Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Awesome Day

I made this card a while back. I was wanting a fun birthday card with a slightly retro vibe. I thought it'd be fun to use the patterns from Mama Elephant's sets Trifecta and Basic Borders with the retro feel of WPlus9Designs So 80s. I did a bit of fussy cutting on the star and the sentiments and placed those over the stamped patterns.

  • Stamps: Trifecta, Basic Borders (Mama Elephant) So 80s (WPlus9 Design Studios)
  • Ink: Classic Kraft, New Leaf, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Black Onyx
  • Paper: White, Basic Black

Monday, March 25, 2013

Ombre Text

I was in the mood for something bold, ombre-styled, and simple. I went with traditional "masculine" colours, but I think it would be a lot of fun in almost any other colour combination!
This card started out with the alphabet stamps. I wanted to ink them up with 2 different shades. After I had that stamped, I just kind of kept going with mixing in other sentiments in other shades of orange. I was quite pleased with it. I almost left it without the button, but I didn't want a flat card.

Stamps: Headline Alphabet, Stylish Sentiments: Birthday, Inside & Out: Birthday, Think Big Favorites #1
Ink: Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Canyon Clay, Terracotta Tile, Dark Chocolate
Paper: White, Summer Sunrise, Dark Chocolate
Accessories, etc.: button, baker's twine

Monday, March 18, 2013

It's been a while!

So to say that I've neglected this blog would be a bit of an understatement... This is the first post of 2013!

I was on a bit of a roll this weekend. I made 6 cards yesterday, some were for challenges,  some were for upcoming birthdays, but all were just for fun!! I saw this week's Tuesday Trigger and was inspired. I incorporated the butterfly, the touches of gold, and the ruffles into my card.

Since the image was also entitled Elegant Emerald, I was inspired to stick with an elegant style for you card. On the one butterfly that I popped up, I rocked it in the gold ink to give it a subtle glimmer.

Stamps: Beautiful Butterflies, Birds & Blooms (PTI)
Ink: Island Indigo, Versamark, Gold
Paper: Gold, Island Indigo
Accessories, etc.: Organza ribbon, gold cord, Island Indigo ruffled ribbon