- Background stamp – Penny Black “Damask”
- Butterfly stamp and die – Hampton Art Stamps and Spellbinders “Butterflies”
- Pearls – Queen and Company and Kaiser Craft
- Patterned paper – SEI “Field Notes”
- Inks – Ranger Adirondak Lights “Cloudy Blue” and Distress Inks and markers in Peeled Paint, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Mulled Lavendar, and Dusty Concord
I was inspired to create this card based on the Clean and Simple 2 class I’m currently taking on Online Card Classes. The instructor for this technique was Shari Carroll. I created the background using shipping labels stamped with my background stamp, cut-up, and then off-set. I colored the butterfly stamped image with Distress markers and edged with Distress ink. More Distress ink was added to the background with the pearls. This was a very fun technique to try and the Penny Black stamp is really beautiful. Thanks for stopping by.
- Sentiment stamp – from Hero Arts “Live Life” set
- Border stamp – Lawn Fawn “Belinda’s Borders”
- Stencil – Studio Calico “Chevron” Huey’s Mask
This is the first card I made for the Clean and Simple 2 class offered at Online Card Classes. I misted the cardstock with a homemade ink solution I made with Distress re-inkers. I decided to accent the card with a border that repeated the chevron design of the stencil. I heat embossed the border with white embossing powder. I drew a dashed line across the bottom of the top portion. The top and bottom chevron portions are popped up with dimensional adhesive. This was a very fun, clean and simple card to make! I’ve taken a number of classes from Online Card Classes and I would highly recommend them. They provide a ton of inspiration, techniques and instruction. Thanks for visiting today.
- Stamp set – Darcie’s – “Little Red” (JCS145)
- Die cuts made from Spellbinders Nestabilities: “Labels Two,” “Standard Circles Large,” and “Lacey Circles”
This card was mostly about coloring and fussy cutting! This past week, OWH Stars and Stamps began a new feature called OWH Design Boot Camp. Color theory was in this lesson and we were to choose a color scheme based on one of the basic harmonies. I chose an analogous color scheme, using yellow orange/orange/red, which are three in a row on the 12-part color wheel. These are not necessarily colors I would choose to put together, but it fit the Red Riding Hood set I recently acquired at an LSS sale! After I colored them with Copic markers, I cut out the images and popped-up Red Riding Hood and her basket with a little dimensional adhesive. My wolf looks more like a fox–but he’s cute! I just kind of rewrote the fairy tale a little bit and she had a pet fox! Thanks for visiting today.
- Stamps – We R Memory Keepers “Peep” set
- Die cuts – made with Spellbinders Nestabilities “Nested Oval Medallion Labels”
- Paper Lace Ribbon – Creative Imaginations
- Corner punch – Fiskars
- Pastel Flower Bling – Creative Impressions
- Cardstock – Dots – BoBunny
- Cardstock – Solid – Bazzill
I’m mailing out a shipment of cards to Operation Write Home (OWH) today. The OWH Midweek Throwdown challenge this week is a call for Easter cards. So I stamped this little chick and surrounded it with pastel cardstock and a little bling. It has been so cold that it was fun to create something a little bit Spring-y. Thanks for visiting today!
- Image – SweetNSassy stamps “Cupcake Cocoa” digital stamp
- Die cuts – made with Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Fifteen”
- Patterned paper – origin unknown
- Cardstock – Bazzill
- Reversible ribbon – May Arts
This is a simple card that could probably be used for a birthday. It will be part of my next Operation Write Home shipment. I made it when this week when I followed along with the Tuesday Tutorial about a no fail ribbon. technque. I colored the digital image with Copic Markers and popped up the image with dimensional adhesive. Thanks for visiting today!
- Stamps – Little Yellow Bicycle “Delightful Elegant” stamp set and Hero Arts “Everyday Sayings” sentiment set
- Patterned paper – My Mind’s Eye “Stella & Rose: Hattie ‘Boy’ Tapestry”
- Cardstock – Bazzill and Paper Accents
- Die cuts – Made swith Spellbinder’s Nestabilities Lacy Squares
- Punches – Marvy
I’ve been too caught up in work lately, so it took me until today to get back to cardmaking. This card was made using Sketch #154 at Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps. A very nice sketch with lots of possibilities. I used a butterfly stamp from Little Yellow Bicycle (Deja Views) that I’ve had in my stash for years! Thanks for stopping by.
- Die cuts – Creative Imaginations “Assemblage;” Spellbinders Nestabilities “Classic Ovals” and “Lacey Ovals”
- Embossing folder – Darice “Doily Lace”
- Cardstock – Bazzill
The OWH Midweek Throwdown challenge this week was to create a card featuring Spring flowers. That’s always a favorite for me, so I just had to choose which flowers to use on my card! This is a very simple design because the flowers really are the focal point. Thanks for visiting today.