Monday, August 31, 2015

Hiking Boots and Birthday Hearts

My mojo came home Saturday and I was trying to take advantage of that.  I was looking around Pinterest at the pins I have (I NEED to use them or what use are they?) and I got busy!  I made a few cards and today I'll show you a couple.  The first one is so EASY peasy that anyone can do it!

I started with some Pineapple Smoothie paper and made a 2 1/4" wide x 4 1/4" Whip Cream banner.  I stamped the sentiment from the Sentimental Prints set at the bottom of the banner with Black Licorice ink.  I used the smallest Heart-Felt die and cut it at an angle. 

I had some heart shaped crystals in my stash and I used one of those in the center of the heart (which was pop dotted). I have so much stash and love using it on my cards!  I love the simplicity of this card.  I think I'll send it to a wonderful lady who just celebrated her 95th birthday.

This card is probably familiar and it should be.  I've made a similar one a while back but I used different elements from the Scenic View stamp set other than the mountains.  And this time I lightly adhered the white square to the Whip Cream layer before stamping the mountains with Fresh Forest ink.  I did 2nd generation stamping, too, for the depth.  Both are layered on Fresh Forest card stock.  I stamped the boots and words with Cocoa Powder ink but I cut the boots out and pop dotted them on the diagonal square.

I also pop dotted the diagonal layer for a bit more depth.  This is another easy card to make and it will be one I'll teach at a party some day.

I put in a rather large order Friday so I'll have another Christmas stamp set, a Halloween set,  a southwest set, an inspirational set, some Silks, card stocks, ink pads and fun dies.  Lots of goodies!  I had to take advantage of the Double Hostess awards for August.

Here is the September (on my, that's TOMORROW!) Kit of the Month cards.  DONUTS!!  If you are interested in getting this kit (and 5 more since you have to sign up for 6 consecutive months) for $24.95 plus shipping and handling just click HERE.  You get an exclusive stamp set that is not available for general purchase for 3 months and all the paper needed for the cards and embellishments.  You supply the inks, glaze, glitter, or other stuff most crafters have.  I should have my kit by Friday.  Hmmm.... I don't think I shared the August ones with you!  I have 3 of the 4 cards complete but am waiting on my order for a Silk that I wanted to use.  Guess you better come back!

And don't forget to check out my FSJ Specials page for what all is  happening!  FSJ is going into mixed media with classes available.  Head on over to that page!

1 comment:

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love that birthday card! It is so simple yet stately. It would make a good guy card with the right die cut. The Take a Hike card is cool too. I like the boot prints!