May 6, 2014

A Card for a Boy & a Girl

As promised here is is a card that leans a little towards the gender neutral side of things. Not too masculine and not too frilly feminine.  I thought the grey tones and structured design would appeal to a young couple just starting out on a journey of discovery

Once again I have two stamps sets so display as part of JustRites new release.  First up is the cute bicycle image:

Next I used the background stamp on the center banner.  I stamped the design at the top and bottom (right below the sentiment) and heat embossed

Oh and those gorgeous dark blue gems on the wheels of the bicycle are from Want-2-Scrap.  It is my favorite color - so deep and royal like. Thanks Michelle!

Here's the link list directing you to fabulous creations by the design team

Well I am on the road again.  For those of you in the Novi Michigan area let me know if you are attending the Great Lakes Mega Meet Scrapbooking Convention.  I will be there, together with Spellbinders!


May 2, 2014

Glitter Cupcake Card

It seems that there is a birthday party invitation in the mail every week.  With two little girls in the house we are constantly looking for that perfect gift for a fellow 8 or 10 year old friend and of course both our girls want one of "Mom's Cards" to give away.  I love this set from JustRite because it is age appropriate for the very young (think 1st Birthday) to the very "Young at Heart".

I used JustRite Papercrafts new set called

Cupcake Wishes

After stamping the image onto white cardstock I colored a few sections with my Copic markers.  I applied some embossing solution over the entire area and dusted on a fine glitter.  The embossed design around the oval and the label shape are JustRite custom dies from Spellbinders

The design team have all created beautiful projects to give you tons of ideas on how to use this set for years to come!

I have one more set for you tomorrow.  It's a little more masculine for those of you thinking of creating something not quite so pink and pretty.  Till then have a great Friday - hope it's a crafty one!

May 1, 2014

Inspired by Nature Card

Often times in my profile descriptions I let folks know that I draw inspiration for my art from our travels around the world. Today's project is a perfect example.  As mentioned in a previous post, our family took a little vacation to visit family in Canada.  I had honestly forgotten how magnificent British Columbia is!  Mountains, ocean, forests, rivers and lakes.  It has it all and then some!  This is not the greatest picture (had to take it through the car window because there was nowhere to stop - and Kevin is not the greatest "stop-lets-take-a-picture-buy-a-souvenier-we-need-a-potty-break" kinda guy) but it shows the fresh green foliage sprouting this early Spring in the White Rock area near Vancouver.

I love the green and earthy brown color palette and that's exactly what I used for my card.

There are two new releases from JustRite Papercraft on my card

For the sentiment I heat embossed the butterfly and saying and added it to the stamped flower border design.

I made a shaped card using Spellbinders Branching Out Nestabilities.  My folded paper size (12 x 6) was too small for me to make a top fold card so I die-cut two separate pieces of cardstock and adhered them together at the top to make this shape.


If you look carefully you will notice I have inked areas on some of the branches.  This is a letterpress technique that I used by applying ink directly to the die template.  After inking I carefully positioned my cardstock over the die (and wet ink) and cut/embossed.  This technique works great if you want to color parts of your cut image while highlighting the raised embossed areas.

I am traveling but I will be back tomorrow with another project that I hope you will enjoy!  Thanks for stopping by today.