Wednesday, August 9, 2017

GDP099 - Wedding Card

Hello! I am playing along this week with the Global Design Project challenge. I had planned on sharing a card I made for a wedding we went to on Friday and what do you know..... this week's theme is wedding/anniversary. PERFECT!! Check out the challenge HERE. So on Friday we went to a wedding for a friend of ours and of course I had to make a card.

Here is a picture of me and my husband all dressed up. We haven't been to a wedding in a while so it was nice to get out and get dressed up. (And we'll be doing this again in exactly one month when other friends of ours are getting married).

Anyway, moving on to the card.

I used the Celebration Time bundle to make a fun, pretty card. The bride's colors were pink and navy so I stuck with that color scheme. Isn't this so pretty. I wanted to make the card fun yet nice for a wedding. The embossed background adds a little something to the card without it being too overwhelming. I also had to make sure I added some glitter (Silver and Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper) and sequins, of course! The new Iridescent sequins are my favorite!!!

Another thing to note on this card is that it's not the standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 size card. I wanted something longer so that I didn't have to fold up the money or check we planned to put inside. So this card is 3 1/2 by 6. I don't do it often but it's fun to make different size cards. And if I had more time I would have made a pretty envelope to match with the envelope punch board. Oh well, maybe for the next wedding! :)

Don't forget to stop by Global Design Project and join in on the challenge.

Have a great day!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Carols of Christmas (Part II) - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hello Welcome to the Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog hop. There are 20 of us from around the world so be sure to follow along to see everyone's projects. You should have just come from Holly's blog. Isn't her project gorgeous!

It's August but the Artisan Team is back into the Christmas groove. It's an exciting time because the Carols of Christmas set is now available as an early release for customers! So demos and customers can get their hands on this new set before the Holiday catalog goes live in September. You can also use any earned Bonus Days coupons to purchase the Carols of Christmas items.

Ok now let's see some fun projects with this set.

I still have yet to get any of the new holiday DSP but that doesn't mean you can't make any holiday cards. For this card I made my own DSP. I stamped the Diagonal stamp in versamark on Shimmer paper and then embossed with clear embossing powder. It a nice but subtle effect.

I did a quick watercolor wash in the background and added some trees from the Card Front Builder thinlit dies and 2 little deer. Aren't they cute!? I stamped the Peace on Earth sentiment on Real Red cardstock but just cut out the Peace word since I didn't have enough space for the rest of the sentiment. I layered this on some gold cardstock and added gold thread.

Here you can see the close up of the embossing on the shimmer cardstock.

For my next card, I did more searching through my DSP and came across this black and white one from the Pick a Pattern DSP. I used that as my base and for the snowflakes that I die cut with the Seasonal Layers thinlits dies.

For the sentiment I stamped it first in Pool Party ink then I sponged it with Dapper Denim and Night of Navy ink. I then cut it out with a Stitched Shape circle. I used the same sponging technique on the leaves too.(stamped first with Lemon Lime Twist, then lightly sponged with Emerald Envy). I also used the fun border thinlit on this card too. I love how it adds a special something to the white cardstock. 

To finish of the card I added some enamel shapes to the leaves, a Pool Party bow and a cute mini gift bow! These are perfect for the holidays!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Next up is Jessica Winter. Click below to check out what fabulous project she has done this month!

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Ribbon of Courage

Happy Tuesday and Happy August! August?!?!? How did that happen??? Every year I keep saying time goes quick and quicker but this year has flew by!  I feel like it was just February and talking about plans in August seemed so far away. But now it's here and we have a busy month this month! Lots for fun artisan posts for you and then I have lots of fun trips and activities with the kids.

But now let's look at a pretty card. Today's card features the Ribbon of Courage stamps set designed by Patty Bennett. This is a very pretty set. Unfortunately most of us probably know someone who could use a card like this. But hopefully by sending someone you know a card like this, it would brighten their day a bit.

I stamped the large ribbon in Smokey Slate and colored it in with various markers. Then I die cut a bunch of the little ribbons and added them to the white cardstock. It's simple but adds a nice little touch to the background. The Berry Burst hearts are also from the coordinating framelit dies. At the bottom of the card, I stamped the word courage three times. I kept the rest of the card pretty simple to let the large ribbon stand out.

Thanks for stopping by!