It's been a VERY long time since I've submitted anything for a card Challenge with the exception of my monthly Design Team submissions. I decided to give it another go when I saw Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge theme as 'Anything Goes'. This week the SSS DT are using Hero Arts Stamp's so I thought… Continue reading Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes!
Another very interesting class that's a part of Level 2 in the Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) is Beyond Basic Backgrounds. Sounds like a straightforward class, right? Well it is and it isn't. There are some really interesting techniques in this class. Of course I picked to use one technique that I've tried before, but… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Beyond Basic Backgrounds
A super quick birthday card for a friend with some gold shimmer! I cut a panel from Simon Says Stamp's Cardstock in Schoolhouse Red measuring approximately 4x5.25 inches. I also cut a panel from some scrap patterned paper measuring approximately 3.75x5 inches. I took another piece of Simon Says Stamp's Cardstock and trimmed it down… Continue reading A Quick Birthday Card in Gold!
Yes.. I know... More Birthday cards ? I have none in my stash as they constantly keeping flowing out. Anyway.. Another attempt to get ahead of the influx of birthdays. Featuring: - Colorado Craft Company's 'Lovely Legs Birthday' stamp set - PinkFresh Studio's 'Sweet and Simple' 6x6 Paper Pack - Simon Says Stamp's Cardstock -… Continue reading More Birthday Cards!
I always struggle with masculine and gender neutral cards. This of course is most likely because the bulk of my stash is floral or more delicate in nature. Nonetheless men have birthdays too as do kids, teens.. Etc... So I'm working on mastering the art of less floral cards. Featuring: - Catherine Pooler Dye Inks… Continue reading A Few Masculine Birthday Cards
So I was looking to do something classy but Shiny for a couple of ladies celebrating their 80th birthdays. I opted for some flashy patterned paper while keeping everything else reletively simple. Featuring: - Concord and 9th’s 'Notable Numbers' Stamp and Die set - Recollections' 'Chateau' Paper Pad - Tsukineko's Versafine Onyx Black Ink -… Continue reading A Little Bit of Bling to Mark 80 Years Young!
Working on a few 'Thinking of You' cards. I LOVE the Miss Ink's 'Magnolia Sympathy' Stamp set.. I love the shape of the flowers. I've been using the single blossoms on envelopes and have bern dying to use the full stem... So I finally did on the first card below. I felt the Magnolia looked… Continue reading Thinking of you…
Creating some cute 3x3 note cards. I absolutely LOVE this patterned paper. These are simple yet stunning (IMHO). F Featuring: - Miss Ink's 'Magnolia Sympathy Stamp set - Catherine Pooler Dye Inks - Simon Says Stamp's Dye ink - Poppy Stamp’s 'Art Deco Frames and Phrases (cl472) - Recollections' ' Faith Filled' paper pad
I made 4 perfectly cute Minnie Mouse themed cards for a very sweet 3 year old girl. Featuring: - EK Success Brands Disney Die-Cut Cardstock, Mickey Family - EK Success Brands Disney Specialty Paper Pad, Mickey Family - Simon Says Stamp's 'Birthday Messages' stamp set (SSS101391)
So I've always LOVED patterned paper... The designs/prints... So many choices and such beautiful colours. But what so i do with them? How do I successfully incorporate them into my card making without it looking cluttered in my eyes? I opted to give it a shot for some easy Easter cards. I was so busy… Continue reading Playing with Patterned Paper – Quick Easter Cards