All of my cards are numbered with a number along with the year and month they were made. Thank you for stopping by.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

With Love

With Love
# 520-2016-04
Supplies used are :
Cardstock : Great White, Burgundy (Parisian Nights paper pack), Hunter Green (Gorgeous Greens paper pack), Rose Bouquet and Buttons & Blooms (Vintage Lace Collection from Papercraft Inspirations).
Tools : Sissix BigKick, Cherry Blossom Embossing Folder, Monarch Butterfly Punch, Chalk Applicators.
Other : Sequins, Neutral White Pearl beads and Neutral White Pearl adhesive gems.
Versa Magic Chalk Inks : Pixie Dust (Pink) and Thatched Straw (Yellow).

Since this is my first time joining the Fusion card challenge, let me tell you that I number all of my cards with a card number, the year and month they were made. This way, if someone is interested in one of my cards, all they have to do is tell me the card number and I will know which card they care interested in. I also number them so I know how many cards I have made since I first started making cards about 5 yrs ago. So, now that you know this, let me tell you about my card...

First of all, I used an 8 1/2 x 11" white cardstock for the blank card. I cut it down to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 and then scored it at 4 1/4 and folded it in half. Then I cut a piece of burgundy paper and cut it down to size and then did the same with the white paper on top of it.
I used my cherry blossom embossing folder with my BigKick to emboss the background. Then I used my Versa Magic chalk inks with chalk applicators to color in the cherry blossom flowers and then added some red sequins on the pink ones. I used gel pens to outline the centers of the cherry blossoms.
The butterflies were cut out using a butterfly punch. I used hunter green paper from my Gorgeous Greens paper pack. I used Neutral white pearl beads on them to make them stand out a little better. 
The rest of the paper I used is called Rose Bouquet and Buttons & Bows. These papers are from the Vintage Lace collection from Papercraft Inspirations. I added a neutral white pearl adhesive gem to the sentiment tag.
I'm not very good at writing blogs, so I mainly just try to write about what I used to make my cards. I hope you have enjoyed your visit and will return again. Please feel free to follow me on bloglovin or join me on my networked blogs. Or you can follow by email. Thanks again...



Thursday, April 28, 2016

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
# 519-2016-04
For this weeks Freshly Made Sketches challenge, I chose to make a birthday card using the following supplies :
Cardstock : core'dinations Beachside paper pack (Cut to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored and folded at 4 1/4"), Turquoise Blue, Sweet Tweets & Decoupage Delights from Papercraft Inspirations Spring Flowers collection.
Other : 1 light blue brad, 3 Cool light blue pearl adhesive gems, 2 Neutral white craft beads, Lace Ribbon, Poinsettia Thinlit Die, Monarch Butterfly punch.

The main background paper is Sweet Tweets from the Spring Flowers collection from Papercraft Inspirations. It is attached to a Turquoise Blue and then a light pastel yellow.
The stem and the sentiment is from the Decoupage Delights.
I used my Monarch butterfly punch with turquoise paper for the butterflies. Then I used my poinsettia thinlit dies for the flower, which has a light blue brad in the middle. I added the pearl craft beads to make the butterflies stand out and then I added the lace ribbon and the blue pearl gems for an added look. 
I enjoyed making this card for this weeks http://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com card challenge. I hope you will enjoy it, too. Thanks for visiting me. 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Birthday Wishes

Birthday Wishes
# 518-2016-04
Supplies used :
Versa Magic Chalk Inks : Perfect Plumeria, Pink Grapefruit, Pixie Dust, and Spanish Olive.
Cardstock : White, Burgundy (Harvest Paperpack Collection), Vintage Lace (Papercraft Inspirations), and Sweet Summer Greetings Sentiments (Papercraft Inspirations).
Stamp Set : Fabulous Florets
Other : Purple Gems and Neutral White Pearl Adhesive Gems

For the Fabulous Florets, I used the above named Versa Magic Chalk Inks to color the flowers and stems. I just love the way that chalk inks make things look...
The patterned paper behind each flower and the sentiment is called Vintage Lace. I downloaded it and printed it up from the Papercraft Inspirations website.
Then I added the gems to two of the flowers and on both sides of the sentiment, along with using my paper piercing tool.
I used white cardstock paper on top of a burgundy cardstock paper, which is put onto a white blank card.
This card is also posted in this weeks http://www.mojomonday.blogspot.com card sketch challenge. Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog. 

Christmas Wishes

Vintage Christmas Wishes
# 517-2016-04

Friday, April 15, 2016

Feel better soon

Feel better soon
# 515-2016-04
I decided to make another card for this weeks http://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com card sketch challenge.
For this card, I decided to use a pink blank card with a white cardstock. For the foreground, I used my Bigz Top Note die cut with another white paper and then I highlighted the edge of it with Regal Rose Stampin' Up ink.
For my theme, I cut out the Fabulous Florets flowers and leaf stem, sponged on the Regal Rose ink to give them some color, colored the leaf stem, and then stuck them onto my card. Then I added the neutral white pearl adhesive gem to give my flowers a better look.
I used my Stamp & Cut Butterflies clear stamp set with matching framelit die cut for the butterflies. I used Garden Green Stampin' Up ink to stamp them onto paper before using the matching framelit to cut them out with my Sissix Big kick machine.
For the 2 shapes in the middle, I used craft ribbon instead of regular paper. Then I used a light green brad on the one side of it with a green butterfly next to my flower.
The sentiment is from my All Year Greetings clear stamp set. I stamped it on using Garden Green Ink.
I also used my Stampin' Up paper piercing tool for the outside border around the Bigz Top Note.
Thank you for stopping by to visit. 


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Perfect Blend

Perfect Blend
# 514-2016-04
Thank you for visiting my blog for this weeks http://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com card sketch challenge.
For the theme, I decided to use my Splatters Stencil with my Latte Love clear stamp set. I used a white blank card with chocolate brown and then another white for the background. For the stencil image, I used More Mustard and Really Rust Stampin' Up inks. I used black ink to stamp the latte cup from my Latte Love stamp set onto white paper and then I used colored pencils to color it and then I cut it out and used a double-sided dimensional sticker to put it on my card. Then I used heart gems to give it an added touch. The sentiment is also from my Latte Love stamp set, which is stamped onto my card using Chocolate Chip Stampin' Up ink. 

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day
513-2016-04
The papers I used are from the Pretty In Pastels collection from Papercraft Inspirations. The strip with the ribbon is from my own collection of ribbons that i sometimes use on my cards. For the main base of my card, I used a white card blank and behind the patterned paper, I used Elegant Eggplant paper. Thank you for stopping by to visit. 

This card is also posted in this weeks http://www.mojomonday.blogspot.com card sketch challenge.