Hello friends! April is officially here! I hope you'll find plenty of time this month to do crafting and yet still enjoy the beautiful weather. Yesterday I was able to get started on my Spring cleaning. I wanted to start a little early this year so I can actually enjoy the weather a bit more later. I have only made it as far as the dining room and sun room. So, you know what I'll be doing if I'm not crafting! :)
I made this card for Heidi, a friend that I met through the blog world. Some of you know her by Crafty Time 4 You. Heidi is such a sweet and inspirational person and I'm so lucky to be able to call her friend. She invited me to participate in the Crafty Friendship Blog Hop last month and so I was just grateful for that fun experience. Would you believe that something so small like opening an email inbox could fill a person with so much joy and happiness? Simple joy like this is what I cherish most. :) Thanks Heidi!
This card was inspired by the pictures from my Fujifilm Mini Instax Camera. I love this fun little camera. If you haven't got one yet, you should! This is a camera to have if you want to shoot for the fun of it. Since I love the instax film look, I wanted this card to have that. I wanted it to look like a pile of snap shots. For all three frames, I used Mama Elephant Insta Love Dies. The yellow "film" captured a little grateful sheep holding a heart. I think the "photograph" sums up what I truly felt. Grateful.
To give the sheep some texture, I used a dryer sheet. I simply stamp the sheep right onto the dryer sheet and fuzzy cut it. Then I just glued on top of my stamped image. I learned this technique from my first Stampin' Up! demonstrator back in 2010. If you haven't already try this technique, you should! It's a fun way to add textures. I also added a little bit of glossy accents to the heart to make it a bit more interesting.
These tiny clouds are part of the Avery Elle Finished Frames Die-cut set. Don't they look like little sprinkles for cupcakes and donuts? They're just so tiny and cute. My first thought was to use them as a mask on my focal panel, but then I thought why would I even want to masked them. They already look so cool as is. Lol. Also, don't they look like embossing paste?
Well, that's it for today. I hope you enjoyed today's card. Thanks so much for looking and as always have a wonderful day!
Paper/Cardstock: Neenah - Solar White; Dear Lizzy Neapolitan 12x12 Paper Pack and Float Away Sheet; Heidi Swapp - Sugar Chic 12x12 Paper Pack and Serendipity 12x12 Paper Pack
Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Pun Fun
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Tim Holtz Distressed Inks Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn
Others: Avery Elle - Finished Frames; Lawn Fawn - Mama Elephant - Insta Love Die; Large and Small Rectangle Stackables Dies; Pretty Pink Posh - 6MM Marshmallow Sequins; Treehouse Studio - 5MM Silver Sequins; Tombow - Mono Adhesive; Therm-O-Web - Zots Glue Dots; Sakura - Quickie Glue Pen; Scotch - Permanent Glue Stick; Ranger - Glossy Accents; Copic Markers; Dryer Sheet