Today I am pleased to share with you 2 Cute Ink's digi Butterfly Doodle. The digital stamp is free through March 8.
This butterfly is adorned with a floral doodle design. I love the color combination of black, white, red, and yellow - so this colored butterfly brings a smile to my face. I also printed the image on some of the paper for coordinated accenting. Butterfly Doodle - combined with the coloring medium of your choice - creates an image that will be treasured by the recipient. Sign up for 2 Cute Ink's newsletter to get the free digi - you don't want to miss it. :D
For the past couple years, I haven't had any time to really play - so this weekend I'm pulling out some old techniques. This first card is totally different than my vision. For this one, I used one of the first stamp sets I ever purchased and stamped black images of a pine cone - embossed with Mystic Fire. I was pleased with the border. I then wanted to emboss some simple flowers - I was not as pleased with those, so decided to ink them. Not really happy with the results - but the card began to grow on me. I printed a sentiment on vellum to add to the top.
Retirement has been a great time to relax and recharge. I needed this when I faced is finicky cutting machine yesterday. One new blade housing (and about 7 hours) later - I finally got a couple cute Easter cards completed. I think these capture fun and festive Easter moments.
Today's cards are a couple in the bunch of Easter cards made yesterday.
I always look forward to Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge with a twist - and after spending hours on the first card (my eClips wasn't playing nice), I see this week's challenge twist is just what I had been working on - monochrome.
For the lacy background I welded together four pieces of Serenade Lace (SVGCuts) with a 1/4" border. The flowers are from Wedding Card with Flower (SVG Shop).
Below is another Easter card I made - and when finished, thought "rather monochrome!" Ha - who would know it would be perfect for Suzy Bee's challenge? The image here is Bunny and Chick Topper (Bugaboo).
I've been participating in a lot of swaps with Happy Ladybug Cards and Swaps...Oh, and don't forget new Challenges this year! That's where I came across this Bingo Challenge. I was intrigued - so joined. I was not so enthused when I received my personal challenge based on the numbers I picked - Distressed, Pop-Up, No Words, Stitching, and Buttons. I don't generally do Distress, Stitching, and Buttons! But I finally ended up with a card I'm pretty pleased with.
Yesterday's "goal" was to get rid of some outdoor-patterened paper I've had hanging around for years - as well as some extra sentiments I had laying around. Looking at these cards today, I'm pretty happy with them. (Was not impressed last night - but you know how that goes.)
I have five cards here perfect for my brother-in-law's birthday - how many years do you think it'll be before he realizes he's pretty much getting the same card every year?
Wedding Wishes to the happy couple! If you are looking for wedding card ideas, these are fairly quick because they use only one type of paper - white. Wish the happy couple a wonderful life showered with love.
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What other types of papercrafting classes are you interested in? Any techniques you'd like to learn? Please leave a comment below with your ideas. Credit: SVG Cuts
We all wait in great anticipation to learn if the groundhog sees his shadow! Here in Arizona, it doesn't much matter - as our weather is pretty near always fabulous (I write this while it has been raining non-stop for 24 hours - a rarity!) This card, though, shares the fun I have with a friend - we have always made a point of reconnecting on Groundhog Day. You'll also notice to faux stitching on my card - for entry into Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Anything Goes with a Twist. This week's twist is stitching - faux or real. Join in the fun at Suzy Bee's - you're sure to love the fabulous cards you'll find there...get inspired and start creating your own card with stitching today!