Sunday, August 28, 2016

Happy Birthday


Deanna here back with another inspiration post for you.  Today is my step-dad's birthday so this is the card I made for him.


For my card, I started with a piece of Kraft card stock cut and folded to make a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" portrait style card.

Next I took some Tim Holtz Distress Water Color card stock and using Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon created my sky.  I used Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn for my grassy area.  After inking it I lightly spritzed the water color card stock with a distress sprayer and using a paper towel blotted the paper.  This helps create a distress look to the sky and grass. (See the little white areas on the card stock? That is a result of the spritzing and blotting it off).

I used two different dies for my project.  The first one is from Impression Obsession Cattail die for the cattails and dragon flies.  Next I used the grass from the Yvonne Creations toad stool set.I die cut my images from regular colored card stock.  Everything but the grass is adhered down directly to the card using some liquid adhesive.  The grass is adhered with some foam tape and the Happy Birthday was stamped using some Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Scatter Joy

Hi everyone, Deanna here back with another inspirational blog post for you all.  Here is my project.

My card base is a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" Kraft card base.  I added a black mat cut at 4 1/8" X 5 3/8".  Next I took a piece of water color card stock and used distress inks to create my background color.  I used Rusty Hinge, Ripe Persimmon, and some Abandoned Coral inks, I was going for a nice orange sunset look.  Next I cut the card stock down to 4" X 5 1/4".

I used the Adelaide Memory Box die to cut my image out of white card stock.  I adhere the die to the water color card stock and added some sequins to the card and stamped my sentiment.


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Friday, August 5, 2016

Let the Good Times Roll

I was looking through my stamps the other day and saw this sentiment and this card design just popped into my head.  Of course I had to make a card right away..

I thought this would make a perfect masculine birthday card, don't you think?????

My card base is white card stock cut and scored to make a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card.  I added a black mat cut at 4" X 5 1/4" and then my patterned paper cut at 3 3/4" X 5".  My dice were cut using my Cricut Explore.  The dice are from the Vegas cartridge that is available in Cricut Design Space as part of the subscription. I embossed my sentiment with white embossing powder on black card stock  All images on the card are adhere directly to the card, nothing was put on foam tape. 

This was a very quick and easy card to put together.  I hope you like it.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

A Day Just for You

Hi everyone, Deanna here, back with another fun inspirational project for you all.  Here is what I made.

I started with a cream colored card base cut and folded to make a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card base.  I then added a black mat cut at 4" X 5 1/4" and my patterned paper mat cut at 3 3/4" X 5".

Next,  using the Yvonne Creations Toadstool Die I cut my toadstools and grass out of some striped paper.  I adhere the toadstools straight to my card front and popped up the grass using foam tape.  I added some enamel dots to the holes cut in the toadstool tops and stamped my sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

That's my card for today, I hope you enjoyed it.

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Merry Christmas

Hi everyone, Deanna here back with another Christmas in July project for your inspiration from Dies R Us. Here is what I have for  you today.


I started with a white card base cut and scored to make a 4 1/4" X 5 12" card base.  I added a red mat cut at 4" X 5 1/4".  Next I added a green patterned paper mat cut at 3 7/8" X 5 1/8".

My Poinsettia Die is from the Poppystamps Holiday Poinsettia die.   After die cutting my Poinsettia layers, I used an embossing mat to emboss each flower layer.  That is what gives you the detail in the flower petals.  The paper I used had a bit of shimmer to it.

Before adhering the individual flower layers together, I used a pencil to slightly curl the leaves under to give the flower a  more realistic look.  I adhered the layers together using some liquid adhesive and then added the yellow flower center.  Once the flower was assembled and dried I added it to my card.

For my sentiment, I used the Poppystamps Old Fashioned Christmas die.  This die is currently out of stock but there are several other Merry Christmas dies found here, here, and here.  There are some wonderful holiday days in the newest release of Poppystamps and Memory Box dies. Be sure to check them out.  If you haven't already done so be sure to sign up for the newsletter to be notified on new releases as well as other sales and special order dies.


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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Believe in Yourself

Hey everyone, Deanna here with a new project for you from Dies R Us.  Here is what I made.

I love the sentiment that comes with this little stamp and die set.  The stamps and the die are both from Lawn Fawn.  I stamped the little deer onto some watercolor card stock and colored him with my Spectrum Noir Aqua pencils and blended him with a water brush.  After I had him colored I die cut him out using my Big Shot Machine.

My card base is white card stock and and scored to make a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card base.  I cut some yellow card stock at 4" X 5 1/4" for my next mat.  The patterned paper is cut at 3 3/4" X 5".  I then cut another piece of yellow card stock at 1 1/2" X 3 3/4" and ran that through my big shot to emboss it.  I then adhered it to my card front.  I used this to help ground the little deer so he didn't look like he was floating in plaid land.  Finally I stamped my sentiment with some Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

 

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Make Everyday a Sundae

I have a new card for you today.  I plan to enter this in the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge blog.  Here is what I made.

For my card, I started with cream colored card stock cut and folded to make a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card base.  I added a bright pink mat cut at 4" X 5 1/4" and then added the blue patterned paper mat cut at 3 3/4" X 5".

My sundae was cut at 3 1/2".  I added glossy accents to the cherry and the sprinkles.  I also added some pink and white striped twine and tied a bow.  I stamped my sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

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