It is difficult to believe it has been almost a year since I have posted. The demands of work and home have limited my creative time as well as the opportunity to share crafty creations. At the end of 2021 we finally moved into our new home. I have a beautiful new craft space and desire is to find a new rhythm to life and opportunities to share with the paper crafting community again.
Today I share the news that Mojo, my furry craft room companion, passed over the rainbow bridge this week. He joined our family Christmas week of 2006 and was the sweetest little guy from day one.
As a family we are sharing our favorite photos and memories with each other – and there are many. We are so grateful for the joy and happiness he brought all of us. It will take a while for our hearts to become whole again.
This card was created just because I wanted to get inky. The background was created with a Simon Says Stamp Stencil called Mix and Match Squares. I love the modern vibe. I used Crushed Curry ink and a blending Brush to create the background which was mounted onto Soft Suede card stock with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The focal point uses the 2021 Sale-A-Bration A Touch of Ink stamp set to create the butterfly and sentiment. The solid butterfly image was inked with Sponge Daubers to get the two toned coloring (Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie) . The largest Stitched Square Die was used to cut the image which was mounted onto another piece of Soft Suede card stock about 1/4″ larger and mounted onto the stenciled image with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
A few Champagne Rhinestones were scattered around the focal point for a bit of glam and shine.
Of course the envelope had to be dressed up to accompany the card. ♥
Yesterday we had our first summer rainstorm marking the transition into summer. Although I did not create this post in time to play my card was inspired by this week’s Freshly Made Sketch which was a slimline card. A truly clean and simple design.
The colors used are Basic White, Smoky Slate, Gumball Green (Retired), Shaded Spruce. The Shaded Spruce was blended around the edges of the Gumball Green and the area behind the daisy. ♥ the effect.
Here is a closer look at the Daisy. I stamped four images from SU Daisy Lane stamp set in Smoky Slate and punched them out. The medium daisies were glued together after slightly offsetting them and then mounted onto the large daisies also glued together offset with Stampin Dimensionals. The center was created using the medium daisy stamped in Daffodil Delight and then colored with the same Stampin’ Blends. It was also added to the daisies with dimensionals.
The leaves were created using Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set.
The sentiment was Hot Foiled onto Basic Black card stock with gold foil. The sentiment is from Spellbinders Everyday Sentiments II. I love the letterpress effect of the hot foil process.
A couple of weeks ago The Greetery had a sale for their 2nd Anniversary and it coincided with the launch of their May collection. Well I took advantage of that sale to pick up several sets that I have had my eye on. These sets are from the first year of Betsy’s launch and it is cool to see how she has evolved as a designer and entrepreneur.
My card is CASE’d from one of the designs in the Summer Sketches Lookbook. It uses Summer Sketches and Simple Things stamp and diessets.
The sprig of summer florals is mounted onto white card stock cut using The Greetery Nordic Frame Die. The frame was popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhered to a white card base covered with Retired Old Olive DSP. I am on a mission to start using my DSP!
Of course the inside needed a little summer sketch love as well.
I hope you are having a fabulous day. Thanks for stopping by!
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