Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Regarding Dahlias, Black & White

Here's a quick and easy card that I worked up a couple of nights ago.  I used Whisper White and Basic Black card stock, black ink and  VersaMark. ink with White E.P.


When I added the "hello, you" sentiment, I decided it would look cute to have something interacting with the flower.  I found the little bee in the Bloomin' Beautiful (retired) stamp set.  He was   stamped in VersaMark ink and embossed with White EP.
The  curve was cut with the Adorning Accents Edgelit die and the stitching was hand-drawn with a fine point  pen.
I decided to  enter my card in the Less is More Blog Challenge which is featuring a "Predominately Black" theme right now.. There are a  lot of creative ideas there.

Thanks for stopping by today!





Monday, April 6, 2015

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

You may want to check out the great specials that are available on the Weekly Deals this week.

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Butterfly Basics Z-Fold card


Butterfly Basics is a good stamp set to use for a collage card, and a Z-Fold works easily.
After finishing the stamping I decided I needed a stronger color accent, so I shortened the long side of the white card base and added a Pear Pizzazz panel to the back which measures 4 1/4" by 5 1/2".  It helps tie the colors together.

Below are some other views of this card.


Below are supplies used for making the Butterfly  Basics Z-fold card.


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Embossed Swallowtail Butterfly






I'm in a mood to make butterfly cards! The Swallowtail butterfly is a beautiful stamp that is very versatile for trying new techniques.
When I found this sketch challenge on
 Freshly Made Sketches I decided to use it for my card.
The image was stamped with VersaMark ink on white card stock.  Then I heat embossed it with Melon Mambo EP (retired).
I took some Champagne Mist metallic ink (also retired) and applied it over the butterfly with an Aqua Painter, then heat set it with my heat tool.The rest of the card is easy to figure out.
I love the Melon Mambo color with this pretty dsp.


The small stamp inside is from the Butterfly Basics stamp set.



Friday, March 27, 2015

Birthday Gift Bag


Have you seen the cute gift bag for treats?  It also works for a gift card holder!
The card with the birthday greeting is below the decorated gift bag.
I love the accessories that come with this framelit package.  You can see the "enjoy" sentiment and the  star on the bag.  The tiny row of stars is shown on the bottom of the insert.



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This photo shows the card insert for a gift certificate or cash.  I designed it to fit inside the bag.  It has a narrow belly band to hold it closed, and a baker's twine handle is at the top.

I wrote a personal message on the back of the stamped card that will also be inserted in the gift bag.


I love how this project turned out.  Hope you will give a  treat bag a try.

Stampin' Up supplies are shown below,  Additional items include the Happy Birthday greeting from Bring on the Cake stamp set (retired) as well as items from my personal stash, which include the number stamps and the patterned paper used for the bag.
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Thursday, March 26, 2015

More Poppies!











I love the bright colors on this  card.
The panel was stamped in black ink and colored with InColor Markers.  Background was sponged with daubers.




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