Cherry Blossom Card for Mother’s Day

I rediscovered River Rock today. I used to like it. I was happy when it came back in the color renovation. Then, I totally forgot about it. Tonight, I broke it out and mixed it with Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, and Pretty in Pink.

This card uses the aforementioned River Rock textured card stock as the base. The stamp is from the Hostess Level 1 Slice of Life (from the Occasions Mini Catalog). I stamped it in Early Espresso ink on Whisper White card stock. I colored in the flowers with Pink Pirouette and Regal Rose Markers. The branches are traced with River Rock Marker.

For the vase, I stamped the image again on scrap paper and colored it in with Baja Breeze, then cut it out and attached it to the card with stampin dimensionals. On each flower, I used Crystal Effects to make them pop.

The sentiment is from Messages for Mom, stamped in Regal Rose ink. The main image layer is paper pierced and matted with Pretty in Pink card stock.

The chocolate chip layer was embossed with the Big Shot and the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder. The ribbon is Baja Breeze Seam Binding, which I scrunched using this technique. To play off the pink flowers in the card, I added some of flowers from the Sweet Hello Simply Sent Kit.

{Pink & Green & Sparkly} 13th Birthday Card

I think this card is teen and girlie, right? I know girlie, but I haven’t been a teenager in a long time, and my daughter’s only 4 so I tried my best to make my niece (who, OMG, is 13 already-when did that happen?) a birthday card she would like.

The color combo is Melon Mambo, Old Olive, and Pretty in Pink. It’s a little loud and I’ll admit I went overboard with the bling, but I like it a lot! My husband thinks his niece will like it, and he’s always mesmerized by Crystal Effects, which he calls “glossy stuff”.

The numbers are from Bring on the Cake stamped in Versamark on Whisper White card stock and Heat Embossed with Black Embossing Powder. I colored in the numbers with Pretty in Pink Marker, and the 1 & 3 with Old Olive Marker. Then, I used Crystal Effects aka “the glossy stuff” to highlight the 13 and give it dimension.

I punched out the numbers with a 2 1/4″ Circle Punch and layered it onto Old Olive punched with the 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch. In each scallop, I added Basic Rhinestone Jewels. Behind the scallop circle, I folded Old Olive 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon and cut the ends diagonally with my Craft & Paper Scissors (which cut ribbon like a dream). That is attached to the card with stampin dimensionals.

The card base is Melon Mambo textured card stock layered with Old Olive. I used the Cutter Kit to distress the edges of the card stock. Next, I used pink polka dot paper from the Love Patterns DSP and stamped it with “happy birthday” from Bring on the Cake in Old Olive ink. To finish it off, I decided to paper pierce around the edges and add faux stitching with the Signo White Gel Pen.

Inside, I used some more of the Love Patterns DSP, layered with Whisper White card stock. I stamped the sentiment in Basic Black ink and then colored in the letters with Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, and Old Olive Marker.

Valentine’s Day Greeting

I made this Valentine’s Day card for a swap, using the Greeting Card Kids stamp set. If you recognize the image, I used it not too long ago to make Valentine card treats for my daughter’s classmates.

I decided to take off the hearts since it was hiding all the work I did to layer the ribbon! The ribbon is White 3/8″ Taffeta layered with Pretty in Pink 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon. I wrapped it around a layer of Love Patterns DSP, on a Whisper White base.

At the bottom of the DSP, I stamped “LOVE” from Filled with Love stamp set in Real Red Craft ink, then heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.

I forgot to take a picture, but inside, I lined the card with Pretty in Pink card stock and added a red heart made with the Small Heart Punch.

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