Sunday, August 17, 2014

Label love birthday card




I was inspired by this card I found on Pinterest to create this birthday card for a friend at work. She loves purple and butterflies. I know, this is SU! Rich Razzleberry but I was shocked to discover I do not have much in the way of selection of purple card stock. She still loved it. There is a lot going on with this card, embossing, stamping, punching, twine and rhinestones. Lots of little details. I really enjoyed making it. 


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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Yippee-Skippee! cards





I'm slowly getting back into my creative routine. Slowly. These cards are for a gift set for a friend who loves butterflies. So I pulled out my SU! supplies and got some Pin-spiration, and I was off and running.

Above is made with SU! Rich Razzleberry as the primary color.



Changed this one up with Melon Mambo.


This one is my favorite SU! color, Daffodil Delight.



More Rich Razzleberry.



And Melon Mambo.



Last but not least, Daffodil Delight again.

I used the SU! embossing folder on the smaller card stock butterflies as well as the white card stock background. I hope she likes these cards, more importantly I hope she send them out to friends and family because that's what its all about.



This is my Pepper inspecting my photo box and OttLite. She's my lil helper. Not so little anymore.


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Thursday, July 31, 2014

My excuses and Sunburst technique cards



So, I have been away from my blog for a LONG while. I have good excuses. A trip of a lifetime I was able to take with my mom. It was amazing. We loved it. England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland and back to England in 15 days. I have been home for nearly three weeks now. It took a while to settle back in, to family and home, not to mention work. Ugh! So my crafting mojo was even slower to return. But here I am.

Above is Edinburgh Castle. Mom and I both agree, Edinburgh, Scotland was our favorite location we visited. Such an amazing city and country. And the people, so kind and devoted to their city and country. But they love sharing her with us.



Here is Stonehenge. I believe we took roughly 300 photos that day. The way they have the area set up is amazing. You walk 360 degrees around it and in some places you get very near the stones. Just awe inspiring. The hard work, determination and ingenuity of ancient people. Simply amazing.



The Roman Baths in Bath, England. Another jaw dropping moment. The craftsmanship and details in such and ancient creation. Stunning.


My first castle of many. It stole my heart. Cardiff Castle in Cardiff, Wales. 


And Wow! Just Wow!!! York Minster. Words can not describe. Inside and out just a stunning display of beauty. I just can not hardly believe how old things are there and how well preserved and all the detail work done by hand in a pre-technological age. Everyday I was BLOWN away. 



Not that I am done with extolling the crafts of ancient places, but on to something more modern for the moment.

I have seen several of these sunburst type cards lately. I love the look, using a whole paper packet is great for variety and makes it easy on coordination. I followed this Youtube video and several pictures for additional decorating ideas. I embossed the piece after gluing all of the triangles to the scrap of paper.



All of these were made with CTMH paper sample sheets, of discontinued paper packs.



I added stamped sentiments.



Layered on some crocheted ribbon and different shades of bakers twine.



These cards are simple yet striking.



Such an easy technique and the look is so different because of the patterns selected.



A masculine card.



A neutral card. The possibilities are endless. Enjoy.



Find inspiration everywhere! Go... Create something fun & fabulous. Enjoy!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Neon tie dye cards gift set




I made this set of cards as a gift for a high school graduate, in hopes she will enjoy using them to keep in touch with friends as they go off to different colleges.



In this picture I hope you can see a little better the Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist in Pearl, that I spritzed all over the front of each card.



These were all sponged with my new favorite ink, Hero Arts Neons.



The CTMH sentiments were all stamped using the VersaFine Black ink pad.



I used my birthday present from my sweet mom, the EK Success flower punch to punch from black cardstock.



Adding a Queen & Co. Twinkle Goosebumps bling to the center of each flower.



Layer all the card tops onto black cardstock.



Attach all those to a card base, and BaZiNgA! Bright and cheery note cards to write in and keep in touch with friends.


This is the package of Glimmer Screens. I had purchased these last year at our local Scrapbook Expo, and just now got around to trying them all. It's love! Although they market them for use with their glimmer mists, I like the bolder look of sponged ink, personally. I just used a small amount of Dawn dish soap on my palm and my fingertips to clean the ink off each screen when I was done.



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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Sponged inks over stencil cards



These are created using Tattered Angels Glimmer screens and various VersaFine inks sponged over the top.




I stamped CTMH sentiments using VersaFine Onyx Black ink. Another new ink pad I am really loving. It makes a very crisp and bold impression.



I added some punched spiky circles behind coordinating colors of gems. 


This shot is to show the Glimmer Mist I sprayed over the finished sponged image. The camera flash catches the shimmer better. They are very pretty in the natural light. 



And for fun I thought I would share my sweet Thor, who wanted in on the photo shots. He's such a sweet helper.

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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Neon Petite Petals card





I was inspired to make these cards by this card on Pinterest. I recently ordered these stamps and coordinating punch from SU! and thought they would be perfect to recreate this card for myself. I still have my Hero Arts Neon stamp pads on my work station so I decided to use them also. 




The sentiments used for both of these cards are from the CTMH You Are My Happy set. I used my decades old Creative Memories wavy cutting board to cut the black cardstock. It was very dusty, because it had been so long since I last used it. Add some Queen & Co. rhinestones and they are all done.


Find inspiration everywhere! Go... Create something fun & fabulous. Enjoy! 
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