Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Heart Spinner

Today I created my very first spinner card. I have no idea why I've never done this before. It's super easy and so cute and fun for the recipient. So here it is:

I started by stamping the Filigree heart image twice onto red CS with VersaMark ink, heat embossed it with white EP and fussy cut the hearts. The string was added with double sided tape and Nuvo white glue. While the glue dried, I worked on the card front.

I used some washi tape to hold the red panel onto the white card base so I could die cut the circle our of both and ensure they would match up perfectly. Next I stamped and embossed the Happy Anniversary greeting with the same white EP and then embossed the red panel with a new CB heart embossing folder. I added a white circle frame around the window to give it a more finished look. The spinner part was taped onto the white card base before attaching the red panel.

The ribbon was added at the last minute to cover up a tear in the red panel from the washi tape. I couldn't believe the tape tore the paper, but the ribbon hides it nicely.

This card was created for my parents who will be celebrating their 68th anniversary on Valentine's day. I think they'll get a kick out of the spinner part.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown  - DRS Designs embossing, either heat or dry
Cupcake Inspirations  - something new (the embossing folder)

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, January 14, 2019

Snow Doubt

Happy Monday Everyone! Hope you had a great weekend. We finally got some snow here in NW Ohio. Haven't had snow since November so the 2 -3 inches we got over the weekend was impressive. In honor of the snow I have a snowman card to share with you today.

I started by stamping the Simply Snowman onto white CS, colored him with Copics, added part of the Snow Doubt Birthday greeting and die cut him with a circle die. I lined him up and cut him out on one side just for a different look. The tiny snowflakes are from a Martha Stewart border punch. I used white Nuvo drops for their centers.

The banner was created by stamping the medium strip from the woven plaid background stamp with Versafine Black ink onto blue/teal CS and cut into a banner shape and layered onto black CS. The interlocking snowflake background was stamped with TH Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers ink. The banner was attached with foam strips for some dimension.

Here's look at the inside.

I stamped the rest of the greeting and added the single birthday candle image stamping it with the same Distress Oxide ink along the bottom of the card.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Monday, January 7, 2019

Many thanks

Happy Monday! I don't know about you, but I am needed a few thank you cards, so that's what I'm working on currently. Today's card was fun to create. I used a stencil and sponged some shimmer paste on. While that dried I stamped part of the sincere thanks greeting, die cut it with a SC circle die and die cut the snowflake using a TH die.

In side I stamped the Blizzard of thanks greeting. It is one of my favorites.

Hope you are having a wonderful day and a great start to the new year.

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, December 31, 2018

Happy New Years Eve

My first card today could be a Happy New Year card, but it is actually a birthday card for my sister in law whose birthday is New Years Day! I started with some white CS, stamped the starry background with gold ink, heat embossed it with gold EP and then cut it into 2 panels. Next I die cut the celebrate greeting using a SB small die of the month set. It is glued to the bottom panel and then I added some ribbon and gold glitter tape. The top starry panel is glued to the card base. The bottom panel is attached with some foam adhesive.  I think my sister in law will like this festive birthday card.

This next card uses the same background stamp only stamped and embossed in silver. I also stamped and embossed the Happy New Year greeting. Added a silver layer and frame and it's done!

Hope you have a fun New Year.


Monday, December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas Eve

 Merry Christmas Eve!! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!  I have a couple of things to share with you today. First are some ornaments I created for gifts for friends at church. I found these ornament frames at Hobby Lobby and thought they'd work perfectly. I die cut some circles, sponged on the sky and ground areas and then added some Sakura Gelly Roll silver dots for stars. The nativity is die cut using an IO set. The Merry Christmas greeting was stamped with Versafine Onyx ink. I really like how these turned out. 

Next is a card featuring the new All in 1 Christmas Village. It was stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics, die cut and then some Nuvo Blizzard drops were added for the snowy roofs, etc.
The greeting was also stamped with Versafine Onyx ink.

Inside I stamped the greeting and a single house which I colored  with Copics.

Have a blessed Christmas!


Monday, December 17, 2018

Seas and Greetings

Happy Monday! Can you believe Christmas is only a week away!! It has really snuck up on me this year. It's a good thing DRS Designs has some cool new Christmas images. They have really helped me get my last minute Christmas cards completed.

Today's card features the new Seashell Christmas Tree and matching greeting. The tree looks so pretty and is super easy to use. I stamped it with Memento Black ink onto white CS, colored the shells with Copic markers and then die cut the panel and layered it on some matching CS. The greeting was stamped, die cut and layered as well. The background was created for a Technique challenge on Splitcoast Stampers a couple of weeks ago. I used crumpled up saran wrap, dipped in various TH Distress Oxide inks and stamped it onto the white panel. It created a very soft and delicate looking background, which I love!

This next card uses the same two images, but this time I stamped them onto cream CS with Gold ink, heat embossed with Gold EP and colored in the shells with some TH Distress inks. I got the idea to stamp the image and greeting with gold from fellow designer, Julie.  You can see her gorgeous card, Here.

I die cut some shells from CS and added one to the greeting. The rest are inside the card. Don't know why I didn't take a picture of the inside to share with you. Oh well, the card is in the mail on its way to my cousin who absolutely loves the beach. I know she will appreciate this card.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Monday, December 10, 2018

masculine Christmas

Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend and were able to get inky. I'm having such a fun time stamping with the newest images from DRS Designs. I especially had fun creating this card for today's post.

I started with a piece of red CS and used the medium size part of the woven plaid stamp to create my buffalo plaid background. My Misti helped me line it up and keep it straight. Not sure I could do this without the Misti!

Next I stamped, colored and fussy cut the new Tool Christmas Stocking. The new matching greeting was stamped onto white CS, die cut and layered onto black CS. The tool border was stamped onto red CS and layered onto the same black CS. The little die cut tools were created using a TE die set. I added some white blizzard Nuvo drops to the white part of the stocking for some dimension.

Here's a look at the inside. I stamped the same tool border with red ink along the base of the inside.

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to check out the new images at DRS Designs on line store.