Happy Monday! Why is it happy?!
Because there is a new Genius to get to know!
This week it's . . .
Michele is relatively new to the incredible world of cardmaking but she's already shining bright. Her CAS style is absolutely fantastic. I love her clean and elegant cards as much as I do her super cute ones. All that and she's a lovely person with a sense of humor I genuinely adore. You can check out all her goods on her cheeky little blog called I Card Everyone.
Let's meet her huh?
1. Who are you and where do you live?
I am Michele Ferguson, a.k.a. I Card Everyone, and I live in Spring Lake, Michigan, USA – very near the shore of Lake Michigan.
2. How would you describe your style?
I am still rather new, and still finding my style. I’d have to say I lean towards CAS - I’m scared to death of layering – yikes!
3. Name one product you're completely crushing on right now?
Dies, dies, and more dies... I will not/cannot seem to stop buying and using them! I adore the sets that come with coordinating stamps to emboss, watercolor, then die-cut – fabulous!
4. What is was your first crafty purchase? Would you still buy it now?
I bought a Cuttlebug and still use it daily... it makes quick work of die-cutting, debossing with dies, and I am in love with embossing folders, too! Though I must admit I bring out my Dad’s hammer just as often for those folders for a quick little
pop of partial embossing.
5. What is your current favorite song?
Shut up and Dance!! https://youtu.be/nx3-XCtnEqU
6. Who would play you in a movie?
Julia Roberts – in my dreams ... Sally Fields - if I’m being realistic!!
7. One random thing about you that people would never guess?
I cannot swim – see question 1 for the irony.
I love that song and Sally Field. I feel like Michele and I could definitely hang out :)
Time for the cards!
Yes, this is a completely gorgeous white on white card. How do you even do that? How?! Michele tell me your secrets! I love the pop of black and silver.
Now she's just showing off. That amazing texture on the sentiment with a sparkly accent. Amazing.
Soft watercoloring and embossing. Those roses are stealing the show for sure.
I'm not sure if I've ever told you guys this but I let the Genius pick whichever cards they want featured. Clearly Michele was trying to give me a challenge. :) It's alright, her gorgeous creations are worth it. I was immediately taken in by the watercolor roses on Michele's third card. I was drawn to flowers. try not to fall out of your chair. I used a digital image called Petals in a Teacup from A Day For Daises which I absolutely love. I wanted to keep with the silver/white theme Michele has carried through out her cards. I loved the texture you created with the embossing on the first card and the sentiment on the second card.
I started off by using the Leaf and Flourish stencil from Hero Arts. I mixed some white embossing paste with some Silver Lining ink from WPlus9 and applied to a white card stock panel cut a little smaller than my card base. I concentrated the application to the middle.
once it was dry I spritzed the cardbase with some Shimmer Spray also from WPlus9.
I colored the flowers using copics and then trimmed them out. I used a Memento black tuxedo marker to go around the edges. I die cut a Congrats sentiment from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut line using some sparkly black paper to get the same pop of black Michele got in her first card. I added the flowers with dimensional adhesive and called it done.
Thanks for stopping by!
Make sure you head over to visit Michele's blog and show her how loving our community can be :)