Botanical Birthday

I remember sitting and coloring for hours on end at my grandpa & grandma’s when I was a little girl and it’s an art form that I still love today – only now I have fancy Shin Han alcohol markers that come with a blending pen to make it a little easier.

Do you recognize this sketch?  It’s from one of the Make It From Your Heart pattern books.  If you don’t have these books in your collection you are really missing the boat.  Packed full of scrapbook layouts and card patterns these are my “go-to’s” on a regular basis.  The patterns are simple and contain all the measurements needed to recreate a card.

 
This is the first time I inked up the Botanical Backgrounds stamp set and I instantly fell in love.

Did you notice the details in the shimmer trim?  I used the scallop punch by punching it upside down (glitter side down) it’s still a little tricky, but well worth the effort.  I added another background stamp on the inside to give it some color.  The sentiment comes from the Cricut Collection that coordinates with the Artfully Sent cartridge.

If you’d like to purchase any of the items used to make this card please click on the links below and add to your shopping cart.

Have you figured out which pattern it is yet?  Leave me a message in the comments (don’t look there first, LOL!)  Thanks for stopping by…may your flowers bring you plenty of smiles throughout the remainder of summer.

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Nice Neutral Newlyweds

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter N.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their M element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda’s blog ~ Scrappy Therapy.  If you’re coming from >>> you’re on the right path.

My “N” is two fold…a neutral card using the Newlyweds stamp.

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I love Close to My Heart’s Embossing Folders  the Damask Embossing Folder leaves such a nice clean, deep impression.  I especially love using it on our white daisy cardstock for it’s elegant look.  I wanted a simple and elegant look for this wedding card so I kept with a neutral palette of black & white.  The card front is tied with a piece of black Baker’s Twine and the Newlywed car is mounted on 2 inch square cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge, the square is then cut again at 2 1/4 from Black Glitter Paper.  I know I’ve mentioned that I love our Glitter Paper because it doesn’t “shed” and works slick as a whistle in the Cricut.

As you know I think it’s just as important to decorate the inside of the card so after stamping “Oh Happy Day” from the Artiste Collection Bundle I topped it off with silver and black Shimmer Trim.

I hope you’ll hop on over to Catherine’s Catscrapbooking where you’ll discover her use of the letter N.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tracey