Thursday, March 20, 2014

A Lawn Fawn Baby Card

Sharing a quick card with you today that I made for a good friend of mine who just had her second Granddaughter. This is also my first attempt at a baby card since I don't have much need for them right now :).
I also thought this would be a fun card to enter into the latest CAS Lawnscaping challenge!


Saturday, March 15, 2014


So sorry that its been a while since I've last posted. I haven't felt very well this week and have also been working on a few cards for my Hero Arts Flicr group's Scramble. This is a bi-weekly live and timed competion between Flickr friends and I will be hosting next week. So therefore, I won't be able to share my cards that I made as examples for the competition, until after the Scramble ends. But reset assured, I will be posting them for your enjoyment as soon as it does!!

Just a quick post for tonight to share a card I made for my homework, from the latest Online Card Class that I'm taking, which is focusing on Clean and Simple cards. The technique that I used on this card was taught by the amazing and very talented Jennifer McGuire and is called "Iron Off Embossing".  Unfortunately, I can't tell you how it works...but if you'd like to learn how to do it, you can register for the class anytime you would like to!  I will insert a link here. I totally recommend taking this, and all the other classes they have to offer,  because you can watch the videos and access the content anytime you'd like! It is so worth it too....Its amazing how much you can learn from so many talented crafters!!

Here is the picture of my card:

I will link up the products I used below and please feel free to leave comments to let me know what you liked about the card and if you have any questions :)

Happy Crafting!

For some reasons the following items would not link up:
Simon Says Stamp "Big You" Clear Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp "Hello You" Clear Stamp Set
Chickaniddy "Twirly Girly" Enamel Hearts

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Sunshine and Rainbows

I am in love with Simon Says Stamp's most recent card kit for the month of March! I mean really....what's not to love with this set? There's the  fun sun elements...the rainbow stamps and stencil...and who doesn't adore Lawn Fawn's paper and twine?  Every month I think there's no way that their card kit can get any better...and it absolutely does!!

For my card...I started out by choosing which of the adorable Lawn Fawn 6x6 papers I wanted to use and then used their new "Speech Bubble Border die" one one of my choices to set my scene. Then, I took the stamp set from the kit and using Hero Arts "Butter Bar" medium tone shadow ink...stamped out the cute little sunshine stamp with his smily face....then fussy-cut him out after adding some clear "Wink of Stella" and  the "Sakra Clear Star" gelly roll pen. 

Next I stamped out my sentiment by using "Versafine Onyx Black" ink and some different colors of my "Distress Markers" over the top of the "Rainbows" sentiment with some more of the "Clear Star Sakura" gelly pen to help the letters pop.

My clouds were cut out next from Neenah Solar White card stock with the Simon Says Stamp exclusive "Flat Bottom Clouds" craft die set. After placing them around my scene, (and of course covering them with my clear "Wink of Stella" too) I decided I needed more of a rainbow element, so I stamped out the rainbow stamps from the set with some of the same distress inks that I used on my sentiment. I then covered them with some clear "Wink of Stella" as well, fussy cut them, and then cut them in half so they looked like two separate rainbows coming in from different sides of the card.

Lastely, I needed to add some finishing touches to really make the car I added some more clear "Wink of Stella" of course to the sun's rays...the "Clear Star" gelly pen from Sakura to outline all the different images....and some cute clear sequins that I had on hand.

By the time I finished this was dark outside, so I apologize for the pictures. I had a hard time getting my camera to really showcase all the glittery elements on the card... so I took a close up for y'all so you  can hopefully get the gist of it! 

Here's the close up:

Here's the whole card:

I'd love to see what you were able to create with your monthly card kit. Please leave me a comment with a link to you blog or flickr account...and I'll come by and see what you've been up to!

Thanks for the visit!

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

My Latest Passion

Can I just say...I am so in love with Simon Says Stamp's exclusive dies? Their dies, especially the large ones, make the perfect sentiment/focal point for cards. And that handwriting....... (which from what I understand, is done by the very talented Kristina Werner).... is just beautiful!

The best part about the large sentiment dies from SSS is the fact that you can make two cards from one die by using the negative and positive spaces. So, the other day, I needed to make a card with a water color theme for a new challenge blog called "Virginia's View Challenge".  A bunch of girls that I've friended over at Flickr's Hero Arts group, are taking part in this challenge, so I wanted to join in as well.

I started out by laying down some Tim Holtz inks on my craft sheet, like I've seen Kristina Werner do so many times on her videos ( I'll link one up here for you). I then added the colors onto a 4.25 by 5.50 inch piece of water color paper from Tim Holtz. After drying the paper with my heat tool (because I am a very impatient crafter), I used the large "Hugs" die from SSS and cut it out my sentiment from the center of the paper. I also cut out the same sentiment again from a scrap piece of Neenah 80lb solar white card stock.

Next, I inlayed the white sentiment into the negative space on the water colored paper, so I could get more of a one layered card. Then, I covered the white with some clear Wink of Stella, and added some adorable floral sequins from Lawn Fawn.

This was the result of the first card:

I love the colors I used for the water coloring...they just blended so well together and made the card look so bright and Springy...and I gotta say ....Spring can not come fast enough!!

That was a few days to today!  I took the water colored positive space from the die cut sentiment, from that card, and decided to make another card with it.  I mean.... why I right?...Its gorgeous!

I started this card by cutting out a piece of purple glitter paper from DCWV's pastel glitter collection, with a die from Mama Elephant, and used that as to frame my card. I then die cut a black piece of card stock, with a coordinating die, to use as my background for the sentiment.  I then decided to die cut the sentiment one more time, from the same glitter paper, so I could off-set it underneath the water colored piece so it looks like the sentiment is shaded. LOVE IT!! Can I just I'm so happy with the results of this card. I of course, added some more clear Wink of Stella to this sentiment, and a few sequins from "Neat and Tangled" to finish it off. Viola....another card done! 

What do you think?

Here's a closer look at that amazing sentiment with the glittered piece shading it from behind:

Wish you could see it in person...its awesome...and speaking of are you!! Thanks for stopping by :)