And now for the third card made with the background piece I created. This was a pretty simple one. I stamped the ice cream and cone, covered the ice cream with some Stickles, fussy cut it, and popped it off the card with some foam tape. I had to cut the greeting apart to get it on two lines.
On yesterday's card I cut a tag out of the background I created. By using a slightly larger tag die I was able to create the frame on this card. I thought it would make the perfect shaker. I created the space between the shaker and the card with two layers of foam craft sheet that I bought at Michaels. I must admit that it did not cut easily but with some patience it did. This gave enough space for the micro beads (also purchased at Michaels's) and for the googly eyes I knew I wanted to put on the piggy. The background behind the piggy was created using a stencil and distress ink and was inspired by what Jennifer McGuire did on this card on her blog. The die that comes with the piggy was a big time saver - no fussy cutting needed!
I was inspired by this card by Kristina Werner on the Simon Says Stamp blog earlier this week. I thought the background on Kristina's card was just perfection. So I created a background piece that covered a whole 4.25 X 5.5 inch piece of Neenah cardstock with the intent of cutting it up and getting multiple cards from it. As you will see over the next couple of days I was able to make 3 cards with this one background! Score!
In case you are wondering what the HB2U die is this a freebie from My Favorite Things if you spend at least $60 on their site. I think if you hurry you can still get it as this month's freebie.
This is the last card using the Lawn Fawn Life is Good stamp and die set -- for now anyway! This is another card that is inspired by Debby Hughes. She does the most amazing things with tags on cards and I want to do that more often. I love the look.
Another card using the cat and dog stamp set from the This is The Life collection from Simon Says Stamp.... This set is just so cute. When I got it I didn't have the die set (but I do now). So I had to fussy cut it. I also like the Pawesome word die. I am sure I will be using that in the future!
For this card the background is done on watercolor paper and inked up lightly with distress ink. I used a Copic marker to create little flicks of grass and give it more definition. The doggie is stamped on Neenah paper and colored with Copics.
I sure did use a lot of products to create this tiny card! Ha! I did the embossing and iron off technique that I used on this card. The bee was colored with Copics and the wings were covered with glossy accents to give them a bit of dimension.
I don't know this little boy but I was touched by the story about him that I saw on Facebook. Look here. He is turning 6 today and is battling cancer. And all he wanted was cards for his birthday. I can do that! I made this card hoping it will bring a smile to his face.
More in the series of making cards using things within reach on my craft desk! Ha! When I buy a paper pad I don't often buy all of the "accessories" that come with it because I have found that I don't use them. I made an exception in this case and got the banners and brads because they were just so darn cute! So I was determined to use them this time and I did on these cards. Allowing me only those supplies to create the card designs meant that these came together super quick.
This card was made with a piece of background that was also used on this card. I love when you make one background piece and you can cut it up and make more than one card. That made this come together really quickly using the adorable Pen Pal stickers. They are kind of rubbery and pliable and so cute!