Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Perfect Plaid

Hello everyone,

Today's post is another masculine/neutral birthday card.


The printed paper is of unknown origin layered on a navy and green Bazzill.  The sentiment is Stampendous Graceful Birthday stamped in Close To My Heart Outdoor Denim on Recollections White and layered on more Bazzill navy.  The banners are punched from Classic Red Bazzill.  The embellishments are Mark Richards 3mm Silver Metal.

As with yesterday's card, this is a very straightforward layout that focuses on the great printed paper.  Though it doesn't show all that well in this photo.  The card base is a tan cardstock that matches perfectly with the beige stripe in the plan.  I debated adding the small silver embellishments but given the size, and the simplicity of the card overall, the don't appear too frou frou.  A great result!

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

Gisèle

Monday, March 13, 2017

Dots And Banners

Hello everyone,

Today's card uses more fantastic Crop A While donated paper.


The printed paper is of unknown origin layered on a green and brown Bazzill.  The sentiment is Rubbernecker Happy Birthday stamped in Stampin' Up Early Espresso on a Bazzill White and layered on more green and brown.  The sentiment panel was die cut with Stampin' Up / Sizzix Banners Framelits.  The embellishments are Fabricland.

I think this is a great masculine card.  I love the colours as well as the combination of dots and banners.  The layered banners add interest and I think look really cool against the dotted background.  I also love the gold dot embellishments as they work so very well with the printed paper.  I'm very pleased with this results.

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

Gisèle

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Splattered Wishes

Hello everyone,

I know it's been a while since my last post but my cardmaking mojo has taken a dive the last few weeks and I've had no gumption whatsoever to sit down at my desk.  Sometimes, you just have to take a break.

I've had these next few cards crafted for weeks but just haven't sat down to post them.


The printed paper is of unknown origin layered on Bazzill yellow and light blue.  The sentiment is Stampin' Up Happy Celebrations stamped in Not Quite Navy and Baja Breeze on a Bazzill white and layered on more Bazzill yellow.

Before my mojo disappeared, I was working on a series of masculine/neutral cards with paper that was generously donated by a local scrapbooking store Crop A While.  I particularly loved the brightly coloured splatter.  This card also gave me the perfect excuse to experiment with some of the new Stampin' Up stamps I recently acquired.  This stamp set is not in my usual style but it struck me as really versatile for both masculine, feminine, neutral and kid cards.  As if I really needed another stamp set!

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

Gisèle

Friday, February 10, 2017

All Vertical

Hello everyone,

Today's post is another masculine inspired card.


The printed papers are of unknown origin layered on Bazzill grey.  The images are Stampin' Up Gorgeous Grunge, Work of Art and Timeless Textures stamped in Stampin' Up Brocade Blue, Bordering Blue and Smoky Slate, and Altenew Caribbean Sky on a white of unknown origin.  The sentiment is Rubbernecker Happy Birthday stamped in Close To My Heart Outdoor Denim on more white of unknown origin.  The silver strip on the image panel is Close To My Heart Silver Foil Tape.  The image panel also includes five dots of Silver Pearl Liquid Pearls.

This donated printed paper was particularly inspiring as I loved the colours and the pattern.  It seemed obvious to me that it was perfect for a masculine birthday card.  The elements all went vertical (although they could easily have been horizontal) because I chose this simple vertical Rubbernecker sentiment.  A great result.

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

Gisèle

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Patterned Thanks

Hello everyone,

Today's post is another card crafted for our annual charity card sale.


The printed paper is of unknown origin layered on Bazzill Bitter Chocolate.  The sentiment is Stampin' Up So Very Much stamped in Early Espresso and Close To My Heart Sunset on a vanilla of unknown origin.  The embellishments are Michael's Yellow Pop Metal Studs.

This is a super simple card with three layers, a fabulous sentiment and a few embellishments.  My girlfriends and I make a lot of cards (I mean dozens upon dozens) for this sale so keeping them quick and easy to craft is key.  I love using a strong sentiment such as this because it packs a lot of punch.  Any time I go through the donated supplies I am so inspired by many of the gems I find.  This particular printed paper is certainly not one which I would have purchased but it worked perfectly for this rather masculine card.

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

Gisèle

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Vintage Anniversary

Hello everyone,

Today's post is a card crafted for an annual charity card sale at work.


The printed paper is of unknown origin layered on a vanilla also of unknown origin and a Bazzill green.  The image is Stampin' Up Creative Elements stamped in Close To My Heart Slate on more vanilla of unknown origin and highlighted with Diamond Stickles.  The sentiment is Verve Love Story stamped in Altenew Grapevine.

One of our fantastic local scrapbooking stores, Crop A While, puts aside boxes of leftover supplies which I sort through for bits and pieces that I can use for these cards.  Anything I can't make use of, I donate to a number of local charities and children's groups.  These donated supplies make a huge difference and their generosity leaves me speechless.  All the paper elements of this card were found among the treasures they passed along.  I thought the vintage elegance of this printed paper would make a lovely, if pretty simple, anniversary card.

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

Gisèle

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Much Love

Hello everyone,

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


The printed papers are BoBunny Crush layered on Recollections Black and Bazzill red.  The image is Inkadinkado Stamped in Versafine Onyx Black on Recollections White.  The sentiment is Stampin' Up Well Scripted stamped in Close To My Heart Tulip on Recollections White.  The embellishment is Kaisercraft Heart Sparkles.

There is something about this little panda that I can't resist.  My daughter is a huge panda fan and it was a lot of fun to incorporate this little guy into her valentine.  I thought it was particularly inspiring to affix the sparkly heart embellishment in just the perfect spot.  I really love the mix of patterned paper.  It's busy and fun!  I think though, without the solid paper reveals, it just wouldn't work very well.

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

Gisèle