Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Bits & Pieces: Thinking of You

Lawn Fawn - Into the Woods

Today, I'm sharing another bits-n-pieces card where I use different treasures from my stash and make something fun with them. While looking for a sticker, I came across some puffy stickers from Pink Paisley that were in a card kit a few years ago. I thought it would be fun to use the speech bubble sticker and pair it with an old Lawn Fawn stamp set.

I kept the rest of the card super simple, adding a touch of color with a sponge dauber and three little enamel dots.

Thanks for reading.
~Elle~

Monday, October 15, 2018

Concept Trio Challenge: Seasons - Winter

My Favorite Things - Ski-sons Greetings

The last of my concept trio challenge cards is a winter card featuring the adorable skiing bear from My Favorite Things.

I decided to go in a more detailed direction with this card, and added a few layers. I made good use of my Blueprint dies from MFT, as well as added some pretty paper and ribbon. I really like the palette of warm gray, purple, blue and pink for winter cards. I think it's perfectly suitable, but a little unexpected.

This card has inspired me to go with my next trio challenge -- a palette challenge. Expect to see some new cards for that challenge in the next couple of days!

Thanks for reading,
~Elle~

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Concept Trio Challenge: Seasons - Autumn

Mama Elephant - Pix's Favorites

Continuing on with the seasonal concept challenge, today I'm tackling autumn. As autumn is my absolute favorite season, I felt a lot of pressure to come up with just the perfect card. Of course, trying to come up with a perfect card is pretty much impossible - so I decided to just take a couple of simple ideas and run with it.

One of those ideas was to stamp my sentiment in color. I usually just stick to black or brown for sentiments, but I think a bit of color in a sentiment can really make a difference. I opted for a teal and a yellow - both colors that I pulled from the Doodlebug paper I chose for the card.

I think I'm going to have to use color for my sentiments more, as I absolutely love how it turned out.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Concept Trio Challenge: Seasons - Summer

Lawn Fawn - Here's The Scoop , Simon Says Stamp - Ice Cream Dream, Mama Elephant - Friend die

A while ago, I ran a mini-challenge for myself where I would create 3 cards using the same concept or idea. I really enjoyed this challenge, so I thought I would bring it back periodically and share some card creations that fit into a mini theme.

For the first challenge, I'm going with a seasonal theme. Today's card is a simple summer card, with adorable ice-cream and light color palette. I added some ink blending to the bottom of the friend die cut to help it stand out and used a tiny heart enamel shape for the dot over the i.

Thanks for taking a look!
~Elle~

Friday, October 5, 2018

Peachy Smile

Avery Elle - Woodland Wonders

Of course, I couldn't stop at just one card - I had to create another fun encouragement card using warm tones. I opted for my favorite yellow/peach/pink palette that ruled over my summer creations.

I think it turned out fun, and the loopy die-cut sentiment fit just perfectly.

Thank you for reading!
~Elle~ 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Minty Smile

Avery Elle - Woodland Wonders

I love creating encouragement cards. Not only are they full of fun and brightness, but they really do bring an unexpected smile to the recipient's face. 

For today's card, I used a little cut-apart from Pinkfresh Studio and a couple of sweet critters from Avery Elle's Woodland Wonders (hint: you will see many cards with this stamp in the near future). I went for cool, minty tones for a fantasy bunny and owl, and set them against a fun patterned paper.

Thanks for taking a look!
~Elle~ 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Under Your Spell

Reverse Confetti - Best Witches stamp

I've hit a little bit of a busy spell lately (pun not intended, but made me giggle nonetheless) and I took a brief break from card-making. We've also had quite a few gloomy rainy days. I love gloomy, rainy days, but they make taking pictures in natural light really difficult. My posting might still be a little sporadic over the next couple of weeks, but I'll try to squeeze in some card shares.

Today's card is a cute little Witchy Halloween creation featuring a witch and her cauldron from Reverse Confetti. I kept the card very simple, pairing the stamped an colored images with a sparkly background featuring bokeh lights and swirly snowflakes (yes, we do get snow on Halloween in my corner of the world sometime).

Thanks for taking a look!
~Elle~

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Hello Beautiful

Simon Says Stamp - Hello Beautiful stamp, Fresh Daisies die

Today's card is a departure from my usual style, as I wanted to use some ephemera and die-cuts that have been sitting in my stash for far too long. I also wanted to play around with an interesting patterned paper and with the idea of a very subtle sentiment that looks to be a part of the background image.

I think it turned out really interesting.
~Elle~

Friday, September 28, 2018

Princess Birthday

Pretty Pink Posh - Trick or Treating Friends

In my post a couple of days ago, I mentioned how versatile this trick-or-treating stamp set would be for cards other than Halloween. So, I decided to use one of girls and color her as a lovely and sweet princess.

I also pulled out an embossing folder to create a textured background for my focal panel. I don't use my embossing folders very often, but I think they can add a lot of interest to a card -- especially when I want that tone-on-tone look.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Bonjour Bunnies

Mama Elephant - Pix's Favorites

Today's a very busy day, but I couldn't resist putting together this quick and simple little card.

I hope you're having a wonderful day!
~Elle~