Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Giddy Up Cards

Good Morning!  Beth from Beth's Beauties here today.  The cards I am sharing with you use two Raisin Boat stamp sets called Giddy Up! and Urban Cowgirl.  Those sets work so well together!
First up, the sleek masculine card.  I promised masculine cards for you this month, and here it is!  The stitched background decoration was from the Urban Cowgirl set and the sentiment is from Giddy Up!.  They were stamped in Pumice Stone Distress Oxide.  I love how the Distress Oxides POP off of the dark cardstock!  I used my stamp platform to ensure all of my stamps were lined up perfectly and to double stamp the Distress Oxides to make them brighter.
I stamped the horse head from Giddy Up! using Versafine Onyx Black ink and die cut around it using a GMD slash stitched oval die.  I also matted behind that with the larger size of die cut.  Those were popped up with foam tape.  The only embellishment was three silver adhesive dots at the bottom.
Of course I had to make a card with pink for those cowgirls too!  It was made in the same manner, but this one is more rustic than the previous card.
The main differences are the stamped background stitching in Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide and the coloring in of the horse.  I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink and my aqua brush to watercolor the horse.  I thought it matched the background cardstock well!  I also stamped the sentiment in black on this card to make it stand out better from the brown.
Make sure you join me again next Wednesday for another set of cards that can be loved by guys, gals, and kids alike!
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Elegance and Grace

Hello, Jeanette here from the design team. I'm so glad you've stopped by the blog today. For today's card I am using the On Pointe stamp set. I've always thought ballerinas are so elegant in their fancy dresses and I'm mesmerized by the grace with which they move. This stamp set captures both of those ideas - elegant and grace.

Just look at her -
She's a true beauty!



And she's not the only ballerina in the set:



I wanted her to be the focal part of my card so I multi-matted her to make her stand out. I also stamped the pair of ballerina shoes in the bottom right corner. I liked the bold stripe for a bit of grounding, but I also altered one stripe of it by placing a piece of skinny Washi Tape on it - the white strip that has the hearts on it.



I also decorated the inside of my card:



Be sure to head over to the SumMore Fun store to take a look at both the On Pointe stamp set and all the other goodies there, too. You'll surely find some bargains!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Football Birthday Card

Good Morning!  Beth from Beth's Beauties here with you today.  I'm back with another masculine card to share this week!  It uses the Raisin Boat First Down and Varsity Locker stamp sets from SumMore Fun
I started by stamping the football field stamp from RB First Down using Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink.  I used colored pencil to shade in the goal posts.  Next, I stamped the football onto kraft cardstock using brown ink, then cut around it using my Brother Scan N Cut.  I shaded the football tee with white gel pen.  I popped that off of the football field panel with foam tape.  The sentiment was from the RB Varsity Locker stamp set and I stamped that in black.  Other products used include Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles embossing folder, Gridiron washi tape, solid color cardstocks, and Glue Dots permanent premium gluetape runner.

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Guest design team member Ashley's coldest weather

Good morning today we are joined by the lovely Ashley from The Corner of Markland and Main
she has made a stunning card using our Winter Heart and Sole stamps set:



To make her card base, she started with watercolor paper and used a distress oxide ink to paint the background, using an embossing heat gun to dry it. She then flicked some water on it to create that oxidized look.


Next, using a puffy white embossing powder she heat emboss the tree which gave it a snow effect. The sentiment was added with a fine detail gold embossing powder. For a finishing touch she added some white twine from my stash.

Ashley this is a gorgeous card, thanks for joining us and if you like what you see please hop over to Ashley's blog and leave her some love.



Sunday, February 3, 2019

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Hello, Jeanette here from the design team. Are you excited about some football? It's Super Bowl weekend!

However, today's blog post isn't about football, it's about America's favorite pastime.....


BASEBALL!



I think this may be my favorite Victorine Originals stamp set:





The stamp set includes a fabulous baseball stamp - actually two of them in different sizes - but for my card I chose to use a baseball brad instead. 




I did add one of the stamped baseballs inside my card:




Okay, I'm out of here... I hope your team wins!  


Jeanette