Thursday, May 21, 2015

Thanks So Much

I finally got around to using the awesome new butterfly dies from Paper Smooches: Graceful Beauties.  I was inspired by a sketch from Papertrey Ink:

First I started out by creating the background on some craft cardstock.  I added the stitched details with Lil Inker Design's Stitched Mats: Rectangles.  I got the idea from a Jennifer McGuire video on getting more out of your stencils.  I masked off the edges before adding the dots using Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink, a sponge dauber, and My Favorite Things Swiss Dots stencils.  Next I shifted the stencil in order to add the colored dots between the white ones with Distress Inks - Spiced Marmalade, Chipped Sapphire and Mowed Lawn, to match the colors I planned for the butterflies.  I stamped the butterflies from the Graceful Beauties set in distress ink on watercolor paper.  Then I used a darker shade of distress ink and a watercolor brush to add in a little shading.  I fussy cut each of the butterflies and arranged on the white rectangles cut with the Lil Inker Stitched Mats.  The sentiment was heat embossed in Ranger princess gold.  I had to cut the stamp in order for the sentiment to fit in the remaining white rectangle.  Last, I added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

I'm entering this card into the Paper Smooches Sparks - Anything Goes Challenge.

And Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge - Stencil It.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Another Mother's Day Card

This next Mother's Day card was to be from me and my 6 siblings.  I thought it would be fun to have a critter for each of us on the card.  I have also wanted to try a window card for a while and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity.  Most of the critters are from Mama Elephant stamp sets: Arctic Penguins and Carnival Cupcakes.  The dog and cat are from Simon Says Stamp You are Pawesome.  I used the Mama Elephant happy die to cut out some fun foam for a little dimension and white heat embossed the Mother's Day from Mama Elephant's Happy Everything onto a little flag.  The papers are from Lawn Fawn.  I just adore the little hearts.  I covered the opening with acetate paper because I wanted the critters to be on the inside of the card.  All the critters were colored with copic markers.

I am also entering this card into the Markerpop Anything Goes Challenge.


Mother's Day Card

Now that Mother's Day is over, I can finally share the card.  For the background I used a striped stencil and some distress ink.  I cut out the scalloped and stitched paper with Mama Elephant's Creative Basics dies.  The sentiment and elephant are from Wplus9's Love Mom stamp set.  The sentiment was heat embossed with Ranger Liquid Platinum.  The elephant and flower were colored with copic markers.  The flowers are from Avery Elle's Fabulous Florals.

I am entering this card into Markerpop's Anything Goes Challenge.