May 1, 2021

Birthday Wishes

I can hear the soft potato potato of the motorbike headed up the driveway as I type, Mother nature had blessed my fabulous husband with a perfect morning to take a ride on his Harley for his Birthday.

That is the theme this year, orange and black, I love how this card turned out, my husband loves it. I will attempt to keep the theme going on a cake later today... to be continued....

The photo is a little dark, but I love that all the details are displayed.

I started with a gray cardstock layer then added a layer of black. I used a couple of orange and black Infusions on watercolour paper to get the distressed background. I made sure to leave some grainy and gritty areas.

I was not sure the background stamp would leave a good impression with all the background texture but I was impressed with how well it turned out. I added some paint splatter in black, silver and white to add to the effect.

I embossed some silver cardstock then used a sanding block to distress it and added little Infusions, this gave the two silver panels a rusted chrome look which I put onto the black cardstock layer. 

I used foam tape to secure the top panel. I stamped the sentiment then used a scrap from the distressed panel to rough it up a little and add some colour before I layered it with black then gray cardstock.

I finished the card with some half pearls that were the closest to chrome rivets as I could get.

Supplies: White, gray, black and silver cardstock, Stampendous - Motorcycle 
Element, DRS - Happy Birthday, Infusions, pearls.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina


April 26, 2021

Get Cozy with some Holiday wishes

Happy Monday followers, and Merry Monday, I have a quick and easy holiday card to share today. 

I grabbed a 12x12 Photoplay paper pack for this one, I used a piece of double-sided designer paper for the bottom layer, it is layered with some dark brown cardstock.

I then layered a panel from the same paper pack with some brown cardstock and some foam tape to pop it up. I heat embossed the sentiment in white and added a layer of foam tape.



Supplies: Cream and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Photoplay, Simon Says stamp.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nina

April 23, 2021

Happy Birthday

Happy Friday all - I have a gatefold card to share today. I created this as part of a class that Crystal put on, I did now quite measure correctly and ended up with some overlap with the folds but I like how it turned out.

I added layers of cardstock then designer paper to each of the panels. I heat embossed the sentiment and die cut some fish from kraft cardstock and added some ink blending to the edges.

I added some twine to look like a fishing line and popped the fish up with foam tape.


I decorated the inside panels as well and added a small fly with Versamark for a light watermark image.



Supplies: Kraft and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Carta Bella, Woodware - happy Birthday, Joy crafts - die cut fish, twine.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

April 12, 2021

Be calm and bundle up

Good afternoon; I have a Merry Monday card to share today. 

It is hard to think snowy thoughts when the sun is shining so bright out my window, but I know this past Saturday we were hit with a hail storm that lasted a good length of time, and some of my family reported snow up island and in the interior of BC.

This card was pretty simple to put together; I used multiple papers from a Simple Stories paper pack, and the igloo, snowflakes, and sentiment are stickers from the kit. I added some foam tape to the center top panel and all the sticker elements to add some depth to the card. I finished with a small heart sticker.


Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Simple Stores, Doddle Bug - Shape Sprinkles Baby Hearts.

Cheers,
Nina


April 10, 2021

Happy Mother's Day

Good Afternoon - I have a quick and easy Mother's Day card to show today.
 
I used some of the Washi tape from Pink Fresh, and die cut the sections using the matching die cut.

I stamped a script background on some gray-blue cardstock then added some foam tape to the wreath and sentiments. I finished using some half pearls. The sentiment is courtesy of MS word.


Supplies: White and blue cardstock, Pink Fresh - Indigo Vines - Washi and coordinating cuts, Penny Black - Script, pearls.

Cheers,
Nina

March 30, 2021

Happy Birthday

I broke down and purchased some crafty supplies this past weekend, one of the items in my cart was this beautiful embossing folder.

I can not take credit for the design of my card, a version of this was in the store when I was visiting. I embossed a piece of kraft cardstock, then highlighted the raised pattern with some white pigment ink.

I added some Glitz glitter gel and Cosmic shimmer to the flower stems. I stamped the sentiment then layered the main panel and the sentiment with a turquoise cardstock. The sentiment is also popped up with foam tape.



Supplies: White, kraft and turquoise cardstock, Hero Greetings - Happy Birthday, Altenew Beautiful Bergenia embossing folder, Cosmic Shimmer, Gina K Designers - Glitz glitter gel. 

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

March 10, 2021

Awesome Birthday

I pulled out my an older wooden block stamp and some distress inks for this card. I have had this stamp sitting on my desk for weeks and this past weekend I finally inked it up. 

I added some colour to the edges with some distress ink then also added some splatter as well. I added a layer of brown cardstock to all the panels and popped them up with foam tape. 

I used some paillette thread with tiny sequins around the image panel then finished with a sentiment.



Supplies: Kraft and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Craft Consortium, Penny Black - Letters & Flowers, Simon Says Stamp - Tiny Words Birthday, Paillette thread.

Cheers,
Nina

March 8, 2021

Old Saint Nick

Merry Monday all, I was digging though my many holiday paper pads and this one from KaiserCraft caught my eye. I like the vintage look.

There were a number of sections already cut and just needed a trip, so I layered them all over lapping slightly. I used a rectangle die cut to make a panel with Nick on it and I added a layer of foam tape to pop it up.

I used my trimmer to cut out the sentiments from a paper in the back of the pad, they are also popped up with foam tape. I finished with some gems.

Easy peasy right!


Supplies: White cardstock, KaiserCraft, gems.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nina

March 4, 2021

Hearts

Clearly I am way behind on posting Valentine's cards, this card is another quick and simple style. I do love pattered papers and I let these ones tell the story.

I used one side of a double-sided page for the top panel and the opposite side for the lower half. I added a layer of light grey cardstock in behind and added a scrap of stitched edge to separate the panels. 

I layered the sentiment, which is printed from Word then popped it up with foam tape. I finished the card with some small epoxy stickers.


Supplies: White and grey cardstock, Designer Paper - Simple Stories, Simon Says Stamp - Sttiched Rectangles, Doodlebug Sprinkles.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

March 3, 2021

Love - Happy Valentine's Day

I made this card in February but I did not get a chance to post it. The size is not quite as large as a slimline card.

I cut a layer of patterned paper, then I cut a layer of black cardstock. I die cut some the letters from another pattered paper so I could tuck them under once I die cut a Love letters into the designer paper. 

I then added foam tape to popped the top panel up onto of the other two layers.  


I finished the card with a sentiment which is layered and popped up with foam tape.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Recollections, Simon Says Stamps - Ornate Love, sentiment MS Word.

Cheers,
Nina