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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Hello Friend Challenge

Hello, Friend!  So glad you could join me for another post.

Today's card was inspired by color challenge #144 at Can You Case It.  The challenge is to use the colors below in a card.

 I started with a piece of patterned cardstock from Hello Love by Crate Paper and added a pink strip of cardstock on the bottom of the card.  I stamped the Hello Friend sentiment form the Mama Elephant's Sunday Sentiments.  I just love that little heart!

Next I stamped and the girl and dog images from Sunday Stroll by Mama Elephant onto watercolor paper and watercolored them.  Once they were completely dry I used my Cameo and PixScan mat to die cut the images and adhered them to the card using foam tape.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Coffee Because Crack is Bad for You

After all the gray rainy days, I'm ready for a little color!

For today's card I started by stamping the sentiment from The Ton Stamps Caffeine Rush set in the center of an A2 sized piece of watercolor paper.  I then stamped the teacup image from Waffle Flower's Warm Wishes set multiple times around the sentiment. To add color to the tea cups, I used Inktense pencils and water brush.  

Monday, January 9, 2017

Hello Sunshine!

The weather has been crazy rainy for a few days now.  I miss the California sunshine!  So I decided that if I can't have sunny weather to enjoy, at least I can share a sunshiny card!  Enjoy!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches 269

A happy rainy Sunday to you.

Just dropping in to share the card I made for the Freshly Made Sketches 269 challenge.

Here's this week's sketch:

And here's my card:

I rotated the sketch to put the stripes at the bottom.  

I started with some Recollections washi tape that I purchased on a whim (What can I say, I'm a sucker for a good deal on crafty goods.)  I used MFT Flashy Florals stamps to mimic the flowers on the washi tape.  A sprinkling of sequins finish off the card.

Paper:  Recollections card stock
Stamps:  My Favorite Things - Flashy Florals
Ink:  Papertrey Ink - Simply Charteruse, New Leaf, Ocean Tides, Tropical Teal, Americana, and Pure Poppy; Versafine - Onxy
Accessories:  Recollections washi tape, Hobby Lobby black sequins, Silhouette Cameo, PixScan mat

Friday, January 6, 2017

Stuck with Me

Hello and happy Friday! I'm so glad that you're joining me again today!

Today I have a clean and simple card to share with you made using one of my favorite stamp sets, Sweet Succulents  from My Favorite Things.

I stamped the succulent  image in onyx Versafine ink on watercolor paper. I "watercolored" the image using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.

To ground the image I stamped the sentiment underneath it and finished the card by adding a thin strip of black cardstock.

Thanks for dropping by! 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Happy New Year

Welcome, friends! And a very happy 2017 to you.

I love the start of a brand new year because it mean a fresh start.  And this year I'm looking forward to a fresh start with my blog.

Even though I haven't posted in quite some time (nearly three years, yikes!) I have been crafting away!

To help me get back in the swing of things blogging wise, I thought I'd start by sharing some of the cards I've made over the last year.

A Rosy Hello!  

I LOVE patterned paper!  Love it!  You could say I'm a bit obsessed with it.  In fact, I have to take Dear Husband with me when I go to the craft store, so I don't cave and buy every pad of patterned paper I see!

The patterned paper here is from the 5th & Frolic collection by Dear Lizzy and it inspired this card.  

I started by stamping all of the images and die cutting them using my Cameo and the Pix Scan mat. The tea cup is from Tea Party by the Ton Stamps.  The rose and leafs are from Fresh Cut Roses by the Ton Stamps.  The "Hello" sentiment is from Succulents by Waffle Flower Stamps.

A few pearls, a doily and some gray twine finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Love You to the Stars Card

I love layers on my cards.  To me, layers scream "finished" on a card.  So when I came across the Let's Don't and Say We Did Challenge on Split Coast Stampers, I was intrigued.  The challenge was "to make the one layer card look like it has layers without adding card stock layers!!"  You can read more about the challenge by clicking here.  

I knew had to take on this challenge.  I thought about it for several days, mulling it over, yet I couldn't quite figure out how to take on this challenge.  Then this morning I stumbled upon this wonderful sketch, Sketch 235 by Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Inspiration finally hit, and I put together this little one layer beauty.

I started by masking off my card so I could get the star background stamped and embossed.  After the embossing had cooled, I used the negative portion of my die cut circle as a stencil to sponge on some Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers.  Next I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn's Lucky Star stamp set in the center of the circle.

The card still looked a little unfinished, so I wanted to define the stamped and sponged ares a little more.  I used a silver uniball pen to add lines to the top and bottom of the star background.  To keep the illusion that the blue circle was layered on top of the star background, I made sure to mask off the circle portion first.  I used the circle stencil again to add a little silver outline to the circle.

I would have loved to add some sequins or bling to finish off the card, but I really wanted to keep it flat and one-layered.  So I stamped and heat embossed three stars on top of the the circle instead to add to the illusion of layers.

It was a really fun card to put together, and I'm glad that I took on the challenge.  However, I think I'll stick my layered card!

Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share.  Have a FANTASTIC day!

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