I always like to start the new year on a serene, positive mood. I mentally set a goal or two -something realistic and achievable- and then I reinforce my sense of patience so I can delight in the simple things of daily life while I wait for those goals to be fulfilled. That being said, once again I start off my creative year with a card and sentiment to inspire you to go out and pursue your goals, knowing that all things are possible to those who believe it, through hard work and kindness.
Supplies: Dies – Spellbinders Victoria Accents / Spellbinders Fleur de Elegance / Spellbinders Classic Oval Large / Spellbinders Classic Oval Small / Tonic Studios Square Layering Dies Stamps – Graciellie Design Dream Digital Stamp Set / Graciellie Design Butterflies Digital Stamp Set Papers – Graciellie Design Black & White Patterns Digital Paper Pack / Graciellie Design Organic Bouquet Digital Paper Pack Papers – White Laser Printer Cardstock / Therm O Web Decofoil Transfer Sheets in Gold / Wax Paper (for die cutting) Inks – Ranger Distress Ink in Old Paper Tools – Evolution Advanced Die Cutting Machine / Canon MG2220 Inkjet Printer / Samsung ML2020W Laser Printer / Mini Minc / Ranger Ink Blending ToolWestcott Titanium Paper Trimmer / Westcott Titanium Non-Adhesive Scissor Small / SU Paper piercing tool / Adhesives – Therm O Web Zots Small / Therm O Web 3D Foam Squares / iCraft Easy-Tear Tape 1/2″ / Therm O Web Decofoil Hot Melt Adhesive Sheets Other – May Arts Ribbon 1″ Ivory Crinkle Ribbon
This year I want to play more with my dies, including those old ones we tend to neglect throughout after a while. I’ve always been passionate about die cutting and if you’ve followed me a bit you know how much I enjoy to add layers and layers of elements to my cards.
For today’s card I used four beautiful, victorian corners to frame my card front. To begin, I used two mats cut from patterned paper in different designs, one of which was foiled. I added more touches of gold to the focal point of the card, using foil for the sentiment and butterfly stamps, as well as for the die cut elements.
Digital files used to create this card can be found on my Etsy shop. Here are the stamp sets and digital paper packs I worked with:
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There are some cards that have to be done again. The Cottage Charm card, is one of them. I must confess I’m in love with sketches that allow some sort of window layout to the card. In the case of this specific card, it’s a window created by the amount of layers and the way they are placed. So today, I have a remake of the card I love, with a sketch I came up with through trial and error and a twist in the color palette. This image can give you a better idea:
One very important detail is that this card is quite larger (6 1/4 ” long by almost 5″ wide) compared to the original one. But it kept it’s charm. Here it is…
Materials Shery K. Designs paper – Antoinette Haj Design paper – Gorgeous Roses Spellbinders: – Grand Large Labels – Butterfly Magic – A2 Filigree Delight – Fancy Framed Tags Two Color Box pigment ink in pink Ranger distress ink in Spun Sugar My Pink Stamper – Spanish Sayings Stampendous – Spanish Messages Merletto pearls and crystals Other generic Materials Kraft heavy weight paper Old blue pearlescent paper 1 inch pink ribbon 2 inch one sided lace
This is Valentine’s card. The sentiments I stamped are in Spanish and translated it says: “Princess… I love you”. I really hope you like it. This card has a tiny bit of my heart in it. 🙂
There is a challenge that always inspires me. The reason? Unknown. This site makes my inspiration flow in a way no other does. It is the Our Daily Bread blog. This week they have an inspiration challenge going on ODBDSLC187 based on this picture:
Wow, what a beautiful color palette to work with… And so many little details to pick up and transfer to a project. This is what I came up with:
In the card for today I definitely worked with every single color in the picture. I used at least 4 different layers to show them. The first layer is a vintage handwriting paper, which is my interpretation of the antique cottage decor. The second layer is the exact tone of blue that appears in various decorative elements.
The third layer is ribbon and lace; the first one, picks up that cherry blossom pink that I love, and the second one brings that doily feeling to the card.
The fourth layer is a tricky one… Can you guess what I was thinking of when I did it? See those pretty details on that floral china? Yes! Also, this layer frames all the others just like that center door from the china cabinet. And it shows more tones of pink from the cherry blossoms too.
Materials Shery K. Designs paper – Antoinette Haj Design paper – Gorgeous Roses Spellbinders: – A2 Matting Basics A – Butterfly Magic – A2 Filigree Delight – Fancy Framed Tags TwoColor Box pigment ink in pink Ranger distress ink in Spun Sugar Flourishes stamp – Cherry Blossoms Merletto pearls and crystals Other generic materials Old white heavy weight paper Old blue pearlescent paper 1 inch pink ribbon 2 inch one sided lace
Once again I hope this card is good enough for the challenge. Let me know if you like it.