Sunday, August 27, 2023
This month with Deb and I are celebrating all things glittery and sparkly! I created my card by adhering some textured pink cardstock from Hobby Lobby onto my white A2 card base. I then layered some pretty floral-patterned paper from the Simple Stories 6x8 Summer Lovin' paper pad on top. I stamped the Unity Stamp Company Planner Gal Be A Beauty stamp onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock. I then stamped the sentiment from Unity Stamp Company's Happy Dust stamp set next to it and cut that down into a small panel that I matted on more pink cardstock. I colored the image and sentiment with my alcohol markers, and then adhered the panel down to the card at an angle using 3M foam tape for some added dimension. I then stamped the butterflies from Unity Stamp Company's Go Get It Girl, colored them using my alcohol markers, fussy cut them out, and adhered them around the focal panel. I finished the card off by adding some clear rhinestones from The Paper Studios around the focal panel, and then added some gorgeous shimmer and shine to the images and sentiment by added lots of Nuvo Glitter drops in white blizzard. Love how beautifully this card turned out.
This month I opted for an iced coffee from Chick-Fila. With our temps registering over 100 degrees every day this week it really hit the spot. Now be sure to head over to Deb's blog and see how she was inspired by our challenge this month!
Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Hello! Thank you for visiting my blog today. I am guest designing for the latest Color Throwdown card challenge. For my card I started by layering some olive green cardstock onto my white A2 card base. I then layered some olive green gingham patterned paper from Paper Studios on top. I die cut a scalloped edge rectangle panel using a Gina Marie Designs die, and stamped the sentiment from Stampendous True Friens on the lower right corner using Versafine onyx black ink. I then stamped the sunflower image and some leaves from Honey Bee Stamp's Sweet Sunflowers stamp set using Memento tuxedo black ink and some white Copic-friendly cardstock. I colored the images using greens, oranges, and browns from my alcohol markers. I then fussy cut the images out and mounted them onto the card panel to frame the sentiment. I popped the whole panel up off of the card using 3M foam tape. My granddaughter absolutely loves sunflowers, so I suspect this will go to her for her upcoming birthday in September.
Saturday, August 5, 2023
This month at Send A Smile 4 Kids we are celebrating birthdays! I had purchased the MFT Green Pastures and The Whole Herd stamp sets during the Memorial Day sales and had not had a chance to use them yet. I have a birthday party I'll be attending in two weeks for a little girl and thought this set would be perfect for her card. To create my card I started by layering some fun bandana patterned paper from the American Crafts Heartland Farm 6x6 paper pad onto my white A2 cardbase. Using real red cardstock from Stampin' UP, I cut down some small slivers and attached them to the top and bottom of the cardstock to break up the patterned paper from the white cardbase. I stamped the sentiment from the Whole Herd stamp set using Gina K Designs black ink. I then die cut a stitched circle using a Gina Marie Designs stitched circle nesting die, inked the background in bashful blue ink from Stampin' UP, splattered some water on the background and dried it for some visual interest. I diecut a piece of olive green cardstock from Stampin' UP using an MFT border grass die and cut it to fit the circle panel. I adhered the two pieces together and popped it up off of the card using 3M foam tape. I stamped the little girl from Green Pastures, and colored her using my Copic markers. I stamped her shirt in more patterned paper from the same American Crafts Heartland Farms paper pad and paper pieced that onto the little girl, and used the coordinating diecut to cut her out. I stamped the pig and chickens from the Whole Herd stamp set, colored them with my alcohol markers, and fussy cut them out since I don't have the coordinating dies. I adhered them to my focal panel. I popped the little girl up using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. To finish off my card I added some fun little clouds in the sky using a Fiskars mini cloud punch and added some white gel details to all of my critters. Thank you for stopping by my blog today, and if you left a comment I just want you to know how much I appreciate you! Be sure to stop off at the Send A Smile 4 Kids blog and see how everyone else was inspired by this month's theme.
Friday, August 4, 2023
Today's card was created for the latest Color Throwdown card challenge. To create my card I started by taking a strip of white cardstock and blending Tim Holtz Distress ink in picket fence all over the panel. I added some water droplets to it for a distressed look. I then blended more of the same ink onto a piece of white scrap cardstock and then die cut the sentiment using Paper Rose's Thank You layered die, and die cut the shadow portion from plain white cardstock. I layered the two together and set them aside. I then took a piece of plain kraft cardstock from my stash and die cut a panel using a Paper Rose layered stitched rectangle die. I then die cut the decorative panel using Paper Rose's Gum Leaf Border die. I popped the kraft panel up off of the card using 3M foam tape. I finished my card off using some Paper Studio clear gems that I colored green with a Copic marker. Thank you for stopping by my blog today.