Elegant navy card

This is the last and one of my favorite cards from the simple and elegant card box. I like how this card turned out and I think I will be making some of these for myself.

I watercolored the flower and think it looks very pretty as I played with some shading. The strip at the bottom was made with a corner pocket punch with the guard removed. I noticed Becca created these really cool medalions circle and rectangle medallions. That got me to thinking and looking at my pocket punches. I had this retired Stampin’ Up one that I played with using a strip of paper. I thought it made a cool border strip and decided to use it on this card. I really like the look. What do you think? Here is my creation.

Stamps: In Full Bloom Paper: Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, white Ink: Bashful Blue, Garden Green, Night of Navy, Palette Noir Black Accessories: ribbon (Pink Hedgehog), Square Steps Corner Pocket punch, aqua painter, Gold Spica micro flake pen, sponge dauber, sticky tape, dimensionals

Well I am headed into my craft room today to do some creating. I have not participated in challenges in a few weeks and want to try a few of them. Thanks for looking and have a great day!


A butterfly card

Late post today. Lots going on and very busy.

This is another card from the simple and elegant card box I did for a gift. It is simple and fun. I used the strip stamp to create the sidebar. I often try to use the strip stamps in other ways. I like how the strip turned out. When I first started this card I felt the background paper was too busy. Once the card was finished, I really liked the final product. Does that ever happen to you. Here is my creation.

Stamps: Shades of Nature Paper: Garden Green, So Saffron, white, retired Stampin’ Up Patterned Paper Ink: Palette Noir Black, Garden Green, So Saffron Accessories: Designer Label punch, 1″ circle punch, Black Diamond embossing powder, ribbon (JoAnn’s), Almost Amethyst – Ballet Blue – Gardern Green – So Saffron markers, sponge dauber, sticky tape, dimensionals

Thanks for looking and have a great afternoon!


Simple scalloped edge card

Well I spent the weekend putting away Christmas and organizing my craft room. I got the samples made for the workshop this week. I will post them later this week for you to see.

Today’s card was a simple easy card. I used this card to base the box on as I liked the way it turned out. Not much to explain. Here is my creation.

Stamps: Garden Silhouettes Paper: Bordering Blue, white, Le Jardin PP Ink: Whisper White craft Accessories: Colonial Fiskars Paper Edgers, pearls (Michael’s), white detail embossing powder

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Elegant punched flower card

Well I spent some time in my craft room yesterday trying to get organized. I need to make my cards for my workshop this week and need to get things ready to use that room. I also started taking down my Christmas decorations. When I left last week I just left everything in the house as it was for the holidays but need to get things down and put away before the workshop. I also need to stamp as I haven’t created anything new in over 2 weeks. I am itching to make some winter cards.

This card is very similar to one I did as part of the fun and funky set. This one uses the same punch but by changing the stamp and the paper you can create a more elegant card.

After I punch the flowers I use a marker to draw lines to simulate petals. It gives the punch more depth in my opinion. I added some stickles in the center for some bling.

I often struggle with patterned paper that has swirls on it. I tried using the swirl at the bottom of the cut paper for the card and it actually turned out nice. I may just even add my own stamped swirls on patterned paper every once in a while. Here is my creation.

Stamps: Stem Silhouettes Paper: Always Artichoke, Brocade Blue, white, Le Jardin PP Ink: Always Artichoke Accessories: Flowers Trio punch, ribbon (Pink Hedgehog), icicle Stickles, sponge dauber, sticky tape, dimensionals

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No embellishments used

I wanted a simple one layer card for one in the set. I went to the Stampin’ Up set with simple flowers. Although there are no embellishments on this card I think it is very pretty.

I used markers to ink the stamp then stamped it one and then again without reinking to get a softer image also. Like the effect but need to work on my image placement a little. Here is my creation.

Stamps: Easy Elegance Paper: white Ink: Night of Navy Accessories: Brocade Blue – Night of Navy – Garden Green markers, sponge dauber

Thanks for looking and have a great Saturday!