Saturday, June 14, 2014

Happy Father's Day!!!

My husband loves birds and since I make and send all cards for my son to DAD, thought the crane would work well. The base card is a light cream, as is the first layer which I stamped with 'Oriental Clouds' #3342J by Judikins, then die cut, embossed the 'Bamboo' #60020230 by Joy which I colored with Copics on top of the lime green 'Silk' card stock; the crane and cattails (colored with Copics) are die cuts by Tattered Lace out of cork...very delicate...I tried cutting with my Big Shot, but it tore apart - then successfully die cut with my CrossOver by Cheery Lynn Designs - no problem; the water is an 'Asian Cloud' die by Hanko #DD004. I layered with pop dots, glue and a prayer in the order listed above....ENJOY!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Black Plus Shades of Green Challenge

This was a fun card to make...the challenge was to only use Black and shades of Green. Sounds easy enough, but definitely a challenge!

The card base is Black Perle card stock. I used Lime Green Silk card stock to cut a rectangle frame using Spellbinders Matting Basics, and cut the focal Lime Green piece with Taylored Expressions Label Stacklets 8, then stamped with Great Expressions #G168 using Archival Black ink. I added Stickles applied with a stylus on the water areas (sorry this does not show in the picture), and placed black gems in the corners.

Paper Hugs,

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

Happy to be almost back to normal after the total knee replacement!!!! Here's a card I made for a Black plus Shades of Coral challenge on Oriental Stamp Art (OSA).

My card base is Black Perle card stock, topped with a coral shimmer card stock die cut by Taylored Expressions Quatrefoil Die. The oval is Matte Kote sponged with Rose Coral Fluid Chalks and die cut with Spellbinders oval. The Love stamp is by Penny Black and stamped using Archival Black ink. I stamped the Penny Black Water Lily #4307H three times on  shimmer vellum using Brillance Pearlescent Coral ink and embossied with clear embossing powder, fussy cut the lily to layer them - finishing with a jewel in the flower center.

Hope you enjoy my card and have a special Mother's Day!!!

Paper Hugs,