Hi, I'm on the Elizabeth Craft Design blog with instruction for these 3 cards. Go check it out!
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Hi, just popping in to share another version of a card I made a while back because I thought of another word die combination: Just because. I went with blues and greens for my color combination and added a stitched circle but otherwise it's a very similar card.
Friday, May 17, 2019
For Mother's Day, my boys got me a quilling kit so I spent some time playing with the basic shapes. I made enough to form a very simple bouquet. I definitely need more practice and less glue but despite being super time-consuming, it was rather addictive. Oh, dear, like I need another hobby. Let's just call this an extension to paper crafting.
I used Tombow Multi-media glue on a white card base I used MFT Stitched rectangle die. I think quilling on a card is great because it's not really thick and all those layers should hold up pretty well if I were to mail it... except maybe those stems.
If you have any favorite youtube videos or instagrammers, please share! I'd love to be better at this.
Challenge I am playing in:
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
There must have been a challenge on Instagram about butterflies and rainbows - I saw a lot of cards on there with that theme - or I'm just drawn to those! Here's my take on that theme - inspired by those same cards.
I made a rainbow wash with Zig clean color brush on watercolor paper and die cut the Butterflies spray from it.
After stamping in the center of the panel, I die cut out the wreath to help place the butterflies in a circle. I initially planned a circle without a wreath but I liked how the wreath tied the blank space together.
To fill in more of the blank spaces, I used my Copic markers to color some pearls in different colors.
This came together very quickly- lots of white space but colorful and with butterflies - my kind of card!
Sunday, May 12, 2019
My mom is a wonderful gardener - her entire hand is green, not just her thumb. She can stick a cutting into the ground and it will take root and bloom. It's a bit ridiculous actually. But she loves flowers and they bloom like mad for her.
Me... well, let's just move on to paper crafting where even I can get those cymbidium orchids to bloom in any color I like. For this card, a 5x7 card which is a bit bigger than my normal, I went with a very pale palette. I wanted it very soft so I kept everything very neutral and even the orchids are a soft white/pink.
I stamped "love you" in black Versafine ink and then clear embossed a heart over it. I then sponged a soft light green to bring out the heart. The wood panel is a Tim Holtz new 3D embossing folder that I sponged in a soft tan and green ink to bring out the grains.
Lots of matting layers and then inside is a sweet note for mom sponged in the same green. There are a few videos out there on how to make the orchid by Susan's Garden Notes (a line of beautiful flower dies in Elizabeth Craft Designs) but I chose very pale pink for the flowers and used Zig Clean color brush for the inside of the flowers.
Don't you love the sentiment from A Mother's Greatest Mastepiece by Quietfire Design inside?
Happy Mother's Day to you!