Friday, March 27, 2020

Be strong and video

Hi! Today's post is not anything new from my previous batch of cards - I just included a video of the process... and added happy butterflies!  :)

Bible verse by Verve

Flowers by Tim Holtz Wildflower Stems

Challenges I am playing in:

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Sending Smiles and Hugs with new Modern Gilding Powders

Hi, I'm over on the Quietfire Design Blog with these two happy cards.  Hop on over to see details and supply list and a swatch of the new Modern Gilding Powder colors.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

A whole lot of flower cards

If you follow me on instagram (@yourstrulybydiana) you may remembered that I shared a row of Tim Holtz's Wildflower series cut and colored and sitting in the Oui yogurt jars of which I have way too many.  I've "picked" the flowers from my paper garden and have given them a place on cards.

This was the perfect time for me to play with different backgrounds.  I wanted them pretty subtle to highlight the flowers and Bible verses or lyrics.  I just made each card with one color of flowers.  For several of these, I used Tim Holtz's 3D woodgrain embossing folder and then sponged them to bring out the detailed grains.

I also used a leaf stencil for two of the cards.

This yellow one with a plain gray background - I found the background I had intended a couple of days later because my craft desk was such a mess.  I wanted to finish this set of wildflower cards so I just used a gray one and doodled an imperfect frame around it.

I love this tone-on-tone stenciling.  It was so soft and peaceful looking.

I made so many of these because I want to mail them (and other cards) out to encourage and brighten my followers and friends' day since we're all cooped inside the house.  So if you haven't, please follow me on Instagram or facebook to enter in my Happy Snail Mail event that will happen later today.  

Friday, March 20, 2020

Love that you're my friend

From the Spellbinder's January small die set I made this card for a friend by trimming off the flowers from the big die.  The small galvanized buckets are dies by Rubbernecker - they were the perfect size to fit the little  bouquets in.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

What's Up with all these bunny cards?

Corona-crafting - I'm catching up on my Spellbinder small club kits.  I'm actually posting this March die set in March!  Lol!  

The first is a straight forward usage of the set - so cute!  

For the second card, I combined other spring items to the card.  The Easter eggs and grass are by Divinity Designs and the woven basket die is by Gina Marie Designs.  I couldn't decide if I wanted the bunnies inside the basket or outside so I did both.

The third card features the bunny cut out of light brown felt.  For the eyes, I glued a piece of black cardstock behind the felt instead of trying to color teeny tiny pieces of felt.

Hope you are finding the positives in these unknown and unsettling times of the COVID-19 virus.