Color Blocking with a Flourish

Color Blocking with a Flourish

Color blocking is a simple, yet bold technique that involves using brightly colored shapes and contrasting colors. It got its start with the artist Piet Mondrian (one of my favorites) and is popular in home decor, fashion, and… card making!

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Snow Covered Umbrella with Weather Together

Snow Covered Umbrella with Weather Together

Rain can make for pretty miserable weather, which may be why we use umbrellas as a symbol for comfort to protect you from the storm of whatever unfortunate life events come your way. I think snow, especially the sleety kind, can be even more miserable than rain. This wintery-themed sympathy card features an umbrella from Weather Together and a surprise visit from Botanical Builder Thinlit Dies.

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Paisley and Posies, Fox Style

Paisley and Posies, Fox Style

Ever since the hostess set Cozy Critters came out, which features a fancy version of the foxes from the Foxy Friends stamp set, I’ve had this crazy idea in my head. “What if there was an even fancier version of the fox?” I set out today to create that fanciest of fancy foxes using the Paisley and Posies stamp set.

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Fruit Stand with Glimmer

Fruit and Glimmer

With a challenge calling for bling and Halloween just a few days away, I have been dying to use Pumpkin Pie glimmer paper. I thought it would be fun to pair it up with Blushing Bride glitter ribbon. Double glimmer, double the fun!

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Falling Flowers on Fancy Frost

Falling Flowers Stamps on Fancy Frost Designer Series Paper

I had no idea what I was going to make when I started this card. Sometimes creating without a plan can be exhilarating and freeing. I knew I wanted to create something with Falling Flowers, but I didn’t know what, so I made pieces: lots and lots of pieces. I stamped and die cut ten different colors of flowers and leaves, and only then started to think about what I was going to do with them all.

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