Monday, February 03, 2020

Just Smile Card

Just popping in to post a quick card today.  I am going with inspiration for the following challenge (#357) CAS(e) this Sketch 

I am a fan of Brian's cards - he has a keen eye for design and color, so I was thrilled he brought this sketch together.  

I chose to fill my card from top to bottom with the three sections rather than allow the strips at the top and bottom.  I used an embossed layer in deep purple.  I topped it with a subtle grey textured cardstock.  The feature of my card was a stitched circle cut of Authentique "Beauty Ten" designer paper.  I trimmed it to fit this suggested floral.  I faux embossed the blooms and added a tiny bit of bling with teeny gems.  Lastly I added the simple sentiment stamped from a Recollections set.  


My husband and I took a little date day out yesterday, travelling just across the border into Washington State.  We drove down to Omak where we did some shopping and on the way home we stopped just north of Omak and enjoyed a 2 hour hike in the hills.  Perfect day for this as the sun was shining.  

Feels crazy to see buttercups blooming in the first few days of February - a snack for a hungry groundhog I'd say.  

Even the red ants also believe its time to emerge and get busy! 

Just little peeks of snow between the trees.  

How about YOUR little corner of the world - is your weather confusing too?  

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Grow Good Memories Card

Jumping on the bandwagon to get a card in for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #418

I love the simplicity of this sketch.  I knew almost right off what I'd use.  I started with a Nina columns cardstock (I love to use this when I have white space in my background, its so crisp and sturdy.  I cut the dark oval shape out of an old file-folder, actually.  I loved the color of it and saved it from hitting the recycle pile as I saw projects unfolding in my head... 

Next, I cut this pretty botanical ephemera from a Birds and Botanicals Images and Journal Notes pad.  I wanted to bring more "oomph" to the image, so i faux embossed some of the petals by forcing the petals outward from the back of the paper using the rounded end of a paintbrush.  Then using a spellbinders stitched diecut and then another diecut from spellbinders for the scalloped edging too.  I layered these two items together and bumped them out with foam tape. 

I added some Gelly Roll star touches to the petals and glued some teeny tiny gems to the center of the blossom.  

I stamped the words "Grow" "Good" "Memories" from a Recollections acrylic stamp set onto white cardstock, trimmed them and tacked the words on.  Voila! 

I appreciate your stopping by!

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Love and Prayers Card

I cannot believe how long it has been since my last post - could it truly be since October of last year?   Yikes.  Happily here to kick of 2020 with a post with a card I'm happy with.  I'm modeling it for this challenge from the Cas(e) This Sketch challenge blog challenge #354

I use a scrap of paper which was given to me, no identity on what company, the Stamp is Gina K.  I chose to stamp onto vellum and then clear embossed a section over it so that the pretty paper pattern could still shine through. I used a whole lot of layering up and finished it off with some small gold beads to add some last minute pizzazz.  

Hopefully I'll be back sooner than several months.  Thanks so much for stopping by! 

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