Hummingbird

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Hummingbird - 4

I have a standing order for hummingbirds for Mother’s Day. I broke down and bought “Humming Along” by Stampin’ Up. So glad I did. Since I’m not a stamper or good at coloring I decided to stamp on paper that was done like watercolor! Then I used the dies to cut it out. I used the abstract image that comes in the die as the background. It took me a little bit to figure out how to do it since the gold was thin and when it went through the xyron it would be hard to put it on without it ripping. Finally glued the gold on some plain cardstock and then cut it.

Even though the sketch showed ink I did a die cut….which is more my style!

CHALLENGES:
1) May 2019 Card Sketch – Sketch #4. Original sketch found here.

SUPPLIES:
Stamp and Metal Die: Humming Along by Stampin’ Up
Cardstock: Bazzill (Rain, Seasalt) The Paper Studio (Antique Gold)
Patterned Paper (hummingbird): Recollections (Bold Brushstrokes)
Ink: memento black

Hummingbird - 6

Stamp and Metal Die: Humming Along by Stampin’ Up
Cardstock: Bazzill (Lagoon, ) The Paper Studio (Antique Gold)
Patterned Paper (hummingbird): Recollections (Bold Brushstrokes)
Ink: memento black

Hummingbird Green

Stamp and Metal Die: Humming Along by Stampin’ Up
Cardstock: Bazzill (Bazzill Green, Pollen) The Paper Studio (Antique Gold)
Patterned Paper (hummingbird): Recollections (Bold Brushstrokes)
Ink: memento black

Hummingbird Kachina

Stamp and Metal Die: Humming Along by Stampin’ Up
Cardstock: Bazzill (Kachina, Pollen) The Paper Studio (Antique Gold)
Patterned Paper (hummingbird): Recollections (Bold Brushstrokes)
Ink: memento black

Moments in Time

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Needed a Mother’s Day card with birds and saw this image in the Photoplay Moments in Time collection and thought it was perfect. I used an old Stella Says Sketch #601.
Challenge:
1) May 2019 Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites – Recreate a card or sketch you’ve saved in your favorites either on this site, a blog, or Pinterest. Just make sure to link up the card in the description.

SUPPLIES:
Image and Patterned Paper: Photoplay (Moments In Time)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Ivy, Lagoon)
Accents/Tools: Dots (The Paper Studio)

Bicycle W Flowers

Had the Photoplay Moments In Time collection out and thought this might be for a mom that likes bicycles. The colors are different but that is what stood out in the flowers to me.

SUPPLIES:
Image and Patterned Paper: Photoplay (Moments In Time)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Cinder, Velvet), American Crafts (peach)

Hippo Mother’s Day Card

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Hippo Mothers Day

I have been making one of the guys at work Mother’s Day cards for his wife for the past 6 years (if not longer). He likes to have his kids represented on the card if possible. This year I found out she likes hippos so I remembered Gerda Steiner cute Hippo Stamp. It is no longer a digi stamp so I had to buy the clear stamp – Hippo with Butterfly. Now most of you know I am not a stamper and coloring is not my thing. Well I tried to color him and it looked horrible. After telling off my friends (Karen & Ro) that make stamping look easy God reminded me that wasn’t nice and to do what I’m comfortable with!! So I stamped on cardstock and paper pieced!! I love how he turned out. I found this color combo and used it for my inspiration.

I then had my husband design the saying for the shirt and I ran the shirt through the printer to print it on the shirt.

I used sketch #2 from May 2019 Card Sketch Challenge. I flipped it upside down and then added balloons coming from the original image.

SUPPLIES:
Stamp: Hippo with Butterfly @ Gerda Steiner Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill
Accents/Tools: Lawn Fawn Party Balloons, black string, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Cactus Cards

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Cactus Mothers Day

I have a standing order for cactus/southwest Mother’s Day card for one of the guys at work. So I bought some cactus dies and this is what I came up with. Used the same sketch I did for the rose card but did it a little different. That’s what I love about sketches….can make so many different types of cards from one sketch. I used an embossing folder to make the background which was the technique category of the May Card Challenge.

