Thursday, October 17, 2019

Happy 20th!

Yesterday, Mark and Jenny celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary.  I used Stampin' Up's Blackberry Bliss cardstock as it is close to the color of the bridesmaids' dresses. The little squirrels are from My Favorite Things' Fall Friends stamp set.  The sentiment was cut on my Cricut Explore.  I added foam between the two Blackberry Bliss layers which were then layered on a white card base.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Pet Sympathy

I have had my Cricut out since the weekend.  A friend of Matthew needed some help in creating a file for a specific image.  It has been awhile since I tried something new.  But it worked and we had a mini Cricut Sunday!  Since the Cricut is still on my island, I decided to make a few cards using images on Cricut Access.  The card posted today was quick and easy~~once I decided on what image to use.  One of my brother's dog has been sick for a while.  Recently, he is getting worse.  So I made this card with him in mind.  I adhered the image to a white cardstock square and layered that on a black scalloped square.  Both of those squares were cut using Stampin' Up's Layering Squares framelits.  The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted Stamps.  The ribbon was just the embellishment required!  Have a great day!


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

More Leaves

The  water colored background on today's card was created with a combination of Blackberry Bliss and Daffodil Delight reinkers.  I put a couple drops of each on an acrylic block.  I then added water (not much) and moved it around a bit and then put Shimmery White cardstock on it.  By trying to minimize the amount of water, the colors didn't blend easily.  So I add a little more water and again placed the cardstock on it.  Once dry, the watercolored Shimmery White was layered on gold cardstock.  After embossing the Rich Razzleberry layer with SU's Pine Planks embossing folder, everything was layered on a Cream colored card base. Leaves were cut from the Seasonal Layers die set in both gold and Rich Razzleberry.  Gold embossing powder was used for the sentiment and on the Rich Razzleberry leaf.  The background kind of looks like a sunset!  Have a great day!

Monday, October 14, 2019

Sending Sympathy

In the last couple of weeks, I have needed a few sympathy cards.  Here are two of them. The card layouts are the same as Friday's card but with different colors and a different sentiment.  For the card on the left I used Pistachio Pudding, Crumb Cake and Pink Pirouette cardstock.  For the card on the right I combined Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and So Saffron cardstock.  The sentiment is from a retired Close To My Heart stamp set.  Pretty ribbon and pearls complete the cards.  Have a great day!

Friday, October 11, 2019

Just Breathe

I was drawing a blank when deciding what card to make for today,  so I looked on Pinterest for a card that was made with the Colorful Seasons stamp set by Stampin' Up.  There are so many beautiful cards made with this set.   I came across a card by Cynthia Maynard and I totally copied it!  I also used the coordinating dies, Seasonal Layers.  The only difference is that she used Smoky Slate ink and  cardstock and I used Basic Gray ink and cardstock.  Next week I will post the sympathy cards I created using this layout.  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 10, 2019

More Birthday Candles

The other day, My Favorite Things posted a video on their Facebook page showing how to create cards using their Birthday Candle Dies.  Of course, I had to try my hand at it.  Today are two of the cards and I think they turned out great.  I used retired SU pattern paper for the candles.  The candles on the red card were die cut from white glitter paper that I colored with a yellow alcohol marker before cutting them out.  The candles on the Tempting Turquoise card are yellow cardstock.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Birthday Candles

Today's card is quite easy to create if you have the Birthday Candle Dies from My Favorite Things.  The candle die cuts the five candles at once.  So I ran the white cardstock with the die thru my Big Shot.  I then cut the pattern candle dies a couple of times.  After adhering the white cardstock layer to the Berrylicious cardstock base, I adhered each candle into the candle space left by the die.  The five little hearts are also one die.  I had to run that die thru the Big Shot once.  The only thing I would change is the light ink I used for the sentiment.  It is from Stampin' Up's Cottage Greetings stamp set.  If it was photopolymer, I would have used my Misti and stamped it several times.  Since my set is wood mount, I wasn't able to do that.  I might be covering up the stamped sentiment with white cardstock and re-stamping.  Have a great day!