Friday, May 26, 2017

Friends for Life



I've been wanting to make some pet cards but didn't have any really cute puppy dies until I got these from Impression Obsession.

I used the following products:  Impression Obsession Puppy Set, Sue Wilson Camilla (Open and Complete Petals), Sue Wilson Faux Quilled Leaves, Doodlebug papers, Penny Black Eloquence stamp set, Frantic Stamper Stitched Ovals, Impression Obsession Butterfly set

I'm entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (Little Critters)  and Wednesday Challenge (Furry Friends)

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Dog Card for my Niece



I have a niece in college who is going to help raise a Guiding Eye dog on campus soon, and she will be celebrating a birthday this summer so I thought a card with a dog on it would be appropriate.

I used the following products:  Sue Wilson Austrian Collection -- Salzburg, Penny Black Sentiments stamp, Impression Obsession Puppy set, Martha Stewart Cosmos and Frond punches, Paper Studio Enamel Dots, Doodlebug papers.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Orange Blossoms


A very simple card for today..............
I used Sue Wilson's Orange Blossom Leaves and had these orangish colored flowers left over from another card so I paired them together.  The flowers are Nellie's Choice Flower 2 cut out on some pattern paper.

The card base was cut using Sue Wilson's Ornate Pierced Rectangles.  The butterfly is from the  Cheery Lynn Small Exotic Butterflies.

I'm entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:  Little Critters (my butterfly) and the Simon Says Stamp Wed Challenge:  A Bit of Sparkle (butterfly is cut out of foiled cardstock and the leaves are cut out of shimmer paper).

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Monday, May 22, 2017

Staying Inside the Lines


This is not my typical kind of card but it was fun making something different.  I'm entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:  Little Critters.  My critter is the Dragonfly.



I started off by cutting the Cheery Lynn Chicken Wire die out of silver foil cardstock then trimming it down to the desired shape.  I then embossed the  card front with the Sue Wilson Dotty Daisy EF and applied some Patina gilding wax to the entire paper, pressing harder on the flat surfaces that were in between the embossed areas.

Then came the coloring part.........I used gel pens to fill in the leaves and flowers from the embossing.  Next I adhered two of the Sue Wilson Laurel Leaves and two of the Dandelion Clocks.  The three white flowers are by Nellie Snellen.

The Frantic Stamper Dragonfly Pair was cut with aqua and copper foiled cardstock.

Here's a list of the dies I used:

Cheery Lynn Chicken Wire, Sue Wilson Dotty Daisy EF, SW Dandelion Clocks, SW Laurel Leaves, Frantic Stamper Dragonfly Pair, Creative Expressions Patina gilding wax, gel pens, Nellie Snellen Flower 2.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann



Friday, May 19, 2017

Folk Heart Florals



I'm playing along at the Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights May Challenge which is using this inspiration board:

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I used the following Essentials by Ellen products:

Brushstroke Hello, Folk Hearts, Bold Blooms Stamp set

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann


Ellen Hutson May Pin-Sights Challenge

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It's time for the May Pin-Sights Challenge at Ellen Hutson.   The Pin-Sights Challenge is an inspirational-based challenge held on the 3rd Thursday of each month and is based on a Pinterest inspired piece.   Below is this month's inspiration board:

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For my first card, I chose to use both the colors and the flowers in the inspiration piece.



I used the following Essentials by Ellen products on this card:

Brushstroke Hello, Folk Hearts, Bold Blooms Stamp set

I stamped the Bold Blooms on to some pink and purple cardstock using my MISTI so I could get really good coverage with the clear stamps.  I then manually cut them out and stamped the leaves from the same set using some Peeled Paint Distress ink.

The background was made using the largest die in the Folk Hearts set then cutting the next size die right into that heart for a frame effect.  I cut out the word Hello once in black and again in kraft so I could layer them.  I added a few pink and purple sequins for a shiny effect.

I'm entering my card in the challenge.  You have until May 30th to play along.  Just be sure to use Essentials by Ellen products on your entry.  All the details of the challenge can be found here.

I'm also entering this first card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  A Bit of Sparkle (sequins on my card)


I liked the inspiration board so much that I decided to make a second card using the same Essentials by Ellen products but arranging them differently.


The only difference is the little ladybug that I added which came from Michaels.

I'm entering this second card in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:  Home Sweet Home (the ladybug lives in the flowers and is also "right at home" munching away at the aphids.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann




Monday, May 15, 2017

Purple Cone Flower Sympathy Card

Today's card is based on the colors in the Altenew Inspiration Challenge.



I used the raspberry, green and yellow tones from the Altenew inspiration photo:



Since I don't own any Altenew stamps yet, I used the Penny Black Petal Power Stamp and greeting from the Eloquence set.




