Welcome! Today is Friday, so that means a TGIF post. I’ve been struggling with my crafty mojo recently but I feel like I’m finally getting my stride back. What do you do to help with your creative blocks?
So, for this week’s card, I created a Star Wars birthday card and matching envelope for a Star Wars obsessed eight year old. I couldn’t have made this card without the help of my Silhouette machine, some free clip art files, and a free Star Wars font.
As a bonus I also created a coordinating envelope. I create a coordinating envelope to go with almost every card I make, but I’ve never done a video showing how I do it. With the help of my We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board it’s a cinch.
That’s no moon! It’s a space station!
If you’re curious about how to install a font to use with your Silhouette Portrait, I have a video showing how on my YouTube channel. You can watch it here.
That’s it for for today. Until next time…may the force be with you.
Disclaimer: I do not own any of the Star Wars images, nor am I affiliated with Disney or Star Wars.
Welcome! Orange you glad it’s another week over at the Colour Me…! challenge? This week the challenge is to create a project using orange.
I have to be honest and say that orange is not my favourite, or go-to, colour, but I’m happy with how my project turned out. I wanted to create a kind of loose sketchy look on my card so I combined a variety of different techniques and incorporated as much orange as I could.
After I freehand drew my boxes in pencil (I was going for a sketchy look), I started by stamping the pups and butterflies from the Lawn Fawn, Critters at the Dog Park, set and coloured them in with my inexpensive Bic Mark-It alcohol markers. To add a little texture and whimsy to the pups, I used my Copic colourless blender and lifted off some colour to add a few little speckles.
After I finished colouring, I used a fine-tip black marker to trace the boxes and then erased my pencil lines. When I started stamping, I learned the hard way that ink will lock in pencil marks, so make sure to erase those before you ink anything over top! Next, I masked off my stamping and used Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink to blend the orange backgrounds.
To finish the card, I adhered a piece of orange striped paper to my A2 (4¼ x 5½) cardbase and then used foam tape to pop up my main focal panel.
Thank you so much for dropping by! Make sure to visit the other designers for some fresh inspiration–
& March’s marvelous guest designer, Joyce Mehrberg
Hey there! Welcome to my little pajama party. One night, last week, before I went to bed, I practiced some techniques I plan to use in a few up coming tutorials. When I sat down to play, I didn’t plan on actually making a card, but my creative mojo started flowing so I switched on the camera once I realized I was going to create. You can see in the vid that I’m actually wearing my pajamas!
I the kept the cards to a smaller lunchbox sized format. Since I was using up scraps to practice, I just kind of went with it. I haven’t been able to put away the Critters at the Dog Park stamp set since I received it a few weeks ago, not to mention my Distress Ink madness craze!
The final cards are 3×4″–just perfect to send in someones lunch kit. I think it’s sweet to tell someone you love them during the day and I can’t wait to use these cards! I think I’ll send one for my nephew, and use the other for my partner in crime.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I’ll be back here on Wednesday with a new Colour Me…! post and video. Until then, LLAP,
Welcome to another week at the Colour Me…! challenge. Today is my birthday! This has been one of those years where it really creeps up without much warning!
So, this week the challenge is to create a project using navy. I’ve been really in the Valentine’s spirit so I kept ridding that wagon with this card.
The card I created is fun and flirty, but with a masculine navy flair. I designed the front panel in Silhouette Studio and cut the front, as well as the heart shaker filling from navy cardstock using my Silhouette Portrait. I softened the look of the shaker by using vellum for the front window.
Thank you so much for dropping by. I hope I’ve inspired you to play along with us over at the Colour Me…! challenge. Make sure to visit the other VERY talented designers for some juicy inspiration–
& February’s fab guest designer, Cornelia W
One more thing before I sign off, I’m going to use this card to play along with the Virginia’s View Challenge #12, Shaker cards—
Until next time!
Hi there! L-O-V-E is in the air! I’ve been a busy crafting all kinds of Valentine’s cards. Today, I’m sharing a set that I created for my nephew to hand out to his daycare teachers. I made ten cards in all and it took me about an hour to complete the set.
The entire set is made using stamps, inks, and a die from Simon Says Stamp. I delight in circling back to stamp sets in my stash that I can re-purpose for several occasions. The What’s Brewing set could be used in a ton of different ways to create unique valentines cards.
I’m going to play along with this week’s Anything Goes Wednesday Challenge
AND–I’m going to play along with the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group Challenge #11.
Thanks so much for dropping by! Hope to see you back here soon–