Author: luciegcards

Stencilled embossed butterflies

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with this week’s Just Us Girls challenge – this week is trend week and the challenge is to use a stencil.

I decided to use the Simon Says Stamp Dimensional Stars embossing folder and stencil set that I picked up on sale a few weeks ago. After embossing the stars, I coloured them using the three stencils in the kit and distress oxide inks (Salvaged Patina, Saltwater Taffy and Squeezed Lemonade).

I love the sentiment ‘You’re a Star’, but it’s not a very common sentiment in stamp sets. Maybe it isn’t used much in the US? Anyway, I know I have a few stamps… it took me a while to track one down but in the end I used part of a Poppystamps older stamp set. The ‘you’ die is also by Simon Says Stamp.

I used the Simon Says Stamp Floral Centrepiece embossing folder but then got a bit stuck with the positioning of the butterfly. In the end, I cut a heart from some ‘special vellum’ and used that to ground the butterfly. Can you see the pretty dots in the vellum? I bought this sheet MANY years ago, but knew it would be perfect to add very subtle interest to the heart!

To complete my card, I added a My Favorite Things sentiment and a few sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Dancing Branchlets

Hello again everyone!

Next up today is my entry for the sketch challenge at CAS Colours and  Sketches.

Despite the ridiculous heatwave that we have right now, I decided to create another autumnal card with Penny Black products. I’ve had the beautiful Dancing Branchlets die (51-247) for a while and although I’ve played with it a few times, I’ve never used it on a card. Until now!

For my very CAS take on the sketch, I masked off a rectangle and blended four distress oxide inks (Dusty Concord, Fired Brick, Crackling Campfire and Wild Honey). Then I cut the branchlets from some brown glitter card and adhered it to the card base. Finally I added a sentiment from the Autumn is Calling stamp set (30-863)

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

A Quick hello card

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge .

I didn’t have much time to make this card so I chose a very quick interpretation of the sketch using a die cut from the Altenew Itty Bitty Branches set and a couple of distress oxide inks. The sentiment is by Karen Burniston.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Floral Harmony

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Today I’m playing along in the Color Throwdown challenge.

I recently bought a few older Pink Fresh Studio dies when they were on super sale so I decided to use them for this card. I started by creating a panel with Seedless Preserves distress ink which I cut with the Floral Harmony die. I cut it a second time from white cardstock. I coloured the individual elements with distress inks and inlaid them into the Seedless Preserves oval. I then cut the Ornate Oval Frame from white cardstock and adhered the Floral Harmony oval in the centre.

I used the Spellbinders Embossing Folder of the month (May I think) on my card base and adhered the oval frame on top. After playing with a few sentiments, I decided to leave my card blank. Quite honestly I didn’t want to cover that pretty Floral Harmony at all!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Good Vibes Butterfly

 

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with this week’s Just Us Girls challenge – the word is ‘butterflies’.

I ended up using just one butterfly, but I figured that was allowed as a few DT members had done the same! I bought the fabulous Greetery Jumbo Curiosity Butterfly die and stencil set and I was keen to use it today! As you can see, I used very different colours for me – I was totally inspired by some of the colours used by the Greetery’s DT!

I used the Simon Says Stamp Floral Centrepiece embossing folder but then got a bit stuck with the positioning of the butterfly. In the end, I cut a heart from some ‘special vellum’ and used that to ground the butterfly. Can you see the pretty dots in the vellum? I bought this sheet MANY years ago, but knew it would be perfect to add very subtle interest to the heart!

To complete my card, I added a My Favorite Things sentiment and a few sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Repurposed Christmas in July Berry Card

Hello everyone!

One month ago, on the 10th Day of LucieG’s Christmas in July 2022, I shared this card. At the time, I felt it was more of a card for autumn rather than for Christmas because of the colour combo that I was working with. As time went on, I knew that there was no way that I would send it as a Christmas card so I knew I had to repurpose it at some point and today was the day! All products are by Penny Black.

I had made the slimline card using the Slimline Medley die set (51-718) cut from white cardstock. I removed the sentiment and the Berries die cut (51-712) from the centre circle and added a sentiment from the Autumn is Calling stamp set (30-863). I then cut up the berry branch and popped it around the sentiment.

I feel much happier about this card now! I guess I should make a replacement Christmas in July card… maybe with the same supplies, but using different colours of course!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.