Wednesday, March 23, 2016
This was my first time using the Tic-Tac-Toe method for designing my card. I must admit that I like the sketch method better, but I was up to the challenge. This die has been one of my favorites since I first set eyes on it. I love it paired with the the newer Butterflies and Swirls embossing folder.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
When I saw this sketch, I knew it had to be a "Belly Band" card. I've been thinking about Christmas Cards lately. I usually try to do 4 a month so that I'm not scrambling at the end. I had seen this off center gatefold and really liked the look, but what paper to use. Then I remembered the cool striped background stamp that I had not used in some time and the card was born. The little "Elfies" were dying to get out and play so I grabbed one, colored him up, and a few gold touches and he is ready when the time comes! The background for the circle is one of the gifts from the set stamped with "Sparkle Versa Mark" so they really shine.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Since today is the first day of spring, I thought I would pay homage with some spring flowers. I'm thinking Easter as well, so yellow has been my choice for the past few cards. I love MFT's Modern Blooms with the multi layer stamp effects. I think it will be a great Easter card.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
I turned the sketch on the side in order to make this card. I used Blueprints 26 for "happy" and "birthday". I dry embossed the background and gently colored the raised part with ripe raspberry, limelight, daffodil and blu raspberry die inks. I mounted the "birthday" strip on a piece of paper cut from the dots and stripes sorbet pack. I finished with some enamel dots.
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
I was so excited when this set arrived, that I had to stamp and color. My sister's birthday is this week, and I thought this would be a cute card for her. I added some "Blissful Blooms" for a feminine accent and some "Wink of Stella" and a few PPP sequins for sparkle.
Sunday, March 6, 2016
I love the soft colors in this challenge. I added stems in Kraft and spearmint, then used Versamark to add the detail so that I could stay within the same colors. My vase was edged and grounded using Copic markers. A few tiny pearls, and the card was finished. I'm going to keep this palate close by.
I chose to make an A2 card from this sketch because I want to mail it. This is such a nice sentiment for someone who is dealing with some shocking news and I wanted to cheer them up. I water colored my flower with Zig markers. I love the vibrant color which draws the eye to the sentiment.