Sunday, April 15, 2018
The pretty blue punch-based card was made using assorted blue scraps and several flower punches that I have acquired over the years. I found this idea on Pinterest also, but I didn't see a name associated with the card. The top half is embossed and the bottom half is left plain for a saying. I love how the butterfly is just a bit on the teal side to set it apart from the flowers.
This card can be made using any colors. It was fun and easy to do. I added rhinestones to the center of some of the flowers to give it some bling.
Do you sometimes like to make easy cards that don't require a lot of stamping? Which do you prefer, thinlits or punches?
The colors? Why Rose Red, of course paired with Basic and Smoky Grays. The little kitty is painted on watercolor paper.
Here are a couple more samples. I was trying to paint a bit darker so that the white embossing lines would show up more. It's hard to see in the photos, but the glossy paper and the white embossing lines are so shiny and really add to the card.
I realize that Rose Red is about to become a discontinued color. I guess I will just have to replace my favorite color with another.
I'm very fond of lavender and hope to grow some in my garden this summer. Have you tried to grow lavender? Have you had success with it?
Slowly, I am sorting and putting things back together. I look forward to when I get both of my crafting rooms all set and I can just go in and sew or stamp without having to look for all of the supplies.
I put the runner on the center island to add a bit of color. It goes nicely with the shabby chic tray and assorted decorating balls.
I also cut up some large squares from the fabrics and hemmed them to use as centerpieces for the tables. Pretty much the entire downstairs is a mix-and-match for changing out the decor in each of the rooms. I forgot to take a photo of this to show.
I will be using it to display some of the my current craft items. And I found the card rack along the side of the road one day while driving to visit a friend. Some man who was in the area helped me get it into my car. It needed a bit of spray paint to freshen it up but now I think it looks great next to the hutch.
One thing I'd like to do is put a banner along the top of the hutch. What do you think?
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
I'm finally back to having regular stamping classes in my home. I had to take a few months off because I had hand surgery over the winter. I made a set of 4 birthday cards all using the Panda Parade set. In this first one, the panda is juggling balls that are actually tutti-frutti sequins. So colorful and cute, right?
Next up is a fun shaker card filled with a mixture of shiny sequins. The circle is supposed to be a balloon that the Panda is holding. I added the stitch marks by hand using a coordinating marker.
And last up is a bright red card with star cut-outs and rhinestones for some bling. The balloon is 3D, made using 3 balloon punch cut-outs glued together.
Which one is your favorite?