Thursday, September 24, 2020

Happy Birthday to a great friend

 Recently I decided that I needed the "Happy dies"  but decided I could just buy them and make alot of cards for birthdays with the numerous other sets that I have in my stash!

Here is the card I came up with for a great friend!  (Her birthday was yesterday so I am not spoiling the surprise!)


The inside: (I inlaid the balloons with the DSP and the cardstock)


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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Zany Zebras

 A birthday card for one of our grand-nephews that lives in the Eastern part of the country.  He had a birthday last week and I made this card for him!  Such a cute stamp set and great for children and the young at heart!



 I went for the primary colours as he is only turning 3!

Here is the inside of the card before I wrote in it.





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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Mini Catalogue Swap

 I recently took part in a Mini Catalogue Swap (the August - December 2020 Mini Catalogue).  These were our guidelines:

Use at least 2 layers (including the card base)

Main stamp image should be from the Mini Catalogue

Other products used must be in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue

No Paper Pumpkin products

Include embellishment - can be ribbon, rhinestones

This is my card with both a picture of the card front and the inside of the card.

 

I chose the fall card as it is one of my favourite seasons.  I love the fall colours and we used to love driving in the fall to see all the fall colours on the trees.  I have to say that the Maritimes has the most beautiful fall colours!  Ontario was very good also.  Here in the western part of the country the colours are not as vibrant and there is not the variety of colours.

The trick to get the beautiful die cut leaves to show the veins and look like they are two different colours is to spray your cardstock with water before you die cut them.  Just give them a few minutes to dry and then add them to your project.

                                                           
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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Blossoms in Bloom - Misty Moonlight

 Today I am sharing a card that I made for a dear friend for her birthday.

 When I cut the die shaped piece I decided that I could cut it in half and make 2 cards fronts!  So I lined up 2 card front pieces together on my stamping surface and inked up my stamp set with Misty Moonlight and stamped the image with half on each piece of cardstock.  Then I placed my die cut over the top to see where I needed to roughly stamp my leaf images in Just Jade.  The flower centres were easy to see and were stamped in Daffodil Delight.


The beauty of this Distinktive stamp set is that the stamp does the shading for you.  You just add your ink and once you stamp it to the cardstock the lighter and darker parts show up!

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