Monday, May 22, 2017

Grey Heron at Waters Edge

When I visit my daughter, we have a favorite restaurant we like to go to.  We ask to sit by the window so we can watch the waterway.  We always see lot of wildlife, including many seabirds.  Today's card uses images and dies with a seabird theme and also uses one of my favorite color combos – blue and kraft. 

This card features the Grey Heron at Waters Edge from Just For Fun.  This image was stamped with Faded Jeans Distress Ink on the upper section of a piece of light blue cardstock.  Vintage Photo Distress Ink was sponged around the edges.  

A torn piece of kraft paper, sponged with ink on the edges, was layered on the bottom.  JFF's The Voice of the Sea sentiment was stamped in Vintage Photo in the bottom left corner.  Two of the birds from Memory Box’s Elegant Shorebirds dies were cut from dark blue cardstock and added to the right corner.  This was all layered on dark blue and the white card base.

There is still time to enter JFF's May Challenge with the theme “A Mother’s Love”.  Get the details here.

Have a great week.

E. Marie

Monday, May 8, 2017

Simple Mother's Day

Saturday was National Scrapbooking Day.  I am not a scrapbooker, yet, so I spent the day with my friends making cards.  I thought I would share two different versions of my Mother’s Day card.

The Just For Fun image, Floral Oval V, is stamped with Abandoned Coral Distress Ink on this simple card.  Spellbinders Oval dies were used to create a frame to layer on top.  This was layered on white cardstock, edged with the same ink. and added to the white card base.

The JFF Happy Mother’s Day sentiment was also stamped with Abandoned Coral ink on a rectangle, edged with the ink.  This was angled on the side of the image.

Since I have a hard time keeping things simple, I decided to create a second version with a few additions.  This time the die cut frame was edged with ink and the top layer was run through a floral embossing folder.  A corner rounder was used on the sentiment and a sheer ribbon bow and pearl were added.  The ribbon for the bow was originally white but the Abandoned Coral Distress Ink was added to it.  This ink is interesting as it gave the actual ribbon a slight orange look but kept the Coral color along the edges.  I felt these few changes added an elegance to the card while still keeping the simplicity.

You can share your Mother’s Day cards by linking them to JFF's May Card Challenge with the theme of A Mother's Love.

E. Marie

Monday, May 1, 2017

Just For Fun May Challenge

May has arrived and with it comes a new challenge at the Just For Fun blog.  The theme this month is A Mother’s Love.  This is perfect for all those Mother’s Day cards you are working on.

I used Just For Fun’s Mother is Born image and sentiment on my card.  I started by creating a soft pastel background, using Zig Water Color Markers on my craft mat, spritzing with water, and smooshing my cardstock in the ink.  When the cardstock dried, the image was stamped in the center with Memento Ink.  This was layered behind a white frame, die cut with a Sue Wilson Designs die.

A layer of bright pink, silk flowers, and small pearls were added.

I hope you can join the challenge.  See all the details at the JFF Blog.

E. Marie