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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Crafty Friend

Good morning - it looks a gorgeous morning here but it is sooo cold!

A good day to stay in and craft which brings me to my inspiration card for Scrapper's Delights. Don't forget they have a challenge running over on the blog where you could win yourself some money to buy their gorgeous digital stamps.

Meet Crafty Honey who is about to use her markers:


She's not like me - I need a desk to color on - I could never lay on the floor!

She has been colored using Copic Markers and then I have used Polychromo pencils to deepen the shading. 
I made a 7x5 inch card base and matted this with turquoise card and patterned paper. I then die cut the scribble and the circle frame for my sentiment in the same card. Once I adhered these to my card I fussy cut Honey and added her. The sentiment is part of the digital stamp bundle and I resized this so it would fit in the frame and printed in white card adding it to the center of the round frame.
A few dots of Nuvo drops just balanced the design.

Head on over to the Scrapper's Delights Store to see all of their stunning images
We also have a monthly challenge where you can enter any makes you do
Why not stop by the Scrapper's Delight Facebook page for regular news on and inspiration from my Teamies and keep your eyes peeled on my blog for new releases from them!

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Cherry Blossoms and Lilacs

Good Morning, today I am sharing my 2nd guest designer spot for Inspired by Stamping and today I am using the gorgeous Cherry Blossom Stamp set on 2 cards. I have also used papers and ribbon from the store


 

My first card focuses on the main image from the set - the gorgeous cherry blossoms

I first matted my white card base with green and white card I used design paper from the Spring Lilacs Pad wrapping lilac vellum and Crochet Tape around the lower before adhering to the card base.


I stamped the flowers onto lilac vellum using embossing ink and heat embossed with white powder.




then colored the flowers using pencil to deepen the purple coloring. I stamped 2 of the image and cut them out I fussy cut the larger flower from the second spray, shaped this and adhered it to the top of the others lifting the petals to give dimension.
I then stamped a sentiment from the Cherry Blossom stamp set on to the strip of vellum. A few tonal pearls just balanced the card


My second card was made from the same Spring Lilacs papers and Cherry Blossom Stamp set


I made my main focus the sentiment on this card


After die cutting one of the stunning Spring Lilac papers I matted cream card base with purple card and the paper - wrapping Crochet tape around the center.
I then stamped my sentiment onto the same cream card as my base and using Fancy Labels 3 die set I cut the larger shape from purple card and my sentiment with the circle die


I added a few pearl accents and a simple to make card turned into an elegant design.




The IBS store has some gorgeous stamp sets, paper and embellishments that all coordinate making it easy to choose supplies for your card designs. I hope you have liked what I have done with just a small collection.


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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Inspired By Stamping guest design team!

Good morning can you believe that we are half way through February where is the time going?

Yesterday was Valentine's Day when we profess our love to the ones we love. I believe that you shouldn't wait until one day you should share your love all year round so the card I am about to show you isn't a Valentine's Day card it's a 'just because' card.

I used the stamp set Paris Love as my main focus on the card.


I used white card stock to make my 8x6 inch card base, I then stamped the couple image using memento ink onto Neenah card stock and colored with Copic Markers. I added Polychromo pencil over this for more shading and definition.


I then used the same ink and cardstock for the Eiffel Tower I added yellow pencil over the stamped image and blended this out using Gamasol and a blending stump.


Both images were lined up and adhered to my base card.

I then chose papers from the Spring Lilacs paper pad and matted these onto some pink card stock which was slightly smaller than my base card. Using Fancy labels 3 dies  I cut apertures for my images to sit inside. I then placed some pink and lace ribbon along the lower edge of this before fixing it in place on my base card with foam tape.

I then stamped the sentiment from the Paris Love set onto white card and die cut this into a circle. I used a circle cutter to cut a slightly larger circle of the pink card to mat the sentiment.


This was then adhered with foam tape. I made a chocolate box bow and accented this with a pearl embellishment and added further pearls to my sentiment to balance my design.



The IBS store has some gorgeous stamp sets, paper and embellishments that all coordinate making it easy to choose supplies for your card designs.


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