Friday, August 10, 2018

You're Purrfect

Today's card was created for the latest Less Is More card challenge. To create my card I started by stamping the adorable cat and his little ball of yarn onto some Copic-friendly cardstock. I colored the images using my alcohol markers and fussy cut them out. Using some patterned papers from the Crate Paper Story Teller 6x6 paper pad I die cut a stitched edge rectangle with a Gina Marie Designs die and layered it onto my white card base using fun foam from Hobby Lobby. I then die cut a pierced edge circle using more white cardstock and more patterned paper from the same paper pad with a die from My Favorite Things. I stamped the sentiment using Memento London fog ink and a sentiment stamp from the Paper Smooches Feline Friends stamp set onto the circle panel. I adhered the panel directly to the card, mounted the cat onto the panel using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals and adhered the yarn ball directly to the panel using snail adhesive. To finish my card I added two small clear rhinestones from Recollections on either side of the sentiment. Thank you for visiting my blog today and have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, August 9, 2018

Art Impressions Birthday

My card today was created for the latest The Paper Players theme challenge. To create my card I started by stamping the fun chicken image from the Art Impressions Bird Brains stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock and colored it using my alcohol markers. I added some sparkle to the image using my Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen on her beak, legs, and the straw. I then cut the image out using a My Favorite Things pierced edge circle die and matted into onto a scalloped edge circle panel in Stampin' UP's real red cardstock that I cut using a Spellbinders die. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set onto more white cardstock and cut it down into a strip that I mounted on more red cardstock. I then layered a fun plaid patterned paper from the American Crafts Heartland Farm 6x6 paper pad onto a panel of the red cardstock and then adhered it to my white card base. I die cut a large fishtail banner using more of the same papers from the paper pad a die from Jillian Vance. The inside of the card reads, " They're both a pain in the rear! Happy Birthday anyway!" This stamp set cracks me up! If you like my card be sure to leave a comment. I appreciate them all. 


Best Fishes

My card today was created for the latest The Male Room card challenge. To create my card I started by stamping the fun images from the Lawn Fawn Fintastic Friends stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock. I colored the images using my alcohol markers and used the coordinating dies from the set to cut the images out. I took a strip of Gina K Designs patterned paper and layered it onto my white card base to the far left. I added a sliver of basic black cardstock from Stampin' UP next to the strip of patterned paper just to break up the design a bit. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set onto more of the same black cardstock using Versamark ink and heat embossed it using Recollections snow white embossing powder and my heat tool. I popped the fish tank up off of the card using fun foam as well as all of the images and the sentiment strip. To finish this the card off I added some coordinating sequins from The Ton and some shimmer to the images using my Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen. Thank you for visiting my blog and be sure to leave a comment. I read and appreciate them all! 


Never Stop Looking Up

My card today was created for the latest Tuesday Throwdown challenge. This week's challenge is "anything goes." I have a dear friend who lets me come raid her craft room and borrow stamps every month and this month I borrowed her Unity Stamp Company KOTM Open Sky, Big Ocean. I stamped that gorgeous moon and the coordinating sentiment onto some Canson cold pressed watercolor paper using Versamark ink and Recollections detail embossing powder in snow white. I heat embossed the image using my heat tool and then colored the image using my Tim Holtz distress inks and a watercolor brush. Once the image was dry I cut it down into a panel using a wonky stitched edge rectangle die from Gina Marie Designs. I popped the panel up off of my white card base using fun foam from Hobby Lobby and then added a sweet little wooden embellishment star from American Crafts and a smattering of silver star sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. I love how this card turned out! Thank you for visiting my blog and if you like my card be sure to leave a kind word. I appreciate them all!


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Dream-W2CB August/September Challenge

Hello! Welcome to the August/September Words 2 Craft By challenge. This month's challenge is "Will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.). Kid, you'll move mountains!-Dr. Suess." This made me think of graduation and all of the hope and promise that comes with ending a scholastic chapter of a person's life and the beginning of implementing that education into the next phase of life. So, I created a graduation card. To create this fun gender neutral card I started by layering some textured black cardstock from Hobby Lobby onto my white card base. I then layered some patterned papers from the K&Company's Graduation Designer Mat Pad paper pack onto the card and added a strip of black cardstock that I cut with a dotted edge die from Paper Smooches in between the two papers for some contrast. I then stamped the image from Unity Stamp Company's Diploma Cap & Gown mini stamp set onto some white cardstock from Staples using Versafine and heat embossed it using Zing clear embossing powder and my heat tool. I trimmed the image down and mounted it onto more of the same black cardstock and popped it up off of the card base at an angle using fun foam from Hobby Lobby. I then stamped the same image again onto a small strip of the patterned paper and trimmed it down into a fishtail banner and mounted it up off of the focal image using some Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares. To finish this card off I added some 6mm black sequins from Pretty Pink Posh around the focal panel. I look forward to seeing what the rest of the team comes up with and how it inspires the rest of you create something fun and inspirational!


Sunday, July 29, 2018

Glory To The Newborn King

My last card today was created for the latest Freshly Made Sketches and  52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown challenges. This card came together pretty quickly. I've had a small bundle of Christmas stickers that were gifted to me by a fellow crafter since last year and I've never used them. So when I saw the latest Christmas Card Throwdown challenge I knew I had to break out that bundle of stickers and put at least one of them to use. It's time to get a jumpstart on my Christmas cards anyway. I started by layering some patterned papers from the We R Memory Keepers Silver & Gold 6x6 paper pad onto my white card base. I then die cut a circle using more of the same patterned papers and a pierced circle die from My Favorite Things. I adhered the circle directly to the card panel and added some black dashed lines around the outer panel. I stamped the sentiment from Taylored Expressions Sing Of The King stamp set onto the card using Versafine onyx black ink. To finish the card off I added the nativity sticker and the coordinating stars around it. Love how clean and simple this card turned out. I hope you like it too. 


Happy Birthday-Just Us Girls Challenge


My second card today was created for the latest Just Us Girls card challenge. I have been stuck in a coloring rut lately. It seems that anytime I stamp an image I automatically reach for my Copic markers. I have been trying to get myself to branch out and try to watercolor more. So, when I saw the inspiration photo I thought it would be a good time for me to actually challenge my watercoloring skills. To create my card I started with some kraft cardstock from Hobby Lobby. I inked up the Stampin' UP French Script background stamp using Tim Holtz black soot ink and spritzed it with my mini mister to give it a nice loose look on the text since I was going to be stamping it sideways onto my A2 card base. Using some Canson coldpress watercolor paper I stamped the pretty poppies and leaves from the Stampers Anonymous Flower Garden stamp set and the sentiment from the Papertrey Ink Botanical Silhouettes stamp set using Versafine onyx black ink. I covered all of the stamped images with Zing clear embossing powder and heat set them. Using an inexpensive watercolor set I picked up at Hobby Lobby I watercolored the images and set it aside to dry. Once dry I die cut it down into a panel using a Gina Marie Designs stitched rectangle die. I added popped the panel up off of the card using some fun foam from Hobby Lobby and added some clear rhinestones by Recollections to the center of the poppies and a few Nuvo crystal drops in ebony black around the panel to finish this card off. I hope you like it.