Thursday, December 18, 2014

Snowy Birthday card

  I have a lot of birthdays that are coming up in January and with the holidays they always seem to creep up on me and surprise me.  That encouraged me to get a start on them today. Since it is a week before Christmas and the Christmas cards got mailed this week. I made today's card with water color paper, vellum, and distress inks.

I blended dusty concord, worn lipstick, and tattered rose on my water color paper first,  them I took my grape fizz perfect pearls pigments and splattered the background.  Then I heat embossed the sentiment from Mama Elephant.  I cut out snowflakes on my Cricut machine using the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I cut one in water color paper and the rest in vellum. 

For a finishing touch I trimmed the card with clear sequins and coral Lawn trimmings.  I am entering this card in the Simon Say Stamp Wednesday Challenge, the theme of the challenge is Winter Inspiration. I was inspired by Debby Hughes's lovely cards and the Simon Say Stamp card kit for January for this card.  This card was very fun to make.  I hope you enjoyed viewing my work. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Joy to the World!

   Today I am going to share my Christmas card with you that I made to send out. I have been trying a lot more clean and elegant cards lately. I like to embellish my cards especially with a little sparkle. I keep a bit of sparkle but the over all design is clean and simple.

   The colors I choose are not traditional Christmas colors, and the picture isn't the best quality. I die cut my letters with Clark's ABC die from Lawn Fawn. The Sentiment is from Lawn Fawn's Wish You Were Here set. I cut the stamp to get the wording I wanted; no my stamps did not scream when I cut it. The glitter fun foam is actually a lime green that matches the globe, but I was losing my good lighting for the day so the color in the picture is a little strange.  The inside of my card says: "May the  glory of Christ's birth bring you joy and hope at Christmas time and always." The stamp for the inside is a rubber stamp by Stampabilities that I found at Hobby Lobby.  Believe it or not that was the first rubber stamp I have ever bought.  This is my entry for the Lawnscaping Challenge #96 Merry Christmas and I also entring it in Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and their anything goes challenge. I hope that you enjoy it, even if it isn't fancy. Let's keep focused on what Christmas is all about: The joy that Christ brought when he was born as a tiny baby in Bethlehem and the eternal joy that he brings to our hearts when we know him as Lord and Savior. 

Monday, December 8, 2014

You Color My World

  Today I have two fun cards that I made with a new Lawn Fawn stamp I just got today.  These cards are two different takes on this stamp set featuring the crayon and the sentiment from this mini set.

  This card is an early Valentines day card. The background was made with distress inks, glimmer mist, and watercolor paper; with embossed hearts to resist the inks.  The crayon was colored with Copic markers. For a final touch some white and gold  trim from Lawn Fawn.  This card is going to be my entry for the Virginia's View Challenge, Challenge #10 all things distressed. 

This is my other card. I used the globe from the Wish You Where Here stamp. The white letters were heat embossed and I lined up the globe over the black stamped sentiment on the card base. The crayons were colored with Copic markers. The tiny silver stars were cut from glitter tape and Mama Elephant's tiny stars from the basic die set.  Hope you liked my fun cards today. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

White on White Challenge #95

Today I am playing along with Lawn Fawn's Challenge blog; Challenge #95 White on white. This was an interesting challenge for sure. Here is my card, I kept it clean and simple. that is what I think of when I think of white.
I love this little bunny from the Hello baby set. I second generation stamped this in a grey wool ink. Then I took a couple of Copic markers and shaded the bunny a little. I added a wink of stella to the balloons and put liquid glass (which is like glossy accents) over the balloons. Then I die cut my letters from Clark's ABC die cut. I put a vellum panel behind my happy letters to give it a frosted look.

I love these bunnies, they remind me of little nut brown hare and big nut brown hare. My girls love it when I read the story "Guess How Much I Love You?" That is what inspired this card. The very last line of the book big nut brown hare says, "I love you to the moon.. and back."

I didn't have the greatest stamp for my alphabet to put the sentiment for the bottom of the card. I ordered Violet's ABC's stamp since Lawn Fawn had such a great black Friday sale. So, there may be a remake of this card in the future. Hope you enjoyed today's post, please leave some feedback if you liked it and if you didn't give me some pointers how I could do better next time.