Pretty neat, huh?
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Pretty neat, huh?
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Saturday, May 8, 2021
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
I really enjoyed making this card with all of its layers and texture! My nephew is only 26 y/o, but I hope he sees this card as more masculine than . . . well . . . old world. Products used to create this card include:
Designer/Specialty Paper: In Good Taste, Copper Foil
Stamps: Beautiful World, World Map (retired)
Dies: World Map
Accessories: Sequins (non-Stampin' Up!), Stamping Sponges, Hemp Twine (non-Stampin' Up!)
After stamping the World Map image onto Crumb Cake cardstock, I crumpled the cardstock, and then very lightly sponged Early Espresso ink on the raised portions. I also sponged ink on the torn edge of the designer paper, which gave it a burned look that I really liked. Reminded me of the TV show "Bonanza". Ha! All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed working with the stamp set and dies and loved this card! My nephew called to thank me for it and said that it arrived today, which made me even happier!
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Sunday, April 25, 2021
Cousin Mildred will celebrate her 80th birthday this week, so she deserved a special card.
How cute is this easel card that's shaped like a bird house? The dies that I used to cut the bird house and those adorable birds are from Poppy Stamps, but all other products are from Stampin' Up! In the photo below, you can see how easily the easel portion folds into shape. I used fringe scissors to cut a grassy border to give the front of the card a place to rest.
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
I never intended for the fence top to be slanted--that was a mishap that took place after all of the donkeys had been stamped, colored, pain-stakingly cut out with scissors, and adhered in place. Re-making the card would mean re-making (and cutting) all three donkeys, so I decided that this card represents a fence on a hill or a fence that has an issue with sinking.