I first stamped the stem and leaves using my MISTI and Peeled Paint distress ink, stamping several times to get good coverage and spritzing the stamp.  When the leaves were dry, I then stamped the flower heads using Picked Raspberry and Vintage Photo distress inks and spritzing them with water as well.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Black and White Ornamental Accents


I saw the idea of making the fan with the Sue Wilson Ornamental Accents on one of Sue Wilson's cards but I added dots around my fans for that extra touch.

I used the following dies:  Sue Wilson Ornamental Accents, SW Ornate Pierced Design, Tattered Lace Michaelmas Daisy, Sue Wilson Faux Quilled Leaves.

I'm entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge:  Going Dotty

My card has the dots around the fans and the dots on the button.

Thanks so much for stopping by ~ Ann

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

A Quick Release Paper Daisy



I had been cutting some of the Tattered Lace Michaelmas Daisy for other cards using some Quick Release paper between the die and cardstock and had all these daisies from the Quick Release paper left over, so I decided to make one big, full daisy with all of them.

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I used the following dies on my card:

Sue Wilson Atlantic Ocean Collection Background, SW Butterfly Frame, Tattered Lace Michaelmas Daisy, Cheery Lynn Designs Rose & Leaves.

To add a little more detail to the card, I used a black gel pen to make some faux stitching around the two frames.  This is easy to do when drawing around the edge of the die -- just put the die back on the card and use the edge as a guide.


Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Monday, May 8, 2017

Atlantic Ocean Collection Background with Camilla



I think this Sue Wilson Atlantic Ocean Collection Background die is so pretty with all it's detail but it was hard for me to place the flowers on it due to all it's detail.

This is what the die set looks like:


I decided to place the center from the SW Butterfly Frame die set in the middle instead of the die that comes in this set.  This is the SW Butterfly Frame set:


When I cut out the Atlantic Ocean Background die, I framed it with one of Sue Wilson's Pierced Squares to give it a frame around the edge.

I used the following dies:  Sue Wilson Pierced Squares, SW Faux Quilled Leaves, SW Camilla Open and Complete Petals (both), SW Butterfly Frame, SW Atlantic Ocean Collection Background, Penny Black Sentiment Collection stamp set



Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Pop Pop Poppy



This is my first time using this Penny Black Pop Pop Poppy stamp.   I have other poppy stamps and have done them all in reds and pinks so I wanted this one to be different -- thus the Peacock Feathers and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.

I cut the flower out using the Sue Wilson Lattice Snowflake (oval) after stamping it several times using my MISTI and spritzing the stamp with water.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Petal Power Get Well Soon


Echinacea, or Purple Cone Flower, is one of my favorite flowers for summer.  I used the Penny Black Petal Power Stamp, inking it up on my MISTI a few times and spritzing it with water.   This is my first time using this stamp; when the card was done, I realized the top of the flower was "floating" in the air and not attached to the stem, but oh well, I'll know next time to stamp the stem first then stamp the flower head instead of trying to place both stamps on the MISTI at the same time.

The pink frame is the Sue Wilson California Collection -- Decorative Frames Set B and the white inner part with the flower on it was cut using the SW California Collection -- Basic Frames Set A.




The sentiment on the card is also by Penny Black.  It's from a set called Eloquence.


Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Pink and Blue Leaf


Just a simple card for a birthday or other occasion.  I used a Spellbinder die for the pink frame and Sue Wilson Faux Quilled Leaves.  

I think simple cards can be pretty in all their simplicity.

I'm entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wed Challenge:  A Hint of Pink

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Monday, May 1, 2017

Sue Wilson Spanish Collection - Seville


This card was made with a mix of dies:  Sue Wilson Spanish Collection -- Seville (card base and frame), Sue Wilson Orange Blossoms Complete Petals (flower), Cheery Lynn Floral Bouquet (leaves), and Technique Tuesday Say It Hugs.

To get the black layer, I traced around the die that cut out the center white panel and manually cut it out.

This is what the Seville looks like:




Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Frames and Tags Gillian


Sue Wilson made a card similar to this which can be seen here.  I knew when I saw her card that I wanted to try the technique with a die I had -- the Gillian.


The Gillian comes with an outer die that, if used with the doily die, would totally detach the die cut from your paper.  I wanted the die to stay in the paper so I cut it without the outer frame.

Sue also used pixie powders for her background but since I don't have any pixie powders, I used a piece of colorful scrapbook paper, which I also used for the flower.  The finished size of this card is 8" x 5.75".

