Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easter Cards

Before we left for a few days of camping
(and before our snow returned to Wisconsin!)
I had a chance to make a few special
Easter Cards.

I really like the effect of embossing twice in two different colors
 and then cutting and piecing areas back onto the first.

This one I used an Anna Griffin floral die
and Memory Box Phlox.
I used chalks to color the Anna floral die cut.
One more card cutting out a shape of embossed cardstock
and raising it with another
design die underneath the window.
I recycled that pretty flower sticker from
a discarded name tag!  Too pretty to throw away!
All of these were new techniques for me and
I have to say I like them!
Thanks for stopping by....

This is what we woke up to Monday morning!
Hope it's nicer where you are!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

DeNami Buttons and Bows Blog Hop

Welcome to another stop on your DeNami
Buttons and Bows Blog hop!
So glad you are joining us and hope you're finding
some great inspiration and ideas!
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My first card I wanted to try real buttons
just because I don't often use them.

Tying those tiny twine knots through the buttons was almost
Now I know why I so rarely do it.
As you can see, I just had to use the DeNami
little bow and button stamps.
This didn't quite turn out like I wanted so
I made another card using the
DeNami floral swag.
I love how I could put two together
across the card.
I couldn't decide which way I liked the card turned,
so I made both!
I liked the softer look of these two cards.
I use a lot of bows on my cards
but I found it was fun also adding buttons!
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