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by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff
>> Thursday, March 23, 2017
It seems like just a few short weeks ago I was asking everyone to cross your fingers for me that we would get a boat load of snow... and you must have, because we did :) Last week we received another 18 inches of love from mother nature and well, to put it bluntly, I'm done with snow and winter :) and my card this week reflects it!
This is one of those miracle cards that came together just like I envisioned it. A bit more work than I thought it would be...but it was worth it in the end :)
I started my card by stamping our Flower Border on some white card stock 4 times, coloring and fussy cutting them. My light yellow layer measures 2 3/4" x 4 1/4" and I stamped the center with our Spring is Coming Greeting using blue ink and then layered all on a folded blue card that I had run through my cuttlebug.
Now, let's all cross our fingers that spring is here to stay :)
Thanks so much for stopping by!!
>> Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The Ballerina stamp has captured my heart so I made three cards using her. In this one, I did some surgery on the images. I cut her legs and made them come out at different angles so it would look like she was jumping high instead of bowing - then I made two more. I cut the Country Window curtains image and drew a long bottom instead of a short. Lastly, I took the Dance Your Heart Out Greeting and cut it up to frame the little ballerinas.
On this next card, I focused on the Dance Your Heart Out Greeting and cut out a heart. I used an inked up embossing folder to get the design on the heart and the background.
I made this one using the tea bag art from the Splitcoast Stampers Inspiration Challenge as my inspiration. I cut up the Dance your Heart Out Sentiment and added the little ballerina. I used teabags to stain up the tag and the background and then used the tea bag topper on the tag. Fun card to make.
She is just such an easy image to play with!
Hope your week is going well.
>> Tuesday, March 21, 2017
As soon as I saw it, I couldn't wait to color up this cute little Ballerina stamp. She's just precious!
After making a line of dancers on this card here, I decided to feature her on stage, doing a little solo dance. I began by using the Wood Grain Background stamp to create the floor and I just stamped her right on top. I colored her using Copic markers and then took a couple of post it notes and masked off the top and side of the card. Sponging on some yellow ink, I created a little spotlight to highlight her dancing. I removed the masking and stamped the Dance Your Heart Out Greeting in the spotlight too.
Here is the close up of the glitter I added to her tutu. I figured the spotlight had to be making something sparkle :)
I finished the card by layering it onto a pink base and rounding the opposite corners for a little extra interest. I was feeling all good about this card, and I do still like it due to the whole adorable dancer, but leave it up to one of my design teammates to take the stage concept to another level by making curtains on her card! If you missed it, you can see her amazing creativity here!
Thanks for dropping by today!
>> Monday, March 20, 2017
Hi Everyone! Spring is here. And after the winter snow storms last week I'm pretty sure most everyone is ready for spring. I know I am!! My family has several spring birthdays so I've been working on some birthday cards.
I saw a video by Jennifer McGuire that inspired me. She used a bunch of different greetings to stamp a background on her cards. I took just about every DRS Designs Birthday greeting I could find, arranged them on a piece of CS (in my Misti, of course) and then stamped them with VersaMark ink and embossed them with clear and white EP. I made several of these while I had all the greetings arranged in the Misti. Here are a couple of examples with white embossing: