Sunday, June 24, 2018

Curious Day

I found a vellum panel I'd cut out for a card that never quite made it onto a card, so I decided to use it for today's creation. One of the challenging parts of using vellum on cards is adhering them, so I had to use a design that covered at least a part of the front panel. I chose a simple rectangle and added a scalloped element to the bottom. Overall it's a bit different from what I was thinking originally, but I do like the layered aspect.

Thanks for reading.
~Elle~

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Robot Birthday: Take Two

As I mentioned yesterday, I wanted to make a couple of robot birthday cards, and today I'm sharing card #2. Since I switched up my palette, this card has a totally different feeling, but I do think it's still nice and festive. I used a scalloped border die to add an extra punch of color, and I had fun stacking up gears in one corner.

I didn't go for a traditional birthday greeting with this card, as it could also double for a general congratulations card to celebrate an achievement.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Friday, June 22, 2018

Robot Birthday

I have a never-ending need for boy and male birthday cards, it seems, so I decided to make a couple of fun cards featuring robots. I used a smaller set from Lawn Fawn that matched the paper I wanted to use perfectly. I kept the card very simple, with just a few enamel dots as embellishment.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Bits and Pieces: Succulent Thanks

For today's card, I decided to use some bits and pieces that have been sitting on my desk - mainly a set of cardstock stickers and a die-cut thanks. I like using stickers when I need a quick-and-easy kind of card - especially when it's a kids' card and the stickers are bright and cheerful. But today, I decided to use a more subtle palette and a classic theme.

I started by choosing the two stickers I wanted to layer, then I looked through my paper stash and found a couple of patterned paper that matched it pretty well. I finished the card with a few enamel dots in the corner.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

No otter like you

Playing with otters again today, with a fun layered card. I pulled a few dies to create waves and a central panel. Adding a velum layer to tuck the otter behind was a really fun idea and I plan to play around with it again on a future card.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

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~