Friday, February 26, 2016

Another Anniversary

Isn't this a happy card!  I love the colors and the bold die cut that highlights the anniversary theme.  

I love to celebrate LOVE.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Anniversary Love

I've had a lot of anniversaries to recognize this month so I've been busy making "love" cards.  This was a fun one because I used a couple of project life cards and added it with other elements to create the design.  

It came together really easy.  The white card base is accented with a layer of black cardstock and then I placed the pink and black layer on top.  I added the red "love" layer, placing it askew and trimming the excess.  

The sequins are the sparkly finishing touch.  

I think it looks modern but classic.  

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

A Special Watercolor Flower

A really special friend and I started watercoloring this flower together.  I was showing her the technique but we only got a few petals completed before she had to leave.  I finished the flower and used it as the focal image for this card.

I used a orange rust cardstock for the base and then die cut a piece of gold foil paper with this stripe cover plate.  It adds a striking accent to the flower.  

I gold embossed the image to use the resist technique as we added the watercolors.  No two flowers will ever be the same.  So pretty.  What makes the card so special is that my friend and I worked on it together.  She has the card displayed in her home now.

It was so much fun sharing time and the craft I love with you K!

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Love Airplane

I've been wanting to make a card using Stampin' Up!'s new stamp set Sky is the Limit and finally today was the day.  

Although planes are thought of as a manly sport, I think girls like to fly too, except maybe we want a reclining seat, a bathroom and snacks.  Am I right?  This is actually a thank you card to a special couple so I needed it to serve for both genders.  

I stamped the plane in black ink and then colored it with Real Red and Crumb Cake markers.  I had been struggling with a background paper but when I ran across this tiny red stripe, the design all came together.  I die cut clouds from Crumb Cake cardstock and used Lawn Fawn's sentiment and tiny heart.  And to show you how mistakes can have good results, when I cut the red stripe paper for a second card I had the paper turned opposite of what I wanted.  I used it anyway and think its ok.  

See you soon for another card creation.

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Sunday, February 14, 2016

A BIG Thank You

My son visited recently and showered us with special gifts.  We got lots of goodies, some practical, some fun, some decorative.  One gift was over the top.  My husband and I celebrated our 49th wedding anniversary.  The gift from our son was a 3D laser cube with a photo of my husband and I and our wedding date engraved on it.  It sits on a lighted base and rotates 360 degrees.  Here's a photo.

He is a special son.  My only son.  I made him a card to show our appreciation and wanted to emphasize in a large way our thankfullness.  

I used red cardstock for the main base and cut a square of map paper from Stampin' Up's! Going Places designer paper pack.  (You mean the world to me Chris.)  The large thank you is from SU's Another Thank You stamp set.  I stamped it a couple of times with black ink so that it would be nice and dark.  Then I stamped it with Versamark, the sticky ink, and embossed it with clear powder.  I added a red heart as the finishing touch.  

So, even though it's late, THANK YOU Chris!

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Friday, February 12, 2016

February Challenge - Live Love Cards

I've got a masculine card to submit for the February challenge at Live Love Cards.  

I created my own background paper by using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and several ink colors.  I added some papers from the Going Places paper pack, a gift from a friend.  

I love the splattered look of the paper and the "manly grunge" of the design.
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