Sunday, May 14, 2017

Lavender Kisses

Hello friends! Happy Mother's Day! And Happy Birthday to my mom in Heaven. I miss you every single day.

The card below was posted on the Memory Box "Outside the Box" blog on 3/28/17, This was such a fun card to make and I hope it will bring some joy.

Lavender Kisses - 1

My A2 card base was cut from a pale gray card stock. I cut a frame from white card stock using two of the dies from the Rectangle Basics set. I also cut a frame from the Petite Doily Frames, and snipped off one long side. I sponged Milled Lavender on this piece, and edged it with a touch of Dusty Concord. I adhered this along the right side of the white frame. I added the tiny sentiment to the bottom right corner of the frame.

I cut one Antilles Floral Border from white card stock and snipped away the two flowers on the left. I cut the border again, but this time positioned the die so that only the three flowers on the right were cut. I sponged my fav … Peeled Paint … on the stems and leaves, and sponged Seedless Grapes on all of the flowers, varying the pressure to get different shades. To add some dimension, I shaped the top flowers and adhered them over the other flowers, offsetting them just a bit. I then adhered this to the bottom of the frame, snipping off the excess from the bottom.

Lavender Kisses - 2

I cut two of the Lavender Bunch from white card stock, and added Peeled Paint to the leaves and stems of one. I sponged Milled Lavender on all of the flowers, and shaded them with Dusty Concord. I snipped off the flowers from one die cut, shaped them, and added them over the top of the corresponding flower, again offsetting them just a bit. I also sponged a small area of white card stock with Dusty Concord, and die cut the Mini Butterflies from that area.

Now for the assembly. I added foam tape to the back of the frame, but before I adhered it to the card base, I held it over the base, and positioned the lavender flowers where I wanted them, adhering them in place, then adhered the frame. The three tiny butterflies were adhered where shown, and I decided to add some white dots with a gel pen to finish off the card.

Here are links to the dies I used:

Have a peacefully blessed day today!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Whale of a Smile

It's been quite a while, I know ... but I'm back!

Here is a card using some products from the latest Memory Box release! You can find all the details on my post on the Outside the Box blog here.

This is a wonderful ocean-themed duo called "Whale Hello There" clear set and "Whale Hello There" matching dies. I've also used the Sheer Circle Trimming die for the background. This die can be used in so many ways. Check out the Memory Box blog for this week's blog blitz!

More posts to come! Thanks so much for stopping by!