Sunday, October 21, 2018

Milestone Birthday Card

Oh So Eclectic is one of my favorite floral stamp sets.  Paired with the Large Numbers Framelits (sadly retired), it makes a beautiful card to celebrate a milestone birthday!

I'm submitting this card to the Global Design Project 160 CASE the Designer Challenge.  I was inspired by the colors on this gorgeous card by Kristin Frattin:

The large flowers are from Oh So Eclectic and the Eclectic Layers Thinlits.  The 3 small flowers in Grapefruit Grove are die-cuts from the Detailed Deer Thinlits and the clusters of smaller flowers and leaves are from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits.  The flourish behind "90" comes from the Timeless Textures stamp set.

I used Very Vanilla for the card front because it blends so nicely with these colors to give this card a soft, feminine feel.

Did you know?

The secret to designing a card like this is to die-cut the flowers and leaves you want to use in three coordinating colors.  Arrange them on your card without adhering them, trying different layouts and colors until you are happy with the result.  When you're satisfied with the design, snap a picture with your cell phone to refer to as you glue the pieces in place.  Choose one of the 3 colors as your card base for seamless coordination.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Beautiful Card Ideas from Our Team

All the cards that I'm sharing today were created by my lovely and talented team members.  At most of our team meetings we swap cards for ideas & inspiration.  It is always optional to participate, but most do because it is so much fun!  At the end of this post I will share links to the products used on their cards.

Carolyn used the Winter Woods Bundle paired with Silver Foil Paper & the Softly Falling Embossing Folder for her card.  Beautiful!

Laura used the Farmhouse Christmas Bundle & the Corrugated Embossing Folder to create this clever Gift Card Holder made from an envelope.

Vicki's card uses the Alpine Adventures Bundle , Corrugated Embossing Folder and Designer Series Paper from the Festive Farmhouse Suite.  Wonderful not only for Christmas but winter birthdays, too!

Cindy's card highlights the beauty of the Petal Promenade Designer Paper on matching Fresh Fig cardstock.

And this is my card created using Wishing You Well.

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Dashing Deer Christmas Card

Hi, Stampers!

Today I'm sharing my idea for a Christmas card created with the Dashing Deer Bundle.  Paired with Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper & Copper Foil, it's oh-so-elegant!

I'm entering this card in the Fab Friday 147 Sketch Challenge.  Here's the sketch that inspired my card:

Follow the link to see the gorgeous projects the Fab Friday designers have created!

I used Gray Granite for the card base.  It's a wonderful neutral shade of gray that complements most colors.  This and Crumb Cake are my go-to colors for neutrals.  The red on this card is Cherry Cobbler, a dark, rich shade of red.  I cut the Cherry Cobbler mat at 3" x 4-3/4" (slightly smaller than usual) to show off more of the beautiful gray card base.  The banner is 1-1/2" x 3", flagged at one end with the Triple Banner Punch.

The oval is stamped with Gray Granite & Cherry Cobbler.  "Season's Greetings" is from the Wishing You Well stamp set.  The deer is die-cut from Copper Foil.  I attached a few twists of Copper Metallic Thread to the back of the deer using a mini glue dot before adhering the deer to the card front with a few drops of Liquid Multipurpose Glue - only on the large, solid areas of the body.  I used a rolled-up mini glue dot behind the antlers to keep them from lifting up

The images and sentiments in this set are so pretty - I'm sure I'll be getting some good mileage from this bundle!

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