3×3 Valentines Cards 2015 Part 3

Purple & Green Set croppedThank you, Corel Draw for this purple and green background.  I just happened to have the right green and purple card stock to match it.  Lots of stamping and lots of cutting files used.

6 Heart Square:Silhouette:11 hearts (37852); Background stamp: Studio G; Script background: A Lost Art; Sentiment: Recollections

Heart Border:Silhouette:Border Hearts (24381), 5 Decorative Borders (55446); Sentiment: Stampa Rosa

Heart Border Tag:Silhouette: 4 Tags (50938), Borders Vertical Hearts(24484), 5 Bracket Tag (?); Background: Hero Arts; Sentiment: Hero Arts

Hearts Oval:Silhouette: 11 Hearts (37852); Backgrounds: Hero Arts and Studio G

Pink & Brown set croppedI love all of the fun little die cuts and stamps on these 4 cards.  The colors of the marbled paper caused me to use colors I don’t usually go for but I liked the result.

Heart Faux Post:Silhouette:11 Hearts (37852); Background: Hampton Art; Faux Post: Recollections

Heart Stamp:Silhouette:5 Piece Gift Tag Set (20963), Assorted Decorative Edge Strips (24404); Border: Hero Arts; Background:Hero Arts

3 Hearts:Silhouette: 3 Hearts (37919); Background:Hero Arts; Hearts: Hero Arts

Double Heart Label:Silhouette:11Hearts (37852); Dots: Stampabilities; Lace:Hero Arts; Sentiment: Recollections

Multicolor & Gray Set croppedThis background was another Corel Draw fill.  I loved all of the colors and the muted way they were presented.

Love Block:Silhouette: Love Title (55207); Background: Stampabilities; Border:Studio G

Heart Banner:Silhouette:Valentine Flag (54404); Script: A Lost Art; Flower: Hero Arts

Love Branch:Silhouette: 11 Hearts ( 37852), Love Branch Bird (25235); Swirl Background:Hero Arts; Floral Background: Hero Arts

Kisses:Silhouette:8 Piece Scalloped Heart Set (14251), Scalloped Border Large (2268); Stripe background:Studio G; Floral Background: Great Impressions

That’s it for now.  Next time- 4 more sets and I’ll be done with the tiny cards!


3×3 Valentine Cards 2015 Part 2

Purple turquoise and Gray Set croppedWelcome to part 2 of my Valentine  series!

I love the background paper that I purchased at the Paper Source store.  The gray, mint green, lime, and turquoise go so well together.

Love Very Much: Silhouette: Heart (1887); Sentiment: Fiskars; Border and Background: Studio G

Double Heart:  Silhouette: 11 Hearts (37852); Heart Background and Doily stamp: Reflections

Triple Heart:Silhouette:Square Border Small (2588), 5 Label Shapes (31250), 11 Hearts (37852); Swirl Background:Hero Arts; Leaf Background: Stampendous

Cherish Heart:Silhouette: 5 Valentine Hearts (54315), Tiny Fancy Ribbon (56819); Background: Hero Arts; Sentiment: K & Co.

Yellow and Orange Set croppedI don’t think I have ever seen a yellow and orange Valentine before but the handmade paper pulled the cards together.

Heart Flourish with a Rose:Silhouette:Heart Flourish(36853); Background: Stampabilities; Rose: Hero Arts

Circle Border:Silhouette: 11 Hearts (37852); Leaf Border and Background: Hero Arts

Me & You:Cherish:K & Co.; Me  You: Inkadinkadoo

Double Heart:Silhouette: Two Hearts (37526); Sentiment: Fiskars

Salmon and Gray Set croppedThis paper is the same print as the first batch of cards only in a different colorway and comes closer to actual Valentine colors.

Love Heart:Silhouette:8 Piece Stamp Set (142472), 11 Hearts (37852); Word Heart: PSX; Background stamp: Studio G; Faux Post:Recollections

Filigree Heart:Silhouette: Flourish Heart (54690); Background: Stampendous

Cut-Out Heart:Silhouette 2 Hearts (16132), Assorted Decorative Borders (46224); Sentiment: Northwoods

Forever: Silhouette: 2 Flourish Hearts (38610); Background:Great Impressions; Heart Clusters: Stampa Rosa

That’s it for this week!

