Silver Embossed Elegance

Our focal image today will be an uncolored outline sticker.

Supplies needed:

  • 5 x 6 1/2″ white base card
  • Silver mirror board pieces:  6 ½ x5, 5 5/8 x4 1/8, 3 3/8×3 3/8, 2 3/8 x 2 3/8″, a strip measuring 1 x 6 for your band
  •  White card stock pieces: 6 3/8×4 7/8″ , 5 ½x 4, 3 ¼ x 3 ¼, 2 3/8×2 3/8
  • Embossing folders: Swiss Dots, Leafy Swirl, Daisy
  • Pearls
  • Silver Flower outline sticker
  • Adhesive

For assembly, I cut all of my pieces first. I embossed all of my white card stock and then mounted them onto my mirror board. The smallest square I did not emboss to showcase my outline sticker.

Great card for an outdoor wedding, shower, birthday or friendship.

Enjoy!

Antoinette

Polka Dot Bunny

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This colorful card screams Spring! The best part of Spring is all of the beautiful colors and flowers.

I started my card with a 5 1/2 x 7 1/2″ turquoise base. My green layer measures 5 3/8 x 7 3/8″. My polka dot paper layer measures 5 1/4 x 7 1/4″ and is wrapped with a pink ribbon. I die cut a large oval in a darker turquoise card stock and embossed it with the Darice folder called Polka Dot. I die cut a smaller oval in white card stock using the Decorative Ovals by Spellbinders.

I stamped the bunny, sentiment and butterfly from the Happy Spring stamp set by Rubber Cafe and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers. I used GB8,GB10,PP1,DG3,DG4,OR1,LV1,PL2.

For my flowers, I stamped the Large Classic Petunia smaller flowers with black Staz On ink. I inked the edges of my Petunia petals Victorian Velvet and the centers with Dusty Concord and Barn Door by Ranger. I shaped the base of the petals with my bone folder and the tips of the petals with my Flowers Shaping Tool kit by Heartfelt Creations. I centered the flowers with white prills.

To assemble the card, I used craft foam to layer the focal image. I glued the flowers and leaves to the left of the oval. I accented the flowers with a white Stickles and the oval with pink pearls.

This card, or any of your creations, will surely brighten someone’s day. Share your sunshine and creativity with those who need a little “pick me up”.

Antoinette

Kaleidoscope Easter

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Spring is in the air and Easter is around the corner. This card is vibrant and delicate in appearance. The bright colors in combination with the parchment paper are a great pair.

Start with a white card base of 5 1/2 x 7 1/2. Layer a piece of mint card stock that measures 5 3/8 x 7 3/8. I used a 5 x 7 piece of kaleidoscope paper that is part of the Razzle Dazzle Paper Pack from Michaels. I embossed the paper with Swiss Dots by Cricut. I attached a piece of pink ribbon to the center and attached to the back. Layer the kaleidoscope paper onto the mint card stock.

For the center of the card, I used the Labels 49 die by Spellbinders. I cut the largest die in yellow card stock, the second largest die in white and a frame with the same 2 dies in mint card stock. Stamp Happy Easter with black Staz On the white label. The Happy Easter sentiment is from the Happy Spring stamp set by Rubber Cafe.

For the flowers, I stamped the Flowering Dogwood flowers by Heartfelt Creations onto parchment paper using Victorian Velvet Distress Ink by Ranger. I stamped two sets of leaves. One is on regular white card stock with Forest Moss Distress Ink and the other with Cracked Pistacio Distress Ink on parchment paper. The stamens are die cut out of parchment paper and moss card stock.

To shape the flowers, I used a bone folder to curl the petals and then used the Flower Shaping Tool by Heartfelt Creations to push down the center of the flower. I added two stamens to the center of each flower. I combined 1 moss card stock stamen with 1 parchment stamen.

To assemble the card, layer the white label onto the yellow label. Use pop dots to layer the frame on top of the yellow label. I used craft foam on the back of the label to give dimension to the center of the card.

To decorate the label, I attached 2 of the Dogwood Flowers to the left corner and 1 to the top right corner. I embellished with both types of the leaves, Arianna Lace pieces, a pink bow and pink pearls.

During this season, I hope you are generous with your talents.

Antoinette

Adventure of a Lifetime

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This card features the  Celebrate The Journey Collection by Heartfelt Creations. I made this card to inspire those going through a tough time in their life. If you think of everything as a new adventure, your positive outlook will get you through.

