Sunday, May 21, 2017

Graduation Card


Graduation card
Hello there! It's Lisa here with another graduation card. This time I decided to do a shaker card. I started off with a 4.25 x 5.5" piece of gray cardstock. I die cut a circle in the center and glued a piece of acetate behind it. 

I stamped and colored a cap and diploma from Sunny Studio Stamps "Woo Hoo" stamp set and fussy cut them. I also added the happy graduation sentiment to the front of the card.   


Then I cut a piece of white fun foam slightly smaller than the gray cardstock and die cut the same size circle in the center to match my gray cardstock. I glued the piece of fun foam to the back of the gray carstock to add some dimension. 

White fun foam

I made a cardbase out of Neenah 110 lb. white cardstock and I stamped the Woo Hoo sentiment in the center, making sure to line it up with the die cut circle in the gray cardstock. I then glued a couple of sequins in place so that they will be visible all the time, even when shaking the card. I used a blue holographic 5mm sequin mix and some silver stars. 

Blue sequin mix

I glued the gray cardstock with the fun foam on top of the sequins. 
This is how it looks after you shake it. 


I added glossy accents to the cap to make it nice and shiny and also to the red bow on the diploma. It gives it a nice sparkle and shine that matches the sequins. 

To finish the card, I stamped the following sentiment on the inside of the card. 


This sentiment and strawberry are from the "Fresh & Fruity" stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps. The strawberry outline I stamped with Versafine onyx black ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I then colored the image with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and I added some dots with a white gel pen. 

I hope you enjoyed today's card! If you have any questions, feel free to write it in the comments below. See you next time!

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 4

Hello there again! 

Today I'm sharing a card I made for my brother celebrating his graduation from Pharmacy School. I also submitted this card for Lawn Fawnatics challenge #4 titled: "Black, White and Bright". The challenge is to do a black and white card with a pop of color. 


Here's a look at the card I made:

For the front of the card, I used Lawn Fawn's "Let's Polka in the Meadow" petite paper pack, the black and white hearts patterned paper. 

I then stamped a hot air balloon from Lawn Fawn's "Blue Skies" stamp set with Archival black ink on a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper. I used this paper because it blends the "Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens" beautifully. I colored the image in bright rainbow colors. I added some shimmer with a Spectrum Noir clear shimmer pen.   


I used the coordinating die to cut the image. I added a graduation cap from Sunny Studio Stamps called "Woo Hoo". Here is a close up of the hot air balloon with the graduation cap. You can see the beautiful shimmer. 


I adhered the balloon with some foam tape to add some dimension. 

To finish the card, I used a sentiment from Lawn Fawn's "Blue Skies" stamp set and added it to the top of the card. At the bottom of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn's "Happy, Happy, Happy" stamp set. 


I hope you liked today's card. If you liked my card or have any questions, please leave a comment below. 

See you next time! 

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 3

Hello there! 

Today I'm sharing a card I made for my brother and sister-in-law who are expecting a baby real soon. I also submitted this card for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #3 called Outstanding Occasions. The challenge is to make a card about a special occasion such as anniversaries, weddings, new babies or graduations. 



Here's a look at the card I made:
(Baby Card Front)

To create this card, I first cut a piece of Neenah white 110 lb. cardstock with Lawn Fawn's "Stitched Rectangle" dies. Then I embossed that piece with the "Pinwheels" embossing folder by Sizzix. 

I then die cut a piece of green cardstock with Lawn Fawn's "Grassy Border" die and then with the "Stitched Rectangle" dies to give it a continuous stitched look. I then heat embossed the sentiment with Ranger's white embossing powder. I adhered the grass to the white panel.

I then stamped a baby mobile from Lawn Fawn's "Plus One" stamp set and colored it with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I put some Spectrum Noir clear shimmer pen over the moon and stars and then cover them in Glossy Accents. I set them aside to dry. 

I adhered the white panel to some yellow patterned paper using some fun foam to add some dimension. After it was dry, I glued the baby mobile with some foam tape to add a little more dimension. To finish the card front, I adhered everything to a top folding 5.5" x 4.25" white card base. 

On the inside of the card I cut a circle out of some purple glitter paper and adhered it to the center. Then I stamped and colored a stork from the "Plus One" stamp set and adhered it. I also die cut a congratulations sentiment from Spellbinders' "Sentiments One" dies and adhered it to the circle.  

(Baby Card Inside)

Well, I hope you enjoyed my card for today. See you again next time!


If you like this card, please leave comments below. ☺


Here are some of the supplies I used for this card:


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Welcome to my creative corner!


Hello and welcome to my blog! ❤ My name is Lisa and I love to make cards for my family and friends. 

I started cardmaking about 4+ years ago. A friend of mine invited me to a cardmaking workshop and I went. The person giving the workshop was a Stampin' Up demonstrator and when she showed me the catalog with all the products, I immediately fell in love with all the stamps and dies. There I was introduced to the Sizzix "Big Shot" machine and was amazed at all the things you could do with it. A year later my husband bought me the Big Shot for Christmas. BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER

I have learned a lot about the cardmaking community these past 4 years by watching YouTube videos and reading lots of blogs. I enjoy visiting blogs such as Lawn Fawn, Simon Says Stamp, Hero Arts, Jennifer McGuire, and so many others. 

Last year I started my official Instagram page and I thought it was about time to begin a blog as well. You can visit my Instagram page here

If you like my cards, feel free to leave some love on the page. Thank you for reading my first blog post and see you again next time! ☺