Friday, January 29, 2016

You have my heart


Did I mention how much fun I'm having crafting again? I've got my mojo back. I will admit there are two cards I won't be posting because they just don't meet my standards and where the first two I did to get the juices flowing again. They are bad! I mean toss in the garbage, don't ever look at them again bad!

Anyway...today's card is the 3rd card I made after the two train wrecks I made. I was feeling the need to color and play with Gamsol. I don't play with these nearly as much as I should and now that I whipped them out I will be playing some more. 

The card base is a standard A2 card (4-1/4" x 5-1/2") made out of Early Espresso Cardstock. I layered some pattern paper from the American Crafts XOXO paper pad with a bright pink cardstock that I can't remember the name of :) 


For the image I stamped it with Stazon ink (it won't smear when coloring with Gamsol) on Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock. I did a lot of experimenting and searching for skin tones and hair colors. I liked this one the best, but will be playing more with different styles. 
Skin: Light Peach 927, Peach 939, Blush Pink 928; 
Hair: Dark Umber 947; Sepia 948, Espresso 1099, Black 935
Heart: Magenta 940
Dress: Rose Pale 1018
Shoes: Dark Umber 947, Black 935

I die cut some sticky back cork with my MFT Blueprints 13 die for the little heart. I pulled the set out for one of the not so nice cards and just grabbed the little cluster of hearts from the set to die cut. You can use any little small heart you have to die cut the cork. 
I think I might be on a bow kick. This is the 3rd card this week with a little bow. 


To finish off the card I added some enamel dots on the little hearts and the bow. I had fun making this one. 

Supplies:
Here are the supplies I used to make this card if you are interested in purchasing them for your own collection:




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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

1st Birthday Card


My beautiful great niece celebrated her 1st Birthday this past weekend. I can't believe she's a year old already. I made her a card with the Balloon Celebration Bundle set from Stampin' Up!. What I love about this set is you can layer up the balloon images or just use them individually like I did on this card.

The card is a standard A2 size card (4-1/4" x 5-1/2") made with a card base of So Saffron cardstock. I used my favorite Simon Says Stamps stitched rectangle dies to cut some older Lawn Fawn pattern paper, and with a smaller die from the same set I also cut some Neenah Solar White cardstock for the focal point of the card. I combined both the solid balloons and gradient style for the bouquet.


To finish off the card I stamped the sentiment from the Balloon Celebration set and backed it with Aqua Mist cardstock from Paper Trey Ink. The little #1 is die cut with Island Indigo cardstock using the Modern Numbers Die set from PTI. For a small amount of texture I also added a little yellow baker's twine bow.



I'm jumping on the Misti bandwagon and have pre-ordered the mini Misti stamp tool. I know already this is going to be great for lining up images on die cuts and with stamp sets that layer like this one. I'm terrible at layers and stamping straight. There is a larger version of the Misti that has been out for a while but I was convinced I didn't need it. I think I might have been wrong hehe. Is it March yet?


Supplies:
Here are the supplies I used to make this card if you are interested in purchasing them for your own collection:


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Monday, January 25, 2016

I{heart}U Valentine's Day Card

Hi Everyone,
It's so nice to be back to crafting. It's been months other than a few layouts here and there since I really sat down and played.

Today I have a card to share. I pulled out some supplies from my stash while I waited for a small order I placed at Stampin' Up! and made a cute 5-1/2" Valentine's Day card.

I used Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock as the base for my card, and stenciled it with white embossing paste to create a dot border on the side. It gave it nice texture and made the simple white background of the card base stand out more.



For the main focal point of the card, I used stitched circle dies by MFT and die cut pattern paper by American Crafts and a smaller white circle from the Neenah cardstock. Also from the same pattern paper pack I punched three hearts with coordinating colors and inked the edges with Pumice Stone Distress Ink. To finish it off I added a metal button, a little felt heart I die cut, and some May Arts Twine. The sentiment is stamped with a MFT stamp set and VersaFine Onyx Ink.

Supplies:
Here are the supplies I used to make this card if you are interested in purchasing them for your own collection:


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Disclaimer: I participate in an affilate program with Simon Says Stamps, Scrapbook.com, Cricut.com, Bluemoon Scrapbooking and Amazon. I receive a commission when products are purchased through the links provided at no additional cost to you.