This card started as a Bokeh attempt, turned into a big mess, and ended up being beautiful! I started with watercolor paper and dropped with an aqua painter Pear Pizzazz, Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky and Daffodil Delight. The Pear Pizzazz turned very muddy, but I added the circles with White Craft ink and it looked okay – but needed something. So I spritzed it with Elegant Eggplant ink mixed with alcohol. Then I stamped it using Gorgeous Grunge in Silver Encore ink! Finally I added the butterfly and some Dazzling Details. Needless to say, the texture on this card is amazing 🙂
So the moral for this card is – more is better! Hugs, Fran
This stamp comes from the Occasions Mini set Hello Life. My card is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 and the heart on the sentiment is filled with Dazzling Details. It sparkles! But then you open it up and….
It’s Karen Burniston’s new Pop It Ups Eiffel Tower die! This die has a “stand” that die cuts directly into the card. The doily is another new Pop It Ups – Paris Edges. Perfect!
I hope You have a happy day today! Hugs, Fran
Happy New Year everyone! Today’s card uses the Photopolymer stamp Bombs Away Birthday This set can only be found under the Photopolymer link on the web site – but it’s worth the search! It’s hard to tell in the photo but the fringe on the side is cut from Silver foil paper and really shines!
The base is Whisper White with Silver dot Vellum over the top. Then I added some In Color sequins. The ribbon was the White Satin ribbon – colored with the lightest Coastal Cabana Blendabilities marker. To make the record, I punched a 2 1/2″ circle and then traced several Circle Framelits to make the “grooves.”
Can you see them? This card completes a Creative Crew challenge on Splitcoast to use the fringe scissors 🙂 You can play along too by adding the keyword CCREW0115CF, CreativeCrew, SUO. Hugs, Fran
Time for a sneak peek! This is From the Herd – a set coming out in the Occasions Mini starting January 6th! (Can you believe we’re talking about a new year?) This fun set has a main image and lots of cute, cute sayings. I chose to make a window card with the Oval Framelits so the animals could peek through. The Crumb Cake card stock was stamped with the Hardwood background stamp. I used a ruler to draw lines and add “nails.”
Since the image is large, I added the inside greeting to the opposite side of the front greeting. The animals were colored with Blendabilities – there are new colors in the catalog!!
Aren’t they funny? This will be a fun set! Hugs, Fran
Today starts the Karen Burniston Design Team Challenge for December. We were challenged to pick a holiday and make a card. I chose New Years and Thanksgiving. So here is New Years!. For New Years, I used Karen’s Katie Label Accordion die turned from portrait to landscape. The video instructions can be found here. The wonderful thing about this technique is that I could easily use Stampin Up’s Gold Soiree Specialty Designer Series paper! I embossed the stars and sentiment from Bright & Beautiful in gold embossing powder and die cut them with the matching Framelits.
For the middle panel, I just omitted the line about Christmas. The little stars come from the negative part of Karen’s Star Edges. It makes a very shiny New Year’s wish!
Just in case you’re celebrating National Bathtub Day tomorrow, I thought I’d share a card! The challenge is to make a card for “another” holiday in December – and I chose this one. Using the Bokeh technique, I created a bubbly background with Island Indigo, Marina Mist and Pool Party inks. The sentiment is from Amazing Birthday. To make the bubbles on the tag, I used my Stampin Mist and Dazzling Details bottles as stamps. Then, since it was out, I added Dazzling Details to some of the bubbles.
The inside sentiment was created in My Digital Studio. To play along with the Creative Crew, upload your own “holiday” card using the keyword CCREW1214HF CreativeCrew SUO. To see all the projects for this month, head over to the Splicoast Creative Crew Gallery. Hugs, Fran
Another challenge card for the December Creative Crew on Splitcoast! This challenge was to create a window on your card. I used the Window Frames Collection Framelits – perfect! The card size is a 5 x 5 and has Ornamental Pines stamped behind it.
The candle on the front was hand cut and the flame is from the Bird punch. I “dripped” Dazzling Diamonds down the side of the candle.
The garland under the candle is made with he branch in the Bird punch – just like the flame. Tie a bow with the Cherry Cobbler seam binding and you have a pretty window card. Play along by using the keyword CCREW1214CF, CreativeCrew, SUO. Hugs, Fran
The fourth challenge this month for the Creative Crew at Splitcoast is packaging. I chose the Decorative Window Gift Box with a wreath over the opening. The “ribbon” is a strip of card stock wrapped all the way around. I didn’t want the box to collapse so I lined the bottom with Real Red and make a punched doughnut to cover the opening on the inside.
Stamp Sets – Wondrous Wreath, Merry Stars
Card stock – Real Red, Whisper White
Ink – Old Olive, Garden Green, Real Red
Etc – Decorative Windows Gift Box, Wondrous Wreath Framelits, 2 1/2 and 1 3/4 circle punches
Can’t wait to fill this box! Hugs, Fran
This ensemble is for the Splitcoast Creative Crew challenge to use the beautiful All is Calm Designer Series paper. I paired it Festival of Trees, Oval Framelits and the All is Calm Designer Washi tape.
Stamp Set – Festival of Trees
Cardstock – Whisper White, All is Calm, Silver Foil
Ink – Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzazz
Etc – All is Calm Washi Tape, Oval Framelits, star punch
Play along with us using All is Calm or the color combo of Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky and Whisper White. Use the Keyword CCREW1114 DF Creative Crew SUO!
Ornamental Pines has a beautiful ornament in the set. I embossed it three times, cut it out and used the Silver Foil Vellum to show off all the sparkle. The “Joy” is from the Wondrous Wreath Framelits.
Stamp Set – Ornamental Pine
Card stock – Brushed Silver, Whisper White, Silver Vellum
Ink – Versamark
Etc – Wondrous Wreath Framelits, Silver ribbon, Silver thread, silver embossing powder.
Let it shine! Hugs, Fran