Sunday, October 13, 2019

In Green Paisley

Hello everyone,

Today's post is a fancy green paisley birthday card.


The card base is Craft Smith.  The printed paper is of unknown origin layered on Recollections White.  The sentiment is Just Rite Large Fancy Sentiments stamped in Versafine Onyx Black on Recollections White and layered on Stampin' Up Always Artichoke.  The embellishments are Recollections adhesive faux pearls.

This is another card which I prepped quite a while back but never assembled.  This is a great sheet of printed paper.  It's quite elegant so I opted to chose a sentiment in a pretty fancy font.  The layout is very simple.  I debated trying to place the pearl embellishments more randomly but that doesn't always work out so well.

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

Gisèle

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Birthday Voyage

Hello everyone,

Today's post is a neutral birthday card for a traveler.


The card base is Craft Smith.  The printed paper is of unknown origin layered on Recollections Black and a vanilla of unknown origin.  The sentiment is Frantic Stamper stamped in Altenew Permanent Black on more vanilla of unknown origin.  The embellishments are Eyelet Outlet enamel dots.

I've had the elements for this card on my desk for weeks but haven't put it together because I've been on my own European adventure.  I think a ship is the only mode of travel I didn't experience over the past couple of weeks.  This is a lovely piece of printed paper.  I love the how the ship appears to be sailing from the back to the front of the card.  I kept the sentiment small and the embellishments limited so that ship remained a focal point.  It's a great result.

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

Gisèle

Friday, October 11, 2019

Mad Science Birthday

Hello everyone,

Today's post is the last of the cards I've crafted as part of my brother and his girlfriend's Christmas package.


The card base is Recollections White.  The images are Jolee's Boutique Beakers & Test Tube Repeat layered on more Recollections White and Close To My Heart Sky.  The sentiment is Altenew Birthday Builder stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.

My brother is a specialized science librarian so I couldn't resist crafting him a science card.  This card is actually going to drive him crazy because the images are on an angle, not in straight rows - thus the 'mad' title!  This is actually the second version of the card.  When I finished the first attempt I realized it was upside down!  If I really wanted to disturb my brother I would have left it but I just couldn't live with it!  This is a very basic card but I actually really love the simplicity.

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

Gisèle

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Gators Galore

Hello everyone,

Today's post is a really fun alligator birthday card.


The card base is Stampin' Up Wild Wasabi.  The images are Recollections stickers adhered to Recollections White and layered on Recollections Black.  The sentiment is Stampin' Up stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.

My brother spent a number of years in New Orleans so an alligator card seemed very appropriate for him.  I stamped the sentiment first to ensure it was centered then carefully placed the alligator stickers so they were at least somewhat evenly spaced.  I am so pleased with this card!  It turned out even better than I imagined and I think my brother will love it!

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

Gisèle

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Grinning Fat Cat

Hello everyone,

Today's post is another cat card.


The card base is The Paper Studio.  The printed paper is DCWV The Pet's Stack.  The image is Plaid All Night Media Cats stamped in Altenew Dark Chocolate on Recollections Vanilla and layered on corrugated green of unknown origin.  The sentiment is Altenew Birthday Builder also stamped in Dark Chocolate on Recollections Vanilla.

When I started working on these cat cards I'd forgotten I had these cat stamps which is a really fun set that I don't use all that often.  I love this fat grinning critter!  The background paper is a scrap that fit the card base perfectly.  I love the texture of the corrugated piece of green which adds interest because placed horizontally, it contrasts with the vertical application of the printed paper.  A great result!

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

Gisèle

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Playful Kitties

Hello everyone,

Today's post is a very playful cat birthday card.


The card base is The Paper Studio.  The printed paper is Photoplay "Whiskers" Cat Nip layered on a mustard Bazzill.  The sentiment is Stampin' Up All Holidays stamped in Early Espresso on Recollections Vanilla and layered on more mustard and a green Bazzill.  The brads are of unknown origin.

Like his girlfriend my brother has a love of cats.  I thought this particular piece of paper was especially fitting because we had a cat named Whiskers when we were younger.  As I've mentioned many times, I'm not a fan of using paper with rows or columns for cards but this piece worked well because the scale of the images is small and it worked well on this card.  I had to be careful when placing the sentiment because I didn't want to cut off the images.  I love the wide variety of colours which made colour coordination pretty straightforward.  It's a great card!

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

Gisèle

Monday, October 7, 2019

Bookish Thoughts

Hello everyone,

Today's post is a card that will go in my brother's Christmas box.


The card base is Craft Smith.  The printed paper is Authentique Mister layered on an ivory and burgundy of unknown origin.  The sentiment is Hero Arts Everyday Sayings stamped in Altenew Industrial Diamond on Recollections Vanilla and layered on more burgundy.  The mini banners were punched from Close To My Heart Grey Wool.  The embellishments are Keepsakes Memories from Multicrafts.

My brother is a librarian so it was only fitting to craft him a book card.  This particular paper is wonderfully neutral and with a more general sentiment, he could use it for any occasion.  I love the colours in the paper.  The layout is very straightforward.  The longer sentiment allowed me to add the three little banners which in hindsight rather mimic bookmarks.  A fantastic result.

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

Gisèle