Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Pink Summer

I wanted to create another fun summer card with the VW bus, so I decided to pull out my Distress Oxide inks and make a yellow-to-pink gradient background. This gradient is most definitely "summer" for me, and it seems to be a trendy throwback to the 80s and 90s.

I opted for no sentiment on this card, as I didn't want to obscure the gradient too much. I also added some very sparkly iridescent sequins that really make the card shine.

Thanks for reading.
~Elle~



Monday, June 18, 2018

Curious Thanks

This card was really hard to photograph, as there are parts of it that are very subtle - such as the little heart border and the sentiment. Nonetheless, it turned out sweet and I'm happy with the overall feeling of the card.

Thanks for taking a look!
~Elle~

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Happy Fathers Day!

Happy Fathers Day to all you dads out there. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Thanks for reading,
~Elle~

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Fathers' Day

As Fathers' Day is tomorrow, I thought I'd share a card to commemorate the occasion. I used a combination of creamy birch tones and some light blue and gray for a palette that's relaxing and homey.

Thanks for reading.
~Elle~

Friday, June 15, 2018

Sunshine and Rainbows

I've been reorganizing my stamps (again), and I came across this fun stamp from Paper Smooches. I got this set back in September of 2014 and somehow I'd never gotten around to inking it up - which, of course, is something that needs to be remedied immediately.

I paired the unicorn with a fun hexagon patterned paper and a few enamel dots.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Aloha Summer!

There's something so iconic about the VW bus and palm trees - they just whisper "summer", and I couldn't resist making a mini scene to celebrate the season. I opted for minty cool tones, along with a few brighter colors to play up the contrast.

For the background, I dug into my scraps folder and found several bits of patterned paper that worked just wonderfully together.

Thanks for reading.
~Elle~

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Otterly In Love

Today's card features the adorable Otterly Love You stamp set from Birdie Brown. One of my favorite things about this set is how playful the otters look, and - of course - how fun the punny sentiments are.

I paired the adorable otter with some fun paper from Doodlebug I found in my stash. I think they work together so great.

Thanks for taking a look!
~Elle~

Monday, June 11, 2018

Pirate Girl

Of course, I couldn't leave the Yo Ho Ho stamp set without at least one girl card - the stamp set does feature an adorable girl pirate and her kitty look-out. For this card, I paired a scalloped border and a dotted patterned paper that featured green and purple colors. Green and purple combination always feels like a fairy to me, but I think it works out very nicely for a girl Pirate as well.

Thanks for taking a look!
~Elle~

Sunday, June 10, 2018

BP: Summer Sunshine

It's time for another bits-n-pieces creation!

I had some fun summer stickers and labels in my stash that just begged to be used. I paired them with a dotted patterned paper and a retired die I've definitely under-used. For the sentiment, I added a shiny puffy sticker "happy" and a sticker label on which I wrote "summer". A sprinkling of enamel dots ties everything together neatly.

Thanks for taking a look!
~Elle~

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Corky Birthday

You guessed it! I still can't resist using the adorable Yo Ho Ho stamp set from Neat & Tangled to make bright and cheery cards. This time around, I added a bit of extra texture with a piece of thin cork and a few bright enamel dots.

Thanks for taking a look!
~Elle~