Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Feliz Cumple!!

Hello and welcome!!

For today's post I'm sharing a colorful-summery birthday card I made for my brother.

I created my background scene using distress inks. The cute images from Sweet Stamp Shop were colored with colored pencils and stamped the greeting "feliz cumple" (which is a short way to say happy birthday in Spanish) using red and orange Memento ink.

Here's my card...



I'm sharing this card in the following challenges:
http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.com/2017/09/script-or-text-background.html


Thanks so much for stopping by.
Hugs,
Raquel

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

In Praise of Sunflowers

Hello and welcome!!

Today I want to share a card I made for my sister's birthday. She loves sunflowers, so the stamp set In Praise of Sunflowers from Power Poppy was perfect to create her card.

I colored the beautiful sunflower and the sky using watercolors and colored pencils. I die cut the word 'happy'  from orange and light blue cardstock and stamped 'birthday' with grey ink.

Here's my card...





I'm sharing this card at:

http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.com/2017/09/balloons.html



Thanks so much for stopping by.
Hugs,
Raquel

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Christmas Candlelight

Hello and welcome!!

For today's post I made a Christmas card, which is clean & simple, and one layer.

I used the stamp named Christmas Candlelight from Elizabeth Craft Designs, and colored it with colored pencils. The sentiment was stamped with black ink and then heat embossed using clear embossing powder. I mixed gesso and a bit of water for the white splashes.

Here's my card...



I'm sharing my card in the following challenges:


Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great day!
Hugs,
Raquel

 

Friday, April 14, 2017

Spring blooms!

Hello and welcome!!

Spring is in the air, yay!! So, I made a card with some fresh Spring blooms.

First, I die cut and glued the scalloped panel to my card base. Then die cut the heart from burlap paper and the flowers from patterned paper.

The sentiment was gold embossed on a piece of teal cardstock, then glued to the heart.

Finally, I embellished the flowers with gemstones and adhered them to the heart.

Here's my card...

 

A closer look...



I'm sharing this card at:
http://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2017/04/challenge-132-word-prompt-spring.html
 
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-spring-color-inspiration/


http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.com/2017/04/two-patterned-papers.html
 


Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hugs,
Raquel

Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Desert Storm (Neenah) / Burlap Paper (DCWV) / Patterned paper (free paper inside Take Ten Magazine)
  • Stamp set: Greetings SC0586 (Hampton Art)
  • Dies: Bunch of Flowers 2 (Elizabeth Crafts Designs) / Love & 5 Hearts (Paper Artist)
  • Ink pad: Versamark Ink
  • Embossing powder: Princess Gold (Ranger)
  • Gemstones

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Easter Chicks!

Hello and welcome!!

Today I'm sharing a cute and colorful Easter card, featuring two cheerful chicks!!

I used Distress Inks to color the eggs, the 'Easter' letters and the grass. The chicks were colored with my Spectrum Noir markers.

Here's my card...



A close-up...




This card was inspired by:

http://inspiredbyallthelittlethings.blogspot.com/2017/04/inspired-by-all-little-things-50.html


Thanks for visiting and have a great day!
Hugs,
Raquel

Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah) / Black Onix (Gina K. Designs)
  • Stamp sets: A Good Egg, Easter Wishes (Sunny Studios)
  • Dies: A Good Egg, Easter Wishes (Sunny Studio) / Uppercase Handwritten Alphas (Momenta) / Grassy Fields (MFT)
  • Ink pads: Mowed Lawn, Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Shaded Lilac, Mustard Seed, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon (Distress Ink)
  • Spectrum Noir markers:CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, IB3, BT7, CR8, CR10
  • Colored pencils

Friday, April 7, 2017

HB2U Card

Hello and welcome!!

Hope you all are doing great and enjoying warmer Spring weather.

For today's project I have a birthday card featuring a sweet cow. I made this card for my sister-in law who loves cows.

Here's my card...



A close-up...



I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.com/2017/03/vellum.html


Thank you very much for stopping by.
Hugs,
Raquel



Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Solar White, Dessert Storm (Neenah) / Green Room (My Favorite Things) /  Hello Sunshine paper pad (Doodlebug Design)
  • Stamp sets: Hogs and Kisses (Avery Elle) / Easter Wishes (Sunny Studio) /
  • Dies: Stitched Rectangles (Lawn Fawn) / Grassy Fields (MFT) / Hogs and Kisses (Avery Elle) / Easter Wishes (Sunny Studio)
  • Ink pad: Tuxedo Black (Memento) / Memaid Lagoon (Distress Ink)
  • Spectrum Noir markers: EB2, EB1, GB10, GB9, PP2, PP4, CT2, IG4,BGR3
  • Colored pencils

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Rainbow Butterflies

Hello and welcome!!

Today I want to share a pretty and colorful  birthday card. It's a simple card to make.
I simply stamped the butterfly using three different color combos to create a rainbow effect in my card. Then, I gold embossed the sentiment on a strip of vellum and... that's it!

Here's my card...



A close-up...




For this card I was inspired by the following challenges:
http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.com/2017/03/vellum.html


Thank you so much for visiting and have a colorful day!
Hugs,
Raquel


Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah)
  • Stamp set: Butterfly Trio (Stampendous) / Greetings SC0586 (Hampton Art)
  • Ink pads: Lady Bug, Tangelo, Dandelion, Rose Bud (Memento) / Deep Purple (Archival) / Emerald Isle (Ranger Dye Ink) / Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers (Distress Ink) / Versamark Ink (Tsukineko)
  • Embossing powder: Princess Gold (Ranger)
  • Vellum



Saturday, February 25, 2017

It's your day!

Hello and welcome!!

Today I'm sharing a one layer birthday card. The circle background was ink blended using a sponge dauber and three different colors of distress ink. Then stamped the images and lines with black ink.
I love the gradient look of the background.

Here's my card...


A closer look...



My card was inspired by the following challenges:

Sweet Stampin' Challenge: One Layer

Less is More Challenge #317-Sketch 19














Thank you for visiting!
Hugs,
Raquel

Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah)
  • Stamp sets: Wildflowers (Technique Tuesday) / Get in Line (Whimsy Stamps)
  • Ink pads: Jet Black (Archival Ink-Ranger) / Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Spun Sugar (Distress Ink)





Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Sealed with a Kiss!

Hello and welcome!

Today I'm sharing another love card, which is simple and easy to make.

First, I stamped the kisses using Versamark ink.
Then die cut a heart from white cardstock and stamped the 'muah!' using black ink. After that, stamped the red kiss and clear heat embossed it to create the glossy lips effect.
Finally, glued the heart in the center of the card base using foam adhesive.

Here's my card...



Here's a close-up of the lips so you can see the glossy effect.
 



I'm sharing this card at:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Young At Heart













Thank you so much for stopping by.
Have a great day!!
Hugs,
Raquel

Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Solar White, Desert Storm (Neenah)
  • Stamp sets: Sealed with a Kiss (Hero Arts) / Sophisticated Script (Concord & 9th)
  • Ink pads: Jet Black (Archival Ink-Ranger) / Love Letter, Versamark (Tsukineko)
  • Clear embossing powder

Monday, January 30, 2017

Quilled Heart Flower

Hello and welcome!!

Here with more Valentine cards... This time I'm sharing a card using one of my favorite techniques: quilling.
First, I stamped the sentiment and the leaves and colored them with colored pencils.
Then die cut the flower vase four times, three from white cardstock and one from polka dots cardstock, and glued them together to give dimension to my flower vase.
Finally, I quilled a pink heart and glued to my card... Simple and beautiful!!

Here's my card...


Here's a closer look of the heart and the vase...





I'm sharing this card at:

Inkspirational Challenge #127: Polka Dots


Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!
Hugs,
Raquel


Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Desert Storm (Neenah) /  Hello Sunshine paper pad (Doodlebug Design)
  • Dies: Beautiful Blooms (My Favorite Things)
  • Stamp sets: Flower Patch (Poppy Stamps) / Greetings (Hampton Art)
  • Ink pad: Jet Black (Archival Ink-Ranger)
  • Quilling paper strips
  • Colored Pencils




Thursday, January 19, 2017

Love is in the Air!

Hello and welcome!!

Definitely, l♥ve is in the air!! All this love around have inspired me to make a bunch a Valentine's cards.

Today's card was insdpired by Inkspirational Challenge #126 - Word Prompt "Flutter".
My card features a beautiful watercolor butterfly which has been fluttering by... and spreading love everywhere :)

Here is my card...


A closer look of the butterfly...




Thank you so much for visiting and have a great day!!
Hugs,
Raquel


Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah) / Distress Watercolor (Tim Holtz-Ranger)
  • Die: Happpy Butterfly (Technique Tuesday)
  • Stamp set:  Word Critters Spring Birds (Your Next Stamp)
  • Ink pads: Jet Black, Deep Purple (Archival Ink-Ranger) / Cracked Pistachio, Mustard Seed (Distress Ink)
  • Dylusions Ink Spray: London Blue, White Linen








Saturday, January 14, 2017

You're my Sunshine!

Hello and welcome!!

Happy New Year everyone!! I'm so excited because this is my first post of 2017, yay!!

I already sent all the January birthday cards, so now I can start making Valentine's cards, hurrah!!

I'll be posting more Valentine cards the following days, so stay tuned!! :)

Here is my card for today...




A closer look...


It's a simple one layer card. I sponged the sky with distress ink and colored the sun with colored pencils.

I was inspired by Anita's card  at Muse Card Club Challenge #198.
I used the round/ circular element as inspiration. So, for my card the sun it's the circular focal image.

This is Anita's card:





















Thank you so much for visiting and have a great day!
Hugs,
Raquel


Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Solar White 110 lb. (Neenah)
  • Stamp sets: Things With Wings (My Favorite Things) / Smitty's ABC's (Lawn Fawn) / Sophisticated Script (Concord & 9th)
  • Ink pads: Jet Black (Archival Ink-Ranger) / Dandelion (Memento) / Mermaid Lagoon (Distress Ink)
  • Yellow and orange colored pencils
  • Sponge dauber