Sunday, August 19, 2018

Rainy Miss You

Sugarpea Designs - Timber, Mama Elephant - Chance of Rain, Avery Elle - Handwritten Notes

Since I'd been toying with that idea of making a scene card, I finally bit the bullet and made one. I used a ton of different elements and combined several companies, but I think it turned out really fun. I played around with the card layout, too, and I think it looks really interesting.

Thank you for taking a look!
~Elle~

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Stay Awesome

My Favorite Things - (BB) Beast Friends, Essential Sentiments, Sugarpea Designs - Timber (tree)

Today, I thought I'd give a go to another masculine card - this time, an encouraging one. I was torn between creating a scene and just plain layering, so I opted for a semi-scene -- all the scene elements are still there, but it's simplified. I combined a couple of My Favorite Things stamp sets with a tree from Sugarpea Designs.

For embellishment, I dug into my wood veneer stash -- something I don't seem to use often, but really ought to. Just a couple stars and a bright blue dot tied everything together.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Friday, August 17, 2018

Sweet Thanks

Neat & Tangled - Better Together stamp, Echo Park - Sentiments Word die

Today's card is a cute little thank you card featuring a couple adorable kiddos from Neat & Tangled's Better Together stamp set. I was drawn to this set because I loved the illustrations, and I can see how easy it would be to color the kids up to look like your own kids/grandkids. And the scripty sentiment words featured in the set (like hugs or hello) are ones that I can see myself using often.

I paired the images and the thanks die with a grid patterned paper and added a piece of purple-colored vellum for some extra texture/dimension. I finished everything off with a few enamel dots.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Bright Lounge Fairy

Some Odd Girl - Lounge Fairy digi, Avery Elle - Bottle It Up (sentiment, retired)

It's been absolute ages since I used a digital stamp, so I thought I'd give it a go with my favorite digi company-  Some Odd Girl. I just love Kristy's designs and this bright lounge fairy was no exception. I used the classic fairytale palette - pink, white, green and yellow, but I kicked it up a notch by adding an ombré color to her hair.

Since the image itself was so large and detailed, I kept the rest of the card really simple by combining a striped patterned paper with a scalloped edge white panel. A quick sentiment and a few enamel dots finished everything off just perfectly.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Nurses make a difference

The Greeting Farm - Cheeky Nurse (retired), Simon Says Stamp - Stripe Greetings

I really enjoyed coloring the cheeky nurse for my previous project, so I thought I'd ink her up again and make another encouraging card. As with the other card, I combined a neutral color (grey) with a pop of white and red. I kept the layout very simple, as it highlights the stamp better.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Welcome little 'coon

Mama Elephant - Rowdy Raccoons

The raccoon is back! This time, he's featured on a baby card. I used a palette of greens and blues, so this could be suited for a little baby boy, but just switching the color palette would make this into a girly card, too.

Thanks for taking a look.
~Elle~

Monday, August 13, 2018

Bits & Pieces: Daphne

C.C. Designs - Fairwee Daphne (retired)

Continuing on with a Bits & Pieces collection, this time I've used another retired Fairwee stamp from C. C. Designs. I paired her with a flat-back enamel pin and used a colored purple velum for the background panel.

Thanks for taking a look!
~Elle~

Sunday, August 12, 2018

CAS- Flower Thanks

Simon Says Stamp - Many Thanks stamp

I almost didn't share today's card because it took under a minute to make - but I actually really like how it turned out and I can see myself using a similar approach for other quick cards.

I really love this flower patterned paper and I've been hoarding it for ages now. I bit the bullet and trimmed it down to add to a card base, but just couldn't bring myself to cover it up much. So, I added a simple panel with the sentiment and a few enamel dots for extra texture. I think I might try this with other patterns I absolutely adore.

Thanks for reading.
~Elle~

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Hello Sweetie Pie

The Greeting Farm - Cheeky Cherry Pie (retired)

For today's card, I played around with some shapes and a palette I don't usually go for - yellow and green. I used My Favorite Things Blueprints 25 (retired) and a stitched circle die, along with a hello die. I paired the die-cut elements with a lemon patterned paper and added some enamel dots and word stickers to finish everything off.

Thanks for taking a look!
~Elle~

Friday, August 10, 2018

Bits & Pieces: Dream Big

PinkFresh Studio - Happy Things 6x6 (retired)

As most of my Bits & Pieces cards, I kept today's creation really simple. I used some patterned paper scraps and a few enamel dots for a very CAS card. I really like all the elements on this card, and I think it turned out pretty great.

Thanks for reading.
~Elle~