February 11, 2015

Chinese Peony Birthday Card

I love the Stampin' Up! set, Oriental Gardens. I'm up late, so I decided to make a few cards using the Chinese Peony image from the set. I saw a pretty card on Sandi MacIver's website and just loved everything about it, so thought I'd try and make one. On a white A-2 card, I attached a blue card layer, then added a layer of white that I embossed with my new Anna Griffin cuttlebug folder. A piece of decorative card stock was added to the bottom with white ribbon across the center.

I used the Chinese Peony image and colored in the leaves. I then cut out another flower that had been stamped on pink card stock, and attached it to the image on the white card. I made a blue frame for the flower and attached it with pop dots. The framed flower was then attached to the card. I colored a separate leaf image and added it on top of the blue frame. I made a white bow and attached it to the corner of the blue frame and finished the card with three small pink pearls.

February 5, 2015

Mojo Monday Challenge #383 - Pink Lady

This morning I had a card idea in my head. When I saw the sketch for the Mojo Monday challenge this week, I thought the sketch would work well for the card idea I had in mind. I started with an A-2 light pink card then built up the layers from there. I added a strip of pink and green floral paper, then added a stencil-embossed white layer (backed with green). Following the sketch, I then added two smaller pieces of the pink and green card stock.

I've had the Stampabilities That look rubber stamp for years, so used it as the main focus of my card, stamping her in pink on a white circle die cut. I added a pink tulle diamond studded veil and then added three pink pearls to balance the card.

January 22, 2015

Minion Card

I keep coming across these cute Minion cards made by paper crafters. I decided I'd make one for my grandson, who is recovering from strep throat. He loves getting mail, so off it goes to him today. Of course, when children get cards they immediately look for cash enclosed, so I slipped in a $5 bill. The card was fun (and easy) to make and I think it came out cute.

January 16, 2015

Hearts & Flowers Valentine

It has been a l-o-n-g time since I've participated in a card challenge. I've been thinking about changing my blog, so I decided this week to update a few things and add some challenge sites. I looked for some challenges that worked with my style of stamping and card making. My first challenge this year is the Mojo Monday Challenge #380. I decided to use my newly acquired rubber stamp set Letters of Love (Stampin' Up!) for the card. I also used a heart (brass) stencil image.

I attached my layers to a white card layer then to a burgundy base card. I then decided it needed a little something extra for the white space at the top right. I had just the thing...a Prim Poppy die cut. I just slid it under the LOVE layer, and it completed the card.

Finished Card Size - 7-1/2" x 6"
Ink Color - Stampin' Up! Baroque Burgundy
Heart Stencil - T.S.C. Designs #510
Prim Poppy - Memory Box Die

January 10, 2015

Tea Bag Folding Revisited

Yesterday morning I work up feeling creative. I don't know why, but the technique of tea bag folding was on my mind. I haven't done tea bag folding in a long time, so I started looking at cards with tea bag folded tiles. I came across one beautiful card that stuck out. It was a card by a Stampin' Up! demonstrator in Australia and I just had to make one. The color palate was simply black and white and the card was elegant. I had the little square image she used, so made several tiles and began folding. Oh my goodness...I had forgotten how time consuming it was to cut and fold those little tiles and glue them together. I finally finished three medallions and made my card. I just love the elegant look of it. The pearls added to the center of each tea bag medallion finished the card nicely.

December 14, 2014

Stampin' Up! Flower Tile Card

I admit it...I have a certain style of stamp images that I like when it comes to making cards. There are certain stamps I love, certain stamps I like and then there are stamps I don't care for. Two step stamp images have never been a favorite of mine, but my thinking has changed. I recently purchased a retired set of two-step flowers titled Heartfelt Thanks and decided to try them out on a card. I absolutely love the watercolor look and they are now on my 'love' list. The card below is made entirely of Stampin' Up! images with a pretty blue card stock I found at Michaels.