Thursday, April 27, 2017

Simple Birthday

I was sorting through my 12 x 12 papers last week, and I came across this scrap of embossed paper. (I'm sure it wasn't originally 12 x 12, so I don't know why it was in there! :) ) At any rate, I took it out to be used soon. That "soon" was for this card.

I had already cut this card base and had it sitting on my table for a few weeks. The finished card is 4 x 7 - cut to fit an envelope I had. I cut the yellow to fit on the card front with a black mat. The sentiment was cut with a new-to-me die from Sizzix. Simple, but it will probably work well for a kid's birthday card.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Garden Whimsy #5

 I think this card turned out to be my favorite of the five cards I made with the Stampin' Up! set, "Garden Whimsy." The ladybug is the stamp from this set. I love the simplicity of it.

I stamped the ladybug with red on a tiny scrap and cut out the most solid part of it, trimming off the dashed lines around the edges. Then I stamped again with black on another scrap. I added the red cut-out part over the black, and then colored a few of the white dots with a black marker. I cut it out with a die from a Memory Box stitched rectangle set. The sentiment is from a Papertrey Ink set.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Garden Whimsy #4

One more card using stamps from the set "Garden Whimsy" from Stampin' Up! (Last one tomorrow!) For this card, I used the flower with stem, the sentiment, and the ladybugs in the background.

I randomly stamped the ladybugs in a lighter purple on a panel slightly smaller than the front of the card. I inked up the flower stamp with markers and stamped on a scrap. I stamped the sentiment in black over the flower. The little butterfly was punched with a Martha Stewart punch. I hand-drew the bottom of the body and antennae and added a black enamel dot for the body. I matted with cardstock to match the flower and butterfly, and mounted on Pop Dots. I intentionally stamped the sentiment over to the left, but it was kind of long to off-center it and it just looked like it was supposed to be in the middle, but was mis-stamped:) That's why I added the butterfly.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Garden Whimsy #3

Card number three using "Garden Whimsy" set by Stampin' Up!

I stamped the butterfly three times across a white panel, added the sentiment (from Stampabilities) in black, and adorned the antennae with black acrylic dots. Oh yeah - I also added a black acrylic dot for the dot on the i, and I mounted the entire panel on Pop Dots.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Garden Whimsy #2

Card number two using the Stampin' Up! set called "Garden Whimsy." The stamps I used for this card are the butterfly and the sentiment. I had the die-cut circle and scalloped circle, along with the red half circle, in the card parts that I took out last week. I went old-school and added the black dots on the scallops:) The image panel is mounted on Pop Dots.

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