Saturday, January 20, 2018

Otter Smiles

 Lawn Fawn - Winter Otter stamp, Lawn Fawn - Into the Woods stamp

For today's card, I decided to play around with the layered look I so love to see. I paired the cutie from Lawn Fawn's Winter Otter mini stamp set with a sentiment from Into The Woods. For the rest of the elements, I dug into my die-cut/ephemera box and pulled out some panels and foliage.

I like how it turned out, but I definitely need to practice this style some more.

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Mermaid Birthday

 Honey Bee Stamps - Swimming By stamp, Bo Bunny - Boardwalk 6x6 paper

Today's card features a stamp by Honey Bee Stamps called Swimming By. Honey Bee is a new-to-me company I discovered through Amy R.'s YouTube videos. I think they have some really fun designs and they seem to be doing wonderful and innovative things with their sentiment stamps and dies. I'll probably invest in a couple more sets down the line (I have my eye on Perfect Blend and Blah Blah Blah, in particular).

I colored the adorable mermaid as a blonde with cool blues and greens. I added some dots with copics and my white gel pens as texture on her tail. I paired the mermaid with a gorgeous underwater paper from Bo Bunny and embossed the sentiment in white. As a last  touch, I sprinkled a few enamel shapes around.

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

EPH - Anchor

Today's card is another ephemera card - this time featuring a sticker set that came with a 12x12 paper collection. I don't buy a whole lot of 12x12 paper collections - partially because I have so much paper already, but also because quite a bit of the patterns tend to be too big for A2 cards I usually make.

However, I still have quite a few 12x12 sticker sheets that I want to use up and pairing them with scenic/complex paper works out just great.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Donut Worry!

 Simon Says Stamp - Funny Food stamp

I had a lot of fun with the Funny Food set on my previous card, so I decided to make another! This time, using the cute donut.

When I think of a happy color, I always gravitate to yellow. Golden yellow is the color of sunshine, and in my mind, it's the color of a smile. So, I paired the vanilla donut with the white icing with a yellow stripe.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

One in a Melon

Simon Says Stamp - Funny Food stamp

Today's card features a cute little set from Simon Says Stamp called Funny Food. I love puns, so this punny little set was a must-have for my stamp collection. I kept this card very flat and simple, so I could send it along to the Cards From The Heart Card Drive.

I colored the melon image with Copics and fussy-cut it out. I know this set has coordinating dies that cut around the little feet/arms, but I didn't purchase the dies, so I had to make-do with my trusty scissors. I paired the image with a red gingham that reminded me of a picnic tablecloth. A few dabs of Nuvo drops finished off the card.

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Monday, January 15, 2018

NT - Love Ya!

Neat & Tangled- My Favorite Nut

Of course,  I had to make yet another card with the adorable My Favorite Nut set. This time, I decided to go in a slightly different direction and made a card featuring mostly orange. It's nice to branch away from just pink a little, and the addition of kraft and grey makes for a really fun palette.

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

BB- You Make a difference

My Favorite Things - BB Birthday Bears, Simon Says Stamp - Stripe Greetings

For today's card, I wanted to do something a little unusual. I found a tiny little umbrella in my colored images stash, along with a tiny little cloud and I thought it would be sweet to pair them together with Birdie Brown's Birthday Bears. I just liked the idea of a big bear making a tiny cloud happy by letting it rain on a tiny umbrella.

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

EPH - Country Thanks

Simon Says Stamp - Big Scripty Greetings
Simon Says Stamp - Wavy Scallop Stitches
My Favorite Things - Fab Foliage

Today's card is another ephemera-inspired card. I still had the jar from Dear Lizzy on my desk, along with a couple of white foliage pieces and I decided to combine them with a scripty Thank You greeting.

Since the jar and foliage had a country feel, I paired them with a kraft card base and a piece of gingham patterned paper. With the scalloped border, it reminded me of a summer picnic in the country and I think that fit with the feel of the card.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

LF- Monster Valentine

Lawn Fawn - Lovable Legends, Lawn Fawn - Puffy Cloud Borders die, Lawn Fawn - Monster Mash (sentiment), 

Since I was in a Valentine's kind of mood, I thought I would make a card that was just a bit more suited for a boy. So, of course, I had to use a Nessie monster and a monster hugs stamp.

For this card, I made my own cloud stencil using the Puffy Cloud Borders die, and I sponged some Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade distress inks to make clouds. I used some Salty Ocean for the sea. I added the panel to a striped patterned paper and tied a soft seam-binding ribbon in the pool tones underneath. A couple of enamel dots hide the banner holes and add a glittery detail.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

NT - Pink and Kraft Love

Neat & Tangled - My Favorite Nut, My Favorite Things- Love & Adore You die, My Favorite Things- BG Romantic Script Background Stamp

Since I still had Neat & Tangled's My Favorite Nut images on my desk, I decided to make another card using this set. This time around, I made my own tone-on-tone background using kraft ink on MFT's Romantic Script background stamp.

I really like the combination of pink, white and kraft for love cards. I think the kraft adds a woodsy, warm feeling and it contrasts great with pink and white. So, those are the colors I chose for my card base, ribbon and patterned paper.

I wanted to try something a little different with the sentiment, so I die-cut the words love and you out of kraft cardstock. It gives the sentiment a raised watermark look, that's subtle bit still easy to read.

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