Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Swirly Spring Bday

I made these two cards for the MFTWSC280 Sketch Challenge at MFT (and I even used an MFT Die!) but I missed the deadline for entry! UGH!!! Well, the sketch served me well as I was happy with how these cards turned out. I was so sure I was going to make IDENTICAL cards, but, as always, there are differences: The dark purple panel and the inner squares are not the same size (and the squares are different patterned paper), and the sentiment tags are slightly different. The second card also has a perforated line at the top that I added with my Sew Easy tool. I didn't really like how that turned out so I didn't repeat it on the other card. I originally cut out the flowers without stamping them, then decided they needed more pop, so I did something unconventional by carefully placing my die cut on top of the stamp that I had inked with VersaMark. Not an ideal way to emboss, but I got lucky in that it worked just fine. Thanks so much for looking!

Supplies Used:
Paper: SEI Couture
Stamps: Heartfelt Creations Botanical Floral, TSOL happyBday2you (sentiment)
Dies: My Favorite Things Medium Fancy Flourish, Spellbinders Rose Creations, Classic Edges One
Ink: VersaMark
EP: Zing EP in Powder and WOW! EP in Shrinking Violet

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

May Mojo

Was so excited to spend a day making cards - so fun...and quite necessary. May is a heavy-duty card month, with several birthdays as well as a First Communion and a whopping FIVE family graduations this year. Here are a the first of what I hope to be several May postings:

First up are two cards I made using pre-made pastel-colored card bases. (Hot Buy at Michael's that I couldn't pass up). I followed the latest Mojo Monday Sketch (448)

and pulled out my favorite Spring paper (SEI Couture). 

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Stampin' Up Tag Talk
Dies: Stampin' Up Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Simon Says Stamp Leanna & Chrissy Butterfles, Nestabilities Circles & Labels One
Inks: Colorbox Cat's Eye Eggplant

While I was at it, I made a second card following the same Mojo Sketch:

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Hand Lettered Encouragement
Dies: Stampin' Up Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Simon Says Stamp Sending, Nestabilities Circles
Inks: Colorbox Cat's Eye Eggplant