Hello! This is my second post today; I’m popping back in to share a little gift card envelope that I made to go with my card over at Online Card Classes :) My card involved an inlay die cut technique and as part of that I got left with a speech bubble with a little pattern paper down one side. One to never throw anything away I took that and made this little envelope with some great double sided patterned paper and then popped the bubble on the front :)
I’m very excited at the prospect of the start of class and hope to see some of you over there :)
Supplies: Dies – Clearly Besotted Stamps you said it, Simon Says Stamp gift card envelope; Stamps – Simon Says Stamp valentine spoons; Paper – My Mind’s Eye cut & paste adorbs; Ink – Versamark; Embossing Powder – Hero Arts white; Mist – Heidi Swapp black color shine; Sequins – Kelly Purkey gray; Enamel Dot – My Mind’s Eye kate & co. oxford lane
This month the theme is ‘In Flight’ – birds, butterflies, balloons, maybe it has to begin with ‘b’ too but no planes would count also LOL. Well I am in love with the Elegant Butterflies set released this month so it was an easy choice for me. Time was short this weekend with birthday parties for the youngest and guests over too so when I find myself with only a little time to create then a tag is a great small canvas on which to work :)
I used some Simon Says Stamp water-colour card and ‘borrowed’ my daughter’s water-colour paints to give a wash of blue as a background. I misted with a little perfect pearls solution too to give it some shimmer and then stamped the butterflies randomly over the tag in grey ink. The sentiment is part of a larger one from the set which I white heat embossed onto Simon Says Stamp black card and then trimmed out close to the letters. Along with the perfect pearls, a little silver thread, a sequin and a dab of platinum stickles, oh not forgetting a swipe of Zig wink of stella glitter pen too and everything was subtly sparkling!
Pop over and see Stephanie, for all the challenge and giveaway details and to see what the rest of the Design Team came up with for ‘In Flight’ :)
Also as I dabbled with water colouring on this tag, I thought I’d send it over to the new challenge on the block – Virginia’s View ran by the lovely and fabulously talented Virginia Lu :)
Every month I’m astounded by two things a) that it’s the start of a new month already and b) the utter awesomeness of the new CASE Study muse! This month is no exception; I mean seriously March already and oh my Joni Nina Andaya! March is going to be a good month, not only is Joni silly talented but her photos are to die for too! Here’s this week’s inspiration to get us started:
Bold stripes, subtle yellow background, labels and banners – GORGEOUS! I misted some stripes through a Kelly Purkey stencil and then layered some patterned paper, a label and some vellum stars. I stamped part of my sentiment onto the label and then completed the sentiment with the die cut ‘you’ A yellow/grey combination still makes me smile big LOL.
I’m keeping it short and sweet today! Lots of things on the crafty to do list combined with the youngest’s birthday soon! However, for lots more inspiration please pop by the CASE Study blog and see the teams creations as well as Joni’s version of her own card. Not only that but we have two guests this month! Give a big CASE Study welcome to Sarah Gough and Kate Lorenzini!
Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp hello you; Dies – Simon Says Stamp you, labelled with love, Clearly Besotted Stamps superstar; Ink – Simon Says Stamp black; Stencil – Kelly Purkey all in a line; Card – Neenah solar white 110lb, Bazzill marshmallow chick, 40lb vellum; Paper – Studio Calico wanderlust; Mists – Mister Huey’s clay, double yellow; Enamel Dots – Dear Lizzy daydreamer; Label - Elle’s Studio ‘Serendipity’ Lil’ Snippets
The lighting is slightly off in these photos – I think my camera was in shock from all the bright colours LOL! I absolutely love Fuchsias and have two plants in my garden – they provide such a lovely pop of colour and mine last well into the autumn too :) So I was delighted when I saw the new Fabulous Fuchsias set from Clearly Besotted Stamps :)
I chose a rainbow of Simon Says Stamp inks and happily inked up the individual images which constitute the whole flower. For two of the large blooms I popped the flowers up by stamping onto their matching die cut. Then for a little sparkle I ran a Zig wink of stella glitter pen over the pink areas and a dot of stickles on the stamens :)
The sentiments in the set have a great font combination and seeing as I am woefully short of birthday cards at the moment I chose that sentiment and nestled it in amongst the flowers :) Finally I mounted the panel over one of the new Simon Says Stamp card stock colours – Doll Pink, which matches their ink perfectly :)