Here are the cards that I enjoyed making this month.
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After watching Jennifer McGuire's recent post and video with Glimmer Plates, I caved. One of the reasons I decided to go this way was that she showed that some could be used to emboss without any foil involved at all. So when the Flower Pattern glimmer plate arrived before the machine, I decided to give it a try. Embossing folders are one of my favorite supplies, and these plates give a nice deep embossed effect also. Here's my first card.
supplies: white and a yellow cardstock, Spellbinders Flower Pattern Glimmer Plate, Simon Mandy's Flowers, markers to color, tiny heart sprinkles
I used a color-core yellow cardstock, so that I could sand it after embossing to help bring out some details. I chose yellow because the larger flowers in this plate remind me a bit of daffodils.
Then I just looked for something that would go into the center to make this a simple design, and found it in my Mandy's Flowers set.
I love it when you can get extra usage from something, and will be on the lookout for other glimmer plates to try. There's a snowflake one that might be fun, and won't that be gorgeous glimmered in silver on a blue background?
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I'm enjoying seeing everyone's take on slimline cards. Here's one that reflects summer, based on the colors of the gorgeous zinnias in our garden this year!
supplies: white and Green Apple cardstock, Wplus9 Doodle Buds, Zig markers and water to color, sentiment from Simon's Sea You Soon (retired, from 2017), adhesive foam squares to lift flowers and leaves
These Doodle Buds have always been a favorite of mine - so glad they're still available! I especially love those squiggles that I used as framing - they are so fun!
Here's a little snapshot of those zinnias that inspired me - I love running out to the garden and snipping a few stems for a little bouquet. I added some dill flowers to these.
Recently I was looking at the newest arrivals at the Simon Says Stamp store, and came across this quote from Winnie the Pooh. I discovered Pooh Bear later than most and have a soft-spot in my heart for all things Pooh! So of course, this stamp came home to live with me. Here's my first play with it.
supplies: white, Green Apple, and coral cardstock, vellum, Concord & 9th Blooms Turnabout, Impression Obsession Little Things cling stamp, flower and leaf sprig dies, Doodlebug tiny heart sprinkle
Since this sentiment is on the larger side, I decided I wanted it to be the focal point of my card. I also remembered this amazing card by Wanda that I had pinned because I loved her choice of colors for the floral background. So I made my background panel using Wanda's colors. After all that work, I was hesitant to stamp my sentiment directly onto the panel, so to be safe, I stamped it on vellum, and then wrapped it around the floral. Then I added a flower and some leaves.
In hindsight, I think I probably could have gotten away with stamping directly over the background - I'll try that next.
I just received an order from Simon Says Stamp, and one of the things I got was a stencil that I have long had on my wishlist. Here's my first play with it, and I love it - why did I wait so long?
supplies: eggshell and Lipstick Red cardstock, Quilted stencil, festive berries distress ink, blender brush, retired MFT sentiment, Sunny Studio Eyelet Frilly Frames die, adhesive strip to lift sentiment
The pattern on this stencil is a very close match to a traditional Ohio Star quilt, which is usually done in red and white, so that was my color decision made! I used distress ink to stencil, and when dry, I embossed the stencil also. This gives a nice subtle texture when you touch the surface, just like a real quilt! The panel was trimmed to fit inside this lovely eyelet frame, and then I just popped my sentiment above the card.
Here's version #2, using lots of fall colors of distress inks.
supplies: cream and Audrey Blue cardstock, Quilted stencil, distress inks, sentiment from Neat & Tangled Hello Fall, Audrey Blue ink, Stitched Rectangle die
I masked around each section and changed inks for each "block". I always try to bring in some blue when I use these harvest colors. Once again, I embossed the panel before putting my card together.
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