I just realized it has been almost a whole year since my last blog post. A lot has happened in that time, most of which took a lot of time away from this passion of mine. However, I have a few weeks available, sort of, so between living the rest of my life, I decided I would post a few things I have made.
Hopefully as I get used to working full-time, being a part-time student and a mother of 3 teenagers, one of which will start college in 4 weeks, I will continue to have time to papercraft. My love for the craft has not changed, only the time I have available.
To start, I thought I would post a few cards I made for a stamp camp I held in June when the Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual catalog went live.
This first card uses the Wood Words wood-mount stamp set from the Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. I found a card on Pinterest (See blog here) from another Stampin' Up! demonstrator and I loved what she did with the colors so I changed it up a little.
The next card uses the great new Happy Birthday Gorgeous photopolymer bundle. The color scheme is Smoky Slate and Lemon Lime Twist. I love the new Lemon Lime Twist color, one of the fabulous 2017-2019 In Colors released this year!! And the ombre ribbon in this same color is just adorable and so easy to bend and wrap. I love that ribbon can be used for more than just bows!! I also tried playing with a watercolor wash in the background. This is a new technique for me so I need to continue playing to perfect the effect.
The next card is a simple one and showcases all 5 of the Stampin' Up! 2017-2019 In Colors. They are so beautiful and I love how well they coordinate with each other, as well as the rest of the colors in the Stampin' Up! collection. I also used the Eastern Beauty stamp set and the Eastern Medallion thinlits. A simple card and can easily be dressed up even further.
The final card for today uses a stamp set from the previous Stampin' Up! catalog, Jar of Love. I found a few people on Pinterest who made a wreath using the leaves and added some flowers (I linked to my Pinterest page with over 4500 pins of cards so I could not easily find the one I was looking for to showcase my inspiration). I loved this idea so I decided to try a version of my own. I stamped the leaves (only inked the stamp just below where the leaves stopped so I did not get the entire stem inked up) with Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive. It's pretty simple once you get the placement of the leaves correct.
That's all for today. I will post a few more cards over the next few weeks. I have been able to create here and there, just not post!
Happy day to you all!