Wednesday, January 22, 2014

An old classic.

Sometimes it's fun to go digging through the old stash of stamps and see what one finds! I stamped a few of these cheerful sealife images onto some basic card stock, coloured them with copic markers and then a quick swash of twinkling h2os overtop that.

Stamps: Silly Sealife, Fishy Friends, Whale Wishes, Medallion
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Tempting Turquoise
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Winter Wisteria, White
Accessories, etc.: Copic Markers, twinkling H2Os

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Happy Cupcakes!

Today was a bit of a snowy, overcast day. What's a good solution for that? Rainbow cupcakes!!

I really like the look of simple, bold outlined images in a range of colours just in a cascade down one side.

Stamps: Sweets & Treats 
Ink: Summer Sun, Only Orange, Tempting Turquoise, Limeade ice, Raspberry Fizz, Black
Paper: Raspberry Fizz, Black, White

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Happy Birthday Flowers

I was cutting out several purple flowers the other day, and liked how the card stock looked with negative cutouts. I adhered that over a piece of acetate and then placed that over some shimmery purple paper. I finished that off with a few baubles and a sentiment strip and called it a day!

Stamps: Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
Ink: Royal Velvet
Paper: Royal Velvet, Coastal Cabana, Certainly Celery, White, Shimmery Purple, Acetate
Accessories, etc.: gems, button, twine, blooms dies

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Happy Happy Happy!

Good afternoon!

Today I have a delightful little cupcake card. I was in the mood for a one-layer card with a little "pop".

I die-cut the word birthday and placed that on the card. Whenever I am die-cutting letters or words, I placed some scor-tape on the reverse side of the card stock to make an instant sticker. I keep a roll of 1 inch wide scor-tape for this purpose alone.

Sometimes when I'm using cupcake stamps I feel like being bright and whimsical. This time, however, I felt like using traditional cupcake colours- chocolate browns and light pink frosting. Yum!!

Stamps: Sweets & Treats, Sweets & Treats Fillers
Ink: Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Cherry Cobbler, Sweet Blush
Paper: Real Red, White
Accessories, etc.: Birthday Trio Die collection

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy 2014!

Here are two quick birthday cards I made as part of a gift set. Although the leaves are traditionally masculine and the flowers, feminine, both could be used for anyone!

Stamps: Beautiful Blooms II, Stylish Sentiment: Birthday (PTI), Shapes and Shadows (SU!)
Ink: Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar
Paper: Kraft, Dark Chocolate, White, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush