Friday, November 15, 2019

Thanksgiving Rocker Card

Hello Everyone!
Having unseasonably cold and snowy weather here in Michigan, USA.  We never have snow in November.  Had 10 inches on Monday! The leaves are still on half the trees.  No one was ready for snow... even the trees  LOL     Anyway....

I made some cards to send out for Thanksgiving.  I used a rocker type card base.  This is really quite an easy base to make.  The only difficulty was not having a die to cut a large enough circle.  So, I used the old fashioned compass  and cut two by hand.  I also used some purchased die cut scallop circles I had in my stash. 

I folded the circles in half and added the smaller circles and sentiment.  (The stamps are older Stampin Up stamps.) 

This green and brown version are made from  purchased die cut scallop circles





The orange card is made from one of the circles I hand cut. 



This is what the card looks like from the side.


So, pretty cute, I think.  I like this rocker base and will use it for other cards.  Would be really cute for birthday cards too. 

Still haven't started my Christmas cards.  Have you started yours yet??  I know what stamps and dies I am going to use: The Cup of Cheer set from Stampin Up.  I die cut a few of the mugs yesterday to see what they will look like and, that was as far as I got.  LOL.   I might spend some time on it today if my ankle is not throbbing too much  (broke my ankle in July and still having lots of problems...Going to physical therapy three times a week ).

Hope you are having a great day!  See you next time!
Karen

Friday, November 8, 2019

Floral with Soft Coloring Technique

Hello Everyone,
Today's project was an experiment in a coloring technique.  I stamped with a very light ink and then colored with copic markers.  I liked the results. I used the cards for birthdays and stamped sentiments on the inside.  







This is a second version.  Used the same coloring technique and used a different layout.

See you next time.
Karen

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Halloween Scary Cute Cards Part 2

Hello!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

I am back today with the second part of my Scary Cute Halloween cards.  (See part one here.)  I used the same image, but each card is a bit different. 





 
Hope you have a spooky Halloween.

See you soon
Karen

Monday, October 28, 2019

Halloween Scary Cute Cards Part 1

Hello Everyone,
I am still dealing with broken ankle.  Going thru physical therapy now and doing much better.  Have been able to make some Fall Holiday cards.   I stamped the same image, but each card is slightly different.  I will write two posts to show all the photos.


I added lots of layers of decorative papers.



The layout is rotated on one of the cards and I added a big bow.  Also used a paper doily on the third card. 

Check back in a few days for the second part that will have the additional card photos.

See you soon.
Karen

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Dragonfly Glitters on Washi Tape Background

Hello Everyone,
Hope you have been enjoying my Month of Washi tape projects!  The projects for the finale of my month of Washi tape are two gorgeous cards with die cut dragonflies and washi tape backgrounds.



The background was created by wrapping washi tape around a piece of cream cardstock.  The background was added to a dark brown card base.  I added two die cut circles as a platform for the dragonfly which was cut from glitter paper.





The second card was made in the same way.  The dragonfly was cut from a shinny, textured paper on this card.


So glad you stopped by and I hope you enjoyed my month of washi tape.  And, I hope you have come up with some other ideas for your washi tape.  Let me know what you came up in a comment.  Would love to see your ideas.

All the posts are listed below:

Asian Inspired Watercolors

Washi Tape as Focal Point

Butterflies, Dragonflies, and Washi Tape - Oh My

See you soon!
Karen

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Butterflies, Dragonflies, and Washi Tape - Oh My!

Hello, Crafty Artisans!
Welcome!! So happy you stopped by today for my Month of Washi Tape to check out some cards with washi tape backgrounds!!  I also incorporated some of my favorite motifs: butterflies and dragonflies!


The washi tape was wrapped around a piece of lilac cardstock.  I picked colors from the tapes to select cardstock and embellishments.  I added a purchased paper butterfly embellishment.  Great birthday card!




The second card has a bold color pallet.  Again, the cardstock colors were chosen from the colors in the tapes.  A dragonfly die cut (Stampin' Up) was added.  I wrapped some more of the washi tapes around a scrap of cardstock and punched out a circle.  A dragonfly was placed on top to the circle and added to the card with dimensional adhesive.  Pearls were also used to embellish.


Just love these bold, graphic washi tapes!!  They really add some pizzazz to a card.



I have a few more washi tape cards to share and I will do that on the next post!  See you again soon.
Karen.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Washi Tape As Focal Point

Hello Everybody,
I am back today with my Month of Washi tape with a few projects using  washi tape as the focal point.  I had several tapes that had really cute designs.  Wondering how to use these tapes, I decided to make the tape the focal point!  Why not?!  Washi doesn't have to be just an embellishment.  I choose this cute city scape tape.  When choosing the cardstock colors,  I paired them back to  colors within the tape.  
Die cut sentiments, ribbon, and pearls were added to each card.













The projects are so cheerful and colorful!  Love how the cards turned out.  No sense letting that washi tape languish in a drawer.  I will share more washi tape cards with you next time!  So glad you stopped by!
Karen