Friday, June 27, 2014

Dazzling Birthday

My card today is based on the card below, which I made a few weeks ago.

Happy Birthday

I wanted the sentiment to take centre stage so I picked a few birthday greetings from my Hero Arts stamps, made a little grouping, and white embossed them.

Dazzling Birthday

For a watercolour look, I used Distress Inks to paint over the sentiments and make them pop.

To make the card a little more dazzling I added gold glitter card stock, some gold glitter hearts and a few touches with a Wink of Stella pen.

I'm entering this card over at Simon Says Stamps Anything Goes Challenge. There's still lots of time to play along.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Anything Goes

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It's Anything Goes over at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge and today I made a card with no sentiment.

Simon Says Tag Card

When I was going through my stash of cards yesterday I noticed I did not have any blank cards and I always like to have a few of these around so I can add a sentiment or hand written note on the inside when needed. Do you like to keep blank cards in your stash?

Tag Card

I just got my hands on some of the Ranger Black Sparkle Embossing Powder so I wanted to try it out on my card. Love how it looks with the Lattice stamp on the black card stock, though it is a bit hard to get a good pic to show the sparkle.


I white embossed the Penny Black flower onto the tag and coloured some white seam binding with Peacock Feathers to match the card stock.

Thanks for taking the time to visit today!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Simon Says You Gotta Have Friends

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You can never have too many friend cards in your stash so it's a good time to get crafty and enter the Friend Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp.

Friend Challenge at Simon Says Stamp

I inked up a tag with Distress Ink and spritzed it with Perfect Pearls for a little shimmer and splatter and continued with the splattering with some gold Heidi Swapp spray. It's a gray and rainy day here today so I think that's why I needed a little sparkle in my day!

Simon Says Stamp Friend Challenge

I managed to use two patterned papers on this card along with some Simon Says dies. The Fresh Daisies is an oldie die but it is one of my most favourites.

Wishing you a sunny day and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Runway Inspired #62

It's been a long time since I've made a card for the Runway Inspired Challenge. But with a little free time and a beautiful photo to get my mojo working, I decided to play along.

Isn't this dress so pretty...I was totally inspired by the gliding birds against the dark blue background.

I did tone-on-tone stamping with Hero Arts Flourish Background and made some stencils of flying birds on my Silhouette and used them to add embossing paste on top of  the flourishes.  While the embossing paste was still wet I sprinkled on Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter for a subtle sparkle.


I stamped the sentiment on vellum, added a strip of silver glitter paper, some May Arts Silk Ribbon and a pretty button to finish off the card. I was thinking this would be a great card for a wedding.

There's still plenty of time to play along with the challenge, you'll find all the deets here.

I'm also entering this in Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge.
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Thanks for visiting today and have a great weekend!