Sunday, May 13, 2018

Butterfly Flutters on Two Cards



Hello!  I have been playing with a Butterfly stamp from the Take Flight set by Gina K Designs to create 2 different cards.  For the one above,  I stamped the butterfly image twice with Versafine Onyx Black ink using a mask on white cardstock. The GKD sentiment (Northwoods set) was stamped with the same ink but I heat embossed it with Clear EP.  Adhered the image to a Black Mat and a White card base.

For the second card, I created a background using a Lace Layering Stencil by Tim Holtz.  I used 7 inks in rainbow colors with the stencil on white cardstock.  I trimmed the panel and added to a panel of black cardstock and attached to a card base of GKD Wild Dandelion CS.  I stamped the same  butterfly used on the card above on to the Wild Dandelion CS with Black ink and heat embossed with Clear EP and then fuss cut .  I attached the Butterfly to the rainbow panel and stamped a sentiment from the Take Flight set by GKD.
Challenges:
Twofer Card Challenge: Challenge #5 Use the same butterfly stamp or die to make 2 different cards
for 2 different occasions.
AAA Cards: CAS Game #115 Inspired by Nature. Nothing more CAS than Black and White.
Shopping Our Stash Weekly: Challenge #353 is Butterflies
Just  Us Girls: Trend Week 440 Stencils
Stamp TV: Monthly Mix Challenge MMC52018 Rainbow Stenciling



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Tone on Tone

Hello!  Another rainy morning in Ohio. A good time to stay inside and create some cards.   This one was inspired by the Release Party Challenge at Stamp TV.   We are to create a card that uses colors that create a Tone-on-Tone feel. I used SU Pink Passion and Pixie Pink inks that gives my card a mostly pink feel  but I also added leaves that have Tone-on-Tone green.  Stamps and Dies used are from GKD Tropical Blooms Kit and Tiny Textures set.  Used GKD Passionate Pink and White cardstocks.  Finished with some Pink Nuvo crystal drops.
Challenge:
Stamp TV: Tone-on-Tone challenge MAY2018
Double D Challenges: May Flowers
Allsorts Challenge: #467  In The Pink
Happy Little Stampers: May Anything Goes With Dies. Used dies for flowers. leaves, and word.
Dies R Us Challenge: #96 Flowers
Die Cut Divas: May Challenge April Showers Bring May Flowers


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Monday, May 7, 2018

Roses for Mom

Hello!  We are enjoying beautiful weather in Ohio.  Perfect for gardening...but too early for roses to bloom except on a card.  I used Gina K Design stamps from Tropical Blooms set for the roses and an older GKD stamp for the sentiment.  I used Versamark for stamping and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder and then water colored with a water brush and Distress Inks Forest Green and Abandoned Coral. Added a charm that reads "Moms are all Heart" with metallic gold twine. Used a Coral cardstock mat and a Green base card.
Challenges:
ModSquad Challenge: How Charming-make a card with a charm on it.  My charm is from my stash.
Always Fun Challenges: #57 For a female or Mom
Make My Monday Challenge: #70 Embossing Wet or Dry
Cupcake Inspirations: cic445 Floral
Shopping Our Stash: Challenge SOS352 Mother's Day
The Card Concept: #92 Bold Bloom.  I consider this style to be CAS.  Was inspired by the color and floral theme.
Creative with Stamps: May challenge #26 Mother




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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Tulips in Bloom


Hello! Thanks for stopping by.  I have been playing with a lot of sketch challenges and made this card for CAS(E) this Sketch shown below.  I was inspired by the tulips blooming in my garden and used a Tulip Stamp from Stacy Stamps and teamed it up with sentiment from Power Poppy Vibrant Thanks set.  Stamped the tulips with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics.  The sentiment was stamped with Memento Bamboo Leaves.  I adhered this to a Green CS mat and then to a card base of Patterned Paper...liked the pattern with my tulip design.  Included the patterned paper in the photo  so you could see the full pattern.  I seldom use patterned paper as a base but pleased with the result. 
Challenges:
CAS(E) this Sketch: #269
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: May Challenge use Patterned Paper
CAS-ual Fridays: CFC #198 April Showers Bring May Flowers
Stinkin' Inkers Challenge: Theme is April Showers Bring May Flowers

