Sunday, November 24, 2019

Handmade Love

Howdy!

I created today's card for the Paper Smooches blog. The challenge this week is Anything Goes. It is also a way to enter the Design Team call.

I love this card as it reminds me of when I was a girl. Back then I did a lot of cross stitching. And a bit of small hand sewing projects. My mother taught me to do those types of projects. As back in her home country of the Philippines, she was a seamstress. Although, she doesn't know how to use a sewing machine, but she can do many sewing projects by hand. In fact, she tailored my wedding dress train by hand.


Stamps: Paper Smooches In Stitches
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Ruby, CTMH Ballerina
Accessories: Offray Spool O' Ribbon

If you wish to create a similar card. I have included compensated affiliate links in the detailed list of supplies. There is no cost to you for using the links. But does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Celebrate Rockstar

Howdy!

For today's card, I took inspiration from the Featured Stamper over on SplitcoastStampers.

This week's Featured Stamper is Suzstamps. Her card that inspired me is HERE. Isn't it a beauty?!?

When inspired by the Featured Stamper, you are encouraged to emulate one of their cards . If you do this, it is best to provide information on what differentiates your cards.

For my card, I changed the background from red to an embossed and brusho'd blue background. I kept the star element and the guitar. But I colored and fuzzy cut my guitar. I also applied some Gold Shimmer Brush to the handle of the guitar to add a bit of shimmer.

This is a close up of that shimmer.



And here is the card in all its glory.

Stamps: Stampin' Up Fete épique, The Angel Company Trendy Greetings
Paper: Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock, CTMH White Daisy
Paper Size: A2
Ink: CTMH Intense Black
Accessories: CTMH Gold Shimmer Brush, Aen Art Watercolor Real Brush Markers, Brusho Prussian Blue, QuicKutz Nesting Stars, Project Life Desktop

Let me know if y'all would like to see a video on how I created the background. If you wish to create a similar card. I have included compensated affiliate links in the detailed list of supplies. There is no cost to you for using the links. But does provide funds to help continue this blog.
Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Dance Your Little Heart Out

Howdy y'all!

I created today's card for the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge. The challenge this week is Anything Goes. It is also a way to enter the Design Team call.


This is what the card looks like on my desk, before it gets cropped for a more Instagram ready look. I have included that image below, too.



Stamps: House Mouse Designs Twinkle Toes, The Angel Company Twinkle Toes
Paper: CTMH Gimme Some Sugar Bulk, Strathmore Bristol Vellum Surface
Paper Size: A2
Ink: CTMH Intense Black, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers
Accessories: Cheer & Co Black Doilies, QuicKutz Nesting Circles, Spectrum Noir TriBlend Bright Pink Blend, Blender, Hydrangea Blend, Gold Brown Blend


As a little girl, I would watch the Nutcracker. Watching those beautiful and talented dancers, made me wish I could be one someday.  And this House Mouse stamp makes me think that even little girl mice, dream of being ballerinas. 

To create this look, I stamped the image on a Post-It Note and cardstock. For the Post-It, I cut it out and used it as a mask, so I could brush the Peacock Feathers over the cardstock. And for the image stamped on the cardstock, I used Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers to color it. 

If you wish to create a similar card. I have included compensated affiliate links in the detailed list of supplies. There is no cost to you for using the links. But does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting, 
M.E.