March 2017 Card Wrap Up!

Hi Gals and Pals,

It looks like I did post 1 or 2 projects in March, but as I scroll my social media I didn’t post all of them.

While I was house bound with tons of snow, I had visions of what Spring would hold!

Starting with a Just Because card for my Some Odd Girl design team.  I found papers that really had me dreaming of spring flowers! and matched with Chill Kaylee.

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Stamp Image: Chill Kaylee by Kristy Dalman for Some Odd Girl Stamps

This is one of my absolute fav Kaylee stamps, I love the pose she is in, her cool outfit, and her lovely face is so much fun to colour. I knew I wanted her grounded on the sentiment banner as I felt she needed to be sitting on something. I also gave myself the challenge of being inspired by a card from the past. In the previous card I used brads and decided that to be fair to the rules I set out for myself I better use brads on this one! I went through my old stash and found these adorable butterflies that paired so well!

The funny thing about this card is I coloured it up with my Sis-in-law in mind, when she saw it sitting on my card wall she was immediately drawn to it! so I gave it to her right there and then! that is the beauty of a just because card!!! it doesn’t have to be a special occasion for you to give some handmade kindness!

The next card I made was inspired by a new image that Some Odd Girl released called Dancing Piper!

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Dancing Piper created by Kristy Dalman for Some Odd Girl Stamps

I was inspired by all things glitter and bling! I really wanted to make a shiny card (almost like a disco ball) and thought Piper would look really amazing decked out in the middle of a graphic layout! I had decided to challenge myself to use copic combos that I do not normally use, including a dark rich mocha skin tone, and some grey/ blue jeans (my perfer colour of jeans for myself!) I was extremely happy with my colouring of her clothes, something I really struggle with in the past. I did end up with a bit of an oops by overblending her face. Got to remember that the light copics will bleach the skin if applied once it is dry! I will try this skin tone again though because I feel like it is nice to have a variety of different tones to work with!

 

Last project I made for March was a really adorable bookmark! Using Nerdy Chihuahua by Some Odd Girl!

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a cute little bookmark using the adorable Nerdy Chihuhua by Kristy Dalman for Some Odd Girl Stamps

This is by far my genius moment come to life! I have dreamt of making cute little bookmarks with stamps for a very, very, very long time! I think everyone needs bookmarks every once in a while (myself included!) and when I saw Nerdy Chihuahua I knew right away I wanted to figure out how to make a magnetic bookmark! (click on the link for a how-to tutorial) I will definitely be making more of these! they also would make great gifts to give out to friends and family So I will be making a big batch one a day off to have on hand to give out!

I ended up carrying the bookmark in my bag all weekend without any issues! then as a random act of kindness, I gave the bookmark to a client at the vet clinic, since the chihuahua reminded me of her little furry friend!

 

That was the projects I completed for March! Tomorrow I will be sharing Aprils!

Until Then,

Lots of Hugs

~Patti

Shine Bright Like a Panda!

 

 

 

 

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Stamp Image: Panda Nerd by Some Odd Girl (www.someoddgirl.com) 

 

Hi, Gals and Pals!

Today I broke out my Doodlebug and Some Odd Girl’s “Panda Nerd”

I love this cute little panda, and I designed my card to be a little bit fun for my Uncle.

Moving into a new house, my Uncle is the best! he has helped me change multiple light bulbs and actually had to help me fix the lights so that I don’t have to run up and down the stairs all the time to turn a switch on. (The people who owned this house did not know how to install 2 way light switches properly!)

I coloured the little panda after watching the animal class on how to colour panda’s and decided to add glossy accents to the glasses to make them shiny. Then decided on a layout for my card. I found the light bulb pattern paper in the doodlebug pack, and thought that would make him laugh so had to add that on the card, I then wanted the little nerdy panda to be holding a light bulb, So I actually cut out the lightbulb after printing it with my Silhouette and carefully cut around his hands so he could be holding it. I felt that the lightbulb needed a lot of shine on it, so I added Spectrum Noir glitter pen and then topped it off with glossy accents for that fun 3d effect.

Afterward, I glued all the pattern paper together and added a little bit of an inlay effect for more interest. I then went searching for a sentiment, I knew it had to be a pun on bright but I didn’t have any sentiments that matched. After searching for half an hour I decided it was time to “Frankenstein” a few sentiments so that I could make it say You are so bright.

I hope this card helps brighten your day!

Lots of hugs!

~Patti

 

Question Time: Are you a nerd? I have always thought I am a nerd one way or another and it doesn’t even bother me now. I think it is great that “Nerd Culture” is in and is a way to express one’s self.