Monday, July 28, 2014

Iron Craft Interview Episode!!

I've got something super fun for you today.

The sweet Chaitali recently asked me to do a segment for Iron Craft where I answered questions in a face to face interview.  We both created a card using the same stamp.

We both used the Hero Arts Market Flower background stamp. I used my Distress Mini's #1 on my craft sheet to lay down some color, then set my stamp in the ink to mix them together a bit. I misted the stamp with water and stamped onto Tim Holtz watercolor paper

I love how the colors mix together! To finish things up I used the Simon Says Stamp Butterfly Friends stamp set and matching dies with Sunshine and Audrey Blue Inks

Would you like to see my interview? Chester makes an appearance... Enjoy!

Be sure to head over to Chaitali's blog and leave a comment for a chance to win a special Hero Arts prize!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Case Study #201!!

Hey everyone! I'm back with another Case Study inspiration!

This next card was originally made for Kerry Bradford Studio and is basically all digital. I printed everything out onto white cardstock then cut out the butterflies using my Silhouette.

The inspiration I took from this card was to layer two panels with the same text and use a die cut to reveal the layer beneath. 

I fell in love with the KaiserCraft Elegance collection… just can't get enough! Love the color combo! I white embossed my greeting on two printed papers, then used THIS die cut tag to cut the top layer.

I added a KaiserCraft die cut and gemstones to finish everything off. Super Easy!

Be sure to head over to the Case Study Blog to see what the design team has come up with. My favorite part of this is to see what part of a card inspires others!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Case Study #200!! Whoot!!

Hey everyone, I'm back with another Case Study Card.

I have to admit, this wasn't my most favorite card I've ever made. But it is definitely worth casing and giving it another try!

I cased the sketch but used Fog card stock by Simon Says Stamp instead. I white embossed circles to create the background. You can nearly see them in the photo, but I also stamped solid circles with white ink.

I used a tag as a base for my flowers and where I cut off the right side, I added that piece to the left as a little interest. It's an easy way to add a little more detail to your cards.

Sooo… wondering about the cute little flowers? I designed them for the recent "This is the Life" release from Simon Says Stamp. To finish things off, I white embossed a message on Slate cardstock. I've listed all the supplies below.

Thanks for stopping by today, remember to head over to the Case Study blog to see what the other designers have created. Hope to see some of your creations pop up in the next couple days too.