Saturday, May 11, 2013

Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Owl on Cherry Blossom Branch Birthday

Hello fellow crafters!  This card was made for a friend who I've never met in person. When I was working I had telephone contact on a business level with this person (who lives out of state) quite often and over time we became telephone friends. After retiring we continued to keep in touch via phone calls and birthday cards. 

I began my project with first creating my base card in GKD Pure Luxury White card stock.  This was put aside and I worked on my front panel.

A piece of PTI Spring Rain card stock was cut slightly smaller than my base card with a die from Sue Wilsons Double Pierced Rectangles.  Using a die from Poppy Stamps Fancy Clouds, a cloud was cut out to leave a negative space.  Another smaller cloud was cut from the same die set and adhered slightly over the negative space.

Next, a tree branch was created using a die from Spellbinders Cherry Blossom set in PTI Dark Chocolate card stock. Another duplicate branch was cut but partially snipped off and the two branches were attached at one end.

Using the flower dies from the Spellbinders Cherry Blossom set, several flowers were cut in various sizes in white card stock and then the edges sponged with GKD Innocent Pink ink. The centers were filled with Nuvo Crystal Drops. Also, Wink of Stella was applied to the tips of the flower petals. The flowers were put aside to allow the crystal drops to dry. In the meantime, the owl parts were cut using Elizabeth Craft Poppy the Owl die and assembled using PTI Dark Chocolate, Kraft and GKD Pumpkin Spice card stock.

Next, the tree branches were adhered to the blue focal panel using dimensionals. The flowers, the centers now dry with the crystal drops, were randomly adhered to the tree branches. Fern leaves from MS Fern punch were also added to give fullness to the flowering branches. The owl was then attached using dimensionals.

The sentiment was computer generated on white card stock which had been cut with a Cottage Cutz Pierced Rectangle die, and popped on under the tree branch with dimensionals.  My focal panel was then attached to the base card with dimensionals and my project was complete.

This was a fun project to work on. I hope my telephone friend will enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed making it.  Thanks for visiting my blog.  Hope you come back again soon.

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):

613 Avenue Create  -  Challenge #196 - April 2017 - AG - OT Anything Spring
Scrapy Land  -  Challenge #64 - Spring Blooms
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #280-281  -  AG

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Hang In There

Hello everyone! Spring is finally here which means cleaning, cleaning and more cleaning! There's so much to do that I actually have to make a list. However, if there are tasks that are NOT crossed off my list that means I had an excuse......I had to craft and that task goes on the back burner.'s a card I made for my sister-in-law who has been going through therapy and has only a few days to go. Hope it lifted her spirits.

The products used in this project:

Stamp Set  -  HFC Sugar Hollow Hangout
Dies  -  HFC Sugar Hollow Hangout, Spellbinders Cherry Blossoms
Card Stock  -  GKD Pure Luxury White, SU Pink Pirouette
Ink  -  Memento Tuxedo Black, GKD Innocent Pink
Embossing Folder  -  SU Square Lattice
Other  -  Copic markers,  adhesive, dimensionals, Wink of Stella

The base card was created in white card stock and layered with a pink embossed panel. The tree, swing and owl images were stamped on white card stock, colored with Copics and then die cut with co-ordinating dies. The flowers were cut in white with the SB die and then the edges sponged with the pink ink and the centers touched up with Wink of Stella.  After coloring, the images were positioned and adhered with dimensionals. The flowers were adhered with adhesive. The sentiment was computer generated.

Hope you enjoyed this post. Thanks for visiting and please stop by again.  Any comments are very much appreciated.

This card was submitted into the following challenge(s): 

613 Avenue Create  -  Challenge #196  -  AG
Aud Sentiments  -  Challenge #176 -  Any Sentiment Except Birthday
Brown Sugar  -  Challenge #244 - AG
Crafty Catz  -  Challenge #364  -  AG
Creative Moments  -  Challenge #114  -  AG
Great Impressions - April 2017 Theme Challenge  -  April Showers bring May Flowers
Inspiration Destination  -  Challenge #125  - AG
TTCRD  -  Challenge for week of 3/28-4/4 -  AG
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #276-277  -  AG