Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Today's card is another Flip-It, using a die, ribbon, cardstock and patterned paper from Stephanie Barnard's Stamps of Life. I just love the little leaves on that paper! The stamped images are from The Greeting Farm. The little animals are so cute--I've been waiting to use this stamp set since summer!
Hope everybody's having a good week. I have a family member and also a close friend having surgery this week, so I'm a little anxious. Thought I'd post this card before it really gets hectic!
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Friday, September 18, 2015
Today's creation was made for my nephew, Quintin Baker. He had a birthday in August, right before my trip to California. I was so busy getting ready for my trip, I forgot all about it. Well, this nephew is very special to me, so I had to make up for it as soon as possible.
Flip-It dies are some of my favorites, so I picked that for my card for Quintin. The dies, card base, patterned paper and stamps came from Stamps of Life. I just love that tshirt set, and I like the grey and red together. The blank space on the right of the card is where I wrote a note to Quintin.
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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
The card was created with a stamp set by Gina K Designs called Fall Foliage. It's full of beautiful Fall stamps. This isn't a new stamp; rather, it's one I saw on sale when Gina had her Fall Specials. I've been resisting it for quite a while, and once the price dropped, I ordered it!
Since this is a new stamp set for me, and I've never used it before, I am entering this card to Darnell's NBUS ("Never-Before-Used-Stuff") card challenge. Please see her blog at: djkardkreations.com.
I used several different colors to stamp the Fall leaves onto ivory cardstock. Then I added a strip of Cranberry Tart cardstock layered with vellum after I heat embossed the sentiment. Finally, I added a wooden leaf tied with a bow right beside the sentiment.
This was a rather simple card to make but it doesn't really qualify as a CAS (Clean and Simple) style because there's little white space. I will probably send this to someone in my family sometime this Fall.
Now for the pictures from my trip:
Friends, cherish the time you have with your kids, no matter how old they are. I miss mine so bad it hurts sometimes. This trip will hold a special place in my heart for the rest of my life.
Sunday, September 6, 2015
The first thing I did to create this card was spray some ink over a Tim Holtz Stencil, which resulted in the light sun rays you see. After that, I had no clue what I was going to do with it, so I played around with some Distress Inks and then set it aside. With time, I discovered this die that cuts beautiful dainty flowers. I'm not sure who makes it since I don't have it with me, but I think it's from Simon Says Stamps. The same goes for the sentiment--not sure where that came from, but I like it!
To make sure the dainty flower die cuts would stick, I added Glossy Accents in the center and in the leaves. I really like that effect. Finally, with the advice from a dear friend, I added some bling so we'd have some more green showing. After layering onto black cardstock, I attached everything onto cardstock that had been distressed with the same colors.
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