Greetings stamping friends!! Less than two weeks until Christmas – I hope everything is well wherever you are. Today I am sharing a clean and simple card for the wonderful lady that watches our Chihuahua’s whenever we travel. She is a real sweetheart and we always know the dogs are in good hands when we are gone.
The dog stamp is from Amuse, the sentiment is from Waltzingmouse. Simple paper piecing for the little bag and just a tad of color on the dog and I was done. I kept the color scheme simple as well – just black, white and red. The checked ribbon and scallop border punch were just enough to add interest to the design while keeping things simple.
All the best to you and yours!!
Hello crafty friends!! Are you ready for the holidays? My shopping is done, gifts are wrapped and cards have been mailed so now I can relax a bit.
I want to share with you something I made with the latest set from Technique Tuesday’s Greenhouse Society club. The set is called Berries and comes with one main branch image and three small sentiments. It is the perfect set for a clean and simple holiday card. Some easy sponging and stamping with a little glitter added for sparkle and you are done!
I started by taking a piece of white cardstock and masked one portion with a scrap of cardstock cut to mimic a hill. I sponged Memento’s Summer Sky and Danube Blue inks above the mask.
I took another scrap of cardstock and cut it slightly different to create another hill. I positioned this mask lower than the first and sponged again with the same inks. By doing this you end up with two “hills”
I stamped the Berry branch in Memento Tuxedo Black, colored the berries with a red marker and stamped the sentiment in Memento Rhubarb stalk.
To add a little sparkle I glued some Martha Stewart glitter on a few branches.
I created a few cards with this panel as well as a gift card holder – shown below.
Thanks for stopping by today!!
Yes, it has been awhile since I posted here. I’ve been busy with many things – some traveling as well as crafting. I just have not had the time to update the blog – but we are in full swing for Christmas and I thought I would post a thing or two.
I’m participating in an ornament swap this season and wanted to show the quick and easy way I packaged it. Here is a photo.
The ornament came with its own box. I wrapped it in simple white linen wrapping paper. I purchased a large roll of the wrapping paper at a local supply store that is open to the public but sells bulk paper goods to stores and restaurants. I love the clean look of white – and I can use it for any occasion so there is no need to purchase separate paper for birthdays, weddings, Christmas, etc. The green ribbon is from the $1 ribbon bin from Michael’s. If you dig around in these bins you can generally find “regular” colors – green, red, blue, etc. The decoration on top was purchased for $1 at Michael’s during their after Christmas sale.
The sentiment is from Papertrey’s Stylish Sentiments: Holiday set. I’ve used the sentiments on this set so many times – it has become my “go-to” set because it is so perfect not just for cards but for tags as well. I embossed it in gold to coordinate with the decoration on top. Here is a closer look.
So – with just a little work I ended up with a pretty package!!
Thanks for stopping by – I hope your holiday season is going well!
Hello friends! I hope your summer is off to a great start – it’s been hot and humid here – normal for us. Our vegetable garden is in full swing with tomatoes, peppers and squash.
Here is a quick and easy birthday card I made with a free printable. The printable is available from several different sources and I cannot remember whose blog I downloaded it from. I did a google search of “birthday subway art” and came away with several sites that listed this particular piece so I don’t know who originally created it.
Anyway, I printed it out twice and cut one section to “pop up” on the card so that there would be a little dimension instead of a flat card. I hope you like it!
I’m feeling a little tropical today – probably due to the very humid weather we are having! And today’s card is a perfect fit. I inked up this image, from Local King Rubber Stamps, and needed some color inspiration so off I went to google-land in search of photos and came across this beautiful painting (shown above) by artist Patti Bruce. I really can’t due justice to her work so I will just thank her for inspiring me!
I colored the image with many different copics. The leaves were done in the YG series – YG21, 23, and 25. The flowers were done with Y00, Yo2, Y08, YE02, YR04, YR68 and B000, B21, B24. I sponged memento summer sky and bahama blue around the edges.
The small blue panel underneath the main image was stamped with a palm image from Alextamping and versamark ink. The green background paper is from Memory Box (I think) and I was finally able to use those square orange rhinestones I’ve had in my stash for years.
Thanks for stopping by today!