Sunday, February 23, 2020

VIDEO | Aurora Borealis Masculine Birthday Card

I made this card for a parent at my son's school to surprise her husband with a trip to Iceland to see the northern lights for his 60th birthday. It was nice to be able to mix and match various brands just for fun! I should do it more often - you know, in my spare time. LOL

I used HoneyBee Stamps' incredible set of Winter Wonder Scene Builder stencils to create the different layers of mountains, terrain and even the northern lights. In my video, I state exactly which colours I use for the different layers but you can always find all of the distress ink colours listed in my supply list below.

I used Altenew's Bold Numerals die set and fun foam to pop up the number 60 at the centre of the card. I tend to reach for these numbers dies when I have to customize a card. They make a big impact and they're also large enough to accommodate small sentiments inside the numbers.

The Paper Smooches scripted Happy Birthday Words were die cut from olive green and black glitter cardstock, then layered to create a shadow effect and coordinate with the northern lights.

Thanks so much for watching!


Wednesday, February 19, 2020

February 2020 | Club Sursee | Catherine Pooler Designs

It's time for another fabulous collection from Club Sursee. The February 2020 stamp sets are such a fresh take on spring and I can almost forget about how cold it is right now! I'm featuring the Basic Monthly Subscription, which consists of two stamp sets, Sealed With a Kiss and Hello Fabulous.

I can mask with the best of them but I really wanted some dimension for these gorgeous flowers on the first two cards so I chose to fussy cut them all after watercoloring with Catherine Pooler inks.

I used It's a Girl, Rose Petals and Party Dress for the rose; Shea Butter, Tiara and Sauna for the daffodil; Mint To Be and All That Jazz for the crocus; and Garden Party, Lime Rickey and Grass Skirt for the foliage. The vase and envelope clip were coloured with Black Jack and all of the sentiments were stamped with Midnight.

For all three cards, I used a coordinating ink colour and life changing blender brushes to sponge the edges of the second panel to create the perfect frame.

All of the images on the first two cards are from Sealed With a Kiss. The sentiment on the first card is from the same stamp set. The images on the third card and sentiments on the second and third cards are from Hello Fabulous.

The flourishes and roses from Hello Fabulous make them perfect for layering. You could easily cover an entire card with the large flourish and scatter the roses on the vines. I stamped the flourishes with Black Jack and restamped the images with Midnight.

Once again, I fussy cut the roses and leaves and attached them with glue dots to create a bit of dimension. To finish, I embellished the ends of the flourishes with clear drops.

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Monday, February 17, 2020

You Are So Sweet feat. Evelin T Designs

I'm on the Evelin T Designs blog today with this bunny-filled card. I was aiming to make an Easter card but when it came to the sentiment and trying to figure out how to create an Easter sentiment with non-Easter words, I scrapped that idea in favour of all-things-bunny.

I used the bundled up bunny from Warm Winter Wishes (also available at EH | SSS), the bookworm bunny from Reading Buddies (also available at EH | SSS), and both the coffee-loving and snacking bunnies from Coffee Loving Critters (also available at EH | SSS).

I coloured all of the images with Copic markers (colours are listed below), fussy cut them and set them aside to create the background. I used masking paper, life changing blending brushes, and abandoned coral and tumbled glass distress inks to create the ground and sky.

Then I stamped the sentiment from Coffee Loving Critters (also available at EH | SSS) with three shades of ink, adding a second heart to balance out the colours. To finish, I adhered the bunnies to the card base with three sizes of glue dots.

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