Thursday, October 31, 2019
Hello and Happy Halloween! Today's card was created for the latest If You Give A Crafter A Cookie card challenge. To create my card I started by selecting four inks from Gina K Designs that matched the color challenge and stamped the leaves from the Cloud 9 Leaves stamp set onto my white A2 card base in a random pattern. I then added the small splatters from the Stampendous Sunny Flowers stamp set. I die cut the sentiment using some espresso cardstock from Stampin' UP and a die from Lil' Inkers. I popped the sentiment up off of the card base using some foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives. To complete my card I added some sequins from The Ton in coordinating colors. I hope you like my card and thank you for visiting my blog today!
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Hello and happy Sunday! I cannot believe we're almost at the close of October. This year has slipped away all too quickly! But we are getting some beautiful autumn weather and foliage right now in Southeast Missouri, so Deb and I decided to use a fun fall themed inspiration photo for our October collaboration. To create my card I started by layering some pretty rust colored patterned paper from the Echo Park Reflections Fall 12x12 paper pack onto my white A2 card base. I then matted some more of the patterned paper onto some Stampin' UP early espresso cardstock and layered that on top of the panel. I stamped the Dream Of Being image from Unity Stamp Company onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock and colored her in using my alcohol markers to match the colors in the photo. I then stamped the sentiment from Bo Bunny's Cup A Joe stamp set and cut the panel out using a rectangle die from Spellbinders. I matted the image using more early espresso cardstock and popped the panel up off of the card using some 3M dimensional foam tape. To finish my card off I added some gorgeous dark brown metallic sequins from The Ton onto the card.
For my coffee selection this month I opted for a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew. It was amazing! Thanks for visiting my blog today and be sure to head over to Deb's blog and see what fun she created using our inspiration photo!
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Hello and thank you for visiting my blog! Today's card was created for the latest Color Throwdown card challenge. To create my card I started by cutting down a piece of patterned paper from the Recollections Midnight Magic Halloween 6x6 paper pad and inking around the edges with Tim Holtz black soot distress ink. Once inked I adhered it directly to my A2 card base. I then stamped Esmerelda Girl from Unity Stamp Company onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock and die cut it into a panel using a Gina Marie Designs stitched rectangle die. I colored the image using the colors from the challenge. To finish my card I stamped the sentiment from My Sentiments Exactly's Halloween Innies & Outies stamp set using Versafine onyx black ink and added some lilac sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. I absolutely love this image and hope you like it too!
Monday, October 14, 2019
Today's fun Halloween card was created for both the Paper Players and AAA Cards challenges. To create my card I started by stamping the witch hat and the cat from the Pebbles/American Crafts Midnight Haunting stamp set (another amazing Tuesday Morning $2.99 find) onto the corner of some white Copic-friendly cardstock. I colored the images to match the color challenge. I cut down a small strip of harlequin patterned paper from the Recollections Midnight Magic Halloween 6x6 paper pad and mounted it directly underneath my colored panel. To finish off my card I added the sentiment from the same Pebbles stamp set and then rounded all four corners using my We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper. I hope you like my card, and I thank you for stopping by my blog today!
Friday, October 11, 2019
Today's card was created for the latest Cardz 4 Galz card challenge. The challenge is to create a card in shades of brown. I started with an A2 base of Stampin' UP's crumb cake card stock and stamped the sentiment in Stampin' UP's espresso ink using the Stampin' UP Apothecary Art stamp set. Using some Stampin' UP espresso cardstock I created a frame and layered some older Stampin' UP designer series paper on top with some white cardstock from my stash. I stamped the butterflies from the Stampin' UP Butterfly Prints stamp set using Stampin' UP crumb cake and espresso inks and punched out the center butterfly using the Stampin' UP coordinating punch. I popped that up in the center using some foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives and a glue dot in the center. I added a few taupe colored pearls in the center and separated the patterned paper from the cardstock using some beige satin ribbon, both of which I picked up at Hobby Lobby. I love how simply this card came together. Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Hello, happy October and welcome to another Words To Craft By card challenge. This month our quote is "Always be yourself unless you can be Batman. Then always be Batman"-source unknown. I don't have any Batman stamps but I do have lots of fun bat stamps for Halloween and thought I would let that be my inspiration. To create my card I started by layering some textured orange cardstock from the American Crafts Halloween 6x6 cardstock pad onto my white A2 card base. I then die cut a piece of Canson watercolor paper using a Gina Marie stitched rectangle die and stamped the moon/bats image from Craft Smart onto the panel using Versafine onyx black ink. I poured some Zing clear embossing powder over the stamped image and heat set it. I masked the moon portion of the stamp off and created a night sky using my Tim Holtz distress inks and a blending tool. I added some light water splatters to create the image of a starry night. I also added some additional stars using my white gel pen. I then die cut a hillside using some Stampin' Up basic black cardstock and a Paper Smooches hillside border die. I stamped the sentiment from Darcie's Heart & Home Bootiful Hallween stamp set right above it usine Versafine onyx black ink. I stamped the Dracula image from The Cat's Pajama's Mwahh! stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock, colored it using my alcohol makers, fussy cut the image out, and popped it up off of my card using foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives. I can't wait to see how you were inspired by this month's challenge!