I’m back to share a set of handmade cards I made as a thank you gift:
I used a variety of distress inks and rubbed them gently over a Heidi Swapp stencil.
I sprayed the cardstock with some shimmer spray, used glitter cardstock for the sentiments, and then some final touches of sequins.
My little scottie decided the help keep watch over the cards as they were drying.
Hope you are having a wonderful Easter weekend!
It’s that time of year now…holiday cards are in the works but in the meantime there will be little shaker birthday cards =)
I made this card to look my nephew holding balloons and sending them off for someone’s birthday!
I love shaker cards and I can’t wait to order some more sequins from pretty pink posh!
Yes…yes..and yes! I finally got my hands on the awesome-super cool fuse tool! (project life edition)
I love how I can make all these mini shaker pockets and fill it with tons of sequins.
For this birthday card, I started from the bottom up and filled it with the same gold/silver shaker bits. I love how it turned out.
I stamped a few silver stars on the cardstock to give a background for the sequins. My next project will be adding photographs to the pockets for a personalized touch.
I always say I won’t give into the new stamping hype but here I am a fan of the fuse tool! Thank you Becky Higgins for making it in white!
So here is a card where I finally “mastered” the gold foil applied to cardstock via heat technique…
I almost like it better with less gold foil believe it or not!
For this card, I added a few more elements including the die cut gold foil heart and banner with a gold staple. I actually used this card for a masculine birthday card and it was well loved by the recipient. More gold foil coming this way!
I wanted to do a little throw back to this lawn fawn stamp set that was super popular a few years ago…
I made this into another shaker window card and used chalk inks to get that soft grass and sky background. It is a bit hard to see from the photos but I stamped “Birthday” on some vellum paper.
For some finishing touches I added white enamel dots to the border. Skunks are good for spring right??? lol.
I don’t have a green thumb – so here is my solution for the few succulents that didn’t quite make it the last few weeks…
TA DA! Create your own succulents! (I have the greatest BFF in the world! She sent me this adorable succulent stamp set so I could stamp my heart away.) I created the background using watercolors and colored the little plants with copic makers.
I love this stamp set from Hero Arts because you can mix and match all the plants and flowers to make your own little creations. For future cards, I will try and be more bold with color plants and flowers.
I say be adventurous and try your own!
Is bad? Well if so…I can’t help it! I made another version of this card!
For the happy sentiment, I added layers of the gold glitter embossing powder and then more gold thread behind the stitched circles.
I used distress inks for the rainbow colors and tried to give a soft glow along the edges.
I love the fun color combinations! And of course, gold foil stars makes everything fabulous =)
I figured since it’s the new year I should try a new style of stamping! Welcome Painted Flowers by Altenew!
Aren’t these flowers just beautiful? I started with my lightest shade of pink ink and then I stamped a darker pink ink for the shadows. I did the same for the purple flowers!
For the sentiment, I made two layers of the “happy” die cut and then cleared embossed it twice to get the bubbly dome look. I added some fun foam to the large cross-stitch border before adhering it to the card base.
As for the final touches, I used my wink of stella to color the flower petals and I added little hearts and circle enamel dots. My next technique will be to try out this stamp set with water colors!
Useful Tip: So the way the stamps come in the package it’s not very clear which stamps together make a flower. Here is what it looks like:
To solve this problem and save myself a ton of time, I used using staz-on ink and made guide just like this one on some clear transparency:
Now I have all of my stamps lined up next to each other and I know stamping them together will create a certain flower! Hope that is a helpful tip for you!
So I walked into my local Michaels and simply fell in love with this Heidi Swapp Gold Foil Kit for Project life:
It is so pretty!!! I have made about three different Project Life pages using the beautiful gold foiled cards. As if that were not enough, I decided to make some shaker cards from the 3×4 Project Life cards and this is what I came up with:
Again, I used the Ranger Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder and made the background on Vellum. I used a heart die cut to make the little window and filled the shaker with an assortment of sequins. Shake shake shake!
So pretty and it looks so glamorous too!
Happy New Year! I am officially obsessed with all things gold and glittery…
I made a bunch of cards for the new year using some awesome Ranger Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder and fabulous stamps from Winnie & Walter.
I love how the gold glitters on the Vellum!
Makes me happy! Happy 2015!
I can’t believe the Christmas card season was here and now gone! So, I guess I will get back to making other fun cards for the rest of the year!
I was really excited to try these balloon stamps from Mama Elephant. I stamped them in various hero arts shadow inks and added glossy accents to the top layer.
I am currently obsessed with anything gold foil! Please please please I hope someone makes an awesome pack of patterned gold foil paper!
I have been trying to make cards with the gold thread in the background. I have to admit it is hard just to let the thread go which ever way it wants to! But I am really loving the messy look:
For this card, I wanted to make it sort of masculine so I thought it would be funny to add a little mustache to the little mama elephant critters! I recommend using glue dots to keep the thread in place.
I kept the background colors simple and I think this card looks much better in real life! Hope you are having a great week!
Here is one of my last cards using the chevron stencil and embossing paste!
I love this color combination and decided to make a little shaker card with this adorable baby giraffe!
Here is a closer look at the embossing paste after I added glitter. Isn’t it just so beautiful? I love it!
Fun fact about giraffes: The age of a giraffe can be calculated from its spots. The darker the spots, the older the giraffe!
Roar…I’m sure that’s what you would hear if you took a bite into this little cupcake!
I just love this gold ink and background stamp. It’s that perfect combination.
Enjoy a ferocious bite!
“Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof!” – Happy Happy Happy birthday!
I used adorable patterned paper from Lawn Fawn for this card. I love the heart garland!
For the balloons, I applied a few different inks using my sponge daubers. I have to admit now that I have my picture frame storage I am using a lot more of my embellishments (i.e. the white flower bling) for cards and projects. Such a great idea!
Thanks for visiting!