I’ve got a cute card up over at A Blog Named Hero today, using a great new stamp set from Lawn Fawn!
The latest challenge at A Blog Named Hero is all about die cutting. And I was lucky enough to have this sort of fall into place. Last month, I was creating invitations for a friend’s 50th birthday party using the Louie’s 123 dies from Lawn Fawn. I was cutting the 5 and 0 from glitter paper and refused to discard the center of the 0, since it was so gorgeous. Then, inspiration struck. I would somehow use it for this die cutting challenge.
I made a repeating pattern of the ovals on the front of a card base. Trimmed off the edges. Added some gorgeous sequins from Pretty Pink Posh, who is our collaboration partner this month, and then proceeded to spend days figuring out if I was going to use any further embellishments. Which means, there are variations to this card. I’ll only show you one of them.
I couldn’t decide which I liked better. I happen to be a big fan of the color green, and I think that this version looks very rich. And I also love the first version for its elegance. These will go to some couples that are marrying in the next month, so I’m glad I was able to make them.
Please join us in this challenge, our generous sponsor, Simon Says Stamp, is offering a $25 gift voucher to their store, and it’s Stamptember! Lots to buy.
Come check out a fun shaker card over at A Blog Named Hero.
I’ve got a Thanks and Giving card up at A Blog Named Hero today. Come take a look.
We have a new challenge over at A Blog Named Hero today, and it’s all about Metallics! I didn’t used to be a fan of gold, I was more of a silver gal, but lately, I’m just loving everything that’s gold in the crafty world.
I stamped this on vellum cardstock and embossed with gold embossing powder from Hero Arts. Adhered that to a scrap piece of cardstock with some gold thread, and a few drops of glossy accents along the edges, underneath the solid circle image, just to keep the edges down. Then popped that up on foam for dimension. I really didn’t want to jump on this foam bandwagon, but I have, and frankly, I love it.
Please hop on over to the blog and join us in this fun challenge. It’s sponsored by the wonderful Simon Says Stamp, and they’ve offered a $25 gift certificate to the winner. Very generous of them, and we thank them very much.
We have a new collaboration staring over at A Blog Named Hero, and this is my first project. Come take a look.
It’s challenge time over at A Blog Named Hero, and we are using a few pictures for inspiration:
Lots of rainbow fun, right? Rainbows are bright, and colorful, and happy. And I like creating things using the colors of the rainbow, somehow, it always just “works”, naturally.
The only thing I think I need to mention about this card is that I used a piece of graph paper to punch holes in the watercolor paper before I colored it like a rainbow. After the watercolor pain was dry I used the May Arts iridescent string to make embroidered French knots in each hole.
This was my second iteration of this card. Here’s the first one:
Why, yes, that is a giant blob of Glossy Accents on the card front. Why do you ask?
Make sure to join us in this challenge, as always, our wonderfully generous sponsor, Simon Says Stamp is offering a $25 gift certificate to their store. Where you might want to get some more Glossy Accents, and one of those needle tip bottles. Or, is that just me?
I’ve got an adorable card over at A Blog Named Hero today. Made it to go with a crocheted blanket for a friend’s new baby girl.
We’ve got a fun challenge going on at A Blog Named Hero. It’s called “Favorite” which can be interpreted any way you like it. I refer to this as my “favorite stamp and die set that I had to have from Simon Says Stamp and I’ve finally used it after a year in my stash” card. This stamp set is so cute, the most darling dog and cat. I am 100% an animal lover and am so happy that I finally put this to good use.
It’s quite a simple card, but it uses my favorite things; kraft paper, embossing, copic coloring and vellum. Can’t go wrong with that combination. The only thing tricky here is that I used those enamel dots as “rivets” to cover my need to glue the vellum down to the card base. And I cut this card to four inches wide to the “pawesome” die cut would hang over the edge, yet still fit into a standard envelope.
I’ve got a fun card over at A Blog Named Hero. Come check it out.