Tuesday, January 20, 2015

thinking of you

I decided I better pull out the Simon Says Stamp card kit for this month before the new one arrives!!! Its such a lovely kit I can't wait to use it more!! 

I just love this colour combo!!! I really need to experiment more with some others but this one is so pretty to me!!!.. This card as per my usual was pretty quick to come together as well! I had my good ol craft mat out and smooshed the distress inks down, two side by side and one underneath. then spritzed it with water, added my watercolour paper to it and moved it side to side ever so slightly. I did want the colours to mix but not to much! Once it was dry I then added the drops of water to it so the ink would react, after that was dry I then added the sentiment and the stars from the stamp set of course spritzed it with shimmer mist adhered it to the card base….

Hope you like todays creation! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Paper: white card stock, water colour paper
Ink: broken china, picked raspberry, dusty concord distress inks
Stamps: hand lettered winter wishes
Accessories: stitched mats, shimmer mist

Monday, January 19, 2015

love potion!

Today I'm coming at you with some Valentines fun! A nice clean and simple card for you!!! That was super fun to make might I add! 

This card is pretty self explanatory as for how it came together!! I did some die cutting stamping adhering and called it good!!!! Hope you enjoy! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Paper: white
Ink: regal rose, real red SU
Stamps: love potion
Accessories: stitched mats, love potion die

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

shaped cards

Good day everyone!! So I had a moment last night to make some cards! I wanted to get inky so I pulled out those fabulous distress inks and went to town!! Well sort off…didn't get to adventurous with the colour combos but was fun non the less!! I was also inspired to do a circle card after seeing Kristina Werners the other day!!! Which then of course turned into making a square card to!

Gotta say making a different shape card then the good old standard size was fun!!! Will pull out the envelope punch board and make me some pretty envelopes to go with!!

For both cards all I did was apply 3 different distress ink colours to my craft mat, spritz with water and placed the water colour paper in it moved it around a little. Once it was dried I went back in to get some of the add more colour around on there. Once I was happy with all the spots I then took some water to pull the colour out some more…dried it with my heat gun then added the sentiment over top! And of course spritzed it with some shimmer cause you can never have enough shimmer in my books!!!! I then took out my dies and started die cutting away!  For the square card I die cut the sentiment a bit to small for my liking so I matted it onto anther square, and just took my distress ink and added colour around the edges… Put on a few sequins and called er good!!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Paper: water colour paper, white card stock
Stamps: make a wish
Ink: concord grape, broken chine, picked raspberry (circle card); crushed olive, squeezed lemonade, ripe persimmimmon (square card)
Accessories: framelits circle collection, framelits square collection (SU), shimmer mist, ppp sequins 

Monday, January 5, 2015

go on and celebrate!!

This year I've set some new goals for myself in my world of card making…one is to make some to do lists with different products or ideas I have!! One of the things I've wanted to do for some time now is make a card with stars…Its not a normal go to for me so I pulled out some stuff and went to town with stars!!!

This card was pretty quick to to do! My favourite kind!! I pulled out some distress ink colours I wanted then placed the star stencil over my card stock. Started with the lightest colour and went to the darkest. I wanted to keep it simple and the this big bold sentiment was the best way to add detail without adding a lot more to the card!! I did shimmer mist the card front (can't tell in picture unfortunately). After the sentiment was on there I thought it needed some different stars to add some interest so I took this little bundle from the same stamp set and stamped them in black! After wards added some sequins for a touch more detail, mounted it on some black card stock and this is the finished product!!! Hope you enjoy todays card! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Paper: white, black
Ink: squeezed lemoande, spiced marmelade, wild honey distress inks, black
Stamps: make a wish
Accessories: stars oh my stars stencil, pretty pink posh sequins, shimmer mist, blending tool

Saturday, January 3, 2015

its gonna be ok

Today I'm taking part in K & R designs challenge she has on  her blog!! Every week she has a Friday Inspiration File on Pinterest!! So for this challenge you are to go through the File pick something and case it!! For my card I'm casing Nichol Magourik, its an older card but one I've actually wanted to attempt for awhile now!!!

All the steps for this card are very similar to Nichols other than a different colour pallet and different accessories!! It was a quick card to put together!! and I like how it turned out!!! So make sure to swing over to Nichols blog for her video tutorial!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Paper: white, kraft
Ink: coastal cabana and bermuda bay SU, peacock feathers, evergreen borough, gathered twigs distress 
Stamps: love this 
Accessories: twine, shimmer mist, blending tool glossy accents, heart punch, fanciful feathers

Friday, January 2, 2015

oh butterfly!

I'm a sucker for all things butterfly!! I discovered this while labelling all my dies the other day!! Heres  a new one I recently got from Stampin Up! (available January 6th).  

My plan for this card was to make it look like stain glass behind the butterfly die! So I pulled out the water colours and went to town. Used some teal, purple, pinks green and a little bit of grey randomly on the paper (I made a total of 6 cards and they are all a little bit different in colour!) I just the grey panel then die cut the butterfly. Once that was done I then white heat embossed the sentiment underneath it. Once my water colour paper was dry I cut out a square and adheared it behind the opening of the butterfly. The first card I did I added a little wink of stella to the butterfly once I had adhered it. So for the rest I decided to shimmer mist them before had to make the process a little faster!! Once all that was done I added the panel to a white card base. 

Hope you enjoyed todays card!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Paper: white, basic grey, watercolour paper
Stamps: keep it simple: sympathy
Ink: versa mark ink
Accessories: butterfly thinlit dies, watercolour paint, wink of stella, shimmer mist, white embossing powder