I enjoyed making these cards and tag this month!
Saturday, November 28, 2020
I haven't played with this poinsettia die in a long time - it's one of the first Spellbinders dies that I ever bought! Today I wanted to make it pink, and frosty.
Friday, November 27, 2020
I wanted to play once again with Susan Tierney-Cockburn's Oriental Poppy dies.
When we were first planting our gardens, our neighbor gave us seeds from her pink poppies that came from her grandmother's garden. These were so unusual, because they produced both a simple-petal flower and a multi-petal one! Over the years they have dwindled, because I haven't saved the seeds, just allowing what seeds on its own from year to year. This last summer, I think we had only 1 or 2 plants. Here's a picture of them in their heyday, from 2004. I'm not sure these are oriental poppies, as they had yellow centers when they opened, and no black shading like is usually seen in most other poppies. They grew 2 or 3 feet tall.
And here's my card in memory of those lovely flowers.
This time I used the bud die that is included in the set. These flowers take a little bit of time to prepare once they're die-cut, using a stylus to add some veining, and I also used a little blender brush and some ink to darken the centers of the petals. But I think the results are lovely, and I look forward to seeing more of Susan's lovely dies going forward.
Did you know that there are blue poppies? That will be my next project!
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
As always at the end of each month, our theme is Anything Goes, and my teammates and I are playing with Penny Black products.
I chose an old favorite for my card - my Snowy stamp is dated 2012!
supplies: white cardstock, white woodgrain cardstock, white glitter cardstock, buffalo check and snowflake patterned papers, Penny Black Snowy woodblock stamp and a (retired) Snowflake Trio die, sentiment from (retired) Simon's An Arctic Christmas, Simon's Birch Circle die
I couldn't resist giving Snowy a signature Woolrich plaid scarf and hat - reminds me of my Dad's hunting gear!
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
I got my Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit over the weekend and dove right in! I have 3 cards for you today.
Monday, November 23, 2020
Just sharing a Thanksgiving card today.
Sunday, November 22, 2020
Another Christmas card. Looking back at THIS card, I wanted to try that idea with a different central image.
Friday, November 20, 2020
I got a stamp set earlier this year, and haven't yet used one of the stamps in it - today's the day!
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
I used a brand new stamp set along with a cover die that I got last year.
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Saturday, November 14, 2020
I really loved this background cling, it's a form of scribbled flowers, which is a favorite motif for me! I paired it with a new die sentiment for today's card.
Thursday, November 12, 2020
I have lots of Christmas stamps and certainly don't need any more, but each year I add a couple more to my stash. This year one of the sets I fell in love with was Christmas Cardinals from My Favorite Things. It took me awhile to get them home, but I received them recently, and here are 2 cards I made for this year with them.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Another wreath card for the season!
supplies: beige, kraft, gold foil, Sunshine, Orange Peel, Burnt Orange, Schoolhouse Red, Lipstick Red, and Green Leaf cardstock, The Greetery Knit Wits stencils, Alltenew Coffee Break mini ink cubes, MFT (retired) Spring Wreath, The Greetery All Tied Up bow, Sunny Studio Autumn Greetings sentiment
I stencilled a panel of beige card, using 2 of the set of 3 stencils, then used one of them to also emboss the panel. The Spring Wreath was cut from various fall colors, cut apart, and then glued back onto a green wreath left whole. To finish I stamped my sentiment and lined the panel with kraft cardstock.
Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, November 8, 2020
Spellbinders allowed me to play with 2 of Susan Tierney Cockburn's new floral dies from her latest collection!
Here are my cards using them.
supplies: rust, orange, gold, green, and kraft card, a woodgrain patterned paper, Susan's Button and Daisy Chrysanthemum dies, metallic sequins
These dies come with a number on each one, which tells you how many times to cut it. The bottom 2 are 14 layers deep, and I used 1 of each of the 6 different sizes on the gold one I thought they looked pretty against a woodgrain backgound.
Next is Susan's Oriental Poppy set. Since we're so close to Veteran's Day, I made them red and added some details to make it appropriate for that holiday.
Many thanks to Spellbinders for allowing me to play with these! Loving flowers like I do, I know I'll use them often in the years to come.
Friday, November 6, 2020
The latest release from Simon Says Stamp is now live - it's called Holly Jolly!
I was sent a new CZ sentiment die called Chunky Merry. Here are 2 cards I made with it.
For this next one, I used both parts of this die set, cutting the shadow die from striped patterned paper.
May be overkill, but I placed everything over an embossed striped background. The outline letters are stacked 4 deep to make them stand out better against the busy stripes.