This is a card I made last year for a card night with some of the lovely ladies who come and stamp with me. At the time, I looked everywhere for inspiration with this stamp set, Serene Silhouettes, but in the end I was inspired by one of my own cards! Honestly, that doesn’t happen often. But this is the card that inspired me here.
I really like this colour combo of Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla.
Here is a close up of the same card with the sentiment “just for you” instead:
This is the Swallowtail stamp, inked and Versamark and heat-embossed with black powder.
I love the colours Black and Crumb Cake together! And Versamark ink is so useful. Along with the embossing powder, I’ve also stamped Serene Silhouettes for a background effect in Versamark ink. There is a Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp, “with sympathy”, stamped in the corner of the card with black ink.
This is another Forever Young card, and this time I embossed the lovely tree and girl on Crumb Cake cardstock.
It’s a simple card. The paper is Crumb Cake, the now retired Newsprint DSP, Basic Black and Very Vanilla. The wide Basic Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon is my favourite on this card. I don’t use this ribbon enough!
The sentiment is from that wonderfully useful stamp set, Teeny Tiny Sentiments.
Remember when I used to blog? I’m so sorry it’s been so so so long. You would think with three gorgeous kids at school now (kindy, year 1 and year 2), I would have more time. BUT (there is always a but). My business has taken off (I haven’t even advertised yet). All my work comes via word of mouth. This is good, but means my time must be devoted to clients first. Fortunately, even though I’ve lacked in blogging I have still been creating! So, I have a lot of photos to share and I hope I can get on a roll again so you, I hope, can find inspiration when you visit.
This is a card I created last year and was inspired by Teneale Williams here. Teneale has such amazing work, you must visit (if you haven’t before)!
The colour combination is Basic Black and Concord Crush. I’ve used Basic Black cardstock, the 2010-2012 In Color Patterns DSP Stack and the old Newsprint DSP. I embossed the images using versamark and black embossing powder and finished off the card with a Vintage brad and a strip of Very Vanilla paper punched with the Lace Ribbon border punch.
This is a close up of the sentiment stamped using Teeny Tiny Sentiments.
This is another masculine birthday card – this one for my new BIL 🙂
I was inspired by this lovely manly card here on Splitcoaststampers. Thanks mwben! So, for my card, I kept to the Newsprint DSP colours – Basic Black and Very Vanilla, except I brightened the card up a little with some Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain ribbon. Then I sponged around the edges of the DSP and the stamped tree with Basic Black to add a vintage look. The sentiment came from the ever-handy Teeny Tiny Sentiments (a must-have stamp set).
Now, SU have a new product in the Summer Mini (you can click to see the catalogue on the right bar of this page) – and it’s the Gold Glow Smooch Spritz – which I LOVE! I’ve been smooching everything, lol! It’s a great effect. This is a close-up of the gold smooching over the tree:
And this card took no more than 20 minutes to make – easy peasy!