3×3 Valentine Cards 2015

Purple and Turquoise Set cropped

It’s time for my  2015 3×3 Valentines cards.  Somerset Studio had a call for sets of Valentine cards in unusual colors and I was up for the challenge.  Once I got started it was hard to stop!  I ended up making 12 different sets so hopefully there will be a set that will be published.  I’ll post 3 sets for the next month.  Enjoy!

Floral Love Panel:Silhouette: 5 Label file (31250); Background stamp: Tim Holtz “Heartfelt”

Doily Valentine: Silhouette: Doilies Set (41836), 3 Set Doily (18006), Scallop Border  (2274), Assorted Tags (26283); Sentiment: Recollections

Bracket Frame: Silhouette: 11 Hearts (37852), Frame:Fancy (3234)

Foursquare: Silhouette: Assorted Tag Frames (26283); Background stamp: Great Impressions; Heart stamp:Inkadinkadoo, Sentiment: Northwoods

Copper & Purple Set croppedFor this set I used up some of my favorite paper.  It is a sheet covered with copper gilding and it is beautiful!

Hearts Card: Silhouette: Hearts Card (38404); Hearts background stamp:Reflections; Sentiment: Fiskars

Stacked Hearts: Silhouette: 11 Hearts (37852); Background: Memory Box; Sentiment: Inkadinkadoo

Bird Heart:Silhouette: Bird on Branch+ Cutout Heart Card-2 files welded together (54849); Script: A Lost Art; Sentiment: Northwoods

Wavy Hearts:Silhouette:Abstract Card With Hearts (55189); “Cherish”:K & Co.

Orange & Green Set croppedThe background for these cards is a funky green, orange and black marble paper that I had never used.  I’m not quite sure why I bought it in the first place but I decided to give it a try for these cards.

4 Panel Heart: Silhouette: Artistic Heart (7407), 3 Borders (11652); Sentiment: Northwoods; Flourish stamp: Inkadinkadoo

9 Patch:Silhouette: 11 Hearts (37852); Banner: Recollections; Grid Stamp: Studio G

Label Border:Silhouette: Assorted Decorative Edge Strips (24404), 8 Piece Scalloped Hearts Set 3 (14251); Cherish Sentiment: K & Co.; Flower Border stamp:Studio G; Background Stamp: Stampabilities

I Love You: Silhouette: 4 Artisan Borders (41118), 11 Hearts (37852); Leaf Border stamp:Studio G; Sentiment: Craftsmart

Summer Card Camp 2 Sketch and Color Challenges

Butterfly You Inspire Me '13 cropped

I always enjoy Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner’s online classes and their Summer Card Camp 2 did not disappoint. This card used one of their sketch and color combos from week 3.

I had just picked up the Sizzix Stamp and Die Set really cheaply at Michaels so this seemed to be a good time to try the set out.   I stamped and die cut the butterflies out of white cardstock and colored them by tapping my Distress Ink pads on my craft mat and picking up the color with a water brush.  I used the white cardstock purposely so that the colors of the ink would be true but I didn’t want the outer edges to be so white so I used the Frayed Burlap Distress Ink to color the edges.  Much better!

The sketch used twine to wrap around the center of the card but since I happened to have purple thread on a bobbin I decided to sew the lines on instead.  My machine was not exactly behaving itself so the stitching is a little wonky but that’s the way it goes sometimes.  I still like the result.

I cut out a banner and swiped it through the puddles of Distress Inks to color it, dried it with my heat gun and then stamped the sentiment.

Both the butterfly and the sentiment were mounted on dimensional adhesives and then added some bling with rhinestones.

Octagon Butterfly Inspire '13 cropped

As I said, my machine wasn’t exactly cooperating with me for the stitching so I ended up making two panels and then trimming them to get the best results.  I had this small piece of embroidered panel left and another butterfly from the same Sizzix set so I decided to make another card.

It was a  “look into my drawer of stuff I haven’t used yet” kind of day so I pulled out my new Heidi Swapp hexagon stencil and used Broken China and Seedless Preserves to add color. I like the contrast between the hazy background and the not-so-hazy butterfly panel.

Butterflies: Sizzix Stamp and Die Set; Distress Inks: Milled Lavender, Seedless Preserves, Broken China, Frayed Burlap: Sentiment: Hero Arts CL351; Heidi Swapp Stencil;