Sadly my boss has just left work and she will be so missed! She’s been there for a long time and she knows that understanding, friendship, trust and flexibility are the key to getting the most out of your staff. She’s a special lady and I wanted to make her a fitting card.
She’s not over the hill yet and is hoping to do a bit more of what she wants including travelling before it’s too late!
I felt “onwards for a new adventure” was a better phrase than “sorry you’re leaving”. Of course my phrase doesn’t exist (as far as I know) so set about creating this in Canvas so that I could cut it out on my scan n cut machine. I love that when you create your own work you have the flexibility to create what you want and that nothing needs to be prescribed.
I hope that she has many adventures to come!
For this challenge I chose the Sugar Skulls digi image from Rick St Dennis MFA.
From cream card I cut a DL size card blank. Wanting to compliment the busy sugar skull image I chose to stamp this pretty background stamp in Momento tuxedo black at diagonally opposite corners. I then chose a sentiment and stamped that also in black. Since this challenge was “three of a kind” I coloured 3 of the sugar skulls images to match and used some silicone glue to raise them up from the card.
I am really pleased with the card, which I feel is simple but striking, I’m not sure why I’m so fascinated by the skulls. For some reason the day of the dead type colourful skulls just have a draw and I love them!
For this project I chose a saying from DRS designs. It was also due to be completed around the time of my mums birthday so I decided that I’d combine the two. I also picked up a Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine wither the floral stamp and leaves which I thought would combine well with this project.
I stamped the flowers and leaves, a happy birthday, a Mum and another sentiment as I wanted this card for Mum (a crafter) to be a little more than just a card. I cut them out on my scan n cut machine and coloured them with my Chameleon pens.
Around the “rain” sentiment and the happy birthday sentiment I distressed this and inked what was white card with distress inks. I added some paper lace around the “rain” sentiment too.
I was pleased with the result and so was my mum which made the whole process worthwhile!
Here’s my card I created for the latest Dream Valley challenge.
The design is by Paper Nest Dolls.
I decided the colour this in grey scale and pick out the pink hearts as the highlights. I used a pencil and a paper nub to blend it out. Then I picked out the hearts and coloured these with a pink glitter pen.
I’ve been playing with some new stamps this weekend which came from Creative Stamping magazine. They are by Sheena Douglass and I could see the possibilities and really wanted this set.
I actually made another couple of cards but I’ve given them to people already and I didn’t get to take a photo sadly. So here are the two I did get photos of.
These two are both the same but different colour ways and the second one I made into an easel slider card too.
I hope you like them!
Using Lola heart from Crafty Sentiments
I chose to use a cream 6×4″ card blank for this challenge and cover it with muted splashes of colour. These splashes have got little butterflies and hearts coming out of them so I felt it fitted the theme.
The image was coloured with my Chameleon pens and used my scan n cut to cut out the image with a border, then matted and layered.
The sentiment is one of Sara’s from Crafters Companion. I chose to use the ‘red brick’ distress ink to stamp this.
Using All Dressed Up digi stamp ‘Merry and Bright’
I chose to use water colours for this challenge and die cut the image, inked around the edges with a gold ink to give a subtle glow. I then layered this onto another coordinating mat and added some ribbon around the lower mat. The background paper and the flowers I found in my stash and the gold snowflakes I’d got already cut and I used these instead of leaves for a Christmas feel.