This week was my time to make some "cute" cards! I don't normally make cutesy cards but I've been having so much fun creating them lately, and I do believe I will do more! The first two cards are from a new stamp set I got at Michael's from Inkadinkado called "Friendly Characters".
I stamped the penguin image on Whisper White paper (Stampin' Up!) with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored it with Prismacolor markers. I layered that piece to glittery blue cardstock and set it aside. Next I used the Swiss Dot Embossing folder with the Cuttlebug on my white card, and embossed a piece of glittery white cardstock with the Swirls folder. I added the "swirled" piece to matching glittery blue cardstock. I cut out a circle with the Reversed Scallop Nestabilities die, mounted it to my "swirled" piece and tied a pretty bow around it. I mounted that piece to my "Swiss dot" card, and finished it off with a glittery snowflake with a blue rhinestone. Card size: 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches.
This one is just too darn cute! I stamped the cow on Whisper white cardstock, then mounted it to a black and white gingham designer paper. I added charming photo turns with polka dot brads to this piece. Next, I cut out a Scalloped Circle with my Nestabilities Die and adhered that to glittery black cardstock. I punched a strip of white cardstock with a Martha Stewart punch, attached it to the bottom of my glittery cardstock piece and added a lavender bow. I mounted this to a white card, and finished it off with pearls. Card size: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches.
I found three pretty coordinating designer papers at Hobby Lobby and just knew I had to use them with this dragonfly stamp from Michael's. I cut two pieces of aqua cardstock and mounted each with one of the papers, then put the last paper as the main background for my card. I stamped the dragonfly with Memento Tuxedo Black ink then colored with Prismacolor markers. I tied a peach grosgrain ribbon to one square, mounted my stamped image onto another square then adhered them to my card. I punched a scalloped circle, stamped the sentiment with Marvy "Caribbean Blue" ink on a smaller white circle, attached it to my scalloped circle then mounted it to my card with pop dots. I finished the card with paper flowers and decorative rhinestones. Card size: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches.