Friday, August 26, 2022

Simple Kraft colors and card

A friend's daughter asked me to create a few cards that would be quick and easy for a group of friends. These were two that I showed her that were rather easy with little coloring and some textures. I do like how kraft or white cardstock give you the option of little work as the splash of color sets it off well. This first one is using Alluring Lily if you have the digital image, or Tiger Lily that I have used here. Not using the whole image is a great idea for quick cards also. 
Some simple coloring with colored pencils for the petals. Added swiss dots for the textured background and then a die cut scalloped edge. Finish off with my sentiment and some sequins. 


My second one using the digital version if you have it Dahlia or in my case the Dahilia XL stamp.  Same thoughts for this one but a different embossed background and color. I added more white colored pencil to the petals on this one and I think was my favorite. She liked both and thought the variety for colors would be good. Either way Voila! :-) 


Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Fishy thanks

Masculine cards... oh how I just enjoy making those. This is one from a super older stamp but there is a digital version of this fishy guy called Leaping Trout. Stamped a background image onto the designer paper and then faux pierced a edge around both base and the image panel. 



My sentiment stamped across with a layer of the green base to match. The last of my gold mesh ribbon also. sniff sniff... I like that mesh. The picture is took at an odd angle so I can try and show you how the suduko gel pen matches the gold mesh behind the panel. Finished off some sparkles on the water and a brad for the top corner. Voila!

Friday, August 19, 2022

Oldies but goodies

Looks like another hot evening and I plan to be inside. Perfect as that then means I have time to post up two cards I created a few weeks back. This is from a stamp set that is retired but the digital versions are available. The first one is called Peonies and I think one of the best drawings by Marcy. Was looking for a beachy feel with my coloring. The designer paper was the inspiring feel for this called By The Shore. Die cut a fancy bottom and wrapped ribbon with a twine and button combo to the bow. 



This is the second one and you can find a digital version called Tulips. This scrap of designer paper from a pack I can't even remember was my color choices for this one. Die cut the base layer to show off the dark lavendar underneath. Wrapped some ribbon and tied a bow. Then some flourished jewels behind the tulips. Voila!  


These hot days do make it easier to stay inside and color. Just glad I finally was able to post these up. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 

Monday, August 15, 2022

Another Christmas card

Evening. I was going to post this during the challenge month but time got away from me again. We have been out of town a lot and just got back recently from the Hoh Rainforest. Beautiful! I loved it all. We didn't even see all that we wanted but we have plans to go back again soon. 

Anyways... Here is another one I created for the Christmas challenge last month and just now posting. Actually have a few cards that I created at the same time and will try to post up.  



This is using Bough Wow Wow stamp set which is no longer available. However the digi version called Mittens and Merriement is available. Colored with various Copic markers. Added a few layers of designer paper to the base. The base panel is embossed with a folder I bought months ago and just now am using. Then a few enamel dots and some sparkle to finish it off. Voila! 

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Blossoms in Christmas

Good morning! This month over on the Power Poppy Blog the Blossom Challenge is Christmas inspired. Woot woot! I can't pass up a Christmas card or challenge.  :-)  You can check out the challenge HERE

My designer paper was my inspiration for the colors and the stamp set I used which was Rustic Rejoicing. The image is colored with various Copic markers. Added some sparkle to the ribbon and bells. 


Wrapped some crochet ribbon and ribbon around the base layers. Tied off a button and some twine. My sentiment die cut with a circle. Voila! 



Hope you play along with us! 

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Hawaiian Shirt

This die makes for quick cards for the guys and I needed one real quick. The die is called Everyday Shirt die. I really should use this more often along with the added dies that go with the shirt. This was pretty straight forward in I wanted a Hawaii feel to the shirt so I used the paper pack called By The Shore and added yellow to bring out the sun on the paper design. 



Stamped the sentiment on the inside and voila! Easy peasy. Have a great day.

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Summer blooms

Morning. This did not turn out like I had anticipated after looking at tons of flowers online. This is Sketches of Spring and the flowers in the digi are such a variety of colors when you search them. They seem more colored like summer verses spring. ha! 


The background has a textured leaf pattern that I got a few months back and I really like it. I did die cut a stitched frame and then outlined with the next layer up to canter over the base. Stamped a sentiment on a circle die cut and added some ribbon around the frame edge. Stickles and enamel dots to finish it off. Voila!