Friday, June 22, 2018

Feel Better with Pom Poms and Prismacolor pencils

Hi there and welcome to a new episode of cardmaking at Sweet Cherry Cards.

Todays card is entitled 'Feel Better'. The idea behind the card is to cheer on anyone who is feeling in low spirits or not feeling well...and let them know that theyre not alone.

I know that it can sometimes be difficult to find a bit of happiness when you feel down but the mere fact that someone took the time to send you or make you a card to show you that they understand you need cheering up, I think its enough to raise your spirits.

The stamp I've decided to use is that of a cheerleader called 'pompomabella' at Stampingbella. Its a really cute stamp.

Here are the prismacolor pencils I used for the card
Pompom- orange, crimson red, poppy red, carmine red, blush pink
Dress- yellow ochre, cream, canary yellow, lemon yellow
Hair- dark brown, burnt ochre, sienna brown
Body- light peach,peach,burnt ochre
Ground shadow- dark brown, sienna brown

After colouring the image I backed it on to red and white striped paper and I also added a button with red and white twine.

I hope you liked today's card and I look forward to having you back here at sweet cherry's card.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Sunny skies for Father's Day

Hi there and welcome again to another exciting episode here at sweet cherry cards.

In honour of Father's Day this weekend, I am showcasing a card I made for a friend of mine. This card features sunny skies within die cut windows and other embellishments which add exciting elements to the card.

The surprising thing with this card is that I did the foreground after I did the scene inside the windows and yet they seemed to match up. I was amazed at that.

To create the scene in the die cut window, I first diecut a circle into some copying paper and using it as a stencil I distressed the bright sun image using dried marigold, scattered straw and mustard seed. Using die cut clouds which I stuck together, I began making the shapes of the cloudy sky with distress inks tumbled glass and mermaid lagoon .

I used the same distress inks for the foreground and the same colours to paint the balloon that I then stuck to the sky with double sided tape. I added the image of a horse because the intended father loves horses and the 'Father's Day' sentiment completed the design.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Markers, Pencils, Distress inks - Sasayaki Digi Stamps

Hi there and welcome back to Sweet Cherry Cards.

Today I am featuring a digi stamp from Sasayaki Glitter Stamps. I got it earlier this year from Kit and Clowder and this is the first time I am featuring it.

In my card today I used markers, colour pencils and distress inks.

The image was first coloured with blick markers and finished off using prismacolor pencils. For the background, I taped off parts of the background to make an unusual sky pattern with distress inks.

I then added the message 'Sometimes a new journey requires you to step into the unknown.'

Hope you like my card and I look forward to seeing you back here.