Monday, April 23, 2018

Life doesn't have to be perfect

In this age of social media, it's easy to think that someone else has the perfect life but we all know that everyone has their own difficulties.  But sometimes we need a reminder and this stamp is just perfect to encourage someone who needs a visible encouragement (and it's always a cheer to receive a handmade card in the mail, right?)

To make this card, I used the Neat& Tangled Calthea set.  It's not my usual style to purposely do a loosely stamped background (because most crafters enjoy a nice dose of OCD).  I added some splatter to my watercolored/stamped background.

The sentiment was stamped in black Versafine and framed with a light green matting - same as the card base.  

Thanks so much for looking and I hope you find the wonderful in your life!

Life Doesn't Have to be Perfect - Mounted

Friday, April 20, 2018

One banner - One die - two cards with ODBD

I'm sharing today two very similar cards - I just changed the background and the embellishments.  I think I should do this more often - get two cards done with one idea!  I like it - what do you think?

Monday, April 16, 2018

Another NEW QF - Music Expresses

I've got another beautiful music quote by Quietfire Design from the What's New section on their website.  I went with the classic combo of red, white, black and gold.

After stamping the quote on white card stock, I framed the layer with thin gold washi tape and then matted it with a 1/16 inch of red card stock.  A scrap of sheet music and the Memory Box Party Music Die completed my card.  The same die was cut out of gold card stock and I trimmed the notes to overlay it over the complete die cut in black.  (Yes, I did keep the center of one of the last eighth notes in because there's no such thing as a half note/eighth note).  

Music Expresses - Mounted

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Music Speaks with NEW Quietfire Design

I love this quote lettered by Suzanne of Quietfire Design ever since I saw it on my son's band t-shirt.  So imagine how happy I am it's a stamp now - perfect if I ever want to send anything to the music department at school.  (By the way, band teachers - amazing!!!  How do you take dozens and dozens of cacophonous instruments in the hands of pre-teens and teenagers and make them into beautiful music - woo - not for the weak I tell you.)

I found an old music sheet on a wood mounted stamp by Recollection as my background and stamped in brown, sponged with brown ink for a nice old sheet music feel.  The flowers are the Sizzix wildflower dies and colored with watercolor markers.

The star of the card of course is this beautiful quote framed against those elements.  I'll be sharing another music quote card this week that is also in the What's New section of Quietfire Design website so keep your eyes open!

Thank you so much and hope you hear some great music today.

Where Words Fail - Mounted