Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Masculine Monotone | ft. Stampin' Up "The Open Sea"


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

Today, I wanted to share another masculine card that I created. This time using "The Open Sea" stamp set by Stampin' Up. I discovered, once I found the design that I liked, this card is very easy to reproduce and can be done so in any colour palette. It doesn't have to be monochrome, but I think it lends a very classy look to it.

This design could easily be used for any occasion, it all depends on what you put on the inside. I used this one for a birthday card.


To begin, I stamped the ledger image using CTMH Chocolate ink in the upper left corner of my panel, I then stamped it a second time offset down and to the right - without reinking my stamp. I love the way second generation stamping gives that antique faded look.

I then stamped the ship on a scrap of cardstock and cut it out using one of my oval dies from Spellbinder. I cut a cross piece from the same white paper.

I used a very dark brown cardstock to create border layers for all my pieces and then assembled them on the front of my standard A2 sized card base.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar or over on Facebook, so you don't miss any future posts. Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Happy Holidays Series | Sparkling Surprise ft. Lawn Fawn "For You, Deer"


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

Yesterday was the first day that I haven't posted since the beginning of July. I'd like to tell you it was because I was super busy getting ready for Christmas. But I wasn't. I had coffee with a friend in the morning and the rest of the day got away from me. It wasn't until I was getting ready for bed that I even realized it. And by then I was too tired to post. So I apologize.

To make up for it, I have a super cute card featuring Lawn Fawn stamps and dies (no surprise there!). I knew I wanted to make a card where you could pull out the bookmark, but I still wanted the card to be pretty without that main focus piece. And while some may think there is too much sparkle, I think it turned out rather well.


To begin, I cut the large snowflake from Lawn Fawn's "Stitched Snowflakes" dies from the top centre of a piece of silver glitter paper. I used the panel or positive space of the cut for my front panel. Over my background, I lined up the snowflake and adhered all those little pieces that we normally just toss away.

I cut a piece of shimmering paper for my greetings banner and stamped the Happy Holidays using VersaMark ink and heat embossed with silver powder.

On a piece of 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock I stamped the front and back of the deer tag from "For You, Deer" with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured him with Copics. I placed the tag inside the snowflake (as you can see in the photo above) and built up my foam tape around him.

I adhered the sparkling panel to the front of my shimmering panel and then mounted the whole piece to the front of a standard A2 sized card base.


I stamped the little message on to a piece of blue shimmering cardstock and put the tag together. I then added a red gem for his nose and some baker's twine through the top of the tag.

Now, even when the recipient removes the tag, the card is still pretty enough to keep on display!

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar or over on Facebook, so you don't miss any future posts. Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Clean and Simple Birthday | ft. Newton's Nook "Newton's Birthday Bash"


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

Today, I thought I would share a birthday card for any cat lover on your list. I'm running a bit behind today, as we had the kids Christmas party this morning and then I got to doing other things. I'd like to tell you that they were super important things, but really they weren't. It's been quite a lazy day, in fact.


To begin, I stamped the kitty image and the greeting from "Newton's Birthday Bash" with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock and coloured him with Copic markers.

I then tied a length of 1/8" ribbon around the top. To finish it off I added bright red glitter to his hat and the ribbons of the gifts.

I adhered this panel to the front of a standard A2 sized card base.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar or over on Facebook, so you don't miss any future posts. Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.