This card has both kinds of embossing - heat & dry.
The green card is dry embossed with a birthday EF, and I heat embossed the edges of the green card and the white card with gold, hardly noticeable in the photo but very glitzy in real life.
Image: Knitty Kitty (Surprise)
Coloured with Copics
Square die: Couture Creations
Scallop die: Spellbinders
Word die: Sizzix/Tim Holtz
Also: yarn, Glossy Accents, WoS, gold pen, black pen
At first sight, what do you think? Maybe they are friends? Maybe the cat is shortsighted? Maybe the cat is trying to hypnotise the bird? or the other way around! Maybe they are meeting for a first date? You may have other ideas, let me know what do you think is happening?
I love the tartan paper in the soft pink and grey, which made me want to colour a grey cat. I like cards that have a little more than is obvious at first sight.
Cat stamp: Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz
coloured with Copics
Bird: part of a Rubbernecker stamp
watercoloured with distress inks.
Sentiment stamp: Reverse Confetti
Wavy Dies: Spellbinders
Also: Glossy Accents
I think butterflies are a great choice for sympathy cards and combined two dies with butterflies to make use of both designs, matting them with pale green. I cut the butterflies with the darker green embossed patterned card, scraps of mirror card in silver & gold, plus the drop outs which I painted with WinkofStella, then inset back.
Graduation is a time to celebrate achievement and new beginnings. Indian yellow is the degree hood colour for our local Waikato University. I designed this so it looked like the hats were being tossed.
EF: Couture Creations
Label Dies: Dienamics
Hat die: Impression Obsession
Stamp sentiment, embossed: Paper Xtra
Simple but elegant with lots of sparkle. I used the hinged card technique demonstrated by Christina Griffiths.
I diecut the pieces for the base card with the patterned card on the inside. After diecutting all the pieces I spray-glued it and added glitter, and then when completely set assembled the base card. The diecut circle is silver heat embossed and raised with 3d foam, flowers and leaves added to frame.
Coloured with Copics
Label dies: Spellbinders
Sentiment die: Tim Holtz/Sizzix (new)
KindyGlitz, Glossy Accents, gems
I printed the image twice and cut out the balloons and number to raise on 3D foam tape, coating them with Glossy Accents after colouring. I wanted the image to be the focus, so cut the sentiment in the same colour as the bigger label, so it blended a bit. I like this colour combination.
There's feminine and feminine, this is my take on the new challenge at the Crafters Café, why don't you pop in and see us here: crafterscafe
This delightful image is courtesy of Eureka and I just love the look on the cat's face (it could be wishful, blissful, smug or is she having a power nap?). I paperpieced her, and coloured her gorgeous bow. Her bow and tiny heart have WoS. I love that floral paper too and haven't got a clue where I got it - I have been hoarding the last piece in my stash for ages, but decided Mimi deserved it.
I was invited to be May guest designer for AAA cards, along with great designers and interesting challenges - so it check out here: aaacards
I think my usual style is fairly clean and simple but CAS category cards are extremely so. I think you really do have to have the vision clear before you start ... not like other styles where you can play and jiggle until you get what you want.
Image stamp: Rubbernecker
Sentiment stamp: HeroArts (part of a stamp)
I heat embossed the stamps and coloured the birds using distress inks as watercolour paints - the blue-green-purple bird is actually more colourful than shows in the photo, don't ask me why, the green didn't even show up (Mermaid Lagoon, Broken China, Dusty Concord plus Lipstick Red for her beak of course!).
This is such a pretty little stamp and I had a bit of fun experimenting with textures and colouring. I used the back of the clear stamp to stamp the background shape, stamped the tree on top, then stamped on another piece of card to cut out the trunk which is on 3D foam.
Here I used lots of circular motifs (9 actually, not counting the flourishes, petals and all the little round holes and dots on the ribbon!), from the centre of the flowers, the doily layers, to the embossed background and the gem.
I don't usually do fussy and fancy but this one just needed to be done like this. Not my usual colour palette either. ;-)
Image: Bugaboo (coloured with Copics)
Pierced circle die:
Scallop doily die: Spellbinders
Lacy doily die: Couture Creations
Dotty ribbon, blue ribbon, gem
Here is a tiny garden. I embossed the die onto the base card, then stamped within the frame. Such a pretty image. I had previously stamped another card but smudged the sentiment as I was stamping, so this provided an already coloured flower head to cut out and attach with foam. The stamp sentiment was 'you make me smile' but I only used the 'smile' bit.
Stamp: Penny Black
Sentiment stamp: Hero Arts
Coloured with Copics
Die used as EF: unbranded
What wonderful creatures butterflies are. As they flitter by they always give us a lift in spirits and usually we gasp with delight - 'Ahhh, a butterfly..' no matter how fancy or plain it may be.
At the moment I'm loving these colours. The smoky blue-green with black and white is a standout for me.
Image paper: Paper Arts
Sentiment: Bo Bunny
Corner punch: unbranded
Washi tape, pearl