Friday, June 23, 2017

Birthday Medallion

A dear friend of mine made and sent me this gorgeous crocheted medallion and I based the entire card around it. I die-cut several SB circles and scalloped circles to mat inside the medallion, adding a die-cut digital birthday sentiment I had on my computer with no name attached for credit. I found a piece of unknown pastel pink striped dsp and used that for the background as well as the largest circle die. I used a Cheery Lynn flourish die and cut it in white, adding some pink punched flowers done with a retired SU! mini punch. For the final touch, I added some clear gemstones to the flower centers and all around the sentiment circle for a little sparkle.

I'm sharing this with the following challenges:

 Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is to use patterned paper.

Dies R Us challenge #75 which is "celebrations." 

Thanks for the visit and I hope you found something inspiring while you were here.  Go have yourself a fantastic day now :)


Thursday, June 22, 2017

You Color my World

I made this fun card with yellow, blue and red cardstock which will be included in my next box for cards for hospitalized kids. I made the herringbone background with strips of cardstock, then embossed the entire piece with a square lattice embossing folder. The 3 square panels were water colored with matching inks, and the Lawn Fawn cute crayon was colored with Copics. The sentiment is also from Lawn Fawn, and I cut it apart so I could make it fit on the card.

I based this card on the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge #408, but instead of a square card, I opted for the A2 size.

I'm also sharing this with the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 7 - watercolor

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope your world is colorful too!


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Season's Tweetings

Here's another Christmas card I made with Lawn Fawn's Season's Tweetings stamp set. I borrowed a window die from my sweet friend and die cut it with some pastel grey and white cardstocks, inserting the white negatives into the grey frame. I stamped each negative with the images, coloring with Copics, then tied some red & white twine around the bottom, placing it all on a piece of SU! retired Christmas paper. I may have to borrow this window die again because it's perfect with this stamp set!

I'm sharing this with the following challenges:

CHNC #338 - anything goes/Christmas - optional use silver

CHNC challenge extra for June - anything goes/Christmas

Thanks for stopping by and have a fun day!


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Open Sea

I pulled out my SU! Open Sea stamp set and had a play with it recently, resulting in this card. I used vanilla, cool caribbean, kraft, and early espresso cardstock colors. The kraft panel was heat embossed with white ep using a Kaisercraft background fishing net stamp. The ship was stamped with early espresso ink and tied with some teal colored twine. The blue panel was embossed with a SU! seaside ef; adding some brown enamel dots, while the card base was embossed with a SU! decorative dots ef. The anchor was cut with metallic gold using a Marianne die and I wove some neutral twine through it. The sentiment is a single stamp from SU, heat embossed with white on espresso card stock, and I used a light colored Spectrum Noir marker to add a touch of blue color.

I'm sharing this with the following challenges:

(my take on the challenge is that no matter how far you travel, you'll always be in my heart)

(I did both heat and dry embossing)

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day

Here are the last of my father's day cards I made this year. This is similar to the one I made here, but I added a clip and sentiment to the tie with a silver bead. Those tiny silver buttons on the shirt collar are brads.The sentiment is by MFP heat embossed with white ep on black.

This card started when I stenciled on a piece of dsp that has light tones of tan, pink, and blue. I used a Tim Holtz stencil with white ink, creating the rocks in the background. The border was done with an EK bricked punch in black, and the Inkadinkado sentiment was heat-embossed with white on a kraft panel. I added 3 small copper brads to finish this one off.

Happy Father's day to all the dads out there - I hope you all have a relaxing and happy day!


Saturday, June 17, 2017

A Hunter's Father's Day Card

Today I have a father's day card made with a hunter in mind. I had been given this sheet of burlap by my thoughtful friend/blogger and die-cut it into an oval using GMD stitched oval dies. I die-cut the Kaisercraft stag with black and placed it on top. The corner accent was die-cut with a Poppystamps Tulisia corner collage die and backed it with a snippet of orange cardstock - the best match I had in my stash to coordinate with the orange burlap oval. I stamped a MFP sentiment and added a few negatives cut from a SSS pinpoint border and put it all on a kraft cardbase.

That's it for me today, but here's wishing you a great weekend, whatever you do!


Friday, June 16, 2017

Summer Paradise

I have a big paper pad of black and white dsp I bought for a song, so I pulled out a piece of text paper and decided to ink it up with some distress inks by sponging randomly until I liked the result. I had a play with a Cheery Lynn French Lattice die using some GinaK blue raspberry cardstock to make the coverall for the sponged text dsp. I stamped a SNSS image on white, and paper pieced the umbrella with some of the sponged text dsp, then colored in the rest with Copics and markers. The image panel was cut with a MFT stitched circle die, while the yellow mat was die-cut with a GinaMarieDesigns stitched square. I have an old set of wooden stick stamps with a summer theme, so I added a little pineapple cocktail to the chair, and some flip-flops to the sentiment panel that were both colored with glaze pens. I had a large piece of sponged paper left, so I made a matching envelope flap to mail this card in.

I'm entering this card into the Use Your Stuff #267 challenge which is to use warm, summery colors.

Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a great Friday!


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Twin Owls

I pulled out my SU! owl punch and had a play with it recently, making this birthday card for my stash. It started with a water-colored background piece of cardstock that was embossed with a Sizzix folder. I used several different distress inks and finished it with a few Copic highlights. The owls and branches were done with snippets, and the upper tree branch was done with a MB Woodland branch die and some soft suede cardstock, where I added some punched leaves for greenery. The stamped sentiment from SNSS was heat-embossed with white ep on black and it's all on a pumpkin pie card base.

I'm sharing this with the following challenges:

HLS June Anything Goes with dies challenge - I used a MB woodland branch die

Thanks for the visit today and I hope your day is just perfect!


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

My Friend

I have a collection of doilies that have been collecting dust, so I pulled one out and made a card with it. The big flower is a stamp from Hero Arts that I stamped 3 times, then fussy cut the pieces out and layered them with dimensionals to make it pop. I curled the petals on the top flower with a knitting needle to make it more life-like. They were stamped with Versafine and heat-embossed with silver ep first, then colored with Copics. The center is dotted with silver Stickles. The swirl is a Cheery Lynn flourish, and the leaves (also silver embossed) were included with the flower in the unmarked stamp set. I found a piece of silver embossed cardstock in my stash and split it in half for the 2 vertical panels, then used a pre-printed (unknown) sentiment found in my doo-dad box. For the final touch, I added some Nuvo glitter drops randomly. The card base is turquoise while the greenery is old olive.

 Here's a close up so you can see the Nuvo glitter drops a bit better.

My card today is based on this Tuesday Morning Sketch #407, so I'll be sharing it over there.

Thanks for the visit today - may your Wednesday be just perfect!


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Father's Day Card

Every father's day I make my husband a card with a horse image on it, because he had a pony as a boy, and later we owned a couple horses when we first got married. This year I used an inkadinkado image, stamping him in dark brown ink on a vanilla panel. I embossed the kraft background with a Darice horseshoe ef and then darkened the horseshoes with a Copic marker. I used a SU! teeny tiny wishes father's day stamp; inked with Versafine ink, then heat-embossed with white ep on an early espresso cardstock panel. I added some brown and white twine, die-cut the card base and both panels with Lil Inker stitched rectangles, and added an old SU! hodgepodge hardware square clip to the side  for a fun masculine accent.

I'm sharing this with the following challenges:

Thanks for checking in today and have a great Tuesday!