Sunday, January 25, 2015

A simple black and cream valentine

 
   I wanted to play with the stamp set I have from Raisin Boat called Free as a bird.  I wanted to keep it simple so I embossed the bird and cages with a pewter embossing powder and die cut it with a fun heart die from Nellie they fit nice as this is a longer style heart. I then embossed the bottom of my card  that I had die cut with an accucut die and added a black print paper from my scraps. I cut a small stripe of silver paper and added a black washi tape on top to pull the silver out a bit.I die cut the word love with a paper smooches die. I added a small stripe of the black printed paper under the scallop and I was done. Not your traditional Valentine colors but I do like the simplicity and the elegant feel of this card.
    I will be entering this in Raisin Boats Challenge # 30 Love is in the air and MFT sketch challenge Be sure to stop in and see the other wonderful cards that the talented paper artist have made at both of these wonderful challenge blogs.
   Thanks for stopping and I hope this black and cream card helps you to think out side the box for your Valentine ( Wedding/Anniversary) card making.
Donna

" When I stand before God at the end of my life, I hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and I could say,"I used everything you gave me" Erma Bombeck Writer

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Birds of A feather



     I love that Susan Opel has found a new place to land and share her talents over at My Favorite Things. I also love Challenges so here is my take on My Favorite things sketch challenge.
     I used a fun stamp from Raisin Boat Stamps called Perfect Partners.  I used water color paper and water color pencils to color the cute little birds. I went a little different with the black and white/off white theme.I used spellbinders dies to mat the birds. I used some color core paper and embossed it and sanded it to let the pretty design show through. To add a pop of color on the top and bottom and to go with the sketch. I added some delicate white lace and a skinny red dot washi tape. To finish it off I added a scalloped die cut heart and a metal love embellishment I had in my drawer waiting to be used.To be truer to the sketch I added the delicate leaves a My Favorite Things die that has been discontinued.
   I hope this gets you in the Valentine mood.Be sure to pop over to My Favorite Things sketch challenge to see all of the other wonderful cards the talented paper crafters have made for this challenge.
  Thanks for stopping.
Donna

" When I stand before God at the end of my life, I hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and I could say,"I used everything you gave me" Erma Bombeck Writer

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Sweet Tweet Valentine card



    I made one more card for MFT Sketch Challenge. For this one I used the Wood plank background stamp and used a corner rounder on the corners and then stitched it to the front of my card with red thread. I die cut the vine border from red paper and then added dots of blue pearl pen. I stamped the bird and saying from Raisin Boats Tree's Company stamp set I colored it with Copic markers. I then matted it with red and aqua paper I die cut with spellbinders  oval die.s
   This is a quick and cute Valentine card that is good for a male or female,boy or girl.I hope you like this cute simple card.Be sure to check the other great cards that people made for this challenge.
   Donna
" When I stand before God at the end of my life, I hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and I could say,"I used everything you gave me" Erma Bombeck Writer
 
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