Tag Archives: cardmaking

Significant Otter

  • Stamps – Art Impressions – Valentine Critters set
  • Dies –
    • Spellbinders – Curvy Labels
    • Mama Elephant – Heart Border
  • Patterned paper – Memory Box – Sweetheart Collection
  • Stickers – Mrs. Grossman’s
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and BoBunny
  • Copic markers

I know many people think Valentine’s Day is a marketing holiday, but I must admit to liking little hearts and cute animals on cards! And chocolate is a nice touch, too! I actually like to incorporate hearts in my mixed media work often, no matter what time of year.

I made this card for my husband. We are a cute animal loving family, so this is the first of several cute animal valentines I’ll be posting! I really like this set from Art Impressions and knew when I saw it at Creativation that I had to have it. I colored the otter with Copics. I pulled this card together by using some items that have been in my stash for years and years. The heart stickers and patterned paper are things I’ve had for at least 10 years, but I pull my Valentine-making supplies out and it keeps on giving!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Thanks for visiting today.

Challenge – Freshly Made Sketches #375

 


An Authentique Butterfly Valentine

  • 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.

 

 


Agapanthus Thank You

  • Stamps – Hero Arts – Beautiful Day Agapanthus
  • Cardstock –
    • BoBunny Periwinkle Double-Dot
    • Paper Accents White Glitter
  • Ribbon – May Arts
  • Ranger Distress Oxide Ink – Shaded Lilac
  • Ranger Stickles™ – Diamond
  • Copic markers

I began this card by stamping the lovely Hero Arts Agapanthus onto white cardstock and coloring it with Copic markers. I edged the white cardstock with Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide Ink to subtly repeat the flower color. I created a background using matching BoBunny dotted cardstock and “slats” of white sparkle cardstock, attaching the background to the card base. I popped up the focal image with dimensional adhesive and tied matching ribbon with a sheen at the top of the card. The final touch was adding some sparkle to the flowers with Diamond Stickles™ glitter glue. I like how the colors and sparkle all tie together to make a cohesive card. Thanks for stopping by today.

Challenge: A Blog Named Hero – Crafter’s Choice


Sending Smiles

  • Stamps –
    • PaperArtsy – JOFY 62
    • Hero Arts – CM335 – Hero Greetings Sending Smiles
  • Stencil – PaperArtsy PS130 (Design by JOFY)
  • Acrylic Paints – PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylics: Sherbet, Bougainvillea, Vanilla, Antarctic, Glacier Ice
  • Watercolors – Prima Tropicals set
  • Embossing Powder – Stampendous Detail White
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Brad – Lasting Impressions
  • Posca pens (black and white)

I created this mixed media card in phases. First I stamped out the flower stamps onto watercolor paper with Archival ink and added color with some watercolors. Once dry, I colored in areas with black and white Posca pens and added a few doodles of my own. After fussy-cutting the flowers out, I began working on the background. I made a number of gel plate prints using PaperArtsy Fresco paints and the JOFY stencil that matched the flower stamps. I selected one that I made with a small plate that framed the flowers nicely, then doodled around the perimeter and trimmed it out. I layered the flowers together and attached them in the center with a brad. I finished the card by adhering the flower to the background and adding a sentiment that I heat embossed. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenge: A Vintage Journey – Put Your Stamp On It Challenge


Fly softly

  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas – Feelin’ Cupidy
  • Patterned paper – BoBunny
  • Dies –
    • Wplus9 – Stackers – Hearts
    • Lawn Fawn – Scalloped Square Stackables
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents

One of my favorite recurring characters in the stamp world for me is this bunny! I colored Bun-Bun with Copic markers before fussy-cutting him out and then mounted him on the heart die-cut with dimensional adhesive. The black and white checked paper was cute with a scalloped die and layered onto a piece of white cardstock, adhering it to the pink card base. I doodled a border around the background on the pink card base and then adhered the sentiment which is backed with red mirror cardstock. To finish the card off, I popped up Bun-Bun and adhered some sequins around him for a little pizzazz. Thanks for stopping by!

Challenge: TCP Challenge #353 – Love


I Miss You

  • Stamps –
    • Penny Black – Smile All Day
    • Technique Tuesday / Ali Edwards – Missing You
  • Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities – Small scalloped rectangles
  • Patterned papers – Basic Grey 6″ paper pad – Lime Rickey
  • Cardstock
  • Sprinkles – Doodlebug Designs
  • Copic markers

This card is another for the military drive my friend is doing. I colored the happy little fox with Copic markers and cut it out with the scalloped die. I then pulled out an old favorite patterned paper collection from long ago and created a design with it. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenge: The Paper Players Challenge #423 – Crazy About Critters


You’re special to me

  • Dies –
    • Memory Box – Flicker Hearts
    • Spellbinders – Romantic Rectangles
  • Stamp – Technique Tuesday – Dogwood
  • Patterned paper – Prima Marketing / Julie Nutting – Blush
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I’m still embracing creating cards that are different from the Christmas cards that I concentrated on during the last month or two. It is fun to pull out some different supplies! For this I pulled some scraps together and used some pretty dies in my stash to create a simple card. This will be added to the box I’m putting together with cardmaking friends to send to a military unit (for the soldiers to send home to their friends and families). Thanks for stopping by.

By the way, my new friend pictured to the right of my card was a Christmas gift. Is he cute or what?! He is such a good model that he may appear in more upcoming photos! Thanks, Rene’!

Challenge: Your Next Stamp – Fun Friday Challenge #104 Anything Goes