Saturday, June 1, 2019

Card of frames

Hi there and welcome back to another exciting episode at Sweet Cherry Cards. Today I am bloghopping with the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog.

Every month we showcase a new christmas card. Today's card is one made up of several frames.

To do this card, you need paper with a design. The one I am using has a snowy scene with houses.

The rectangular dies I am using are from

After cutting the background into different frames. Its assembly time.... I like to start with the outer frame and move in. This frame was stuck to 5 1/2 x 6 piece of white cardstock.

With the second frame, I added a layer of double sided tape to the underside.

The third frame I glued to the white cardstock and the fourth, I popped out with a double layer of double sided tape..

For the sentiment I die cut the word "Believe" out of gold and brown and die cut two christmas trees using dies from Sizzix Holiday Shadow Box.

Here is the card again.

Hope you like today's card and I hope you will stop by the other designers blogs. Don't forget to leave a comment.

Have a Sweet Cherry Day.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Simple One layer Monotone Card

Hi there and welcome to another month of christmas goodness here at Sweet Cherry Cards. As a designer for the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog hop we always try to give you simple but elegant cards. This month is no different.

The card today has been done in blue monotones. Can we say 'blue christmas'? Not the sad one just the colour blue!

Here is the card

Medium- Distress inks and pigment inks
Stamp- Penny Black Season Marvel

Distress Inks used-Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire, Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch
Pigment Ink used - Premium white Pigment Ink

Steps taken-
1.Stamp the middle tree with tumbled glass, blueprint sketch and white pigment ink
2. Distress the edges of the background with broken chine, tumbled glass, peacock feathers and blueprint sketch
3. Stamp the trees in an offset position using chipped sapphire and White pigment ink.
4. Add the sentiment and adhere to the striped background

Here is the card again

Hope you like today's card. Leave a comment at the end of my blog for a chance to win this month's challenge title..
Dont forget to check in with the other designers and submit your designs as well.

Until next time.....have a Sweet Cherry Day!

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Happy Spring flowers in faux 3 D

Hi there. I hope you are having a great time at the Stamplorations Spring Fling Blog Hop. Welcome to day 10 and to another exciting line up of cards for you and don't forget the Day 10 giveaway!

Today's card is called Happy Spring flowers in faux 3-D. I used Stamplorations Bold Florals Stencil for this project. A 4x6 stencil with florals of differing sizes. You can either use it to do an all over design or a partial pattern, in your card making. In this project I chose to do an all-over pattern.

For the first step, I gathered all the necessary materials

Stamplorations bold floral stencil
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp- Black Cardstock
Ranger White embossing powder
Stamplorations Stamp- Blooming Spring Coffee Basket
Copic markers- R29, YR07, Y15
Avery Elle White Pigment Ink
Distress Inks- Mermaid Lagoon, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Candied Apple, Peeled Paint

I adhered the stencil to the Neenah Solar white cardstock, using painters tape. I began the stencilling process with candied apple and mustard seed.

I randomly mixed the colours to produce several variety of florals. I wanted it to have a lush tropical feel.

Upon completion, I removed the stencil. I then replaced it in an offset position above the stencilled area and added white pigment ink. This added dimension to the flowers as it created a shadow once it mixed with the distress inks. This is how I created the faux 3D look. It also softened the hue of the flowers and gave them a glow.

Using my copic markers, I added dots to the centre of the flowers starting with R29 and blending out with YR 07 and Y15. I finished up with embossing the sentiment 'Happy Spring' in white on black cardstock. Here is my card again.

I hope you enjoyed today's bloghop. Before you leave, please don't forget to leave a comment at the end of this blog and on the Stamplorations blog. This is for the opportunity to win one of the lovely prizes in the giveaway. Also, kindly visit the other designers and leave a comment there as well. Thanks for hopping by.