Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The Card Concept #129- Warm Winter Wishes

It's time for another The Card Concept challenge! I created my card based on the inspiration photo below. This is a cute wintery scene but frankly, my mind is more on sunnier weather approaching. I used the elements of the photo to create something a little more reminiscent of springtime.


My clean and layered card draws from the woodgrain pattern, the circles of the snowmen, and the greenery of the boughs in the inspiration picture above.

I gave this A2 card some depth by blending dark ink around the edges of the woodgrain paper and adding layers of watercolor to the florals and greenery. Gold sequins compliment the heat embossed sentiment and the flowers and sentiment are the perfect shade of coral/apricot. A perfect card for a springtime birthday! 

Head on over to The Card Concept blog to see how the rest of the team was inspired and what styles they used on their cards. Play along with us using any of the styles we highlight...I can't wait to see what you come up with! 

Supplies: 
Stamps: Sending and Wishing (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko); Apricot, Dark Chocolate dye ink (Simon Says Stamp); Zig Clean Color markers
Dies: floral dies (Flora & Fauna); pierced circles (My Favorite Things)
Paper: watercolor paper; Dark Chocolate cardstock (Simon Says Stamp); woodgrain (misc.)
Other: sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); gold embossing powder (Hero Arts)

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Waffle Flower February release- Over the Fence


The Waffle Flower February release is live and ready for you to shop! 
Today I am showing you the adorable Over the Fence dies. 

I used all the elements in the new Over the Fence die set for my card today. The grass, fence and sign are all included! Paired with Balloon Messages stamp and die set, this makes a fun combination for a cute birthday card. Some extra detail on the card comes in the sparkle on the balloons, the baker's twine on the sign, and the sequins. 

Head on over to the Waffle Flower store to see what else in this month's release. All of it is amazing AND it's all shipping NOW
All products in today's post are linked to the Waffle Flower online store.  These are my personal affiliate links which you can shop from at no cost to you!  :)  
Thank you for supporting me here at Sharp Designs!

Friday, February 7, 2020

Waffle Flower February release- 3-D Bows


I'm back today with another card featuring Waffle Flower's February release, this time with the Easy 3D Bows die. Pop on over to my Instagram feed to see another project I made with it! The link to get there is under my profile picture on the right hand column.

On a grey A2 card base I lightly blended white pigment ink around the edges for a soft and chalky look. I cut the Easy 3D Bows die (I used the middle size- it comes with 3 sizes!!) three times out of specialty glitter papers and adhered them to the card with a small piece of foam tape. The 'you're' sentiment was stamped and heat embossed with white embossing powder, and the 'awesome' was die cut from white cardstock backed on foam for dimension. 

Head on over to the Waffle Flower store to see what else in this month's release. All of it is amazing AND it's all shipping NOW

All products in today's post are linked to the Waffle Flower online store.  These are my personal affiliate links which you can shop from at no cost to you!  :)  
Thank you for supporting me here at Sharp Designs!


Thursday, February 6, 2020

Waffle Flower February release- Be A Cat


The Waffle Flower February release is available now! Today I'm using the sweet Be A Cat.

On an A2 card base I stamped the clouds from the Doily Circle stamp set repeatedly down the card. The kitty was die cut from various cardstock and glued all together. The nose and ears were coloured using Copic markers. Her sweet nose also has some pink sparkle to it, and I used green googly eyes for a whimsical look! I hand cut a banner from pink cardstock and glued on the 'celebrate' sentiment and popped it up so the cat was holding it. The sentiment has the same shimmer as the nose so there is some real sparkle to this card. 

Head on over to the Waffle Flower store to see what else is in this month's release! 

All products in today's post are linked to the Waffle Flower online store.  These are my personal affiliate links which you can shop from at no cost to you!  :)  
Thank you for supporting me here at Sharp Designs!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Waffle Flower February release- Rainbow Birthday Die

I am so excited to be helping out Waffle Flower with their February release! Waffle Flower releases new products on the 5th of every month and group their products into three bundles (Floral, Whimsical and Creative). They sent me the Creative Bundle to work with and it is AMAZING. 

Today I'm using the Rainbow Birthday Die and some fun neon colours. Nothing screams birthday like a bright and bold rainbow!

I started with a black A2 card base and added some white acrylic paint splatters to it. The Rainbow Birthday die was cut several times from white cardstock that I had blended neon inks onto to create my own neon paper. That's such a fun trick if you can't find the cardstock colour you want! 

To assemble it all, I die cut one of the base pieces with white cardstock that had Stick-it double sided adhesive on it. That way all I had to do was peel off the top layer of paper to expose the sticky underside, and stick the neon cardstock layers down one at a time working from the outside in. This was much less fussy than worrying about tiny amounts of wet glue on each thin layer. The middle portion is popped up with foam adhesive to give it a little dimension, and the entire panel is popped up again with more foam tape. 

That's it for today! I hope you liked this bright and fun birthday card. If you love this die you might want to check out the Rainbow Thank You Die as well.  Don't forget to check out Waffle Flower's February release, available now!

All products in today's post are linked to the Waffle Flower online store.  These are my personal affiliate links which you can shop from at no cost to you!  :)  
Thank you for supporting me here at Sharp Designs!


The Card Concept #128- Be Mine Valentine

It's time for another The Card Concept challenge! I created my card based on the inspiration photo below. That is such a fun and fresh looking scene. The graphic design is definitely more my style than flowery pinks, hearts and all that lovey dovey stuff. :)

The black and white pillows, the 'be mine' sentiment, and all the pops of red with the hearts is what inspired my clean and graphic card today. 

Starting with a white A2 card base, I adhered a black cardstock panel across the bottom half of the card. The big heart was die cut twice from black and white scraps of cardstock, while the sentiment and little hearts were all cut from glitter paper. It ended up very simple and striking and didn't take long to create! 

Head on over to The Card Concept blog to see how the rest of the team was inspired and what styles they used on their cards. Play along with us using any of the styles we highlight...I can't wait to see what you come up with! 

Supplies: 
Dies: Big heart (Papertrey Ink); little hearts (Lawn Fawn); Emmitt Alphabet-retired (My Favorite Things)
Paper: black, white cardstock (Simon Says Stamp); red glitter (misc.)

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The Card Concept #127- Cozy Cabin

I am very late in joining The Card Concept challenge this week! I have had the flu and all the fevers and chills that go along with it. Yes, I had the flu shot. Being a Type 1 diabetic it is highly recommended but sadly didn't seem to make a difference this season.  I am finally feeling better and getting around to showing you what I made for this fun challenge! I created my card based on the inspiration photo below. 

Even though there is snow in that photo, it still seems to look cozy, doesn't it? My clean and layered card (clean lines, lots of layers, fresh looking) was inspired by the pillows- the plaid and the deer pattern on them all. 

I'm going to keep my description short and sweet so I can go back to napping...still getting my energy back! On an A2 white card base I adhered patterned paper, and then the die cut deer head (cut twice and off-set) with foam tape. The sentiment was heat embossed on grey cardstock and cut with the coordinating die. 

Head on over to The Card Concept blog to see how the rest of the team was inspired and what styles they used on their cards. Play along with us using any of the styles we highlight...I can't wait to see what you come up with! 

Supplies: 
Stamps: Simple Strips (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Versamark 
Dies: Simple Strips (Taylored Expressions); Deer head (We R Memory Keepers)
Paper: white card base (Gina K Designs); brown cardstock (My Favorite Things); patterned paper (Recollections)
Other: foam tape