I used this sketch as my inspiration.

I used this color combo as my inspiration.

SUPPLIES: 
Metal Die: Spellbinders (Potted Cacti S3-329)
Cardstock: Bazzill (mysterious teal, bahama, sunbeam, velvet)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George cricut cartridge, Cuttlebug Decorative Tile set embossing folders

Cactus - Becca

Cactus - Koree

Cactus - Laura

These were last years Mother’s Day cards with a cactus. The guy at work got one for his mom, which is a standing order to have a cactus/southwest Mother’s Day card. And then another lady wanted a cactus card for her daughter and daughter-in-laws.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Watercolor Cactus @ Terevela Design

Cardstock: Bazzill

Accents/Tools: twine, edge punch, EK Success 1/16 pop dots,

Cactus

Here is another cactus card I made in 2018 for a birthday order I had.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image:  Watercolor Cactus Border @ Passion PNG Creation

Cardstock: Bazzill

Accents/Tools: dot embossing folder, white brads

 

 

Fox Mother’s Day

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Happy Mothers Day - Fox

A lady had ordered 3 cards for her daughter-in-laws and daughter. She saw the fox I did a couple months ago for a birthday and wanted something fox themed. I found this mother fox with her pup and knew it was perfect. I used the bonus sketch from May Card Sketch Challenge.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Digital Stamp: Cute Girl Fox (Teal & Purple) @ AMB Illustrations
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, cutter bee scissors, Lawn Fawn Mother’s Day Border, xyron X

Mother’s Day Flamingo

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Flamingo Mother's Day

I have to do a flamingo card for a co-workers grandmother every year. This is her 2019 Mother’s Day card. I had to use less lighting for the photo to show the 3 embossed lines on the left. Used sketch #5 from the April Card Sketch Challenge. I made the card horizontal instead of vertical. Also for the April Inspirational Card Challenge – bonus – mother’s Day.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Endless Summer from Digi Web Studio (no longer available)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Flamingo, Lagoon)
Accents/Tools: Kaiserscrapbook rhinestone (island lagoon), Stampin Up (Seaside embossing folder), scor-pal

Flamingo Mothers Day

I realized I did not post any of my Mother’s Day cards for 2018. This was the grandmother’s 2018 Mother’s Day Card. I cut an extra flower spray and pop dotted it on top of the flamingo for dimension.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Aloha Floral @ https://www.etsy.com/shop/YenzArtHaut

Cardstock: Bazzill (Berry Sensation, White), American Crafts (butterscotch)

Accents/Tools: 1/16 EK Success pop dots, Martha Stewart Edge punch

Mother’s Day Cards

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I needed a flamingo Mother’s Day card for a grandma. I have been making her cards for the past 4-5 years and she always gets a flamingo. I tried to use sketch #3 of the Card Sketch Challenge but the flamingo was too big so it didn’t come out looking like the sketch too much. But it was my inspiration. I used foil paper in the background and cut the words out of gold paper.

Challenges:
1) May Inspirational Card Challenge – Product: foil
2) May Card Sketch Challenge -sketch #3 – original Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #240.

SUPPLIES:
Flamingo die cut – My Mind’s Eye (on trend 2)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Patina, Petunia)
Patterned Paper: Recollections foil paper, gold – Paper Studio
Twine: Target dollar store
Accents/Tools: Cricut, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Colorful Mothers Day

I have a standing order for a mom that loves rainbow colors. So some years I do actually rainbow colors and other years I just do other bright colors. This year I picked the color category for the Card Inspirational card challenge with her in mind. I then used a card from Cardiographer and one from Simon Says Stamp Blog as my inspiration.
I also got to use new goodies I had just ordered after being influenced on here that I needed these goodies!

CHALLENGES:
1) May Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Color Category

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (bazzill blue, Mexican Poppy, Passionate, Raven) American Crafts (Cabbage, Blossom)
Dies: Spellbinders (Marisa’s Bouquet) (fantastic flourish 1), Impression Obsession (IO stamps) Die (Happy Mother’s Day)
Accents/Tools: Xyron 510, Xyron X,

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