Hello there Peeps! I’m happy to announce that we have a bit of a warm up here in Michigan. This morning it’s 52 degrees. This does good things for my disposition. I was in such a better mood that I was inspired to throw myself into Valentine projects.
This card has a very untraditional color scheme. I coordinated the papers to the wrap on the cherub. Altered chipboard, flowers, twine, sequins, and metal embellishments are the perfect accents.
A sweet and simple tag has soft colors and vintagy finishing touches. Using spacers between the layers build depth and interest.
The cherub tag on this card inspired the peachy pink colors from the paper patterns. Stickles added sparingly brings out the details on the vintagy image. I layered die cuts here and a rather generously sized flower arrangement.
Please enjoy this video tutorial I’ve created for this card…..
Well hello there Peeps! I’m sorry to share that we are still in the icy grasp of winter here in Michigan : ( We haven’t been above freezing in so long I can’t remember. Keeping busy in my studio helps to combat the effects of the shorter colder days.
Today I’m sharing a card created with the gorgeous Seasons collection from Graphic 45. I just love that this collection is specifically seasons rather than holidays because winter does not end with Christmas ( at least not here in Michigan lol.)
I also really love winter birds. They’re just so sweet and delicate.
The cut aparts make it so easy to add layers.
I’ve drawn inspiration for the color palate for the flower selections. Mixing sizes and textures adds so much detail. There are also tiny berry picks, ribbon, and twine tucked in to build up the arrangement.
These little friends are adhered with spacers to bring in a lot of dimension. Tucking in a crisp white doily helps to break up the busy patterns. Altered chipboard snowflakes are the perfect detail for a winter themed card.
I’ve brought the flowers and chippies up to the top as well to balance the larger arrangement. some are nestled under a curled layer of the cut apart.
A bit of faux snow to soften the edges of the papers and real vintage buttons complete this card.
Hello everyone! I’m still having so much fun playing with my Christmas crafting supplies and I’ve created a sweet card to share today with some holiday elements and some surprise additions.
This little snowman is just too cute. It’s really a snow globe…..but I got a little carried away with the flowers…tee hee. And look…..vintage buttons. I bet you never saw that coming lol.
I bet you weren’t expecting blue flowers on a Christmas card right? But I think they look perfectly coordinated to the image. I used a bit of faux snow to give them more of a wintry look. There are also silvery berry clusters tucked in along with red flowers and twine.
I decided to use a double cardstock matting here to really make the layers pop. I really love this combination of red plaid and blue.
This smaller arrangement balances the larger one. I’ve added Stickles to the leaves to accent them and make them more festive. You can see I’ve added a few pearls too….because you can never have enough bling.
Inside the card is finished with coordinating papers.
Hey there Peeps! Its November now so of course we are all in a mad rush to get cracking on our Christmas projects. I find it’s much more fun to be creative now before all the hustle and bustle begins…not to mention baking loads of cookies and shopping and cleaning.
This card has so much whimsical charm. I just love a snowman.
I’m using the chippie frame to be a sort of wreath behind the arrangement.
Pine cones and evergreens are always the perfect accent to holiday cards.
Tucking in a sew snowflakes…every snowman needs some snowflakes. Look how well the frame coordinates with the holiday patterned papers.
I think this festive card would look great used as Christmas decor sat on a mantle or shelf or tucked into a tree.
I chose the chippes and gave them a good wipe down to prepare the for altering.
Flat white acrylic paint is a great foundation for adding layers.
Finishing up with sparkly embossing powder makes them dreamy.
This color combination is very retro inspired and I was glad to alter the chippies to coordinate perfectly.