Tuesday, March 21, 2017
A Couple of Creations
I feel like I am playing constant catch-up, these last couple of weeks, so I have been doubling up on some challenge posts. My first card is for the challenge at Use Your Stuff #256, which is Doilies. I saw a design similar to this, over on Pinterest and it looked like fun to create with.
My designer paper is from American Crafts and is called Cool Pool. Yes I know I reversed the pattern on my half circles. I looked more pleasing to my eye. I started with a white base of Neenah, added a layer of designer paper, then a doily cut in half. The circles were created with a stitched circle die from Gina Marie. My center piece is a stitched oval from MFT, a tall grass die cut from Sweet n' Sassy stamps, and a stitched bunny and bow from Lil Inkers. I added Prima mini flowers and pearls as embellishments.
I would also like to enter this card at Addicted to Stamps #144, which is Easter. Also the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is to use more than one punch or die. I used plenty of dies!
My second card is for Cards in Envy, where the challenge is Black & White. I just love b&w cards! I decided to create a wedding card, since the season is close upon us.
The designer paper is from a very old pad from Making Memories, called Black Tie. I added a floral diecut from SU!, to my right edge. The die is from a set called So Detailed Thinlets. I again used a MFT stitched oval as my focal piece. Before sticking it, I decided to add a ribbon of 1/8 inch fine dots. My stamps and sentiments are from Inkadinkado called Wedding/Marriage.Next came the leaves and flower spray at the top. The leaves are a very old die from SU!, and I do believe it is the first die I ever owned. They are cut from a charcoal grey metallic card stock. The flowers are from SU! mini punches, with added pearl centers.
We had a couple of really nice days here in Eastern PA, but it sounds like winters chill will be back tonight. Stay warm and cozy! I am sorry for the long post and hope you made it through it!
I just realized that my card has no stamping at all, (how did I manage that?) so it will not be eligible at Addicted to Stamps, sorry!