Tuesday, September 19, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #239 -- Take Two

Today, I have another card to share that I made for


I used an older Mama Elephant set called Type It and stamped my images
in Altenew Morning Frost, Sea Glass and Desert Night.


I did some masking to stamp the typewriter in two colours.

Remember, there's still time to play along with this week's CAS(E) this Sketch.
You have until Thursday, September 21st to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Inspired By All the Little Things #64

Today, I have a card to share for 
Inspired By All the Little Things #64:

I just love the white flowers in these fun jars!
I decided to use my new Altenew Adore You stamp set to make my card:


I started by inking a panel of white cardstock with Altenew Tide Blue ink
and a blending tool.
Then, I pressed my versamark ink pad to the top part of my panel
and heat embossed it in a bronze gold.
I diecut my panel using a Neat & Tangled scalloped rectangle die.



I stamped my flowers onto vellum and heat embossed them in white, before diecutting
them with their coordinating diecuts and adhering them to my card.
 I stamped my sentiment (from PTI's Spring Woods) & heat embossed it as well.

Visit Inspired By All the Little Things to see the rest of the DT's takes 
on the inspiration photo and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Friday, Setpember 22nd to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge -- Hang Out

The LEAD of the Hang Out Challenge will be invited as a 
Guest Designer in a future challenge!
Please visit the Curtain Call Challenge Blog for all the challenge info and deadline.

Here's my card, using my new Papertrey Ink Too Hot To Handle stamps and dies:


I started by stamping my oven mitts using Altenew Tide Blue
 and diecutting them with their coordinating diecuts.
I stamped the utensils on my back panel, using Wplus9 Hayride and Ocean Drive
 and Altenew Coral Berry.


I stamped the "thanks" (from PTI Tropics) in Altenew Jet Black.

Make sure you visit each of the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge
 designers' blogs for more inspiration!
Thanks for looking!

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #239

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #239 designed by Donna Mikasa:


Here's my card:


I started by stamping my Mama Elephant Three Amigo stamps along the front of 
a piece of watercolour paper in versafine onyx black ink and heat embossed them in clear.
I coloured them in with my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers and a water brush,
as well as the grass.


I diecut my panel using a Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Rectangle die,
as well as a PTI coaster, which I used to raise up my diecut piece.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, September 21st to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Card Concept #77 {Weathered Florals}

Today, I have four cards to share that I made, 


Isn't it gorgeous?
Our church hosts the birthday party every September for the residents
at the Tabor Home (our local nursing home.)
For the past five or so years, now, I've been asked to make cards for the 
residents who have birthdays this month.
This year, I needed to make four feminine cards and one masculine card.
This photo was absolutely perfect inspiration for me to make the feminine cards!

I decided to use my Wplus9 Modern Peonies to make them.


I started by stamping the leaves, bud and sentiment onto watercolour paper
in versafine onyx black ink and heat embossing them in clear.
Then, I coloured them in using my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers
and a water brush and ran them through my diecutting machine with my
Papertrey Ink Woodgrain Impression Plate.


I diecut repeated this stamping and colouring with the bloom and diecut them
out using their coordinating die, before adhering it to the card.
I matted it on Reverse Confetti cardstock.

I decided to colour each of them differently...




Thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Inspired By All the Little Things #63

Inspired By All the Little Things is back after its summer break!
I am excited to have a card to share for 
Inspired By All the Little Things #63:


I was inspired by the pretty colours of the flowers and the text paper underneath.
I decided to use my new Altenew Floral Fantasy stamp set to make my card:


I stamped my flower and leaves onto their coordinating diecuts in Altenew
Peach Perfect, Rouge and Mountain Mist and PTI's Melon Berry and Terracotta Tile inks.
I layered them over a strip of Authentique patterned paper and PTI Button Twine.

 I stamped my sentiment (from PTI's Songbirds) in Altenew Evening Grey ink.

Visit Inspired By All the Little Things to see the rest of the DT's takes 
on the inspiration photo and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Friday, 15th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 07, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #238

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #238 designed by me:


I was also inspired by the current


I used Papertrey Ink Brushstroke Feathers to make my card:


I stamped my feathers in Altenew Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake, 
Sand Dunes, Rocky Shores, Evening Grey, Pink Diamond and Rubellite.
I added the swirls from Waltzingmouse's Fine Feathers.


I stamped the sentiment (also from  Waltzingmouse's Fine Feathers stamp set) in
Altenew Lava Rock.

Remember, there's still time to play along with this
Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, September 14th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 04, 2017

MFT Wednesday Sketch 348

Today, I have a card to share for MFT Wednesday Sketch 348:


My nephew and his wife had a baby earlier this week
-- Juniper Claire -- and I wanted to make them a card
to accompany the adorable receiving blankets Sage & I picked out for them.
Because of her name, I wanted to include some trees on my card,
so I used my MFT Forest Friends set.


I started by trimming some white cardstock and smooshing some
PTI Hawaiian Shores and Green Parakeet inks mixed with water
onto two panels, which I trimmed down for my card.
I stamped the trees and bear in versafine onyx black ink and heat embossed
them in clear before colouring them in with my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers
and a water brush.
I diecut them with their coordinating diecuts and adhered them to my card. 


