Hello friends! Here's another card I copied from Pinterest...really love this one! I used the Fun Stamper's Journey Newsprint stamp for my background again. Stampin Up's Butterfly Basics for the rest. Colors are Calypso Coral and Crisp Cantaloupe. I used a watercolor brush to color the flowers.
Welcome everyone! My blogging has seen some serious neglect the last few months. Alas, it's not for lack of activity here in my studio, just too many other things on my plate! I am determined to get back into the swing of things and start posting on a more regular basis.
On with the challenge! Come join us over at House of Cards.
I made a pastel colored card this month which I usually don't have much luck with. For some reason pastels just don't speak to me, but I like how this one came out. I chose to use a pretty pre-printed vellum (which also happened to have a copyright printed on it from 2000!) It feels good to finally use something I've had that long!
What are some of your oldest supplies? Maybe it's time to dig them out and put them to good use! That's just my personal challenge to you this week...if you join in our House of Cards challenge be sure to use vellum or acetate on your card. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Good day hoppers! If you're here for the House of Cards December hop you're right on track. You should have come from Em's blog. If you need the complete list just hop on back to House of Cards.
Looking at the picture, I was immediately inspired by the pinks and ribbon in the photo.
My first card uses a Deedee's Digis set: Winter Church. I used the precolored image (love these for when I don't feel like coloring!) and one of the papers that comes with the set. I used one of the sentiments on the inside.
For my next card I was intrigued by the interesting design on the tag, as well as the brown. I'm using Great Impressions stamps: Lace Doily J101 and Vintage Merry Christmas D469
Just a quick note that Great Impressions is having a sale, so now would be a great time to stop by and check out the store! Next up on the hop is Heather!
Ready for another challenge with us at 4 Crafty Chicks? This week it's pearls.
I think this theme calls for a frilly feminine design. I used a Stampin Up image from the Tea Party set layered over a doily die, accenting both with two different sizes of pearls. Thanks for dropping by, I hope you'll come play along this week!
Creative Card Crew: Ribbon
Love to Scrap: Ribbon or Lace
Vintage Stamping Challenge: use a Die
It's time for another challenge over on the Moving Along with the Times blog.
We have a fun theme for you: Hats and Scarves
Now I'm guessing that most of you are going to think winter when you hear hats & scarves, so here's something a little different to get you thinking outside the box:
This sweet little girl is a My Favorite Things stamp, and she is so much fun to play "dress up" with! I used ribbon, glossy accents and a brad on her paper pieced hat. Then I added flower soft for the scarf. I paper pieced her dress, then added lace under the bottom edge. Perfect pearls (of course) for her necklace and the button on the purse. I sponged a little distress ink on the edges of the flowers.
Now she's all dressed up and ready for tea!
If you aren't familiar with the Card Chain Challenge over here, come play along with us! It's so fun to get cards from other crafters around the world in the mail! Here's what I made for Lisa- she's a fan of purple so I wanted to incorporate that:
I used the sketch from the challenge along with the theme of flowers.
I used one of my new embossing folders from Stampin Up with some shimmer cardstock for the background. The sentiment is also Stampin Up, called Trust God. Flowers are a Tim Holtz die and I inked them with a bit of Milled Lavender distress ink.
Stamping Sensations: Stamp & die
Fantasy Stampers: purple
Di's Digi Designs: include a sentiment
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards: use a sentiment
Creative Corner: flower power
Hi, I'm Emily- card maker, gardener, sewing enthusiast, nature lover and Downton Abbey fan. Thanks for taking a peek into my studio today!