Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Celebrating 19

My nephew is turning 19 this year (wow!) and as you know, masculine cards are hard to make but I came up a fun yet masculine card using coloring bursts and the new stamps and dies from ODBD.

I started off with a blue card base and then a white layer above.  I used color bursts for a fun organic splash of color.  I then die cut the ODBD Large Number dies to personalize it for him.  The Celebrating from the new anniversary set Celebration clear stamp set was white embossed on blue card stock and then die cut using ODBD Double Stitched Pennant Flags die.  The white layer was then popped up with fun foam so that the numbers would be emphasized.

I hope you can play along with this month's challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge:  Anything with ODBD stamps.  And if you'd like more inspiration, please check out by my talented Challenge Team sisters ChrisJulie, and Robin.  Remember that you have until April 2 to link to the ODBD blog.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Thank you

Here is another card I made during my craft play date.  My friend brought along her Sweet and Sassy Stamp set Kindness set and we combined it with A Way With Words thank you die set.

The different sizes of the dogwood was clear embossed on white cardstock and then sponged over with distress ink Worn Lipstick.  I then added the thank you in gray with a white offset.

thank you - Metal Cutting Dies

Friday, March 17, 2017


Gold embossing is one of those things that look so elegant and beautiful but I always forget this particular technique.  So I broke out my gold embossing and combined Altenew's Beautiful Day and A Way with Words Prayers metal die.  

The prayers metal die was cut on a copper metal craft sheet and then adhered to a black layer for a shadow look.  The peony was colored with Copics (G14, YG11, E000, RV21 ).  Honestly, I had not intended this light colored peony but since I am still building up my Copic collection, this is what I ended up with.  I kind of like it. 

Thanks for looking!  Have a great day!

Challenges I am playing in:

Blessings Prayers - Metal Cutting Dies

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Tulip Side-step card

Have you enjoyed the new stamps and dies from Our Daily Bread Designs?  I chose to highlight the side step card today.  This is a great die that gets the cut and fold just right - no measuring needed!  

I started with some light blue card stock. I then added some grass and a no-line watercolored Tulip (I also used the coordinating Tulip die to save me on some fussy cutting).  To make it more like outside, I added some clouds and some grass.  The Circle Scalloped Rectangles was perfect for framing the butterfly shape die cut (from the  Trois Papillons die set) of my sentiment Happy Spring from the same Tulip stamp set.

For more inspiration using the March Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog and the DT's blogs:

Dawn * Cathy * Lisa * Helen * Kathy * Sandee 
Sabrina * Robin * Diana Lori * Julie

Monday, March 13, 2017

Always Believe

Once those distress inks are out on my desk, I can't help but keep using them!  To make this colorful card, I sponged distress inks at the top of the base layer of the card and on the smaller layer, I did the bottom half with a lighter hand.  

The top was stamped with the quote from Quietfire Design: 

I emphasized the Always from the quote by adding a die with a black shadow to the bottom of the card.

My final touch was to add some dew drops to the card.

Always Believe - Mounted

Always - Metal Cutting Die