Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Simple Cattails

Hello everyone,

Today's post is another 'thinking of you' card.


The card base is Stampin' Up Always Artichoke.  The printed paper is The Paper Loft "Back Country" Creek Bank layered on Soft Suede and an ivory of unknown origin.  The sentiment is Creative Expressions Petite Scribbled Sentiments "Everyday" stamped in Soft Suede and layered on more Soft Suede and Always Artichoke.  The embellishments are Recollections Cork Dots.

I absolutely love this cattail paper.  It's so simple and natural.  I trimmed it carefully so as not to lose much of the image.  The sentiment is in the design sweet spot.  I played with my paper punches to find workable layers for the sentiment.  Outside the two cork dots, I didn't feel the need to add any extra embellishment.  It's a great result.

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

Gisèle


Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Cycling Thoughts

Hello everyone,

Today's post is a thinking of you card I crafted for my brother.



The card base is Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler.  The printed paper is Stampin' Up layered on Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry.  The sentiment is Close To My Heart For Every Occasion stamped in Altenew Jet Black on Recollections White and layered on more Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay.  The embellishments are Mark Richards 3 mm silver metals.

One of my brother's primary means of travel is via bicycle so I put this great bicycle paper aside when I came across it.  I loved playing with the solid paper colours.  I doubt I would have used a red, blue and yellow combination if I hadn't found it in the printed paper.  This is a really simple card, with a straightforward layout.  A great result.

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

Gisèle

Monday, March 30, 2020

Shark Attack

Hello everyone,

Today's post is a card I crafted for my brother's girlfriend.


The card base is Recollections White.  The printed paper is Photoplay Shark Attack layered on Recollections Black.  The sentiment is Stampendous Friendly Messages stamped in Altenew Jet Black on Recollections White and layered on more Recollections Black.  The card is highlighted with Waterfall Stickles.

I don't get the appeal, but my brother's girlfriend has a thing for sharks. A friend gifted me this shark paper which I knew I'd use for her.  It seems rather ironic that you'd wish someone 'a great day' with a shark card but she'll get the quirky!  It's a simple card and a great result!

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

Gisèle

Sunday, March 29, 2020

He Rocks

Hello everyone,

Today's post is card I crafted for my father-in-law.


The card base is Stampin' Up Very Vanilla.  The printed paper is DCWV Rockstar Star layered on Stampin' Up Taken With Teal and Early Espresso.  The sentiment is Gina K Tag Lines stamped in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla.

This is part of series of cards I'm making for family and friends to perk them up with physical distancing.  My father-in-law recently picked up the guitar again and has been having a lot of fun playing.  I thought this guitar card was the perfect way to encourage him while at the same time lifting his spirits.  I can't wait to hear him play!

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

Gisèle

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Treasured Friends

Hello everyone,

Today's post is one of a series of cards that I'm crafting to send to friends and family while we're all physically distancing.  I'm hoping they'll give folks a boost!


The card base is Stampin' Up Very Vanilla.  The printed paper is of unknown origin layered on Close To My Heart Heavenly Blue, Crystal Blue and Fern.  The sentiment is Hero Arts Friends Are Treasures stamped in Altenew Dusk on Very Vanilla and layered on more Fern.  The embellishments are EK Success Dots Brights dimensional stickers.

This is a really beautiful piece of paper.  The colours are wonderful, as are the images.  I love the floral paisleys.  This sentiment is part of a set I've had for ages but I don't think I've every used.  I sorted through the odds and ends of envelops that never seems to diminish to try to make a dent in the pile.  There are a wide variety of sizes so I'll be able to use up some of the solid paper stash for card bases.  I'm looking forward to seeing what types of cards I'll be crafting in these interesting times.

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

Gisèle

Friday, March 27, 2020

Spring Birthday Wishes

Hello everyone,

Today's post is another birthday card I crafted for a girlfriend's upcoming birthday.


The card base is Close To My Heart Pixie.  The printed paper is Close To My Heart Brushed layered on Canary and Hollyhock.  The sentiment is Hero Arts Say It All stamped in Versafine Onyx Black on Recollections White.  The card is highlighted with Yellow Stickles.

This is another favourite printed paper that I've been hoarding!  It's so beautiful and fresh, perfect for a cheerful birthday card and let's face it, we all need some cheerful right now!  I played with a variety of solid colours for layering, finally settling on yellow and a dark pink.  I used one of the new sheets of Close To My Heart solid papers which has a dark side and a light side.  I love the 'tone' options!  I think yellow Stickles will become a new favourite for embellishing, it's a very happy glitter colour!

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

Gisèle

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Glittered Wishes

Hello everyone,

Today's post is a birthday card I've crafted for a girlfriend.


The card base is Stampin' Up Calypso Coral.  The printed paper is of unknown origin layered on Stampin' Up Pool Party and highlighted with Yellow Stickles.  The sentiment is a Sizzix Happy Birthday die, cut from Recollections Yellow and highlighted with more Yellow Stickles.

My girlfriend is a sun worshiper who could spend all day, every day on the beach.  It's seemed particularly fitting to use this flip-flop paper for her card.  I also wanted it to be a very cheerful card because the current social distancing situation won't allow her to celebrate her special day with anyone.  I glued three die cuts together for the sentiment, giving this sentiment a little bit extra depth.  The yellow glitter against the yellow paper is just awesome!  I hope this card really brightens her day!

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

Gisèle