I love spray mist, and gold . I just love the look of just a bit of gold popping of the card. That's what I was going for on today's card. I have been trying to fit in card making, but I am still in that busy newborn stage and combine that with my other busy boys and I have my hands full.
I used a gold marker to add color to the edges of red chevron patterned paper.
I tell you, I just can't resist one of Nicole's Challenges over on the Papertrey Ink Blog. Today, she asked everyone to make a homemade accessory. It was easy to find a lot of inspiration blog hopping to all the designers websites, but also looking at Pinterest you see a ton. I found this site that has 25 DIY hair accessories. They are all adorable and pretty easy.
The white card with aqua ribbon is mine (click on the picture for a better look). There is a call out right now for Holiday Cards and More Volume 8. Due to the upcoming arrival of my new little one, I have decide to sit this one out (I'm really itching to submit). You should try out though! :)
I grabbed my heart dies from Papertrey and die cut the medium sized heart on a strip of paper. Then I made my color selections, Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise (turned out a little dark), Raspberry Fizz, and Orange Zest. Using watercolor on cards is soon becoming one of my favorite techniques. My Great Grandma use to be a wonderful painter and this reminds me of her.
I really love all of these colors together and I plan on working with them some more when I have time.
I quickly put together this gift card holder using a Timeless Template by Papertrey (I had completely forgotten about them until today). I used the Cash or Charge Template and really love how the little gift card has a stand to sit in (Here are some great pictures from Nichole's Blog). The picture doesn't really show it, but I stamped the tiny flowers from Happy Hydrangea in Versamark Dazzle (Man, I love that stamp set).
I wanted the holder to be a little more crisp, but my little guy woke up just as I was brainstorming, so I kind of rushed it.
Popping in super quick to share a couple of quick cards. I had the chance to make a few cards a week ago or so, while the kids were napping. I felt really inspired by some of the new PTI products I recently purchased. I love this new little frame and also I am loving the Limeade Ice Ink !
I have been in a card making funk for a while, maybe it is my pregnancy brain. This new little guy is due in 3 weeks so I am taking a break hoping my mojo will come back soon.