After a little bit of tweaking, I came up with this...
Monday, May 30, 2016
Saturday, May 28, 2016
I chose to make my background as a strip of color. Using Americana, Melon Berry and Classic Kraft, I used a long piece of painters tape, measuring 1/2" in and another one an inch over, to make my blended background. It worked perfectly for a silhouette background sympathy card.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Awesome inspiration this month!
I knew right away what I wanted to do. I took a piece of watercolor paper and made watercolored splotches of different hues, kind of following the arrangement in the photo. Once it was dry, I embossed silver dots, and then cut it out with the Bitty Butterflies coverplate. I used a second white coverplate cut out, and attached it to Stormy Sea card base. I then adhered the butterflies just in the center, so I could pop them out on the sides. The sentiment is from Keep it Simple Birthday stamped in Stormy Sea, and I added some sequins for a finishing touch.
I love how this turned out! (Is that okay to say?) Thanks for great inspiration this month! Enjoy hopping everyone!
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Made a fast card for this week's Color Throwdown! Found myself in need of birthday cards, so this was what happened...
Here is the inspiration photo:
Kept busy yesterday making thank you cards, for all the wonderful birthday gifts I received last week! Can I just say, I love Maile's new Splits-Thank You set?? I'm going to whip up a few more this afternoon to have on hand!
Thursday, May 19, 2016
I just got this new set from Altenew for my birthday, called Persian Motifs. It's perfect for watercoloring, so I gave it a go...
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Just realized, I make lots of cards that never get posted... Guess I just use my time to make more! But I always want to post my Make it Monday cards, as the challenges are so inspiring, and there's a chance to win too! Lizzie's challenge was that for sure, easy and simply stunning results!
I used my Mega Gracious Vases stamps. I thought of the beautiful red glassware that I've seen before. Then I looked for some simple blooms to fill a few, and the Petite Pots Anniversary set worked. I chose to create smaller blooms with a few of the smaller stamps. Then I finished my card with a Bold & Beautiful sentiment.
Hope you get a chance to play this week too!
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Right now I'm waiting for the Kentucky Derby to come on! It's our state holiday you know... ;-)
Anyway, it gave me a minute to post the cards I made today. I loved playing along with this week's Make it Monday, and I used colors from this week's Color Throwdown too. Now I have a nice little set of cards to use as a gift for someone.
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Yesterday was the Mother's Day card making day! And I could not put down the new Friendship Jar Flowers set... It was the perfect way to send mom flowers and good wishes!