A good Thursday morning to you! My family and I have just returned from
a little camping getaway. Since I didn't do much more than lay outside in a recliner and
read books, I can't figure out why I'm sooo tired LOL I did complete 5 loads of laundry
when we got home and have two more to get done today. Just the thought of all of that
laundry is probably what exhausted me :)
In the meantime, I was up on the BELLA BLVD blog on Tuesday, as well as today.
I honestly love to be given a palette of pigment and then told "go with it!"
So this month's inspiration board was a lot of fun to work with...love those colors!
I added a splash of color to the chevron paper by applying some Designer Tape over a portion of it.
For this card I wanted to show how the patterned papers can be turned into beautiful blossoms.
Each flower was given two layers, along with a smaller flower and button in the center.
Using a stylus and molding mat, you can give shape to the petals and create a true 3-D effect.
Supplies: Engaged At Last: Alpha+Bits Stickers, Bachelorette Party; Sand & Surf: Borders, Paradise; Kiss Me: Flutter; Sophisticates: Miniature Card Sentiments; High Five Alpha Stickers: Piggy Punch; Designer Tape: Pickle Juice Chevron; Button Market: Hot Pink Flowers
We have four ladies at work who are expecting, so baby cards have been on my agenda lately :)
This sweet elephant Cute Cut was a must-have! I added her to the card-front with foam dots and then embellished. The small green circles at the bottom were cut from one of the Baby Boy papers.
Supplies: Baby Girl: It's a Girl, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Cute Cuts; Baby Boy: Baby Blue; We're Expecting: Coming Soon; Sunny Happy Skies: Alpha+Bits Stickers; Ciao Chip Elements: Borders; Crochet Flowers: Dahlia
Have a look at the Bella Blvd blog to see all of the wonderful takes on this assignment :)
There are similar templates online and most for free! Again, I took my template and traced it onto
a prepared card and then cut out; repeat with desired patterned paper. To attach the pocket,
I machine stitched around the sides and bottom, leaving the top open.
You can use a strip of paper or ribbon for the top.
onto a prepared card; make adjustments so that the most prominent part of the design isn't distorted
and then cut out. Next, I transferred that shape onto a patterned paper and then cut out and applied
to the card front. I love that the bit of feather creates a plume similar to a burst of fireworks!