Dropping by today to share a card created with one of Paper Smooches’ new crafting dies. I’m just so excited to send this card to one of my stamping friends.
The flowers were created with the new Stemmed Rose Dies. Rather than doing a bunch of paper piecing and all, I cut them from white cardstock and then used my markers to add a little color to them. It is kind of a tedious task with thin, intricate dies, but I think the results are almost always stunning.
Now, this card has a fun little twist. The die set comes with a mat die. Rather than matting the flowers onto mats, I used the mat die to cut a window out out of the front of the card. I placed one of the flowers inside the card, right so you could see it through the window.
One thing I did on the front of the card, to make the flowers stand out on it, was I opened it and sponging a little blue ink onto it. I did it softly, over and over in a circle. I also added a sentiment (perfect for my stamping friend) from the Fun & Flirty stamp set.
To finish things off, I added couple sequins. They are always a nice, fairly flat, way of finishing a card.
Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be back again later, gators.
PS. Don’t miss this post I shared over the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog recently! It shows a fun way to use foil to make a wedding card!
(Looking for my Sunny Studio Stamps blog hop post? Go here!)
I’m back… back again… with a couple more projects created with products from the October release from Technique Tuesday.
Today’s projects feature the new Bow on the Border die, which like all the new goods will be available here on the 1st.
This new die has a lot of awesomeness about it. It works with a standard A2 card, plus you can use it to make Christmas cards like this.
Here I just cut a border into a card with it. Then I cut it out again from a piece of red cardstock and used the inner pieces on my card.
I also paired the border with a sentiment from the previously released Classic Christmas Sentiments stamp set.
You can also use this die easily to make cards for other occasions, like birthdays!
So here, I just cut the border into my card, added some patterned paper strips behind it and added a birthday sentiment (from the Lovely Lavender set).
Yep. I also didn’t bother adding the insides of the bow back to the card. Here’s why: I didn’t feel like it. (Wink!) Plus I actually thought the strips of patterned paper looked quite lovely peeking out from the inside of the card.
Alright. That’s it for me. Be sure to hit the Technique Tuesday blog for links to all the other design team members sharing projects today. They are going to KNOCK your socks off. Trust me.
Be back again tomorrow.
I’m up on the blog for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L today, sharing a set of friendship cards.
These cards were extra fun to make as they use lots of 3D Foam Products. They have lot of depth and dimension.
Get the scoop on how I did it in the post over there. You’ll also find lots of more pictures.
Be back again later, gators.
It’s Release Day at Technique Tuesday, and I’ve got a new card created with new stuff to share with you. (<—-Say that new thing ten times fast.)
Meet today’s card.
Created this bad boy with a couple new products from Technique Tuesday, the Cool Tools dies and the What a Guy stamp set. (You’ll see them and all the other new goods here.)
I cut the tools from white cardstock and then used my markers to add color to them. And then I assembled them together for the card.
I created my background for the card with various scraps of patterned paper from my shoebox of scraps.
The sentiment? It hails from the What a Guy stamp set. I think any old sentiment that is guy-worthy would work with this card. (Or maybe a girl-sentiment would work for a tool loving DIY girl!)
Alright! That’s what I have. Be sure to check out the Technique Tuesday blog for links to all the other Design Team members sharing projects created with the new goods today. So much good stuff!
Back again once more for the Birthday Card Challenge with my pal, Ashley.
Totally have run out of steam here so today’s card is a simple one.
Dug into my stash of My Favorite Things stamps and dies (and papers) to put this guy together.
Like I said, it’s a simple one.
The sentiment is from their Big Birthday Wishes stamp set, which is pretty recent. The dies are from a couple or so years ago and might be retired…. or might not be… or might be. But I think that’s part of the cool thing about MFT’s product line. Things from throughout the years go together. Many of their products are timeless. I appreciate that a lot.
Besides the MFT goodness, I did add a few extra details with some floss (simple) and some white Nuvo Crystal Drops. Simple as well. This card has a little dimension to it, but it’s still super mailable. I like that.
Alright. That’s a wrap. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog for her latest take on the challenge.
See you again soon.
March 1st means the new release at Technique Tuesday is live. You’ll find all the new goods right here.
And I’m sharing a project today created with a couple of the new products.
Created this little dude with the new Gertie & Garth Goat stamps and coordinating dies.
I just had fun with this card by stamping several elements from the stamp set, cutting them with the dies and the coloring them in with my trusty old markers.
Created the little scene by pairing everything together. Rather than letting the goat, cans and flowers “float” in the air, I used a cosmetic sponge to sponge a little black ink onto the card. It’s just a simple little thing to do, but it’s a great way to “ground” your stamped images.
You might be wondering about the label. That’s was cut with Technique Tuesday’s Retro Labels dies. I cut it, stamped the image on it and then added a little pop with some foam tape. I always like adding a little extra dimension with foam adhesives.
Alrighty! That’s what I have. Be sure to swing by the Technique Tuesday blog for a list of all the other TT Design Team members sharing projects today. You’ll also find links to their blogs.