9.14.2015

Falling In Love

It's my daughter's wedding anniversary tomorrow.  She isn't into flowers and glitzy stuff so I made a nature type of card.  These Color Layering Fall Trees from Hero Arts were perfectly easy using Distress Inks to stamp with.  I don't know if I should have added those tiny leaves to the front but they were too cute to resist.




Card Size:   A2   5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Stamps:   Hero Arts- Color Layering Fall Tree,  Simon Says Stamp- Sending & Wishing

Specialty Paper:   Graphic 45 Patterns & Solids- Artisan Style and Rare Oddities

Ink/Color:   Distress Ink Pads- Ground Espresso, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint, and Fired Brick,  Archival Jet Black

Dies:   Impression Obsession- Tied Line,  Simon Says Stamp- "Wishing"

Tools:   Punch Bunch- three types of tiny leaves in individual tiny punches

9.09.2015

A Bushel of Wishes

I've been waiting for apple season to make a card with this sweet Crafty Secrets digi image.  "Apple Girl" is part of a collection of vintage farm images.  I also used the Avery Elle Scalloped Frames for the first time.  These don't cut out a frame but instead make a pattern in the card stock for a frame of pretty texture. 




Card Size:   A2  5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Stamps:   Clearly Besotted- Many Mini Messages,  Crafty Secrets- Grand Greetings

Ink/Color:   Copic Markers,  Berol Prisma Colored Pencil-white,  Archival Ink- Jet Black

Dies:   MFT-Circle Stitched Stax,  Avery Elle-Scalloped Frames

9.05.2015

Fall Leaf Silhouette

I needed a quick card today for a masculine birthday.  I recently received a Papertrey Ink order which included this leaf silhouette die set.  I also had just made a little stack of Brusho backgrounds using some Fall colors.  These combined to make a simple and easy card. I like the modern look of the leaves using an antique gold cardstock and the popping color blends of the Brushos.





Card Size:  A2   5 1/2" x 4 1/4'

Stamps:   Hero Arts- Stamp & Cut "Happy"

Ink/Color:   Brusho Water Color Crystals,  Archival Monarch Orange

Specialty Paper:   Carta Bella- Fall Blessings,  Stardreams- Antique Gold

Dies:   Papertrey Ink- Fall Leaf Silhouette, Hero Arts- "Happy",  Paper Smooches- Alpha Whimsy(Julio) 

9.03.2015

Poinsettia Wishes

This is another early Christmas card.  I used the Tim Holtz layering stencil "Poinsettia" to create the background.  I water-colored Distress Inks through the stencil with a small flat brush.  I didn't over use the water so there was no leaking under the stencil. Once the flowers and leaves were dry I used the bullet tip of matching Distress Ink markers to add details. I then added another layer of water colored Distress Ink to shading.

I wanted a lot of texture to add interest to the background.  I spattered with acrylic paints and randomly dotted with an Irresistible Pico Embellisher.  I added acrylic glitter sprinkle dots, pearls and tiny sparkly stars.




Card Size:   A2   5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Stamps:   Hero Arts-Joy To The World,  Hero Arts- Stamp & Cuts Joy

Ink/Color:   Distress Inks pad & marker,  Golden Iridescent Bright Gold acrylic paint,  Paper Artsy Fresco Paint- Plum,  Uniball Gold gel pen,  Irresistible Pico Embellisher- Wedding Dress,  Ranger Queens Gold Embossing Powder(inside),  Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

Die:   Hero Arts- "Joy"

Embellishment:   DoCrafts Papermania Adhesive Gems,  Doodlebug Sprinkles- Lily White Glitter,  Martha Stewart Mini Pearls