Sunday, September 14, 2014

Pansies And Bling, Bling ....

Oh my....another week is over and it's time once again for another little shot of more of those homemade pansies on another card trying to inspire you to make some of your own.  If they inspire you at all you can go to my last weeks post for directions on making your own.

I enjoyed last weeks card so I tried creating something similar but also hoping to look a little different.  I used glitter paper to cut out the background and smaller Spellbinders die to add some bling to this card.  I tried shooting the picture in the sunshine so it would show off the bling, bling here for you. 

 I haven't used a large butterfly on any of my cards lately and decided this would set the pansies off nicely. 

Until next week ladies, I hope you have a wonderful time creating and enjoying some of the fall weather setting in in many parts of the country where you might live.  I know those fall leaves will soon be upon us and the gift of fall colors for all to enjoy.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

More OF My Homemade Pansies....

Welcome to my little corner of the world today and glad you found your way to stop in here.  I hope you've come by today for some more inspiration and a quick peek of this soft and pretty little creation I have waiting for you today.  

I actually set out with this card to take the die cut I had from Joy Crafts # 6002/0147 and make it fit a oblong card size 4 -1/4 X 5- 1/2  rather than the square size 4 -1/2 X 4 -1/2  die cut size that really is intended to be.   I actually cut it into quarters (4 separate quarter squares) while placing each quarter in the the corner of the card with pop up dots.  I then took my Spellbinders Nestabilities Floral Ovals and used two sizes to hide the corner cuts.  Making them look like it was one die cut to fit the card size.  I was happy with the result.

The next best thing I did here was to make more of my homemade pansies that I made out of Spellbinders Rose Die Cuts to form and make my own version of pansy flowers.  I had previously made these flowers for another card and project back in March of 2013 and you can find my directions to make these on another post by clicking.HERE in case you missed it.

The directions and post from March 2013 named "Tutorial On Homemade Pansies" is really very simple so don't be dismayed into thinking they are two hard to make?  I trust my directions will lead you along?

Why not let me know if you tried making your own version of the pansies and let me know your results?  I'd love hearing from you?

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Long Stem Rose....

I love this rose stamp and rarely use it.  So after making a pretty background frame with Spellbinders Nestabilities "Timeless Rectangle" I decided the "TImeless Rectangle"  might look pretty for the focal point along with the rose?  
The pink center paper frame is from Spellbinders Nestabilities called "Decorative Labels Eight".  I then overlapped Spellbinders Nestabilities "Floral Ovals" before over lapping the rose stamp on top. 
I lightly smeared glitter all over the leaves and outline.  I then crunched the large leaves to give it more depth rather than leaving the leaves flat. I used the green leaf die cut called " B117 Fanciful Flourish" to the background of the rose .   I added a tiny bow and some white covered wire and spiraled the wire and added gauge to the background hoping to give it a little more whimsical character?
Again, pink and green are two of my favorite color combinations together.  

Have a fantastic week everyone!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Black Eyed Susan...

I hope I'm correct in saying that these flowers are Black Eye'd Susan's.   Truthfully, I am not much of a gardener so I really don't know all types and names of flowers.  However, I managed to pick up this die cut  a couple years back at a Scrap-show I attended.  I've always been fond of it but haven't used it much.
The die cut is from Joy Crafts called Vintage Flourishes # 6003/0030.and I love the silhouette simplicity of it.  However, I did cut out two of them and reversed the image to make it appear fuller here. 
The fern leaf  stamp is from Stampin'-Up.  It is a very old stamp set called "Organic Grace".  The skeleton leaf is from Michael's Arts and Crafts store that I've had for sometime.  The sentiment is again from Stampin'-Up and from the stamp set called "Whimsical Words":
For the background I used some of my re-inkers of green and blue placing dabs of color all over the watercolor paper.  I then lightly misted water all over letting it run all over the paper to give it a soft water color background while letting it form it's own coloring to the background.  Unfortunately, I'm really not happy with my photography here as it leaves you guessing on how vibrant and pretty the colors really turned out here. 

One more thing before you leave I would like to share with you a sneak peek of my new watermark logo you will be seeing more of in the weeks ahead on my photos.  Thanks for stopping ladies!   Hope you have fun stamping and creating this week?

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Coastal Birthday Greetingsl ...

This card got a huge Thank You from my son-in-law.  He happens to enjoy the beach whenever he and the family can go to the coast for a vacation.  I think it's like most of us....the coast adds relaxation and refreshment to the soul. 
We recently had been to the beach together with him, my daughter, and adorable six year old grandson for a quick vacation so I thought what could be more fitting than a ocean themed birthday card.  This is a clean and simple card.  What could be easier?  Black ink, white paper and some cute little Sandpiper birds and cattails stamps from my collection. 
It gave me great joy knowing he really enjoyed receiving this card this year for his birthday. {{{smiling}}}
I hope you are all enjoying your summer and maybe a trip or two to the ocean at some point as well for some of your own relaxation and fun?

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