Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Our Daily Bread Design, Fluttering or Flying

I made this card for the Shining Light challenge on Our Daily Bread Design.   I used the new stamp set and matching die from  Bird Cage and Banner Bundle.   I added some pretty paper background and a Cheery Lynn carnival border, mini fanciful flourish and a Marianne corner.  The butterflies are a MS punch and Cheery Lynn small exotic.  I added some gems, pearls and stickles to finish the card.

Flourishes Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue

This was a fun challenge on Flourishes blog for the week. I used Tosha's card for an example and changed quite a bit of it.  The oval that I stamped the image on is a spellbinders, oval behind that is spellbinders gold label 4 and the two dies behind that are both Marianne dies.  The image is Flourishes new Garden Fairies and I colored it with copics and used some stickles for the wings and flower.  I added a gold holographic peel off border and MS fern punch and prima flowers to finish the card.     

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Flourishes Christmas with a catch

Christmas with a catch is the challenge on Flourishes.    The challenge is to make a Christmas card that can be mailed easily. I do have some 3-D embellishments on this card but it still can be mailed in a regular envelope. I used the pretty poinsettia and pine stamp set, colored it with copic markers. The yellow background is a 6x6 embossing folder.  I stamped the poinsettia on a pretty die cut, no idea what company,  and backed that with a Joy Craft die. Added some embellishments to finish the card. 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Flourishes casing Heather

The challenge at Flourishes for their 6th birthday is to case one of Heathers cards.  I changed it around a little and used the passion flower stamp set.  I used Spellbinders ovals and gold ovals for the die cuts and I think the tag is from Cheery Lynn.  I added some pretty gold borders and ribbon and made the butterfly from the Cherry Lynn exotic butterflies small set.  Be sure to check out all of the challenges on Flourishes for a chance to win some great prizes. 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Christmas in July at Flourishes

I made this card for the Christmas challenge on Flourishes.  I still love this holly and dove stamp set from Flourishes and have used it so many times. I used Spellbinders label 4 for the image and saying and the center of the Marianne Anja's Vintage Frame for the edges. The flourishes are Cheery Lynn mini fanciful flourishes. Some pretty prima flowers and pearl rope finished the card.  The borders are a gold holographic peel off. 

Friday, July 19, 2013

Pearls, Lace and Flowers

I just received my new Dahlia stamp set from Flourishes and wanted to play today. I made this card for The Shabby Tea Room Challenge.  I stamped the image on a spellbinders oval circle with a Marianne and Joy die behind it.  The flower is from Heartfelt Creations and the butterfly and flourish is from Cheery Lynn. The pretty papers are from Wild Rose Studio.  I edged everything in silver pen and added some lace and pearls to finish the card. 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Layer it up for Marianne Design Divas

I made this center step card for the challenge on Marianne's Design Divas. I used the  Anja's large oval for the center two back dies and the back plate of the Anja's Vintage frame for the center and added a peel off saying.   The die along the bottom is Anja's Vintage decoration and I sponged some distressed ink on it. The side pieces are the Forest Branch and I added some flower soft to them.  

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Heartfelt creations thinking of you

I played with my Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed stamps and die cut.  This new die cut is so much easier to use with the flowers.  I cut and colored and embossed three of the flowers and added them along the top of the card.  I added stickles to all the flowers for accents.  The sentiment is stamped on their stamp and fussy cut out and I used a gold peel off saying. 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Flourishes Black and White

I made this anniversary cake for Flourishes 6th anniversary.  Unfortunately the stamp set I used must be discontinued.  The ferns on the cake are from the ferns and fiddles stamp set and are still available.  The die cuts are from the Spellbinders Opulent ovals.  I took an Anna Griffin cuttlebug folder for the background and used some black ink on the raised parts. Added some black ribbon, a black bow and prima flowers and leaves to accent the cake. The happy anniversary is a silver peel off. 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday, Acetate

The challenge this week on Flourishes is to use acetate on your card.   I stamped the new picking wildflowers stamp in memories white ink on acetate and heat set it. On the back side I used clear glue and glitter to color this and backed it on gold mirror card.  The iridescent green/purple metallic front is a spellbinders embossing folder with matching die cut.  I cut out the matching die and layered the acetate and gold mirror card behind the window.  I added some bling with a Marianne strip and pearls and then Cheery Lynn min fanciful flourish in gold and feathers and a prima flower to finish the card. Flourishes is debuting the new July stamps today and Marcella has created another set of gorgeous flowers so be sure to check them out this week.  

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Flourishes July Challenge, it's sketchy

Flourishes July sketch.  I used the beautiful new set  picking wildflowers and colored it with copics. I used the scalloped octagon spellbinders die for the window and trimmed it gold.   The sentiment is also from picking wildflowers and I added a bow, flower, pearls and scalloped to the bottom of it. The scallops are not showing in the scan but they are a multicolored peel off. Cheery Lynn butterfly, and an Anna Griffin embossing folder.  I trimmed it all in gold pen.   

Friday, July 5, 2013

Joan's Gardens Challenge

I made this for the challenge on Joans Gardens.  I chose this pretty pale green and a darker shade for my two colors.  The dies are all spellbinders that you can get from Joan.  Corners are Gold Corner set one, then I used Gold label 4 and the sentiment is on a scalloped oval.  I added pearls and a bow.  The sentiment is from Just Rite's poppy stamp set. 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Flourishes Going in Circles

I made this card for the challenge at Flourishes, Going in Circle.  I started out with Cheery Lynn's silver stacker circles for the shape of the main card and then added the doily stacker circle on top of the card to hide the fold.   The next two dies are from Marianne dies.  The image is the gorgeous picking wild flowers from Flourishes and I colored it with Copics.  I added some mini fanciful flourishes from Cheery Lynn and prima leaves and flowers and pearls to finish the card.