Sunday, June 28, 2015

Fab B'day!

The one bad thing about being a card designer is that if you don't have the time to design a card, it's next to impossible to go buy one.....out of just plain guilt. :-) 
My husbands B'day snuck up on me and with little time to plan a card, I HAD to make sure that I made one for him!! So, here's my attempt at his card using a new set! :-)
It's definitely masculine and you could use many different color combos to make this design work. :-)
LOVE the new brick wall embossing folder! (The bricks are much bigger than you think)
I made the sailfish shiny by applying Crystal Effects after cutting it out.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Lettuce Celebrate!

New catalog and adorable new stamp sets!!
'Market Fresh' is one of my top picks for ordering and I set out to make something come together for the adorable head of lettuce! Who'd have thought you could make a head of lettuce cute enough to want to make a card with one?! Lol. Stampin'Up! obviously did! :-)

I played with the new DSP from Farmers Market and do love that paper pack!!

Hope this card makes you smile....

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

B'day Lobster!

My truly amazing husband turned another year older last weekend, and in my plans to surprise him with a family sunset cruise, and shopping for gifts, I almost forgot a card!! Yes, the memory gets a little slower each year. Lol. SO, I had to get busy designing a masculine card!
I gravitated to a 'sea' set....always cheerful and least in my mind's eye, anyway. :-) 
Hope it inspires you to try some fun techniques with your cards!

'By the Tide' stamp set

Thursday, June 4, 2015

You've Got This!

How exciting!!!
New catalog! New colors! New stamps! New Designer Paper!
Whoo Hoo!! :-)

So.....I dug in and used my newest stamp set AND a new In-Color! Soooo much fun!

'You've Got This' is a gorgeous stamp set and can be done in any color. I decided to be more basic with it and try using the new Tip Top Taupe. LOVE the color....of course it's pretty close to my all time favorite Crumb Cake, so it was pretty much expected that I'd love it! Lol. I think my Club ladies are shocked if I ever deign a card without using Crumb Cake somewhere on it. :-)

I just embossed the flower image with white embossing powder on vellum. 
The new Dotted Lace Trim is gorgeous and available in all the new In-Colors. 
I used the Honeycomb embossing folder, pearls and silver ribbon to finish it off. :-)
Super easy and classic! Hope you try it out and enjoy making as much as I enjoyed designing it!


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Pucker Up!

Never hurts to dig out our retired stamps! :-) I really liked the lemons from the last Sale-A-Bration grouping and think I will use these quite often. Here's another card using a 'make-your-own' plaid print! This one I made using Crumb Cake as the background color and using the edge of the brayer to create the striping effects. :-) Fun! Fun!

I created the lemon's color texture by coloring with three shades of  Stampin' Write yellow markers on an acrylic block, spritzing it with water and stamping the block onto Whisper White card stock. Then the lemons were stamped over the color texture. Super easy and fun!

I used Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Basic Black and Mossy Meadow to create this card.