- Stamps – Hero Arts – Beautiful Day Agapanthus
- Cardstock –
- BoBunny Periwinkle Double-Dot
- Paper Accents White Glitter
- Ribbon – May Arts
- Ranger Distress Oxide Ink – Shaded Lilac
- Ranger Stickles™ – Diamond
- Copic markers
I began this card by stamping the lovely Hero Arts Agapanthus onto white cardstock and coloring it with Copic markers. I edged the white cardstock with Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide Ink to subtly repeat the flower color. I created a background using matching BoBunny dotted cardstock and “slats” of white sparkle cardstock, attaching the background to the card base. I popped up the focal image with dimensional adhesive and tied matching ribbon with a sheen at the top of the card. The final touch was adding some sparkle to the flowers with Diamond Stickles™ glitter glue. I like how the colors and sparkle all tie together to make a cohesive card. Thanks for stopping by today.
Challenge: A Blog Named Hero – Crafter’s Choice
- Stamps – Lawn Fawn: “You are Sublime,” and “Push Here” sets
- Dies – Lawn Fawn: “You are Sublime,” “Lift the Flap Circles,” and “Porthole Frames”
- Copic markers
- Embossing powder – Ranger -Silver Pearl
- Cardstock – BoBunny and Paper Accents
This card was very fun to make. I die-cut the round flap, making a window in the top piece of grey cardstock. I colored my cast of characters with Copic markers and created the scene with the sea creatures in a layer underneath on light blue cardstock and adhered it behind the opening in the grey cardstock. I added the porthole frame around the circle flap and stamped “open” on the flap tab. The tab can then be tucked into the porthole frame. I colored the submarine image with metallic gel pens and adhered it to the outside of the flap. I then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment, adhering it to the bottom of the front panel. I then adhered the grey cardstock to the polka-dot, top fold card base. As always, Lawn Fawn has produced some great stamps and dies to create scenes with. I’m only getting started! Thanks for visiting.
Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #32 – Inspiration Board
Create and Makes Challenge #22 “Anything Goes”
Paper Craft Crew Challenge #297 “By the Sea”
- Metallic Origami paper
- Die – Simon Says Stamp “Thanks”
- Cardstock – Bazzill
During the spring months this year, my son played tennis on his high school team. This was his final year and he was fortunate to play varsity all four years. But unlike any other year, rainy weather interfered with nearly every scheduled match! Tennis isn’t like soccer–when it rains you have to stop playing because the courts get very slick and could cause injuries. Matches were constantly rescheduled to the next dry day and you never really knew when that would be! So at the end of the season when I was trying to determine a card design to use for the coaches’ cards, I decided on an umbrella theme. I hadn’t done iris folding in a long time, so I looked for a desirable pattern and ended up making my own. I used the school colors (blue and red) with a touch of silver. I added the school logotype “S” (for South Salem Saxons) as an accent. I made two of these for the team to sign to show appreciation to their coaches.
I will submit this for the Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #59:”Anything Goes” and the Pile it On Challenge #131: “Fancy Folds.” Thanks for visiting.
- Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas, “This Could Be Vodka” and “Simply Stacked Sentiments”
- Dies – The Cat’s Pajamas, “Cups Duo Dies” and “Scalloped Duo Dies”
- Patterned paper – American Crafts/Amy Tangerine “Better Together: Push + Pull” (double-sided paper – both patterns shown)
- Copic markers
- Cardstock – Paper Accents
It was really fun to use some of my new stash from The Cat’s Pajamas (TCP) and create something for the current TCP challenge: #329 Thank You. I stamped and colored the kitty in the teacup, then die-cut the teacup. I repeated the handle shape with the decorative scalloped die. Thanks for visiting.
- Patterned paper – Pebbles “Woodland Forest” (both sides)
- Stamp – Hero Arts
- Cardstock –
- Distress inks – Ranger “Carved Pumpkin” and “Walnut Stain”
- Circle punch – 1-1/2″
This paper is so cute–full of different animals. So I punched each of them out with a circle punch and edged them with Distress Ink. The flip-side of the animal paper had a pleasing pattern so that served as the background for the animal portraits. I also was able to stamp the sentiment on the paper. Thanks for stopping by.
