Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Diffused Birthday Wishes

I told you I would be back with another card!  This is another one that I will be doing in one of my classes.  I recently bought the embossing diffuser by Sizzix and I love the effect you get!!  Too cool!  This really is a very clean and simple card and took no time at all to put together.  I used a pretty embossing folder from Darice and the oval shape that comes in the diffuser pack.  The large sentiment from Papertrey Ink packs a punch!  I added some washi tape at the top and the bottom, tied some fun embroidery thread around the card and added some gold sequins and that was that!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!!



embossing diffuser by sizzix
stamp by papertrey ink
washi tape, sequins, embroidery thread from stash

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Thinking of you

It has been a while since I posted anything, so I thought I would jump on and share a card that I will be teaching in one of my upcoming card classes.  This one uses a fun stencil from Simon Says Stamp and some gel medium.  I also reached for some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.  I haven't played with that in forever!  I thought this would make a good thinking of you card or even a nice sympathy card.  I like to keep some sympathy cards on hand, as I find them hard to make when I need them.

The butterflies were punched out of glossy cardstock and colored using some alcohol inks.  I adhered the main panel onto a black card base.

That's it for now.  I hope to be back tomorrow with another card to share!



stamp:  four you by stampin up
stencil by simon says stamp
gel medium by faber castell
glimmer mist by tattered angels
butterfly punch by martha stewart
alcohol inks by ranger

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Wishing You A Lovely Day

Hi, I hope you have had a wonderful weekend.  The weather here in Viriginia has been lovely this weekend!  Close to 80 degrees and sunny!  I feel like we went from winter straight to summer.  I am hoping we get some more spring like weather this week.

I am sharing another of the cards that we made in my card class this month.  I like to play around and experiment with different products and see what happens.  I picked up some sparkle texture by Martha Stewart at Michael's the other week and wanted to see what I could do with it.  I first colored a white piece of cardstock using some distress ink with my ink blending tool.  Then I used a pretty damask stencil by Donna Downey and rubbed some of the sparkle texture through it.  It is very thick and grainy, but it looks lovely.  I scraped off the excess and removed the stencil.  The bird and branch is a punch by Stampin' Up.  I colored my pieces using distress ink and then rubbed on some sparkle textued using my fingers.  The sentiment if from Papertrey Ink and the frame stamp is by Fiskars.  I popped the bird and the sentiment frame up.

I sponged on some vintage photo ink over the raised areas to give it a vintage feel.  I am really happy with how this came out and I will be on the look out for more fun supplies to use on my cards.  The sparkle texture can be found in the Martha Stewart paint section in Michaels.

Hope you all have a great week!!



Damask Hello

Hello!!  It's been a few days since I posted a card and I wanted to share this happy hello card that was one of the cards that we made in my card class this month. We have had a long winter here in Virginia and this yellow and white damask just screams spring to me.  I paired it with some pretty silver shimmer paper, gray paper and some fun silver embroidery thread that was fun to fray!  I added the hello die cut from Papertey Ink and a few dew drops and that was it!  Fun, happy, done!!

Sorry the lighting on this one is horrible!!  It is much prettier and springier, (is that even a word, lol?) in real life!

I hope spring has sprung where you live!  Tomorrow we are supposed to get more of the same!  It makes me happy!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I hope to be back soon with another card.  I have a bunch made, I just need to take photos and edit them.



hello die by papertrey ink
silver shimmer paper by recollections
yellow and white damask by recollections

Monday, April 7, 2014

Dry Embossed Hello

It is a wet, dreary day here in Virginia.  What better way to spend my time on a day like this than to play in my crap room!  I have several card classes this week and have been doing lots of prep work for them, but I found time to play along with this week's CAS (clean and simple) challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  The challenge is to use dry embossing.  Not a problem, I have a TON of embossing folders and I just ordered a whole bunch of Anna Griffin embossing folders and dies from HSN.  They arrived the other day and they are GORGEOUS!!!!!  I should NOT be allowed to watch that channel!  Just sayin' lol!!!

I embossed a white panel of cardstock  and die cut the sentiment by Avery Elle out of gold pow paper.  I also die cut, stamped and popped my floral image from Pretty Peonies by Papertrey Ink.  You can't see it in the photo but I used  my wink of stella clear pen all over the flower and leaves.  Subtle but very pretty IRL.  I also just bought some fun silver and gold embroidery thread and used the gold on this card.

I had fun making this one and am happy with how it turned out!  Well hopefully the weather improves this week.  I have a new doggy that likes to go on nice long walks!!  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

This week's CAS challenge can be found here:



embossing folder by Anna Griffin
Pretty Peonies stamp set and die by PTI
Hello die by Avery Elle