Spring-Changing Seasons

I am continuing to work on my stack of cards for my friend Ann this week.

Winter Bridge Spellbinder Card Winter Bridge Spellbinder Card

I did go ahead and remake the card from the last post. I used my Spellbinders Nestabilities Timeless Rectangle Die (S5-158) to create the base of the card. I will say that was a challenge for many different reasons but am so glad I pressed on and conquered it.

Spring Bridge
This time I am using the spring covered bridge in the SU Changing Seasons.
I started this card by stamping the image in Memento black ink. I stamped it twice so that I could use my Spellbinders to cut out the bird and pop-it up for a focal point. I then used chalk, brushes and nibs to color in the scene. I used some Copics on the roof, the middle of the flowers, and the bird. I added some Wink of Stella to the sky and flowers. I am loving the new pack of foil paper so I used the silver to back the bridge. I used pop- dots to add to the background.
It took me awhile to figure out what to do with the background of the card. I tried several different things until I came up with this and I love it. As simple as it is it works perfectly! I took black paper and embossed it with the Cuttlebug With Love folder added some rhinestones (colored with Copics). I did make a score line between the embossed and the stamped image.

That is it for Ann’s cards this week. I will use the summer and fall bridge next week.

Spring Blessings

This card here is a 6×6 gate fold card (my first attempt) I was watching Christina Griffiths YouTube tutorial:

http://www.youtube.com/watchv=biezZdo_2uc&list=UU0zdgFaEvNpy1VpR1XscYPA

I do not usually make cards like this with all kinds of embellishments but I wanted to step outside my comfort zone and give it a try. I love the way it turned out and I know the recipient  will smile when they receive it.

40 looks good 40-upclose

This last card is a birthday card. Making masculine cards definitely makes my brain work overtime. I tend to over think them….This stamp set is from the Gina K. I used copics to color the elephant (you cannot see in the pic but his head is up on pop-dots. I did my usual sponging of the background. The saying was printed off the computer and backed with some green foil paper.

See you all next week ☺

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Love Getting New Product

I love getting new products. They may not be new to everyone but they are new to me.  I bought Gina K’s  Wild About You  because my daughter loves elephants and giraffes. http://www.shop.ginakdesigns.com/product.sc?productId=1251&categoryId=-1

I made the Wild About You card the end of last month for her ☻

This month I have a few birthdays. This one is for next week, Wild Birthday. I started off with my Mementos inks in Dandelion, Cantaloupe, Tangelo and Bamboo Leaves. I did use my Distress Ink in Peeled Paint as well. I created my mountains in London Fog using some post-its. Stamped my zebra and tree from the Gina K stamp set. With my Spellbinder Oval and Scalloped Oval I created the sentiment. I added some washi tape on the edge of the card front and the inside of the card. Now to get it in the mail :☺

Wild Birthday

For this card I had a special person in mind. This person comments on almost every card I make, she doesn’t realize what a great confidence booster effect this has on me. So I am surprising her with this card in the mail. I started this card with my newest Spellbinders Die Timeless Rectangle. Using Mementos inks in Dandelion, Cantaloupe, Rhubarb Stalk and Bamboo Leaves I created my background in the die cut. I added some textured grass from a Stampscapes stamp. The tree and giraffes and sentiment all in Black Versa Fine ink.  I decided to add the image to Kraft Card Stock. I need to finish the inside and add some embellishments to the envelope and pop this in the mail.

Just Saying Hello

Until next time, Happy Crafting ☺