Thursday, May 14, 2015

Borrowed and Baja Wedding Card

My first wedding card of the year, this is for my best friend and her husband. Knowing it's coming from me, it had to be perfect. I think I stamped the roses 20 times till I found the perfect color combination.

I played along with the My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge. The base is sahara sand and matches the new SU something borrowed designer paper perfectly. The curved mat is baja breeze, embossed with the SU elegant lines embossing folder. I outlined the roses with a Sakura glitter pen and it just makes the roses twinkle so pretty. Added a few teeny tiny pearls on the daisies and in the center of the embossed circles. The outside edge of the card has been sponged with crumb cake.

Thanks for stopping by,

STAMP: PTI - The Sweet Life. SU - Mr. & Mrs.
PAPER: SU - Something Borrowed DSP, Sahara Sand, Baja Breeze. Recollections - Shimmer White. Gina K. - 120lbs White.
INK: SU - Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Lost Lagoon, Kiwi Kiss, Certainly Celery. Versafine- Tuxedo Black.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Pearls, Glitter Pen.
TOOLS: Big Shot.
SUPPLIES: SU - Elegant Line EF, Pop Dots, Clear EP.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Seashell Birthday Card

I wanted to take part in a sketch this week and I liked the look of the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge so I took a swing at it. I had also received my order from the retired list from Stampin Up and got to play with my new set By the Seashore.

Anyone that knows me knows that I love seashells, so I had to dive right in and play with this one.

I stamped the shells onto shimmer paper and clear embossed them, this really gave them an added twinkle. I had some {older} dies from Provocraft in my drawers of seashells and seahorses. I don't even know there original name to reference them by.
I wanted a fishnet look on the flag but all I had was the hexagon hive die so I embossed it onto the card stock. I pop dotted the flag and the crab, for added dimension and also outline the edge of the flag in black to give it a shadow.

Of course this card would not have been complete if I would not have put on a Crabby :) 

Thanks for stopping by,

STAMPS: SU - By the Seashore. PTI - Wonderful Words; Birthday and Die.
PAPER: SU - Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy, Real Red, Crumb Cake. Recollections - Ivory Shimmer, World Map.
INK: Versa Fine - Onxy Black. Colorbox - Cranberry.
TOOLS: Cuttlebug.
SUPPLIES: SU- Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die, Provocraft Sea Dies, clear EP, pop dots, basic black marker.