Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Warm Funky Wishes

Hello everyone,

Today's post is a wonderfully funky feminine birthday card.


The printed paper is of unknown origin layered on a peach Bazzill and Recollections White.  The sentiment is Avery Elle Sentimental Too stamp and die set stamped in Altenew Rouge on Recollections White.  The card is highlighted with White Opal Liquid Pearls.

This is another sheet of what I call 'happy' paper.  I love the warm tones and the somewhat funky pattern.  The angles of the lines inspired me to put the 'birthday' on an angle.  I also thought the lines of the die cut also coordinated beautifully.  The Liquid Pearl embellishments mimic the subtle dots on the printed paper.  Overall, I like everything about this card!

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Monday, June 18, 2018

Colourful Flourishes

Hello everyone,

Today's birthday card post uses some more wonderful printed paper.


The printed paper is Bella Blvd Classic Calendars layered on Bazzill Black and a dark fuchsia Recollections.  The sentiment is Rubbernecker Best Wishes stamped in Altenew Jet Black on Recollections White and layered on more black and dark fuchsia.  The card is highlighted with rhinestones of unknown origin.

This is about the happiest printed paper I've ever come across.  I've used it sparingly over the years because I know I'll never find another piece.  The colours are wonderful and allow for virtually any coordinating possibility.  I've generally used black because it makes the printed paper pop even more.  I placed the sentiment in the design sweet spot and had fun layering different punches.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Fanciful Floral Wishes

Hello everyone,

Today's post is a sweet floral birthday card.


The printed paper is of unknown origin layered on Close To My Heart Sweet Leaf.  The sentiment is Stampin' Up Birthday Blossoms stamped in Altenew Dusk on Recollections White and layered on more Sweet Leaf.  The card is highlighted with Star Dust Stickles.

I just love this wonderful printed paper.  There are a ton of colours with which to coordinate and it's perfect for adding Stickles.  In hindsight, the sentiment is a little more formal than I realized at first but in the whole scheme of things, it still works really well.  It's a super simple layout but still perfect for this commission.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Zig Zag Ikat

Hello everyone,

I've got another lovely neutral birthday card today.


The printed paper is of unknown origin layered on Close To My Heart Sapphire and Recollections White.  The sentiment is Close To My Heart Joyful Birthday stamped in Altenew Sapphire on Recollections White.  The banner are punched from more Sapphire paper.  The embellishments are Mark Richards 3mm silver metals.

Ever since I watched a design show which incorporated ikat fabric I've been enamored with the pattern.  This paper incorporates some great colours and I manage to find a great 'match' with the solid paper.  I could have easily crafted this as a vertical card but I thought it was more interesting on the horizontal.  I think it a great neutral result.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle


Friday, June 15, 2018

Vintage Harlequin

Hello everyone,

Today's birthday card post is a really fun and neutral card.


The printed paper is of unknown origin layered on a dark coral and mustard Bazzill.  The sentiment is Close To My Heart Joyful Birthday stamped in Stampin' Up Wild Wasabi on Recollections White and layered on more mustard Bazzill.  The pearl embellishment is of unknown origin.

I really loved this piece of printed paper.  The vintage aspect only added more interest and the colours are perfect for a neutral card.  It was pretty straightforward to coordinate colours.  I love how the points of the banner mimic the harlequin pattern.  The beautiful font of the sentiment in green ink really pops and easy to read.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Thursday, June 14, 2018

More Floral Wishes

Hello everyone,

Today's post is another pretty floral birthday card.


The printed paper is of unknown origin layered on a fuchsia and green Bazzill.  The sentiment is Close To My Heart Joyful Birthday stamped in Altenew Dusk.  The butter fly embellishment was punched from a piece of scrap white stamped with Stampin' Up Timeless Textures in Dusk.  The embellishments are of unknown origin.

I don't often use circles on my cards because I find them really difficult.  I love how this particular application cuts off the circle on the edge of the paper.  I wanted to mimic the blue butterfly on the printed paper so 'created' the punched butterfly.  I think it works quite well.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Banner Birthday

Hello everyone,

I've another sweet birthday card post today.


The printed paper is of unknown origin layered on Close To My Heart Sweet Leaf.  The sentiment is Avery Elle Hanging Banners stamped in Stampin' Up Wild Wasabi on Recollections White and cut with the coordinating die.  The embellishments are cut from Close To My Heart Smoothie with the Avery Elle Hanging Banner die and are highlighted with unknown rhinestones.

This is such happy paper and the banner sentiment is really fun.  I actually love this Avery Elle stamp and die set because it's really easy to use and contains some useful multipurpose sentiments.  The little bow die cuts are really cute if not a bit of a pain to adhere straight.  All worth it when you manage such a great result.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle