Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thank You Times 2

I have two cards for this post!  The challenge by Inspired by All The Little Things is a beautiful inspiration photo with teal/copper as the main colors.  I just love this photo and the "country" feel it has!  I had more inspiration from the current challenge #13-Ink Only at Where Creativity Meets C9.  I thought Concord & 9th's stamps were perfect for this!



Both of these cards came together so quickly (for me who usually takes FORever to decide on the details) and these are some of my favorite colors too!  My supplies are listed below.





I love having specific things for inspiration and these two challenges really helped my cards come together!!  Thank you so much for taking a look!

Supplies:
Stamps: Concord & 9th: Flower Turnabout; Petals & Pallets
Inks: VersaMark; Simon Says Stamp High Dive & Jelly Bean; Memento New Sprout
Sparkle N Sprinkle copper embossing powder

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Hello There!

A new to me challenge blog, Inspired by All the Little Things, has a challenge this week hosted by one of the kindest bloggers I've "met"--Darnell Knauss ( her blog is link HERE.)  She is the host of this week's challenge.  Here is the inspiration for this weeks challenge:

Details for the challenge are HERE.
I totally love these colors and wanted to participate to honor Darnell.  She is always so very encouraging and, as a bonus, quite entertaining on her blog posts!  :)  So very glad our paths crossed on the big world-wide internet!

So my card here uses the colors of the inspiration along with the script and burlap you can see when you look closely at the photo.  I used NBUS Wild Garden dies by Ellen Hutson and Burlap Background stamp and Script Background stamp by JustRite.  I recently got Altenew's Layered Medallions Cover dies and used die B here.

For the flowers and the cover die, I had fun using Distress Oxide inks to get the different colors.  I used Lucky Clover, Cracked Pistachio, Candied Apple and Wild Honey.  These inks are really amazing in how you can create various layers!




I finished it off with some splashes of Gansai Tambi Starry Colors yellow gold paint and Pretty Pink Posh gold sequins.

Thanks so much for taking a look!!







Friday, September 8, 2017

Party Animals Art Impressions Style

I've had these cute little animal stamps from Art Impressions that have been a free gift when I've purchased their stamps at various shows.  I've always wondered what I would do with them, when I finally thought of creating a little scene with them!

I'm entering this into Art Impressions current challenge, "Off Kilter".
Details HERE
After a previous attempt that flopped, much much masking and indecision on colors etc. I have this cute card!  Seriously, took me about three days of pondering, piddling, and diddling off and on to come up with this!



Thanks so much for taking a look!

Supplies:
Art Impressions stamps:  Freebie pig, fox, giraffe, turtle, panda; WC Birds set
My Favorite Things products: Celebrate You stamps; Plaid Patterns paper, Cloud stencil
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Inks
Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers




Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Summery Flowers Thank You

The Ton Stamps current challenge is a "summer" theme.  For me, summer certainly is about flowers, as I do love planting them and enjoying the colors during our long growing season here.  I'm entering this into the challenge and the details can be found by clicking HERE.



I made this shaped card by using the coordinating die for Wishful Wildflowers.  I did "partial die cutting" along the top and bottom, and both sides.  I only had a little bit to hand cut after.  I stamped the image after the die cutting.  There are plenty of explanations on how to do this if you web search that are much better at explaining than I am.  :)


I really love how this turned out with the shape of the card and the bright summery flower colors!  Was very easy once I figured out my die cutting!  Thank you so much for taking a look!

Supplies:
The Ton:  Wishful Wildflowers stamps/dies; Happiest of Peonies stamps for the sentiment
Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
Versafine Onyx Black ink

Monday, August 21, 2017

Rainbow Cards


Hello!  Didn't realize it had been quite a while since I've posted anything here!  Last week, I participated in the Online Card Classes--Rainbow Maker.  It was all about different techniques to make rainbow color cards.  It was a whole lot of rainbow happy going on for sure!  Seriously, all Online Card Classes are the best classes I've taken!

I thought I'd compile all of them into one post to have them together.  (All are also posted on my Instagram with supply details, if you are interested.  The link is to the right.)  Here they are:
This one was almost in the trash!  Savaged it by giving it a good shower and letting the inks drip!
This technique uses strips of card stock to create a rainbow
Same as above, but just die cut the strips with a word sentiment.

Ink "smooshing" :)
Stamping in rainbow colors.
More ink "smooshing"
This is using glitter paste through a stencil over an ink-blended background.

Well, if you've looked at all of these, thank you so much!   Your comments are most welcomed and much appreciated!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Happy Birthday, With a Splash

I'm always wanting a good stash of birthday cards!

I 'm entering this into two challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge #75 (info HERE).   The theme is "Black & White with a Splash".  The splash being a bit of color! I was totally inspired by Lisa Tilson at http://www.mycardtrip.co.uk/  She is one of the guest designers for the challenge and her floral cards are so beautiful!!

Flickr's LOVE!--Handmade Cards "Anything Goes" July challenge (info HERE).

I do love playing with stencils and embossing paste!  This SSS stencil is so beautiful!

I used a glossy embossing paste and the shine is so pretty!


I do appreciate you looking and leaving your comments for me!

Supplies:

  • Simon Says Stamp products: More Spring Flowers stamps/dies; Thoughtful Messages stamp for sentiment; Circular Lace stencil
  • Embossing paste:  Dreamweaver Glossy Black
  • Spectrum Noir markers:  CR5, DR5, DR7

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Lacy Stencil Happy Birthday

Was so fun playing with my Distress Oxide Inks and Simon Says Stamp Circular Lace stencil!

I used one of the SSS Twisted Stitch Borders to cut the stenciled piece into two parts.  For the sentiment I used a favorite SSS set, Birthday Balloons.  I made the glitter border by cutting a strip of card stock topped with a Scor-Tape adhesive sheet with the same border die and adding glitter.  Topped it off with a few beautiful Amethyst sequins from SSS.



I'm entering this card into these challenges:

SSS Flickr Challenge #74--Stunning Stenciling
SSS Monday Challenge--Stencil It
SSS Wednesday Challenge--Anything Goes

Thanks so much for taking a look!

Supplies:
Simon Says Stamp Exclusive products:
     Circular Lace stencil
     Twisted Stitch Borders
     Birthday Balloons
     Amethyst sequins
Distress Oxide Inks:  Wilted Violet, Broken China, Faded Jeans
Glitter:  Sparkle N Sprinkle Hanauma Bay