- Dies – Simon Says Stamp –
- “Quadrangle Frames”
- Patterned cardstock – BoBunny
- Solid cardstock – Bazzill
- Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
I created this card without doing any stamping, which is fun to do once in awhile (but I do love my stamping!). This is a very simple design and could qualify as a masculine card. I made it in response to the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group Challenge #52: “Cut it Out,” which is to use die cuts on a card. The Shopping our Stash Challenge #265 is to use a word die and on this card, the sentiment is the focal point. That’s it for now. Thanks for visiting.
- Stencil – The Crafter’s Workshop – TCW631s – “Mini Doodle Bloom”
- Stamp – Hero Arts – CL738 “Messages with Flourish”
- Patterned paper – Sizzix – “Fox Tales” Paper Pad
- Ink – Ranger Distress Inks – Abandoned Coral, Spun Sugar and Squeezed Lemonade
- Cardstock – Neenah Solar White
I used the Crafter’s Workshop stencil and applied Distress Ink through a portion of it to create the image for this card. The sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #228. I mounted the white panel onto a piece of subtly patterned paper from Sizzix. It picked up my ink colors perfectly. I think I succeeded at clean and simple on this card! Hope to see you soon.
- Spellbinders “Foxy” and Labels One”
- Simon Says Stamp “Thanks”
- Metallic Gold cardstock
- Ranger Distress Inks – Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, and Picked Raspberry
- Doodlebug sequins
- Cardstock – Bazzill
First, I created the multi-colored background by painting with Distress Inks and water, and then spritzed it with a little more water to get some nice spots! Then I die-cut it and the fox and sentiment and put them altogether. I unified it with more metallic gold by adding the sequins. I mounted the pieces on black to make the colors pop. The Shopping our Stash Challenge #228 is Thanks, which appropriate since Thanksgiving is just a couple of days away. Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Thanksgiving!
- Dies – Simon Says Stamp “Stitched Daisies” and “Thanks” (from Stamptember 2015 and 2014, respectively!)
- Ranger Distress Inks – Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, and Chipped Sapphire
- White Heavyweight Vellum – Paper Accents
- Cardstock – Bazzill Dotted Swiss – Deep Blue and Paper Accents – Blue Odyssey
- Punch – Marvy 1″ circle
I started out by creating a background for this card. I decided I would work with blues so I could participate in the current Addicted to CAS challenge #71: Code Word Blue. I used the “ink smooshing” technique I first learned from Kristina Werner, with Ranger Distress inks. I wanted to get some good contrast of tone and value as I smooshed the ink around. I die cut the daisies from heavyweight vellum to show off the “stitching” that is embossed on the petals. I wanted to showcase the daisies a bit more, so I added small punched white circles behind each and then repeated the circles in vellum to accent the sentiment. This isolated them from the busy background a little bit. I also applied a little Chipped Sapphire ink to the sentiment so that it stood out just a little bit more. I adhered the piece to a top-folding card and finished it all off with some Wink of Stella sparkle on the daisies. Thanks for visiting.
- Stamps –
- Ranger/Dina Wakley Media “Scribbly Birds”
- Printworks “Thank You”
- Patterned papers – KaiserCraft “Outdoor Trail” 6-1/2″ paper pad
- Ranger Distress inks – Squeezed Lemonade, Bundled Sage and Dried Marigold
- Wood button – Prima Marketing
- Enamel dots – Teresa Collins – Orange
- Twine – Little B – Naturals
- Cardstock – Bazzill
- Kraft paper
I created this card with one of the cute bird images by Dina Wakley. First I applied Ranger Distress inks to the paper, blending the three colors in a somewhat random manner. Then I stamped the image onto the inked cardstock and cut it out. This background paper is spot varnished, so it has a real sheen to it (I think you can see it in the photo). I used the current challenge sketch at Retro Sketches (#179) and also will enter this in the Shopping Our Stash #217: Put a Bird on it! Using inspiration from the sketch to put this card together was pretty fun. Thanks for visiting today.