- Patterned papers –
- Authentique Shamrock Collection – Shamrock Five
- Authentique Clover Collection – Clover Five (focal image)
- Die – Art Impressions – Banner Double Stitched Dies
- Doily – Doodlebug Designs
- Twine – May Arts
- Cardsotck –
- Paper Accents Glitter Cardstock – Green
I really like the color green, so when I had a chance to use these Authentique papers to create a card for Runaway Art and Craft Studio, I was excited. This is a very simple card with small touches that make it special: glitter paper matting around the focal image, lovely patterned paper from Authentique, the doily and twine at the top, and that eye-catching banner die-cut I made with the new Art Impressions die. And everything is green! Thanks for visiting today.
Challenge – The Paper Players PP429 – Monochromatic Clean and Simple Challenge
- Dies –
- Hero Arts Nesting Butterflies Infinity Dies
- Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Hearts
- Patterned papers – Authentique Romance collection: Romance Three, Romance Five, Romance Seven
- Stamp – Avery Elle – Love Puffin
- Red gems – Mark Richards – Red Dots 3mm
- Cardstock –
- Bazzill Basics Pink
- Paper Accents Red Glitter
I love these Authentique Valentine papers and layering them is right up my alley. I created a multi-layered butterfly by cutting three butterflies from three different patterns and stacking them. I edged the wings with red ink and then stitched the butterflies in the center (for the body) with embroidery floss, making the head with a french knot. See the photo below for the stitched detail.
I mounted the triple butterfly onto the die-cut heart at an angle with dimensional adhesive and bent the wings up from the center to make the wings look as though the butterfly might take flight.
I then adhered the heart with the butterfly onto the background and in turn, onto the card base. I added the stamped sentiment in the lower-right, peeking out from behind the heart. I finished accenting the card with three red gems vertically down the upper-right side.
Thanks for visiting.
- Die – Spellbinders – Swirl Happy Birthday Frame
- Patterned papers – Authentique Pleasant Collection
- Sequins – Neat & Tangled Festive Fall Sequin Mix
- Cardstock – Bazzill
- Ranger Distress Ink – Carved Pumpkin
This is a very simple, yet elegant card with no stamping. It features one of the beautiful vintage images from Authentique’s Pleasant collection, framed with a decorative Spellbinders die cut. I edged the pumpkin image and the patterned background piece with Carved Pumpkin Distress ink. I popped up the pumpkin image onto the frame and adhered the whole thing to a white card base. I simply added a few sequins among the flowers as a final touch and that was it! Anything more would seem overpowering to me, but I tend to design on the side of simplicity. Thanks for stopping by.
Challenge: Shopping Our Stash – Giving Thanks
Also, here’s a photo of a new friend I made!
- Paper – Authentique Mysterious collection: “Mysterious Six” (main image) and “Mysterious Five”
- Pebbles Trick or Treat collection: “Candy Corn”
- October Afternoon: Witch Hazel collection: “Whisker of Cat”
- Web – American Crafts Details: Halloween – Spider web doilies
- Bat brad – Hot off the Press
- Ribbon – May Arts
- Black crocheted lace
- Black cardstock
I had fun creating this festive Halloween card featuring patterned papers. I love vintage Halloween images, so I chose this witch and cat for the focal point of this card. I pulled all kinds of things from my stash, some of which I’ve had for a number of years, to add to this card. I must admit, it took me a long time to come up with the completed design. I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by.
- Patterned paper – Authentique Jubilee Collection: Jubilee Six and Jubilee Three
- Die – Lawn Fawn “Outside In Stitched Scalloped
- Cardstock – KaiserCraft
- Paper flowers
- Ranger Distress Mica Spray – Tarnished Brass
- Rose – Maya Road
For this card I layered the “Happy Easter” panel from the Authentique Jubilee “Jubilee Six” paper onto a pink scalloped panel that I cut with the Lawn Fawn die. I layered that onto another pretty Authentique paper from the Jubilee collection called “Jubilee Three.” I tied the ribbon around the layers and adhered the whole thing to a pink card base.
I colored the flowers to match the papers. For the larger flower, I sprayed it with mica spray and topped it with a smaller paper flower that I colored with a Copic marker (R81). I added a pink plastic button for the flower center and adhered the flower bundle to the base of the card above the ribbon. I added the small plastic rose to the top left of the card.
Thanks for visiting and Happy Easter!
- Paper – Authentique “Jubilee Six,” “Jubilee Two”
- Dies –
- My Favorite Things “Stitched Traditional Tag”
- Lawn Fawn “Stitched Circle Frames”
- Stamps – Avery Elle “Loads of Wishes”
- Cardstock – KaiserCard – Eggshell and Sprout
- Embossing Powder – Ranger – “Tea Rose”
- Ink – Ranger Distress Ink – Ripe Persimmon
This is another Easter card I created using the Authentique papers from the “Jubilee” collections. I cut the bunny image from the “Jubilee Six” paper with the My Favorite Things tag die, which is the centerpiece of the card. The background (green print) panel and the carrot strip are both from Jubilee papers as well. All of the cut pieces were edged with Ripe Persimmon ink to tie the elements together. Thanks for visiting.
Challenge: City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 403 – Is Anybunny There?
- Patterned paper –
- Card base – Authentique Jubilee Two Collection: “Authentique Lace Two”
- Bunny image – Authentique Jubiliee Collection: “Jubilee Two”
- Die – Lawn Fawn “Scalloped Rectangle Stackables”
- Stamp – Avery Elle “Loads of Wishes”
- Washi tape
- Ranger Distress Ink – Walnut Stain
- Miniature trowel
I designed this card for a class I’m teaching at Runaway Art and Craft Studio (class description). This is one of four Easter cards in the class, all using Authentique Easter papers. The image with the bunny and chicks comes from the Authentique Jubilee paper collection. I cut the bunny image from that collection, added a strip of washi tape and inked the edges to keep a vintage look. I added a small trowel, tying twine around the handle with a bow for an additional Spring touch. I’ve been waiting to find the perfect excuse to use those little trowels–they’re so doggone cute! I stamped the sentiment and adhered the entire thing to the card base (made from another lovely Authentique paper) that I die cut for a scalloped edge. A very simple card to share some Easter joy. Thanks for stopping by.
Challenge: Inspiration Destination Challenge #145 – Anything Goes
- Stamp – Inky Antics “New Year Cheer”
- Die – My Favorite Things “Pierced Rectangles”
- Distress Oxide Inks – Ranger – Abandoned Coral, Fossilized Amber, and Spiced Marmalade
- Patterned paper – Authentique “Bountiful”
- Cardstock – Bazzill
- Embossing powder – Lawn Fawn – gold
I created this card using a variety of items I’ve accumulated, both old and new. I’m challenging myself to use (and hopefully use-up!) things in my stash. I always make a few New Year’s cards to send to people who I didn’t quite get Christmas cards mailed to in time. I created the background for this one by combining three different Distress Oxide inks. I really like the calligraphic Inky Antics stamp and embossing it in gold seemed appropriate for New Year’s. I added a few sequins for a bit more sparkle. Thanks for visiting.
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