Monday, May 28, 2012

Magnolia Wedding/Anniversary Card

Good Morning everyone. Hope you had a good weekend and to our neighbours to the south - have a great Memorial Day holiday. I recently purchased some new stamp sets and Spellbinders and have been anxious to start using them. This weekend I created this Anniversary card - although it would work equally as well as a Wedding card using my new stamp set from Flourishes called 'Magnolias'. Love this beautiful set. I didn't have the right paper in a cream colour for colouring with Copics, but managed with what I had. Didn't turn out too bad, the paper just didn't blend that well. The Timeless Tuesday challenge at Flourishes was to create anything with flowers (that was easy) and I used the Week 5 Verve skectch. I also entered Frosted Designs 'Fabulous Friday' challenge which this week is Weddings.
Supplies: Card size is 6 1/2" x 4 3/4" Paper - Mocha Morninng (SU), Crumb Cake CS (SU), Colonial White CS (CTMH) Stamps - Magnolias (Flourishes), Birthday Sentiments (Just Rite), Say It In Style (Waltzing Mouse) Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics - E0000, E40, E42, E44, Y21, Y35, YG93, YG95, YG97, W00, W3 Accessories - Mocha Opaques (CTMH), 1 1/2" silk ribbon (May Arts) Other - Floral Ovals, Classic Ovals Large, Labels 10 (Spellbinders), 3D Foam

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Random Stamping on Kraft

The other day Ally Cope posted a tutorial on Flourishes blog on how to incorporate Kraft paper onto a layout page - 'Let's Get Krafty'. I loved it so much I decided to give it a try and created a card with it. Basically, you random stamp on Kraft paper with Memento ink, making sure not to leave large open spaces and then colour in around the stamped images with a Copic marker, I used Black. To help avoid large open spaces, I stamped the smaller flower on scrap, cut them out and used them to help space where I placed the large flower. Seemed to work. I love the look and versatility of this technique.
I used this week's sketch at Clean & Simple #191 and also entered this week's challenge 'Beautiful Butterflies' at Tuesday Alchemy Challenge blog.
Supplies: Card size is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" - All supplies CTMH except where noted Paper - Kraft, Colonial White, Black cardstock Stamps - Card Word Puzzle, Tage Lines (Flourishes) Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Black Copic Accessories - Licorice Pearl Opaques Other - Beautifu Wings Embosslit (SU)

Monday, May 21, 2012

Easy Baby Card - Graphic 45 Little Darlings

I have been struggling to craft for a while now (as I am sure has been obvious with my lack of posts), so I purchased some new supplies in the hopes that it would kick start my creativity. I fell in love with the 'Little Darlings' paper collection from Graphic 45 and have created this sweet baby card with it. I also used one of the new stamp sets that I ordered from Flourishes called 'Baby Love'. The card was based on an old Mojo Monday sketch - #151 The beautiful velvet ribbon, which I thought went perfectly with the feel of this card, was from a stash of ribbon that I won on Sharon Johnson's blog 'No Time To Stamp' - Ribbon Inspirations blog hop that she hosts every Saturday. You can check it out here, along with her store 'Stamp Simply Ribbon Store'.
Supplies: Card size is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Paper - Little Darlings - Graphic 45, Colonial White CS (CTMH), Brown CS (Bazzill) Stamps - Hello Baby (Flourishes) Ink - Brown Bag (CTMH) Accessories - button, waxy flax, Mocha Opaques (all CTMH), brown velvet ribbon (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store) Other - Embossing folder (Crafts Too), Border punch (Martha Stewart), Labels 4 - Sm & Lg (Spellbinders), 3D foam