Friday, February 17, 2017

Leaves Turned Hearts

I know we've just come off Valentine's Day...but hearts are for everyday!!  I used one of the Concord and 9th layered leaf dies that has always looked like a heart to me, and combined it with one of my favorite sentiment stamps from the My Favorite Things Geometric Greenery stamp set, which goes perfect with hearts, to make an everyday thank you card...with the leaves turned hearts...
Here's what the die, die cut, and die cut cut look like all next to one another...
I layered the three die cuts twice each, then...after coloring the bottom 3rd layer that still had the pieces in it, with markers, decided I didn't like how it looked, so I filled in all three "hearts" with different pink and kraft colored die cut paint chip pieces .  Here's a close up...
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Thursday, February 16, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch...Happy Birthday Handsome

I am so thrilled and honored to be a guest designer this week over at CAS(E) this Sketch!!  Thank you so much, Chrissy for the invitation...I love CAS(E) this Sketch!!  
 I made a birthday card for this week's sketch challenge with a Simon sentiment die, a Hero Arts sentiment stamp, and some paint chip strips!  Here's my card and the sketch...

I used the Impression Obsession Cover a Card- Birthday Words for the background.  I stamped that in Simon Fog ink, through a torn piece of paper that served as a mask.  I used strips of paint chips, adhered to a thin piece of cardstock for my "Happy Birthday", then die cut and layered. This Simon Painted Happy Birthday die is one of my favorite...great for gal AND guy cards!!   I added a piece of a Hero Arts sentiment stamp to go under my die cut sentiment, and then some enamel dots to make it a little more fun.  Here's a close up... 
Hope you will have just as much fun as I did with this week's sketch!  For more inspiration, make sure to check out the CAS(E) this Sketch! blog to see how the design team interpreted and created with the sketch!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Love Notes

Happy Valentine's Day...hope your day is "love"ly!    I made four square cards(4 1/4") ...I've deemed them love notes, with the Simon Says Stamp Corbel Heart die and "Love"sentiment stamp from the Love and Quotes set...


The first one, I die cut and layered underneath the top panel two layers of the corbel die, then die cut a red heart and put into the corbel dies.  I used the "Love" sentiment stamp on all four cards and the same stitched square die, as well...
Here's a close up...

The second one, I die cut the die on a piece of acetate, and made a stencil.  I sponged two shades of pink through the stencil, and then used Enamel Accents to dot the sponged corbel...
here's a close up...

The third one, I embossed the heart onto the white stitched panel, then sponged onto the embossed(raised) corbel, again, through the stencil...
Here's a close up...

You KNOW I couldn't make a set of cards without a rainbow!!  I embossed the corbel on a piece of watercolor paper, to be able to see where to paint color, then used a waterbrush and paints, and colored the heart.  I then layered underneath the white panel with 2 more corbels, and voila...rainbow heart...
here's a close up...
Let someone know you love them today...maybe a few people!! 
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!  Lisa

Sunday, February 12, 2017

A Quick Set of Thank Yous

I had a friend ask me for some thank you cards.  Fast and easy...flat and easy-to-mail cards are what came to mind...the fast and easy for me, the flat and-easy-to mail for her:)!  I simply picked coordinating patterned papers, the pretty new Dot Scallop Border die from Simon Says Stamp, and a set of Thanks sentiment stamps from Simon as well...what easy fun...
 I had done a card similar to this one last year when Simon came out with a Stitched Scallop die...but this one with the dots is SO PRETTY!!  I popped up the scalloped paper over the sentimented paper, to give it a lift, making the simple card a little more special.  This second one is the only one that is slightly different in that I used Glossy Accents to dot the brown dots of the paper...kind of a fun little addition...
 The nice thing with these particular sentiments... you could simply use the "thanks" alone, or use with the variety of additional sentiments that add to the "thanks"...



With this border die and some patterned papers,  thank you cards can be super easy and super cute!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa