Friday, July 8, 2022

Flowers come together with THANK YOU notes



 Day #4 of Artful Angel's Big Thanks set. Big Sentiments like these THANK(S) stamps from Artful Angel are the perfect match to cards with floral die-cuts. Cards with floral die-cuts as the main or a secondary focal point are all the rave lately.  BIG sentiments help ground the diecuts and give an extra punch to the card.


Super simple card but what makes this card is that HUGE embossing THANK YOU! I want you to notice that I folded one of the flowers in half to make it look like it's facing sideways. Small changes like that on your cards make a big difference. 

My second card is another floral die-cut card with the BIG THANKS set, complementing both the doily and the die-cuts. The golden bling was the final touch for this card.



I really hope you have enjoyed these 4 days of inspiration showcasing the Artful Angel's Big Thanks set!

** DISCLAIMER: Some products were provided to me for free to create & share inspiration. Everything else I purchased. All designs and opinions are my own and in no way influenced by the provider of the products. The links provided are affiliate links to no extra cost to you.


Thursday, July 7, 2022

Rainbow BIG THANKS and more Medallions!



 Day #3 of Artful Angel's Big Thanks set. You might recognize the pattern paper from day one, I had some leftovers, enough to cut this medallion! This card is an OOPSY! card. Have you ever glued your focal image to the wrong side of the card? That's what I did on this one! I tried prying it open since I had used liquid glue, but it left a mark. I kept pushing forward and that is how this background became.

I think in this shot of the card, you can see better the "vanilla" colored polka-dots that I originally stamped. Since now the medallion was on the bottom because of my error, I doodled in black and added bling to balance the card out.

My second card is an image to PRIDE MONTH! I wanted to do a rainbow-colored card. I used the little butterfly Artful Angel's Adventure Awaits set.  Yes, I cut out the butterfly by itself for easy stamping.


Come and join me tomorrow for DAY #4 of more ways to use the Artful Angel's Big Thanks set!

** DISCLAIMER: Some products were provided to me for free to create & share inspiration. Everything else I purchased. All designs and opinions are my own and in no way influenced by the provider of the products. The links provided are affiliate links to no extra cost to you.



Wednesday, July 6, 2022

SHINY, BIG THANKS Inspiration

 



Day #2 of Artful Angel's Big Thanks set. I love balloons!  They just make me happy! For this card, I used The Greeting Farm Hello Bestie and Gerda's You lift me up. Heat embossed in gold The BIG THANK + S and tied the balloons to the sentiment.  I love that this set allows you to make THANK YOU or THANKS by adding the S!  I think that is brilliant!

I truly love this card! It is one of those ideas that the end result is just as you imagined it. In this shot, you can see how much the gold shines on this card including the bling!  Making the balloons have rainbow colors make it so it is a harmonious look.

Come and join me tomorrow for DAY #3 of more ways to use the Artful Angel's Big Thanks set!

** DISCLAIMER: Some products were provided to me for free to create & share inspiration. Everything else I purchased. All designs and opinions are my own and in no way influenced by the provider of the products.



Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Big THANKS!

 

July is here and we have a new sketch challenge in the Artful Angel Takes Flight FB group! Kim is running this month's sketch challenge and has the cutest card up on the blog on the July 1st post. Give the template a go for inspiration, mine started looking like the sketch, and then it took a mind of it's own.  You can see the rectangle pattern paper, the main image (but mine is a circle) and my tie is the handmade tassel. For my card, I used the  Artful Angel's Big Thanks set. This week, I will be give you some ideas on how to use this fantastic set.  I love this set, I think it's "sassy" and the sub-sentiments are the best thing ever! (Check out my second card on this post.)

A little close-up of the medallion I created. Super simple, I die-cut a scalloped circle and then wrapped a crochet string around it from behind.  I wanted to ensure it was not in a specific order but more random. Stamped the BIG THANK YOU, cut it out with my SNC, and added some dimension to the sentiment. I wanted to add something black to tie in the string and the black, so I doodled a frame around the pattern paper. 


