Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wedding Day, Sweet Chickies

This is a wedding chickies card for a sweet friends.  She is a friend in my blingy circle, so the card fits DeNami's Product Challenge #7 perfectly.

I received a cute bride and groom chickie stamp from DeNami in their recent promotion.  I stamped the image and surrounded it with a blingy heart.  I hand cut the image with the border and layered it with another piece of patterned paper.   I added a few accents, a few more bling, and hope that our sweet bride will like this card!

Thanks for looking!

Supplies List:

DeNami Wedding Chickies Stamp
DCWV Luxury Stack, Glitter Stack
Recollections Pearls and Rhinestones
Prima Flowers
Cuttlebug With Love Embossing Folders

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Live Simply * Love Abundantly

Maybe because it's allergy season and things seem a little hazy for me all the time, this week has just flown by and I barely noticed ... which means it's time for another Play Date Cafe Challenge (PDCC74).   This week's challenge uses the gorgeous combination of purple, blue and white.   These are truly my favourite colours!

For this week's card, I layered cardstock with patterned paper.  I inked the embossed white cardstock with both blue and purple ink to create a gradient look.  I doubled-matted the quote sticker, and added the butterfly, the flower and tiny pearl accents.   To add a little more sparkle to the butterfly, I added a little Stickles.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies List
DCWV Pocket of Posies
K&Co Susan Winget Botanical Stickers
K&Co Poppy Seed Stickers
Prima Flowers
Cuttlebug Swirl Embossing Folder
Colorbox Pigment Cat's Eye Queue Fiesta

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Long Stemmed Sentiment Card

This is my first time playing in the Play Date Cafe Challenge.  The gorgeous trio of colours are from Play Date Challenge PDCC73.  To make this simple card, I stamped the flower stems on the white cardstock, the flowers on the red cardstock and the vase on the plum cardstock.  I did a little bit of paper piecing and assembled the flower vase.  I added some glitter to the vase, and coloured in the leaves in order to dress up the image.  As for the background, I used Cuttlebug to emboss one of the strips, and used patterned paper for the other strip.  Lastly, I've added three jewels and a ribbon to finish up the card.

Supplies List:
Technique Tuesday Long Stemmed Sentiment Stamps
Technique Tuesday Black Ink
Colorbox Pigment Cat's Eye Queue Fiesta
Making Memories Patterned Paper
Cuttlebug Bloom Dots A2 Embossing Folder
Tombow Dual Brush Pen

Happy Bird-day to You!

I am in love with the 'Chickie' stamps, and last week, I created a birthday card using DeNami Sketch #7 which is designed by the talented Michele.

This is a versatile sketch that is great for any special occasion.  I decided to make a cheerful card based on this design.

I stamped the image and double matted it.  I also double matted the patterned paper in the back as well.  I colored the image with matching colours and added the border for a little more festive feel.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies List:
DeNami Stamp
DCWV Pocket of Posies Stack
K & Co Poppy Seed Border
Cat's Eye Ink, Technique Tuesday Ink
Tombow Dual Tip Brush
Ranger Stickles

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Happy Birthday, My Sweet Friend

I bought a set of beautiful stamps and haven't been able to use them yet.  Since there are a few upcoming birthdays (for a few sweet friends), I have decided to finally break into them.   This is the first in a series of projects I'm making with these stamps. 

I stamped and coloured the image in order to match the background paper and the overall colour theme.  I don't own any Copic Markers yet, so I'm using the water based Tombow markers.  One thing I learned is that the hybrid ink I used still bleeds a little into the colouring, so I may try some different markers next time.   

I doubled matted the image, and also double matted the patterned paper in the background.  In order to make the image 'pop' a little more, I used dimensional foam squares.

A very simple card for my very sweet friend...  :)

Denami Sweet Treats Stamp
Technique Tuesday Ink
Tombow Dual Brush Pen
DCWV Pocket of Posies Patterned Paper