I have a sweet young friend who is turning 16. I thought Penny Black’s About Town would be the perfect image for her. I used a Copic friendly pen to extend the hair, since Emma has longer hair. Her favorite color is pink, and what girls doesn’t want a pink car.
Black About Town Mimi
Favorite Things Anything But Basic Birthday Wishes
I saw this great post on Pinterest ( 473229873344337455 ) and thought I would give it a try for a masculine birthday card. All you need is some balloon dies, a pretty birthday die cut, and a way to add rainbow colors to your cardstock. Love the way it turned out. So bright and colorful.
When I am going to print a digital image I like to fill the page with images I want to color so I don’t waste any Neena cardstock. I purchased this digital image from Power Poppy awhile ago and finally got around to using it. Make we want to go and eat some strawberries.
I recently was going through all my dies to determine which I should get rid of and pass on to another crafter to enjoy. I realized that I hadn’t used the edge dies that came in the Spellbinders Small Die of the Month for February 2019 and decided I should give them a try before I decided if I wanted to give them away. I think the lacey scallop is pretty and went searching from patterned paper that would look good with it. When I found this pretty paper with its pink roses I decided to add some 3D flowers from Altenew’s Garden Picks. Love the way it turned out.
Small Die of the Month February 2019
Garden Pick 3D
Classique Pretty Cardstock
K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
and Green Cardstock from Scraps
It Cross Grain Ribbon Black with White Stitching
I love this large butterfly from Paper Artist and decided that I wanted it to back it with some pretty patterned paper. I die cut the butterfly three times from white cardstock to give it dimension, die cut a rectangle of white for the card front and then die cut the butterfly the way I wanted it to appear on the card front. I added some pretty pink patterned paper behind the rectangle, popped it up with some Darice Sticky Back Foam and added it to the cardbase. I then glued the white butterfly in place, scattered smaller butterflies around it, stamped the sentiment and the card was done.
For this card I took the My Favorite Things Mini Delicate Doilies and placed them randomly on the paper and embossed them. I had to do this a couple of time to cover the rectangle. At first I just added a strip of teal for the sentiment, but I didn’t like the way it looked, so I die cut one of the doilies, backed it with white, and added it to the right of the sentiment.
My Favorite Things Mini Delicate Doilies
Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
Ranger Super Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
3M ½” Foam Tape
Darice Sticky Back Foam
Gina K. Designs Base Weight Tranquil Teal Cardstock
Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
This is the way the card looked before adding the small cutout doilie.
I recently saw Jennifer McGuire take intricate dies and emboss them on cardstock and decided to give it a try. I pulled out some dies that I had in my stash that I thought would make pretty cards. The pictures don’t do them justice, they are really quite elegant and lovely. I pair this one with a black and silver transparent ribbon.
My husband’s birthday is in October, but we are going to be in Europe for three weeks and so I wanted to get his card created early. He loved the cards I had made previously with the Cottage Cuts Racecars and Flags and so I decided to make one more with Midnight Blue Mirror Cardstock, since blue is his favorite color.
Cutes Racecars and Flags
Bee You’re a Classic
K. Designs Amalgam Ink
Companion Midnight Blue Luxury Mirror Cardstock