Thursday, February 21, 2019

Sheep Thanks

One more quick share with Birdie Brown sheep. Aside from birthday cards, I think thank you cards are one of the card types I always need more of. I paired the fun little scene I created with a chunky scripty thanks. I think they go together great.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Time to Seal-abrate

I have a couple of birthdays coming up at the end of the month, so I've been playing with birthday card designs. Today's card features Avery Elle's Seal-Abrate stamp set. This set features a punny sentiment which I've stamped on the inside of the card. I think it's a pretty fun design and makes for a playful birthday card.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Slumber Thanks

Day two of a Birdie Brown marathon, and I thought I'd go in a different direction with today's card. I went for a night scene with a fun starry sky and a slumber sheep jumping over a fence. I think it turned out pretty cute and pushed me to work with a palette I might not have thought of at first.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Monday, February 18, 2019

Thinking of Ewe

If you've read my blog for a while, you know I absolutely love Birdie Brown's whimsical art. I have quite a few of the sets and (surprisingly!) a lot of them have been sitting in my stash, uninked. So, I've decided to try and make good use of one Birdie Brown stamp set every month and make a few cute cards.

For today's card, I'm using the Ewe Are The Best stamp set. It features the most adorable fluffy sheep and some background elements. I kept my card very simple and clean, and finished with a few sparkly sequins.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Magical Wish

After an unintended break, I'm back to sharing a few card creations. The last couple of weeks have been a challenge - between work, health and general tiredness, I haven't had much time to get creative. And while I'm a big supporter of showing up to create regardless of whether I'm inspired or not, I felt on the brink of a creative burnout of sorts.

I think I've been pushing myself really hard to make dozens of ideas into reality, and that just does not work out well. So, I took a step back, gave myself a break and I plan to take things a little more slowly in the months to come.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Brave

Another fun Viking card. This time, I used a slightly different palette with some purples and browns. I think it turned out really great, and I was so thrilled to have the perfect matching paper from Sunny Studios.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Pastel Hello

I'm in a spring mood today, so I thought I'd make something super cute. I used Mama Elephant's Pretend Play stamp set and hello die, along with a Blueprint die from My Favorite Things. I'm really digging this comic strip look and I think it works just perfectly for today's card.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~


Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Viking Day

I could not resist another viking card, as I really had fun coloring and adding texture. This time around, I paired the viking with a water-colored background. Watercolor is both a most wonderful and a most frustrating medium to work with. I'm learning to embrace it and create some fun effects.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~


Monday, February 4, 2019

Bring more coffee

It's Monday, and I need more coffee -- something I catch myself saying every Monday. I thought I'd whip up a quick card using a to-go cup stamp and a snarky sentiment strip from Tim Holtz. Both of them were a part of Simon Says Stamp card kits, so I'm glad to be making good use of them. And, of course, to tie everything together, I added some gold sparkle.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Sunday, February 3, 2019

I Vike You

It's time to get some Valentine's ready, and I thought I'd start with this super fun Viking stamp from Birdie Brown. I really enjoyed coloring the Viking - from choosing the colors to getting the textures just right. I'm very happy with how the fur overcoat turned. I brought in some colored pencils to my Copic coloring to get the texture just right.

I kept the rest of the card very simple, adding a sentiment and a blended background. I used a few distress oxide inks for the blending and a hexagon die to make my mask. It's a pretty simple card, but I really like how it turned out.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~