Happy Birthday

My lovely sister-in-law's birthday is coming up (Melissa, hopefully you don't read this post before you get the card! haha), and I wanted to create a soft and delicate background.

To do this, I inked up an embossing folder with pigment ink before running it through the die cutter.  I was disappointed at first that the ink didn't transfer evenly, but as I started to work with the panel it really grew on me!  It looks really cool in person.

The sentiment, from Hero Arts, was stamped in black ink onto a doily die cut, and I added some embroidery floss at an angle to draw your eye toward it.  The little heart was adhered with foam tape, and it has some Wink of Stella on it for added sparkle!

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Yay, Runway Inspired Challenge time! Check out this lovely pastel dress:

I was inspired by those sweet colors, as well as the seams in the top half of the dress, and the layers on the bottom half.  Here's what I made:

I used one of my favorite dies from Lil' Inker to cut the white cardstock, then stamped over it with a few different leaf stamps from Hero Arts.  I wanted them to blend a bit into the background, so I misted my stamp with water before pressing down to the paper.  It didn't blend as much as I intended, but I still like the look!

The sentiment and flower are from Altenew...did you see the new release yet? :)

It's also a bit tough to tell in the photo, but "you are a true" was stamped onto vellum, to add a bit more softness.  Please visit the rest of the DT, and play along

Karolyn - Paper Therapy
Lindsay- Note To Self
Kristen Foreman - Kristen Foreman Designs
Tasnim Ahmed - Cards & Bookmarks


Altenew July Blog Hop (with prizes!)

Hey there!  I just wanted to let you know there are some BIG prizes being given away for today's Altenew blog hop, and I don't want you to miss it!  I'm posting my cards over there today, so please go check it out! :)

(and for you impatient folks, here are a few sneak peeks of what I made!)


Iron Craft Interview!

Chaitali, from Iron Craft, recently invited me to participate in one of her video interviews!  It was a lot of fun to get to talk about crafting (along with other things, including Altenew!)...but I have to admit that I was a bit nervous too!

I hope you take some time to check out the video...there's another awesome crafter in it with me, and you have a chance to win a great prize if you leave a comment!

Here's a little look at the cards I made:

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Whaaa? A scrapbook page? (and a video!)

Well, no pictures, not project life.  More of a memory book page.

 It's not my favorite thing I've ever made, but it was a big step for me. Check out the video for more details!

(view below, or in HD on YouTube)



Hey there! I'm just popping in to share my card for the current Runway Inspired Challenge.

source: style.com

The birds in her dress got me thinking about Escher's Day and Night:

So I went ahead and designed a file for my digital die cutter, and here's the result:

Yes, for the second time in a row I was a rebel and didn't use the colors in the inspiration photo- remember, you can be inspired in any way and matching colors is not necessary :)

The background was watercolored onto smooth bristol, and each little die cut piece was adhered on top with foam tape (in the close-up shot above, you can see underneath the birds to the foam).  I kept the sentiment nice and simple, so it wouldn't compete with the rest of the card.

Please check out the rest of the DT! 

Kristen Foreman - Kristen Foreman Designs
Tasnim Ahmed - Cards & Bookmarks

Have a great day!


Another baby card (+video!)

Quick little card and video for you today.  Enjoy here, or in HD on YouTube!

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