Happy Wishes Birthday Card

SSS Sketched Flowers Birthday Card Idea Michelle Gleeson 30 day Marker

I have been experimenting with using Copic Markers; a recent addition to my craft room after spending time with some crafty friends who are a terribly wonderful influence on me. This stamp set from Simon Says Stamp was the perfect set to use several of my copic color palettes.

And I thought it was great for this week’s Global Design Project theme and a dear friend’s birthday!

Don’t these flowers just say Spring!

SSS Sketched Flowers Birthday Card Michelle Gleeson 30 day Marker

The sentiments used are from WPlus9 Happy Wishes stamp set. A few pearls strategically placed and the card is ready to send.

SSS Sketched Flowers WPlus9 Happy Wishes Birthday Card Idea Michelle Gleeson 30 day Marker

Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle

Love You to Pieces for FMS373

A special thank you to Amy O’Neill at Freshly Made Sketches for selecting my card as her favorite for this challenge. Amy is one of my favorite designers, it is an honor to be chosen by her.

Stampin Up Love You to Pieces Bundle FMS373 LGBT Valentine Card Idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SUI have been working on my Valentine’s cards so I can get them out this week. When I saw this week’s sketch from Freshly Made Sketches I immediately envisioned this card. Here is the sketch:

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The Love You to Pieces Bundle is from the Annual Catalog and will remain in my stash long after it is retired. I love puzzles and the sentiment Love you to pieces.

Stampin Up Love You to Pieces Bundle FMS373 LGBT Valentine Card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

There is very little stamping but my Big Shot got a workout!  It was fun putting the pieces together to create the rainbow stripes.

Stampin Up Love You to Pieces Bundle FMS373 LGBT Valentine Cards Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and getting crafty.

Michelle

All About You for GDP173

A special thank you to the Global Design Project Design Team for selecting my card as a winner for this week’s Color Challenge.

Stampin Up All About You GDP173 Anytime card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

As I write this post the Midwest and Northeast are getting hit with snow which will be followed by a deep freeze. We have had a chilly rainy weekend ourselves. On Friday we had three pallets of mulch delivered, we only got one pallet spread yesterday before the rains started.

So…I have enjoyed catching up on some memory keeping. ((Thank you rain.) Before leaving my craft room today I made this card for the Global DesignProject Color Challenge #173. I love this soft color combination.

GDP173

My card was inspired by a Jackie Aitken, an Australian demonstrator, card.

I used the All About You stamp set and Rectangle Stitched Framelits for my card. My Scan N Cut made cutting all the flowers and leaves a breeze.

Stampin Up All About You GDP173 Anytime card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Using my blender pen I added a little bit of coordinating color on each of the flowers followed by little Wink of Stella. That tiny bit of sparkle is very pretty.

Stampin Up All About You GDP173 Anytime card ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I appreciate you stopping by.

Michelle

Humming Along

Stampin Up Humming Along Gingham Gala Birthday Card Ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I know that the Midwest and Northeast are getting more snow this weekend so I thought a bright sunny card might be just the right thing to post.

The card base is Mango Melody (it is such a yummy color). I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Humming Along stamp set in Momento Black Ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends. I cut an oval from my Layering Oval Dies into a piece of cardboard/chipboard and then used that to mask the flower area while embossing the rest of the focal point. I have not done this in forever.

Stampin Up Humming Along Gingham Gala Birthday Card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I added two banners of Lemon Lime Twist and the embossed focal point using mono glue. The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder on vellum. I trimmed the vellum down and added to the card with vellum specific runner adhesive.

Stampin Up Humming Along Gingham Gala Birthday Card Idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

An Organdy Ribbon bow was added to the top left to balance the heavy sentiment in the lower right. This Organdy Ribbon, and four additional colors, are part of Sale-A-Bration and is FREE with product purchase of $50 or more.

I hope you have an enjoyable weekend wherever you live.

Cheers,

Michelle