Apr 192020

Here are a couple of Mother’s Day cards.

I let two of my favorite coordinating designer papers bring some rich color to this first card.  The sentiment is stamped right on to the pattern.

A single line of embossing at the top of the card adds a little fun.  A rhinestone is placed on the sequin.  I think it makes it look like a sparkly little flower.

On this card the leaves and flowers are stamped on colored cardstock.  They have been colored with Copics and the flowers have been die cut.

I like the look of the lavender cardstock border on the die cut flowers.  Usually I stamp on white card stock, so when the image is die cut it leaves a white border.  However with these flowers, the border blends into the floral image.  And again rhinestones are placed on the sequins.  Just can’t help myself! 

Challenges:

Time Out Challenge #159: Inspired by Words – Garden

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper April 2020 Challenge

Happy Little Stampers: April Anything Goes With Dies

Love to Craft: LTCCB #45 – April Anything Goes

Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog #50: Bunnies, Birds and/or Bears

Little Red Wagon Challenge #555 – Maaama!

Modsquad Challenge Blog: Birds

Simon Says Monday Challenge: ‘E’ is for (Embossing)

Happy Crafting!
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Card 1:
Stamps: SU “Serene Garden”; PTI “Keep It Simple: Mother”
Papers: PTI Select White; SU Night of Navy and “Garden Impressions” Designer Series Paper
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:

Accessories: SU “Garden Scene” Framelits Die; Provo Craft Cuttlebug “Frills” Embossing Folder; Sequin; Kaiser Rhinestone

Card 2:
Stamps: SU “Serene Garden”; PTI “Keep It Simple: Mother”
Papers: PTI Select White, Spring Rain, Winter Wisteria, Pinefeather and “Pinefeather Striped” Designer Paper
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Garden Green and Perfect Plum; White Gel Pen; Copics:



Accessories: PTI Winter Wisteria Polka Dot Satin Ribbon; Sequins; Diamante Rhinestones; Washi; SU “Garden Scene” Framelits Dies

Apr 032020

For several months out of the year, I live in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  The symbol of PV is the seahorse.  So when I saw this stamp set I knew I had to have it!

All of the images were stamped and colored with Copics.  They have been cut and arranged into a fun beach scene.

So far PV has had very few cases of this virus that is traveling the world.  The governor of Jalisco (the state in which Puerto Vallarta is located) decided 2 weeks ago to have the state go on lockdown.. long before any cases were reported in the entire state.  Hoping now that that may have been a very wise (though at the time seemed drastic) decision.  Praying for the world.

Challenges:

Splitcoaststampers F4A528 Challenge: Beach Fun

Simon Says: Happy Birthday

The Card Concept #132: Photo Inspiration – I was inspired by the colors and composition of the different items in the picture.  I made a Clean and Layered card.

Love to Craft LTCCB#45: April Anything Goes

Try it on Tuesday: Beauty of Nature

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Stamps: SU “Seaside Notions”; PTI “Keep It Simple: Birthday”

Papers: PTI Select White

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Not Quite Navy, Night of Navy, Creamy Caramel and Old Olive; Copics:

Accessories: Sequins; Pearls; Cuttlebug “Snowflakes” Embossing Folder

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