Delicate Petals for FMS#474

Stampin Up Delicate Petals Bundle Thank you card idea Michelle Gleeson FMS#474 Stampinup SU

A quick post for Freshly Made Sketches this week. 

Delicate Petals Bundle has many options to create beautiful flowers. I decided to keep it simple using the floral stamp and leaves. Colored with Copic Markers and a bit of Wink of Stella on the petals for some sparkle.

In Good Taste DSP is the backdrop which was also embossed with the Subtle Textured Embossing Folder. 

Stampin Up Delicate Petals Bundle Thank you card ideas Michelle Gleeson FMS#474 Stampinup SU

The floral bundle was mounted onto a Powder Pink frame from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Friends are like a Four Leaf Clover

Colorado Craft Company 4 Leaf Clover Friendship Cards Idea Michelle Gleeson The Spot Challenge #151

I hope you are enjoying your weekend. We are enjoying some much needed downtime which translates into time in my craft room.

Like so many other paper crafters I enjoy creating slimline cards. When I saw the Slimline card challenge over at The Spot I was inspired to create.

Colorado Craft Company 4 Leaf Clover Friendship Card Idea Michelle Gleeson The Spot Challenge #151

The card base is 3 1/2 x 8 1/2. The background panel was created with a new Simon Says Stamp Stencil of clovers in varying sizes and includes this fun boarder. Using Stampin’ Up! Granny Apple Green and their new Blending Brushes made the process fun and easy. I love the varying depth of color.

Then I stamped the  Colorado Craft Company’s 4 Leaf Clover Stamp and colored it with Copic Markers. 

Colorado Craft Company 4 Leaf Clover Friendship Cards Michelle Gleeson The Spot Challenge #151

The coloring is rather simple yet looks wonderful against the fun background panel. The Anita Jeram mice and bunnies steal my heart every time I stamp one.

Colorado Craft Company 4 Leaf Clover Friendship Cards Michelle Gleeson The Spot Challenge #151

I added a few clovers on the inside along with the coordinating inside sentiment. ♥

Colorado Craft Company 4 Leaf Clover Friendship Cards Michelle Gleeson The Spot Challenge #151

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Butterfly Brillance Bundle

A quick post to say I am still here but not getting much crafty time these days. It has been a whirlwind since we sold our home last September.

A quick catch up…Last month we purchased a home that was under construction and have been making design selections to ensure it is completed by the time we need to be out of our rental. In the meantime my dad who is 86 decided to move from Arizona back to Florida to live near us. He sold his house in less than a week and needs to be out in a month. So we found him a rental and he is now building a home in the same neighborhood as us. Yes that means more design selections. So I guess I am getting to use my creative juices just not in paper crafting!

We have also had a series of guests since the first of the year. We have thoroughly enjoyed having everyone and they have enjoyed escaping the Chicago cold.  

All this while working full time. And that is why I have been absent. So onto this quick card…

The Butterfly Brilliance Suite from the upcoming Stampin’ UP! Annual Catalog is really fun and easy to create a quick and simple design. The coordinating DSP aligns perfectly with the die to cut out these stunning butterflies.

I created this card as a thank you to the pool designer we worked with for our home. She was really terrific; responsive, patient and knowledgeable. 

The card base is Pool Party and the banner is Night of Navy. The ink blending is Seaside Spray.

A bit of Wink of Stella was added to the butterfly to create the beautiful shimmer.  The butterfly was mounted on Stampin Dimensionals onto vellum die cut using the Stitched So Sweetly dies. A few confetti sequins provide the finishing touch.

Thanks for stopping by! Stay well.

Michelle

Love just Love

The Greetery Nature Lover's Collection Michelle Gleeson Love card idea

The Greetery just released a new collection called Nature Lover’s Collection. It is so well designed and imaginative I had to order the entire collection. This card uses two sets; the Boxwood Heart Detail Dies and Love is die.

Using the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration Flower & Field DSP color combination of Just Jade and Basic Black as the back drop I added the Boxwood Heart base and then the Just Jade Boxwood pieces. 

The Greetery Nature Lover's Collection Michelle Gleeson Love card idea

The sparkle on the “love” word die cut is from a few strokes of Wink of Stella. A few jewels from the Flowers for Every Season Gems (Annual Catalog) are the finishing touch.

Hope you are all well and staying safe.

Michelle