Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Easel card with digi images, stickers, diecuts.

Hi there and welcome to another episode here at Sweet Cherry Cards.

Today's design is surely going to put a smile on your face even though its a bit unusual. This is a card I made for a 5 year old boy, who is like my little nephew. He wanted to give a card to the driver who dropped him to school everyday while in pre school.

I decide to do a theme around him being in a car and having a background scenery of landscape with grass , sky and some type of animal. I was actually going for a cow or goat or even a bird. So...because I wasnt in the mood to do any more colouring, I decided to look through stickers in my stash. While searching, I came upon the disney sticker of pluto ( wished Pluto was my dog)and a bird house which I thought was unusual but cute of which I liked the shape and colour.

The pic of the car was found on google. I searched for one that was free to use, share, modify etc. and I resized it and cut it out with my scissors. The boy image is from mo's digital pencil called ' For teacher 2 this image.....

For the background I distressed a blue sheet of paper with pink and blue inks. I also added a bit of white pigment ink to smooth out the blues in the background. I die cut the grass and balloons and just simply cut a thin strip of white and black cardstock for the road.

I was now ready to put the card together. First I folded an 8 1/2 x 11 white card stock in half and then I scored and folded the top half of the card in half again, thus creating the easel. I had previously cut a white sheet of cardstock to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 to glue on to the background scene I created.

After adding all the elements of the background to the white sheet of cardstock, I now needed to adhere it to the bottom half of the top fold. I also did a continuation of the grass and road to use as the stopper for the easel. Here is a side view of the card so you could see how it was adhered.

Now isn't that cute. Hope you like today's card and I look forward to seeing you back here at Sweet Cherry Cards.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Merry Little Christmas Design Team

Hi there everyone and welcome back to another episode at Sweet Cherry Cards.

I have some exciting news for you...I am now a design team member of the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog Team. Now you know my favourite time of year is Christmas so this fits in naturally with my personality.

12 months of christmas how fun is that....I am so looking forward to getting ready for the first challenge. I know I am not alone and there are many more like me so I want to invite all of you to join in the festivities and submit your creations to our challenges.

1) The challenges run for an entire month. First Challenge starts 1st September

2) You are allowed up to 5 entries (you can combine other challenges with ours)

3) The theme is " Anything Christmas goes" which means that your project must be done with christmas in mind and it doesnt have to be just cards.

4) Please note that its a family friendly blog with children and teenagers as well.

5) At the end of the challenge The Winner and 3 Top Picks will be announced on the 5th of the month following the close of the challenge.

Looking forward to seeing your creative projects.

See you soon!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Space puppy and distressed inks

Hi there

Welcome to another episode of Sweet Cherry Cards. In today's card I am using Sasayaki's image 'Space puppy' whom I will call Jamie.

Now 'Jamie' the space puppy has taken off in his spaceship and he's excited to visit another universe. He has stars as his companions as he goes exploring to bring you big birthday wishes and he is in need of some colour for his adventure.


I first downloaded the digital image and sized it to a more comfortable size to fit my card. I then selected colours I wanted to use from my distress inks stash namely mermaid lagoon, tumbled glass, chipped sapphire, wilted violet and peeled paint.

From my blick markers, I selected colours, similar to these inks and coloured 'Jamie' and his spaceship with them.


To colour the background, I first used the Tumbled Glass distress ink colour all around the image. The next colour I applied was Mermaid Lagoon in the four corners of the background. Chipped Sapphire was added to two opposite ends of the background and purple to the other two remaining corners. The last colour green was then added, closer to the image in two areas. I spritzed it twice with water, allowed it to dry and then trimmed down the background.


I then adhered the background to a card front approximately 5 x 7 3/4 inches and finished it up with blue and white twine.

Here's 'Jamie' in his space craft again.

Hope you like today's card and please leave a comment on my post.