Friday, May 18, 2018

Happy birthday cupcakes

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

Today, I'm sharing a fun and sweet birthday card with you.

I started by stamping my cupcakes on cardstock and then coloring them in with colored pencils. After, I did a little fussy cutting with them. Next, I made my background. I simply used the 'celebration plate' with cardstock and then used the stitched dot rectangle die with my embossed panel. Simple, right?!...

Here's a close up to see the embossed background. ;) I darkened my photo slightly, so the embossing would show more. Hopefully, you can see it some?...

To complete my card, I added some patterned paper to my base card before adhering my embossed panel. Then used the 'happy' die with cardstock and layered it three times. And then stamped 'birthday' on a strip of cardstock. Finally, I added everything onto my card. Easy peasy, right?!...

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Enjoy your day!

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Sympathy Rose

Good morning! Ardyth here with a pretty sympathy card that I made to enter the Muse Card Club challenge.

I started by masking an area on a white panel (using the smaller Stitched Dot Photo Frame die) and blending Black Jack ink very lightly.

I then blended a circle of It's A Boy onto another panel before cutting out the Blooming Rose twice - once from the blue area and once from white (for the outline and leaf).

I stamped the sentiment from Beautiful Rose with Versamark ink and then embossed it with gold embossing powder.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Let's Go!

Hey there friends!  Hope you are having a wonderful week!  I have a card to share today that I think would be perfect for the graduate in your life.  This card uses the newly released World Adventure stamp set along with the It's a Tweet World die set.

I told you that I would be making more shaker cards using AJVD dies and that is what I did with this card.  I started by die cutting some coordinating patterned paper with the second largest die in the Stitched Dot Rectangle die set.  Using the circle die from the It's a Tweet World set I cut the opening in the piece that would be on top.  Then I created a bit of a problem for myself because I decided that I wanted the bottom panel to be at an angle to the top panel so figuring out how to stamp the globe on the bottom panel was a bit tricky, but I got it figured out.  Once that was done I created the shaker portion of the card.  I used the small pointer die to create some pieces to put inside the shaker element and then added some Oiled Rubbed Bronze sequins.  I closed up the back with some additional acetate and then added the back panel.  I then die cut the globe stand from woodgrain patterned paper multiple times, adhered then together and then adhered the globe stand to the top panel.  I die cut some vellum with the banner die from the Minnie Pearl Bookmark die set and then embossed the sentiment in black and adhered it to the panel.  To finish I adhered the panels to a gray woodgrain cardstock base.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Hooray For Today ~ Graduation Shaker Card

Hello everyone... Helen is here. I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend with your loved ones.

This week, my youngest is going to graduate from Kindergarten. She is super excited for that day and also excited that she will be First Grader!!!

Today, I have a fun shaker card for celebrating graduation day. I created the shaker hat using the Graduation Cap & Tassel Die Set (sold out). I cut out black card stock and purple cardstock and I put together the pieces using dries-clear adhesive glue. On the back of the cap, I added a piece of acetate plastic.

For the shaker, I added 3D foam tape along the edges on the back of the cap. I added some of the Lemon Yellow Satin Sequins on the card, and then added the cap on top of it.

I stamped the sentiment from the Congrats Grad Stamp Set on the white card using Flirty Fuchsia CP Ink Pad.

The card is done. I hope you all enjoy it. Thank you so much for visiting today!

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Bloom Celebration Card

Good morning folks, Lisa Hoel here with a celebration card for you. Spring is in full force around here and I was inspired to make a cheerful and flowery card that could be used for any happy occasion.

This came together quickly. I stamped on mixed media cardstock using the Bloom stamp and Versamark ink. I then embossed it with clear embossing powder. After that, I spritzed the embossed section with water and sprinkled on Color Burst powder. Color Burst is made of small granules/powder of very concentrated dye. When it hits the water, it really explodes with intense color. I let it pool and puddle in the stamped/embossed design and dry. In the meantime, I had spritzed the card base as well and added just a little bit of the Color Burst powder. I wanted the background to be much lighter.

So that's it! Easy peasy. You could use watercolor, mists or dye ink for a similar effect if you don't have the Color Burst powder. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week!

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Versamark Ink, clear embossing powder, Color Burst - Fuchsia, cardstock

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Cactus for Mom

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

Today, I'm sharing a sweet little gift for Mom on Mother's Day.

I started by making my cactus, which I chose some green felt for. I used the cactus die four times and then glued my pieces together with one another. Then used some pink felt for my little flower on top. Next, I added something to hold my cactus in. I thought about a little mason jar (which would be really cute) though I didn't have one, so I decided I could make my own little box/container for it. ;) I used the square die set for my pieces and then scored a line on each square to glue to my bottom piece. After I used the same cardstock and folded small strips in half to glue on the inside of my box at each corner.

Next, I used a small piece of tissue paper and added it inside my box. I used enough to somewhat make my box full. Then I used dark brown cardstock and cut tiny squares. I added inside of my box to cover the tissue paper and use as my 'soil'. Lastly, I glued down my cactus in the middle of my box. To finish things off, I added some twine around my box and a little 'mom' tag nest to my cactus. Sweet, yeah?!...

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Watercolour Celebrate

Good morning! Ardyth here with a fun card that can be used for many different celebrations! 

I started with a panel of Ranger Watercolor cardstock. I ran it through my Big Shot with my embossing 'sandwich' and the new Celebrate Inkboss Inkpressions plate. Because this paper is thick, the impression is very crisp and as you'll see, it even stands up to water. 

I used Tiki Torch, Party Dress and Fiesta Blue to watercolour my panel. I used quite a bit of water and the colours ended up being soft and pretty, allowing the texture to still be quite visible.

I used the same colours and flicked spatters across the panel, like confetti!

I cut the panel with a Stitched Dot Rectangle and then inlaid the new Grande Greetings Celebrate die into it. Simple, but happy and fun!

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