Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Color Bursts and Gesso

 Today I'm sharing two cards I made to play along with a couple challenges that feature alphabet letters and sentiments!

For my first card I sprinkled a bit of Ken Oliver's Colorburst (in Lime Green) onto watercolor paper, spritzed it with water and heat set it. I then laid my Lace Stencil (Tim Holtz) over the corners and applied gesso. The extra large sentiment is cut using the Sizzix letter set Nouveau and a few gold sequins accent the corners.
For my second card, I laid the lace stencil (Tim Holtz idea-ology) over my watercolor paper, tapped out a bit of lime green color burst, spritzed and then dried it with my heat gun. This simpler card has a tiny baker's twine bow across the top and the oversized sentiment in the bottom corner.
These cards were fairly quick to make and remind me of springtime when everything starts turning green again--can't wait!

This post linked to:
The Paper Players - Use a sentiment as your focal point
Less Is More - Alphabet
Allsorts Challenge - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Monday, February 20, 2017

Pocket Card

Today I’m sharing a lovely little pocket card I created for the CropStop Blog
DIRECTIONS: Step One: Cut a piece of kraft cardstock into a 4.25 x 9.75 inch strip.  Step Two: Score at 4.25 inch mark (with Scor-Buddy) fold on scored line.  Step Three: Sew or glue the sides to form a pocket for your mini card to fit in.
I decorated my envelope using The Blue Barn paper stack from The Paper Studio, a pretty Burlap Poinsettia from Petaloo, a lace bow, and an All Occasion Sentiment (Heartfelt Creations) stamped in Aged Mahogany (Distress Ink) on a Beaded Oval Die Cut from Spellbinders.
 Across the top of my pocket I stamped the fence stamp (Prima) in Aged Mahogany (Distress Ink) and added a embroidered lace punched border (Martha Stewart).
 My little (5 x 3.5 inch) card features matching paper from The Blue Barn paper stack (The Paper Studio), another punched lace border, a stamped rooster from the Rustic Rooster (Stampin’ Up) set, a navy burlap string bow, and a strip of pearls in the top left corner.  I also used some Antique Linen (Distress Ink) to lightly stamp the fence stamp over the rooster image.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this fun way to create a decorative pocket for your cards. I’d love to see your take on this technique, so drop by our CURRENT CHALLENGE and link up!

This post linked to:
Allsorts Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ - Handmade Bow (behind the burlap flower and on the mini card)
Ooh La La Creations - Die Cuts
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Friday, February 17, 2017

It's a Boy!

Today I'm sharing a baby card and matching glassine bag envelope I made for a friend who recently had a baby boy!
I decorated the card and bag with matching baby print papers from my stash. The little deer came from  Pretty Grafik Design on Etsy. I bought the digi set a couple years ago to use in decorating for my great nephew's 1st birthday party! I forgot I had it till I pulled out these baby print papers and realized it match them perfectly!
 Supplies and Tools:
Glassine Bag, Nana's Nursery Paper Stack (DCWV), Baker's Twine, Buttons, Deer Graphic, Doily, Welcome Baby Die (Provo Craft), Vellum Sentiment

This post linked to:
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Celebrations
Craft-Dee BowZ  - Must include handmade bow
Crafty Creations Challenge - Anything Goes

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Heidi Swapp Stencils

Today I'm sharing two clean and simple cards I made with Heidi Swapp stencils and a few little die cuts.
I added a few drops of re-inker to my water-filled mini mister to make a colored spray to use with these fun designs.
A few die cut flowers and sequins add some "pop" to the cards without taking away from the CAS look.
Supplies and Tools:
White/Black/Pink/Blue Cardstock, Frames Stencils (Heidi Swapp), Mini Mister, Magenta/Blue Re-inkers (Ranger), Paper Clip, Sequins, 3-D Drop-Ins Framelets (Sizzix), Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug - Provo Craft)

This post linked to:
("Season of Love" - i.e.products from companies you love )
I use flowers, sizzix dies, Ranger inks, and Cuttlebug embossing folders all the time!
(Die Cuts)
(Anything Goes)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Masculine Vintage

Today I'm sharing a clean and layered card I created in with a masculine vintage theme. I used several Tim Holtz stamps and a fun embossed mini notebook page to create a collage on my distressed kraft panel.
Supplies and Tools:
White/Kraft Cardstock, The Journey (Tim Holtz), Curious Possibility (Tim Hotlz), Typewriter (Stampabilities), Vintage Stamp (Hampton Art), Aged Mahogany/Fired Brick/Ground Espresso Distress Ink (Tim Holtz), Journal Cards Embossing Folder (Couture Creations), Twine

This post linked to:
(Anything Goes)

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Little Miracle

 Here's another way to use those free button cards I posted yesterday. I sent this sweet baby card to some very special friends who are expecting their 1st little miracle later this year! So exciting!!
Since I didn't know what the gender was when I sent this card with my congratulations gift I used both pink and blue roses on the button card.
To color my sentiment, I die cut it in watercolor paper and dabbed my distress ink pads over it. I then misted it with water and heat set it with my embossing gun.

Supplies and Tools: 
Circular Grid Embossing Folder (Anna Griffin), Watercolor Paper, Distress Inks, Free Button Card Printable, 3D Rose Die (Sizzix), Mini Mister, Heat Embossing Gun, Ribbon, Welcome Baby Die (Provo Craft)

This post linked to:
Wordart Wednesday
(Anything Goes)

Craft-Dee BowZ
(must include a handmade bow)
Ooh La La Challenge
(Die Cuts)


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