Monday, June 25, 2012

Mixed Bunch meets Flowering Flourishes

Here is a simple card we made at my New Catalog Open House yesterday.  It features three new In Colors -- Primrose Petals, Gumball Green, and Raspberry Ripple, as well as a new stamp set -- Flowering Flourishes and the new Bitty Banners framelits.

Of course, the flower is punched out using the Blossom Punch and Mixed Bunch stamp set, the flower stem is stamped in Gumball Green using the new Flowering Flourishes set, the Primrose Petals card base is stamped in Primrose ink with images from the Mixed Bunch stamp set as well.  A few basic rhinestones colored green with a green Sharpie, and ta dah! super simple, super cute card!  Of course, the little Happy Birthday is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, and cut out with the Bitty Banners framelits. :)  Just a little extra added something!

Happy Monday to each of you!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

A scholarly owl graduates!

Here is a simple graduation card to share with you.  I've seen the owl with a graduation cap in several different places, so this is my take on this little guy.  I created this card to make with a new friend who recently joined my stamping group and needed some graduation card ideas.

I know I've said it a hundred times, but this little owl punch has to be one of the most versatile punches we have.  From owls (of course:), to ghosts, to penguins, to cows,... lots and lots of critter possibilities with this one.

For the top of the grad hat, I used the Petite Pennant Builder punch, and just snipped the two base corners of the triangle piece off at an angle to form the diamond shape.  The base of the hat, is an oval -- with just the tip cropped off.  The wings are the scalloped oval punch, cut in half lengthwise, and the diploma is just a strip of scrap paper rolled up and tied with linen thread.

After embossing the black panel with the Vintage wallpaper embossing folder, I inked it with my white craft ink pad to make the pattern stand out.  The Designer paper frame around the owl, is made with the Labels Framelits -- with paper from the Brights paper stack.

And, that's pretty much it!  Some googly eyes put on with glue dots, some basic rhinestones, and the scalloped polka dotted ribbon and a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes and you have a lovely graduation card!

Happy Thursday to you!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Fabulous Peacock is truly a treasure!

I knew when I saw this new stamp set, World Treasures, it would be first on my list to order.  I just LOVE this peacock!  It is elegant and spectacular! 

I inked the peacock stamp first in Pool Party ink, then used a sponge dauber to add Lucky Limeade ink to the base of the tail, and Island Indigo ink to the tips of the feathers and then stamped it onto a die cut made with the Apothecary Accents Framelits -- another new favorite!  I then sponged the edges with the Island Indigo ink, and added some Dazzling diamonds glitter with my two-way glue pen.  The sentiment is stamped in Lucky Limeade ink and cut out with the same framelits, as was the shape behind the sentiment.  The Island Indigo panel is stamped in Island Indigo ink with another new favorite stamp set -- Flowering Flourishes.  What a beautiful, versatile set -- great for backgrounds, flower stems, and much, much more!  Can't wait to play some more with this set.

The ruffled Pool Party ribbon and basic Rhinestones add some spunk to this creation!  Come to my Open House next Sunday and make this beauty for FREE!  Read all about it here: New Catalog Open House and Huge BOGO sale!

Happy Saturday to each of you! :)