Thursday, April 24, 2014

{Paper Smooches} Pet Sympathy Card with Feathers Dies as Angel Wings + Video!

A close friend of mine recently lost her cat of 18 years. After that much time, you can imagine how big of a loss it was. I thought this card would make a great tribute to that furry friend. Of course, I was going to use the Nine Lives stamp set and coordinating Nine Lives dies. I wanted to use the Feathers dies as angel wings since they are shaped just right with the notches to look like individual feathers within a bigger wing.

I created a windowsill for the cat to sit on, using the Duo Dies 3 frame, and embellished it with the Flowers dies as well as a butterfly using Flap Happy and Butterflies 2 dies. The sentiment is from Word Up. I customized the flowers using purple and red which are the recipient's favourite colours. Here's my video showing how I assembled this card:

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

{Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge} Keep It Clean and Simple

Welcome to the fourth Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge in April! This week's challenge is Keep It Clean and Simple which means you need to keep layers to a minimum and show some "white space". The design team is featuring Hero Arts products. You don't have to use it but we'd love to see some if you have it.

I made a shaped birthday card for my nephew in Colorado. I used the Hero Arts U.S. Map Background and fussy cut around it after heat embossing Colorado State with leaf embossing powder and the rest of the country with wave embossing powder. I used an aqua brush and Neon Chartreuse ink to highlight Colorado State and added a die cut foil star. I masked a cat face from Nine Lives by Paper Smooches for the centre of the star and I created a custom sentiment using Hero Arts Lisa's Mix & Match Sentiments and It's Your Day.

One winner will be chosen at random to win a $50 gift voucher to the awesome Simon Says Stamp Store!

It could be you!

I hope you will play along with us this week!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful Wednesday. :)