Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Simon Says Stamp Presents a Patterned Paper Challenge Card 2

Ok just one more ;)

I made this card using some Memory Box papers.  I used one piece of paper from each of these three sets: Brioche, Pixie and Minuet.  I loved how they worked so well together and I just knew I would make another card for the Simon Says Stamp Presents a Patterned Paper Challenge over at Lily Pad Cards

Take a look:

I took this great blue patterned paper and stamped Hero Arts Blooming Meadow over the top of it using London Fog by Memento.  I then embossed the butterfly from HA Antique Engravings and sentiment from HA Say It All on two different patterned papers.  I distressed the butterfly a bit to make the edges pop and put it all together.  

By the way I'm absolutely loving eksuccess's 1/16" foam squares.  They give a bit of dimension but don't make things too tall.  The best part is that cards still fit in their envelopes even with multiple layers.  Thanks for taking a look!

Simon Says Stamp Presents a Patterned Paper Challenge Card 1

I'm back!!!

I've finally found some creative juices and I've got them flowing for the new challenge over at Lily Pad Cards.  The challenge I'm entering is the Simon Says Stamp Presents a Patterned Paper Challenge.  I've made two cards for this challenge and here is my first card:

I apologize about the lighting I took this picture at night, and here in ND it gets dark so early... I can't wait for summer! :)

I really wanted to push myself and use some great patterned papers.  I used SEI's Couture collection and made a pie SVG on Make-the-Cut.  I mixed and matched Couture's paper to create a wonderful mixed patterned circle. 

I then did some stamping with Papertrey's Iconic Images and used Hero Arts Everyday Sayings for the sentiment.  I didn't quite have the right color purple ink so I used Memento Lilac Posies and then put Grape Jelly right over top before I stamped. 

I'm really glad with the way it turned out and I wish you could see this card in person because the Couture papers are so shimmery and beautiful in the light.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Virginia’s View – A New Challenge! at Lily Pad Cards

Lately I've been loving cards that are unique in size.  I know they are not fun to mail but sometimes I get a bit bored with the standard size and shape.  Today my card is 3"wide by 6" tall, I've been making a bunch of these because I took the time to figure out an envelope SVG to cut on my Gazelle and I want to make sure I use it.:)

I'm going to enter this card in the Virginia’s View – A New Challenge!  at Lily Pad Cards.  I also took my inspiration from Vicky please see her card here.  I loved the paper piecing idea she used and couldn't wait to try it out myself.

Take a look:

I used Out of Print by Basic Grey for the paper and I used the new Hero Arts Flying Air Ships.   I love these new stamps!  I've been into vintage cars, phones and bikes, now airships who knew?  Please enjoy!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

It's Been Awhile


It really has been too long since I last posted, but with the holidays and all I just didn't find the time to sit down and craft.  I've been playing around with one of my favorite paper packs lately.  Crate Paper's Portrait Collection.  I also wanted to use Iconic Images from Papertrey Ink and found some distress inks that worked really well with the paper.

Please take a look at my card:

I'm really loving the new photo tent I received in the mail today!  It helps with my pictures sooo much!  Thanks Mom!