Hi All! Ready to launch into spring and a new challenge month? Pack your bags!!
I’m taking you tropical, channeling the inspiration graphic, and Ms. Keren Baker, who is always breaking the 4th wall with her cards! See here and her Instagram. She rocks the acetate cards.
My card is interactive, engages the acetate and incorporates the blue vase and florals in our graphic, along with the colors and geometrics.
I really tuned into that transluscent aqua vase in the photo, and my aqua vellum seemed like a perfect fit, so I cut a circle from the Gina Marie circle cross stitch die, and designed the florals around it.
You’ll likely notice my love affair with the Wild Hibiscus set from Altenew lately. I just can’t stop stamping these images on vellum! And heat embossing! This time I used gorgeous colored vellum with darker ink/embossing powder! All have been fussy cut.
All have been layered on paper embossed with WeRMemory Keepers Gemstone folder— another item I return to time and again!
Here you can see the folder’s dimension better!
I adhered the little dew drops for some interest.
Below you can see the little Delicata gold butterfly, stamped and embossed on gold paper, adhered to its acetate strip.
I flicked some gold Color Shine on the card and finished with washi inside! The sentiment is from Waffleflower— which Tonya will be getting more of in the store soon!
Come play along and let us see where the inspiration takes you!
Altenew Striped Flowers (for the leaves)
MFT Primitive White cardstock
Hi everyone! I’ve had browns and pinks on my mind lately… and chocolate cake, lots of cake! February is for sweets and sweethearts, right?
Head over to The Heart Desires to read more about this card and shop for supplies so you can make your own paper confection!
Hey Everyone! It’s that time of the month again over at The Heart Desires and I am so excited to bring you some cards to brighten your February!
Using Altenew’s Wild Hibiscus and Concord & 9th’s Crazy Awesome sets, I created my first card. The flowers and bird were stamped on vellum in Unicorn white, heat embossed and fussy cut.
I have layered the focal point on Maggie Holmes’ Bloom and Gather papers.
For my red card, I am featuring Studio Calico’s scissors die— which isn’t easy to find, but Tonya has it for sale in the store! Cut from foam and layered with pattern paper.
The flowers below are from the Crazy Awesome set, created the same way as those on the other card. Border papers are from Maggie Holmes’ Bloom collection.
I hope you will get crazy creative with us this month over at The Heart Desires!
January is nearing the end! Have you written all your holiday thank you’s (no), New Year’s Greetings (no), belated holiday cards (no)?
And have you joined us over at THD for our 8th challenge? If, like me, you answered no to the first three questions AND to the last question, well, what are you waiting for?!
My policy is that I can send thank you’s and New Years cards up until the last week of January (must be received by 1/31), and I am really trying to make that deadline!
If you need a further push, here’s my last card in my trio created for the challenge.
See others here.
I know, there’s no red featured in our inspiration graphic (one of these kids is always doing her own thing– sorry, not sorry), but I am pulling out the snowman and have worked in the lovely ice blues in the base paper, the sequin strand, and darker hues in the washi strip inside the card.
All papers featured here are from Snow Fun which can be found in The Heart Desires Store, along with other offerings from the collection!
The sequin strand is back with that darling snowman!! I’m trying to start a trend! Tag #ppsequinstrand if you make one and share on IG!
Thanks for stopping by–now go see what the rest of the DT has created at the mid-challenge!
Other supplies: Amuse Studio Sentiment, Pinkfresh heart and washi.
Just popping in with a few cards for the Ellen Hutson Mix It Up Challenge that unites Avery Elle and Essentials by Ellen products.
It’s a new year, so time to break into some new goods and put together a card that represents the freshness of the new year.
I wanted a lot of white, airy space with pops of fresh color– the spots of aqua glitter paper reflect the icy blue of January, but the Gather papers from Crate Paper move us closer to Spring– and who doesn’t want to move in that direction? I don’t know about you, but once I get past the holidays, I am pretty much done with snow and winter fun– easier for me since I live in the PNW, where spring typically comes as early as mid-February!
The Avery Elle Petal Plate Die was cut from white linen 100 pound card stock and elevated to create some dimension. I used two types of vellum silver and white to create my leafy border which uses the berries from wild garden. The sentiment is by Julie Ebersole cut from cherry wood veneer.
The inside is finished with a strip of featherly aqua blue washi along the bottom.
The next card features Wild Garden layered flowers atop a halved Avert Elle Petal Plate.
The Gather paper collection was also used for all die cuts here.
Finally, a simple blue layered piece with vellum floral spray of Wild Garden and topped with Avery Elle die cut sentiment from the Just a Note set.
The inside features patterned paper a la Kelly Griglione of Notable Nest!
Again, I used a combo of silver and white vellum.
Hope you found some inspiration today if you need some post-holiday thank you’s or a bright greeting for someone still knee-deep in winter!