Thursday, February 22, 2018

Celebrate and subtle stamped background

Hello!  Diana here with a card that can be used for any celebratory occasion but feels like spring to me!  It's in the 70s today and it's FEBRUARY!  I like it.

But on to the card itself:
It's hard to see in some of the photos because the background is so subtle but that was what I wanted so that the beautiful Celebrate die cut would really pop.  I used the "Celebrate" clear stamp from the Happy Birthday collection to make my background.  I stamped it repeatedly on a white card stock and clear embossed.  Though the picture looks almost ivory there, it was the best picture that captured the clear embossing even though everything was done with Neenah white card stock.

The Celebrate and butterfly die cut were sponged with Distress oxide inks and then adhered to the front of the card.  I added a bit of adhesive rhinestone to my butterfly and voila, all done!

For a little big of extra sparkle, I went over all the die cuts with a clear glitter Wink of Stella pen.  It's so pretty and delicate in real life!

I hope you like it and it inspires to you to look through your stamps to see what would make a great background!

Happy Birthday Collection - Clear Stamps
Happy Birthday collection (clear stamps) available from Elizabeth Craft Designs and Quietfire Design

Celebrate - Metal Cutting Die
Celebrate metal die available from Elizabeth Craft Designs and Quietfire Design

Butterfly Flourish - Metal Cutting Dies

Butterfly Flourish metal die  available from Elizabeth Craft Designs and Quietfire Design

Friday, February 16, 2018

More birthday cards with ODBD

I've gotten better about sending birthday cards but oops, I think I missed a couple in the busy-ness this month.  However, I did manage to get this 9th birthday card to my niece.  It's a side step card made easy with the ODBD die.  To get the pattern on the candles, I left the paper in the die and used distress oxides to sponge through the openings.  It's great for embossing but I like this version of it even more.

The second is a quick and simple shaker card using the round balloon die for my shaker element.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Only from the heart with Quietfire Design

Galaxy backgrounds seems to be very popular right now... trending if you will (I'm not a trendy person so what do I know?)   Here's my version of one using distress oxides (really, any reason to play with them!)  I thought it would go well with this quote from Rumi in the Love and Hearts Collection.  

 I added a string of heart lights by drawing a white line to connect the row of hearts from the same stamp set.  The quote is stamped and embossed with gold embossing powder and the hearts were cut out of gold paper also.

Love & Hearts Collection - Clear Stamps

Love and Hearts Clear stamp set available from both 

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

ODBD February release

The most handmade cards sent besides Christmas are probably birthday cards - so I try to keep a stash ready because these things tend to creep up on me.  So if you're like me and have lots of birthday cards to send, this month's release at Our Daily Bread Designs is a must have.

I used the balloons dies two ways... the traditional way with cutting them out and the second is to use them as a mask.  Both cards use distress inks and the same sentiment.  Which one do you prefer?  The layered ones with the die cuts or the simple one layer one?


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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

His love endures forever

Hello!  This card came together very quickly thanks to this beautiful sheet in the Romantic Roses paper pack. I added a light pink layer beneath, a doily die cut and popped up the matted verse from my stamp set His Loves Endures.  I found some wood veneer hearts to tie it all together.  

Challenges I am playing in: