We’ve had lots of wind and rain today…our temperatures have dropped significantly. Its kind of a relief from the hot sun, as long as it doesn’t linger!
As usual, its been a busy week. My daughter deals with three chronic illnesses and we’ve had Dr’s appointments this week with more coming up.
I didn’t get to spend a lot of time cardmaking this week but I did make a set of July 4th cards.
I went to my local craft store this week and found paper packs by Photoplay called Gnome for the Holidays. They ahve the cutest gnome themed papers for lots of holidays…Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas etc. I used the July 4th pack and created these cards.
I just used the paper in the pack to layer and create the cards. I added twine and enamel dots to some.
I didn’t do any stamping on these. Its all just layered or die cut paper. I really love patterned paper so its fun for me to do a set like these. I can’t wait to use the other sets for Halloween etc.
They also had stamps and dies for these holiday gnomes, so I will be making some cards with those too.
I love butterflies. We have had a swallow tail butterfly hanging around our yard for a little while. Some people believe that when a butterfly is near, a loved one from the other side is saying hello. Its nice to think that could be true.
Today I made a couple of cards featuring butterflies. Both of them were made in the same way although I made the backgrounds different.
For this one I stamped the butterflies and the sentiment in black versafine ink and then used clear emobossing powder and heat set it. Then I cut masks and covered the butterflies and then used a striped stencil and three shades of distress inks to create the background. I used Arteza real brush markers to color the butterflies. I then framed the main panel with black cardstock to make it pop and adhered it to a white card base.
This card was made the same way, just using a different sentiment and a different stencil. I used 3 shades of purple distress inks for the background.
There’s not a lot going on so lets just jump in and share a card!
This is a card I made the other day so we will start out with this one.
This is a slimline card (9″x4″) I made using a stamp set from My Favorite Things called “Party Animals”. I will add all the links below. I stamped the images and then colored them with a mixture of copic and spectrum noir alcohol makers. I stamp with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Neenah Classic Crest 80lb solar white cardstock. After the images were colored I fussy cut them out.
I used Whimsy stamps Slimline Marquee Die for the “windows”. I created some clouds with distress oxide inks in tumbled glass and used the mini edge clouds stencil from My favorite things. I cut some grass with the Honey Bee stamps grass border die.
To create the card base I used Recollections heavy weight white cardstock from Michaels. I use it all the time for my card bases and really like it. I cut it to 9″x8″ and scored and folded it at 4″.
I used some photo play paper that I had lying around to create the background and to cover the “window” part of the card. I made sure to stamp my sentiments before I started to construct the card. I then used foam tape to prop up the window panel and then added the images with a mixture of liquid glue and foam tape.
So that is pretty much it for this card. I hope you like it. I enjoy doing slimline cards as it gives you more space to work with. I’ll be back soon with another card.