Sunday, January 7, 2018

Sympathy Sunday and a Twofer with the Mess on my Desk

Hello everyone!! I hope you are all having a fabulous Sunday.

Since I had a four day weekend due to snow, (I work in a school) I worked on some cards.

During Christmas vacation, I had an opportunity to clean up my craft desk a little bit. One thing that I tend to do is color stamped images with Copic markers in front of the television and then never use them. I have decided in 2018 that I am going to try to create at least one card a week with these images.

Today I created TWO cards using Altenew "Beautiful Day" flowers.

For my first card, I stamped the background and added a lace die cut from Neat and Tangled that I had never used before.

I popped the flower over over the front using foam adhesive. I like how this came out but I do not like the color the Stickles I used on the flower center dried.

(Supplies-Stamps: Altenew "Beautiful Day," My Favorite Things "Clearly Sentimental" and "Bold Diagonal Stripes Background" Dies: Altenew "Beautiful Day Dies," Neat and Tangled "Doily Envelope," My Favorite Things "Blueprints 13" Paper: White Cardstock, Stampin Up! "Gable Green," Bazzill "Pollen," MFT Eggplant, Bazzill Vellum Ink: Memento dye ink "Tuxedo Black," Hero Arts "Soft Purple" OtherSizzix Big Shot Machine, Ranger Ink Multi-Matte, 3L Scrapbook 3D Adhesive Foam Squares, Scotch Dot Adhesive)

For my second card, I used Match this Sketch #209 sketch to create my card.

Instead of stamping my background, I used a piece of gray patterned paper.

The sentiment is from PaperTrey Ink. I used My Favorite Things "Clearly Sentimental" and a flower from the "Beautiful Day" stamp set for inside of the card.

(Supplies-Stamps: Altenew "Beautiful Day," My Favorite Things "Clearly Sentimental" Dies: Altenew "Beautiful Day Dies," " My Favorite Things "Blueprints 13" PaperWhite Cardstock, Stampin Up! "Gable Green," MFT Wild Wisteria  Ink: Memento dye ink "Tuxedo Black," Hero Arts "Soft PurpleOtherSizzix Big Shot Machine, Ranger Ink Multi-Matte, 3L Scrapbook 3D Adhesive Foam Squares, Scotch Dot Adhesive, Copic Markers, Nuvo Crystal Drops “White,”)

That is all from me today. I hope you all have a fabulous week!!



Hannelie said...

One of my all time Altenew favorite flowers... and you made it look beautiful!
Hugs and best wishes for 2018!

Kara Lynne said...

These are wonderful, Nora! Beautiful coloring! What a great challenge to use those images on cards this year. I tend to color while the family is watching an evening show. I have a box of images I am determined to use too.

Lisa Elton said...

I like your plan and I hope you can stick to means we get to see more of your beautiful work!! These are lovely cards Nora. The lilac is a peaceful color and the big bloom just marvelous!