Friday, April 26, 2013

Another card set ...

Using the Birthday Circles stamp set from Wild Rose Studio (, I made another card set.  I love this stamp set ... I actually got a few of their circle stamp sets.  They're great as a seal, embellishment on a card, on a tag, or as the main focus of the card.

Here are the cards I made ... as you can see the images of the Birthday Circles stamp set were the main focus of the card.


I embossed the front of the card with the Craft Concepts' Cherry Blossoms embossing folder, which I bought when we were in Nova Scotia.  Here is a close up of the cards ...

Next, I layered strips of paper across the center of the card ... I actually put a strip of white paper between the 2 coloured strips ... yeah, I'm still trying to use up those scraps of paper!  I layered the sentiment on coloured cardstock and then on the smallest Lacey Circle ... I use this Spellbinder die quite a lot ... it's one of my favourite dies!  I didn't emboss the sentiments, but I think it still looks nice :)

I love the look of the card ... it's simple ... in case you didn't notice, I like simple things with just the right touches :)

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Card sets ...

Awhile ago (probably 2-3 months ago), I decided to make some cards with some of the Flourishes stamps sets that I got while we were in Nova Scotia last year.  I die cut 15 of die A from the Papertrey Ink "Sending You" die collection.

I used 2 images from the "A year in Flower I" and 1 image from "Botanical Bookplates vol 2" and stamped each image 5 times.  Using colouring pencils and solvent, I coloured the images different colours.  I just had the leaves on one to finish colouring and then I would be able to finish the cards.

Well, I finally finished colouring and made the cards while I was on vacation a few weeks ago!!  I love using this technique ... it's very forgiving.  If you colour over the lines or something too dark (which was my case for 1 of them), you can use an eraser and re-colour ... even months after you coloured it :)

You'll notice that I have strips of paper going across the center of the card.  It seems to anchor the image and allows me to use some of the scraps of paper I have ... and believe me I have a lot!  Here's some pictures of each stamp set and a close up of a card from each set ...

I think the tulips set is my favourite ... for some reason, I love tulips :)

Intially, I planned to stamp the same sentiment for each set. However, when I got to the last set, I decided to stamp different sentiments.  I don't know which is better ... anyway!  Another option would be to have different flowers in the same set with a different sentiment ... the possibilities are endless!


Saturday, April 20, 2013

Hexagons ...

Sorry for going MIA again ... I meant to post some cards I made while I was on vacation, but I'm not sure where the time went.  Anyway, here are a couple of cards I made with the Hexagon die from Papertrey Ink.  It's a great die ... covers the whole front of a 4.25" x 5.5" card.  I think the longest part was matching the pattern paper back to the correct spot after I decided to leave some hexagons in. 

With the second one, I tried to carefully pop out the outline only when removing the it from the die.  Unfortunately, some of the hexagons popped out as well ... more matching ... it's a good thing I like puzzles :)  Here's a close up of each card ...

I die cut this die on white card stock and stuck 2 layers on some of the hexagons, so it would look elevated ... giving the card some dimension.  I really like the way that looks!