Here is my second card for the day using the Artful Angel's Big Thanks set. This time I used the same sentiment, but it has a completely different look by heat embossing it in gold. Instead of flags, I used some circle embellishments. Remember to make the sketch work for you! Below, a little close-up of the embossed background were I added the BIG thanks sentiment.


I hope you give this month's sketch a try, check it out on the Artful Angel Takes Flight Facebook Group!  Share your creation using the sketch to the July Sketch Challenge Album and you will be entered to win $10 in store credit to the Artful Angel shop, a badge for your blog, and bragging rights!  

** DISCLAIMER: Some products were provided to me for free to create & share inspiration. Everything else I purchased. All designs and opinions are my own and in no way influenced by the provider of the products.


Friday, July 1, 2022

July Sketch Challenge

 Hello angels!  DT Kim here to share the July Sketch Challenge!  I am so excited to be hosting the challenge this month and cannot wait to see your creations! 

This month's sketch is a super fun one from @cardmaps that includes several elements, including lots of layers, banners, thread wrapping and stitching!   Don't be intimidated, though!  
This sketch is a lot easier to work with than it looks!  You do not have to copy the sketch exactly.  Use it as a baseline and use the elements that work for you. 

I created a 5" x 7" card, because I wanted to be able to fit all of the elements without having my card feel cramped.  I colored up the cute Savannah image from the new Adventure Awaits stamp set with Copics (colors listed below) and because this image is a bit larger, I scaled my card size to fit. 
This image was a TON of fun to color up!  I mean seriously, how cute is Savannah floating on the log with her adorable little frog pal?!   I added the sun to the upper corner of the panel, masked it off and I blended some pale blue ink very lightly just to fill in the white space and create a sky.  I used some Photoplay 6x6 paper that I had in my stash to created the polka dot panel and all 4 of the banners.  (My banners are 0.75" wide.)  
I did add an additional white panel so that I could use it for wrapping, and not have the thread wound across the inside of my card.  I used some blue cotton crochet thread that I found on Amazon.  I really like this crochet thread for wrapping card panels.  You will notice that I did not include the stitching element in this card.  Because my panel has the water, I didn't feel that the stitching would add anything, and in truth might have been more of a distraction. 
Colors Used:
Savannah - W9, W7, W5, W3, W1
Claws - E13, Y26
Frog/Bow - G06, YG25, YG11, YG00
Log - E18, E15, E13
Water - B29, B26, B24
Altenew Crisp Dye Inks: 
Sun - Sunray
Sky - Iceberg
Check out this inspiration from DT Linh (@LVHandcrafted)!  She has used another Savannah image from the Adventure Awaits stamp set! 
I really hope that you will join us over in the Artful Angel Takes Flight Facebook Group!  Share your creation using the sketch to the July Sketch Challenge Album and you will be entered to win $10 in store credit to the Artful Angel shop, a badge for your blog, and bragging rights!  
Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Xoxo, Kim

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Artful Angel Sneak Peak for June 25th Release!!!


 Good Afternoon it is Kerri here sharing the card I made using two sets of stamps from ARTFUL ANGEL.  The first set is called BIG THANKS.  This set will be available on SATURDAY. JUNE 25th.  There are multiple saying in this huge set.  The second set I used is by GREETING FARM and it is called Gretting Farm Mermaid Fun!!!  All images were colored with Prisma Pencils and the wording was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink..Background was done with a stencil and Distress Inks.

Thanks for stopping by!!
HUGS

Kerri DT

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Mermaid Inches

 


Good morning, afternoon or evening depending where you are in the world.  Today I am sharing a card I made using the MERMAID INCHES.  This set is AMAZING..It has lots of Mermaids, Shells and Seahorses everything you need.  

My first step in making this card was to die cut the circle outline.  Then using the negative I inked the background with Distress Inks.  The cut out I left White.  I then stamped the images you see onto white card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I colored all of my images with Prisma Pencils.  Some of the images you see like the Pirate Ship and the Stones come from the set called UNDERWATER SCENE.  I hope you enjoyed the scene.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

HUGS