14 July 2022

2022: Spellbinders Winter Collection [cards #115-117]

Hello again, sweet friends! 

I am beyond excited to share that I was asked to create a few special projects for the amazing company Spellbinders!!! Can you believe it!?!? WOW! 

Their new Winter Garden Collection is now available and is full of different Christmas themed stamps and dies. You can click HERE to see it all--- and you can be like me and put it all in your cart today! I want everything:) 

I was really challenged with the two die sets I received because I don't normally work with flowers... or 3D images! I had tons of fun stepping out of my comfort zone to make the following Christmas cards. If you know me then you know I love a good challenge that makes me think and try new techniques or styles! 

I made three cards to share today. I'll start with the first card I made because I failed at making a flower 3D! LOL 😂 I tried but the die cut flower just didn't look right (that's where the challenge came in and it drove me to make another card!). This first card is very clean and simple with a sentiment and the flower. I think it's very pretty... but that flower challenged me! I also have never heard of this flower before, the Helleborus Christmas Rose. I did some research and found it to be a very beautiful flower. You can't see it in this photo, but I added a bit of glitter to the flower to make it pop. 

Because I was struggling I decided to move on to the other flower die set, the Jasmine Etched dies. This little flower inspired me to do an accent panel on the left side of a very clean and simple card. I love that the papers for the leaves and stems are striped, matching the background paper. The simple sentiment (from Create A Christmas Sentiment die set) was the perfect accent and finishing touch for this project! 

After the success of a 3D Jasmine flower on the last card, I jumped back to the Helleborus Christmas Rose and made a vintage holiday card. This is my absolute favorite card of the bunch-- probably because I was successful with the 3D flower!! LOL ;) What I wasn't so successful at was adding copic coloring as the accent for the petals🤦🏼‍♀️ I used two different copic markers but I guess I needed to go darker for the lines to show. Either way-- this is my favorite card! I love it! 

That's it for me today, but I have a feeling I will be back with MORE 3D flower creations using the Spellbinders Helleborus Christmas Rose and Jasmine Etched die sets! I had so much fun getting crafty with these dies.

Be sure to check out the new Spellbinders collection and order your Christmas and holiday themed products HERE

I'll be back to share MORE soon! THANKS so much for stopping by!    

Be blessed ❤️

04 July 2022

2022: Technique Tuesday Promotion Cards [cards #95-102]

Hello again, sweet friends! 

I'm super excited to be back today sharing MORE Technique Tuesday creations!! Our challenge was to create a sympathy, encouragement, or get well card. I was sent a beautiful stamp set, "Lily Wishes", that included many different sentiments that helped spark my creativity for these projects. 

I also stepped out my comfort zone this time around as I didn't really paper piece, fussy cut, or add lots of detail. I went with clean and simple for many of these cards. It was fun but also very hard for me as I tend to add, add, addddd more and more! LOL 🙃

First up, card #95, "CAS Strength". It's a simple card with a rustic and warm feel. 
Next up, card #98, "Modern CAS". I went with a more modern and busy patterned paper for the background and highlighted the flower without coloring it. I love how this card turned out.
This next card is more my style as it looks like I added tons of detail... but really it was so simple to make! I splattered paint on the card base, sloppy watercolored the flower, and added a sentiment. EASY! It's card #100 and is called "Hope for U". 
Two more cards--- sometimes I can't help but create as many as I can using the product I was sent! I had lots of fun with this challenge! 

Card #101, "Strength For Today". This card was inspired by a bathing suit-- it had black/white stripes with colored solid flowers with a few dark maroon accents. I loved the jade, blush pink, and maroon combo that I had to try to make a card from this adorable bathing suit. I wish I could copic color like some of you--- mine is basic! I used one color because the maroon accents turned into a MESS! LOL!
And finally, card #102, BW CAS + Neon Fun. I loved how this card turned out--- it's fun and whimsical and yet the sentiment and image are formal. I think this card is perfect for just about anyone❤️ 
I had so much fun creating for Technique Tuesday for the past year!!! I'm sad to say that they are closing their business doors soon. **Be on the lookout for more details on sales and what new adventures the owners will be taking. **THANK YOUTechnique Tuesday, for all your love and support and for allowing me to share my creations with you and your friends/fans! What a blessing it has been to work with you and your product❤️ 

That's it for me today.

THANKS so much for stopping by!    

Be blessed ❤️

Card #95-102