Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Grateful for You, Teacher


Have I mentioned that Blossoming Buds is my favourite stamp set right now? I'm constantly reaching for it and you'll be seeing more of it in the upcoming weeks! I've already made a few cards with it, including this one which went to my son's teacher when he finished kindergarten in June.


To create the card base, I used the new Index Card which is a slightly smaller, narrower version of Femme Frames. I stamped the sentiment first in Archival Jet Black ink and then stamped the flowers in Versamark ink before heat embossing with clear embossing powder. To finish, I watercoloured with Gansai watercolour paints and my son wrote his note with little heart flowers. ♥ All supplies are listed below with links to multiple stores.


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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Meeting Crafty Friends from the Blogosphere!


Last weekend, Natasha was sweet enough to host an entire day of crafting. You probably won't be surprised to learn that there was more chatting, eating and laughing than stamping and die cutting. LOL! It was a blast meeting Ardyth, Natasha and Tracey for the first time and Natasha did a superb job hosting. I can't wait to get together with them again!


At the get-together, I spent five hours die cutting and stamping pieces for this card, which I assembled at home. LOL! It wasn't 'til after the card was complete that I realized I used one item from each of the other girls - Natasha's Triangle Background, Tracey's Circle Scribbles and Ardyth's Label Love stamp set. I added the enamel triangles for an extra pop of colour.


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Saturday, July 26, 2014

{Paper Smooches} Feline Friends


For you cat lovers who've been waiting for the feline version of Paws for a Cause, Feline Friends is finally here! This Warhol-style card was inspired by Refinery 29's horoscope illustration by Emily Forgot. Hers involves more than two colours in each square and it also has 12 squares so I did my own take on it. I also tilted all the squares but the centre one, which I popped up with foam tape. I stamped each cat twice and used punches and glue dots to create dimension. I used the little 'crown' in the stamp set to create tufts of hair on the cats. I just love this cool cat with the glasses!


There are two companion sets for the Feline Friends stamp set:


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