Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Pink, Orange, Black Thanks

The sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch is SIMPLY COOL!! I could simply not resist a literal interpretation of the sketch with my card today!  Here's my card and the sketch...

I LOVE the color combo of Pink, Orange and Black!!  I used pink and orange cardstock, that I cut in various widths and weaved together at their intersections.  I DID emboss the whole card so it had some texture, then added a cool die cut Thanks from Simon Says Stamp, that I layered and glossy accented.  Here's a close up...
Simply done...simply fun!!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Three Thank Yous

I think, besides Happy Birthday cards, thank you cards are a staple of card making!!  I pulled out the super fun and classic Simon Says Stamp On Edge Thank You die, and combined it with some pretty patterned paper,  to make a trio of die cut thank you cards...
I used some floral patterned paper that I purchased at ACMoore and die cut the sentiment from each standard sized card panel...
 ...then cut away the die cut "remains", and this is what you're left with...
 I DID find that masking the sentiment to make it a "STAND OUT" color was really hard, unless the color was a dark brown.  I tried to color with white ink, then coat with a different colored ink, the only thing that happened was that the colored ink turned white!!!  I decided, then, to use craft paint, masking the sentiment and with a paint brush, painted the sentiment instead of inking it a different color.  I DID layer each of the sentiments 3 layers thick and used pop up dots for the panels to give depth and interest to an otherwise very simple card.  Here's a pic of all my die cut sentiments before I cut them apart and adhered them together...

Here are pics of each of the three cards...





Kind  of cool how you can make cards that look so different with the same die and same paper!!  SUCH FUN!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Monday, August 21, 2017

You're a Star Gift Tag

I used the Simon Says Stamp You're a Star die to make a "starry"  tag/card for my gift bag!...
I die cut the sentiment and stars several times from silver cardstock and adhered them together.  I also used the Simon Says Stamp Space Journey die for a couple extra, slightly different shaped stars.  I dotted a die cut star with silver pen and adhered the stars and sentiment to the star.  I went over all of them with my wink of stella glitter brush.  I added the star to a die cut card, and tied the star to the bag with some silver ribbon. Here's a close up...it was hard to photograph the glitter...the second star from the top shows it best... 
On this day of the first coast-to-coast solar eclipse since 1918, I thought it cool to share something "solar" related 😊😊!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Sending Hugs Trail of Flowers

I hope you are all having an amazing August!!  The card I made today, is one that uses a couple older Memory Box dies.  These dies are TIMELESS, and so is the sentiment that is with them...
Somehow, this Memory Box Botanical Stem escaped me when it first came out, I JUST got it...notice the name...Memory Box...I KNEW it was old when I got it!  You can still purchase it at Simon(the link below)...I think it's beautiful...I love trailing leaves...and these ones have definition, too!  I paired them with the older Memory Box Fancy Blooms (also still available), added a Papertrey Ink sentiment (I used my MISTI...stamping on textured cardstock is sketchy, but with a MISTI, being able to double stamp...perfection!!) and some enamel dots onto Simon Says Stamp woodgrain cardstock...ahhhh...here's a close up...
This card would be great for ALL occasions, just sayin'...thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Monday, August 14, 2017

Wonky Rainbow Hearts

I die cut and layered some die cut Simon Says Stamp Wonky Hearts with paint chips...these dies make for some some sweet, fun hearts...
I layered the hearts and adhered to a card that had the Simon Says Stamp Grid Background stamp stamped with versamark and clear embossed for some texture.  I added a sentiment stamped in black and clear embossed, cut into a strip and adhered behind both the blue and purple hearts. Added a few enamel dots.   Here's a close up...
Hearts and rainbows...LOVE!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Be Yourself

I made today's card based on the CAS(E) this Sketch layout from last week and some older adorable Lawn Fawn Turtle stamps and dies I have had on my desk for A WHILE and wanted to play with!...
 I stamped, embossed and die cut the turtles, then colored.  I layered them, and then put them between two embossed and raised panels that I had diagonally cut to fit these cuties!!  I added the Simon sentiment stamped on the top panel before adhering everything together.  Here's a close up...
I really love these little turtles, they are sooo cute!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa