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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Creatable Borders

Hi guys. I've had a Marianne Design border creatable lying around for a long time...but couldn't come up with an idea of how to incorporate the border onto a card. The border is beautiful...but it's very wide...and just doesn't fit with most of my card layouts.

So I decided to look on Pinterest to see how other people used the dies...and found a great layout to try.

Here's the card I made:


Hmmmmm...I might have to bring this creatable out more often. :)


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Thinking of you

Hey guys. I love the stamp set by Flourishes -- "Forget Me Not Notes". Today I want to show you a card I made using just one of the smaller stamps -- multiple times.

I simply stamped along the edge of my sentiment with different angles of the flower image...getting a very good looking border of flowers. Coloured it with copics...and stuck it onto a bunch of different layers of cardstock.



Finally, I added foam dots to the back of my image...and attached it to my background yellow cardstock. Of course, I first dry embossed the yellow with my new "Swiss Dots" Cuttlebug folder. Love the effect of texture on cards!!! :)

And here's the final result:



It makes me think of spring - - something we can only dream of in this awful cold and looooooooong winter weather!!! So here's to spring hurrying up!!!!!!!! :)


some challenges of my card:




Friday, February 28, 2014

Monochromatic Cross

Hi guys. Today I want to showcase a monochromatic card I made. I used a stamp set by Stampin Up. I'm not sure about the name of the set at the moment, but they're one of the few stamp sets I've ever seen that featured a sentiment for Baptism. It seems to be one of the most difficult occasions to find any stamps for!!!


I wanted the cross image to be the focal point of the card...so I stamped it in black and then cut out the image. I also added dimensional foam to it, to give the card a bit of dimension. I always love that effect. :)

The stamp set features a total of like 6 different sentiments...which you combine to fit your chosen occasion, in this case, Baptism.


I always love using border punches on cards. This time I used the Fiskars "Lace". It's definitely one of my favourites. Very detailed. A piece of golden ribbon over the border made it stand out even more. :)

Finally, I partially embossed the background cardstock with the "Swiss Dots" embossing folder I FINALLY got my hands on! It's soooo popular...but is sooooo hard to find!!! So glad I finally have it in my collection. :)

And here's the final card:




Challenges:

Thursday, February 13, 2014

L O V E

Hi guys. Today I'm showcasing the Valentine's day card I made fro my husband for this year. It's inspired by a card I found on Pinterest. I love that site for inspiration! :)

The sentiment was created digitally...which is always a great backup when you don't have the appropriate rubber stamp in your collection.



The letters are raised...so the card has a dimensional effect, which I always love on cards. Just adds a little something extra...


And here is the full card:


There's lots of layers -- but I love adding them to make the card pop more. :)


Happy Valentine's day!!!! :) 



challenges

Monday, February 3, 2014

On your SPECIAL day

Hi guys. Today I made my first card of the year! :p I've been busy with other things -- taking care of my almost 1-year-old for the most part. But he's a joy...so card making can take a back seat. :)

Today I created a card for a special occasion. I was thinking wedding...but I guess it could be used for whatever occasion the giver has in mind.

I used a beautiful embossing folder called " ". I love the textured look -- and even just a strip of it on a card makes a statement.



I also punched two different butterfly punches and created one butterfly. It's a great effect...especially when you use two different colors.



Lastly, I stamped a beautiful sentiment from Stampabilities...and of courses added bling to make it sparkle a bit. :)



Challenges:

Friday, January 10, 2014

Guitar Card

Hi guys. So have you seen the challenge over at "Welcome to Flourishes"? It's a great challenge ...with an even greater prize...so go check it out. :)

I made a shaped card for my husband's birthday. He's big into music and plays the guitar...so when I saw a "guitar card" on Pinterest...I just had to try one myself.


There's a lot of parts to this card...and it did take quite some time to complete it, but I love how it turned out...


 ...and he loved it as well. :) So goal accomplished :)

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Favourite Cards from 2013


Hey guys. I always love the posts that look back thru time to showcase favourite cards. I was going to do this post at the end of December, but we've had issues with our computer, so it's been postponed. But I decided to do it anyways -- even if we are a week into the new year. :p

So here's a few of my cards from 2013.

Jan:

Feb:



May:

June:

Sep:


Oct:

Nov:


It's been a fun year of creating. I learned some new techniques, used new supplies...and definitely changed it up. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog...and the comments you leave. They make showcasing the cards I create that much more fun! :)