February 12, 2021

Mirror Hearts

Good Morning and Happy Friday - I have a third Valentine's Day card to share.

I found some red mirror cardstock in my stash and it happened to tie nicely into the shiny half hearts on the designer paper I wanted to use.


I cut a layer of mirror cardstock, then a layer of black. I die cut a heart into the designer then added foam tape to popped it up onto of the other two layers.  I die cut a heart from a coordinating piece of designer paper that also had a shiny patterned and layered that inside the space on the designer paper.

I finished the card with a sentiment.

Supplies: White, black and red mirror cardstock, Designer Paper - Recollections, Simon Says Stamps - Ornate Love, Stampendous - Greetings Galore.

Cheers,
Nina

February 11, 2021

Scripted love

Good day - I have a second Valentine's Day card to share. Simple layered panels made this a relatively easy to put together.

I cut each of the patterned panels then added a layer of black cardstock. I stamped the sentiment and layered that as well. There is foam tape on the sentiment panel and the swirl of hearts panel. I finished the card with some Glossy Accents on some of the hearts.



Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Gina K Designs, Sentiment - Penny Black.

Thanks for visiting,

Nina

February 10, 2021

Happy Valentine's Day

A quick card for this post, I did little run of Valentine's cards this week.

I love the vintage look of these papers from Authentique. I cut a panel of black cardstock, then a panel of patterned paper.

I cut a second smaller panel of black cardstock and then used an edge die cut to created the scalloped edge with stitching. I layered in a second piece of patterned paper. I stamped the sentiment and layered it wit some black cardstock then popped it up with foam tape.


I finished with a few black gems.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Authentique, My Favorite Things - Scallop basic stitch, Stampendous-Greeting Galore, Gems.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nina


February 8, 2021

Grateful for you

I created a buckle card for today's post. I used lots of layers, covering most surfaces of the card with exception being the back and the inside of the fold. 

I started with the small panel that would tuck into the front of the card. I had a sentiment panel from the paper pad that worked perfectly. I added a layer of brown cardstock for a mat.


I added a layered panel in behind with coordinating designer paper, then I did the same with the front panel. I used a die cut to create the slot to slide the panel into then added some gems to the front panel.

The inside has a panel for writing on and a layer of brown cardstock for interest. After these photo's were taken I did add a trio of gems to the front panel below the slot to add interest.



Supplies: Cream and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Simple Stories, gems.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina


February 3, 2021

I made a card!

It feels like a long time since I have been motivated to be creative, I am pretty happy that I finished a card last evening. My first in well over a month, that is a stretch for me as cardmaking is my happy place.

Crystal was doing a class on emboss resist so I joined in the fun. I already had a panel of watercolour paper that I had added some bends and twists too then soaked in some black tea to get a weathered look.


I used a background stamp that was the same size as the panel with some clear embossing powder. I then inked up the panel with a few different brown distress inks. The results were a rustic looking panel.

I heat embossed a sentiment in white on brown cardstock adding some foam tape to pop it up.

I then stamped and embossed in black a coffee cup on brown, white and kraft cardstock and fussy cut the pieces. I added some decorative stamping to the pieces and inked the edges of the kraft coffee cup sleeve and ran it through a crimper. I added some foam tape under the sleeve and the lid to give it a 3D effect.


I finished the card by added a layer of brown cardstock, die cut with a stitched rectangle and finishing by adding some brown half pearls. I added a layer for foam tape to the panel before mounting to a cream card base.

Supplies: Cream, white, brown and craft cardstock, Stampendous-Cling Coffee Background, Altenew-Sentiment Strips &Coffee with a splash, Verve-Better with you, Simon Says Stamp-Stitched Rectangles, pearls.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina




January 4, 2021

Snowone like you

Well then, 2020 has come and gone and we are on are way into 2021, Happy New Year crafty friends.

My creative spirit sort of fizzled at the end of the year, the craft portion of my little room was gathering glittery dust due to inactivity. I have the last card I created of 2020 ready for posting though, and it will keep the Merry Monday theme alive and well for the coming year.

For those of you who are tired of holiday cards, suck it up buttercup because this is how we will make our stash for 2021.

I did not get overly creative with the layout for this card, my goal as with most of my cards is to showcase the papers. Most of the card is made with a paper pack from Authentique. I die-cut the patterned paper panel with stitched rectangles then added a layer of blue-green cardstock.

The heart and sentiment are cutouts from the paper pack and I added a layer of foam tape in behind both. The top panel is also popped up with foam tape, I added some white gems to finish the card.



Supplies: White and blue-green cardstock, Designer Paper Authentique, Simon Says Stamps - Stitched rectangles, gems.

Cheers,
Nina

December 15, 2020

Wonderful Christmastime

Today's card is a kaleidoscope of sorts. It started out that way but I was not very diligent when I was cutting the panels. I like how it turned out, this is two sides of a double-sided paper.


I added a die-cut Christmas tree from Carta Bella, it has some foam tape behind it to give it depth. I heat embossed the sentiment in white on black cardstock. I finished with some gems.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper -  Tim Holtz, Carta Bella - Snowy Pines, gems.

Cheers,

Nina

December 14, 2020

Season's Greetings

I have a holiday napkin card for this morning's post. The design is the same as previous napkin cards, as always I wanted to showcase the pattern on the napkin.


 
Supplies: White and black cardstock, Paw Decor Collection (Napkin), Stampers Anonymous - Tiny Text, Simon Says Stamp - Stitched Rectangles, gems.

Cheers,
Nina

December 12, 2020

Merry & Bright

Happy Saturday, I have another holiday napkin card for this morning's post. The design is not much different from the previous napkin cards, I wanted to showcase the pattern on the napkin. 

I was sad that the silver shimmer of some of the snowflakes did not make it through the Mod Podge. I die-cut a stitched rectangle for the panel base, then added the napkin panel. The sentiment is heat embossed in white on black, I finished with some gems.


Supplies: White and black cardstock, Paw Decor Collection (Napkin), Stampers Anonymous - Tiny Text, Simon Says Stamp - Stitched Rectangles, gems.

Cheers,
Nina

December 11, 2020

Gnome for the holidays

Napkins, Napkins everywhere.

I love this cute gnome design, I prepped the panel, die cut it once it was dry. I then added it to a stitched rectangle panel. I heat embossed the sentiment in white on black then finished with half pearls.


Supplies: White and black cardstock, Paper-Design (Napkin), Simon Say Stamps - Gnome for the Holidays and Stitched rectangles, gems.

Cheers,

Nina