Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Spotlight On...Lisa Lahiff!


We are proud to bring you our next Spotlight On...Lisa Lahiff!  Lisa caught our attention with her submissions to The Gossip Column Challenge and Rerun Challenge in which she creates delightful, cheerful, colorful and well balanced cards like this gorgeous CARD that she entered into our first The Gossip Column Challenge. 

Wait until you see what she's made will see Lisa shine!       


Hello beautiful people!!!!  I am so excited to be here with you today!  When I first saw an email to be in the spotlight I literally "eeekkked!", you can ask my husband as I scared the pants off of him, hehehe!  Now onto a little about me... I am a Mommy of two little monkeys, and I am married to my college sweetheart going on 9 years this November!  I have lived in Ohio my whole life, and while the weather may be a bit crazy I love it.  I was introduced to scrapbooking in 2005, right before I became engaged.  After my oldest was born in 2008, I discovered card making and blogging which got me hooked on all things papercrafting!  I have had the honor of seeing several of my works published online and in print, and I feel so blessed to be a part of this community.  I would love for you to stop by my blog, Lisa's Creative Niche, sometime and leave a little hello, I'll be sure to say hi back!

Now onto the projects...


With the theme being metallics I decided to share various types of metallics as well as uses for metallics on the following cards...

For my first card I used metallic cardstock in various colors to heat emboss my floral images from the In Bloom: Lola's Bouquet with Joni Andaya Stamp Set.  I then fussy cut around the images and layered them on the left lower corner of my card.  On my background panel you will also see a strip of hearts I die cut with the Essentials: Audrey Cutaways.  The sentiment was stamped last in a coordinating blue from The Big the Bold, and the Happy stamp set.

Next I am sharing a fun way of using textured metallic paper and die cuts.  I started by die cutting the edge of my background panel with the long side of the larger frame cutaway found in the Essentials: Audrey Cutaways.  Once this was adhered to the front of my card, I die cut several butterflies from the same cutaway set and adhered them in a staggered pattern creating the appearance of motion on my card.  The sentiment was stamped from The Big, the Bold, and the Happy stamp set.

This last card was created as a happy accident, and I just love it!!!!  I was able to create my own metallic background by spritzing my cardstock with various gold and silver mists.  I left it to dry for a little, when I realized my original intent for my project was not working I grabbed a baby wipe and began wiping back and forth just to see what would happen.  The results is that lovely shiny and marbled metallic background.  For the second layer of this card I used the same results, but this time I crumbled the paper and opened it up to give it an "older" look.  I then ran it through my die cut machine with the smaller frame die from the Essentials: Audrey Cutaways.  Next I stamped my flowers and leaves from the In Blooms: Lola's Bouquet with Joni Andaya and the banner and sentiment from The Big, the Bold, and Extras Stamp Set onto watercolored paper.  I then used distress markers to watercolor in my images, and fussy cut each one out.  Finally I layered my flowers and leaves and popped my banner up with foam adhesive.

So to sum things up, metallics are great for stamping on, die cutting with, and creating beautiful backgrounds.  I hope I've inspired you to try something new with metallics today!  Thanks so much for stopping by and seeing my projects!  I have the honor to stop back later this month, and I can't wait to see you then!



  1. Very pretty Lisa! Don't you just LOVE happy accidents?! TFS !! :D

  2. Fabulous projects Lisa. Each one is so beautiful, the first card with the metallic cardstock is my favorite!

  3. Lovely examples of what diecuts paired with metallics can do. Beautiful results.

  4. Nice to meet you, Lisa! Your cards are very pretty, great job working with metallics!

  5. Wow, Lisa! I love all the glimmer and shine I'm seeing here! Your cards are all gorgeous, but I LOve that last one and the story of its creation! Congrats... you certainly have earned that wonderful spotlight!
    =] Michele

  6. A BIG welcome to Lisa - these cards are awesome and beautiful and each one has amazing details that just make it special!!! Super job and so well done!!!

  7. CONGRATULATIONS on being in the Spotlight Lisa!!!
    Great getting to know you :)
    LOVE your MAGNIFICENT metallic cards, each one is a DELIGHTFUL design!!! I look forward to trying out your "happy accident" technique => THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

    1. Thanks so much! yay!!! Can't wait to see how yours turns out!

  8. BEAUTIFUL cards, Lisa. Love the Metallic look! :-)

  9. Beautiful cards, Lisa! Very creative use of metallics in your cards, the last one is gorgeous and my favorite... hooray to happy accidents! :)

  10. Wow, such gorgeous cards! I'm just popping in to say thanks for sponsoring Darnell's NBUS challenge! I definitely have some NBUS in my stash and I’m joining her challenge! I'm excited about your prize!

  11. Gorgeous cards Lisa!!!
    Awesome job!

  12. Gorgeous cards Lisa!!!
    Awesome job!

  13. Such gorgeous cards ..I love the unusual color combo's you have used ..Your cards are so striking !

  14. Apologies for being so tardy in commenting - work, travel, a heaping helping of being disorganized - are to blame! But I'm here now, oohing and ahhing, gazing and admiring at your stunning showcases! Using metallics...ingenious and striking! Fabulous array of cards; so easy to see why the Spotlight's on you...immense creativity and talent!

  15. Beautiful projects! So happy to see Lisa here.


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