Sunday, July 15, 2018

Love and Blessings

A friend was having their girls baptized.  I wanted the cards to be similar but still different.
I will talk about the love, hope, faith card first.  The base for the card is Cotton Candy Pop Tones.

 It seems like I always turn to Cryogen white for the main image.  The rays of sun were a stencil that I had.  It seemed to be perfect for a baptism.  I sponged the edge for some contrast.

The cross was cut on a cricut out of Magenta Basis and the center cross is Monterey Sand Linen.

Now for the second card.  The base for this card is Emerald Green Classic Linen.

The image was stamped again on Cryogen White. I colored the image with copic markers.   The image was placed on Baronial Ivory classic linen.  Again the stencil of rays was used.  I sponged around the edge for some highlight. Blessings was stamped in the corner in a dark pink.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Just for You

This is a card I made for a girl that was leaving work.  I decided to dig into my dies for this one.  Love this background die but just don't use it much.

The base of the card is a beautiful ivory.  The cardstock is Barronial Ivory Classic Linen.  The darker purple is Amythyst Mica Metallic.  I just can't seem to get away from the Mica Metallic line.  Just love that sheen.  Finally the lighter purple is Kunzite Mica Metallic

The main image is on Cryogen White.  I used a die to cut the uneven edge rectangle.  Also took a little ink pad to the edge to highlight it.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Summery Thank You

 I just got a new Stampin' Up bundle.  The stamp set is called Petal Palette.  The die set is called Petals and More.

The base for this card is from Neenah Solar White.  The pretty light purple is Grapesicle Pop Tones.  The pop tones embossed beautifully.

The sentiment and die cut pink piece are from Pink Basis.  I was going for the pretty pastel summery look.

The yellow die cut is from Banana Split Pop Tones.  The background piece with the polka dots is Light Green Basis (sorry but this is no longer available). The cryogen with the little bit of shimmer would work well here.   The  accent leaves are from Limeade Pop Tones.

Finally the colored image is done on Cryogen White.  The cryogen is always the cardstock I go to for coloring an image. I colored the image with Ranger distress crayons and then used a water brush to spread

Friday, June 15, 2018

Flowers for Your Birthday

This is a card I made for my Mom's birthday.  I wanted something bright for the base so Orange Fizz Pop Tones did the trick.

I decided to dig into my dies.  The Aquamarine Mica Metallic is nice and thick and has a sheen to it.  It cut beautifully.  The sentiment and the flower center are cryogen white.  Cryogen is my go to whenever I want to color an image.  It is also good for stamping sentiment.   I added a little bit of color around the edge of the oval with a stipple brush.  The ribbon and sparkly corners were from my stash.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Happy Retirement






This is a card for a girl at work that is retiring.
The base is Pink Basis .  I wanted a contrast so I went with Violet  Mica Metallic.  This cardstock is nice and heavy and did great with the embossing.
I decided that Cryogen White would be great for the tag sentiment.  The green I chose for the leaves is Spring Larch Glimmer.  The flower is Pink Basis and Azelia Mica Metallic.
Finished the tag off with beautiful two sided ribbon

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Thanks (so much)

This is a card I made for a dear friend.  All the cardstock from this card came from the Spring Speciality Package. For a limited time shipping is free.

The base for the card is Aqua Basis.  The Silver Lustre (cardstock that has the stripe to it) is accented with Teal Basis.  Actually all the layers are accented by Teal Basis.  All the patterned cardstock is Cryogen White.  This cardstock is so versatile.  On two of the pieces I put ink on the embossing folder and ran it through my big shot.  The other piece I just stamped on.  This cardstock also has a nice sheen to it which is awesome also.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Card for a coworker

This is my card for Paper Temptress this week.

My goal was for more texture.  The base for this card is Aqua Basis.  The Aqua was also used for the cutout on the front.  It seemed I needed a darker color to accent the main image so the Teal Basis worked perfectly.  This cardstock is nice and thick so the distressing tool worked perfectly. The main card front is made from Opal Mica Metallic.  Using the mica metallic gave me a little sheen on the main image.  Finally Midnight Blue Vellum was used for the sentiment.  I accented FOR YOU with some blue stickles.