Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Colorado Cowgirl!

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Today I am sharing a card celebrating the "Cowgirl" in all of us!  Creative Impressions embellishments really makes the card "pop"!

The stamp is from B Line Designs.  I stamped it onto a piece of cream card stock and watercolored the image with Faded Jeans Distress Ink.  This piece was then layered onto a burgundy card stock panel,  then a torn piece of Creative Impressions Cork Paper,  the "B" side of a piece of Graphic 45 Safari paper and finally onto a cream card.

I added a Primitive Antique Copper Star brad to the upper left side of the image and three mini brads along the lower right edge into the cork paper.

Finally, to add a little extra interest to the card, I created a "lasso" out of some Creative Impressions natural twine wrapped around my finger several times and tied at the top.  I think this embellishments added a lot, don't  you?

Hope you will take the time to make your own Cowgirl card!  It is so easy with Creative Impressions embellishments!


Thursday, July 26, 2018

Tag Art Love!!

Tag Art Love today with a tag from my starter basket.  I had previously splotched Distress Oxide Inks onto a tag and a die cut butterfly.  I was playing with making stems with twisted twine from Creative Impressions for flowers stems.  They make a pretty subtle texture on card panels, layered over burlap, layered over an inky tag.

Punch a couple of holes with an awl onto your panel.  Thread twine through the panel and tape the tail in the back.  Twist the twine, thread back through and tape the remaining tail in the back.

Organization tip:  I keep lengths of twine, waxed linen, and other fibers for sewing onto cards and paper arts projects in a small clear glass jar.  I punch a couple of holes in the lid and keep a couple of needles, threaded or ready to thread for sewing.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Christmas in July!

All the stores are into "Christmas in July" now, so Creative Impressions is joining the fun and featuring a beautiful Christmas card created by Karen, another of our talented designers!  We know you will love it's simple elegance.

Karen used beautiful burgundy twill ribbon - a Single Stitched and "Heart Full of Thanks" print twill. She also added a "poinsettia" created with a Felt Blossom and Leaf and a gold Round Brad in the center.  This was adhered to the card over a lovely piece of Gold Leafy Vine  attached to a card panel with Burgundy Mini Rounds.  Perfect!

Here is a close-up of the card:

Hope you have enjoyed this card and that has inspired you to start your Christmas cards.  This is a truly fast and easy card!


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Simple Creative "Thank You"

I have two gears.  Either way-to-much, over-the-top, this-is-going-to-cost-a-fortune-to-mail or super simple.  Today is super simple.

Elegant, black & white card front with a die cut "thank you".  Tip:  I used low tack washi tape to line up my words and then pulled it up after I glued down the die cuts.

Black and white carries through inside with an added pop of gold embossing powder.  I used my Perfect Medium pen and wrote out my message and then embossed that with gold embossing powder.  A little gold Creative Impressions heart give the message a little punch.

I used Ranger clear Embossing Dabber and smeared around the border of the white textured panel and embossed that with gold EP.  I used a distressing tool and scratched the edges of a white layer, applied Embossing Dabber to the scratched edge and then drug that edge through gold EP for a fine detail layer.

The inside panel is a pop up.  

Cards usually have a decorated front and a simple message and signature inside.  I wanted to reverse that on this card and make the inside an embellished surprise!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Best Creative Wishes from Creative Impressions!

This week I've got a fun 6x6 card for you, layered up with lots of butterflies and a bit of crinoline.

I made a trip down to Colorado to see Janet at Creative Impressions.

I love getting together with creative friends to discuss designs and make plans!

One of the sweetest ladies in the world.  So easy to love.

Creative Impressions is HUGE!  A great collection of ribbons and embellishments.  It always reminds me of that final scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark.  You may remember the scene when they assure Indy that they are taking care the Ark of the Covenant.  "Our top men are on it."  Then you see it be wheeled into a warehouse in a box labeled "Top Secret Government Intel: Do Not Open".

There's no telling what she's got in there!!  Ha!