Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Sea & Sky

Today I have two projects that I completed over the weekend for two of my besties' birthdays.  The first is a birthday card for my sister who loves mermaids, especially Ariel, from Disney's The Little Mermaid.  So, when I received my first Your Next Stamp set, Little Darling Mermaid, just in time for my sister's birthday, of course I had to use it!  This was one of those cards where I didn't have a plan or even a layout in my head, but it just all came together so perfectly in the end.  I started with the stamped image and colored it, and then from there one idea led to another until - "Voila!" - it was complete!  I was so excited to put that baby in the mail.

The second project is a shadow box for my best friend.  I wanted to do something fun and uplifting to make her smile.  I knew I wanted to feature kites and clouds, so I started with those, and then after browsing pictures on Pinterest I got my inspiration.  Pinterest is so great for getting ideas flowing when I get stuck and just need a nudge to get going again.  I love how it turned out!  So much so that I may have to make another for myself!  I can just picture it sitting on my desk at work.  :)

Have a great day!


Supplies Used:
Little Darling Mermaid stamp set (Your Next Stamp)
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze ink
Copic Markers
Therm-o-web iCraft Deco Foil in Lapis Watercolor
Therm-o-web iCraft Deco Foil Foam Adhesive
Cuttlebug A2 Tiny Bubbles Embossing Folder
Stampin' Up Pacific Point cardstock
white cardstock
white hemp cord
silver sequins
adhesive foam squares
glue dots


The Sky is the Limit

Supplies Used:
Up, Up & Away stamp set (Papertrey Ink)
Simple Puffy Clouds die cuts (Lawn Fawn)
Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone
Memento Tuxedo Black ink (stamped off once to lighten)
Stampin' Up Rose Red ink
Stampin' Up Cool Caribbean ink
Stampin' Up kraft cardstock
white cardstock
Stampin' Up Cool Caribbean cardstock
Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Bloom pattern paper
Copic Markers
white hemp cord
dark pink picot edge ribbon
turquoise checkered ribbon
blue striped and pink polka dot fabric tape (Target $1 Spot)
pink and blue buttons (Papertrey Ink)
adhesive foam squares
glue dots
shadow box picture frame


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