Friday, February 23, 2018

Sky's the limit

My Favorite Things - Mini Cloud Stencil, Lawn Fawn - Blue Skies stamp


Today's card is another relatively clean and simple card using a chipboard sticker, stencil and a matching stamp sentiment. One of the things I'm really into lately is mixing and matching different supplies. A stencil from one company, stamp from another and ephemera from a third. I think it really helps stretch out all those supplies and hopefully inspires someone else out there.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Hogs 'n Kisses

Simon Says Stamp - Birthday Farm Animals stamp

For today's card, I chose to focus on the little pig from Birthday Farm Animals. I think he looks hilarious with the goofy eyes and the little party hat. I knew I wanted to keep this card in the sunshine yellow tones, so I added a few touches or purple to make some contrast. I added some Stickles over the balloon for a touch of glitter and a few sequins.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Cupcake Thanks

C.C. Designs - Cupcakes & Balloons stamp, Simon Says Stamp - Thanks stamp

Today's card was a tough one. Not because it's a complicated design or technique, but because I was just not sure how I wanted to finish it off. I really wanted to use the oval dies to create a portrait-like panel, but it left me with no good place to put a sentiment - and the card just felt too empty without one.

Finally, I settled on a small die-cut strip with ziggy edges and placed it over cupcake girl's legs. I'm still not sure that I love the placement, but it made the card feel finished.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Kraft Birthday Goat

Simon Says Stamp - Birthday Farm Animals

I liked the simple sunshine card I made earlier, so I thought I'd combine the CAS design with the cupcake goat from Birthday Farm Animals. I was playing around with a one-layer element for the background, so I pulled out Gathered Twigs distress oxide ink. I blended it in a circle and sprinkled a few drops of water for that oxidized texture. It didn't quite work out the way I was hoping it would, unfortunately, so I added some splattered white paint.

I adhered the image, a sentiment sticker and a few enamel dots. It turned out okay overall, but I think I'll make some changes next time I use this technique.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Monday, February 19, 2018

Bits and Pieces: Burning Bright


Today's card is another bits and pieces card. I found this colored lightbulb and stamped sentiment in my bits and pieces stash and I thought they would go great on a simple card. I like the combination of yellow and gray, so I grabbed a sunshine yellow card base and a strip of gray-striped patterned paper. Just a few sparkly enamel dots added the finishing touch.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Moo-tiful birthday

Simon Says Stamp - Birthday Farm Animals stamp

Since last week was very girly with ponies and unicorns, I thought I would even the score a bit this week and make a few neutral or masculine cards. I decided to use Simon Says Stamp's Birthday Farm Animals stamp, as it features quirky and fun animals that aren't too sugary-sweet.

For today's card, I made a bit of a layered scene, adding 3 farm friends together to celebrate that birthday. Since the cow was already holding a banner, I didn't need to add a sentiment (which was perfect because the animals took up a lot of space!).

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Hello Sunshine

Doodlebug- Mr. Sunshine Doodlepops, Simon Says Stamp - Sunshine die

Today's card is extremely simple and it features a layered sticker from Doodlebug. They call these stickers "doodlepops" (which is adorable) and I have a small collection of them going. They're a bit pricey to use all the time, but they're perfect for a very special card.

I paired the sticker with the die-cut "sunshine" and a little sentiment strip from a pack of planner stickers. I set everything against a kraft patterned paper and the card was complete.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Friday, February 16, 2018

Pinky Hello!





Simon Says Stamp - Small Hello die, Simon Says Stamp - Dot Scallop Border die, The Greeting Farm - Hello Unicorn

Okay, I promise, it's the last pony card for a while - but I, once again, just couldn't resist making one more cute card.

For today's card, I paired the unicorn from Hello Unicorn with some fun dies I got from Simon Says Stamp. I've been wanting the dotted scallop border die for ages now, and I finally got it as a part of a Christmas gift. It's definitely one die I'll have to play around with more.

I colored the unicorn in very soft peachy pinks this time. I really like the palette and I think it looks feminine without being too baby-like.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Red and Gold

The Greeting Farm - A Lil' Magic, The Greeting Farm -Your Wings

You guessed it! More fun with ponies today, featuring A Lil' Magic and Your Wings stamps. I went with a slightly different palette this time, bringing a pop of bright red and golden yellow to a polka-dot pattern background.


Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Sweetheart





Today's card features a little shaker tag that came as a part of a Simon Says Stamp card kit. I haven't gotten as many kits in 2017/18 as I have in the past years, but I still haven't used them as much as I would like. Though - I now think a part of that is just due to seeing soooooo many people do "1 kit, 10 cards" videos/blog posts that it leaves me wanting to do something entirely different.

I'm excited to pull out those stamps, dies, paper and embellishment now that time has gone by and use them in a completely different concept.

And, of course, as today is Valentine's day, this card seemed especially fitting.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~