Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Loving Kindness

It's kinda funny how my design evolved. I was thinking of a central flower with sprigs of leaves coming out of both sides. When I placed the first leaf cluster.... I felt that if I placed one on the left -- it would look odd.... so left it off. Next, I wanted to place my "Happy Birthday" sentiment underneath the flower. I have many many sentiment stamps with the words 'Happy Birthday" but none looked good right underneath the central flower.... so I decided to place it far below the flower and add a ribbon.  I also wanted to try and keep it white and blackberry, but when I placed the blackberry DSP behind the focal piece....it lost something. So, I chose the Pear Pizzazz DSP.... wow... does this look classy (in my opinion!)! LOL

Well, I hope you enjoyed how my card evolved into the lovely creation it is now.
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Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Blooming with Kindness, What I Love
Ink - Blackberry Bliss, Wonder Wisteria, Pear Pizzazz
Paper - Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz DSP
Accessories - Rhinestones, Blackberry Bliss Satin Stitched Ribbon

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Brushed Motorcycle

I haven't used this stamp in a while... as it is retired... yet it's the perfect stamp for my brother's birthday card. He owns a motorcycle and rides it whenever he gets the chance.

I used the brushed silver cardstock for the background with the Houndstooth TIEF -- which I think looks very similar to the metal on the bike (okay, not really... but it is close!).

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Stamp Set - Motorcycle
Ink - Black Staz-on, Soft Sky, Night of Navy
Paper - Night of Navy, Brushed Silver, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories - Black Satin Ribbon, Deco Labels Framelits, Big Shot, AquaPainter, Houndstooth TIEF

Monday, April 18, 2016

Loving Wings

I cannot take credit for this lovely design.  I saw it on Pinterest (but cannot find it again to give the person credit). So if this design is yours.... thank you so very much.

I used a portion of the Apothecary Accents Framelits to create the bottom edge to the gray cardstock.

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Supplies Used:
Stamp set: Loving Thoughts
Ink - Basic Gray
Paper - Basic Gray, Whisper White
Accessories - Apothecary Accents Framelits, Big Shot, Butterflies Thinlits, Precision Plate, Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Birthday Blooms

This card is for my sister-in-law who is turning 30 this year. I chose one of her favorite colors - red and paired it with black and gray -- what a striking combination! I love how it turned out.  I know she will love it too.

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Supplies Used:
Stamp sets - Botanical Blooms, Happy Birthday Everyone
Ink - Versamark
Paper - Real Red, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories - Botanical Builder Framelits, Big Shot, Big Shot Die Brush, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Basic Rhinestones, glue dots

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Fields of Wonder

Such a Pretty in Pink card for my Best Friend for!!!!  She has been like a Sister to me! We've been friends for almost 40 years...eeek, that's a lot of years! lol

I used the 'It's My Party" DSP and the stamp sets Flowering Fields and Rose Wonder.

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Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Flowering Fields, Rose Wonder
Ink - Basic Gray, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette
Paper - Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray, Whisper White, It's My Party DSP
Accessories - Pink Pirouette Taffeta Ribbon, glue dots

Monday, April 4, 2016

Banner Party

This card is perfect for my niece -- who loves cupcakes with frosting! Sugar! Sugar! Sugar!  I had a little bit of trouble inking the cupcakes with my markers to get an even coating to stamp... I must have tried 4 or 5 times to get what you see here.  Practice makes perfect - huh? lol

I used the It's My Party DSP (designer series paper) for my background too.... to tie in the birthday theme! Such a great set of papers to go along with the stamp set and punches. I used the Banners Framelits to die-cut the banner...and then used scissors to cut out the matte to go under it.

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Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Party Wishes
Ink - Black Staz-on, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand
Paper - Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, It's My Party DSP
Accessories - Basic Black taffeta ribbon, Big Shot, Banners Framelits, dimensionals. Party Punch Pack, scissors
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