Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Friends and Felt Flowers

Hello!  I'm breaking out the felt for this month's challenge at ODBD - Create your own die cut flowers.  I love felt flowers because they are still thin enough to go through the mail easily.  Here I used some dark pink and light pink felt with the Pretty Posies die along with the leaves from the Aster dies.  The  Lattice Background is set against a sheet from the Shabby Rose Collection.  I love this sentiment from To My Friend (this area is so transient!) and had it framed with Ornate Oval mid sized die.





I hope you can play along with this month's challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge:  Spring has Sprung- Create your own die cut flowers.  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 30 to link to the ODBD blog.


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Blessings on Dancing Butterfly

Hello, I'm over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog with this card!  Hop on over there to read the instructions and the product list!  Don't forget to leave some love!



Friday, April 14, 2017

A friend loves at all times


Today I have a quick and easy card using emboss resist.  The dandelions in this months release from Our Daily Bread Designs is perfect for emboss resist because you can combine such fun colors to set off the beautiful and delicate petals of the dandelion.  And I love it that the To My Friend stamp set includes two different sizes of the dandelion!

My tranquil background is made using Distress Inks (Blueprint Sketch, Broken China, Evergreen Bough, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, and Mermaid Lagoon).  The Scripture is embossed on white in the same card stock as the card base and then matted with a white pierced circle.  My final touch is to add sequins matching the distress inks.



For more inspiration using the April Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog and the Design Team's blogs:
Dawn * Cathy * Lori * Helen * Kathy * Lisa 
Diana * Sandee * Julie * Sabrina * Robin




Thursday, April 13, 2017

Special Birthday

I have a niece who is turning 21 this month so I made this special card for her.  The message is made by combining two different Quietfire Design die sets:  Special Moments and happy birthday 2.  The "21" is from Lawn Fawn but the "st" is surgically cut the Christmas die cut!  I didn't want to mix too many "fonts" on the card.  The 21st is anchored on a doily and a cluster of Wild Orchid Flowers complete the card.

Diana Nguyen, Quietfire Design, birthday, Wild Orchid Flowers, Lawn Fawn, Our Daily Bread Designs, Doily

Purple is hard to photograph but it's one of my favorite colors to work with.







Special Moments - Metal Cutting Dies



happy birthday 2 - Metal Cutting Dies


Merry Christmas 2 - Metal Cutting Dies 1235














Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Always here for you


Do you enjoy making your own flowers?  Though more time consuming, it's a great technique to learn because you can color match so much easier when you make the flowers yourself.  For this card, I made small buds with the Rose die against a white on white Lattice Background.  To make the rose, I use the smallest dies on yellow card stock and sponged the edges with an orange ink.  I then curled the petals and used a green semi-circle to anchor the petals.  I added a sentiment from To My Friend framed using the Squares die and  Pierced Squares dies with matching yellow/orange tones.  The Fancy Foliage die is a perfect "vine" for the flowers to bloom upon.

Finally, I added a pop of the complimentary color purple by adding a butterfly using the Fancy Fritillary die.  I love how this card turned out even though yellow and orange may be my least favorite colors.  :)



I hope you can play along with this month's challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge:  

Spring has Sprung- Create your own die cut flowers

.  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 30 to link to the ODBD blog.

Challenges I am playing in: