Two cards, one stamp set

Helo there! I hope you are having a great day. I really gave it a thought to share today’s cards because I’m not totally proud of them but then again I want to share this new journey completely, so I thought I should share these. I recently purchased the “Pinapple pop art” stamp set from Concord & 9th and thought that every new stamp set I would make at least 3 cards. I initially wanted to make 5, hopefully I’ll make it there eventually. But for this stamp set I only made two, for now, because I really love this stamp set and this company and I think you can do many things with their products. They are all wonderful! 

So for the first card I wanted to have some black pineapples against a teal background, so I heat embossed 3 pineapples in black and then added some contrast with pink accents and to embellish it I used Heidi Swapp pink glitter paper and that was it. I like the color combinations and how the glitter paper makes it look elegant. 


For the second card, I made a background with the two small flower stamps on the set, heat embossed them with clear powder and then did some color blending with distress inks. Then I thought that a red pineapple would be really cool on that background so I heat embossed a pineapple with red tinsel powder from Ranger and fussy cut it without borders to attach it next I to the sentiment. This card is for a Spanish-speaking person so I heat embossed my own “Gracias!” Sentiment with the “Hand lettered alpha” stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps, which happens to be another of my favorite stamp companies. 

I have some work to do to fine tune the techniques I used on these cards but like I said, I want to share the complete journey. And then again, one can always learn from mistakes right? 

Until next time,

Charlie

Quick and easy birthday card 

I think the most type of cards I often find myself doing or looking for are birthday cards. And it might be because I somehow attend about 3 or 4 birthdays every month and I think that number is going to go up because I have to add kids birthday parties now because of my son. Today is one of those days. It’s not a super big celebration but the birthday girl is special to me so I decided to make her a card along with a handmade gift bag for her gift. Time was against me today because it’s a holiday in the city I live in so that means I was home with lots of house stuff on hold because I wanted to spend as much time as possible with my baby. So when his nap came, I decided to make the birthday card. I initially had done a background and liked the outcome but I ruined it by using some stamps with a pigment ink 😔 boo I know. So I decided to make her a card using good ol patterned paper. It was the easiest and fastest card I could think of. I simply cut a  front card panel that was about 4 x 5 1/2 inches out of some dotted patterned paper I had, which happens to be from a heidiswapp.com paper pad. And heat embossed the sentiment using the big greetings stamp set by AveryElle. Then I cut two strips of a pink patterned paper (from Heidi Swapp as well) and attached it to the sides of the front panel. Added some pink sequins that I had and that was it. I gotta say I like the outcome but it would have looked better with another color of embossing powder. Perhaps white or gold? Hmm, guess I’m going to have to make another one to find out. 

Here are the pictures of the card: