Tuesday, March 31, 2015

spring thank you

Just thought I would post this quick little card I made…it ended up being a cute little square(ish) card cause I need to chop off the bottom half cause I wasn't happy with it…and didn't want to waste or start from scratch!

When making this card I also too a look on my desk to see if there was anything I could salvage. I had this grey cardstock already stamped with the pinstripes in a grey as well…so I took some scrap white card stock i had laying around and stamped the flowers and leaves!! Cut them out by hand arranged them on the card then did some stamping around it!! pretty easy peasy!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

sending sunshine

I think spring is finally among us!! The snow is almost gone, lots of puddles for the kids to splash in…so I thought I would pull out this super cute set from Wplus9 to celebrate!!!

This card is not my typical go to kind of card but how could you not love all the elements used for it to come together!!!!  Originally I had used the stencil on the whole white piece but I really didn't like it going out onto the scalloped edge so I die cut that piece out!!! After I had done that the card just came together. I die cut the sunshine and inked some tumbled glass distress ink. I ended up having some of the yellow still on my fingers from the sunburst but the colour combo was just to pretty…I did the same mixture for the back panel as well!!! After the ink was on the sunshine I knew it needed some wink of stella, cause really what card doesn't need a little glitter!! I die cut the clouds out of white and vellum, however I only used the white ones for this card. I needed to decide on placement for all the pieces so I played around a bit…once I got everything just right I wanted that sunshine to stand out even more! I proceeded to die cut 3 more out and glue them all together. Once everything was adhered to the card I got out the good ol glossy accents, went over the sunshine as well as the cloud outlines!!! And thats pretty much all there is to this card!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Paper: white
Ink: tumbled glass and squeezed lemonade distress inks, black 
Stamps: sending sunshine
Accessories: sunshine layers die, wink of stella clear, glossy accents, sunburst stencil stampin up

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

partial die cut mom

Hey Everyone!! Hope everyones good today!! Here some more cards from the latest Online Card Class…I'm really liking these fun interactive cards!

It took  me a while to find the right die, in the video Julie Ebersole said that block letters work the best with this technique…however I don't have any big enough in my stash….but this one actually worked out really well, probably cause its all one  height. i did have to cut out the the space under the letters to make it proper tho!! (easy peasy with that good ol craft knife). I decided to use patterned paper for the card instead of stamping. I had an idea in  mind of how I wanted it to look and this was the easiest way for me to achieve that!!  

Anyway hope you enjoy and I hope you had as much fun in class as I did!! Thanks for stopping by!!


Ink: black
Paper: white, patterned paper retired sale a brations from last year, calypso coral 
Accessories: mom die, wink of stella clear pen, crystal effects

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Peek a boo

Hey everyone! Hope you're all doing good today!! So todays card is a combo of my weekly Clean and Simple sketch and some Online Card Class fun!!! Hope you like!!!

Was a super fun card to make!! So quick and easy and just many fun dies you could use for the peek a boo window!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Paper: white, black,  patterned paper from March 2014 Simon Says stamp card kit
Ink: black archival ink
Stamps: hand lettered hello
Accessories: pretty pink posh sequins, white embossing powder, butterfly die stampin up!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

botanical bunch

This card came together after looking on my desk and seeing this image stamped in black and already on the panel…I looked at it and thought that could make a super elegant yet super simple card!! And I must say, thats exactly how it turned out!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Paper: white, basic grey
Ink: black
Stamp: botanical bunch, fresh cut florals
Accessories: wink of stella, sunshine layer die

Saturday, March 7, 2015

botanical colouring

Happy weekend everyone!! I decided to take some me time and attempt to craft. Its been a while since I've had some dedicated time to do that. Got to say it feels good getting back at it again

For todays card I thought I would finally attempt to colour. Honestly this is my very first go at it. I'm sure with more practice I will get better!!! (or I hope to anyway)

Due to the fact I'm not a colourer, I don't really have many stamps that are good for doing so! I recently did a Wplus9 order and loved this botanical set!! Saw many possibilities (most with water colouring if I'm being honest) and knew it had to be added to my collection. I also knew that I wanted to pop up the bigger flowers….

I started off stamping the image and colouring the flowers then cut them out. After that I die cut the white card stock and restamped the image on there and proceeded to colour as well. Once that was all done I too the flowers I had cut out added some wink of stella to the middle and bumped them up with some foam tape. Once that was all together I then added some glossy accents…I also stamped the sentiment on there too!! Cant forget that! Once I completed the white panel I then die cut the black scalped edge piece added I then glued the white card stock to it. I went back and forth on a pink or purple card base and once that was decided I then popped up the black with some foam tape. 

Considering it was my first time colouring the card all in all didn't take me to long to make!! And even tho my husband says it looks like a grandma card I'm pleased with the outcome!!! Hope you do to!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Paper: white, black, pink pirouette 
Ink: MFT black ink
Stamps: botanicals bunch, strictly sentiments 4
Accessories: SU blenadabilities; wild wasabi, pink pirouette, wisteria wonder, sunshine layers dies, wink of stella, glossy accents