Friday, October 4, 2013

Manly Serene Silhouettes

Customers often ask about masculine cards.  I like
Serene Silhouettes because it contains flowers AND trees,
lending to the creation of masculine projects.
In this example, I also used Christmas DSP that 
integrates nontraditional colors, so that it can be used for
other occasions. 

Sets:  Serene Silhouettes, Sassy Salutations

Colors:  Whisper White, Basic Gray, Coastal Cabana,
Winter Frost Specialty DSP

Other:  Hexagon Punch for banner tails,
Silver Brads

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Feel Goods Dress Up Negative

My sister has been looking for a different job
for several years, and finally landed one this week.
I'm so very happy for her!

This card was inspired by that event, as well as a
card by Shana Gaff at Stress-Free Stamping.
Shana took the negative of an autumn accents leaf
and sponged an image. 

 In my project,
I used a Dress-Up Framelit to create a negative shape, 
and then sponged the dress image, going from 
lightest to darkest color ink.  I debated adding more
to this card, but went with my strong suit, which is
CAS (Clean and Simple).  I sometimes mess things
up when I "add more".

Set:  Feel Goods

Colors:  Pirouette Pink, Very Vanilla,
Pear Pizzazz, Baked Brown Sugar

Other:  Dress Up Framelits, Sponges,
Paper-Piercing Mat, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack,
Paper-Piercing Tool, Pearls

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

More Autumn Accents

I do believe that the Autumn Accents die is my fav.
It is so darn elegant!   This is a CASE of several samples,
including those by Mary Brown.

Sets:  Apothecary Art, Gorgeous Grunge,
En Francais
Colors:  Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Primrose Petals,
Soft Suede, Pistachio Pudding

Other:  Autumn Accents Bigz Die,
Linen Thread, Pearls, Paper Piercing Tool,
Pierce Matt, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Sponges

Monday, September 30, 2013

Circle Thinlit with Autumn Accents

The leaves are falling here in Ohio.  It's a beautiful time 
of years, one that is worth trying to capture via papercrafting.
The Autumn Accents Bigz die really lends itself to 
capturing the season!

Set:  Chalk Talk

Colors:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight,
Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke

Other:  Circle Thinlit,  Chalk Talk Framelits,
Dazzling Details, Woodgrain EF, Stampin Sponges,