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

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Moments in Time

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Bird Mothers Day.JPG

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)

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

Sunflower Mother’s Day

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Sunflower Mother's Day

I have a standing order for Sunflowers for a guy at work to give to his wife. Here is her Mother’s Day Card. I used the bonus sketch of the April Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com. I don’t know where the original sketch came from as there was no marking on it. Also for the bonus category of the April Inspirational Card Challenge – Mother’s Day or Feminine @ Scrapbook.com.

SUPPLIES: 
Cardstock: Bazzill (Mexican Poppy, Vanilla, Brown)
Patterned Paper: Jenni Bowlin (brown mini dots)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1 1/4 square punch, Cricut, Elegant Edges Cartridge, Spellbinders Flower Bundle #4 metal die

Peacock

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Boss's Day - peacock

So I had a couple last minute Boss’s Day cards (Monday Oct 16, 17) to make yesterday (she emailed Thursday asking for cards on Friday…good thing I was off!) The lady liked a peacock card I did in May for Mother’s Day but she wanted a saying on the front. So I made a new card with the same image (printed just a little smaller to fit on 5 x 7 card with different design). The lift category in the October Inspirational Card Challenge is to lift yourself! So I went looking in my gallery to see if any of my cards would allow for a large image and a saying on the front. Again I wanted to keep the focus on the beautiful image. I found the card BirdBrain Birthday Candle (which is inspired by MojoBella #25 Sketch)

I did print a second copy and cut out the peacock so I could pop dot it on the original to make it look like the peacock was really on the leaves.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Pretty Peacock – Doodle Pantry (no longer in business)
Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on a Canon Inkjet printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Pumpkin Patch, Sour Apple, PaulyPoo, Glow, White)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, Cutter bee scissors, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Peacock

So I apparently forgot to post this when I made this for a Mother’s Day order! (I discovered this while making a second version with this image…see next post) This was for a lady’s grandmother who loves birds and she requested a peacock this time. I wanted the image to be the focus so I made it pretty large which kept the design of the card simple. I did print a second copy and cut out the peacock so I could pop dot it on the original to make it look like the peacock was really on the leaves.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Pretty Peacock – Doodle Pantry (no longer in business)
Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on a Canon Inkjet printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Pumpkin Patch, Sour Apple, PaulyPoo, Glow, White)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, Cutter bee scissors, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

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