Friday, June 19, 2015

Birthday Cards

Kristina Werner had a really pretty card on her blog that imitates watercoloring but instead uses Distress Inks and water. Here is my version.

First emboss the image in white.

Stamp Distress Ink in various colors onto a Ranger Non Stick Craft sheet and add water.

Use a paint brush to "paint the image" and then fill in the background.

Spray or add water droplets to the page and a cool Distress Ink effect takes place. 

Here are two more Kristina Werner-inspired cards, again using Distress Inks:

My first attempt at a shaker card, which are super popular these days:

The theme on the birthday evite for a friend's 30th was black, gold, and white, so I created a birthday card using the same color scheme.

Stamping Bella stamps are so cute and fun to color...

Monday, June 15, 2015

Bachelorette Party Gift

My good friend had her bachelorette party in Cancun, Mexico last month, and each person who came had to bring the bride a pair of underwear that resembled their personality or taste. The bride had to choose which pair came from whom. I, of course, had to do something crafty, so this is what I came up with:

The bride had no trouble picking my underwear from the panty "lineup." The Cricut glitter iron-on vinyl is really such great stuff.

Wedding Shower Tea Party Banner

Even though I couldn't make it to the shower itself, I wanted the bride-to-be to know that I was there in spirit. For a proper English high tea, flower patterns and doilies came to mind. I had plenty of flower patterned paper on hand, as well as a Martha Stewart doilie punch. The Cricut cartridge Wall Decor and More had the perfect font and teapot/teacup images for this banner.

I had enough left over to also make a chair banner:

Wedding Cards