The Cut Shoppe #3-Fancy Feathers Cards

Hi friends!  I’m here today to share a few cards I made for The Cut Shoppe design team using the Fancy Feathers cut file.11011901_10153547506322566_1023811889184574503_n

I just adore the whimsical quality of feathers.  I love using feathers on my layouts and my cards to bring a softness and delicacy.  Today I am going to share with you two cards that use feathers as the main design element.

For the first card I used the first feather in the cut file and cut it down to 4 x 5.25 inches.  I duplicated the feather 3 times and cut it out of white card stock.  Next, I used watercolors to create an ombre color palate across the three feathers.  To finish the card I just added some stitching on the feathers and a some gold color shine in the background for some contrast.  I also used the gold color shine to color the wood veneer “Congrats” on the front of the card.  I love how it turned out!  Take a look…

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For the second card I used the middle feather from the cut file and did a little embossing.  This card was super simple and came together in a snap.  You can watch the entire process video of how I made the second card below.  

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  See you soon!

Candace

Sketch-N-Scrap Card Sketch #41

Hi all!  It is time for a new card sketch over at Sketch-N-Scrap.

Here is the sketch designed by Kelly.

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Here is the card that I created using the sketch.  I used papers and embellishments from Maggies Holmes Open Book collection.  I am really loving the femine feel of her collections right now.  I also love that the Open Book collection has rich, dark browns.  For the sentiment and gold accents around the card I used rub ons.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Holiday Card Series

Today I am sharing two super simple cards.  I have to say that I do love making intricate cards that take a lot of time.  However, I definitely appreciate the impact of a simple card.  I made a set of cards for my children’s teachers that included some of these simple cards.

Using some beautiful stamps from Technique Tuesday and Ali Edwards I stamped on vellum and sprinkled some glitter on the focal stamp.  The sentiment was stamped with Staz on ink in black.  To hide the adhesive I placed it behind the glittered image.

Although these cards were super simple to make and quick, I still think that they are elegant and they pack a punch!

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Thanks for stopping by!  Have a beautiful day!

Holiday Card Series

Welcome to day 2!  On day 2 of the holiday card series I am sharing a card with lots of die cutting.

To make the wreath I die cut 2 pieces of dark green, light green and vellum card stock.  I layered them all together using a glue pen then placed it on a pice of vellum that I cut just smaller than a standard A2 sized card.  The sentiment is from Mama Elephant “Winter Wonderland” stamp set.  The tiny bows are also from Mama Elephant and I die cut them from some Lawn Fawn Christmas paper.  It was a fun card to make!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Holiday Card Series

Welcome to a new blog series for this holiday season; Holiday Card Series.  I am excited to share with you the first card.

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This card was SO fun to make.  I used a bunch of Mama Elephant goodies to make it a little easier.  I started out with 120lb white card stock. I die cut a window from the Feme Frames die set.  I then layered clear acetate and a little vellum over the wind to make it look like snow on the window.

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To create a cozy scene inside I used the stamps and dies from Cozy Chritmas.  To color the stamped images I painted them using Tim Holtz distress markers on a clear block.  I simply scribbled some of the ink on to the block and then picked up the color with a paint brush and painted the images on watercolor card stock.  DSC_1043

To finish the outside of the card I stamped some snowflakes in Versamark ink and brushed on some perfect pearls.  I wanted the snowflakes to be very subtle.  I finished off the card with my favorite ribbon from Tim Holtz that I secured to the card using Multi Medium Matte.

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Thanks for stoping by!

Celebrate the Season!

Candace