Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Happy Birthday to You

Hi friends.  Today I’m sharing a pretty floral birthday card using one of my favorite flower die sets from Cheery Lynn Designs along with some pretty ribbons and embellishments from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I have lots of layer on this card, but I think it’s pretty easy to see from the photo how the layers were assembled.  I just love the Square Frames die for square cards.

My blue/tan background paper was made using Distress Inks spritzed with water.  I tend to make extra when I make my Distress papers and I actually created another card in this same color scheme which you can see HERE.

My flowers and foliage were created with the Floral Bouquet die set from Cheery Lynn Designs which is such a versatile flower set.  I used some of the same paper from my background for the blue flower petals along with some navy and kraft color cardstock.  The layers were also inked with an old script stamp for some additional interest.  The flowers and foliage were cut and then shaped with a stylus and foam pad.  The flowers were layered and finished off with some cool Metal Gear Embellishments from Really Reasonable Ribbon for a cool industrial feel.  I added a pretty butterfly to the right side of the card to balance things out.
Cheery Lynn Dies used:
My card was finished off with a pretty bi-color double-loop bow made on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using Ivory and Capri Blue Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
For a video tutorial on how I created my pretty bow, please click HERE.

I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #197 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #282/283 – Anything Goes
TTCRD – Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge #21 – Special Occasions
Artistic Inspirations #179 – Anything Goes 
Crafting from the Heart #159 – Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas – May Flowers
Crafting with Dragonflies #80 – Lots of Flowers or Mother’s Day
Crafty Calendar – May Flowers
Scrap and Craft Inspiration #3 – Handmade Flowers
Craft for the Craic – May Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends #43 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #370 – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #130 – Anything Goes
Making Memories #5 – Anything Goes

 

Supplies:
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon
Stamp:  My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings Set
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list and links above)
Bow-it-All V3.0
Zutter 9-in-1 Tool
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black; Distress Ink Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain, Stormy Sky, Weathered Wood, Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Bundled Sage, Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles
Adhesives:  Stick It Adhesive SheetsScotch Advanced Tape GliderDesigner Dries Clear AdhesiveE6000
Metal Gear Embellishments
Natural Mulberry Paper

Friday, May 12, 2017

Birthday Wishes Card

Hey ribbon lovers.  Today I have a pretty birthday card to share with you featuring some bright colors and pretty ribbon and embellishments from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I love these bright colors for summer.  I made my background with Distress Inks and Distress Oxide Inks.  I used a stencil on the top and the bottom is just sponged and spritzed inks.

I didn’t have a lot of time to make flowers this time and this Indie Bouquet  die set from Cheery Lynn Designs has easy ‘cut and go’ flowers.  The foliage is from the Floral Bouquet Kit Die Set.  I adhered yellow 10mm Resin Pieces to the center of my flowers.

I stamped my sentiment and then added an orange layer and some white mulberry paper.  I wrapped a layered piece of ribbon consisting of 5/8″ apple green Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon and 3/8″ Citrus Chevron Grosgrain Ribbon across the middle of my card securing in the back.  I then adhered the sentiment oval on top of that ribbon band.
My bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using 5/8″ Daffodil and Tangerine Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I added an 8mm White Half Pearl to the center of my bow.
 
Supplies:
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Stamps:  Gina K Various Verses
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list and links above)
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black; Distress Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint; Distress Oxide Inks Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint
Hero Arts Floral Pattern Stencil
Clarity Stencil Brush Set
White Mulberry Paper
Pearl and Resin Embellishments
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Happy Mother’s Day

[For the Jo’s Scrap Shack Blog Hop, please click HERE.]

Hi friends.  Mother’s Day in the US is only a couple weeks away, so I’m sharing a pretty card that would make any Mom smile.  It features some of my favorite dies from Cheery Lynn Designs and gorgeous ribbon and embellishments from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I created my background paper with Distress Oxide inks.  I cut the Lattice 2 die on Stick It Adhesive backed white cardstock and adhered it to the top third of the card.  Under that I added the Sweetheart edger lace and I topped it with some 3/8″ Delphinium Double-faced Satin Ribbon to hide the seam where it all joins.

I printed my digital sentiment and cut it using the Oval dies and then matted using more of the oval dies.  I created some additional layers and it’s then all assembled on a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card base.

My pretty roses were made with the tea rose dies in small and medium.  I used alternating layers of dark purple cardstock and leftover Distress Oxide background paper.  I added some interest by stamping the petal layers with an old script background stamp.  I shaped the petals with a stylus and foam pad before assembling the flowers.  Once done they were added to my card under the sentiment panel.
 
Cheery Lynn Dies used:

My card was finished off with a pretty bi-color bow made on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using 5/8″ Delphinium and Turquoise Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I topped the bow off with a pretty 14mm White flower pearl embellishment.  I’ve also added three purple 10mm Round Flatback Resin pieces to the bottom of the card.

For a video tutorial on how to create this pretty bi-color bow, please click HERE.