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Spring Boots

Hi friends! The weekend flew by and it's Monday again already. I can't believe how quickly this year is flying by.  Today I'm popping in to share a fun little spring card I made with some new Carta Bella papers.

I am not really much of a rain boots kind of girl, but the polka dot rain boots paper in the new Spring Market collection totally makes me wish I had a pair!)  I just new I needed to fussy cut one of the images for my card. And since the feature color for our Diva Inspirations challenge this month is yellow, I picked the yellow one. Next I stamped the wreath from Autumn Blessings in New Leaf archival ink and then watercolored with some Jane Davenport inks, adding in a few little berry accents.  The wreath is die cut with the coordinating Autumn Thanks die set.

Next I cut one of the tags from patterned paper, pierced a hole in it and added a linen thread bow.  The sentiment is from Hope Lifts and is stamped on a circle die cut and layered behind the wreath.  To finish the card, I just started layering papers from the collection, adding some antique linen sponging to everything and a little trim accent with the Lacey Trim Duo die set.


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a fantastic start to your week!

Stamps: Hope Lifts, Autumn Blessings (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Spring Market (Carta Bella), white (Neenah)
Ink: jet black (Altenew), new leaf archival (Ranger), Limeade, Mermaid's Tail, Watermelon Inkredible Inks (Jane Davenport), antique linen distress (Ranger), white india ink (Dr. Ph Martin)
Accessories: Autumn Thanks Die Set, Lacey Trim Duo Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE),linen thread, paper distresser, rhinestone, circle die

Going to Be Okay

Hi friends! I'm back again with another shabby card using the Lavender collection from Prima.  And its another take on the April Viva la Verve sketch. Deadline for linking up is May 4, so there's still plenty of time for you to get inky and link up for a chance to win! I hope you'll play along!


Lately I've been loosely challenging myself to use as much up of my paper when I pull something out of a pad. So this card started with leftovers from yesterday's card and the other Lavender scraps in my stash.  I stamped and embossed the sentiment from Hope Lifts directly on a piece of patterned paper and cut with a stitched circle die.  I matted this with a lacey circle die cut from Spellbinders.  Next I arranged my layers to fulfill the sketch, cutting a Lacey Frames die cut for the second circle.  I then set to work on the butterfly from Hope Lifts.

I already had one butterfly embossed in white, watercolored, and then cut with the Butterfly Dreams set laying on my desk from a previous project. So I stamped the butterfly from Hope Lifts again on watercolor paper, embossed in white and cut with the coordinating Lifted Hope die set. Next I watercolored with pugnacious purple and plum tuckered out shimmerz products.  The white was a bit for my antiqued card. I recently picked up some vintage collage medium on clearance, so decided to give it a go over the embossed butterflies to age things a bit.  I finished off with lots of distressed edges and a little paper flower in the center of the butterfly.


Enabler's List
Stamps: Hope Lifts (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Lavender (Prima), crumb cake (SU!), cream (Neenah)
Ink: early espresso (SU!), antique lace distress (Ranger), Plum Tuckered Out Vibez, Pugnacious Purple Inklingz (Shimmerz)
Accessories: Lifted Hope, Lacey Frames and Butterfly Dreams die sets (A Cut Above by VERVE), white embossing powder, paper flower, circle dies (Spellbinders), corner rounder, paper distresser, Vintage collage medium (Ranger)


Shabby Birthday Wishes

Hi friends! I'm popping in today with a shabby little birthday card I made with a sentiment from the Sentimental Wishes set and the Lavender collection from Prima. I had a lot of fun making this one.


The sentiment is stamped and embossed onto a piece of ephemera.  Then I layered a few scraps of Prima papers together and glued them together, inking with old photo distress ink for an aged look.  Next I took one of the Prima paper butterflies and applied just a bit of watered down Plum Tuckered Out Vibez to the vellum wings.  For embellishments, I added tickets and another butterfly from the ephemera collection, then a bit of cheesecloth, some vintage lace and some paper flowers from my stash.


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderfully creative day today.

Enabler's List
Stamps: Sentimental Wishes (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Lavender, St. Tropez (Prima), Cream (Neenah)
Ink: antique linen distress, black archival (Ranger), Plum Tuckered Out Vibez (Shimmerz)
Accessories: Lavender ephemera, Lavender paper tickets,  Lavender Aislinne butterfly (Prima), clear embossing powder, paper distresser, paper flowers, lace, cheesecloth
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