Christmas in July ❄️ Day 9

Welcome!

I tried to create another non-traditional holiday card by using purple and pink as the base colors. I added a bit of twine for interest and topped it off with a cute sentiment.

Happy Tuesday my friends!

Until tomorrow…

Becky 🥰

Summertime🍦Day 6

Welcome!

I’m so excited for today. My family and I are heading up North to go kayaking to celebrate my daughter’s 22nd birthday. It should be a beautiful day. I will add to my Instagram story throughout the day, so head over to my account @gazellesentiments and celebrate with us!

Until tomorrow…

Becky 🥰

Butterflies 🦋 Day 6

Welcome!

Another gorgeous day here in Wisconsin! I took advantage of the beautiful weather and went for a nice walk after dinner.

Today’s card uses a stamp set from Concord and 9th. I stamped the image with black ink and then colored the images using Catherine Pooler inks, almost giving it a watercolored look. I embossed the left side of the panel for an added touch of interest. I popped the panel up with foam tape and topped it off with the perfect sentiment from Taylored Expressions.

Until tomorrow…

Becky 🥰

Father’s Day 🎩 Day 4

Welcome!

Today’s card was lots of fun to make. I think I say that every time I post something. I really enjoy my craft and it is a wonderful outlet to my crazy life.

I like the fishing bling I added for the photo 😊 I had to chase my cats away and then take a quick photo! Curious cats for sure!

Until tomorrow…

Becky 🥰

Happy Anniversary 🎉 Day 7

Welcome!

Today is the final day in my Happy Anniversary series. I already sold three cards between last week and this weeks’ series. I wasn’t even planning on selling my cards just yet, just trying to push myself to post a new creation every day in 2019.

I added a pop of color in this photo, using flowers I purchased from Hobby Lobby. The focal points of the card are from one of the first paper pads I purchased when I started making cards. The paper is typing paper weight, but works beautifully when backed with card stock. The card base is size A7, which is new for me. I prefer the A2 size cards, but the one pictured today gave me more real estate to place my images.

This card went right up on my refrigerator to remind my husband how much he means to me. ❤️

Until tomorrow…

Becky 🥰

Happy Anniversary 🎉 Day 6

Welcome!

In keeping with my theme of sitting down with no plan in my head, I proudly present today’s handcrafted card ❤️

I played around with several different elements, until I found the right blend.

I’m so excited! The sentiment I used is from Taylored Expressions. While writing this blog post, they featured my card on their Instagram story. Such an honor!!

I hope you are having a great start to you weekend!

Becky 🥰

Happy Anniversary 🎉 Day 5

Welcome!

Today’s card was so much fun to make. I used supplies I already had on hand and with a bit of inspiration from Pinterest, I was able to create another heart felt card. What I think is special about this card, is that it can’t be mass produced. I don’t have duplicates of the hearts or the tag.

One of a kind by me ❤️

No fancy backdrops tonight. We had to run a few errands after supper, but by the time we got home and I finished the card, it was already dark outside. The backdrop is my desk I recently bought from Ikea.

Until tomorrow…

Becky 🥰

Happy Anniversary 🎉 Day 4

Welcome!

Another day with no plan in mind! I was watching some YouTube videos when I caught a clip of someone embossing on vellum. I thought, “I could do that!” So I did!

Once I had my sentiment, I realized I still didn’t have a card front to use. I went through my stamps and found a Hero Arts background stamp I like and also had some cool coloring pencils my daughter left at home. Once I colored the image, I realized the sentiment was too small for the card! That’s when I decided to cut the image into two pieces and nestle the sentiment in between. I must say I really like how it turned out.

Until tomorrow…

Becky 🥰

Happy Anniversary 🎉 Day 3

Welcome!

I just got my new Catherine Pooler stamp set and couldn’t wait to highlight it in my series! Again, I didn’t have a plan on how I was going to make my card tonight. I just started stamping away and poof! I got another beauty to share with you ❤️

Have a great night!

Until tomorrow…

Becky 🥰

Happy Anniversary 🎉 Day 2

Welcome!

Today’s card was not planned out at all. I received some very inexpensive stencils from Wish.com. I believe I received 12 stencils for the cost of shipping, which was only $3! I planned on using the stencils for backgrounds in my journals, but decided to use this one as my focal point.

Once I stenciled the cats and butterflies, the paper looked too stark, so I embossed the entire front and then added some yellow to dim the bright white of the paper.

Not my best work, but as a cat lover, I would love to receive it. I’m saying this as my cat is snuggling up to me on the couch.

Have a great Tuesday!

Until tomorrow…

Becky 🥰