Thursday, April 27, 2017

PPP Sneak Peek

Good morning! The brand new release from Pretty Pink Posh is coming up in just a few days and it's a GOOD one! I have this card on the Pretty Pink Posh blog this morning using some of the soon to be  released stamps, dies, and embellishments! You can check it out and see more details HERE.


Have a wonderful day!!!


Cute Mother's Day Card

Good morning! Yesterday I shared an elegant floral Mother's Day Card that I made using some goodies from Simon Says Stamp - today I have a more cute and cuddly version! This combine stamps from the most recent releases, as well as from the April Card Kit (which is sold out, but the stamp set, Wild and Cuddly Critters, is available on it's own, and now even has coordinating dies!).


This little elephant from Wild and Cuddly Critters was the PERFECT accompaniment to the darling new Mom and Dad Icons Stamp Set - that stitched "MOM" is so cute with it, and the tiny little sentiment is a perfect add on. I used my MISTI to stamp it several times on watercolor cardstock for a nice crisp and dark impression.


Next, I used several of my distress inks to watercolor the image and the words - I recently remembered how fun these are for watercoloring and have been loving playing with them lately! Once everything dried I added some white gel pen accents, die cut it with a stitched rectangle, then mounted it at a jaunty angle on some blue plaid pattern paper from Lawn Fawn. I used a scrap strip to wrap around that piece - also at an angle - to add a touch of interest and attache a tiny paper clip with some twine tied on it.


The finishing touch is SUPER hard to see in the photos - but I used Glossy Accents to cover the letters in "MOM", the hearts, the toe-nails of the elephant, and especially the eyes! I even added a second coat to the eyes once the first one dried, and it makes them POP so much in real life! 


Also linking this up to several challenges that are all a good fit! First up, this week's Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes:


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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Floral Mothers Day Card

Good morning! It feels like this little ol' blog has been rather quiet lately! Hubby was out of town in Europe on a business trip last week, and life just decided to get crazy all at once, so I had very little time to craft, and was just barely able to get the bare minimum done. 

The last day or two I did get a couple cards done and photographed, so fortunately I have something to share again. I made two Mother's Day cards - this is the first and more elegant one using lots of new, recent, and older releases from Simon Says Stamp! :)


I played around a little with a different technique on these flowers and it was SOOO fun! On white cardstock, I stamped and clear heat embossed nearly every image from a fairly recent release called More Spring Flowers. I also die cut them using the coordinating dies. (At the time I'm writing this, the dies are currently out of stock on their own, but the set with both stamps and dies is in stock - you can find it HERE). Next, I used distress inks and blended them over the images to give them an ombre effect - so fun and easy with the distress inks. LOVE how all the details on the flowers suddenly POP when you add the color! 


Next, I stamped a release from late last yer, Circle Doodle Background in Barely Beige Ink on a kraft card base for a bit of subtle texture and interest without taking away from the focal point of the florals on the card. I die cut a white banner using Stitched Banners trimming off the top so that I was happy with the length. The stitching goes perfectly with the stitched pattern on the flowers! Next, I layered up the florals until I was happy with the arrangement, picked it up with a bit of Press and Seal, flipped it over and applied adhesive, then adhered to my banner. I stamped a sentiment from the very recently released So Deer Stamp Set, added a bit of jute twine, and adhered the banner with foam adhesive to my cardbase. A few clear droplets from Pretty Pink Posh finish it off!


Also linking this up to several challenges that are all a good fit! First up, this week's Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Showers and/or Flowers:


Next up, CASology - Seasons (obviously spring!):






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