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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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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Love is in the Air Challenge

Just popping in with a card I put together for the Cards in Envy Love is in the Air Challenge.

Anyhow, here is my card:


I started with a sketch, but for the life of me, I can't find where I found this sketch.  

I used some fun conversational heart paper that I cut at an angle and mounted onto a white card base.  I added strips of red cardstock to the middle edges of the heart paper to draw the eye to the sentiment. 

I stamped the "be my valentine" stamp from The Paper Studio in Memento Love Letter ink.  To help ground the sentiment, I stamped a heart image from American Crafts Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm collection in Memento Angel Pink ink on both sides of the sentiment.  

To finish the card, I added a die cut and dry embossed heart embellishment to the bottom right corner.  The heart is topped with small red button and some baker's twine.

Well, that's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out my card-a-day project site here, for your daily dose of card making inspiration.

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Friday, November 22, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays 121

I love the challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays this week!  The CAS-ual Friday's Challenge 121 is to use 8 of something.  This is my card:


I stamped the smallest "button" from Papertrey Ink's Bits & Buttons set eight times on a 3-inch panel.  I tried to create an ombre effect by stamping the buttons using PTI's Sweet Blush, Autumn Rose, and Scarlet Jewel inks.  I stamped the "Hello, Friend" sentiment from the Dear Lizzy Collection in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

To keep the eye moving from the sentiment, I placed loops of coordinating colored ribbon on the upper left-hand side of the square panel.

I used foam adhesive to mount my square onto the white cardstock panel, and used my score board to score a square around it.

Finally, the entire thing is mounted on a black card base.  

Well, that's it for me today.  Have a super weekend!

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Paper Player's Challenge 170

Hi there.

I'm back with a quick post.  I wanted to share the card I made for Paper Player's Challenge 170.  The challenge's theme is "Wildlife."

This is my card:


I used another Birdie Brown Freebie image that I colored and cut out using my Cameo.  I adhered both images to some green polka dot paper, added some faux stitching, and a heat embossed sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

CAS(E) This Sketch 52

Just wanted to stop in to share the card I made for CAS(E) this Sketch #52.  Here is this week's sketch:
This my card:


I used my Cameo to cut this pennant shape out of the Christmas tree patterned paper by the Paper Studio.  Next I cut this tree from Hero Arts out of pink cardstock and covered it in pink glitter to match the pink glitter trees on the patterned paper.  I cut this banner shape out of two shades of pink cardstock and heat embossed my sentiment using white embossing powder and a stamp from a Technique Tuesday set.

I started by attaching the glitter die-cut tree onto the front of my card and tying some pink baker's twine around the card front.  I added the patterned panel using foam adhesive to get some dimension.  And I finished off the card by attaching the sentiment banner.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

OWH's Midweek Throwdown: Seeing Stars



I made this card for OWH's Midweek Throwdown Seeing Stars Challenge.

I used a sentiment and star stamp from Lawn Fawn's Lucky Star stamp set to create a background.  I added some star embellishments I cut using my Cameo.  I mounted everything on a navy card base to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Clean & Simple Stamping 264



I put together a little card using Clean and Simple's Sketch 264.

The image is a digital stamp freebie from Birdie Brown.  She does some amazing work.  You can find her blog here.  Instead of fussy cutting the image out, I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the digital image -- so much easier than trying to cut it by hand.  Don't you just love technology!?!?

I heat embossed the sentiment in gold.  Looking back now, I wish I would have heat embossed it using brown.  The sentiment is lost on the paper.  Sad :(

Have a fantastic day!

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