Tuesday, February 11, 2014

My Favourite Things

Hi everyone!

Well I had a bit of a tussle when I made this card!  I had originally used the beautiful stamp set by Emily Montoya called Spread the Joy.  I made it for my last card class and realized the day before my class that this beautiful set is no longer available. Oh no... I hope they bring it back, it's so sweet and whimsical.

I was so disappointed and since I had my heart set on this style of card but didn't want to use the unavailable stamp set, (I find it so annoying when you can't get something you've used in a class)....so... I made my own set of words and printed them off to share with everyone at the class.  I'm including them here for you to download in case you like them as well.  Here's a close up for you...

And here's the full card

If you'd like to use My Favourite Words, just click, copy to your computer and print! I added some little doodles with a black pen.  Hope you have fun with with the download!

To make this card I used the SAB 2014 Decorative Dots Embossing Folder for the background and tied a bow with Pink Organza ribbon that I got at my local packaging store.  I stamped the flourish (using Early Espresso) using the Layered Labels stamp set and then die cut it with the Adorning Accents Framelit die.  The cardstock is Pink Pirouette and Very Vanilla.

I drew an oval line around the words and then cut it out, then I highlighted the phrases I wanted to use with Versamark and rubbed pink eyeshadow over top of the ink.  This is a great use for odd coloured eyeshadows that come in a pack with a colour you must have!  I sponged the edges of the die and layer with Early Espresso and added the die cut to the card base with dimensionals.  

The flowers were made by punching out 3 flowers with the new Petite Petals Punch and after crumpling them, I carefully separated each flower into two, (Faux Suede Technique).  Using a glue dot, I adhered two petals together, fuzzy side up and added a small pearl to the centre of each flower.  I reshaped the flower with my fingers.  I love these delicate looking blooms :) 

Well, that's it for my today share, I really like how soft and pretty it turned out.  Thanks so much for stopping by to share your time with me!

Hugs ~ Judy

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Valentine Banners

Hi everyone, it's a cold blustery day here on the southwest coast but it's bright and sunny and that's better than rain or snow!

Today's card is super easy! I love the new little banner punch!  My card size today is 4 x 4 so it's a quick and easy card when you need one in a hurry!

I've seen lot's of these style of cards online, but it seems a bit tricky to line up the string to hang the banners on, so I made a faux string..lol...I attached the banners with a glue dot then I used black embroidery thread to make the bows and put a tiny line with a black marker to make it look as it they are strung together.

It's kind of hard to see the card base, it's black with a white layer embossed with the new Arrows Embossing folder.   The DSP is Modern Medley, after the banners were punched, I edged each of them with the brush tip using the Black Marker.  The Hearts are punched out of the Red Glimmer Paper.  

Quick and easy...gotta love it!  I hope you like it :)  Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today!  

Hugs ~ Judy