Saturday, October 3, 2015
This card was made for a co-worker who is due to have her first child soon. She and her husband are waiting until the baby is born to know whether they have a girl or a boy. That makes things a little challenging for me to make a card. I chose a DP that had a rainbow of colors and went from there. The layout for the blocks was CASEd from this card.
Stamps: Sophisticated Serifs - SU
Paper: Marina Mist, Rose Red, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, DP
Ink: WW Craft Ink
Accessories: White embossing powder, Heat Tool, Square punch, Postage stamp punch, Gems, Embossing folder
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Yesterday was National Coffee Day and I made a card in honor of the occasion. Coffee is my favorite drink. In fact, I would almost start an IV on myself to have a continuous infusion of coffee. I made this card just in time to enter it in this year's Fall Coffee Lover's Bloghop.
I used new and old elements in my craft stash for this card. The leaves are a combination of old Cuttlebug dies and new SU framelits. The Cuttlebug die cuts were embossed while the SU cuts are stamped with the matching stamp set. I also used new to me coffee-themed dies and stamps from Verve. I like to add a touch of sparkle to my work, so I used sparkle gel pens to accent the word coffee and the coffee in the cup.
Stamps: One Cup, Coffee - Verve; Vintage Leaves - SU
Paper: WW, Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke, DP
Ink: Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Coffee Word and Cuppa Dies, SU Framelits, Embossing Folders, Gel Pens
Thursday, September 10, 2015
I love using Bible verses in the cards I make. It is a way to encourage the recipient to grow in their faith and knowledge of Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. For those who do not know Christ, it is a way of sharing Gospel, or opening the door for a conversation about the Gospel.
This card was made for a friend of mine who has displayed great faith in trusting God for the desires of her heart. I am so excited for her that she was accepted into a educational missionary program and is raising money to go. I used the Hebrews 11:1 stamp from Verve as I love the decorative style it is written in. The sketch is from Sketch Saturday #311 and the colors are from SCS CC535. It was a fun card to make as the colors, stamps and sketch fit so nicely together.
Stamps: Hebrews 11:1, Filigree Fantasy - Verve
Paper: WW, Rich Razzleberry, DP
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Ribbon, Nestabilities, Button, MS Punch, Stick on Gems
Monday, September 7, 2015
This was just a fun, whimsical card I made to have in my birthday card stash. I love the Sheltering Tree stamp set from SU as it is so versatile for any occasion.
I like to have a little sparkle on my cards so I added a few random drops of Stickles to the tree leaves. It is hard to see it in the photo. I used the word window punch to make a layered matte for the sentiment.
Stamps: Sheltering Tree, Party this Way - SU
Paper: WW, Early Espresso, DP
Ink: Early Espresso, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzaz
Accessories: Ribbon, Button, Word Window Punch, Flower Stick on Gems, Stickles
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
This is a quick and simple masculine card I made for a recent birthday celebration. I will probably reuse this design when I am short on time and need a birthday card in a pinch. I think it works well with any color combination and many DPs that I have in my hoard.
Stamps: Celebrate Today
Paper: WW, Basic Gray, Lost Lagoon, More Mustard, DP
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Punch, Framelits, Embossing Folder, Stick on Pearls, Baker's Twine.