Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July!

I have a quick and easy card to share today. As soon as I saw this new Papertrey Ink Cover Plate Waves die I knew I would use it to make a few cards for the 4th of July. A belated Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian family and friends and Happy 4th of July to everyone celebrating today in the USA!

The red waves/stripes are cut from cardstock and a WPlus9 star border stamp is heat embossed and inked to create the stars.

We are heading off to the beach for a while and crossing our fingers it is not too crowded!

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink June 2015 Blog Hop

I created this card for the Papertrey Ink June 2015 Blog Hop going on all day today. You can find all the details here at Capture the Moment.

Can you see how I translated the sweet shoes in the inspiration photo into this card?

Blog hop inspiration

The Happiness in Bloom dies were used to cut a number of flowers from red and whte burlap, clear transparency paper and cream crepe paper. A touch of ink added color to the white burlap and the flowers were tied together with black buttons and paper twine. The burlap was run through a Xyron before it was cut making it easy to adhere to the transparency for more stability. A few felt leaves finish off this floral cluster.

Building Blocks dies are cut from Smoky Shadow and Soft Stone cardstock to make the striped base for the Thank You Kindly sentiment.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Fusion Bright Butterfly + Simon Says + Seize the Birthday

I have a bright and happy birthday card to share with you today.

Inspiration came from both the photo and sketch from the Fusion: Bright Butterfly challenge.

A panel is inked with Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks and then a water spritzed stencil is pressed on it to dilute some of the color and leave the stencil image. The PTI sentiment is stamped directly onto this panel and a couple of Martha Stewart punched butterflies flutter around it.

The solid butterflies are all cut from a piece of transparency that is stained with Sailboat Blue Alcohol Ink and a black Delaney butterfly die cut is layered over the largest. You can see how the color of the butterflies varies depending on what color they are layered over.

I am also linking this card to the Wednesday Challenge Blog at Simon Says Stamp where the challenge is to use a favorite technique or product. Distress Inks, stencils and die cutting fit the bill for me.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

The final link is to Seize the Birthday, where the challenge this time around is Nothing but Neutrals, but thankfully they always have an Anything Goes option.

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