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

March 1, 2021

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

I have a quick and easy card for today's post using papers from a Moda Scrap paper pack. Moda Scrap is by far one of my favorite paper pack companies as of late and it was super simple to use a couple of sheets from the Sudtirol Origins pack for this card.

I am already behind on holidays card not having put anything together for Merry Mondays for most of January and February but I hope to fix that for March.


The top panel of this card as well as the sentiment came from one of sheets in this paper pack, the plaid from another. I added layers of black cardstock behind each panel then separated the panels with foam tape. I added some gems for accents to finish.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Moda Scrap, gems

Cheers,
Nina

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