July 12, 2020

All is calm. All is bright.

Good Morning, happy Sunday - I have an easy card layout for today's card. I started with simple layers for the bottom panel. I then die cut the buck panel twice, one to paper piece with a patterned paper and the second for the outline of the die-cut. I popped the panel up with foam tape.

I stamped the sentiment and added a layer of foam tape behind it. I finished with some Nuvo Drops.



Supplies: Cream and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Simple Stories, Penny Black- Christmas Sentiments, Memory Box - Graceful Stage Collage, Nuvo Drops.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

July 11, 2020

Merry & Bright

I put together this cute card using scraps from a Lawn Fawn paper pack. 

I started with the leftovers piece that has been used for a stitched panel, I tried to even the edges a little but there was not much to work with. I created a panel big enough to cover the rectangle hole bottom frame and added some foam tape to it.

I then cut down two additional scraps and added them to the panel offset from each other than added a small pre-done sentiment panel, which I added some foam tape to the back of.

I finished with some red gems.



Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - Lawn Fawn, gems.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina


July 10, 2020

Let it Snow

I did some ink blending for today's card. I used my stitched squares to die cut all the squares for this card then used some purple tape to hold them in place from the watercolour paper I die cut them from. I added some colour using brushes and distress inks.

I die cut a second white panel and I stamped the sentiment directly onto the white stitched panel.

I used some silver watercolour paint to add some splatter to the coloured panels. I added some foam tape to the small coloured panels and the top white panel as well. I put them all in place and adhered the full panel to a white card base. I glued a clear ghost snowflake to the top of a white felt snowflake then added some foam tape to the bottom of the felt snowflake. Once that was attached to the card I added a silver half pearl to the top.



Supplies: White cardstock, watercolours paper, Simon Says Stamp - stitched squares, Penny Black - Christmas Sentiment, Creative Impressions -  felt snowflake, Heidi Swap - ghost snowflake, pearl.

Thank for visiting,
Nina

July 9, 2020

Happy Anniversary

Today my husband and I celebrate our 25th anniversary. We were headed for an Alaskan excursion but COVID hijacked those plans for the foreseeable future.

My husband, sneaky bugger gifted me with a beautiful ring as well.

I of course waited for the final countdown to get a card made. Boy oh Boy did I struggle with a concept for this one. There were a few starts with quick ends and a few areas of do-over but I am happy with how it all turned out.

I remember when I first started with cards a long long time ago, I made a number of slimline cards, they were not called that then though. I think I still have one actually that I made in a class. Seeing all the samples on social media is what got me headed in the right. 

I don't have any stitched die cuts for the slimline size of cards but I made do with an edge die to create the stitched edges on black cardstock. 


I cut a piece of grey cardstock and added some font with a background stamp. I added an overlaid of some vellum. I die cut the hearts, two have script and patterns heat embossed in silver and the smallest is die cut from glitter cardstock and each heart is popped up with foam tape.

The sentiment is heat embossed in white on black cardstock and popped up with foam tape as well. I finished with some silver gems. I adhered the panel on to a white card base.

Supplies: White, grey and black cardstock, vellum, My Favourite things - Stitched Basic Edges,Simon Says Stamp - You are background, Ornate Love Stamp & Die, Verve - Anniversary Birds, gems.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

Dashing through the snow

Some more easy layers for this card, I just liked the moose on the designer paper and wanted to showcase it.

I cut the brown cardstock panels using a trimmer... I know... I did not use my stitched rectangles gasp :). I then cut some designer paper panels to fit onto the browns card stock just slightly smaller. I added a thin strip under the top panel then added some foam tape to pop that top panel up.



I stamped the sentiment, layered it then popped it up with foam tape. I finished with some brown Nuvo drops.

Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Simple Stories, Verve - Christmas in the Air, Nuvo drops.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina.

July 8, 2020

Most Wonderful

Good Morning, I have a vintage style card for my post this morning. I stayed with simple layers and let this fabulous designer paper do all the work.

I used my stitched rectangles to create two panels, then I cut some patterned paper to fit inside the stitching. The top panel has a layer of foam tape to pop it up.


I stamped the sentiment and layered that with some brown cardstock and foam tape before adhering the panel to a cream card base. I finished my card with some brown Nuvo drops.

Supplies: Cream and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Carta Bella, Verve Stamps - Christmas in the Air, Simons Says Stamp - Stitched Rectangles, Nuvo drops.

Cheers,
Nina

July 7, 2020

Time for some Hot Cocoa

Layers lovely layers for today card, I love this paper pad, yes I know I say that a lot but I do. This one is close to being just scraps but I found enough panels and bits to put together a card.

I used my stitched die cuts to die cut panels from the patterned paper then added a layer of black cardstock to each. There was one little sentiment panel left and I layered them with some black cardstock then did the same with the small panel of red patterned paper which is also popped up with foam tape. I finished with some sparkle gray smoky gems.



Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - American Crafts, Simon Says Stamp - Stitched Rectangles, gems.

Thanks for visiting.
Nina

July 6, 2020

Wonderland

I did not have a plan when I started this card, I pulled out a paper pad and just started to put something together. I had a couple of false starts but kept going. I need up using stitched rectangles to die cut two panels. I added some hills with trees to the top panel then added some die-cut mittens. I finished with a simple sentiment.



Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper  - Echo Park, Poppy die cut - Love Mittens, Papertrey Ink - Hill& Tree die.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

July 5, 2020

Little Christmas

I have a clean and simple card for this evening's post.

I used my stitched rectangles to die cut a panel for green cardstock and one from kraft. I stamped the image from My Favorite Things on the kraft panel then added some clear embossing powder and some gold for the star.



I added some gold half pearls then used some foam tape to adhere the top panel.

Supplies: Kraft and green cardstock, My Favorite Things - Seasonal Sentiments, pearls.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina

July 4, 2020

Holly Jolly

Happy 4th of July for anyone visiting my blog from the US.

I have another simple layout card for today's post. I pulled out one of my favourite KaiserCraft paper pads and started to put together some scraps.



I used simple panels with no additional cardstock. I added some foam tape to the top panel and the sentiment panel. The sentiment panel is part of the paper pad and I finished with some moonlight sequins.

Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - KaiserCraft, sequins.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina