Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Three Mini Cards

I received a package I was expecting this afternoon and among the items in it were some new mini punches and three new Copics! I also got some dew drop ink pads, twine, and mini alpha stickers. I was really inspired to put the new things to use, and came up with a card I am just in love with. Isn't that fun to say when it's about something you've made with your own two hands? :)

Mini Ombre Hearts

Before I knew I what I wanted to actually create, my workspace looked something like this. It began because I wanted to try out my new Sketches (BG13, BG18, + B29). The blue I purchased is not one recommended to blend with the others I have from that color family, so I wasn't expecting great results. As I blended them I thought, Why not test my cute little heart punch and see how they blended? I was giddy over the result, a bright, bold, vibrant blue just screaming out. I just love with when a happy little accident happens like this. I decided to blend a few other colors combos, and by the time I was done doing that and punching them out, I had a load of cute itty bitty hearts on my desk. I added a Lawn Fawn sentiment in probably my favorite font ever, some of my new gold maya road twine, and voila. I'll be keeping this on my shelf so I can oogle at it for awhile. :)

I made 2 other minis:

Mini Sweet Strawberry
(Using Admit One and Summertime Charm Stamps + Lawn Cuts)

(Using Here's the Scoop)

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you'll feel inspired to put your new items to use right away, no matter the comination. Make something you love!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Baby Card Featuring Lawn Fawn Stamps

I created this baby card tonight using Lawn Fawn Plus One, copics, stickles, and my cuttlebug. As much as I love trying new techniques, I love having staples like some of these to fall back on. There's a reason they've stayed popular!

I trimmed scrap from my stash to 3.75" x 2" in peach, mint, and light yellow. I ran them through the Cuttlebug using my first and trusty-dusty Swiss Dots folder. I punched the bottom of each layer using the EK Success border punch "Bumpy Road", and adhered each one with a strip of ATG adhesive only at the very top. Once there were adhered down, I sort of flipped the bottom of each layer outward to give it some depth.

On a white scalloped circle, I stamped my image in London Fog ink and colored it using R22, G00 and Y21. No shading this time. I adhered it with a large, thick foam square and over the top I used Bundled Sage and Mustard Seed Distress Stickles.

Finally, on the topmost (yellow) layer, I stamped a sentiment from Grand Greetings in New Sprout ink and tied a bow using yellow Doodletwine. Voila!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I so appreciate your comments, questions, and subscriptions! ;)

Monday, May 6, 2013

Lawnscaping Challenge - Bling It!

Hello! I'm thrilled to be involved in my second Lawnscaping Challenge, and to be sharing it with you! The theme of this challenge is "Bling It" -- to add sparkle via Stickles, Glitter, Shimmer, or whatever type of sparkle you want. You can view the challenge here.

Though I love Stickles and use them on many projects, I use them in pretty small doses, and usually 'clear' colors like Diamond or Crystal. I decided this Challenge would be a great opportunity for me to think outside of my own little box! For the Sparkle elements, I used sequins, rhinestones, and 3 different Stickles. Here is what I came up with:

This was such a fun card for me to make because I know the recipient, my sweet mama, will appreciate every inch of it. Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate all comments + subscriptions! Happy crafting! :)


Materials used:
- ivory panel from scrap stash, cut to 3.75" x 5.25"
- kraft a2 size card + envelope
- juli's garden cuttlebug folder
- flutter by stamp set
- bazzill coconut swirl cardstock
- memento tuxedo black and lilac posies inks
- memento lilac posies marker
- stickles (thistle, icicle, golden rod)
- copics (R20, R22, R29, RV04, RV17, 0, Y17, Y21, Y38, YR07, YG 03, YG25, YG63)
- liquid + foam adhesives
- martha stewart sequins
-hero arts rhinestones