Sunday, May 19, 2019

Looking Sharp

Hello, and welcome to my blog. My second card today was created for the latest The Paper Players card challenge. To create my card I started by layering a piece of olive cardstock from Hobby Lobby onto my white A2 card base. I then stamped the cacti image from the Unity Stamp Company's June 2018 KOTM We Can Rise stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock. I colored the entire image using my alcohol markers and then cut it out using a Spellbinders oval die. I die cut a white panel using a textured embossing folder from Lifestyle Crafts and adhered that down onto the olive cardstock. I added some black dashed lines around the outer edges of the oval panel and adhered it straight onto the card panel. To finish off my card I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set onto some olive cardstock using Versamark ink and some Recollections snow white embossing powder. I cut the sentiment down into a small strip and adhered it across the card. I love this fun, masculine card and hope you do too!

Happy Birthday

Hello and happy Sunday! I've been so busy with work and running/weight lifting that I've literally not had time to sit down and get crafty all week. I forced myself to get inky this morning though. Today's card was created for this week's Just Us Girls photo inspiration challenge. To create my card I started by layering an embossed panel onto my white A2 card base that I had embossed using a Lifestyle Crafts decorative embossing folder. I then layered a thin decorate strip of patterned paper from the Bazzill Basics Antique Aged Papers 6x6 paper pack at the center of the card to help break up the white a bit. I then die cut and stamped the roses using the My Favorite Things MPD Rose Bouquet stamp set and coordinating dies and some beautiful inks from Altenew to coordinate with the inspiration photo. I die cut a circle using a My Favorite Things pierced edge circle die and some basic black cardstock from Stampin' UP and adhered it directly to the center of my card. I then layered the roses and leaves around the center to create a nice balanced cluster. I stamped the sentiment from the Sweet Stamp Shop's Just The Basics stamp set using Versamark ink and some Recollections white detailed embossing powder in snow. I popped the sentiment up off of the card using some Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares and that completed my card. I hope you like it!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Hey, Smartypants-W2CB May challenge

Hello and welcome to another W2CB challenge! May 8 is National Teacher Appreciation Day so this month's word challenge is "The influence of a good teacher can never be erased.-The Smith Family" I will confess that I don't have many teacher stamps, but I thought this fun image from Sugar Pea Designs seemed appropriate. To create my card I started by stamping the focal image from the Sugar Pea Designs I Like Big Books stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock using my Memento tuxedo black ink and then colored the image using my alcohol markers. I then layered some fun patterned papers from the We R Memory Keepers Hall Pass 6x6 paper pad onto my white card base. I die cut the speech bubble using a The Cat's Pajama's die and stamped the greeting from the same stamp set using Versafine onyx black ink and mounted it directly onto the patterned paper. I then popped the focal image up off of the card using some foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives and mounted it onto the card to finish this fun creation off! I hope you like my card and be sure to pop on over and see what my fellow design team members have created!