Hello, today I had to make cards for a couple of friends that are struggling with difficult life issues. The style of the cards I created lend themselves to really any occasion. They can easily be adapted for birthday, congrats or sympathy, just by changing up the sentiment and color choice. I did not want these cards to be maudlin, I wanted them to lift the spirits without being silly or too light-hearted.
This first card I used Raisin Boat Growing Love stamp set that I stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and Pacifica Blue ink from CTMH for the berries and graphic blooms. I stamped twice so I could get two shades of blue and I LOVE the lighter version, it is so pretty. I added Nuvo Crystal Drops by Tonic Studios in Navy to add dimension and interest to a few of the blooms. The HI die cut is from MFT, I got it free with a promotion, and you all know I love promos! I cut it several times in Beetle Black cardstock by Doodlebug, glued all the layers together and topped it off with clear Wink of Stella, and dotted my “I” with an enamel dot. I finished the top layer off with a piece of ribbon from my stash (that looks like it was made just for this card) and added that layer to the card base.
For the inside of that card I used Lawn Fawn‘s Scripty Sayings and added a little butterfly stamp from a CTMH set, layered that on black and called it done!
My Floral Hugs card was created using one of the blooms from the same Raisin Boat set Growing Love. I stamped the flower in Terra Cotta ink from CTMH and then re-stamped it using Versamark ink. I then sprinkled clear embossing powder on the images and hit it with the heat tool. I ran the paper with the images through my eBosser using a CTMH confetti embossing folder. I fussy cut out the flowers and set aside. I then cut a piece of Amy Tangerine paper I have had FOR…EVER on a bit of an angle and adhered it to the card base. I added the flowers to cover up the seam and stamped Big HUG in Terra Cotta ink from my CTMH Big Hugs stamp set.
For the inside I stamped off that same flower in the Terra Cotta to make a much lighter version and then stamped Thinking of You from the CTMH Seaside Greetings stamp set (also in Terra Cotta). I layered that panel onto the Amy Tangerine patterned paper, added it to the inside of the card and Voila!
Spring greetings everyone! I am back on the Sunsational Design Team! We are expanding and have a fabulous Design Team, so grab a cup or glass of your favorite beverage and stroll, or as it may be, scroll through the new store and peruse the blog for some super Sunsational inspiration!
Today I used the adorable bunny from the new City Critters image set and created a slider card. The bunny is busy painting eggs and enjoying a beautiful spring day. He slides back and forth over the little hill spreading Springtime smiles. Look for more of the adorable images from this set in the coming weeks. You can see all the adorable critters if you hop on over to the shop, which you can access Here.
Below are pictures showing all the items needed to make this card, plus the “mechanics” of the slider element.
I used Lawn Fawn, Lawn Cuts dies for the stitched hill and the Springtime Showers for the sun and clouds. When I cut the hill I also cut a piece of white cardstock twice to make a track for the slider. Then I put strips of foam adhesive slightly larger than the dime, which is what I attach the bunny to. I also created a small paintbrush for the bunny to hold. I used foam tape to pop up the hill to give the bunny room to roam. I made little Easter eggs by coloring little oval cut outs and I used a white gel pen to add little decorations to the eggs. I then sprinkled enamel dots to represent Jellybeans. Finally, I stamped one of the clouds with “Oh Hoppy Day” from a Newton’s Nook stamp set. I added the sun and clouds and called it done!
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Well hello there! Today we are all about Washi tape. Who can resist those fat rolls of decorative tape? I have oodles and oodles of Washi tape, so when Darlene from Live Love Cards posted July’s challenge, I knew I had to join in.
I wanted to create a card for one of my friends that needs a little pick-me-up…so, with no further ado, here is this weeks project.
I used Washi tape from Pebbles and my Lawn Fawn Scripty HELLO die, paper from my stash, and embossed the base with my CTMH Dots embossing folder. Finally I added some Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins to add a little somethin’ somethin’
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Greetings! Today’s card serves a double purpose, it is a thank you card for my dear friend who treated me to my half-birthday lunch. tee hee….. Any excuse to go to lunch, right?!
The second reason for the “Thank You” is to the fabulously talented Lisa and Janet from Sunsational Stamps for giving me a wonderfully fun seven months on their very creative design team. Today marks my departure due to extra responsibilities at work…sigh. I am hoping this is a temporary situation so I am looking forward to this chapter, with hopes I will be able to manage the time necessary to re-join at a later date.
On to the details of card… I used the lovely image Bouquet Of Flowers by Sunsational Stamps. I added some details to the flowers and a little shimmer using Wink of Stella. I die cut ‘Thanks’ using the Scripty Thanks by Lawn Fawn, I cut it once using gold embossed cardstock (left over from a previous project) and an additional two times using plain white cardstock to give it more depth, then added it to some pink grosgrain ribbon and mounted all of this onto Doodlebug’s Orchid cardstock.
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Howdy Partner! Today I am so excited to share my scrapbook layout I created with the Boot Scootin’ Belle image along with the Corn Stalk and Hay Bale images from Sunsational Stamps. I fashioned Belle after my good friend since I was just a young in’. So my nickname for this image is Rootin’ Tootin’ Rita! 😉
I colored the images with a mixture of both alcohol markers and Distress markers. The background sky is sponged on Tumbled Glass Distress ink. I colored some natural twine with my Copic E33 and wrapped it around each hay bale. I cut the hay that is under her feet with the Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts Grassy Border die. The patterned background foundation paper is from my stash and I have to say it is very old. It is Harvest Time by Susan Winget for Paper Adventures…I think she now designs for EK Success, but don’t quote me on that. The photo mats are Bazzill card stock and the chipboard letters are also an oldie from my stash…
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