It’s funny how I know that I dream most nights as I sleep, but I rarely remember what those dreams are about once I wake up. There’s probably someone out there that could interpret that for me……however…..it’s really not that important to me that I remember what I dream about!
Miss Lynn (FMcrafter) is hosting this weeks Mix It Up challenge and she challenged us to use glitter. LOL……I was pretty sure I could handle this challenge as I’m adding the bling and/or glitter to allot of my cards. For this card however, I was dying to try out a glitter embossing powder I’d received as a hostess gift from an Embossed Cardstock swap I’d hosted last fall. I just love the look of this stuff against a black cardstock…..check it out!!
Check this out!! The butterfly stamp is from one of my favorite sets from Close To My Heart called ‘Find Your Style’ and I’ve used this swirly butterfly alot! That glitter embossing powder is by Stampendous and is called ‘Blue Tinsel’. I tell you, it’s very stricking in real life. I just had to add some extra bling…..the matchy matchy bow and the little Dream sentiment which is from my Close To My Heart ‘Live Inspired’ set. It was stamped with a Versamark and then heat embossed in black.
That’s it for my challenge cards that I did up for this week…..I think I may post one more card and then call it a night. Thank you so much for checking this out!
Hey there my blog friends!! I love brown and black together…..I like Kraft cardstock and black together even better!! This is the third card I’ve made for the challenge I’m hosting over in the Mix It Up challenge thread over on SCS. Check it out!! Mix It Up.
I really like this black satin ribbon. I also love my peg bow maker that I made myself…..very rough variation of it, but it works like a charm!! Speaking of which…isn’t that pearl charm gorgeous?! It’s another one of my treasures from Making Memories and their Vintage Groove II line. I just love these little trinkets and my friend Lynn got me hooked on them when she happened to include a couple of the sets in a package she sent me a while ago. The background on the Kraft paper is made using my Versamark ink pad and a cute little ‘craft smart’stamp I picked up in the $1.50 bin at Michael’s. I just stamped it in a pattern on the front of the card and it made this subtle but elegant background for my card.\
Look at this border I made on the card using half pearls, rhinestones and yup…..buttons!! Again, I saw this border idea in a craft magazine and just had to give it a try! I really like how it turned out and I think I’ll be using it again. I stamped the word Bliss, another little treasure I found in the $1.50 bin at Michael’s and it made by Hampton Art and their ‘studio g’ line. I stamped it with my Versamark and then embossed it with clear embossing powder to make it pop just that much more. I dotted the I with a half pearl and put a string of bling along the bottom….pop dotted it onto the card, and all done!!
And here’s the whole card. I like how it turned out and I think it would make a very nice wedding card. That’s it…..I’m going to drag my butt to bed now…..hopefully the girls haven’t all ran away from the challenge this week!! Thanks so much for dropping by…..I love visitors and I love reading your comments!!!
Hello Blog friends! 🙂 There’s been another frenzie of cardmaking happening again with our CAS (Clean and simple) challenge for this week. No layers, no more than two colors of ink, no embellishments of any kind…..how hard could this be??!!
I started out with a dark brown piece of cardstock from one of my Recolection cardstock packages from Michael’s and then grabbed my Versamark stamp pad. I love this stamp pad and don’t use it near enough. It’s not a color…..what it does is change the color of the cardstock you stamp it on to one shade darker. Clever now aren’t I?? So technically, my images aren’t stamped in a color at all…..it’s like a watermark. So that left me with my two colors of ink I could use. This swirly flowery stamp is from Inkadinkado. I grabbed my Ranger Distress Inks in Peeled Paint and Fired Brick. I used my Stampin’ Up! blender pens and colored in just my flowers and my leaves. I love the way the Distress Inks leave a very subtle color behind.
Aren’t these little butterflies cute??!! This single little butterfly is part of a two sheet set of stamps from Close To My Heart called Sentiments. I love this stamp set as it has soo many little sentiments that can be mixed and matched. And a whole bunch of little images to use too…..love it!! I colored them in with my Peeled Paint Distress Ink. The little dotted trail for the butterflies was done using an embossing pen I have that works like the Versamark stamp pad…..just changes the color of the cardstock….teehee!!!
Here’s the sentiment I used on this card. I love this one and found it in the $1.50 bin a Michael’s a while back. It’s a Hampton Art Studio G stamp. I stamped it in the versamark as well.
So, here’s the whole card. I really quite like it with the subtle color mixed in with the images. These cards would be allot cheaper to mail than my layered ones!!!
That’s it for tonight. I’m off to get some cards bundled up to send to my mom and then hit the hay!!