Don't you just love this? I adore how it turned out and I've been dying to post it! I had so much fun coloring the poppies and even got to do it an extra time on my butterfly. A sponge dauber and an ink pad transformed my white paper doily into an Island Indigo one that looks perfect nestled on my embossed Pool Party panel. Love, love, love!
Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Fabulous Florets
Ink: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Jet Black Stazon
Paper: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Tea Lace Paper Doilies
Tools: Big Shot, Lacy Brocade TIEF, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die, Beautiful Wings Embosslit die, 3-inch circle die, Paper Snips
I changed up a little for this one and went vintage and distressed. I like to break out of my "clean" comfort zone sometimes and do a bit of sponging and distressing. I always find distressing to be good for "de"stressing. ;) I know, I'm a dork. Anyway, I just love how cute this turned out. Neutrals are fun to work with and can look amazing together.
Stamps: Patterned Occasions (SAB)
Ink: Soft Suede (marker and ink pad)
Paper: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla card stocks, Neutrals Designer Series Paper Patterns stack
Accessories: Very Vanilla seam binding, Neutrals Designer Buttons, Early Espresso Baker's Twine
Tools: Big Shot, Lots of Tags sizzlits, Extra Large Oval punch, Scallop Edge border punch, Stampin' Distress Tool, Stampin' Sponges, Color Spritzer Tool, Paper Snips
And now back to a more clean-and-simple card... I love banners and pinwheels, so I combined them into this very fun birthday card. The Color Coach helped me pick out a great masculine color combination and I let my tools do all the work!
Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners
Ink: Midnight Muse
Paper: Midnight Muse, Marina Mist, Gumball Green, Whisper White card stock, Print Poetry Designer Paper
Accessories: Neutrals Glimmer Brads
Tools: Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelit dies, Pinwheel Sizzlit, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Paper Piercing Tool
Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners
Ink: Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Marina Mist
Paper: Gumball Green, Marina Mist, Midnight Muse, Whisper White card stock, Perfect Polka Dots and Print Poetry designer papers
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals
Tools: Big Shot, Bitty Banners framelit dies, Hearts a Flutter framelit dies, 2 3/8 and 1 3/4 scallop circle punches, 1, 3/4, 1/2 circle punches
(sorry for the big picture; it was the only way you could see it really well)
My second 3-D item is my other favorite. It was a labor of love and I hope my little girl will enjoy it hanging in her room for a while. It was hard to take pictures of it, but I tried. :) I love all the shimmer and sparkle and of course the colors. Below is a close-up so you can see more of the details.
Stamps: Broadsheet Alphabet, Papillion Potpourri
Ink: Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight, Versamark
Paper: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White card stock, Brights and Neutrals Designer Serious Paper Patterns stacks
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Basic Gray/Basic Black 1 1/4 Two-Tone Ribbon
Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Pennants die, Beautiful Butterflies die, Beautiful Wings embosslit, Circles #2 die, 1 3/4 circle punch
Stamps: Word Play, Sweet Essentials, Hearts a Flutter
Ink: Island Indigo, Pool Party
Paper: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Island Indigo card stock, Neutrals and 2011-2013 In Colors Designer Series Paper Patterns stack
Accessories: Artisan Embellishments Kit, Basic Pearls, Pool Party Baker's Twine, Tea Lace Paper Doilies
Tools: Big Shot, Tasteful Trim die, Hearts a Flutter Framelit dies, Paper Snips
And because I always end my posts with a peek of my sweetie, here's one of her recent Easter pictures.
Thanks for looking over all my projects.