Thursday, April 29, 2021

More Daffodils!

Hello!  Remember last week when I said I'd be back to share another card as soon as it got delivered?  Well, I can finally share my my daffodil card.  It's actually the first card I made with Pretty Pink Posh's Daffodils.  

This time I framed my daffodil garden with the Slimline: Peekaboo Window Dies.  It was the perfect way to anchor everything but still allow the flowers to stay the stars of the show.   After doing some basic coloring with markers, I die cut the daffodils and adhered them at varying heights to achieve more depth and dimension. 
Lastly, I built my sentiment using just the "you" from the Thankful For You Script Die and a stamped sentiment from the Simple Sentiments Stamp Set.
I have had so much fun with this Daffodil set!  It really has been a favorite of mine.  And I am reminded time and time again that I enjoy making cards infinitely more when I design them with someone specific in mind.  Wishing you a happy rest of the week!  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

PPP: Daffodil Birthday

Good afternoon!  I was going to share this card tomorrow, but I just can't wait another day.  I absolutely love spring.  I can't really describe how much joy I feel as I see the flowers begin to pop up in our yard.  And each year the bulbs we've planted spread a little more and the garden beds look a little fuller...and each year I'm even a bit happier than the last.  My sister also appreciates flower gardens, so I made this card just for her.

Now I love a good yellow daffodil, but truth be told, my favorites are the white with pink/coral centers.  They are the second type of daffodils to bloom in our yard each year, and the ones I anticipate the most.  I tried to create a little snapshot of the garden bed here with leaves and flowers going this way and that. I love a good bouquet, but I think I love the playful feel of this even more.  

To create my card, I stamped and die cut lots of Pretty Pink Posh's Daffodils and colored them with a few alcohol markers in a bold, simple strokes.  I also die cut the largest of the PPP Slimline: Scallop Frames, arranged the flowers around it, and adhered them on top of a sheet of clear cardstock.  (My favorite part is that some of the flowers pop out of the frame.)  I raised the hole panel up with foam tape to create a shaker, which I filled with 3mm Sparkling Clear Sequins because they remind me of the rain that we see so often this time of year.  

The finishing touch on my card was the PPP Happy Birthday Script Dies.  These delicate words are super bendy, which made them really easy to arc and fit in the slimline size.

I sure hope you enjoy this card as much as I do.  Thanks so much for taking the time to visit today!  And just so you know, I'll be back in a bit with another daffodil card.  I just can't share it yet because it hasn't quite made its way to the recipient.  Oh, and don't forget that Pretty Pink Posh is having a SALE on all their stamps, dies, and stencils this week!  A great time to snatch something up that you've been eyeing. ;) 

Monday, April 19, 2021

Mother's Day Spring Frame

Good morning, friends!  What a month!  It's been full of some pretty great and some pretty sad things.  But today I'm happy to share a pretty great thing. :) I've actually managed to sneak in some crafty time and just never had the chance to share until now.  I have a few projects that I'll be sharing over the next couple weeks that make me smile lots.  It's truly a coincidence, but Pretty Pink Posh has a sale right now on all their stamps, dies, and stencils.  Always a silver lining, right? 
Pretty Pink Posh recently released the Spring Corner Frame Die, and as soon as I saw it my eyes lit up and heart beat a little faster.  I knew I would love creating with it. \This card started out as a practice with colors, but I ended up liking it so much I decided to keep it (imperfections and all).  I die cut the Spring Corner Frame, colored the flowers and leaves with just two colors each, and then trimmed off the frame that surrounds the entire die cut.  
Then, I cut three more frames in white, stacked them up, and adhered them to my colored frame slightly off set to create a shadow of sorts.  I popped the whole thing up with foam tape, and stamped a sentiment from Pretty Pink Posh's Mom Stamp Set.  And then I just sat and smiled.  I can't wait to give this one to my mom.  Thanks for visiting today!  I hope you are off to a happy start to a new week!