Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thanks so much

Hello friends - Been a busy week for me and I am so behind on posting some projects that I have completed. But it has been ‘good’ busy with some fun illustrating work. Can’t share that yet. ;)

However I can share this clean and simple card that I made last weekend.


I’ve been wanting to create a stacked die cut sentiment for a while and I finally but my hands on a die that would be perfect for it: Scripty Thanks from Lawn Fawn. I die cut the top layer from a piece of designer paper (Amy Tan Plus One – American Crafts) and then die cut five more layers from thick white cardstock. I adhered all of the layers together using Glossy Accents and for a final touch I adding a coating of it to the top.

Behind the thanks are a couple of circles cut from a large manila tag that I embossed and painted. How? First I used an image from Mixed Media (Stampers Anonymous) and heat embossed the entire tag with white embossing powder. I then swiped a Wild Honey Distress Paint across the surface and let dry for a bit. I used a paper towel to wipe off the excess paint and expose the embossing a bit more. I repeated this paint technique with Spiced Marmalade Distress Paint.

Once dry, I cut out a couple of circles using the Stitched Circles Dienamics from MFT.

Covered the card base with coordinating designer paper and added a mat from white cardstock. Finished by adhering the pieces together using foam tape and liquid glue and embellished with enamel dots and label letters.


What do you think? Fun, right? I used another one of these circles on another project that I will have to share with you another day.
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

SPD07: Tanks for everything

Hello sweets!

I hope you are in the mood for white because my card today has white on white on white! I really wanted to showcase the image from Don’t Be Koi (SugarPea Designs), so I kept the rest of the card as neutral as possible. Just a few sequins and enamel dots and a bit of embossing using a Layering Stencil (Stampers Anonymous) and white embossing paste.

I paired the sweet image with a punny sentiment for the new SugarPea Designs challenge: You’re So Punny.

  • Play along with any stamp you like - but if you use SugarPea Designs, we'll top your voucher up to $15!
  • Combine our challenge with any other challenge(s)!
  • Upload to your blog or other online gallery using keyword: SPD07 so that we may check out your beautiful work
  • Add your link to the linkup on the SugarPea Blog. You'll find our current challenges on the sidebar.
Finally, a little close up of the image. It was colored with Copic Markers and then I coated the goldfish with a Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen.

The full set: Don’t Be Koi

Saturday, July 19, 2014

C4C245: You are capable of…

Hello Crafty Friends -

It is the third Saturday of the month which means it is time for another sketch challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges. You can find all the details of the challenge and more samples there.


Here is the sketch that my card is based. I only made a few small tweaks to it. Instead of the little banner in front of the main panel I added a flower and twine. I also overlapped the two horizontal strips and offset the enamel dots a bit. I think the sketch is still recognizable though!


I stamped a sentiment from Chalkboard Greetings Too (MFT) in VersaMark and embossed with Rose Antiquities Embossing Powder (Ranger). Because the embossing powder doesn’t contrast much from the Kraft it was a pain to take a picture so that you can see the words clearly. It is much easier to read in person. I then die cut the panel using Stitched Circle Dies (MFT).


This is one of those cards that took a bit of trial and error before I was happy with the look. I originally used ribbon instead of the corrugated cardstock but didn’t like it so I tried another ribbon which I also didn’t like. But the third choice was the charm. Once I had the corrugated strips and the main panel decided the rest of the card was pretty easy. I just had to pick a contrasting color to tone down the pink a bit.


Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great weekend!

Monday, July 14, 2014

SPDSS07: Let’s Shell-ebrate!

Hello crafty friends -

I have a super sweet card to share today for this week’s sketch challenge at SugarPea Designs.


Here is the sketch(and I actually stayed pretty true to the layout, just turned the one band into a longer flag) :


I used the new SeaSide Wishes set and stamped the beach girl in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copic Markers. I added a bit of Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen to the shells. I cut out the image and adhered to the card with foam dimensionals.


If you play along with our sketch challenge there is a wonderful prize.


You just need to follow a few little rules:

  • Play along with any stamp you like - but if you use SugarPea Designs, we'll top your voucher up to $15!
  • Feel free to rotate/flip the sketch, or exchange any shapes for what works with your design, just make sure the sketch is recognizable!
  • Combine our sketch with any other challenge(s) (except another sketch!)
  • Upload to your blog or other online gallery using keyword: SPDSS07 so that we may check out your beautiful work Add your link to the linkup on the SugarPea Blog. You'll find our current challenges on the sidebar.

For my take on the sketch I used the following set, SeaSide Wishes (look at that little crab, so cute and I must use him at some point):