Dies used on my card:

Sue Wilson Frames and Tags Gillian, Sue Wilson Stitched Flags, SW Delicate Daisies Complete Petals, SW Orange Blossom Leaves, SW Double Pierced Background Rectangles, Dee's Distinctively Berry Sprigs

Here's Sue's card:




Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann



Monday, April 24, 2017

Penny Black Dynamic




I stamped the Penny Black Dynamic stamp and heat embossed with black embossing powder.  Then I colored the image with various water based markers.

The photo below shows the black embossing:



Products used to make the card:   Sue Wilson Ornate Pierced Rectangles, Frantic Stamper Valentine Confetti (luv), and Penny Black Dynamic stamp


Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

A Card for My Nephew


I have two nephews turning 17 in May so I figured I better get started on their birthday cards.

I used the following dies:  Sue Wilson Stitched Flags, Sue Wilson Double Pierced Background Rectangles, Sizzix Stars Bigz Die, Frantic Stamper Mattie Thick Numbers, Sizzix Woodgrain EF.


Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Golden Hugs


This card was put together using a mix of dies from both the Sue Wilson Ornate Pierced Squares and the Sue Wilson Classic Adorned Squares:

  

The word hugs is by Technique Tuesday and is called "Say It Hugs".

Products used:  Sue Wilson Ornate Pierced Squares, Sue Wilson Classic Adorned Squares, Technique Tuesday Say It Hugs, Gold Foil Cardstock from DCWV

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Delicate Daisy Birthday Card


I don't think there is a prettier die for making a card base than this Sue Wilson Ornate Pierced Rectangles die.  Since the biggest die in the set is more than 6" long,  I had to cut two and hinge them together for the card base.  The ivory background is what the card base is made out of.




On top of the card base, I adhered the white delicate frame then added the Tutti Designs words Happy and Birthday.  The flower is the Sue Wilson Delicate Daisies Complete Petals.  Here is how I made my flower to give it more dimension:




Cut three of each sized petal in the set.  Chose two petal sizes that layer well together.  Crimp the ends of each petal with tweezers, pinching the paper up against the tweezers.  Do this for all the petals.



Adhere the three biggest petals together with glue, staggering them so they don't line up on top of other petals.  Then adhere the 3 smaller sized petals, also staggering them for more fullness.

Use a piece of foam or other dimensional adhesive between the two layers.




Here's the list of products used:

Sue Wilson Ornate Pierced Rectangles, Sue Wilson Delicate Daisies Complete Petals, Tutti Designs Happy and Birthday words

I'm entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wed Challenge:  Showers and / or Flowers.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Black Flourish Background


In an attempt to clean off my desk and be able to move on from making Easter cards, I was able to make some cards with leftover die cuts that didn't make it on their intended card.  This is one of those cards.

I like the pink, blue and black together.  The black background is the Joy Crafts Background with Holes, the leaf is the Sue Wilson Faux Quilled Leaves, and the flower is the Sue Wilson Perfect Peony Complete Petals.

I'm entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge:  Showers and/or Flowers

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Red Floral Hugs


I'm entering this card in the following challenges:


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I used the following dies:

Die-Namics Stitched Tags, Sue Wilson Butterfly Frame (just the butterfly), Lawn Fawn Scripty Hugs, Sue Wilson Daisy Burst EF, Sue Wilson Delicate Daisies Complete Petals.

To make the flower, I cut three of the second largest flower in the Sue Wilson Delicate Daisies and pinched the ends of each petal with tweezers.

The stick pin is one I bought at JoAnn Fabric years ago.  It is just a pearl heart on the pin top.  I added the red beads and a butterfly from the  Sue Wilson Butterfly Frame set.  The rose on the stick pin is a Recollections.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Monday, April 17, 2017

Cherry Blossoms


Even though this card has an egg on it, it could be used as a birthday card this time of year as well as an Easter card.

I used the following on my card:  Martha Stewart Raindrop edge punch, Frantic Stamper Nested Eggs, Cheery Lynn Designs Cherry Blossoms, We R Memory Keepers Woven embossing folder, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles

I'm entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Splash it On (Water)
(I used a raindrop edge punch as my interpretation of water)

Thank you for stopping by to take a look ~ Ann

Friday, April 14, 2017

Last Minute Easter Card


This card was assembled with leftover parts on my desk.  

I used the following products:  Frantic Stamper Nested Eggs, Cheery Lynn Floral Bouquet, Frantic Stamper Petite Leaves, Cheery Lynn Small Exotic Butterflies #1, Yvonne Creations corner die, Martha Stewart doily lace border punch.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Lacy Eggs


The background paper I used on this card is a free download on Pinterest.  

The eggs were made by adhering the Martha Stewart Doily Lace Trim punch on a piece of white paper then cutting out the egg shapes with the Frantic Stamper Nested Eggs.  I inked around the eggs with some black ink to make them stand out.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann