Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Birthday Wishes

Hello!  For this card I combined a sketch challenge and a color challenge to use black and white.  The butterfly is cut with a Memory Box die and the sentiment is from GKD The Northwest stamp set.  I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink and black and white CS from my stash.  The card base was embossed with Cuttlebug EF Kassie's Brocade.  This was a quick and easy CAS card but I think it is a bit elegant.

CAS(E) this Sketch!: #90
Seize the Birthday:  The toppings Option is Black and White
Addicted To CAS: Challenge #46 is Luxury.  I think the embossing and font have the feel of luxury on my CAS card.
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Embossing

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Bouquet of Tulips

Hello!  I love this sketch from the What If? Wednesday challenge (on right) and took color inspiration from the pattern paper that I used from Fancy Pants Collecting Moments pad.  I will add a sentiment when I use this card.

What IF? Wednesday: Sketch # A2014
Virginia's View Challenge: #7 Use pattern Paper
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says anything goes
Sweet Stamps Blog: Challenge #185 is embossing

Stamp: Repeat Impressions Tulip Bouquet
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle
Copics: Forgot to list
Papers: Black CS, White CS, Fancy Pants Pattern
EF:  Darice Flower Frenzy
Sprinkles: Doodlebug Design
Dies: Spellbinders Oval and Scallop Oval

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Fall Flower

Happy Labor Day!  Today I have an entry for a color challenge using the colors on the graphic shown on the right.  The sunflower is not part of the challenge but the image stuck with me as I designed the card.  I stamped the flower, colored with Copics and fussy cut to pop up on the background.  I water colored the background   and splattered some dots. The card base of green was topped with a layer of yellow and then assembled the card with the sentiment and a strip of CS instead of ribbon.   I heat embossed the center of flower with chestnut EP for some texture.

Color Throw-down: #307 Shown on right
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes -third entry
Tuesday Throw-down: Anything Goes

Stamps: GKD A Year of Flowers and Stippled Nature.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Danube Blue; Versamark
Copics: Y23, YR12,21, YG95,99, B24, E15
Papers: Olive Green, Yellow, White, Watercolor all from Stash
Spellbinders Label Die
EP: Zing Chestnut

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Christmas Wreath

Time is running out to get my entry in for Merry Monday Challenge to use a wreath on our Christmas Card.  I have had this Flourishes Wreath Stamp on my desk all week and just now made this card.  I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on GKD white CS and colored with Copics .  It took quite awhile to color this image with Copics YR 02,07,21, Y 28, R24,59, G21,82,85,99 and E 21,25, 29.  The card base of metallic gold and red layer are GKD Papers.  I also used Atyou Spica Gold on the bow and White Gel Pen on the berries. The sentiment from the same set as the wreath was stamped with Versamark and embossed with Ranger Embossing Pearl  Gold powder. Love the softness of this EP.

I am going to also enter at Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says anything goes.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Inspired by a Ballerina

Welcome!! I have another CAS card to share.  I made this for Addicted to Stamps Challenge blog which is a very peaceful Photo Inspiration shown on the right.  I immediately thought of daffodils and used a stamp from Mark's Finest Paper stamped on a pale yellow card stock scrap with Memento Espresso Truffle ink. I fussy cut the image and attached with pop-up dots to a pattern paper from Fancy Pants Trend Setter pad which has a wood grain pattern that I think matched well with both the base card and image making a monotone card.   The sentiment was from the same MFP stamp set Daffodil Greetings and was stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa ink. Cardstock was all from scraps.

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

It's Fall Harvest Time

Hello!  Don't you love this time of year....the temperatures are dropping, the colors of fall are appearing, and the foods of harvest are abundant like the apples in my basket.  I created this card using  GKD stamps from Harvest Memories.  The basket was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink on GKD ivory CS and colored with Copics R20,24,27,29,Y12,17,32, YG63, E21,25,27 and N 0.  I trimmed the image out with A Nesties Oval Die and distressed the edge lightly with Distress Ink Antique Linen. I punched the top corners with a Corner punch.  The card base and red layer are from Teresa Collins World Traveler Paper Pad.  I added some score-lines and red ribbon with fabric hearts to the red layer.  I thought the hearts were appropriate for my sweet harvest. I added glossy accents to the apples and a red bow to the basket.

Mod Squad Challenge Blog:  The challenge is to use something with a Fruit or Harvest theme. I'd love to win this week's prize.... GKD's ENTIRE Stamp TV Kit! 
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says anything goes.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Another Holiday Card

Hello! I am still in a holiday card making mood.  Today I have a quick and easy, clean and simple card for a couple of challenges.  I used the Seize the Sketch shown on the right. Starting with a textured blue card stock, I embossed the front with a Darice EF Snowflakes and inked it with Brilliance Platinum Planet ink.  I then stamped the snowmen with Mark Finest Papers stamps in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Memento Markers.  I edged the squares with a Pilot Silver marker and added some snow with Stickles Frosted Lace. The snowflake and sentiment from Alys Paterson (Quick Cards) was heat embossed with Zing Silver EP.

Challenges :
Seize the Sketch: #27 This is their last sketch.
ABC Christmas Challenge: Q is for quick and Easy.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Farm Fresh Flowers

Welcome to my studio!  Today I am playing with the Photo Challenge #255 at Just Us Girls.  The first thing that caught my eye in the photo was the zinnias and other summer flowers.  I also pulled out the distress look of the roof on the truck and the greens, yellows and reds to create my card. Thought the polka dot paper picked out the colors of the sign on the truck.  This was a fun card
to make.

Other Challenges:
Simon Wednesday: Simon says anything goes.
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges: Last Days of Summer...I always enjoy the late blooms of zinnias in the last days of summer.

Stamps: Flourishes Zinnias, Garden Fresh
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle, Rich Cocoa, Distress Ink Antique Linen
Copics: G21,YG 03, R22,24,27, Y 06,17,18
Papers: Ivory and Red CS, Pattern Papers  Crate Paper DIY pad
Dies: Nesties Ovals
Corner Punch

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Merry and Bright Christmas

Second Post Today
Yes, I am still making Christmas cards.  This is for the challenge at Crafty Hazelnut and uses the sketch from Sketch Saturday.  Using a Sizzix ornament die, I cut twice from Red CS and Gold glitter paper. Actually this gave me 2 ornaments with colors reversed.  The card with the other ornament is posted here.  I attached a layer of pattern paper from Crate Paper Peppermint Pad onto a card base of Red CS.  I layered a Red Circle, a panel of Gold Glitter, a panel of Polka Dot Paper also from the Peppermint Pad and then popped up the Ornament. Added some glitter ribbon to the ornament.  Using Versamark and Gold EP, I heat embossed a sentiment from Spellbinders Stamp Set Heirloom Ornaments on a red strip cut with a Spellbinders die.

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Merry and Bright
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything Christmas Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Use Pattern Paper for card
Sketch Saturday Challenge: Week #324

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Christmas Ornament

Hello!  I am rushing to enter before the challenge at CAS(E) this sketch closes.  The sketch is shown on the right. I used a Sizzix Ornament die cut in red CS and gold glitter CS. The card base is a gold metallic CS layered with red CS inked with gold ink.  The sentiment was heat embossed with gold EP on a label cut with a Spellbinder fancy label die. Finished with a bit of metallic ribbon.                                                                                     
Other Challenges:
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