Monday, February 19, 2018

An Elephant ~ Just For You!

Did you think I was really going to give you an elephant?  Why, yes I am!  
I hope this card  brings a smile to your face.
 I made it for the current challenge going on over at Color Throwdown Color Challenge
The purple color I used is a bit more muted than the color on the  inspiration photo but hopefully it will pass muster.
I used dies from Marianne Designs (Elephant), Echo Park (Palm Leaves) and Altenew (Balloon ~ Birthday Greetings).
I'll also be adding this card to the following challenges:
AAA Cards ~ Die Cuts Only (except for the sentiment, it's all die cuts)
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Inspiring Shaker Card

Hello there.  Take the time to let someone know you're thinking of them by making and sending some snail mail.  Here's a sweet shaker card using Cut Cardstock Linen cardstock.

Here's a snapshot of products I used:

I started by die cutting the Bright White Linen cardstock using the Say It With Florals Die and then stamping the flowers around the framed opening using the coordinating Say It With Florals stamp set.  I wish you could see how wonderful the stamping looks on the textured linen.  I love the look!  Once I was done with the stamping, I adhered a piece of clear acetate to the back of the stamped frame using Score Tape Double Sided Adhesive.

I then cut 5 of the same dies out of the 160# White Cougar cardstock.  This is the perfect cardstock for creating shaker cards because it is thick and sturdy.  Because of it's thickness I had to run these through my machine twice but I got nice clean cuts each time.

I then layered the die cut panels together using Tomow Mono Liquid Glue.  Just look at that depth!  

I heat embossed the sentiment in black onto the Aqua Basis Cardstock.
I then assembled the shaker card, adding sequins to the inside window and adhered the layered panel, using Score Tape Double Sided Adhesive around the edges and more Tombow Mono Liquid Glue around the detailed areas of the die cut.  
 Some pearl gems were added to the centers of the two die cut flowers to finish this card off.
I hope you'll check out the products I used in today's post and take advantage of this month's sale on all Classic Crest  and Linen Cardstock.  Don't forget to add coordinating Basis Envelopes to your shopping cart! 
Aqua - 25 pk

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Simple Chicks Valentine

Good morning friends~ I've got a card up today over at the Dies R Us Inspiration blog.
 Check out the blog for more details HERE.

ETA:  Thanks Darnell for suggesting I add this to the 
CAS Watercolor Challenge ~ Heart   

I'll also be adding this to the following challenges:
Simon Says Monday Challenge ~ Love is in the air
The Paper Players ~ Will you be my Valentine?

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Must be love

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

PTI 11th Anniversary Challenge

Hello ~ Papertrey Ink is celebrating their 11th anniversary this month ~ Congratulations PTI!
I chose Lizzie Jone's sketch to play along with their Anniversary celebrations.

I used the Circles Cover Plate, Jungle Buddies and a sentiment from Fillable Frames #4 to create not 1, not 2 but three adorable critter cards!

I have a bonus card for another challenge going on at Double D Challenges using sequins.

 I used a couple of water color ink stamp sets to color the background and then laid this lovely rose die cut from Winnie & Walter over the top.  
The sentiment is from PTI.

I'll also be adding this card to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
Sunday Stamps ~ Pops of Pink

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 2, 2018

Vintage Friend

Good morning friends~  I'm popping in with a card I made for Paptertrey Ink Make-It Monday with Stephanie Gold.  She's inspired us to create using differenty types of paper.
I haven't created a vintage style card in a long time so it felt good to go this route again using printed paper, old music print from an old hymnal, polka dotted vellum leaves from Songbirds and hearts from With All My Heart.

You can find all the details and join in on the fun HERE.  

Thanks for stopping by!