It's the third Saturday of the month, and the Less is More challenge on week three each month is a theme challenge. This week, Chrissie and Mandi want to see something "shiny" on our cards.
On this first card, I used GinaK stamps. I stamped the vase image on a piece of shiny red card stock. I think this paper must have been in my stash for several years now....so it's good to be using some of the stash. I stamped the flowers (after inking stamp with Memento markers), then colored in the red blooms. I added a touch of white doodles on the vase. I'm amazed they dried and didn't smear! The sentiment is also from the GinaK collection. I sponged in a base for the vase to sit on and popped the vase on pop dots. I'm guessing everyone is having as much trouble as I am trying to get a good photo of something "shiny"!! Trust me...it's a VERY shiny red...see the reflection on the black card stock?
I think my second card might just be my favorite. I cut the bird cage (with the Cameo) from very shiny gold card stock. The birds, heart, limb, and leaves were also cut with the Silhouette (Cameo). I curved the cage and popped up just the centers on each end to give it a rounded look. The birds, leaves, heart, and limb were colored with Copics and adhered straight to the card. I did lift the bottom of the limb to the outside of the card. Sentiment is from a Flourishes set.
This is a new stamp from Lily of the Valley that was part of my prize for winning last month's challenge from St. Luke's Charity Challenge. I was so excited to win! Isn't this a fab stamp! I actually won two different stamps. This image actually was the little girl carrying a birthday cake. I stamped the image and cut away the cake and arranged the strings from the balloons through her hands. I sponged a little ground under her feet, and added a couple of tuffs of grass with a GinaK stamp. I colored the image with Copics. The balloons were cut with the Silhouette (Cameo). In order to have "shiny" on this card, I coated each of the balloons with some glossy accents. It's very difficult to get it to show up right though!
This last card was just something I was playing around with. Not too sure I really like the finished product...but I thought I'd show it to you anyway. I stamped the circles using a PTI image. Then I punched small circles with a hole puncher from all the different shiny papers I had laying on my desk. In retrospect, I probably shouldn't have popped them up on the card, and just adhered them to the circles. The shiny white spots are made with stickles. Birthday sentiment is a PTI stamp that I stamped in red then heat embossed it with clear. I tried to heat emboss with red, but made a MAJOR mess of several cards, so I finally gave up and stamped in red and embossed in clear!
Sharing a layout I did recently of my Daddy and two of my sister's children.
I used My Mind's Eye papers Follow your Heart for this layout. The border on the Kraft colored paper is purposely crooked, and it totally messed with my mind trying to get my layout on straight! LOL! I cut three large banners to layer behind my photo. The round lacy circle behind the photo was made by cutting about a 6 inch circle and then using one of my corner punches to punch around the edges. Circles on the top left corner were punched with circle punches. I also added two brads from the Follow Your Heart collection. Butterflies were punched with a MS punch, and I added a little glitter and glossy accents to each of them...as well as a red dot of liquid pearls for the body. The title tag and the brown piece backing it was made on the Cameo. I added a couple of lines of red stitching down the side of one of the banner strips. The "unique" scalloped piece on the bottom right was cut from a matching piece of paper and layered over one just like it with pop dots to give it a little dimension. Journaling is tucked behind the photo and reads:
From my earliest memories, swinging with my Daddy (your Grandpa Perdue) was something we all looked forward to at the end of the day. He would always sing to us and keep that swing moving. The tradition carried on to all of our children, and any time we went to visit, there would always be a grandchild or two swinging with Grandpa. Sarah and Benjamin were so lucky to live next door to Grandpa and Grandma….that meant they got LOTS of extra swing time! Just look at the smiles on their faces. We were all so fortunate to have such a loving and fun-loving Daddy and Grandpa!
That's all for me tonight. Thanks so much for stopping by. Your comments always make me happy...and I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment! Until next time...