Monday, June 15, 2015

Let's Celebrate!

For this week's Seize the Birthday challenge the theme was animals. A week ago I created this card for a friend of mine as we were celebrating her birthday. I thought this would fit the theme just perfect. 

Here is what the card looks like: 

I used the little cats from the Simon Says Stamp Party Time stamp set and then I fussy cut the little hats from the Avery Elle Hipster-Potamus stamp set. I colored the hats in with copic markers and then add some clear wink of stella on top to add some sparkle. The "Let's Celebrate" sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp monthly card kit, which I believe you can purchase separately as well. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Trying something different

This week I just wanted to try something different. This afternoon while watching you-tube, I decided to try a new technique, something I still think I need to perfect, but I was very happy with the outcome. 
I used one of the older stamp sets from Lawn Fawn, called Flutter, I really love the flowers in that set and I think they are great to use for watercolor/distress coloring. I heat-embossed the flowers first with White Zing embossing powder (on water color paper) and then I colored them in with distress inks and water. 

After my flowers and leaves were done, I was playing around with the placement of the 4 flowers and leaves and then all of a sudden I layered in circle pattern and they ended up looking like an even bigger flower to me. Sometimes it's funny how ideas just come together. I took a scrap piece of patterned paper I had lying around and stamped "Happy Birthday" on it, cut it to make it look like a little banner and layered everything together. For a finishing tough I decided to use the new Bermuda Blue sequins from Pretty Pink Posh as well as some 4mm, I believe marshmallow sequins. 

Here is how my card came out: 

Hope you all have a wonderful new week, don't forget to leave a comment if you like what you see!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Tag You're It Challenge!

I have been making a lot of tags since the weekend, there is just something I enjoy about making them. I think I will need more tag dies in the future just to mix it up. 
I decided to take part in this week's Tag You're It Challenge. Here is what this week's challenge look like: 

And here is what I came up with: 

If you stop by to take a look, please don't forget to tell me you did by leaving a comment!! Have a great day! 

Saturday, June 6, 2015

A set of tags

I just love the simplicity of tags. They are so easy to use and they brighten up just the simplest box or gift. I made some to give away this past week, here is what I came up with: 

Hope you all have a wonderful Saturday!! 

Friday, June 5, 2015

Welcome Baby

Last week one of my colleagues had a baby shower. Now there is just something about cute little baby cards. At first I had something totally different in mind, but then along the way things changed and I came up with this creation: 

Some of the items used:

Sunday, May 24, 2015

CAS 147: Wedding

I decided to take part in the weeks CASology challenge. The theme was wedding. It was actually my first wedding card I have ever made and it was not as easy as I thought it would be. At first I embossed the little heart stamp, but I was not happy with the outcome. So I stamped the little heart stamp in Delicata Gold Ink and then fussy cut them out. I added a little foam dot sticker to the back and I love the way it came out. The "failed" embossing even leaves a little 3D effect. 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Happy Birthday!

I made this Birthday Card last week using one of Simon Says Stamps new releases which I totally fell in love with...aren't the animals just so adorable? 

I am also adding this to Seize The Birthday this week.