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posted this in Designer greeting cards on May 15th, 2019

Wedding Wishes

I needed a wedding card for a couple at work.  I was trying to get close to their wedding colors which were blush, plum and steel blue.

The base for the card is Bluestone Linen.  I needed a highlight  color for the main image.  I used Eggplant Feltweave.  The accent for the heart is also Eggplant.  The heart with the sentiment is Pink Lemonade.

I can hardly ever make a card without cryogen.  So the embossed piece is Cryogen White

Added a little ribbon and some stones and here it is.

posted this in Designer greeting cards on April 16th, 2019

Stitched Easter

This is my final Easter card.  As I said earlier the Neenah  Solar White is a perfect cardstock for the base.

Orange layer is Mango Orange Treasures.  Just have to love a little bit of texture, but if you don’t want texture, the other side is smooth. The Peachy Velvet Striped Vellum was used as the next layer.  I used a die to cut the slight design.

Die cut piece and happy easter were both cut from Cryogen White. The edging on the Happy Easter tag is Orange Basis.  I just love all the colors in the basis line.

posted this in Designer greeting cards on April 15th, 2019

Silver for Easter

I just got some new cardstock and just had to try the Silver Mica Metallic.  For this card I inked the embossing folder and then put the silver cardstock in the folder and embossed it.  I dabbed off extra ink and then let it set on my desk and dry for a while.

Eggplant Felt Weave is the cardstock used to back the silver.  It is hard to see in my picture, but this cardstock does have a bit of texture.

The base card is Neenah Solar White.  The Neenah makes a perfect base card.

The flower and Happy Easter were stamped on Cryogen White.  I just that little bit of shimmer.

posted this in Designer greeting cards on April 10th, 2019

Lily for Easter

I seem to be stuck on the bright orange color.  The cardstock here is Orange Basis.

The quilted layer is Peachy Velvet Stripes Velum.   As the name implies this velum has a very fine stripe to it.  The velum is rather thin but you can emboss it if you are careful.  I needed a backing for the velum so that the color would be shown off.  I used Neenah Solar White.

posted this in Designer greeting cards on April 7th, 2019

Especially for you

I needed a card for a girl that is leaving work.  The base for this card is Basis Gold Green.  I was looking for a good color to offset the orange.

I wanted a color to pop so I went with Mango Orange Treasures.  It is smooth on one side and textured on the other.  I always like texture.

Finally comes to my go to for nearly every card that I make.  Thought I would do a bit of coloring and the cardstock to go to is Cryogen White.

posted this in Designer greeting cards on March 8th, 2019

With Sympathy

This is a sympathy card for a friend.  I just needed the layers for this one.  The yellow piece was in my stash so I decided to try and use it.  The color is Light Yellow Basis.

The base of the card is Gray Basis.  It seemed like a good contrast for the yellow.  All the white cardstock is Cryogen White.  This is great for stamping on and has a wonderful shimmer to it.  I wanted one more contrasting color and thought the Teal Basis did the trick

posted this in Designer greeting cards on March 1st, 2019

Fluttering Butterfly

Hi all.  This is Vickie.  I was really missing card making so I decided to try and get back into posting.  This is a birthday card for my daughter.  It does not open but the piece where the butterfly is moves up and down and when you do that the butterfly seems to flutter.

The embossed base and the small butterflies are from Pink Lemonade Pop Tones.  The slotted piece which makes the butterfly move is Magenta Basis.  I wanted something to pop against the pink and I think the Limeade Pop Tones did that.  The butterfly insert was stamped on Cryogen White.


posted this in Designer greeting cards on December 1st, 2018

Blessed Christmas Wishes

Trying to get started on Christmas cards.  I like how this went together.  Most of the cardstock in this card is from the Linen Line.  The base is Red Pepper Classic Linen.  The tree  is Emerald Green Classic Linen.   This tree has little pieces that stick out slightly.  They were just crying for glitter.   I know you cannot see it in the picture, but there is a fine texture in the linen line.

The city cutout is cut from Cryogen White cardstock.  I used a little antique linen to accent around the edges. The distressing gave the image a little more definition.

The sentiment was cut from Earthstone classic linen.

I am not sure the tree really goes with the background, but it is sort of old Christmas and new Christmas.  I just got this tree die and just had to use it.

Have a great day

posted this in Designer greeting cards on October 7th, 2018

A birthday Rose


I just got some new Stampin’ Up stamps and dies and just had to give them a try.

All the cardstock in this card came from the Treasures Package.  The base is Butternut Orange.  The Grass color seemed to be a good choice for the second layer it was also used for leaf accents.  I accented this layer with a ink pad around the edge.  The flower was cut from crafty brown.  I love that sort of brown paper bag color.  Goldenrod was used in back of the crafty brown  piece to accent the flower.

I would like to qualify one thing in this picture.  The background cardstock is more of yellow orange color.  I wanted to get this posted and just could not get the color exactly right.

posted this in Designer greeting cards on September 9th, 2018


Had a little hard time as to what to call this post.  This card is for the father of a relative that had a really bad motorcycle accident.  He is a pastor of a church so this seemed like it fit.

I used Gray Basis for the base card.  The Basis line never lets me down.  The second accent layer is Graystone Classic Linen.  In the linen line that little bit of texture always sets things off.  For the wood panel Baronial Ivory Linen was used.  I embossed the panel and used Vintage Photo and Pumice Stone distress inks to make the wood look.

Church was stamped on Cryogen White.  Always my go to when I want to have a great base for a scene.

Ribbon was just something I had.