Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Love is in the Air

Hello!  April is almost over and today is my last post as Guest Designer 
with the fabulous Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps team.  I'd love it if you have time 
to come and join me today as I share a fun engagement card on the SNSS blog!

Friday, 10 April 2015

Speech Bubble Fun

I'd love to share two cards I made this week as guest designer
with Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps  - I was delighted to be asked to design with
the talented, lovely team at SNSS for the month of April!
Both cards were made using the fantastic Speech Bubbles Dies 
along with several sentiment sets.  I love how 
these dies can be used in such a variety of ways - along with
images or with sentiments alone, as I've done here,  I
consider them an absolute staple in a die collection!

For the first card I've cut a variety of speech bubbles and sponged
them half in half with an array of  rainbow colors using
mostly Ranger Distress inks.
The sentiments are from God is Bigger which has such encouraging 
 and uplifting phrases and words!
I layed out the speech bubbles beforehand with the actual dies
 and then took a photo with my phone to remember
where I'd decided to place everything before stamping
and sponging each individual piece and adhering.
I think the key to a lay out like this is to keep it random
and place some of the bubbles going off the edge.
Each speech bubble has been popped up to a different level
so there's a variety of dimension.  I tried a few types of
embellishments such as sequins and twine but ended up
keeping it all clean and simple!

For the second card I've sponged three colors on the top panel before 
cutting with the Speech Bubble Dies. The sentiments are from the very 
useful So Thankful, a great set with mix and match 
phrases for cards of appreciation and thanks. The sponged die-cut
panel is popped up over the stamped card base.
Thanks for stopping by today, and thanks to the SNSS team
for letting me join the fun this month!

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Happy Easter

It's been a while since I've been able to post, but I made
a number of Easter cards recently, 
and decided to post the one I enjoyed making the most!  No stamps,
just die-cuts!  I sponged the main panel from the top with Stampin Up's
Cool Caribbean and added some clouds using Sweet 'n Sassy
Stamps Raindrops and Clouds dies. The Easter eggs are cut using
Poppy Stamps Egg Cetera dies and they've been
 lightly sponged around the edges for definition and dimension.
The grass is made with SNSS Fence and Grass dies, and I added more 
The lower case letters are from My Favorite Things By the Letter dies,
 the "Happy" is from Simon Says Stamp Happy Birthday die.
Making a card with Easter eggs brought back a lot of childhood memories!
Thanks for stopping by today, wishing you a
very special and meaningful Easter!