Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Bandaid Bear

I've seen bandaid cards around the web lately and decided to try my hand at one. I used swiss dots embossing folder and inked the debossed side to get the bandaid look. I think it turned out rather well!
The bandaid background matches perfectly with the cute boo boo bear image from the new set Everyday Cuties ( English- we have a Spanish version too). The sentiment is from Ordinary Greetings. I tied a bit of tulle to the bottom and added the little white flowers for some interest. What do you think?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Butterfly Happiness

Hi Everyone!
Are you enjoying the beautiful spring weather? It's been really nice here in Texas- the wildflowers are blooming and there are birds and butterflies everywhere. I was inspired to make this card wanting to use the fun butterfly and dragonfly images from the Wishing Happiness set. These bold detailed images are perfect for embossing as I have done on this card. I started with Kraft Cardstock- ran it through my cuttlebug with the swiss dots embossing folder. Lightely inked it with L'amour red Palette ink. I also stamped my image and sentiment with the same ink.  I embossed and cut out the butterfly. Added some foam mounting tape to  pop it up on the center piece. I couldn't find the right shade of red ribbon so I used some of the red cardstock I used for the mat on the center piece as a 'ribbon' accent adding a some red and tan scrappers floss and a small punched flower as an accent. I love the tone on tone with the bold color- what do you think? I did similar cards in blue and green also using the other images. It's really a fun set!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Hummingbird fun

Hi All! Sorry it has been so long since I posted- Life has been really busy and I had computer issues.. ugh! Everything is back in working order so hopefully I'll have lots of fun things to share with you.  Today I wanted to share this fun card. I was inspired by a copic tutorial video from this site- scroll down to her April 7th post and you will find two fantastic vidoes on copic coloring- one on doing darker skin tones and one on the dotted background.  I had fun with it! The stamp set used is a hostess set from the  new Serendipity Street called Swirled Spring Life TA-3239. I love the whimsical fun of this set! For the card I stamped and colored the hummingbird image with copic markers. Jazzed her up a bit with stickles. I stamped the flower image multiple times along the bottom. Colored them also with copics and made an extra flower head to pop up to emphasize one flower. Added a little stickles for that one too.  The background is done similar to the tutorial- starting with the darkest colors add dots of different sizes until the background is full to your liking. The sentiment is from another hostesss set- Unexpected Joys. TB-3149. Hope you like it!!