Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tall Flowers for Mom

I purchased the Tall Flowers die from Simon Says Stamp...thought it was just too cute!!  I made this card for my mom for Mother's Day...
I am not much of a colorer...so I die cut the total die, 3 times in green, and twice in red and white.  I cut the daisies and tulips off the white and red die cuts and layered them twice ON TOP of the 3 green die cuts that I adhered together, oh how I LOVE LAYERS!!  I added some enamel dots for the daisies and a sentiment from one of the new Simon Says Stamp stamp sets, Mother's Day.  I adhered them and stamped the sentiment onto a card made with the new Slate Gray paper from Simon...gray is the new black...hey the new white!!...I LOVE the new Simon grays!!!  I used a few die cut hearts from the Simon Says Stamp Falling Hearts die, adhered together and adhered all of them over the "V" in "love"....the heart of hearts fit PERFECTLY!!...

the inside of the card...
made with 2 more of the sentiments from the same Mother's Day Simon set!  Hope you are having a great week:)!!  Hugs!!  Lisa

Monday, April 21, 2014

Wooden Butterflies

One more card with the Butterfly Drift die from Simon Says Stamp:)!!  I used the white outlines from my first card I made using this die last week and die cut the butterflies from a piece of wood veneer paper...
After die cutting the wooden butterflies, I rubbed and sponged each butterfly in a distress ink to give the wood different shades:)!!  I adhered to a piece of textured bazzill  paper, stamping one of the new Simon Says Stamp sentiments on it...
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Watercolor Butterflies

A couple more cards with the Simon Says Stamp Butterfly Drift die!  I am LOVING this die!!  I used some Distress ink reinkers, water, a brush and some white cardstock (haven't gotten the watercolor paper, yet:)!!) and used the die cut on one card, the border on the other card...
 I made the ink really watery...tried it with less water, much darker...wanted a lighter look.  That's the cool thing about ink...with the same colors you can get "different" colors depending on the amount of water you use.  Used a Simon die cut and coordinating sentiment, then glossy accented the "Be".  Here's a close up...
 Then I used the border, layered it, and adhered it sideways to the edges of the card, along with a sentiment from Paper Smooches.  I put it on a black card to show the colors more intensely...super simple, but love the intense color...
Hope you have a marvelous Monday and a great week:)!!  Be Happy!!!  Hugs!!!  Lisa

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Rock Star

Here's a short post with a birthday card that I made for my rocking son-in-law(he loves all things music) using a My Favorite Things die set, Rock and Roll...
I tried to make the guitar as close to the "real thing" that I could.   I made this card die cutting the star AND guitar with shimmery paper from Papertrey Ink.  I then die cut the guitar again with wood veneer paper, twice.  The neck of the guitar I used some distress ink and made the wood paper darker, the top I left natural.  I then die cut the middle part of the guitar with white cardstock and in silver shimmer and wood paper, and filled in the holes on the white piece with the silver dots and wood rectangle...
Wanted to make strings, but couldn't think of anything small or thin enough?!  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and I thought went perfectly with the star and guitar.  The inside simply reads "happy Birthday".  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Reverse Confetti April Color Challenge

It is the 16th of the month, and the Reverse Confetti Blog Color Challenge for April begins today!  Here is my card and the colors for April's challenge...
Here are the colors:
 I thought these three colors PERFECT for a bouquet of flowers, although I DID add yellow centers to the flowers!  I used the Confetti Cuts Petals n' Posies dies for my flowers and their centers.  I simply used very thin strips of green paper for the stems and cut the leaves with a circle punch(cutting from both sides to make a leaf).  I used a Spellbinder Sunflower die center for some small dots for added dimension and texture for the middles of the flowers.  The tag and sentiment are from the Reverse Confetti Beautiful Banners set.  Here is a close up of the flowers...
I have had such fun these last two months designing for Reverse Confetti with the rest of Jen's team!  Reverse Confetti is a wonderful company with some wonderful women at the helm along with a  wonderful design team!  Reverse Confetti has  amazing stamps and dies...I can hardly wait for next month's release!!  Thank you so much, Jen, for allowing me to showcase your most recent release!!
I hope you will all check out the Reverse Confetti Blog for more inspiration and to join this month's challenge!!



Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa