I just can't get enough of these cute koalas in the Birthday Bonanza Suite! Today's card is very simple - just a piece of the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper layered on some cardstock and card base with a sentiment.
How fun is that? Sometimes simple is all you need.
Here's what I used:
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While I was cleaning up after my Thoughtful Blooms Facebook Live video last week I decided to play around with my contemporary design a bit more.
I made another one with the same shades of pink-y orange: Terracotta Tile, Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove, and Blushing Bride. I matted it a bit differently, adding another layer.
Then I decided to play around with the teal blue family: Pretty Peacock, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana and Pool Party.
Lots of fun to mix it up with the layering! Do you have a favourite?
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Learn how to make quick and dramatic background layers for your cards. You will take home a variety of sample panels and finished cards. $30.00, all supplies included.
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I had a request for a custom card to celebrate a 7 year old's birthday that is on Valentine's Day. I was told that the birthday girl loves anything with unicorns and glitter/sparkle (natch!) so I immediately thought of CASE'ing my friend Tatiana Tobin's card.
I started by stamping the large floral spray from Bloom & Grow on Watercolour Paper with Versamark ink and heat setting it with Gold Embossing Powder. I used ink refills and an Aquapainter to colour the image, then cut it out with the coordinating Budding Blooms dies.
Tatiana is a great artist and drew her ears before cutting them out freehand. I am not, so I used 2 sizes of leaf dies from Nature's Roots to cut out my ears. I did follow her tips for making the unicorn's horn - cut the horn in a cone shape then score on the diagonal and cut wedges out at the score marks to make it look spiral.
I also used her tip of Versamark ink refill and a dry Aquapainter to draw the unicorn's eyes, then heat set with Gold Embossing Powder. Blushing Bride on a Sponge Dauber made the cheeks. I added a Rose Glimmer Paper heart cut for a mouth, since my card is doing double-duty for Valentine's Day.
Here's the inside of the card. The birthday sentiment is from Here's A Card, the ampersand is from Make A Difference, and the Valentine's Day sentiment is from Heart To Heart. Birthday images are from Broadway Birthday. Hearts are cut with the Detailed Hearts die from scraps of Glimmer Paper in my stash.
This girl's dad is so happy that he doesn't have to choose either a birthday or Valentine's Day card and write the other message in it. I'm hoping she'll be happy with it, too.
Here's everything I used to make this card:
Today I'm sharing the cards I made on my Facebook Live video last week. You can see the replay on Facebook or on YouTube. Don't forget to tune in tomorrow to see what I'm making! I go live on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am Melbourne time...you can click here to see what time that is where you are!
In this video I showed off the Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Thoughtful Blooms, and its coordinating Small Bloom Punch. You can see both on pp. 12-13 of the SAB brochure.
I took the general idea for this card from many I've seen on Pinterest, Facebook and blogs. The strip of Designer Series Paper is from Best Dressed, but one could substitute plain or embossed card stock, ribbon or baker's twine as well.
This one is CASE'd from the one on p. 12 of the SAB brochure (top, right). I made it my own by switching up the Designer Series Paper (this is from Peaceful Poppies), the colour scheme, and the sizing.
For a more contemporary take I chose to make a repeating, ombré pattern with this graphic stamp. Watch the video to see how I used my Stamparatus to get everything lined up just right.
Here's what I used to make these cards:
In my January Monthly Card Class I gave participants a choice of ways to make this final card.
For this card we cut the Detailed Heart die using a variety of papers, from Glimmer Paper to plain Whisper White and Real Red cardstock. They all feature a sentiment from the Heart to Heart stamp set with the fabulous stamped frame that coordinates with the Story Label punch.
Some people are all about the sparkle - the more the better! For this card we cut Rose Glimmer Paper and filled in with miscellaneous Glimmer Paper hearts cut from scraps in my stash.
Others wanted to go a more subtle route. This one is so simple it doesn't have any extra hearts filled in, just the ones left by the die. The sentiment is stamped in VersaMark and heat set with Whisper White Stampin' Emboss Powder. I did add one extra Whisper White heart to it.
And this one is in between the other two...plain Whisper White on Real Red, but with a few Red and Sparkle Glimmer paper hearts added.
Here's what was used to make these cards:
I've been paper-crafting since 2006, and an Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2010. I love sharing my craft with others, either through classes or by creating special cards and gifts that meet their needs. Join me in creating fun!