Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Friendship Flowers on Vellum

E. Marie here to share a card using the new Friendship Flowers Stamp Set.  The main image on this set is a nice size that makes the flowers easy to color and makes a great central image.

For the card front, I die cut Sue Wilson Designs’ Spanish Collection Background from white cardstock and layered this on a slightly larger piece of sticker paper. 

I added Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter to the remaining exposed adhesive, tied a sheer bow around the bottom, and added a pearl brad to the bow and tiny pearls all around the edge.  This was layered on a white card base.

One of my favorite looks is white embossing on vellum and I knew this image would look be perfect for this.  I stamped it with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with White Detail Embossing Powder on a piece of vellum and colored with Tombow markers on the back.  After die cutting two of Spellbinders’ largest Floral Ovals, I cut the center out of one of them and layered it over the vellum image.  I cut around the pour spout so it would layer in front of the die cut.  Next I trimmed off the decorative edge of the second die, covered it with a wide piece of lace, and adhered a second lace around the edges.  The image was adhered on top of this so the lace could show through the vellum and also under the decorative edge of the die cut to enhance it.

Check out this stamp set in the on line store here.

Thanks for visiting.

E. Marie

I entered this card in the following challenge:

Scrapy Land Challenge #16 - Add Pearls and/or Lace (PLUS using any brand of die Scrapy Land sells)
Crafts $ Eternity Challenge R#222 - Spring
Bunny Zoe's Crafts April Challenge:  Recipe -  Anything but Square and include Pink - Lace – Pearls
Card Mania Challenge CMC#67 – Flowers
My Craft Creations Challenge 1/4-28/4/15 – Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 137 - Springtime Flowers

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

You Did It!

This weekend one of my friends asked me how I came up with my ideas for cards and how did I plan out what colors and layout to use.  To be honest, I really couldn’t answer her.  Sometimes I am inspired by something else I see and then it grows from there.  Sometimes I just pick an image that meets the theme, color it, and then see where it goes.  Then sometimes something just pops into my head from who knows where.  Today’s card is one of those.

Impression Obsession has a challenge theme this week of “You Did It”.  I searched through all their stamps that I own, trying to come up with something that would somehow meet this theme, and decided I did not have anything that would work.  Then last night an idea popped in my head and I decided to try it.  Last year my daughter graduated with her masters in viola performance and before she could graduate she had to have her final recital.  I was visiting her and we were busy working on wedding invitations that needed to get out so the recital was not top in my mind.  I couldn’t come back to attend it, but did get to sit through several of her practice sessions and it was like a private performance.  Even though this card doesn’t say the actual words “you did it”, it represents the thought of her successful performance!

The sentiment is from IO’s Seashell Collage.  I used a marker to color only the saying and stamped this on a torn piece of musical designer paper, then added distress ink around the edges and the saying.  This was layered on a distressed piece of cream cardstock stamped with the Dance Party Collage.  I only inked the outer sections of this stamp.  Then I cut around it, colored by sponging with ink, and distressed the edges.  Behind this is another piece of cream cardstock that I stamped with the Damask Cover-a-Card, distressed and inked the edges, and layered on a light pink card base.  I had a few flowers and a strip of ribbon left on my table from another projects so I added this, along with some pink pearls inked with brown.

Is it too late to send her a card?

E. Marie

I entered this card in the following challenge:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts April Challenge:  Recipe -  Anything but Square and include Pink - Lace - Pearls
All Sorts Challenge Week 306 – Bingo (Lace, Flowers, Pearls)
Papertake Weekly Challenge – Words, Words, Words
Party Time Tuesday Challenge #197 - Anything Goes

Saturday, April 11, 2015

House Mouse Birthday

Today we celebrated another birthday at Scrapbook Creations.  We are so lucky to have a place like this to gather.  April, the birthday gal, has a African theme throughout her home.  I found these great party goods at our fantastic Mighty Dollar and I loved that it combined the black zebra stripe with the bright pink since April is also very much the southern lady (yes, I do wonder why she hangs with the rest of us). 

House Mouse is one of April’s favorites so I decided to make a card that would coordinate with our color theme.  After stamping and coloring with Spectrum Noir markers, I die cut it with Spellbinders Octagonal die and popped it up on a black scalloped octagon.  The background is pink dotted Bazzill cardstock layered on black and the white card base.  The black borders are created with a Martha Stewart Deep Edge punch.

To keep the card more feminine, I used Cheery Lynn’s Miniature Rose die to create some pink flowers and added some black leafy flourishes with their Fanciful Flourish. 

The House Mouse and Friend’s Challenge theme this week is Birthday with a Sentiment so I decided to add a little surprise to the card.  

When you gently pull on the leafy flourish you find this special birthday message.

We had a really great time and April was kind enough to let me borrow her card to take a picture so I could share it with you.

Happy Birthday, April!!

E. Marie

I entered this card in the following challenge:
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 179 – Flowers  (must be handmade)
HM&F Challenge HMFMC191 - Birthdays with a Birthday Sentiment
Gruffies and Guests Challenge #16 – Patchwork or Anything Goes
Scrapy Land Challenge #15 - Anything Goes (Use any brand of die they sell)
Card Mania Challenge CMC#67 – Flowers
My Craft Creations Challenge 1/4-28/4/15 – Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew Challenge 84 - Handmade Flowers