Friday, May 18, 2018

I turtley love you with ODBD

Hi!  I've got another card today with the Turtle Love Stamp/Die Duo from ODBD.  After I stamped, colored and masked the turtles, I used Distress Inks to make the background.  I tried using the Cling Wrap technique but it didn't show up as well as I wanted it to.  But still great fun to try and not quite one of the Pinterest Fails.  Lol!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Quick and Easy Masculine Recycled Keepsake Box

I'm on the Elizabeth Craft Design Blog today with this quick and easy keepsake box.  It came together so fast - hop on over to here to read how I did it.  Thanks in advance!

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Negative background

As promised, this is the other negative background from my post yesterday.  I popped it up, added a strip of black and added a word die (by Lawn Fawn).  I always have to add a little strip of something because the die is not a full cover-up of the card base - it's about an inch too short.  Thanks for coming back!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

How far you've come with butterflies

Ah, Distress Oxide inks, butterflies, and Quietfire stamp - the card just practically make themselves... and I made 3!  I found this Recollection Butterfly Confetti die at Michaels and though I don't need any more butterfly dies (need - no, want - yes) I got it anyway because I loved the shapes and sizes that were in the die. 

I made a rainbow swatch over half a sheet of cardstock in a diagonal pattern and then die cut the butterflies out twice.  Once over the red/orange/yellow area and then another from the blue/greens.  The butterflies were arranged so they swirled around the quote.  I could not decide if I liked the black card base or the white and I didn't have to decide since I had enough butterflies for two cards. Nice, eh?

From the negative, I made another quick card using the You Are die.  Tune in tomorrow to see the other negative piece where I got the reds/orange/purple butterflies that I used.

On the inside, I can add stamps or dies to finish the sentiment.  Quietfire has a ton to choose from - see some below!

You are... brave, beautiful, amazing, family, a blessing fun...

The Only Time - Mounted

You Are Perfect - Metal Cutting Dies

Amazing Beautiful - Metal Cutting Dies 

Be Brave Bold Yourself - Metal Cutting Dies

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

ODBD May release

Aren't sea turtles so cute?  I love this new set by ODBD that has these great turtle puns as well as a couple of different sized turtles to color - and corresponding dies to boot!  Yay!  

I colored my sea turtles with Prismacolor Colored Pencils - the background is a sheet from By the Shore Paper Collection.  It's the one with two surfboards but properly trimmed, I think it could totally pass for a sandy underwater image.  What do you think?