Monday, April 14, 2014

Cherry Blossom Fans Card

Hey ya'll...just stopping in for a quick share of a card I made with my Simon Says Stamp April 2014 Card Kit.  I didn't really have anyone to send lightbulbs when I saw the stamp set included in the kit, the light rays actually looked like little fans to me.  And since it's almost springtime here, I turned them into little asian-inspired cherry blossom fans with a heart for a handle.

I first inked up the Flower and Butterfly background stamp from Inkadinkado with Versamark ink and stamped this on some Neenah Solar White cardstock, followed by heat embossing in white.  This would form my "cherry blossom" print when I stamped over it in colored inks.  The fans were then stamped in Tempting Turquoise ink from Stampin' Up and I also added some flowers from the same stamp set in Real Red ink (SU) with a little masking.

After cleaning up the bit of extra ink on the white embossing with a paper towel, I layered this panel onto some Real Red cardstock and then onto a black card base.  The sentiment was stamped on the same cardstock with Versamark ink, heat embossed in white as well, and popped up over the background using SU dimensionals.  I finished off the card with a tiny baker's twine bow.

I hope you're seeing signs of Spring in your neck of the woods and I'd love to hear your comments!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Kraft Easter Card

I spent some time making cards this weekend, so I have a quick share today using some Newton's Nook stamps and paper from Basic Grey.

I stamped the image from the "Basket of Wishes" set in Versamark ink and heat embossed it in black...then colored the image using Prismacolor pencils (which blend beautifully on Neenah Desert Storm).  The overlay was made from another chunk of Neenah Desert Storm along with a piece of pretty floral paper from the Basic Grey "Fresh Cuts" 6x6 pad.  I cut the center out using the Stitched Circle dies from Lil' Inker Designs, then stamped my greeting using Chocolate Chip ink from Stampin' Up and combining a couple of sentiments from the "Basket of Wishes" and "Newton's Birthday Bash" sets.

I finished my card off with a few enamel dots from My Mind's Eye...which kinda reminded me of Easter eggs.  Thanks for stopping by and I'd love to hear your comments!

I am also entering this card in the Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge found here.  There are still a few more days to enter if you're interested!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Silhouette 2014-2015 Design Team

I'm thrilled to finally announce that I'll be continuing on as a member of the Silhouette 2014-2015 Design Team.

I'm so honored to be working alongside these talented women and looking forward to (hopefully) creating some inspiring projects for all of you over the next year!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Birdseed Toss Wedding Favors

Just a quick post today to share some prototype wedding favors I've been making recently...instead of rice, the guests will toss birdseed.  I took some of the little containers I used for my small embellishment storage in this post and turned them into favors because they were the perfect little size.

The labels on the lids were made using the Silhouette White Sticker Paper and the Print & Cut feature of the Studio Software.  By just coloring this design in, adding a little text, and cutting around the perimeter, I had made a ton of quick labels in no time.


Then the tiny lettering on the side was just typed out in the software (using the font Lobster), welded where possible, and cut from Silhouette White Adhesive Vinyl.

I finished my favors off with a little green and tan jute from American Crafts.  I'd love to hear your comments and thanks for stopping by!