Posts Tagged ‘flowers’

Tuesday with Tara {take 249} Kind Wildflowers

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!  We are in our final week of the May Random Acts of Cardness Challenge, and everyone who is participating over in the facebook group has been just amazing!  Today’s theme is TEXT, and I thought it a perfect one to use for this cheery graduation card I made.  I’m featuring some of Tim Holtz’s wildflowers dies inked in vibrant hues of Distress Oxide Ink over a book print background (literally a page from a thrift store paperback novel, trimmed to size).

The Wonderful World Stamp set by Taylored Expression is a great (sold out) one, with this ‘be kind’ sentiment and several others that are perfect for graduations.  I chose white embossing powder for the sentiment to keep things subtle, perhaps a little too subtle!

I inked the edges of the book page with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide, as that was the color of the largest flower in my bouquet.  The ink helped the sentiment stand out a bit, and I added to that with some fine pink lines around the part.  I finished off the card with a purple layer and some purple crinkle ribbon, which I had inked up previously.

Using cut or torn pages from books is one of my favorite ways to add to text elements to my cards!  They don’t have to be expensive or ‘vintage’ books or papers to look great!  I grabbed this one off a bargain shelf at a thrift store and just tear pages out as needed- just double check first for questionable words that might show up!  (I have a larger book I use for bigger projects that is about a murder investigation… some pages just have to be skipped altogether.  LOL)  I can’t wait to see your TEXT projects over on facebook!

Inky hugs,


Perfectly Pink Mother’s Day Card

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Happy Hump Day Everyone!

I am excited to be back and I am really enjoying the Random Acts of Cardness Challenge happening over at the Facebook Challenge Page. Today’s word is of course –  PINK!  Not just one of my favourite musical artists but also a perfect colour for my Perfectly Pink Mother’s Day Card!

I love mixing old and new products as well as combining different brands together.  For this card I am using a Large Stitched Square Die from the nesting set of Paper Rose, Stitched Squares, The Pretty Poppies Die from Lawn Fawn (although I think the Flower Power set would also be super cute!), the Large Circle Burst from Memory Box, as well as a few dies from the Sizzix Butterfly Embossing Folder and Die Set.

I found that with cards with many layers and die cuts it is easiest for me to do all my die cutting at one.  It is went especially fast since I was able to use my Gemini Jr. die cutting machine.  I received it last year for my birthday and I have declared it a necessity in my craft room and it is worth every penny my husband spent on it!  LOL!

Once I had all the die cutting done I wanted to add some dimension to the flower and some of the other embellishment images with Distress Inks.   I used Wild Honey, Victorian Velvet, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon and Bundled Sage and a picket fence blending brush to add some colour to the edges of the die cut images.  I really like how it add texture and dimension to the flower.

After the ink blending it was time to layer the images together to create my scene.  You can watch the YouTube video below to see how the card came together.

I used Gina K Connect Glue to adhere all the smaller die cuts together and for the dark pink stitched square I adhered that with my tape runner onto a 6 x 6 Square Card base.  I stamped the “MOM” sentiment with an alphabet stamp in Picked Raspberry Distress Ink using my Stamp Perfect (which is not exactly centred…but, that’s okay!) I then glued the white circle from the Large Circle Burst with the liquid adhesive and popped the rest of the Circle Burst die cut up with some Foam Squares.  The final touch was to add some enamel coloured dots and some Clear Wink of Stella to the centre of the flower and the small butterfly die cut.

This card was really quick to make and I am really happy with the way it looks.

Remember to play along with the Random Acts of Cardness Challenge this month as we love to see what you all create!  Also, if you missed this month’s Blog Hop be sure you check it out and leave your comments on each participants Blog Hop for your chance to win a $50 Scrap’N Stamp Gift Card.  The winner will be announced on May 14, 2020!

Happy Crafting!


A Card with No Stamping!

Friday, July 26th, 2019

Hello friends! Welcome back to the SNS Blog! Today I have a card made with die cutting only…no stamping whatsoever!

I went through my stash of Lawn Fawn goodies and decided to make a Hello card using only dies. In particular, the Outside In Stitched Flower, the Stitched Flower and the Outside In Stitched Speech Bubbles die sets.

I cut each flower from the Spring Plaid paper pack (also, Lawn Fawn) along with the leaves. These are large flowers and fill up the front of a card nicely.

I used craft foam for dimension on the pink flower and used liquid glue for the blue one. I adhered the flowers onto a white panel cut with Stitched Rectangle Die. I thought it needed a little seperation from the white card base so I layered some grey cardstock behind the focal panel.

I added a few grey crystals for embellishments and some Shimmer Pen to the cheeks of the blue flower and the “hi” diecut, which is included in the Speech Bubbles Die Set!

This is quite a simple card although it does take a bit of time to die cut all the pieces. But well worth it in the end!

Thanks for dropping in! See you soon!