Square Masculine Birthday Card

So Simon Says Stamp has a new Monday Challenge and that is Be Square. I just received the WRMK Next Level geometric embossing folders today and wanted to try them out along with the deer head from Maggie Holmes Open Book die set, which I cut from a wood patterned paper.

The “birthday” word was cut using Papertrey Ink’s die and the music notes background is actually a thin origami paper from Daiso. Those Next Level embossing folders are amazing! I can’t wait to experiment on glitter paper and perhaps get more designs soon.

This is a 4″ square card using a plain white cardstock base.

Golden Love Heart Card

Hello, again! Here’s another card for both the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and Wednesday Challenge, which happen to have a similar theme, and that is to use something new that I haven’t used before. And I thought the perfect thing was to use the Neat & Tangled Heart of Gold die that I bought from SSS last year but didn’t get around to using. And just in time for Valentine’s too.

Every element on this card is brand new to me. I embossed the background using Amy Tangerine’s Love Spun embossing folder and the word “LOVE” is stamped using MFT’s Label Maker Sentiments set.

The heart was cut using two different glitter foam papers. One in a shimmery pearl white and one in a bright gold. I then carefully stuck the fragmented pieces onto a cardstock as a base and inserted the heart outline after. It was tedious but so worth the effort as the end result is absolutely beautiful. I opted to go for a plain white background because I wanted the heart to take center stage.

Hugs & Kisses XOXO Card

This card is for the MFT Sketch #314 challenge. I used a discontinued (I think) Die-Namics cover up die called Hugs and Kisses to cut out the red background and mat it with a black cardstock so the “xoxo” stands out a bit more. Then I cut a small heart from a Kaisercraft stacked heart die set and popped up the stamped words “Hugs & Kisses” from MFT’s Label Maker Sentiments stamp set. There’s a bit of a swirly design on the back of the heart and it’s a diecut from Tim Holtz Scribbles and Splats.

As much as I like the final result of the background die, it was a wee bit tedious poking all the little bits out. And if I were to make it again, I’d use a solid color cardstock instead of pattern paper as I find it a bit too busy. But overall, I think it’s quite a nice card 🙂


Colorful Falling Leaves Card

I tend to struggle with arranging different color combinations and thought I’d challenge myself with MFT Color Challenge #59.

These are not colors I tend to use often in my cardmaking although I really should. I didn’t even have a dark green shade of cardstock or patterned paper or even washi tape. The only things I had in a dark green are paints and Copic markers. I could have left the darker green out but I wanted to challenge myself to use all 4 colors.

I actually saw a similar version of this card on Pinterest and took inspiration from it. But I think she used a different leaf die.

I colored a narrow strip on the side of the card with a Copic marker in Nile Green. It wasn’t very even for some reason and I forgot alcohol markers tend to bleed through. So I had to cover up the other side of the card with the same bright green cardstock that I used for one of the leaves.

I’m very pleased with how the card turned out. I used MFT Falling Leaves die to cut out the shapes and in-lay the negative space with the multi-colored leaves. I also stamped on the sentiment from Hero Arts Many Messages.

I hope you like it and until the next time, take care and have a nice day!

Celebrate Snow Card

I absolutely love white-on-white cards as I find a simple elegance to them. The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge has the theme of “Let There Be Snow” and thought of white snowy backgrounds. I got the embossing folder free from a UK crafter’s magazine and this is probably one of my favorite Christmas themed embossing folders. But I don’t own many so this “freebie” was quite a welcomed addition.

So pretty in white! I added some clear Wink of Stellar on the embossed snow designs but it doesn’t show up on camera. It’s so nice and sparkly in person. Just the right touch. The celebrate word is diecut from glitter white foam, which makes things a bit easier so I don’t have fuss around too much by layering the word.

If I get time, I’d likely try to churn out another snowy card. I love these cards!