Saturday, April 27, 2019

Butterfly Birthday Girl Card

So glad to be back, I've been sick since Easter.   I thought I would make a very simple card today as to not overdo it and make myself feel worse.
I followed this weeks sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches for the card layout.  I cut and layered up the center banner section first From MFT - Stitched Fishtail Flag Stax  Banner.  I ran the top white layer through my cuttlebug Argyle embossing folder before adhering the two together.  I laid it flat on my card and held in place as I butted the beautiful border die cuts up against it on either side and glued them down.  They are from Spellbinders Shapeabilities D-Lites Die - Flourish Trim.  Once I had those adhered in place I took the center banner section and popped it up with foam tape.  I really had to search my stamp stash to find something to fit on that tiny teal wavy banner from Madison Avenue - Mama Elephant that I shadowed in purple.  I found one to work perfectly to stamp Birthday in Memento Tuxedo black ink and then heat embossed with clear acrylic Embossing powder.   That awesome Birthday word stamp is from YNS Cupcake Day Stamp Set, as well as the word girl that I stamped in the bottom right corner just in black.
Butterfly Close-up
Wow I can't believe this is the first time I've used this beautiful layering butterfly stamp from HOTP Layering Butterflies Stamp set.  Since I decided to stamp directly onto matching colored card stock I skipped the bottom stamp layer number one and just went with the top two layers.  WOW!  So very pretty!   I stamped layer number two in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and layer number three with a deep Violet purple ink.  Then I simply added some clear wink of Stella in all of the areas that stamped purple, I wish you could see that in the photo.  I will definitely be using this stamp set more often... so beautiful and easy to mass produce.  I added some pretty purple Dew Drops from the Robin's Nest to finish this simple and easy card off.  Thanks so much for stopping by, glad to be crafting again and I hope to work on another card tomorrow.

I will be entering into these fun challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #500
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Scrapy Land Challenge -  Any  #112
Crafty Creations Challenge - Any  #389
Cardz TV Challenge - Any    #88
Jo's Scrap Shack - Any #279
Cut It Up Challenge - #172  Butterflies & Bugs
YNS Challenge - #112 Clean & Simple
DL.ART April 2019 Linky Challenge


Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Bunny Stencil card

I went way out of the box for this one for me but had fun using Stempel 3D glitter paint with a stencil to create the background of this cute bunny card.  hmmmm I may come back and add some fancy eggs.  I tried to get it done in time for the Stencil your background over at Mod Squad Challenge but barely missed the deadline.  I had fun anyway and they got me to try something new and pull out a stencil pack (coastal village stencils - Recollections) I never even opened before today.  I used
Simon Says Stamp dies - Bundle of Stitched Shapes for the Large rectangle Background stenciled layer.
I used a couple Pierced Flowers to mat the Bunny from a Pierced Flower die stack.  
The Bunny is from a stamp and die set -  Bunny Rabbits Stamp & Die.  
I colored him with Spectrum Noir Markers - IG1, IG2 PP1

I am entering into these fun challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday - Animal Antics
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC Challenge #276
DL.ART April 2019 Linky Challenge
Cut It Up Challenge - Bunnies or Baskets

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Crafty Hugs, Eva Scraps

Sunday, April 7, 2019

A Little Birdie Card

I enjoyed making this background with a tiny heart stencil and my new Gel Press.
I used the stitched rectangle from Simon Says Stamp dies - Bundle of Stitched Shapes and backed with teal card stock for the background panel I created with my stencil - Tiny Spaced Hearts - SSS.
I used a stitched label die for the sentiment and backed with teal card stock.
I stamped & heat embossed the sentiment which is from my newest Cardz TV stamp set - For the Birds. 
The Bird is from Birds & Bugs Stamp set, I stamped on a light blue card stock then cut it out and went over the birdie with spectrum noir markers... I used Cyan, BT1, BT2 & True Black for eye and feet.
I also stamped and heat embossed music notes directly onto background for the birdie to sing.
On the inside I used the stitched rectangle from Simon Says Stamp dies - Bundle of Stitched Shapes again this time inking the edges in the same ink I used for stamping to simulate the teal shadow layer from the front without bulking the inside up more.
The littlest Birds sentiment is from Spring Sentiments stamp set.
Happy Birthday Stamp is from Craftin Desert Divas Happy Celebrations Stamp Set.
I also stamped another smaller bird, once directly onto the inside sentiment panel and another that I colored and cut out to paste directly over it.... that is from the same Birds & Bugs Stamp set.

