Flower Brads are never out of season, and Eyelet Outlet Rose Brads make any card a bit more elegant. These are mixed with Mini Leaf Brads and climbing up a fancy diecut greenhouse, which is layered on foam tape over a panel of Garden Mushroom Washi Tape to give the illusion of depth. Near the sentiment are some Garden Tool Brads and hovering just above, a beautiful Butterfly Brad.
Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Tuesday, August 29, 2023
If you've guessed that this fortnight's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to create a card or project which features ANY wild animal, then hurray, I can skip right to the part where I show you my card:
Monday, August 28, 2023
It's a Deconstructed Mandala Monday with lots of extra-splashy watercolor goodness thanks to my Tombow Dual Brush Pens (applied with a waterbrush) and Ranger's Letter It Fineliners; plus a few white Posca Pen accents. Hope your week is off to a pretty good start!
Saturday, August 26, 2023
Friday, August 25, 2023
Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Tags are a fun alternative... or addition to... the traditional birthday card, and Eyelet Outlet has all the birthday-themed embellishments you could wish for! This coordinated set features Balloon Brads (the Pastel set is on sale!); Birthday Candles; Banner Brads (both Brights and Pastels are on sale!); and an Emotion Brad wearing a Party Hat. A sprinkling of silver Star Sequins adds a little extra magic to the mix.
Monday, August 21, 2023
Friday, August 18, 2023
Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Cardmaking doen't have to be complicated; all you really need is a great sentiment, a couple of Eyelet Outlet Brads and a few coordinating tapes, et voila! This pair of thank you cards play on the words "Sweetest" (with an EO Cupcake Swirl) and "Coolest" (featuring an Ice Cream Brad) set into small diecut hearts, with a tape stack consisting of Pink Checked Tape, Skinny Hearts from the Valentine Set, multicolor Chevron Tape, adorably whimsical Elephant Washi and some Tiny Hearts. Mats of Pink and White Dot Tape and Pink Checked Tape complete the design.
Tuesday, August 15, 2023
It's August, so we're feeling the heat at Shopping Our Stash. You could make a card that's warm-weather related, or maybe your heat will be using for cooking, grilling or baking; possibly even
spicy food...? Go with whatever says, "Hot, Hot, Hot" to you, though, as always, if it's not fairly obvious, you might like to mention the connection in your post.
Monday, August 14, 2023
Yes. Yes, I did say, "Squovals" because Big Squovals is the name of my new favorite Dina Wakley Stencil from Ranger. I used a few of my favorite Simon Hurley create. Dye Inks (Remember Me, Love Struck, Guppy, Shooting Star and Overzealous, to be precise) to lay down squovals of intense color; then went in with my Letter It Fineliners to make this a Mini Motif Mandala Monday!
Friday, August 11, 2023
Head over to Jingle Belles to see what Stephanie has made to inspire you; then start thinking what you'll be linking!
Thursday, August 10, 2023
Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Monday, August 7, 2023
After two months of index card mandalas, it's always a little bit of a shock to go BIG again, but my Dina Wakley Blue Edition Journal and Distress Watercolor Pencils definitely help with the transition!
Friday, August 4, 2023
We're rolling into the second week of "Neutral Noel" at Jingle Belles and here's how I embraced a neutral palette this time:
Wednesday, August 2, 2023
...You're a Classic! Eyelet Outlet Driving Brads are the perfect accent for masculine cards. They pair beautifully with our Classic Car Brads of course and there are lots of terrific Washi Tape selections to support the theme. In this case, a panel of wide Map Washi is framed with strips of Road Tape; then that panel is offset on a slightly larger one made of Tire Track Washi framed in Glitter Black Tape. A Compass Brad is the perfect finishing touch.
Check out all of the wonderful Brads, Tapes, Bling, Flowers and more in the Eyelet Outlet Store!
Tuesday, August 1, 2023
If you've already guessed that the new challenge at Shopping Our Stash involves making a card that evokes a place you'd like to visit, well done! You can go with a geographical location (Honolulu, London) OR a type of place (beach, campground) OR even a fictional place (Narnia, Emerald City) but if your destination isn't fairly obvious, please mention it in your post. I split the difference between actual and imaginary, so my card is set in Paris... circa 1935!
This card has A LOT of layers, even for me; it also has oodles of super-stashy items, certainly there's anything on it less than four or five years old and some of the rub-ons and stickers are considerably older. Roughly, from the top down we've got: K & Co camera (Life's Journey... going back a bit lol) and postcard stickers; We R Memory Keepers embossed rose stickers; Oriental Trading pocket watch and receipt stickers; ancient Paris-themed rub-ons (that amazingly still worked perfectly); some very cool 3x3" sheer, washi-like stickers whose origin is completely unknown to me; a bit of vintage sheet music and text paper (that you can't see at all but it adds to the collage irl); and some absolutely beautiful Eyelet Outlet Eiffel Tower washi tape that has (alas) gone out of print.
I'm also linking up with The Daring Cardmakers' latest challenge: Bon Voyage!
What is your favorite Vacation Destination? Why not make a card which features it and link up with us at SOS this fortnight!