July 27, 2011

Fairy Dreams

This morning I was organizing my unmounted stamp images and came across a few I had forgotten about. One of the images was a pretty fairy in an oval frame. I decided this was the image I would use to make a card for the current Flutterby Wednesday Challenge. This week we are to use stripes on a card with an image of either a butterfly, fairy or angel.

I decided to go with some more of the designer card stock from my Ella Blue pad. I started with a 5-3/4" x 4-1/2" light blue tent card. I used some brown, white and striped designer card stock for the layers, scallop punching the edge of the white and striped piece. I stamped the fairy in brown on a patterned blue card stock and cut it out, cutting along the oval frame. I stamped two additional images and cut out just the fairy from one and just the wings from the other. These were added to the first stamped image with pop dots for a raised, dimensional effect.

I cut two 2-1/4" squares (one brown and the other blue) and attached them to the top of the card. I then glued the fairy to the blue square. Below the fairy image I added an oval die cut piece on which I stamped the word 'dream'.

July 26, 2011

A Sympathy Card

Today I wanted to make a sympathy card for a friend who lost his precious mom last week. It's so hard to lose a parent and I wanted to make a special card to let him and his wife know that we are thinking of them.

Sometimes images inspire me to make a card, sometimes it's beautiful cards made by others, and once it a while it's the designer paper that inspires the card. For this card I wanted something in soothing colors that was pretty but would not overwhelm the sentiment.

I have come to love the color combination of brown and light blue. On a recent trip to Hobby Lobby I found this beautiful designer paper pad from GCD Studios. It's called Ella Blue and the papers have a wonderful linen texture in twelve designs.

For this card I was inspired by one of the designs in the Ella Blue collection. I started with a very pale pink for the base card. I added a light blue card stock with the designer paper for the layers. The sympathy image used is from Stampabilities, which was die cut with a Spellbinders die.

July 8, 2011

Quickutz Butterfly Card

I have started a die collection. This Quickutz butterfly was one of the first I purchased, so today I used it to make a card. I started with a blue base card and added some decorative card stock. I stamped a border image at the top and bottom of a tan piece of card stock then added my red die cut butterfly to the center. Lastly I stamped create at the bottom.