Sunday, September 22, 2013

Happy 33rd Anniversary

I wanted to create something special for my parents 33rd wedding anniversary.  My parents are people who aren't to serious and love the fun things in life.  Mom runs a daycare and loves to be around little children, and dad loves spiders and his do I combine all that?  In trying to figure out what  I would do for them as a card, I chose to use a stamp that is playful but yet still "love" related.

The image itself lent very well to a colour pallet combination that I had been given on my facebook discussion that someone would like to see me try.  I picked the pattern/coloured paper to fit the colour scheme and then coloured the image to match.  I selected a ribbon that was not so heavy but rather on the light side, and die cut some hearts and the main shape of the image and its mat.  To finish it up I added some glitter to it as I do most of my cards.  I  LOVE GLITTER!

Here is the card that my parents received for their anniversary with their gift inside.
Hope you LOVE it because they certainly did.

Here is a side view of the card.  It allows you to see the different levels in layering the paper as well as the glitter.

Teal, Grey and Yellow!

Last week in trying to challenge myself I posted on my facebook asking for my fans help.  I know that there are websites out there that will give you 3, 4, 5, etc colour swatches at random.  I asked my fans what colours they would like to see me make cards using that I don't commonly or have never used.  I got a few suggestions, however would love it if you would take a moment to pose a couple suggestions for a 3 colour pallet in the comments below on this post.  

One of the requests was to see a card done in teal, grey and yellow.  Below you will see the card that I posted in these colours.  Similar to what I had said in the previous post about trying to challenge myself.  I went and picked the papers first and then coloured the image with promarkers after the papers had been selected.

I would love to know what you think of my cards, and what you would like to see from me in the future.  Thanks for your patience as I get used to the posting process, and what "blogging" is like.  

Enjoy this card!

This is a side shot!  Hopefully it allows you to see the different layers, heights of layers, embellishments and even the glitter thats added.  

Happy Stamping and Cardmaking and hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

Friday, September 20, 2013

First Official Card Post!

So this is my first official post.  I am excited to share with you all my cards, and hope that I can inspire you.  When thinking about my first official card post I wondered where I should start...which card is worthy of starting it all?  However to start anything you just need to start somewhere, so here it goes.

When creating cards I struggle to get out of my comfort zone, and have been working hard at thinking outside the box.  Usually I have certain layouts I like and certain colours and materials I work with, however it is time to expand my horizons, and this blog is one of the ways that I plan to do this.  Usually I pick paper to match my image.  I also have a tendency to use plain paper, and avoid pattern paper at all cost, however I have so much pattern paper I want to begin using I am reversing things.  I am selecting images and colouring them to match the paper instead.  

For this card I worked with greens, teals, and blues which generally I dont pair together, and I rarely use blue on my cards.  I worked with incorporating a couple of different patterns to add some interest.  I also used a circle die to cut out the image in order to mimic the circle shape in the pattern paper, and avoid all straight edged cuts.  I used my Promarkers to colour the Penny Black image, and added some ribbon and gems to soften the design.  To finish it all off I added diamond stickles to the insides of the flowers to tie in the glitter from the background paper.

Without further delay here is the card!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

And the blogging begins!

Hey Everyone!!

I am brand new to blogging.  I have been doing what I would consider "blogging" through my facebook business page and the posts and such on there.  I have attached a link for that below.  I would love if you could go there and like my page.  I have a lot of recent designs there as well as some teasers as to what is to come!  I appreciate your patience as I learn how to use this blog and appreciate your support.  Feel free to provide me feedback as well as any suggestions/wants in regards to cards.