Saturday, January 28, 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Hugs are the Answer

Hi Everyone! 

Do you know someone who needs a hug? Simple Said Hugs is a hug in a stamp set. :)

I love the variety of sentiment combinations in this set. I used one of my favorites on today's card and another one HERE.

I started the card by die cutting "hugs" from the Simply Said Hugs Die. I used Distress Stain to color the blue shadow behind the word. Then, I stamped, fussy cut and colored one of the adorable dogs from Furry Friends. The background was created using a mask from the Rocky Shores dies, The green grass is Distress Ink and the pink is Distress Paint. I finished the card by embossing the sentiment on black, 

Hope you are having a great week!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

My Favorite Nut

Happy Saturday! I'm over on the Butterfly Reflections blog today. Check it out HERE.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Mad Love

Hey Everyone! 

Today I combined two awesome stamp sets from Avery Elle, My Favorite and That Bites. I love the sweet, stylish sentiments in My Favorite. I couldn't help but pair these funny fish with this particular sentiment. 

I started by embossing the sentiment with white embossing powder. Then I blended 3 distress inks to make create the water for the fish. The fish were stamped and die cut, then colored with Copics. I love the two tone fish. I've done it before and I just couldn't help but color them in two colors again. I really think it makes them come to life. 

I hope you enjoyed my card today! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Avery Elle Saturday

Hi Everyone! It's Saturday and I need to do a little catch up on my blog. I've been having so much fun with Letter Ballons over the last few weeks. Pinterest is full of inspiration!

My first card is an engagement card. I hand drew the string for the congrats banner and colored the letters with Distress Stain. Distress Stain is the easiest way to add quick color and I love to use it! 

I stamped and die cut the cute couple from Swans. Do you see all the details the coordinating die cuts out??? I love that detail.

Next up I created another Letter Balloons card. This time I used Distress Paint and blended two colors together to create a fun gold look. I stamped, colored and die cut The Scoop ice cream truck and customized the colors and ice cream. This is another set where the die cuts blow me away. They cut out the window perfectly!

Also, did you notice??!?! I join the Butterfly Reflections team and I'm thrilled to share cards on their blog every Saturday. I can't wait to use more Avery Elle and other great products. 

Finally, I created a card that features the Avery Elle Trees dies. I started by blending a rainbow of Distress Inks on white cardstock. Then I die cut the leaves several times. I inked up another piece of cardstock with brown, making it darker on the bottom and slowly fading it to the top. Then I die cut the tree trunk and splattered water on it. The bunny is from an older set, Woodland Creatures, and is some of my favorites. I also die cut the banner and stamped the sentiment from the Woodland Creatures set. 

I loved creating these three cards and I can't wait to create more!

Thanks for stopping by!