Saturday, May 27, 2017

Happy Birthday Tulips

I made a birthday card with a pretty flower stamp from the Simon Says Stamp Mom and Dad Icons stamp set...
These flowers are whimsical, but they look like tulips to me, so that's what I'M calling them:)!  I stamped them on a piece of Simon vellum(LOVE THIS VELLUM!), embossed with fine gold embossing powder, and colored the flowers and leaves from behind with markers.  I wrapped the vellum around the sides of a white panel, and popped up a stamped top panel and small bottom panel over the flowers.  Attached the whole thing onto a card.  Here's a close up to show you the pretty gold:)!...
Red tulips...with gold...LOVE!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Happy Dad Day

A Happy Father's Day card...just a little different take on the wording:)!...
  I used the new Simon Says Stamp Big Dad die and some recycled silver embossed cardstock from a perfume box(you COULD score some silver cardstock, too:)!!)...I DO love to recycle!!  I cut a slice of the cardstock big enough to fit the die, then die cut each letter of the "DAD" in a different direction on that cardstock.  I thought this die cut "DAD" looked a little industrial, and I liked it:)!...
I used pieces of a sentiment from an older Simon stamp set, Father's Day, embossed in silver onto a brown piece of Doodlebug linen cardstock. I then adhered the die cut onto the cardstock panel.  
Simple...but then most dads are...in a good way:)!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

A Whole Bunch of Love

Simon Says Stamp just came out with a new release today, Cherished!!  There are wonderful new stamps, dies, stencils, and more...you need to check it out!!  I used one of the new sets of stamps, Envelope Greetings, and used it instead, for my card!...
I stamped the hearts onto vellum with versa mark and white embossed.  I colored the hearts from behind with my sharpie and mark it markers...and you will notice not to the ends of all of them...I'm calling it my "watercolor" technique for markers
Ahhhhh...hearts and rainbows...MY heart is happy!!  Such fun!!  Make sure you check out Cherished over at Simon!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Happy Father's Day in Rainbow

 I'm back from my daughter's house and back in my craft room.  My mojo is not quite back yet, but making a card with a rainbow, my mojo is always there!!!  
I used the I used my favorite Doodlebug papers, and adhered a BUNCH of strips...17 different colors to a thin piece of cardstock...and die cut the "DAD" from those strips...
I layered them and added a couple sentiments from the Mom and Dad Icons stamp set.  Here's a close up...
This was so much fun...SO HAPPY to be back!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Thursday, May 4, 2017

An Oval of Flowers Done Monotone

While I'm away visiting my daughter, I thought I'd post another card that I made with my Simon Says Stamp Oval of Flower cards...this one done with white cardstock and some linen cardstock that had backing...
I thought it looked cool with just a piece of linen behind the layered flowers.  The sentiment is a die from Reverse Confetti, also layered and die cut with the same linen cardstock as the top layer.  I made this just like the card I made HERE, a couple weeks ago!  Here's a close up... 
Hope you are all having a great week!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Father's Day Grilling

I used the new Simon Says Stamp Mom and Dad Icons stamps and dies sets to make a Father's Day card for the grillin' guy... 
So many of the cute images in this set of stamps and dies fit PERFECTLY into the center of the "MOM" or "DAD" sentiments...so I decided to use the grill as the "A" in the "DAD"!  I stamped, die cut, then colored with prismacolor markers.  I layered all of the die cuts, then added to a sentiment stamped patterned paper panel.  Here's a close up...
I'm out of town helping my daughter and son-in-law move into their new home, and won't be back until some time in May, and will a bit late to post a card with this idea, but had a thought of how cute it would be to make a card with the sentiment "MOMMA" on it...combining an extra "M" and the "A" from the "DAD"!  My girls call me momma and I would LOVE to get a card with that on it:)!!  Let me know if YOU make one:)!!  Oh, I love this set...so much fun!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Happy Mother's Day for a New Mom

I decided to make a Mother's Day card for a new mom...or even a new mom-to-be...
 I used the new Simon Says Stamp Big Mom die to make a sentiment on blocks.  I die cut then layered the letters.  The patterned paper is from Hobby Lobby.  The woodgrained paper is from Simon Says Stamp(linked below) and stained.  I used some burlap and embossed it onto the card, to give my natural colored card a bit of texture...sort of like a piece of baby's clothes.  Rounded the corners of the woodgrained blocks that I cut square with my paper cutter.  I added a sentiment from an older Mother's Day stamp set from Simon.  Here's a close up... 
Another cool thought, you could get the Big Dad dies (linked below, also) using the "A" from "DAD", and make a card with the word "MOMMA" on a bit of a longer card...love being called "momma" by my girls...even at 25 and 27 years old and married!!  I'm presently away, helping my oldest move into her new home, otherwise, I'd make it...so for now, it will just have to remain a thought:)!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa