If you’d like to create my card or the rolled vellum flower, visit www.CardMakerMagazine.com to download the Spring Issue today or pick up a print edition of CardMaker Magazine which will be on your local newsstand January 20th. Check out their Facebook page (CardMaker) too. My card is in their new banner!
Sneak Peak - CardMaker Magazine Published My Card
CardMaker Magazine is allowing me to give a sneak peak to you from their Spring issue! So honored they chose one of my cards to publish in this issue.
DIY Embellishment Challenge
I created this Get-Well card for the
DIY Embellishments Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.
I almost always make my own embellishments for my cards. I find that to be the funnest part of creating a card. I made the flower on this card using five different flower punches varying in size and type. I normally use 3-5 different colors to make flowers like this, but I found this wonderful watercolor cardstock in DCWV's Painted Petal Stack. Because there was such color variation on each sheet, I used only aqua and boysenberry colors. I punched each layer of my flower from a different part of each sheet which gave me a wide variety of color. I put all the layers together with a aqua brad. I used the same aqua cardstock for the tag, heat-embossing the sentiment (Studio G) in boysenberry pigment by Color Box. The boysenberry is a limited edition color. I suggest getting a pad before they are retired. It is a beautiful color.
Do you make your own embellishments? You can respond to the challenge here:
Inspired by Fashion Challenge
Another fun challenge in the Moxie Fab World. Cath gave us a Fashion Challenge and here is our inspiration photo.
And, my take on it.
This is such a classy jacket that I wanted to have the same feeling in my card.
I used a herringbone scrapbook paper from the Paper Studio and folded it into a 3D flower.
I added the dotted Swiss from the same collection. That beautiful pearl button comes from Prima. Then, I stamped the sentiment with stamps from Fiskars' Latte Love collection.
And as always, I encourage you to make a card too. Here's the link.
Pink Flower Card
Made this card for a challenge as a Fisk-a-teer. It did not win but I sure had fun making it.
The all-over background stamp is from Stampin' Up. I masked off the lower right corner and used the sentiment stamp from Rubber Stamped in the masked area.
The gorgeous papers in the design and in the flower are from the beautiful Madeline Collection from Prima Marketing. I used all sorts and sizes of flower punches to make the flower. And then, I added the diamonds! Can't have a great card without diamonds.
I did pick up a bit of a glare on the picture but you get a good idea I think of the card.
Garden Glory Tuesday Trigger
Time to submit another card for the Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World. The inspiration photo and link are below. You really should play along with me. I'm having so much fun!
What a great color combo in this week's inspiration photo! I loved the high contrast of the bright green and white so, of course, I had to have that represented in some way. And then as you are no doubt learning about me, I love, love, love making 3-D flowers. I used five different punches to create this flower. You could have a flat flower or you could punch several layers all with one punch. I try - I really do - to keep my designs simple but I can't help myself once I get going. I can't wait for you to see my next flower creation - Texas bluebonnets! They are not ready to show yet but they will be coming soon. Now, I have to get my stepdad's birthday card going or it will be late. Thanks for stopping in!!!
Here is the inspiration photo and the link to the Moxie Fab World.
Two New Girlfriend Cards
Girls need their girlfriends and I have some great ones!
Here are two cards I've designed with a girlfriend theme in mind.
This is one of my favorite stamps. In case you can't read it, it says, "Just when you think you've seen it all . . . you try on your bathing suit." I laugh everytime I use this stamp and it has been very popular among my card receivers. To make the card, I just cut out a few curves and then cut out a bathing suit shape. If you want the pattern let me know and I'll put one up on this site.
The color is a little off in the picture. I think it was the lighting I had to take the picture in. Anyway, the blue is a navy blue and the flowers are white. I made the flowers by taking apart some silk flowers and then putting them back together with matching brads. I use this technique a lot. Makes some beautiful cards. I watch for flowers on sale and get some great deals. Adds a great dimension to the card as well. As one of my girlfriends said these are not just 3-D flowers, they are 5-D flowers.
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