Friday, March 24, 2017

Happy For You!


Hi everyone! There is a new challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge blog  so I thought I would join in! The challenge is to use more than one die cut or punch and since I use a ton of die cuts on my cards, I knew this would be easy!


I wanted to keep my card clean and simple so I stuck to just two different shapes of die cuts. First up is the beautiful flower die cut from Concord & 9th. I cut it first in white card stock and then filled in the flower shape with two shades of yellow. Finally, I die cut the flower shape again in green and overlayed it over the original flower. 


For the sentiment, I used a simple fishtail flag die and cut two sizes. Keeping with my Spring-y color scheme, I stamped the sentiment in green on white card stock and then layered that over a green fishtail flag.


For some texture in the background, I dry embossed tiny swiss dots onto more white card stock. The flower frame was mounted onto this and then layered onto some yellow and then the white card base. A sweet bow and some clear yellow sequins add just a bit of shine to the card!


Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!

Supplies Used:
Offray ribbon
Cartwrights sequins
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Nautical Stripes!



Hi everyone! I am the guest star stamper for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge #435! Yay! This week I was inspired by not only the colors of the challenge but also the inspiration picture with it's nautical theme.


I zeroed in on the striped jacket and since I was already thinking nautical, I decided to go with large turquoise stripes as my main color! I watercolored the stripes in a pale turquoise and then went over them again with Prima Metallic Accents watercolors for a beautiful shine! 


The sailboat sections were watercolored in the same fashion and then paper pieced together. I chose a darker shade of turquoise for the boat and bright orange and yellow for the sails. The tiny anchor is also watercolored and then stamped before I layered it over the sailboat. You may not see it in the pictures, but there is a gorgeous sheen on the entire card!


The sentiment is stamped in black so it really stands out and I added some iridescent crystal sequins for even more sparkle! I mounted the watercolor panel onto some pretty coral card stock and then both of those onto a bright turquoise base. For my last yellow accent, I added in gold thread tied in a knot!




Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Deckle edge scissors
DMC gold thread

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Floral Birthday!


Hi everyone! Spring has come early to Colorado this year and I can't help but be inspired by the new blooms that are popping up! In fact, it was such a lovely Sunday here that I whipped up two cards in the same style!


I started with some watercolor stripes in shades of orange. I didn't want an ombre effect so I mixed up the different colors and then did another one in shades of pink. Once dry, I embossed these wonderful large birthday sentiments from Mama Elephant in silver and gold metallic.


This is my first time using the 'Blooms and Buds' stamp set from Reverse Confetti and wow, I have really been missing out! The layered blooms are so pretty and are perfect for these cards! I used a ton of ink pads to get the varied colors of the flowers and leaves. 


I used two smaller flower shapes for the orange card and layered and tucked them in with the leaves. Then I added in some shiny gold gems and gold sequins before mounting the whole piece onto some yummy yellow card stock.


The pink card is done in the same manner using one larger and one smaller flower. Again, I layered these together with some different leaf shapes for a stunning effect!  Sparkly gems in pink tones add sparkle to this card and I mounted the watercolor base onto a scalloped border piece before adhering it to a soft pink card base.


The insides of the cards are finished too with smaller birthday sentiments and flowers from the same stamp set. They are ready to go and brighten someone's special day!




Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Mark Richards gold gems
Stampin' Up Pixie Pink ink pad
Kaiser craft gems
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