Monday, February 20, 2017

Flower Cards 022017



Hello there! I have these cards to share and to participate in SSS Wednesday Challenge: Florals and in Crafty Creations Challenge: Anything goes. I hope you like them.


 The first one to the left is an Altenew layering stamp. I also used a Wink of Stella but it's not captured on the picture. The second one on the right is a stamp from Inkadinkado, which I water colored.




 The last two are made with Art Impression's stamps. A little bit of water and some wonderful stamps and I almost feel like an artist :) 




That's all for now. Leave a comment if you like and have a blessed day!


Sunday, March 13, 2016

8 Cards with Gift Box 031616

This was a gift I made of 8 various type of cards with envelops in a box. The box was made with the We Are Memory Keepers, envelop maker and a piece of DCWV pattern paper. I hope you like this project.


I used a doily and a canvas sticker to decorate the box, and cut a slit to feed some ribbon through for the closure. At the bottom, I will leave a link to Jennifer McGuire's blog where she has a tutorial on how to make the box.



This card uses SSS light bulb stamp set and yellow washi tape on the sides.


On this card I cut an embossed cupcake panel in half and lightly inked it with a teal ink pad. I used washi tape to soften the middle and stamped a sentiment on a die cut.


This is a birthday flip-it card made with Stephanie Barnard's die cuts. Cutting some colorful striped pattern paper and I colored a stamped image with my alcohol markers.


I added a flap to have room to write a message to the recipient in the inside and used an edge punch from Stamping Up. I stamped the sentiment on the inside of the flip.


This Hello card background was made with a Faber Castell Gelatos kit. I used a wood veneer to deboss the talk bubble and impress the yellow ink. Another technic I learned from Jennifer McGuire. I then glued the little man wood veneer. 


This one I kept simple. Stamped stars on a green pattern paper piece and glued it to the card base which was inked with distress ink. I glued the sentiment on the middle of the card.


On this card I used a strip of left over embossed and inked paper and glued it to the bottom. I colored and fuzzy cut the butterfly stamp. I used my cloud corner rounders to cut the card base and stamped the sentiment on it.


This card I used star pattern paper. I then stamped the sentiment twice on white card stock and fuzzy cut one using dimentionals to give it an extra "pow!"


This last card I used a die cut to cut the patter paper. I stamped the sentiment in white card stock and did selective inking with different color inks to give it more interest. I also used my Tim Holtz's marker spritzer to get some extra color on the card base.

Here is the link to Jennifer McGuire's blog where she made the box as mentioned above.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Pop-up Box Card 030616

This card brings such big smiles to the recipient. It can take a little more time to make, specially the first time, but it really isn't that hard to make. I watch some video tutorials in YouTube to get the measurements correct. I will link to one of them at the bottom that has the measurements to keep this a standard A2 card.


I made a few, but only took pictures of this one. I used  punched out butterfly and some sticker flowers I had in my stash. To lift the flowers I used some clear packaging and cut it into strips, although since this are flowers using some green card stock would also work. 


I used the back of the box flaps to include my "made by" stamp and the wrote my notes to the recipient on the other two sides. 

Here is the link to the tutorial video I mentioned before by Angie at My Chic 'n Scratch. You can also google box card and you will see many more, but I specially like this one because it keeps the measurements to the standard card size. 

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Vellum Cards 030516

Vellum can soften the look of a card. I like to dry-emboss it and sometimes color it. The cards below have vellum incorporated into the making. I hope you like them.


For this card I did the coloring on the back side of the vellum with alcohol markers and used stickers to add the name. I put it on a black panel which really makes the embossing and the coloring pop and I added it to a card base.


The card above and below are both made with the one embossing folder. The flower design is such that it has flowers on both sides and it makes it easy to cut along the middle section and separate the flowers.  On the orange card I added ribbon and a sentiment. 
 

On the green card above I added thin washi tape on the edge and the sentiment in the middle on which I use the rock-and-roll technique on the stamp to get a darker color along the edges. 


This last card I softened the pock-a-dot pattern by adding the embossed vellum on top. Once again a colored the butterflies with my alcohol markers. 

Friday, March 4, 2016

Dry Embossed Card Set 030416

Embossing gives such elegant look to cards, and they are so much fun to make. Here is a set I made with different embossing folders I have. Enjoy!


This is a set of 5 cards, mostly birthday since they seem to be the most used type. I kept the decorating very simple since I wanted the embossing to be the main focus of the card. Below are close ups of each. I used colored ink pads my Tim Holts blending tool to color the embossed panels. I added  some ribbon, sentiments, flowers, and even some bling or pearls to decorate the cards. In a couple a cut a diagonal piece from the embossing panel where I added the sentiments. 






Thursday, March 3, 2016

Flip it Card 110514


Hello there! I haven't posted on my blog in a very long time, but I still want to share what I have been up to. So I decided to just start posting as many cards as I can, since I have made a lot of cards and taken pictures of most.  The descriptions will be kept brief but I hope you still enjoy viewing them.

The card below was so much fun to make. I used the flip-it die cuts by Stephanie Barnard. They make decorating the card a breeze. I just had to find some pretty paper, and as most card makers, I have plenty of that! :)


I also made the cupcake with some air-dry clay and colored it with my alcohol Prisma markers to match the colors of the card.


In the inside of the "flip" I used a happy birthday sentiment in Spanish from a Stampendous Spanish sayings stamp set I have. 


The only variation I made to the die cut was adding an inside flap to have a place to write and give more of a card feel. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Thank You Cards 110414

Thank you! I love making thank you cards. I know I just did a post about thank you cards but there just so many ways to express gratitude and why not, right? I'm also using this blog post to participate in Simon Says Stamp Wednesday's blog challenge. This week it's anything goes, so all four cards meet the challenge.


This first one is a little more on the graphic side. I had this circle colored swirls for a while waiting. I had punched them out of some packaging and thought they would be fun to use on a card and this is what came out.


This one is a Z fold card with a flip it. I used my spell binder dies to cut the two white pieces of card stock. I partially cut my card base and used an embossing folder to give it some texture. I'm holding it closed with my tweezers. 


This one is one of my favorite cards. I stamped the shapes to create the colorful banner. I used washi tape to create the edges. I stamped the thank you sentiment and colored it with my alcohol markers. And my very favorite was the flower that I made with air dry modeling paste and a modpudge silicone mold. I colored it with my alcohol markers. 


This last card I used many thank you stamps to create the background in black ink. I stamped the focal thank you and filled it with glossy accents. Once it dried it resisted the distressed ink I put on top. Finally I traced a dragon (from my dragon boat team shirt) on to some velum and cut it out and glued it to the card to give to our coach. 

Once again I hope you enjoyed.