A coworker of mine gave birth to a beautiful baby boy a few weeks ago. A little peanut with a full head of hair, he is seriously so cute!
I was asked to make this custom card, inspired by this one, for people at work to sign to welcome little baby Francis.
I used Neat & Tangled Journaling Alpha dies which I LOVE. I inked up the bottom half of each letter with some Versamark ink and then added some Liquid Platinum embossing powder over the ink and heat embossed the letters. I also cut the same letters from fun foam and mounted my heat embossed letters on top, to give a bit of dimension. I stamped the rest of the sentiment in SSS Intense black ink using the Simon Says Stamp Celebrate stamp set.
I also die cut the panel using the a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle die. Before I adhered the panel to my card base, I added some patterned paper (from a Studio Calico kit I purchased ages ago) to the card base. I also piped a bead of Liquid Pearls in the color onyx around the outer edge of the sentiment panel, to separate it from the patterned paper a bit.
The card needed a bit of something else, so I added a few copper-colored chip board (I think?) stars to finish it off.
I hope Francis liked his card!
Last week, my lovely grandmother turned 90 years old. Ninety! Her kids, grand kids and great-grand kids all got together last weekend to celebrate her.
Isn’t she the cutest?! She’s one of the most gentle, kind and caring people I know. She has shared with me her love of flowers and gardening, and her insatiable sweet tooth so this card seemed like a good fit.
I absolutely adore the Happy Day stamp set from Concord & 9th. I stamped out the cake in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with copics. I also stamped out the little flags and made a custom 9-0 cake copper. I popped the image up on some fun foam and adhered it onto a water colored panel.
I finished off the card with some pale pink sequins. I used the Sophisticated Script stamp set (also from Concord & 9th) to customize Grandma’s envelope.
I hope she sticks around for another 90 years!
I sent off that custom order of Welcome to Brooklyn cards a few weeks ago (phew!), and made sure to include a thank you card with the order. Once again I made use of my favorite coverplate die from Papertrey Ink, along with a thanks die from Wplus9.
I used some fun foam behind the stripes before attaching them to my card base to give the card some dimension. I cut the “thanks” several times from some mint cardstock and stacked them on top of each other to give the sentiment some oomph. I used the hand lettered thanks stamp set for the “many” which I white heat embossed onto a small strip of black cardstock. I added a few moonshine sequins to finish it all off!
Happy Hump Day!
Sometimes a simple distress ink-blended background and a big and bold sentiment are all it takes to put together a nice thank you card!
The two cards were made for two college students who worked for me (at my day job!) this summer. They were such a great help to me that I was really sad to see them go. Somehow bright, colorful handmade cards eased the pain just a bit. :)
I had an ink blended panel kicking around my craft room, that I had made during #thedailymarker30day coloring challenge. To make the panel, I blended an assortment of distress inks onto some white 80lbpaper in rough rainbow order. I then added some water droplets which bleached out certain areas and created what looks to me like a nice bokeh effect. I then used a 5″x 3.75″stitched rectangle die to cut two panels from the larger piece.
I used my Mini Misti and Versa Fine onyx black ink to stamp the sentiment from the Mama Elephant Merci stamp set. Then, I attached each panel to an A2 sized card base. I resisted the urge to glue some sequins onto the cards, though I think that might have been a nice finishing touch.
I really love how these turned out. I hope you like them, too!
Making cards that are suitable for a male recipient can be difficult sometimes. When I need to make a card for a guy, I usually go straight for a Tim Holtz blueprint sketch stamp. The sketchy, architectural feel to them makes them perfect for masculine cards. For this card, I stamped the present image on some white cardstock, colored the box and the bow with copics and cut them out. I then stamped the image again on some vellum and adhered the colored-in box and bow on top of the vellum. I popped the colored image up with a bit of foam tape to give the card some added dimension.
I recently purchased a Papertrey Ink horizontal stripes cover plate die and I can’t get enough of it. I think 9 of the last 10 cards I’ve made have included some horizontal background stripes, and I see no signs of stopping. I love how it adds a little extra somthin’ somethin’, so I used the negative cut from the die and popped that up onto my card base before I added my vellum panel and sentiment. The sentiment is from the Altenew Label Love stamp set.
Quick and easy, and totally manly. :)
I can’t believe there are only two more weeks of August left! As usual, summer has flown by and, as usual, I’m just about ready for some cooler fall weather.However, I have certainly enjoyed the summer of 2016, making lots of extra trips to the beach this year and enjoying what’s left of what was a pretty great tan.
Today I’m sharing a card project that came out of some experimenting I did as part of the Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge. Just for kicks, I did some ink blending on a cardstock panel and added some water splatters – which showed up pretty well because I used cardstock and not watercolor paper, but I ended up with a bit of warping, too. You win some, you lose some. The panel looked like a summer sunset to me, so I ran with it.
I cut the panel down and stamped the Hello sentiment from the SSS Flip Flop Season stamp set. I used a sheet protector and my fuse tool to turn the panel into a shaker card – adding lots of seed beads and sequins inside. I also stamped some flip flops on a piece of scrap from the ink blended panel and mounted those on the outside of the shaker.
I hope everyone enjoys these last few weeks of summer!
Hello! I am just back from a nice, relaxing vacation in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, which is why I haven’t posted in a little bit. Hopefully I’ll be back into the swing of things in the next few days (I still haven’t unpacked everything yet…).
Today I thought I’d share two baby shower themed cards that I made recently. I used a Tim Holtz Mini Blueprints Baby stamp set for the cards.
The first card I created by lining up three stamps from the set. in my Mini Misti tool and stamping them out in a straight line across the 4.25″x5.5″ panel (that I added some interest to with a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle die). I used Versafine black ink for the stamping. For the sentiment (which says Congrats and is not showing up well in the photos…), I stamped a sentiment from the Altenew Label Love stamp set in Buttercup pigment ink. It’s such a great yellow color.
For the second card, cut the back panel with another stitched rectangle die, and then cut two stitched circles, the larger one in yellow, the other, using a SSS stitched circle die. I stamped the onesie image (so cute) onto the white stitched circle shape and colored it with my copic markers. I popped several layers of the card up with some foam tape to give the card a bit of dimension.
Now, time to unpack from last week’s vacation…