Two Cute Piggy Cards – My 500th Blog Post

Hello and thank you for visiting my blog today…it’s my 500th blog post…it’s been two years of blogging for me and I’m amazed at how encouraging and lovely the cardmakers all over the world are and am thankful to all…


Now to the cards I’m sharing today…the piggy stamp I’ve used are from set that has been aptly named ‘Sow Much Cuteness’ by MFT Stamps….all the images are super cute and the sentiments are great as well…today I’m sharing two cards that I have made with this set..

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For my first card I chose a white card base and a die cut dark blue top layer…I then used a self made cloud stencil and white pigment ink to create the cloud background on the blue top layer…this technique was shown by Jennifer McGuire in one of her tutorials – 6 Quick Stencil Techniques and it has taken me so long to try it out..
I then die cut a grassy border from lime green cardstock and adhered it to the base of the top layer…I stamped the sentiment using watermark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder and then adhered this top layer to  the card base…
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On a separate piece of cardstock,I stamped the piggy images,coloured them in and cut them out before placing them on the card using some foam squares..I punched three small butterflies from pink glitter cardstock and used them to embellish my card…
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For my second card I used a white card base as well as a white top layer….to create the scene of a jumping piggy on this card I first die cut clouds from blue and white glitter cardstock as well as a rainbow from white cardstock(which my younger daughter coloured in using Distress Inks)…once these were adhered to the top layer,I used a large stitched rectangle stencil to cut off the excess before adhering it to the card base…
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Now all I had to do was add the coloured in piggy image using foam squares,stamp the sentiment and add a cute butterfly and my card was ready…
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Hope you liked these cards…Thank you so much for stopping by….Hope you will have a happy and blessed day ahead…!!

Pri

You Are My Happy Place – Time Out Challenge #88

The card I’m sharing today is the kind I love to create…DIY background,lots of colour but still uncomplicated with a cute image…Also,I’m entering my card in the Time Out Challenge #88…and this time the theme is ‘Inspired by Words’ so we have a Roald Dahl quote to be inspired by –
‘ If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely ‘


There was some great inspiration provided by the DT….I looked at all of their beautiful cards and decided to use a die cut sun as well as a rainbow background and a happy sentiment…this is how I interpreted the quote to create my card…

I started with a plain white card base and die cut watercolour cardstock for the top layer same size as the card front…I then used Peerless Watercolors,a wide paint brush and a ruler to paint the rainbow stripes for the background…once dry,I embossed this layer using a  WRMK next level embossing folder…
I used a scalloped border die and green cardstock to create a little hill for the piggy to lie on and adhered it to the top layer…I also die cut a sun from yellow and orange cardstock and used craft foam to adhere it to the card front…
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On a separate piece of cardstock I stamped the piggy and flower images, coloured them in and cut them out before adhering them to the card using adhesive foam…
I have stamped the sentiment on a dark pink shimmer cardstock strip and used pink sequins to embellish my card.. 
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Thank you for taking the time and visiting my blog today…Have a wonderful day ahead…!!

Pri

POST EDIT – Just wanted to share that my card for the last Time Out Challenge was chosen to get ‘Honours at Taking Time Out’…yayyy..!!