Other cards

Flutterby Butterfly

Happy Friyay friends!

Today I’m playing along with the current Color Throwdown challenge which has another gorgeous combo – raspberry, lavender, green and kraft.

I used a lot of new supplies – in fact they only arrived this morning! The butterfly die is from Paula Pascual’s new brand, Bright Rosa. I bought the ‘Butterflies Border’ set of 8 dies and couldn’t wait to play with it. After cutting the large image from white cardstock, I used a large die from the set which cuts wings/bases for four butterflies in one go – super quick and easy! I then blended some distress ink (picked raspberry and mowed lawn) and a Gina K ink (lovely lavender) to create my colourful butterfly wings/bases. I added a few splatters of gold paint for that touch of shimmer!

I adhered the butterfly wings/bases to the back to the butterfly border and added a few glitter butterfly bodies that I cut using dies from other butterfly die sets. I then stuck the image to a kraft base that I’d embossed using the Seamless Wave embossing folder from Gemini.

To complete my card, I added a sentiment from Tonic Studios and a few green dots.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Framed Gerbera Daisies

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing a long with the current CAS Colours & Sketches challenge, which is a colour challenge.

I decided to use two of my newest crafty products, the gorgeous Gerbera Daisy background die from Simon Says Stamp and the Nesting Wood frame die from Hero Arts.

First, I die cut the frame three times and adhered them together to create a 3D frame. Then I coloured the daisies using my Twinkling H2O paints – it’s so shimmery in real life! I cut a panel, stuck it to my card base and adhered the frame on top.

Rather than try to match up the leaves with some coloured cardstock, I painted a couple of layers of the Twinkling H2O paint onto white cardstock and then die cut it with a Mama Elephant die.

I’m also entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge – anything goes!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Stencilled flowers

Happy Saturday friends!

I’m playing along with the current CAS stencil challenge. This month the challenge is to stencil over a coloured background.

I love this challenge as it helps me practice/learn some techniques but have rarely entered a card because I find it quite difficult to incorporate the technique in a CAS card. Take my creation today for instance… it’s definitely simple but the ‘white’ (or in this case black!) space is limited. CAS is definitely my preferred style and I don’t usually struggle with other CAS challenges, but to be honest I’d probably prefer a wider frame if I was making it again…

Still, I looked back at the DT inspiration and also their past winners and decided to give it a whirl as the amount of ‘white’ space is comparable to some of those showcased cards…. it’ll be interesting to hear what the DT members think.

To create my card, I used an old blended background created with regular distress inks plus a Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous stencil. The frame was cut with a Studio Katia stencil and the sentiment was created using part of a Waffle Flower Crafts die.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Daisy and dots

 

Hello everyone!

As soon as I saw the sketch for the current CAS Colours & Sketches challenge, I thought of an older Memory Box die which I hadn’t used for quite a while – the Bubble Burst die. When I pulled it out, I was actually surprised to see that the date on the packaging was 2017 – I had thought it was a little older than that!

Anyway, I used the die to cut a white panel and then used Distress Oxide inks (Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio and Shaded Lilac) to create a blended background. I cut a strip of the blended background and adhered it to my card base before adhering the white panel on top. I then die cut a circle and the sentiment from the unused section of the blended background and adhered them to my card. Finally, I die cut my newest Memory Box die (Daisy Silhouette) three times. I coloured one stem and then stuck the die cuts together. Originally I had planned to cut off the long stem but I liked how it aligned with the lines created by the Bubble Burst die so I didn’t!

I added some sparkle to the daisy with a Nuvo glitter gloss pen – it’s quite shimmery in real life, but so difficult to capture on my camera…

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Rosy Hi

Hi Everyone!

I’m sneaking in a last-minute entry to this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge!

I used the gorgeous Simon Says Stamp Modern Rose Blooms Background stamp which I coloured with distress markers and then spritzed generously with water. This is actually the second impression – I often feel they turn out better than the initial impression.

The sentiment is by Lil Inker Designs.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG

 

Sparkler Butterfly

Hi friends!

I am back with my entry into the current CAS on Friday challenge which has the theme of butterfly.

I used the Birch Press Design Sparkler Butterfly Layer Set with coloured cardstock. The base layer is standard white card, but I wanted the bottom layer to sparkle so I die cut the second layer from white glitter card as well and inlaid the little centre pieces before adhering the final two coloured layers.

While the butterfly is stunning by itself, I wanted to add a little soft detail to the background, while keeping the card CAS. I softly applied some distress oxide ink through the fabulous Shrubbery stencil from Funky Fossil Designs.

I stamped a sentiment from My Favorite Things to finish off my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.