Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Warm Thoughts on a Cold Day

Hello everyone,

The weather has been unseasonably warm here, yet still on the chillier side. And my family north of me is being buried in copious amounts of the white stuff. I think they could use some warm thoughts this week. Perhaps I will send one of them the card I am sharing today! If I can make it to the post office...

For this card I used the Joyous Juniper Stamp Set and Joyous Juniper Dies from Technique Tuesday. After stamping in black on Kraft card stock I colored the images with PrismaColor pencils and accented with Glossy Accents and glitter. It needed a bit more texture so I sprizted the card stock with a brown Distress Ink marker using the Tim Holtz Marker Spritzer.

Because the glitter wasn't enough I added a bunch of jelly rhinestones. To finish I stamped a sentiment from the same set on aqua card stock and die cut.

Thanks for stopping by and thank you to Tam at Technique Tuesday for the stamps/dies that I am showcasing on today's project!

Friday, January 4, 2019

Dam Good Birthday

Hello everyone,

I'm starting off the year with my first birthday card! And this will be a shocker but I have plans to mail this card. 

I'm terrible about going to the post office but I really need to do better this year. It's much more fun to make someone's day with a special card instead of just sticking them (the cards, not the people) in a box on a shelf. ;)

For this card, I used the Beau and Beatrice Beaver stamp set and Beau and Beatrice Beaver crafting dies from Technique Tuesday. I stamped the beaver on white card stock and colored with Copic markers. I did the same with the log image (times three). Once colored the images were cut out using the coordinating dies.

I used just a few pieces of designer paper and a couple pieces of card stock for the layers, stamping the sentiment on an aqua piece before die cutting with a stitched rectangle die.

And since I wanted this card to be on the manly side I only used a few gold rhinestones for embellishment. I didn't quite succeed on the "manly" - the scalloped border was a bit much. lol. 

That is it for today. Hope you all enjoy the first weekend of the new year. I'm planning to take down the Christmas decorations, do a bit of cleaning and purging, and hopefully have some time to hang out in the craft room. How about you?

Disclosure: Thank you to Tam at Technique Tuesday for the stamps/dies that I am showcasing in today's project!

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Warm Thoughts

Hello everyone - 

Finally finished wrapping up all of the Christmas festivities for the year. Just a bit of traveling to do and then back to the normal routine... and maybe some dieting after all of the cookies and treats I've been eating! :)

Of course I couldn't resist whipping up a few last minute treat packets with some of my favorite Lindt Truffles and Ghirardelli chocolates! I incorporated red into my design but that could be swapped out with white or gray or another color for a more wintery look. I'm thinking these treat packets would also work great when filled with hot cocoa mix and marshmallows. 

For my treat bags I used the Joyous Juniper Stamp Set and Joyous Juniper Dies from Technique Tuesday. After stamping in black I colored the images with Copic markers and then die cut. I stamped a sentiment from the same set on red card stock and trimmed to size.

The treat bags I used came with a window but I wanted to hide the contents (okay, they clashed with my color combo!) so I lined the treat bags with some 3" x 4" pieces of designer paper.  I added a few white jelly rhinestones here and there for a bit of bling.

To secure the bags I used a bit of red ribbon with white polka dots.

Thanks for stopping by! And as usual you can also find me on Instagram @daniellelounds for additional craft projects and to see my latest illustrations. :)

Disclosure: Thank you to Tam at Technique Tuesday for the stamps/dies that I am showcasing in today's project!

Friday, September 7, 2018

Celebrate with a Yippee

Hello everyone - 

During Taylored Expression's 10th Birthday Bash a couple of new sets were released
that I illustrated. The first is a set of big balloons called Celebrate Big and the second is small set with a cat and dog called Yippee Critters. These sets were designed to be used together but can also be used separately. 

For my card I paired them together.

I stamped one of the big balloons in Guava ink on white cardstock and cut out with the coordinating die. Instead of stamping a balloon string I used a piece of jute. Since I'm partial to cats I stamped the cat image on white cardstock and colored with Copic markers before cutting with the coordinating die.

For the background I used the Set the Scene - Clouds Stencil Strips and sponged a cloudy sky using Distress Oxide Ink. Once dry I cut out with the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets. I also added a couple strips of designer paper from the Rainbow Brights Paper Pack along the bottom.

I assembled the card using lots of foam tape and attaching the balloon string to the cats hand using Glossy Accents. I also added a few clear jelly rhinestones.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous day!

Stamps: Celebrate Big, Yippee Critters
Dies/Stencils: Celebrate Big, Yippee Critters, Stitched Rectangle Stacklets, Set the Scene - Clouds Stencil Strips
Ink/Markers: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Broken China Distress Oxide (Ranger), Guava, white gel pen
Papers: Sugar Cube, Rainbow Brights Paper Pack
Accessories: clear jelly rhinestones, foam tape, Glossy Accents (Ranger), jute (May Arts)