There are so many fun products for our cards, and cover dies are some of my favorites. Here are 2 cards showcasing my 2 newest cover dies, with oxide ink backgrounds.
Monday, May 17, 2021
Sunday, May 16, 2021
Here are a couple more birthday cards for this month, just varying the coloring a bit, as well as the framing. I used one of my favorite stamps for them. Sadly, I think it's retired.
Friday, May 14, 2021
I'm still on the mini slimline bandwagon, and I thought I'd CASE some of my own cards and convert them to this new size.
Back in 2014, I took an online class called Stretch Your Stamps 2, and one of the lessons, taught by Dawn W., was to doodle around a stamped floral image. I pretty much CASEd the card I made then for today's card.
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
This week we want to see your work featuring stencils. The team is playing with Pink Fresh Studio products, but you can use anything you'd like. I chose a set of layering stencils and made 2 cards with them.
supplies: white cardstock, grey plank dp, PinkFresh Studio Daisy Wreath stencil set, kitsch flamingo, picked raspberry, cracked pistachio and lucky clover distress oxide inks, blender brushes, sentiment from Simon Beautiful Butterflies, pink enamel dots, adhesive foam
After stamping my wreath I fussy-cut it into 2 parts and layered them over an oval on which I'd stamped my sentiment, then lifted it above the card base.
For my 2nd card, I stamped the flowers in 2 colors, overstamped a sentiment, then trimmed the panel.
Now it's your turn! We have a $25.00 gift certificate
Monday, May 10, 2021
I need several birthday cards this month, so over the next week or so, I'll be sharing some of them. This first one came about because I've been lusting over the new Pink Fresh Studio Washi Tapes with gold accents in them. The ones I want are currently sold out, so I thought I'd take an old Pink Fresh Studio stamp and die set and try and get the same results with gold embossing. I'm very pleased with how it turned out, but now I can't get a decent photo of it to show you! So I'll show you the card first....
Sunday, May 9, 2021
Here's the card I'm giving to my Mom today; she's 96 and these are her favorite colors. My order from The Greetery came just in time to make it!
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Today's card was inspired by 2 papercrafting stars, Dawn McVey and Laura Bassen..
I wanted to play again with the Mix and Match Squares stencil, so I borrowed some of Dawn's signature colors for it. The design of the stencil reminded me of the abstract paintings she's been working on lately. Then I remembered seeing this card by Laura back in February when the stencil was released. Here's my version.
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Happy Wednesday - welcome to our challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!
Monday, May 3, 2021
Here are 2 cards using the luscious floral swags in the new Spring Bouquets clear stamp set. I made them into slimline cards. The first is a mini, just a hair over 6" long.
Sunday, May 2, 2021
I've been intrigued by the many mini slimline cards I've seen popping up, but I didn't realize how darling this size is until I made one for myself! Be prepared to see lots more of these! For convenience, I started with a 6" square piece of white cardstock and scored it down the middle at 3" for my base.
supplies: white, Memory Box Ocean Blues, Sunny Oranges, and Lush Greens cardstock, Doodlebug Gingham patterned paperThe Greetery Botanicuts Sunflower dies, Hero Arts leaf die, My Favorite Things Sending You Hugs die, Doodlebug heart sprinkles
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Friday, April 30, 2021
Becca Feeken has done it again! Just look at these ornate dies she's created for her latest collection called Stained Glass Bouquet!
My first card uses the Tulip Trio set of dies.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
I don't have anything to share with you just now, but here are some of the new things that this flower girl is excited to see: Spring Bouquets and Window Box Blooms clear stamps., the XL Rose Bouquet stencil, and the Floral Centerpiece 3D embossing folder. What are your faves?
As always, there will be blog hops on Thursday, April 29 and Friday, April 30, a Facebook Live on Friday, April 30, at noon, and an Instagram hop on Friday, May 7. So you'll have lots of opportunities to see the new goodies in action. And don't forget our Born to Sparkle Gallery HERE.
Monday, April 26, 2021
I love this time of year when everything is leafing out - such a lovely lacey green!
Sunday, April 25, 2021
Spellbinder's kindly sent me 2 sets of dies from the latest Susan Tierney-Cockburn Spring Flora collection. Here are some cards I made with my new goodies!
First up, a card featuring one of my favorite flowers: Lily of the Valley. Here in NE Ohio, ours bloom right around Mother's Day, so I framed them with a pretty doily.
Friday, April 23, 2021
Spellbinders is launching a new stamp collection, and they very kindly sent me 2 of them to play with! Here are some cards that I made with my new goodies.
The first uses their new Love Block set.
supplies: white and pink cardstock, Love Block set, Hemstitch Rectangle die
This has so many possibilities! Here I used all pinks, but wouldn't it be pretty in a mix of pastels? Great for Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, or "just because"! The set also includes 4 sentiment words to pair with the main image, and a separate little spray of posies, that I added in the corners.
Next is the new Hello Sunflowers set.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Just a quick share today, playing again with my Colorize Blooms.