Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Camping-Themed Father's Day Card...



Hello and happy Wednesday everyone. I am sharing this fun card using the cute Tiny Friends, and Tiny Spring Friends stamp sets from Lawn Fawn to create this Father's Day card. 




I began by coloring the images I would use to create the camping scene. I used Copic markers. The trees are from the Winter Village, and Car Critters Christmas Add-on stamp sets. The camper and car from the Happy Trails set, the rocks from You Are Sublime and Ocean Shell-fie sets, the 'tent' is the book image from the Book Worm set, the flame for the fire is from the S'more the Merrier set. 




Next, I used the Shadow Box Card die to create the card. I used Distress Oxide inks to add a bit of color to the grass and ground areas. I then die-cut the letters using the Henry's ABC's die set to create the word 'dad' . Next, I die-cut the banner from the Wonky Stitches die set and then heat embossed the sentiment from the Plane and Simple stamp set onto the banner.  


I hope you enjoy the card I created to share with you today. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. I hope you each have a wonderful and blessed day. Please feel welcome to visit me on my blogIG or Pinterest.

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Monday, May 16, 2022

Unisex Sympathy Card


Hi, everyone!  Toni here with you today sharing a simple sympathy card in a neutral and natural palette. I find sympathy cards among the hardest to design and usually go with something from nature.

For this card, I first cut out the Mama Elephant Tri Window Cover so I could use those rectangles, saving the border part for a later project.

I sponged the rectagles with Distress Oxide Chipped Sapphire, Rustic Wilderness, and Bundled Sage for a calming ombre effect.  I then spattered the lot with water.


I used the leftover border portion to help me figure out where to stamp the Pinkfresh Studio Always Uplifting sentiment which I had masked to use only the top line.  I did this prior to affixing the rectangles to the card base as the rectangle would interfere with making a clear stamping.

Next I diecut the Sunny Studio Spring Greenery ferns and sprayed them with Dina Wakley Tangerine Gloss Spray.  I could have easily used Distress Oxide Rusty Hinge for a similar effect.


I'll see you again soon.  If you'd like to check out my other creations in the meantime, you can visit my blog, Frankie Helps Craft, my Instagram, or my Pinterest Board.  Have a great rest of your day!

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Friday, May 13, 2022

Altenew stamps, dies, and butterflies!

 

Happy weekend-eve, Doodlebug friends!  My husband and I are celebrating our 27th wedding anniversary today - for those that know us, you'll also know that having a butterfly on my card is quite appropriate for the day.  My husband lovingly collects tiny little Monarch butterfly eggs to safely 'bloom' them in an enclosure on our front porch! We've added hundreds and hundreds of Monarchs back into nature each year for the last 10 years or so!

Altenew's Leaf Clusters stamps, and coordinating dies helped me create a beautiful environment for this sweet little Dream Big butterfly to land!  Here is how it all came together:


First by determining which branches I wanted in the forefront
then stamping and die cutting them from this 4 x 8.5" panel.


Next, choosing the background branches, and ink colors and stamping
them right over the top of those cuts.




Since my final layers are in shadow, I chose Soft Lilac
to ink them, a soft lavender foam to back my die cuts,
and soft lavender paper to back the panel:


The final touch?  a few Pinkfresh Studio jewels, this lovely butterfly,
and from that same set, a sentiment to live by!
NEWS!!  Doodlebugs just added the Slimline Apothecary Labels set!  
I can hardly wait to make it my own!




I hope you spend the weekend with someone you love doing something that makes you happy - thanks for stopping by!
=] Michele
 
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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Oh Snap...It's Your Birthday...

 


Hello and happy Wednesday everyone. I am sharing this super fun, masculine card with you today using the fun Oh Snap stamp set from Avery Elle. 





I began by coloring the image using Copic markers. 
Green: YG01, YG03, FYG2, YG17, G05, G09, G28
Blue:B28, FB2, B24, B32
Yellow:Y11, Y08, Y19, YR24
Orange: YR12, YR04





I then used the stitched rectangles from the Basic Rectangles die set to die cut the matted base layers for the card. Next, I die-cut the grass using the grassy layer from the Pretty Pink Posh Nature Essentials die. I then added a bit of color to the grass using Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn and a bit of Lucky Clover.




Next, I used the Henry's ABC's die set to die-cut the phrase ' Oh Snap'. I then added a bit of color to each of the letters using Mustard Seed for the yellow letters, Fake Tan over the orange letters, and  Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn and Lucky Clover over the green letters. I then heat embossed the sentiment from the Oh Snap stamp set onto a strip of vellum. I hope you enjoy the card I created to share with you today. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. I hope you each have a wonderful and blessed day. Please feel welcome to visit me on my blogIG or Pinterest.


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