swell Birthday Dude

I'm really enjoying the warm, summery weather that has finally arrived :) So when i was asked to make a birthday card for a 6 year old boy, I immediately pulled out this Surfer Dude set by MFT. To create the beach scene, I used a piece of Bashful Blue cardstock as my base and then layered Tempting Turquoise pieces cut with MFT's wavy edge die to look like water along with a piece of sandpaper cut with one of MFT's Snow Drift dies for the sandy shore. To create the sun and cloud, I used the Make A Scene stencil by Simon Says Stamp along with embossing paste for dimension and texture. This was super fun to create and I really like how it turned out!
Thanks for stoppin' by :)

Thursday, May 29, 2014

You're Super!

Hello again everyone. My sister just got married a few weeks ago so I took a break from stamping to help. I just purchased this new stamp set from MFT called You're Super; isn't it so cute! My new step niece has a birthday coming up and she's really into Spiderman so I thought of her as soon as I saw the set. For help with the layout and design of my card, I went to MFT's Pinterest board for this set and found some wonderful ideas! To create my card, I stamped the cityscape with Versafine black ink which does such an amazing job at coverage and detail. For the coloring, I used Stampin' Up!'s markers - Daffodil Delight, Real Red, and Tempting Turquoise. For the little stars, I used SU's silver metallic marker to make them shine. I fussy cut the Super cloud and popped it up with a foam square and colored over it with my Wink of Stella pen. Such a fun set; I know I'll be getting a lot of use out of it.
Have a super day!

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.