Before smooshing the green panel, I stamped it with my Reverse Confetti sentiment 
(from Bear Hugs) and heat embossed it in clear, so it wouldn't smudge.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, September 01, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge -- Dreamcatcher

The LEAD of the Dreamcatcher Challenge will be invited as a 
Guest Designer in a future challenge!
Please visit the Curtain Call Challenge Blog for all the challenge info and deadline.

Here's my card, using my Reverse Confetti Boho Dreams stamps and dies:



I started by stamping Concord & 9th's Barnwood Background in Moon Rock
onto Reverse Confetti cardstock.
I stamped the dreamcatcher stamp onto watercolour paper and diecut
it using the coordinating die.
I coloured it in with my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers and a water brush.


I stamped the "dream big" (from RC's Boho Dreams) in Altenew Jet Black ink.

Make sure you visit each of the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge
 designers' blogs for more inspiration!
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Thursday, August 31, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #237

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #237 designed by Chrissy Larson:



Here's my card:



I started by stamping my flower from Altenew's Camellia stamp set 
in Altenew Rose Quartz, Puffy Heart and Purple Wine inks.
Then, using a mask, I stamped the leaves in Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades.
   

I stamped my sentiment from PTI's KIS: Birthday stamp set 
onto a strip of black cardstock and heat embossed it in white.
I adhered it with dimensional adhesive.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, September 7th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Two final cards inspired by SAF

Today, I have two last cards to share that were inspired by Papertrey Ink's
Stamp-A-Faire Challenges this past weekend, more specifically,

Nichole shared such pretty inspiration photos on her blog, 
it was hard to only be inspired by one of them!
So, even though I can't enter them in the challenge (one project per person)
I want to share them here on my blog.

First up, this beautiful photo...


... inspired this card:


I diecut the Beautiful Berries: Spring and stamped it in PTI Ocean Tides
and Altenew Mango Smoothie, Warm Sunshine and Evening Grey.
I had smooshed some Hawaiian Shores ink onto a piece of watercolour
paper for another card and diecut it using my Shaker Shapes: Rectangle dies.
I blended some Ocean Tides ink onto the frame.


I stamped the sentiment (from Simon Says Stamp's Congratulations) 
in clear and heat embossed it in black --
also something I thought I'd use on another card, but didn't.
I love it when I can pull some of these leftovers together to make a card!

And I was super inspired by this photo:


However, it wasn't a PTI set that jumped to mind to use when I saw this photo...
it was my Flourish set by Concord & 9th.


I started by stamping my PTI Vintage Cream background with 
my C&9th Barnwood Background stamp in Altenew Morning Frost.
Then, I stamped the Flourish stamps in PTI Canyon Clay (stamped twice), Terracotta Tile,
Scarlet Jewel and Ripe Avocado (stamped twice).
(Have I mentioned lately how much I love my MISTI?)
I heat embossed the flowers in white and tried to add the detail in yellow,
but it melted into the white a little.
Still a cool effect though.
For my berries, I stamped them twice in Wplus9's white ink and then a third time
in PTI Spring Moss, which turned out quite cool.
I stamped the detail in Spring Moss again.


I stamped my sentiment (from PTI's Winter Woods) in Ripe Avocado (twice).

I'm linking this card up to this month's 



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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Stamp-A-Faire 2017: Bronze, Wood & Iron



Today, I'm sharing three cards that I've made for three more

So, I don't have any bronze or copper embossing powder,
so I made a mix of gold, silver and sterling silver powders and embossed them onto
the watering can and tools from Garden Variety.
 

I stamped my background with the frame from Garden Variety in Altenew Sand Dunes.
I diecut my Beautiful Berries: Spring and stamped them in PTI Canyon Clay,
Scarlet Jewel, Spring Moss and Ripe Avocado.


I stamped the sentiment (from Songbirds) in Scarlet Jewel.

While I was stamping the Beautiful Berries: Spring, I used my MISTI and stamped
an extra sprig, as well as some smaller sprigs, in the same colours.
I used them on my next card, which I made for Natasha Trupp's wood challenge.


I inked up my woodgrain impression plate with Altenew Sand Dunes and ran it 
through my diecutting machine with kraft cardstock.


I diecut the tag (a KIS frame) and stamped the sentiment (from Tropics) in Scarlet Jewel.

And lastly, I have a card for Yana Smakula's iron challenge:


I had some leftover Leaf Silhouettes from previous cards I made this weekend,
so I inked them up and embossed them in silver.
I inked up my acrylic block with Hawaiian Shores and Tropical Teal inks
and spritzed them before pressing it down onto my cardstock panel.
Once it was dry, I added the leaves.


I stamped the sentiment (from Feather Finery) in versamark and heat embossed
it on a strip of Smokey Shadow cardstock.
When I showed Sage my completed card, she questioned my sentiment (which in all
honesty, I chose for the size, which was perfect for me card.)
I said, well, they're feathers.... and she said, no, they're leaves.
But she was very gracious to say that they could be feathers. ;) 

Thanks for looking!