Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Bridal Shower Invite 3 & 4



After they added last year's Blackberry Bliss Ribbon to Clearance Rack last week,  I knew I had to add order some extra and add that to the samples of Invites.  I wanted to use the Tea Lace with this card because to me that just calls out Bridal and Vintage.  With the Tea Lace, I used the Retired Natural White Paper, I think that adds to the Theme as well.  The inside will be printed with the information and stamped with another flower.  
I wanted to show the different types of ribbon that could be used on the invites, I do love the new In-Color Cotton Ribbon but I like the invite with the Tea Lace Doily more.  

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Karen

Bridal Shower Pocket Invite


I was asked to come up with some sample Bridal Shower Cards with the intent of the Bridal Party putting them together, like a card class.  I thought that was a great idea and loved to come up with some ideas.  After finding out the wedding is a Rustic Barn Style with wild flowers.  The colors were between a Blackberry Bliss and Crisp Cantaloupe or Blackberry Bliss and Blushing Bride.  Here is the first card I create; a classic pocket style card.  With this card I went with the Blackberry Bliss and Crisp Cantaloupe and Sahara Sand.   I was not sure if they wanted White or Ivory.  This card I went with the Very Vanilla.  For all the samples I used the Hardwood Stamp Set and the New Wild About Flowers Stamp Set.  With this card I did add the grass from the Wetland Stamp set.  It went with some of the pictures they sent me.  
This card could very easier be changed into a Birthday card or any type of Invitation.  

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Karen


Friday, June 19, 2015

Set of three Nautical Cards



I have a group I meet with every 6 weeks, they have named themselves the Creative Diva's.  This group is very new to stamping and paper crafting, so I have a good time introducing them to new things every 6 weeks.  This time they wanted me to introduce to them scrapbooking, but a couple of them really wanted to do cards.  I thought a Nautical/Beach layout for the summer would be the best.  I created a Project Life Nautical Layout that I will show you next week but I really wanted to show the three cards that I created using the same stamps as the scrapbook layout.  I wanted the layout of the cards to be very similar so it will be easier for newbies and easier for me to cutout.   Two of the cards are Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla.  The Sea Turtle card I had to use the Mint Macron, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla.    The faux brads are the 1/4" handheld circle punch.

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Karen

 



Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Watercolor Wings meet Dahlia



Remember the other day when I said I had a desk of butterflies, well here is another card I created to showcase them.  I pulled out the New Definitely Dahlia Background Stamp, I thought it made a great background for the butterflies.  I first tried the Mint Macron, Lost Lagoon but settled on Soft Sky to stamp the Dahlia.  It was just the right contrast for the butterflies.  I am not sure if you can see the shimmer, I came across this new pen - Zig Wink of Stella Brush with Individual Paper Box, Glitter Clear  to add the glitter on the flower.  My customers know I love it when my cards shimmer so this is my new favorite because, I like the ability to add a light shimmer only on the stamped image.  The only down side, my daughter has seen this pen and loves it too.  I have seen her sneaking in and using it on her crafts.  Note to self, I need to hide the pen.

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Karen



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