April 22, 2015

Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge #537


I really enjoy all that the Splitcoast Stampers website has to offer...inspiration, tutorials, challenges and more. Today is a sketch challenge that I had to participate in. I had recently purchased some gorgeous card stock at our local art supply store, so wanted to create a card using some of the brown.


I began by making a 5-1/2" x 8" card base using the decorative brown card stock. On a tan strip I stamped NATURE is the ART of GOD Dante quotation. For the left image layer I attached branch die cuts and a redbird on another piece of decorative card stock. I really like this card.


Dante Quotation - Impression Obsession
Branch & Bird Die Cuts - Memory Box


April 21, 2015

Blended Blossom Tag Card


Happenstance...something that happens to me often. Saturday Billy and I went to a few community garage sales. It had been a rainy week and with more rain expected we didn't think there would be very many participating...but we had to see (it's an addiction). I'm always on the lookout for rubber stamps but found none, so I was a bit disappointed. However, at the third community we went to, I found some cute tag cards and also some interesting orange wedding invitations. I bought them all and today started putting them to use. I am so glad now that I bought them all. The green tag cards and the orange decorative invitations worked well together.


The bridal shower invites came with a little pocket and a card insert on which I printed the recipient's name and a little message. For the stamping part, I stamped a Stampin' Up! Blended Blossom with VersaMark ink on glossy card stock and used white embossing powder to emboss the outline. I then sponged on the colors and cut the flower out. I attached it to the front of the orange pocket then attached the decorative panel to the green tag card. I really like the way the card turned out.

February 11, 2015

Chinese Peony Birthday Card


I love the Stampin' Up! set, Oriental Gardens. I'm up late, so I decided to make a few cards using the Chinese Peony image from the set. I saw a pretty card on Sandi MacIver's website and just loved everything about it, so thought I'd try and make one. On a white A-2 card, I attached a blue card layer, then added a layer of white that I embossed with my new Anna Griffin cuttlebug folder. A piece of decorative card stock was added to the bottom with white ribbon across the center.


I used the Chinese Peony image and colored in the leaves. I then cut out another flower that had been stamped on pink card stock, and attached it to the image on the white card. I made a blue frame for the flower and attached it with pop dots. The framed flower was then attached to the card. I colored a separate leaf image and added it on top of the blue frame. I made a white bow and attached it to the corner of the blue frame and finished the card with three small pink pearls.

February 5, 2015

Mojo Monday Challenge #383 - Pink Lady


This morning I had a card idea in my head. When I saw the sketch for the Mojo Monday challenge this week, I thought the sketch would work well for the card idea I had in mind. I started with an A-2 light pink card then built up the layers from there. I added a strip of pink and green floral paper, then added a stencil-embossed white layer (backed with green). Following the sketch, I then added two smaller pieces of the pink and green card stock.


I've had the Stampabilities That look rubber stamp for years, so used it as the main focus of my card, stamping her in pink on a white circle die cut. I added a pink tulle diamond studded veil and then added three pink pearls to balance the card.

January 22, 2015

Minion Card


I keep coming across these cute Minion cards made by paper crafters. I decided I'd make one for my grandson, who is recovering from strep throat. He loves getting mail, so off it goes to him today. Of course, when children get cards they immediately look for cash enclosed, so I slipped in a $5 bill. The card was fun (and easy) to make and I think it came out cute.


January 16, 2015

Hearts & Flowers Valentine


It has been a l-o-n-g time since I've participated in a card challenge. I've been thinking about changing my blog, so I decided this week to update a few things and add some challenge sites. I looked for some challenges that worked with my style of stamping and card making. My first challenge this year is the Mojo Monday Challenge #380. I decided to use my newly acquired rubber stamp set Letters of Love (Stampin' Up!) for the card. I also used a heart (brass) stencil image.

I attached my layers to a white card layer then to a burgundy base card. I then decided it needed a little something extra for the white space at the top right. I had just the thing...a Prim Poppy die cut. I just slid it under the LOVE layer, and it completed the card.


Finished Card Size - 7-1/2" x 6"
Ink Color - Stampin' Up! Baroque Burgundy
Heart Stencil - T.S.C. Designs #510
Prim Poppy - Memory Box Die