Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge

Here is another card  that I created today for the SSS Anything Goes Challenge.   I started the design by stamping the colored flowers and then stamped over each of them with a smaller black flower.  For a finishing touch, I added a tiny pearl in the centers of the flowers.

Supplies Used:
Flower Friend - Simon Says Stamp
A2 Curved Edge - Simon Says Stamp
Hello Die - Lawn Fawn
Inks: Hero Arts Bubble Gum mid-tone, Hero Arts Green Apple Hybrid, MFT Orange Zest


Color Throwdown #421

 Here is the inspiration for today's Color Throwdown.

 ...and here is my card.  Clean and simple, but these colors were calling my name!

I added a lime colored gemstone for the tree topper and a bigger one for the "trunk".  After all, everything is a little better with some bling!

You can check out the many other great Throwdown #421 cards HERE.

Have a great day!

Supplies Used:
Banded Tree - Simon Says Stamp
Merry Christmas - Hero Arts Stamp & Cut
VersaFine Onyx Black ink
Neenah Solar White 80 & 110 lb.
Misc. Cardstock

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Hello Sweet Baby - SC621

Hello there!  Long time, no see!  I am almost done moving in to my new craft room and finally made some time to "play"!  Its been way too long!  Today's card is a baby card, and I have to admit, this one came together pretty easily.  Funny how that works when you have an idea in your head!

Here is my card for the latest sketch challenge at SCS.   I used 2 different stamp sets from Technique Tuesday and 3 different colors of pink inks.   I like how this came together for a background and love that this can be one of those cards that can be mass-produced.  So easy to make it into a boy card or a generic baby card just by changing the colors.  I finished it off by adding the sentiment on some patterned paper, popped it up with some foam tape and then added some pearls for a feminine touch.

Supplies Used:
Baby Flair - Technique Tuesday
Sweet Baby - Technique Tuesday
Inks:  Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Berry Sorbet - Papertrey Ink
VersaFine Onyx Black
Paper, Neenah Solar White 80 & 110 lb, Doodlebug patterned paper

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

You're a Super Hero - CAS383

Happy Hump Day!  Today's card features my favorite technique... distress ink blending and water splots.  I started out by blending the blue distress ink pretty heavily on the bottom of the card  and got a lighter hand as I went up.  I then flipped the card and did the same with the red distress ink, then spritzed water with a distress sprayer and blotted the water with a paper towel.  I used a stencil for the stars on the red and blue sections using the same inks and used sponge daubers to apply the color.   The word HERO is done using individual letters from the Vanity License Plate set from My Favorite Things.  I aligned the letters on the Misti and then stamped with Intense Black ink onto my card base and embossed with clear embossing powder.  The star die cut has Wink of Stella on it for some shimmer and then I coated it with Glossy Accents for some added shine,  For the finishing touch... sequins from Pretty Pink Posh (and some tiny ones from a set from Michaels).

The inside of the card says "I thank my lucky stars for you" done with Reverse Confetti's Because of the Brave stamp set.

Supplies Used:
Watercolor paper - Tim Holtz
Distress Inks: Candied Apple & Blueprint Sketch
Distress Sprayer
Embossing Ink - Simon Says Stamp
Clear Embossing Powder - Hero Arts
Black Ink - Hero Arts Intense Black
Star Die - Sweet 'n Sassy
"You're a Super" - Papertrey Ink - Star Prints
"HERO" - MFT - Vanity License Plate
Frame - Mama Elephant - Dotted Details
Stars Stencil- Simon Says Stamp - Falling Stars
Sequins - Pretty Pink Posh - Patriotic Mix
Wink of Stella
Glossy Accents

Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

I'm Lucky To Have A Friend Like You

Hello everyone!  Today's card was done using embossing paste and embossing powder.  Such a fun technique and I just love the dimension the embossing paste gives.  I started out by adhering my stencil to some Neenah Solar White card stock, then applied the embossing paste.  I applied the paste to as much of the stencil that I could so I could make several cards out of this, instead of just one.  While the paste was still wet, I sprinkled on 5 different colors of embossing powder and then used my heat tool to set it.  Then I cut it into three strips, so I could make a total of 3 cards.  I love when a technique like this lends itself to making several cards at a time.

I stamped the text using the Misti.  Perfect placement and perfect stamping EVERY time.  The word friend is a die cut layered a couple times for a little extra dimension.

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stencil - Dylusions Triangle Small
Embossing Powders - Zing
Stamps - Mama Elephant - Friend Indeed
Friend Die - Mama Elephant
Neenah Solar White card stock
Misc. colored card stock

Friday, April 29, 2016

My Favorite Things Color Challenge 44

This week's Color Challenge at MFT is full of fun colors, so my goal was to create a "fun" card!

I started this card by using MFT's Jumbo Dot Cover-Up to cut out 5 different colors of card stock.  The four challenge colors and also white for the frame.  Then, I  cut out the word bubbIe from the white frame.  At this point, I ran all the pieces through my Xyron.  This definitely made all these pieces and parts much easier to adhere to the card.  I still totally love my Xyron, I think I have every size ever made!

After  everything was cut out and Xyron'd (I made up a new word!), I placed the white frame onto a purple card base.  It almost looks black in the picture, but I assure you, it's purple.  I wasn't sure if I should do a striped pattern or just randomly place the dots, but as you can see, random won.  I cut the hello die 3 times and then stacked for a some dimension.  I added a few sequins for a finishing touch and Voila, all done!

Thank you for visiting!

Supplies Used:
Jumbo Dot Cover-Up - My Favorite Things
Hello - Hello, Hi There  - My Favorite Things
Figure of Speech Frame - Papertrey Ink
Sequins - Pretty Pink Posh
Misc Card stock

Thursday, April 28, 2016

My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 278

Hello all!  I was feeling a little crafty today, so I decided to play along with MFT's latest sketch challenge.  It's an ugly, rainy day today and it surely beats housework!  Am I right?

Here is the sketch:
Here is my take on the sketch...

I started out by blending distress inks on watercolor paper.  Once everything was blended, I sprayed it with water using a Distress Sprayer. I let the water sit for a bit and then it dabbed it with a paper towel.  Once it was dry, I used MFT's Square Grid Cover Up to cut the squares.  I used the grid that it was popped out of for perfect placement of the squares.  I simply laid the grid on my card front. adhered the squares in their proper place, then lifted off the grid.  Easy peasy!  Now, I have the grid to use for a future project.  Win-Win!

To finish off my card, I used the happy die from MFT and cut it out using  lime cardstock.  Then I embossed Wishing You Everything with white embossing powder on black cardstock and cut it out using MFT's Fishtail Flags Layers Stax.  I thought the card still need a little something, so I added the black and white striped Washi tape.  To give it that finishing little touch, sequins, of course!

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Square Grid Cover-Up - My Favorite Things
Fishtail Flags Layers Stax - My Favorite Things
Happy Die - My Favorite Things
Sea Breeze Sequin - Pretty Pink Posh
Amethyst Sequin - Pretty Pink Posh
Lime Sequin - Doodlebug
Watercolor Paper - Tim Holtz
Card Base - 110 lb. Neenah Solar White
Distress Inks: Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean & Wilted Violet
White Embossing Power - Hero Arts
Misc. Cardstock
Washi Tape