This card starts off with a blue base that is 5 1/2 x 7 1/2. I used a white panel that measures 5 3/8 x 7 3/8 embossed with “Clouds” by Embossalicious. I accented the panel with Broken China Distress Ink by Ranger.

The panel is from the Celebrate The Journey Paper Collection. I cut out the middle panel next to the balloon to allow the clouds to be seen. I used pop dots to lift the panel. To accent the balloon, I cut out a Fleur Border Basics from the turquoise paper in the pack and cut down the arches.

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I used the tags and border papers to finish off the card.

If you know someone going through a rough period, do a little something to encourage them. It’s easier to stay positive in life when you feel supported. Sharing your cards will give them something positive to look at every day.

Antoinette

Happy Spring

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The base of this card is a 6″ x 12″ white card stock. Score long side at 4″ and 8″. Fold score lines. Chose a design for the panels. I chose the mini scallops and the perforation designs from the Classic Border Basics by Heartfelt Creations. I cut the panels at roughly 1/3 from the bottom and 2/3 from the bottom.

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Cut the matching lilac panels using the left and right edges from the Classic Border Basics.  I ran the panels through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder by Cuttlebug. Attach the panels to the card.

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My inside back panel is a piece of white card stock embossed with the Darice Rainbow Frame and layered on the lilac card stock.

For my flowers, I stamped the Flowering Dogwood by Heartfelt Creations using Dusty Concord Distress Ink by Ranger. I accented the flowers using a lilac colored pencil , shaped them and centered them with light green seed beads.

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For my leaves I took apiece of white card stock and used Bundled Sage Distress Ink and Frayed Burlap Distress ink by Ranger. I stamped the Flowering Dogwood leaves in Forest Moss Distress Ink and then die cut them.

My sentiments are from the Happy Spring Collection by the Rubber Cafe. I stamped both on white card stock with Dusty Concord Distress Ink and used my Label 56 by Spellbinders.  I left the die cut around the “Happy Spring” sentiment and lightly applied the Victorian Velvet Distress Ink.

I finished the card with some accent pearls and Say It With Pearls by Want to Scrap.

As always, thank you for visiting. I hope you make this card and share it with someone who needs a little Spring in their life.

Antoinette

 

Spring Time Flowers

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I think watercolors and Spring are great partners. With all of this great weather lately, who can’t get excited about Spring.

For the background, I dry embossed watercolor paper with a Darice floral embossing folder. I then randomly colored the flowers with watercolor pencils and then spritzed with water. For my focal image, I stamped my flower, leaves and sentiment on white card stock and then layered them on blue and pink papers.

Happy Crafting!

Antoinette

Swirls and Pearls

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Happy Friday everyone!

A true girly card to start the weekend. I love mixing different die cuts and layering them together.(ok, I love all crafting:)) For this card I  dry embossed the light blue cardstock, layered it and then wrapped the ribbon before I attached it to the base. The die cuts were cut from solver mirror board, dark blue and light blue. I finished it off with the pearls.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Happy Crafting!

Antoinette

Supplies:

  • Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Eleanor Laces die
  • Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Grace Medallion die
  • Cuttlebug Decorative Tile embossing folder
  • Silver mirror board

Purple Imperial Squares

 

Happy Wednesday to you all! I hope your week is going well.

With all of the great weather we have been having in California, I feel like Spring is in the air already. For this card, I wanted it to feel light and airy, like Spring. The Imperial Square die from Spellbinders definitely gives that light and airy feeling. I layered the Imperial Square die cut atop the Tattered Lace Handmade Paper embossed background. I love the Tattered Lace Handmade Paper Embossing Folder. It has so many different looks depending on how you use it. In this background, it almost looks like blades of embossed grass. I used the strip embossing folder from the Tattered Lace Floral Diamond Collection and wove it thru the Imperial Square. I layered my sentiment and finished the card with flowers, ribbon and pearls.

This card will be perfect for a wedding shower or a summer birthday. I hope you have the time this week to enjoy your craft.

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Purple Imperial Square Card

Happy Crafting!

Antoinette

Supplies:

  • Spellbinders Imperial Squares Die Cuts
  • Tattered Lace Handmade Paper Embossing Folder
  • Tattered Lace Floral Diamond Embossing Folder