Thursday, June 24, 2021

Fusion Card Challenge - Summer Dreamin'


Hi friends! I hope you're having a great day! If you're looking for a new challenge you'll find another winner at Fusion Card Challenge . You'll love this challenge because there are three ways to play.. you can play along with the sketch, be inspired by the photo, or FUSE them together and play with BOTH!
The inspiration photo this time is called "Summer Dreamin'" and I have to say that's sure what it looks like.. a good book on the beach with a straw hat and a burlap bag of all the essentials. Can't forget that lemon.. maybe it's to lighten your hair in the summer sunshine. You can spin the photo into a color theme of neutrals and yellow, or perhaps you see another element that jumps out at you.... seashells??? If you're not inspired by what you see in the photo.. then you're welcome to play along with the sketch. If you're feeling really clever you can FUSE them together.
The inspiration actually got me summer dreaming of days on the beach watching my kids build sand castles and watching the little sand pipers darting around the beach.

My cards starts with a distress ink background of surf and sand for my little bird. I topped the panel with a fancy background die cut frame from Papertrey Ink called Bold Borders Flair.
I stamped a sentiment inside the open window and then added this cute little bird. I don't do a lot of multi stamped images so while this card looks CAS it was still a little tricky for me.
  
This card is so pretty in pink! What a great way to let someone special know that they're on my mind! Now it's your turn! Maybe you need a little more inspiration? Check out designs from the rest of the team. Just click on their names below to jump to their blogs.



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Papertrey Ink Feathered Friends Mini 12
Dies | Papertrey Ink Feathered Friends Mini 12 \ Bold Borders Flair



Feathered Friends Mini 12
Feathered Friends Mini 12
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PTI
Feathered Friends 12 Mini
Feathered Friends 12 Mini
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PTI
Bold Borders Flair
Bold Borders Flair
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PTI

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Wrapped Bouquet

Hi and thanks for stopping by! I feel so torn lately.. lots of making going on, but some real life issues I'm working through too. My sweet girl.. Miss Moriko is having some knee problems, so walking has come to an end. I feel guilty walking without her because she doesn't understand why she can't come along. She's medicated and I feel so bad for her. I've actually been taking her for car rides every day so she can hang out the window and feel like she's walking even if she isn't.
Today I'm playing along with the AAA Birthday challenge. June means FLOWERS and they're always my favorite to make with.
My card starts with an Outlined Butterflies Background. I turned mine into a shaker. I like the look of leaving some of the holes complete - it also helps support the card because I can sneak some foam tape under those areas.
The panel is topped with a Wrapped Bouquet floral arrangement. The sentiment is included in the set and if you purchase the coordinating die set, the sentiment die is in there too!

My florals are colored with Copic Markers and stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black. I like to color the petals in individual shades of color vs blending each flower. It gives a stained glass look to the blooms.
I hope you find some time to make. No matter what I've got going on, crafting is always a sweet escape.. whether it's doodling on a pad of paper or coloring. It's a great way to recharge and find the beauty in the simplest of things.



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Waffle Flower Wrapped Bouquet
Dies | Waffle Flower Wrapped Bouquet, Outlined Butterflies

WFL = Waffle Flower
SCB = Scrapbook.com
SSS = Simon Says Stamp
Outlined Butterflies
Outlined Butterflies
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WFL | SCB | SSS
Wrapped Bouquet
Wrapped Bouquet
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WFL | SCB | SSS

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Spellbinders Heart Swans

You know how I love die cuts! I just wanted to let you know about a new series available from Spellbinders called Truly Yours.
Each set in the collection includes several die cuts - everything you need to complete a scene. This card was made with the Heart Swans. The set includes both swans, separate wings for dimension, two sizes of flowers and leaves, and the little crown too!
My card starts with a distress ink background in shades of ombre blue and green. I topped the inky panel with a Candlewick Rectangle to create a frame for my scene.


I arranged the swans to look like they're passing in a pond. If you put them side by side their necks form a heart. I like how the flowers look like they're floating in the water like waterlilies.
This set is really very beautiful and a great value at under $20. I hope you'll check out Spellbinders. They've always got a place in my heart as the first die company I discovered and they're still bringing the same quality today.

Have a great day and happy making!



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Dies | Spellbinders Heart Swans, Candlewick Rectangles

SPB = Spellbinders
SCB = Scrapbook dot com
SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Heart Swans
Heart Swans

SPB | SCB
Candlewick Rectangles
Candlewick Rectangles

SPB | SSS