Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Guest DT: Jocelyn Olson

Today we're thrilled to be welcoming Jocelyn as our guest for the next two months.  Here's her first post for us!

Hi! It’s Jocelyn Olson from Red Balloon Cards. I’m thrilled to be the guest designer for the next couple of months!

I’m a wife, mom of two great kids, avid papercrafter, bright color lover, non-fiction book reader, Brady Bunch fan, and expert Polly Pockets dresser. In my spare time, I work as a consultant for states on Federal education and special education programs. Currently, I’m on the Glitz Design Digital and the Scraptastic Club Design Teams, and I’ve been fortunate enough to be published in Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking and CARDS magazines. I am primarily a card maker, although I love making all kinds of projects, both traditional and hybrid. You can see my projects on my blog at Red Balloon Cards. Thanks, i {heart} papers for having me as a guest!

Today, I’m sharing a card that’s pretty typical for me—stamps, papers, and embellishments. Fortunately for me, i {heart} papers carries all of those things. J

I started with the My Favorite Things Polaroids Dies—these are definitely a favorite. I die-cut them with BasicGrey Capture papers and did some fussy cutting from one of the papers to layer in the Polaroids. I also used Paper Smooches Cardbooking Dies to die-cut an arrow from one of the Capture papers and a heart from one of BasicGrey’s Spice Market papers. I love that these two 6x6s coordinate!

For the sentiment, I used Technique Tuesday’s Rah Rah Sentiments set. Here’s a close-up:

I added a few details to the card, like the Essentials Enamel Dots, the Hello Sunshine Mixed Sequins, and some stitching and misting.

Thank so much for stopping by!

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~amy~ said...

LOVE Jocelyn's style! Such a fun card...the colors are amazing!

Emily Leiphart said...

It's awesome to see Jocelyn here! Her work is phenomenal, as evidenced by this gorgeous collage of colours and fun embellishments!

Annette Allen said...

yay Jocelyn.. fabulous card..

Lindsey said...

I love the layering and fun bright colours of this card!