Monday, May 21, 2012

Bright Birthday Wishes

I made this fun card for my mom's birthday. She and I really enjoy trying new things in our card making, so I decided to make this fun card in her favorite polka dots. The paper is Summer Smooch DSP from the new Stampin' Up catalog. I used the baker's twine to tie the bow on the button. I saw the Paper Players challenge, and I immediately thought about how much I like polka dots. They are so bright and fun!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Freshly Made Card Entry

Here is the card I made as my entry for Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #34. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new Summer Smooch DSP from Stampin' Up! I had such fun putting this together because I really like using the Brights. I actually used this card as a Stamp club project in April, and remade it for this challenge.

Sunday Share May 13, 2012

It has been such a peaceful Mother's Day weekend for me. I have enjoyed my boys' company, gotten time to relax, and most importantly, make some new cards! Here are some ideas! The top card was my attempt at a bouquet of flowers. I used the Five Petal Flower punch #119880, the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder #120975, Pear Pizzaz, Very Vanilla and Calypso Coral card stock, Everyday Enchantment DSP, and Soft Suede and Pear Pizzaz Classic Ink pads. The second card was made with the Summer Smooch DSP #125409, the Blossom Punch # 125603, 1" circle punch #119868, 3/4" circle punch #119873, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, and Tempting Turquoise card stock, the Something to Celebrate clear stamp set, and the Bright Blossoms stamp set # 125497. I wasn't sure about the colors together, but I like them because they are fun! Hope you are having a happy Sunday!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Antique Embossing for Mother's Day

I made this card to try a new technique and because I am trying to think of something original for my mom's Mother's Day card. I have  been hearing about inking the embossing folder and then embossing the paper to make card, and so I tried it. I used the Pool Party card stock and inked the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder with Soft Suede (one of my all time favorite colors). Then I used the Apothecary stamp set with the Labels Framelits to make a design. I colored the flowers with Stampin' Write Markers (Pool Party, Blushing Bride, and Pear Pizzaz) and added the basic pearls for flower centers. I chose the Loving Thoughts stamp set for the sentiment, and finished it off with Smooch Spritz and Soft Suede satin ribbon. After I finished it, I decided to enter it in the Paper Players Challenge #94.