I absolutely love all the Santoro papers- I think it is because they are good quality, have great patterns and subtle sparkle. The front covers are also works of art by themselves…simply stunning.
They are the kind of papers that tend to sit unused because you can’t bear to cut them up and then worse give them away! My SANTORO Mirabelle Pad had the perfect papers for our challenge theme of stars and stripes this month with the unusual star background paper so I decided to use them for a very special anniversary card for my brother and sister-in-law.
I keep forgetting to mention that I tend to work on scalloped 8×8″ square card blanks. The papers are all from the Mirabelle pad and I matted onto pink card and then used Tattered Rose distress stickles glitter glue around the edges. I made the topper using CraftArtist 2 Professional using an image from the digikit WH Stamps 1. I added pearl gems.
I fancied a bit of a change so had a look for some Christmas inspiration in the challenges! I’m a bit tired so I used a Lili of the Valley die cut.
I made the Silent Night paper on craft artist. I went for shiny papers for the layers and also for the punched snowflakes. I blinged up the snowflakes and added snowflake gems as well. I stickled the edges of the die cut for some more sparkle!!
I’d like to enter the following challenges (thanks to everyone who runs challenges- they really help to keep the inspiration going!).
Not got much time to post this while hubby not about so sorry that this is heavy on photos and light on text!!
I decided on a squirrel theme! A lot of the elements were from the Nitwits Go Nuts collection although I made the hearts papers.
The digi is from Sylvia Zett and is coloured with Promarkers. I used clear ink and turquoise Perfect Pearls on the background to the image. One of the layers is brown funky foam with glitter spray on it which I mounted with foam pads.
The heart embellishment is a velvet button painted with blue pearlescent ink.
My sentiment is in a font which has little squirrels on it!! The leaf and heart embellishments are from stash. The sentiment is mounted on glittered funky foam on foam pads.
If you lift up the easel there is a little squirrel waving at you!!
This shows the easel effect!
This is the back of the card using the heart paper I made.
I made this box to hold a couple of Thorntons Chocolate bars as a birthday pressie (testing out the idea for Christmas!!). Sorry I don’t have time to write much tonight!!
Gorgeous LOTV stamp was coloured with Promarkers. Image then covered with embossing ink and pink Perfect Pearls applied. I added some flowers from WOC. The textured card stock sleeve was sprayed with glitter spray.
I would like to enter the following challenges Whimsy inspires- flowers Clearly iStamp- flowers
Some more papers designed on computer to match the colours in the challenges and to work with the sketch. Everything else basically stash. The edge of the card was coloured with green distress ink and perfect pearls. The digi is a freebie.
I thought I’d have a go at colouring my penguin digi in non-traditional colours to go with papers I made inspired by the song ‘Let It Snow’.
The photo isn’t great but my camera ran out of battery after taking this so it will have to do! The let it snow papers have been sprayed with sparkle. They are also on foam pads as is the penguin so this isn’t as flat as it looks!! The blue circle was sprinkled with gitter and flowersoft. The penguin was coloured with Promarkers and I used stickles on the snow.
This is my first box for the birthday card I made yesterday. I’m pleased with it as I had to make up how to do it!!
I made the background paper with sentiment on the computer. I tied the bow and stuck it on the wreath. I used distress inks to colour card and the punched two butterflies. I curled the wings, layered them and added gems to the body. I added a cluster of flowers from WOC.
I’ve finally tried adding flower embellishments to a card!
I have an age to add to the circle once I know the recipient of the card! I used distress inks and perfect pearls to do the background for the LOTV stamp. Image was coloured with Promarkers.The flowers are all WOC. I added a couple of gems to the flowers in her hair.