Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting
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Monday, July 30, 2018

Deepest Sympathy

Hello everyone.  I'm back today to share another card for my stash.  I always find I go through sympathy cards, more than birthday cards, or so it seems.

Today's card is using a die from Creative Expressions  called - Frames & Tags - Chloe. When I first saw this die in the package right away if thought of a sympathy card.

I started by sponging some pink and green distress oxide ink onto some white c/s, large enough to fit behind the opening of the floral die cut.  I then cut the larges rectangle stitched frame  from white cardstock.  This made a perfect border for the frame.

The designer paper is a piece of scrap from my scrap bin.  I believe it is Basic Grey - Two Scoops.

The die also comes with a small flower cluster die with a couple different sizes of flowers, so from the left over of the background sponged c/s I cut a few flowers.  I sponged some darker pink around the edges of the flowers to make them pop a bit.  I adhered them to the flowers that were on the main die cut.  Small pearls were added to the frame to finish off.

The sentiment is from PTI stamped in black versafine.

I appreciate you visiting today, enjoy your day!


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Mr & Mrs

Hello there!  It's been a busy week, so I didn't have much time for stamping, but I did manage to squeeze in a bit of time to make a wedding card for my basket.

No stamping involved just embossing, die cutting.

I started by embossing some Neenah 100lb c/s using Crafter's Companion Ornate Lace embossing folder.  I love the detail it gives, both the negative and positive side have so much detail, but I chose to go with the positive side.

I then layered a couple of die cuts from Spellbinders Elegant Ovals for the center, popping both layers up.  I used Creative Expressions  Mr & Mrs die for the sentiment. This was cut 3x then adhered together to more stability. 

Then comes the fun part, adding the flowers. Oh so many colour choices but as you can see I went with yellow, pink & blue.  Finished off with pearls, glitter dots and used my Nuvo clear glitter gloss for the flowers.

Wishing you a wonderful day!


Sunday, July 15, 2018

Simple stems

Today, I'm sharing a couple of cards I made back in May, and I guess I overlooked them, as I was going through my file of cards to post I realized I missed these.

These are both made using Papertrey Ink Vogue Vases & Simple Stems.

One I used for Mother's Day, the other for Friendship.

I added wink of stella clear pen to the flowers and popped up the middle vase.  The white scallop layer behind is a die from MFT.  All inks I used were from PTI.  I love how the cards turned out.  The Simple Stems set has lovely sentiments included, lots of choices.

I took my stash basket down to our local Scrapbook store - The Paper Pickle and Kim  bought all my cards - 17 of them, so now I need to start over and build up my stash! With temperatures today reaching over 100 it's too hot for out door activity, so I think I will stay indoors and work on some cards.

I'll see you back here soon! Enjoy your day.


Sunday, July 8, 2018

Thinking of you

Hi everyone.  Hope your enjoying your Sunday.

My card today is more for a 'get well' but since I couldn't find my 'get well' stamp right away I went with thinking of you.  I literally put this together in about an hour. We were heading to the hospital to see a friend of ours who took a bad fall.  She is in her 90th year, and she fell and broke her collar bone and pelvis in 2 places.  Bill had asked if I had a card we could use, and I did not, so this is what I came up with this morning.

I used Papertrey Ink - Corner Adorner February stamp set along with matching die.  I also used PTI- you been framed oval die. I started by sponging some PTI -pale peony & green parakeet on the background.  I then layered my frame on top.  I die cut the corner piece as well as some extra flowers, then I stamped the flowers and leaves using pale peony, berry sorbet, green parakeet, new leaf,  and harvest gold. I filled in some open spaces with some of the smaller images in the set using berry sorbet. I also added some stamped leaves under the flowers on the right side.

I have a few thinking of you stamps from PTI, but they were either too large or too small, but I did manage to find one from my Verve set that seem to fit.  I stamped this using smokey gray versafine ink, I actually put it in my misti so I could stamp a second time if needed, and I did.

I added some Distress clear rock candy glitter to the centers of the flowers to finish this off.

Jean loved the card, although I think she was having difficulty reading what I wrote in the inside, but I'm sure her husband will do that after we left.

Since I still have all the ink, stamps and dies out and guess I better make a couple more for my stash and just change up the sentiment.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

PS - The Great Blue Heron above, is one I took a couple of weeks ago along the creek in town.


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Romantic Bouquet

Hi there!  I hope your week is going well.  We are still in the middle of an extreme heat wave, temperatures in the high 90's feeling like over 100 with the humidex - just wicked!

Today's card came together fairly quickly, as there is only die cutting and embossing involved.

The floral background is embossed using Sizzix 3d embossing folder - Floral Blossom.  The top floral die cut is from Elizabeth Craft Designs  called Romantic Bouquet.  The paper behind this is made with inks.  I made this a while back when I was playing around with distress oxide inks, so not sure exactly what colour inks I used, but tI know I used yellow and pink tones.  I laid the die down on the paper and traced around it then cut it out and glued it to the back of the die cut.

I added some silk ribbon, prima flowers and pearls to finish this off.  I was going to add a sentiment to the front but didn't want to distract from the floral die cut.  This could be used for a wedding card,  or even a birthday.

Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of your week.