Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Thanks Mini-Cards - SRM Stickers

Hi there! Happy Valentine's Day (if you celebrate it..) and if not, I'm here with some pretty Spring-inspired cards. 
Before you know it the flowers will be blooming and the world will look green and fresh again. My entire colour-scheme is based on the patterned papers I chose, and the design/layout was inspired by a card on Pinterest! I take inspiration from where I can, because on these cold winter days the mojo isn't always flowing like it should ;)

Every card is a little different as I mixed and matched the greenery and flower sizes. When I am mass-producing or making a set like these guys, I don't like to make them exactly the same because I get bored easily... Lol.. VERY easily. So making small adjustments and changes keeps it fresh. 

I played around with the die cut flowers too. Sometime the small pieces were inlaid, and sometimes I put them on top for a raised effect... 

I also added the foiled die cut for a little "pop." Initially I didn't have it on the card but I felt it needed something. I think the metallic element is a nice texture-change as well. 

Die Cuts: My Favorite Things

Monday, February 13, 2017

Happy Birthday - Technique Tuesday

I'm just popping by to share a pretty card! 

Watercoloring is one of my favourite things...

I stamped this new image from Technique Tuesday a few times onto watercolour paper and really loosely coloured the panel with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers. Love those babies!!

The big contrast piece is the sentiment cut out of black glitter paper! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: Ruffled Rose (Technique Tuesday)

Friday, February 3, 2017

Chinese New Year Cards - SRM Stickers

Nihao! Today I'm here with some custom-cut vinyl pieces for cards. Did you know it was recently Chinese New Year? Until I moved to China I had no idea how big of a deal it is... If possible, it's bigger than Christmas! The country (yes, of 1.5 billion people) literally shuts down so people can go spend time with their families and for two weeks you will be hard-pressed to find a corner store open for business... So it was no surprise to me to get a couple of requests for CNY (Chinese new year) themed cards.

When I first got the request I immediately knew I'd use red and gold, but I didn't have anything stamp or die-cut related to China or CNY. Enter in Cameo and vinyl!! 

It is really hard to show that the cuts are indeed GOLD, but you can see the gorgeous detail I got, and then since it's basically a sticker, I just adhered it to the cardstock. 

Here's another version: 

This is more traditional with the CNY lanterns. 

Lastly, this is a thank you for a Yoga teacher made with the same supplies, but just a different color-scheme. 


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Shoot For The Stars - MFT

I have been thoroughly enjoying my time off for Chinese New Years (a luxurious three-week holiday!) and staying up late when my mojo works the best!! I played along with last week's MFT sketch challenge

It had all of these rectangles that seemed perfect for little shaker windows. 

The stars inside are foiled with rose gold, and the star on the outside is cut out of metallic silver paper. Two metals is not something I would normally do, but I loved the colour combo in the end! 

MFT - Count The Stars (and matching dies)

Patterned Paper: Prima, My Mind's Eye