Sunday, August 28, 2016

Be Amazing

My second card today was created for the latest Freshly Made Sketches. I started with a white card base and layered on some patterned papers from the Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic 6x6 paper pad that I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby. I love finding pretty patterned paper on sale, don't you? I die cut the rectangle panel using a wonky stitch Gina Marie Design die and mounted it straight onto the card. I then cut the diagonal paper into a strip and adhered it over top of the die cut panel. Using a MFT oval die I die cut around the beautiful Be Amazing from Unity Stamp Company that I stamped. I colored her in using Copic markers and then added some faux stitched lines around the outer edge for some interest against the patterned paper. I popped the oval panel up off of the card using some 3M foam tape and added a bit of clear Wink of Stella to the tattooed roses. I love this gorgeous, feminine image! 

Spooktacular Birthday

Today's card was created for my best friend's birthday and because I used a stamp that I've never inked up before I thought I would enter in the latest NBUS challenge. I started with some Strathmore coldpress watercolor paper and stamped the witch image from the Unity Stamp Company's Esmerelda Girl stamp set and the moon and bat image from Craft Smart using Versafine onyx black ink. I poured on some Zing clear embossing powder and set it with my heat tool. I watercolored the image using a variety of Tim Holtz distress inks. Once I was satisfied with the watercoloring I spritzed on some Tsukineko frost shimmer spray for some shimmer and to add a bit of distress to the watercoloring. I mounted the whole panel onto my white cardbase using Sookwang mounting tape so the panel would warp the card. I then inked around the edges of the card using black soot distress ink. I stamped Happy Spooktacular Birthday on the inside. I know my friend will love it...I hope you do too!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Coffee, Create, Sleep, Repeat

Today's card was created for the latest The Paper Players challenge. I started my card off by layering some pretty patterned paper from the American Crafts Dear Lizzy Neapolitan 6x6 paper pad onto a white card base. I then die cut the scalloped edge focal panel using a Gina Marie Designs die and some white card stock from Staples. I then layered the panel onto some cherry cobbler cardstock from Stampin' UP and stamped the coffee image and sentiment from My Style Stamps Coffee Lovers stamp set using Memento tuxedo black ink. I stamped the coffee cup one more time onto some more of the same Dear Lizzy patterned paper and fussy cut the image leaving out the whipped topping. I edged the image with a dual tip Memento marker for a clean look and adhered it directly onto the stamped image below. I shaded everything on the cup using Copic markers for some additional depth and dimension. For a finishing touch I added some matching sequins from The Ton and some glossy accents to the top of the cup. I will be swapping this card out with my September swap partner for the Coffee Lover's card swap. I hope you like it!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Play Hard

Today's card was created for the latest Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I started my card by layering some simple grey cardstock that I got from Hobby Lobby onto my white card base. I cut down some patterned papers from Bazzill's Adventures 6x6 paper pad and layered them onto the card. I die cut two circles using dies from MFT and Spellbinders and layered them together setting them slightly off center from each other. I love that funky, asymmetric look. I stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp's All Boy stamp set onto the panel and then stamped the game controller, the stars, and the rest of the sentiment onto the circle. I stamped the controller again, colored it using Copic markers, fussy cut it out, and popped it up off of the focal die cut panel. To finish off the card and to add some interest and define the edges and angles I added some black faux stitching around the layers and the outside of the card. I hope you like it!  

Monday, August 15, 2016

Butterfly Happy Birthday

My second card today was created for the latest Cards In Envy challenge. I started with a white card base and layered on darker and lighter shades of turquoise cardstock from Hobby Lobby. I then layered on a piece of white cardstock from Staples. Using a 1" and a 1 1/4" EK Success punch I punched the squares of cardstock and adhered them onto the focal panel of the card. I then punched the butterflies using a Martha Stewart punch and some pretty patterned paper from the KI Color Crush 6x6 paper pad. I adhered the butterflies onto the squares using some glue dots and added some clear rhinestones from Recollections. I stamped the sentiment from the Papertrey Ink Fillable Frames stamp set using Stampin' UP's tempting turquoise ink. As a finishing touch I added a few smaller clear rhinestones from Recollections to add some interest to the sentiment and to match the butterflies. I hope you like it!


Today's card was created for the current Less Is More challenge. This week's challenge is to create a one layer card using something French. I started by stamping the flowers and leaves from the Avery Elle Petals & Stems stamp set onto some 110 lb Copic-friendly cardstock. I used Memento inks and then I added some shadows and depth using my Copic markers. I then added the sentiment below using the Sophisticated Script stamp set from Concord & 9th. I adore this beautiful alpha set and love to break it out when I can. I finished the card off by rounding the corners using my We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper and added some black dashed lines around the outside edge. 

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Merry Christmas

My second card today was created for the latest Time Out challenge. The challenge this week is to create a holiday card with no stamping for the focal image. I created my card by layering on a piece of Stampin' UP cherry cobbler cardstock onto my white card base and added some white faux lines around the edge using my Signo uni-ball white gel pen. I die cut a stitched edge rectangle panel out of white cardstock that I got at Staples using a Gina Marie Designs die. I popped it up off of the card using 3M foam tape. I die cut the Merry Christmas sentiment using a Simon Says Stamp die and some more of the cherry cobbler cardstock. I then die cut the wreath and holly leaves using a Memory Box die set and some forest green cardstock from Hobby Lobby and cherry cobbler and early espresso cardstocks from Stampin' UP. I mounted all of the images directly onto the focal panel using my Zig 2 Way Glue Pen. This card was simple and easy and I hope you like it!