Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter Bunny

Hi all!  Today I have a card for a few challenges:

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I bought this Polka Dot Parade #1 stamp and die set ages ago and just got around to using it for this card.  The sketch is from CAS(E) this Sketch and the color combo is from Color Throwdown.

I made the cloud masks with the Puffy Cloud die set from YNS and the grass was cut with the Grassy Edges die.  You can’t see it, but the tail is popped up on foam tape and has white flocking on it.  To finish it off, I added a sentiment from the same set and some Doodlebug sequins.

This is also for Simon Says Stamp – Happy Easter and/or Sweet Treats and Divas By Design – Easter/Spring.  Hope you like it and TFL!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Small Haul & Metal Leafed Card

Hi all!  I just posted another small haul (from Star Lit Studio) video with a finished card:

 

And here’s the card using a couple of my haul items:

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I hope to be using all my haul items soon so stay tuned!  TFL!

Friday, April 11, 2014

1st Birthday

Hi all!  My cousin is having a party tomorrow to celebrate the first birthday of his son so of course I had to make a card!

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I used a really old DCWV stack that I’ve had forever, the Heart Doily die set from YNS, and an old Quickutz die for the number 1.  The sketch is from Unscripted Sketches and the sentiment was done with the Birthday Basics stamp set from PTI.

This is also for Time Out Challenge – birthday with the added twist of a masculine birthday.  I know this card isn’t super macho, but it’s still meant for a male so I hope it counts!  I hope you like it and TFL!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Thanks Ever So Much

Hi all!  Today I have a card for the Mama Elephant Photo Inspiration Challenge.  I was inspired by the colors (white, blue, green and yellow) and the see-through quality of all the bottles:

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I cut a shaped card base and a piece of vellum using the biggest die from the Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles.  Next, I stamped flowers and a sentiment from Water Blooms with Versamark and white Hero Arts embossing powder.  I colored the back of the vellum with Copic markers (BG02, Y13, and YG05), making sure to go outside the lines a little so the color would show on the front.  Finally I stitched the vellum panel on and left the threads hanging.  I hope you like it and TFL!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Rainbow Surprise

Hi all! Today I have a post up over at the Your Next Stamp Blog for the continuing mini-series: Getting the Most from Our Dies. I made this card using one of the techniques:

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Here's a close, side shot of that focal panel:

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I used the sketch from the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge and stamps from the Kup Topper stamp set. I hope you'll stop by and check out my ideas!

Thank You

Hi all!  I have a card for a couple challenges today:

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I used the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch, the Handwritten Borders stamp set and the Memory Box Distressed Grid stencil.  I sponged Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean Distress Inks through the stencil then gold embossed the sentiment over top of the grid.  I finished it off with some Studio Calico sequins.

This is also for Virginia's View Challenge – Stencil and Allsorts – No Flowers.  I hope you like it and TFL!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Happy Easter Card

Hi all!  I’m playing along with the YNS Fun Friday Challenge today.  Here’s the new sketch for April:

April 2014 FF Sketch

And the inspiration pic:

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I used the sketch upside down for my card and took inspiration from the decorated eggs and came up with this:

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I stamped the bunny from Smiley Happy Critter Crew Set Three and colored with Prismacolor pencils then fussy cut it out.  The egg shape is an oval Nestabilities that I stamped with a bunch of different A Muse|Studio inks and the Stripes and Stitching clear stamp set.  I made the sentiment from Happy Day Sentiments set and finished it off with some glittery gumdrops: Sparkly White (which I colored yellow with a Copic marker), Sparkly Pink, Sparkly Baby Blue, and Sparkly Lime Green.

This is also for CAS-ual Fridays – Good Egg (CAS project using ovals).  We hope you’ll play along!  All the details can be found at the YNS Challenge Blog.  TFL!