Monday, February 20, 2017

Watercolored Flowers Card

 Hello there, Lisa Hoel here with a springy card to show you today. I know, I know, it has a Valentine's Day sentiment, but I made it at the beginning of the month. You could easily swap it for something more appropriate now. ;-)

I started by cutting both the card front and the flowers/vines from Ranger Mixed Media Heavystock Cardstock. After stamping and embossing the sentiment in the center, I arranged the flowers and vines around it and glued them down. This left me with a tone on tone design (which looked pretty cool on its own). I also stamped and embossed the stitching on the top and bottom.

 I did want to add some soft color to the card, so I used Distress Inks like watercolors. This is easy to do. Swipe an ink pad onto your craft sheet, wet your paintbrush (or use a waterbrush), pick up some color from your sheet and then loosely apply it to the flowers and vines.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope spring weather finds you soon. All our snow is melted but things aren't growing yet. Soon I hope!

AJVD Products Used:

Other Products Used:

Distress Ink - Bundled Sage, Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick;
Ranger Archival Ink - Plum, Pink Peony; Ranger Mixed Media Heavystock,
clear detail embossing powder, patterned cardstock

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Beautiful Posies

Hey y'all! Shelly, here!
Happy Friday!!

Today, I'm sharing a simple and sweet card with you. I was having some fun with some 'new to me' dies and just went went with the flow of things...I didn't know what my outcome was gonna be, though I think it all worked out good?! ;)

I started with die cutting my hoop, which I used some kraft cardstock and white cardstock for the center piece. After I did some easy stamping with my flower and leaves, then colored them in using markers. Once done, I used the matching dies with them. After having all my die cutting done, I started assembling everything together.

I chose to use a light blue card base for my card. Then added my hoop with flower in the middle. Now, I will say, I did struggle for a bit after that. I was trying to figure out what I was gonna do for a sentiment or was I just gonna leave it out?...Well, after some thinking, I thought using the 'beautiful' die would be the perfect touch for a sentiment. So I chose that with a dark blue cardstock (which I layered two times so it would stand out some the flower).

So what do you think?!...

AJVD products:

Hoop It Up die set

Pretty Posies stamp and die set

Beautiful Rose die set

Other supplies used:

White cardstock
Light Blue cardstock
Dark Blue cardstock
Kraft cardstock
Black ink

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Gift Card

Welcome! Today I have CAS card to share for St. Patrick's Day.

I used the Charming Spring and Summer Holidays Stamp and Die Set and the Mini Bag Mega Die Set.

The paper I used is single sided so I cut the Shamrock paper to line the inside of the Mini Bag.  I cut on the back side of the paper so it would align with the ridges of the Mini Bag.

I had planned on using the yellow shimmer paper for the top layer, but was a bit too yellow.  So I used a gold masking tape I picked up at the dollar store and washi tape.

I wrapped gold jewelry cording on the Mini Bag, added the green shimmer bow and attached the tag.
I stamped the sentiment with Prima's Color Philosophy ink pad Carrot, then used the circular tag die to cut.  I colored the tag with Tombow brush tip markers and added a bit of sparkle with Crafter's Companion Sparkle Clear Marker.

The sentiment reads, " Lucky, Lucky, Lucky to have a friend like you"

I hope you enjoyed the card and thank you for visiting today.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

make a wish...

Hello!!!  Rosemary here on the blog today.  I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine's day!!  I'm popping in today with a birthday card that I made using the Stitched Fringe Border die and the Daisy die set.
About a year ago I saw a card that the designer had covered with strips of fringed paper.  They used a die similar to the Stitched Fringe Border die and once I got my die I wanted to make a similar type of card.  But unfortunately I wasn't able to make the card I had in mind until now.  I started by die cutting some lovely rose gold polka dot paper from the My Mind's Eye Hooray 6x6 pad with the Stitched Fringe Border die three times.  The Daisy die set has three daisies so I cut one of each from another paper from the pad and then adhered them together with foam dots.  A little gold embellishment from the My Mind's Eye Yes, Please line was added to the center.  I layered all the fringe pieces on the card base and then tied some sheer green ribbon around the base.  The flower was added and then the sentiment from Birthday Art was stamped in VersaFine Vintage Sepia.   To finish I fluffed up the fringe a bit.  Love how this turned out!  Going to add this to the new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to use a flower or flowers.
A Jillian Vance Design products used:
Daisy Die
Stitched Fringe Border
Hope you have a wonderful day...
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

CAS Spring Bunny Card

Hello everyone... HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY to all of you! Love is an action, not just an adjective. So, let's share the love with those around you so they will know that they are loved.

Today, Helen is back again as guest designer and would love to share with you a clean-and-simple card.

I was hoping Spring to arrive soon when I created this card :) I totally fall in love with the adorable  Chocolate Bunnies Die Set and the Bunny Hugs Stamp Set! They are perfect for sending wishes in the Spring season.

I found a quilted embossed cardstock in my stash, a gift from my swap craft friend :) so I used it as the background panel. I die cut the small chocolate bunny and small bow. I stamped the sentiment on a white cardstock and I cut it out as banner strip.

I added the green lace ribbon on the card with double sided tape, next is the sentiment banner, and then the bunny with 3D foam tape. I finished the card with some clear sequins.

Here are the previews of the AJVD products I use today:

Thank You so much for visiting AJVD Blog today and I hope you all have fabulous - love filled day!

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Picture Perfect Valentine

AJVD, Kecia Waters, camera, Valentine
Have you finished making your Valentine's cards yet?  Kecia Waters on the blog today sharing a Valentine card made with the very versatile AJVD stamp set "Picture Perfect".  

To make this card, I stamped the camera image from "Picture Perfect" with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto some patterned paper from Bella Blvd.  I colored the chevron strips with Copic markers.  I fussy cut the image and placed onto white cardstock with foam tape.

I stamped the sentiment, also from "Picture Perfect", with Versafine Onyx Black.  

I then stamped three hearts from AJVD's "Simply Said: Thinking of You" with pink pigment ink.  I did some shading of these hearts with a Prismacolor pencil.  I added some shimmer with a clear Wink of Stella pen to the hearts as well as the chevron stripes on the camera.  I added some Glossy Accents to the hearts for a little dimension.

I framed the card with more of the patterned paper from Bella Blvd.

AJVD Stamp Sets:
Picture Perfect

Other Supplies:
white cardstock, Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, foam tape, Bella Blvd. patterned paper, Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents

I am in love with "Picture Perfect" because it can be used year round, not just for Valentine's Day.  So great for scrapbooking, birthdays, and Christmas too.  

Thanks so much for dropping by the AJVD blog today!  Have a wonderful week filled with love.


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