Saturday, February 17, 2018

Terrific Toadstools

Hello everyone,

Today's post is another birthday card in this latest commissioned series.


The printed paper is DCWV Green Stack layered on a red and green Bazzill.  The sentiment is Avery Elle Brushed stamped on Recollections White in Stampin' Up Early Espresso and layered on more green Bazzill. The embellishments are Crafts and are highlighted with Lime Green Stickles.

When I was looking for papers for my girlfriend's cards, I came across this somewhat funky toadstool paper that I thought she'd find appealing.  This is obviously a really simple card.  Rows of images such as this can be, I find, limiting in terms of layouts.  I offset the sentiment to the left to add interest.  Finding embellishments in the perfect coordinating colours was just an utter fluke!

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Friday, February 16, 2018

Interestingly Inked

Hello everyone,

Today's post is a more general purpose card.


The printed paper is My Mind's Eye Vanity Fair layered on Stampin' Up Bravo Burgundy.  The image is Stampin' Up Just Believe stamped in Tsukineko Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate, Rust and Thyme on Recollections Vanilla.  The sentiment is Stampin' Up Teeny Tiny Wishes stamped in more Tsukineko Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate.  The banners were punched from more Bravo Burgundy.  The embellishments are brads of unknown origin.

One great thing about larger commissions such as this is that I have an opportunity to experiment.  I decided to try playing with inking.  The few Tsukineko inks I have are ovals which are easier to play with on these bigger stamps.  I particularly love this image and using only three colours of ink, I think I got a nice variety of colour on the image.  The ink colours don't match the background paper perfectly but it still works just fine.  The Kraft card base makes this card even more interesting.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Panda Love

Hello everyone,

Today's post is the valentine I crafted for my daughter.


The printed paper is of unknown origin layered on Recollections Red.  The image is Inkadinkado Heart stamped in Stampin' Up Real Red on Recollections White.  The panda is Stamp Magik Mini Pandas stamped in Versafine Onyx Black on more Recollections White.  The sentiment is Gina K Tag Lines stamped in Versafine Onyx Black. The card is highlighted with Diamond Stickles.

My daughter has always loved pandas and I don't think I ever crafted her a valentine with a panda.  This is another simple valentine with a focus on the heart and panda.  I had to do some fussy cutting with is certainly not something I do often.  I had originally planned to have the panda peek out from behind the heart but I the masking escaped me. This little guy works equally well.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

For Hubby

Hello everyone,

Today's post is the valentine I crafted for my husband.


The printed paper is of unknown origin layered on Recollections Black and Bazzill Red.  The sentiment is TPC Studio Hugs & Kisses stamped in Versafine Onyx Black on Recollections White.  The embellishments are Close To My Heart Enamel Hearts.

This awesome printed paper makes for an awesome valentine!  I love the 'graffiti' feel of the paper and I think it couldn't work better for a masculine card, even with the few touches of pink.  The layout is super simple to take full advantage of the great paper.  I'm so happy with the result and I know hubby will be happy too.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Fall Flavour

Hello everyone,

Today's post is a great autumn inspired neutral birthday card.


The printed paper is Camscan layered on a brown and rust Bazzill.  The sentiment is Rubbernecker Best Wishes stamped in Stampin' Up Early Espresso on Recollections Vanilla and layered on more rust.  The banner was punched from more brown.  The brads are of unknown origin.

My girlfriend has two sons and a daughter so I wanted to include some more neutral birthday cards in her assortment.  I love this autumn paper with the great maple leaf image and the lovely colours.  I used a kraft card base and chose brown and rust with which to coordinate as it just added to the overall fall theme.  I even found some copper coloured brads!  I especially love the layout with the sentiment seemingly hanging from the banner.  A great result!

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Monday, February 12, 2018

Truckin' It

Hello everyone,

Today's post is the birthday card is crafted for my girlfriend's two-year-old grandson.


The printed paper is Echo Park Little Man layered on a yellow Bazzill.  The sentiment is Flonz Happy Birthday stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.  The images are Twin Seven Stickers.

I'm so happy with this card!  It's absolutely perfect for a little guy who is totally into trucks.  I love the bright yellow background as it plays really well with the images in the printed paper and also the stickers.  It's a very simple card as there is no point in getting too elaborate with a toddler's card.  He'll love the trucks though, I'm sure.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Rockin' It

Hello everyone,

The next dozen or so posts are cards commissioned by a girlfriend who was looking for a dozen assorted cards including one for a grand daughter and a grandson.


The printed paper is DCWV Rockstar layered on DCWV Glitzy Glitter.  The sentiment is Flonz Happy Birthday stamped in Altenew Razzleberry on Recollections White and layered on more Glitzy Glitter.  The images are Stickah Stickers.  The card is highlighted with Silver Stickles.

My girlfriend has an eight year old grand daughter who is into hip hop.  I know nothing of hip hop!  After a little Googling, I figured a little glitter and pink would be a good start.  It's all about the music and though these stickers are more 'Rocker' than 'Hip Hop' I still think it works.  What eight year old doesn't have a soft spot for pink glitter?

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle