Monday, January 14, 2019

Birthday Card | Avery Elle - Shut the Front Door

Hey There!
Sharing one of my favorite foods with you today…GUACAMOLE! And I love it even more when it’s featured in a birthday card using Avery Elle’s punny “Shut The Front Door” stamp set!
This CAS card starts with a top-folding A-2 white card base with a simple embossed stripe on the front. The avocado was stamped, water colored, die cut and given a bit of shimmer with a Wink of Stella. The sentiment was stamped onto green card stock and die cut. Both of these small die cut panels were then mounted onto contrasting papers. Once I had determined their placement on the card front, the sentiment was stamped using the MISTI.  The green panel was glued directly to the card front and the avocado panel was popped up with foam tape. The card was finished off with a sprinkling of assorted sequins and baker’s twine.

This card was entered into the Seize the Birthday #156 Challenge “Confetti” Topping.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Thank You Card | MFT's - Captivating Mandala


I was lucky enough to have a bit of extra time during the Christmas holiday and was able to get out all of my thank you notes pretty quickly. This pretty snow-inspired card features the MFT’s Captivating Mandala Die. This wonderful die can be used in so many different ways but its "snowflake-look" was perfect for these thank you cards.

I started by randomly blending a background using distress oxide inks (Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, & Wilted Violet). The background was spritzed with shimmer spray, flecked with metallic watercolors and blotted with a paper towel. I created the shaped card base by partially die cutting a horizontal A-2 top-folding card base with MFT’s Elegant Rectangle Stax Die-namics. The inked background was die cut with the same shape and adhered to the card base. The mandala image was die cut once from white glitter paper and twice from heavy white card stock; these die cuts were glued/stacked together to create dimension. I wanted a simple sentiment to stretch along the bottom of the card front and chose one from Lawn Fawn’s “Simply Sentiments”. The mandala “snowflake” was glued onto the card front and it fit perfectly into the heat-embossed sentiment! The card was finished with a bit of ‘bling’ with Lucy’s Little Things’ Clear Iridescent Jewels.

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Monday, December 31, 2018

New Home Card | Avery Elle - Happy Home

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The card today is for my niece who just bought her first home! She is a young nurse (at 24) who has been saving every penny to put towards a down payment on a house and kudos to her - she did it! This square Z-Fold card measures 5.5" (short folds 2.75") and features the Avery Elle "Happy Home" dies and "Shut the Front Door" stamp set.

The dark blue card base was scored at 2.75" & 5.5". I used Lawn Fawn's "Cloud Border Die" to create a template from heavy weight card stock, sponged the clouds onto a piece of white card stock, sprayed it with shimmer mist and cut the following pieces: (2) 2.5 x 5.25" (1) 5.25 x 5.25". These cloud background pieces were adhered onto the coordinating scored panels. The grass panel was die cut with Lawn Fawn's "Grassy Border Die" and scored at 5.5 & 8.25". Both sentiments were stamped into place with the MISTI.

The pieces for the house were die cut, embossed, and glued together onto a piece of white card stock to ensure stability. The flowers were embellished with small floral sequins and a tiny brad was added as the door "knob". The house was then glued onto the center of the large grass section and the entire piece was glued onto the left card panel only with very strong liquid adhesive. The opposite side of the grass border was aligned and glued as well to the right edge of the card - thus creating the "Z"-Fold mechanism. I created an additional interior tab behind the house, adhered MFT's "Stitched Sun" to one end of a 1/2" piece of acetate and taped the other end to the tab to create the floating sun in the sky behind the house. 

I submitted this card in the "Celebrate - Friends - Family - Life" Challenge on the "time out" CHALLENGES site.

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Christmas Card | MFT Stamps - Lawn Fawn - Sunny Studio Mash-up

Happy Fri-YAY!

Who doesn't love a good Christmas Card Mash-Up??? And this one features some of my favorite products from MFT, Lawn Fawn and Sunny Studio!

I started off by creating the interactive card panel (4.25" x 5.5") with Distress Oxide Inks and pearlized watercolor, which was lightly sponged through MFT's "Snowfall" Stencil. The slider mechanism was cut using Sunny Studio's Sliding Window die and the score lines reinforced using a bone folder. I adhered a piece of white shimmer card stock onto the front of an A-2 top-folding card base and blended a little oxide ink at the bottom where the sliding window would reveal the sentiment. I placed the panel over the shimmer paper and lightly marked the margins of the opening with a pencil. The sentiment was then stamped using a MISTI.

I die cut all of my snowman pieces (hat, scarf, and head) and then die cut a circle slightly larger for his body. I wanted to keep the background simple so I blended a piece of cardstock with darker oxides and cut it with Lawn Fawn's Forest Border die at the top. I adhered this to only the bottom half of the slider window so that it would pop-up when the panel was pulled.  I cut a snow drift using Lawn Fawn's Hillside Border die, blended it with the same Oxide inks and glued it to the bottom of the background panel. The snowman was assembled/glued down and finished off with black jewels for his eyes and buttons. I cut a piece of black card stock to use as the slider piece and rounded the top corners with a punch.  Two punched circles were glued to the top of the card and a piece of baker's twine finished off the pull tab.

♥ LOVE ♥ this simple interactive card!

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