Monday, October 19, 2015

Hello, Cupcake

I created this card to send to my niece in a care package after she spent some time with us this summer. I die cut the "hello" and used tiny type black letters to spell out the "cupcake". I think they are some very old Making Memories letters that I had stocked up on at Michael's. The cupcake and bear are from Mama Elephant and I used a masking technique to get the bear to appear as if he is sitting on top of the icing. I Copic colored him and added some Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to the icing for some shimmer. The border was cut out of glitter paper using a punch that also embossed. The entire panel was foam taped to the front of a white die cut card base.

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Hero Arts and Distress Ink

I told you I was making a ton of shaker cards lately. This one is using distress inks to create a blended background to resemble a night sky. I stamped and Copic colored the Hero Arts image and added google eyes for a bit of a whimsical touch. The sequins are a homemade mix of Pretty Pink Posh solid colors. I put foam tape on the back of the purple panel and tied it with a bow. The panel was then adhered to a stitched cut card front.

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Friday, October 9, 2015

Cedar Lane

I have been in a shaker card making frenzy lately. My latest creation is using the new Pink Paislee Cedar Lane paper collection and the Lawn Fawn leaf dies. I used the dies to make my own confetti with the pattern papers from the Cedar Lane 6x6 paper pad. I inked and curled the edges of the two larger leaves for the outside of the window and placed them on a bed of gold twine. The heat embossed fall sentiment is from

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

You Have My Heart

It is no secret that I adore stamping and I am always looking for a way to stretch my stamps even further. I was trying to figure out a way to stamp out a background without using the whole stamp and avoid getting those harsh lines. I decided to try inking only some of the stamp and then taking a damp baby wipe and blotting off the edges of the stamp removing a bit more ink and softening the look. I stamped this image twice next to each other to create the background going across the page. I love the way it turned out. I was able to treat it just like it was a layer of pattern paper and build my layout right on top of it.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Lawn Fawn Birthday

This is the time of year that I seem to need a ton of birthday cards. I always say that this year I will be on top of it, but that just never seems to be the case. I needed a quick card to send out during the middle of the week. I have been wanting to use these new Flirty Frames stamp set from Lawn Fawn and that adorable little bird was just calling my name, so off I went to make this cute, colorful card for a special birthday girl.


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Monday, December 29, 2014

Just A Few More

Stopping by to share just a few more cards that I made to send to my niece for the Christmas season.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A New Look

I have been toying around with the idea of a blog update for some time now. I am not much of a computer techy person so this was not as easy as it may have seemed for me. I wanted something to reflect the person I am. I like simple, clean lines and just a touch of whimsy. I searched Etsy for pre-designed blogs and I decided on a shop call The Blog Shop. Citra was such a wonderful person to work with and she gave me exactly the type of look I was going for. I may still have a few tweeks here and there, but nothing major. I am hoping that this new look will help me want to blog more in 2015.

Ok, onto more fun stuff. Today I want to share a birthday card that I made for my sister. (Happy Birthday, Nikki!) I used deli paper and stamped it with Memento black ink. Once dried, I sprayed it with three colors of Distress Sprays and blended the colors with water. I stamped the image using black ink and colored it in using Copic markers. I added some clear Wink of Stella to the cupcake icing for a bit of sparkle. I then used the coordinating dies to cut my images out and added foam tape to the pieces for dimension.