August 14, 2015

Angels are Friends... card

A friend of mine recently visited from out of town.  I normally have to send her cards I can mail, so I thought I'd do something a little less small and flat.  The card actually turned out so big it wouldn't fit in any of the envelopes I had!

As with most of my cards I started with the stamped image.  I wanted the angel and dove to sparkle a bit and so stamped them on a glossy cardstock and cut them out with a Spellbinders die.  The sentiment was masked and stamped (so it's on two lines rather than one).

I used a large square white cardstock for the card base, layered a piece of black cardstock and put a top layer of patterned paper with some flowers and curliques.

I die cut the window frame out of gold parchment paper, and the greenery on my Silhouette.  The purple flowers were punched and have glitter glue in their centers.  I also added a few pieces of fishing wire with some beads on the end.

July 31, 2015

Have a Fabulous Day

Sorry for the dark photo.  I started this card with a cream base and die cut two layers, one from patterned paper and one from a slightly darker cream paper.  I stamped a frame on the patterned paper (note to self, stamp first, then die cut to get it properly centered).  I stamped the sentiment on the upper layer and sponged ink around it.  To put it together I wrapped some ribbon around the first layer, lacing it through the upper layer, which I used pop dots to attach.  Then I glued the whole thing onto the base.  To finish the card I added some purple punched butterflies.  

July 24, 2015

Christmas in July - Winter Scene

I made this card to try out a new Spellbinders die set I bought to frame scenes, Regal Frame.  I started with a piece of glossy paper.  I die cut the frame and left the die in place to keep the edges ink free.  I then used a ripped piece of paper to help me ink a hill.  I stamped the cabin, snowman, trees and sleigh and then used different shades of blue ink to the page.

I die cut a darker blue frame for layering and added some light blue snowflakes.  Once the card was layered on the white card base, I dded some white gel pen snowflakes.

July 17, 2015

With Deepest Sympathy card

Sorry for the long hiatus.  I hadn't intended to be away from card crafting for so long, but my other blog and trip plans started taking up more and more time so...  And then when I started making cards again I was too lazy to photograph them and blog about them.  I'm hoping to get back to posting one or two cards a week.

This is a card I made a while back.  I stamped the vase, sentiment and shelf in black in, and the flowers in grey.  I then scribbled some pink water based marker on my stamp block and used a water brush to apply it to the flowers.  As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to the vase (which looks great and gives the card some dimension but warped the page a bit).

April 7, 2015

Birthday Flowers Card

I'm submitting this card to Simon Says Stamp's Birthday Challenge as well.  I used a stamp positioner to make sure everything went on straight as I used a set of rubber stamps for this (as opposed to clear stamps).  I stamped the shelf, then the vase, the sentiment and finally the flowers.  I coloured in the petals and used a bit of yellow glitter glue for the centres.  A quick card but I like how it looks.

April 5, 2015

Flowery Easter Card

If you celebrate Easter, I wish you a very happy one, with lots of chocolate. ;D

I started this card by carefully laying the flower die on the unmarked fold line of the card.  It pops up over the fold line when it's cut.  I then scored and folded the card base.  I coloured the stamped image using spectrum noir markers and die cut it out.  I cut a small printed panel and attached some purple ribbon to it, lacing it through the die cut frame before attaching it behind the panel.  Finally I stamped Happy Easter.

April 2, 2015

SSS Challenge's 6th Birthday.

Sorry for the lack of posts lately.  I've had several other time consuming projects come up and haven't had much time for card crafting.

This is a birthday card I made to celebrate Simon Says Stamps Challenge's 6th 'birthday'.  I've enjoyed entering their challenges a lot the past few years.

I stamped the two frames and the sentiment (I stamped off the 'Happy' so the words would be visible despite the overlap) and then die cut them out.  I die cut the bottom of my card base and then the patterned panel.  I added some ribbon and then layered the die cuts on top, finishing off with a punched butterfly (with some glitter pen for accent).