I will be entering into these fun challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches - #497
Mod Squad Challenge - Stencil Your Background
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC Challenge #276
DL.ART April 2019 Linky Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by, Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Crafty Hugs, Eva

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Floral Purse shaped card

I love love love this adorable card style coming soon to Creative Kuts

I used this beautiful pattern paper from couture creations 6x6 paper pad called Vintage Rose Garden
This card was so easy to put together, the handle was a little bit fiddly to insert... but so worth it!
I love how this card stands and presents.  So for the metal looking links in the handle strap I cut 3 for each side out of  black cardstock and adhered together then I cut some out of  silver paper to give the silver metal look and adhered.  I cut the handle/strap twice also and adhered together.  I feel like these extra steps really helped to keep the handle standing tall, which I love.
I found a pink button in my stash and tied some green and white twine into a bow through it.
I wasn't quite satisfied so I found a stitched circle die just a bit bigger than the button and cut a piece of black card stack with the silver paper adhered to it.... perfect!  I used glue dots to adhere them together and to adhere to the front of the purse.  This added just the right touch I was looking for to bring some more silver into the project and made my button really pop a fancy new look.  I stamped and die-cut a flower and leaves from some of the same pattern papers.  I heat embossed the flower in pink then I used my spectrum Noir markers to dress them up a bit, I also curled and pinched the flower edges to add some dimension.  I used foam tape to pop the flower with leaves up and placed it in a spot to also act as a closure to keep the card flap in place when closed and standing.  What a cute card to display on the desk or mantle of the recipient.
On the inside I used more of the beautiful paper from the same paper stack.
I stamped Happy Mother's Day in Momento Tuxedo black ink, stamp is from Happy Celebrations - Craftin Desert Divas and then heat embossed with clear acrylic embossing powder.  I almost added another die cut dimensional flower to the inside sentiment panel, but this time I wanted it to fold flat to fit in an envelope so I stamped some of the same flowers of different sizes directly onto the inside panels.  I left the bottom panel very open for writing and signing.  To finish it off I added these lovely green glitter gumdrops from YNS to the center of each flower I love how this little addition really added so much to this project!

I will be entering into these fun challenges:
YNS -  Challenge #111  Florals - used glitter gumdrops
Cardz TV Anything Goes Challenge #86
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC Challenge #276
Crafty Hazelnut's April 2019 Patterned Paper Challenge
DL.ART April 2019 Linky Challenge

I am so happy how this turned out for my Sister/Mom, I may need to make another of these for my daughter.  Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day and weekend.
Crafty hugs Eva Scraps

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Recessed split panel card

I had fun with this card.... I want to try it again soon but next time with a pattern piece of acetate for the opening.
I picked out the pattern paper (Alice 6X6 Stack) first and then just found some coordinating pastel card stock colors.  I used a die set to cut and dry-emboss the leaves.  I stamped and heat embossed the flower and the Happy Birthday to you in purple...  they are both from HOTP Flower frenzy stamp set.
On the inside I used a stitched rectangle die to add a sentiment onto.  That stamp is from HOTP - Lacy Things.  The flower stamp is another from HOTP flower frenzy stamp set.

I am entering into these fun challenges:
YNSChallenge #110 Pastels
CARDZ TV Anything Goes Challenge #86

Thanks for stopping by to check out my project today, have a wonderful day.
Crafty hugs, Eva Scraps

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Masculine Compass Birthday Card

I needed a masculine birthday card that holds a gift card inside.  I decided to go with the new sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  Keeping it very simple I picked some masculine papers from HOTP Boys to Men Paper Pad, pairing both of those pattern papers with some tan and blue card stock.
I used a stitched rectangle die to cut the plaid paper and backed it with a blue shadow layer.
I cut an oval for the sentiment stamp from tan and backed in blue, cut with a stitched scallop oval die.
I cut a circle from the second pattern paper and backed it with that hand stitched circle I cut with a die.  Both of the compass and happy birthday sentiments were stamped in black and then heat embossed with clear acrylic embossing powder.  Both of these stamps are from HOTP For the Guys
On the inside I cut some more of the pattern papers using a stitched Triangle die set  I also made a triangle pocket for those patterned papers to cover.  I used another rectangle die set, this time with a pierced edge rectangle die for the sentiment block. Both of these stamps are from HOTP Celebration Cardmaker stamp set.  The first stamped in black and the second stamped in blue Ink.
I placed a white scrap paper inside the pocket where the gift card will go when I get it.

I am entering into these fun challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #497
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Challenge #387 - Anything Goes
Cardz TV Anything Goes Challenge #86
FFC #275 AAG With Sparkle & Sprinkle!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by to view my latest project, hope to see you again.
Crafty hugs, Eva Scraps