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Happy Flowers


Hello!  I was inspired by a sketch from Less Is More Challenge in creating this card.   I used stamps from Happy Little Stampers Doodled Flowers set and circle dies.  After stamping the flowers with Distress Oxide Inks on White CS, I water colored them with a water brush and the DOI's. Used Picked Raspberry, Fossilized Amber, and Fired Brick which goes nicely with the Pink Card Base that I chose.  Arranged the elements following the sketch and added some Dew Drops to complete the card.
Challenges: 
Less Is More: Challenge 370 Sketch 23 Shown below
Happy Little Stampers: May Watercolor Challenge Anything Goes with Optional Twist CAS


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Monday, April 30, 2018

Circle of Tulips


Hello!  I was inspired by a challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketch to create a card with Watercolor, Blue, and a theme of kindness but I posted too late to enter.  I also used the Sketch challenge at Just Add Ink so will enter that challenge.  The card was made with a Repeat Impressions stamp Vase of Tulips but I only used a portion of the stamp.  I stamped the image on watercolor paper and colored with Distress Oxide Inks using a water brush.  I die cut the image with a circle die and adhered to another die cut circle of watercolor paper that I colored with the blue DOI.  I cut a strip of the watercolor paper edged with Blue CS stamped with a Power Poppy sentiment, and attached to a White Card Base.  I like the finished results of the contrast of the watercolor paper elements with the white CS.
Challenge:
Just Add Ink: Challenge 406 Sketch
Tuesday Throwdown: #389 Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More: #289 Clean and Simple
The House That Stamps Built: Anything Goes Challenge A2518
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Circles

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Thinking Spring Flowers

Hello!  I used Repeat Impressions stamp Spring Blossoms for this birthday card. Stamped with Distress Oxide Ink Antique Linen on White CS and then colored with Pencils and OMS.  Cut the image with a die and placed on a die cut mat of Embossed (Darice EF)Yellow CS.  Attached to a white card base and added the die cut  sentiment with gem stones to complete the birthday card.
Challenges:
The House That Stamps Built: Anything Goes Challenge A2518
Make My Monday: Challenge #70 Embossing
Die Cuttin Divas: Challenge #366 Birthday
Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes
CAS-ual Fridays: CFC 198 April Showers Bring May Flowers
The Paper Players: Challenge PP391 Tic-Tac-Toe Used Flowers, Birthday, Yellow



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Friday, April 27, 2018

Two Cards, Same Stamps



Hello!  I am sharing 2 cards that I made with stamps from Power Poppy Peony Muse set. The top card was stamped on watercolor paper with Distress Oxide inks Picked Raspberry and Peeled Paint and I colored with a water brush using the same inks plus Fossilized Amber in the background.  The sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers Doodled Flowers.  Used Pink Card Base and Green CS mat. 


For the second card,  I stamped the same stamps with the same inks on Clear Vellum and let dry overnight.  I then filled in the images with Colored Pencils.  I adhered the Vellum Panel with Vellum tape on to a Pink Card Base and finished with Happy Birthday die cut from the Pink CS using Cheery Lynn dies. This card looks better in real life than it does in the photo. 

Challenges:
613 Avenue Create: Challenge 208  Anything Goes with Optional Twist Use Vellum.
Cards In Envy : It's Birthday Party Time Card Challenge.
Use Your Stuff: Challenge#309 Vellum
Simon Monday Challenge: Simon Says Flower Power
Mod Squad Challenge: Floral Watercolor
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Anything Goes

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Bear with Flower

Hello! Playing with an old LOTV stamp called Teddy with Flower to create this card using some favorite colors of Pink and Yellow. Colored the Bear  with Copics and the flower with Distress Oxide inks Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey and Peeled Paint after I stamped with Memento Black ink on White CS.  The Hello was stamped with a Power Poppy stamp. Used a recently received die to cut the image.  Finished with a Pink Card Base and embossed Yellow mat.  
Challenges: 
Alphabet Challenge: B is for Bears
Crafty Catz: #413 Anything goes with option of CAS

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Sisters Together find April Showers

Hello!  This a good day to play with this Wags N Whiskers stamp since it is raining outside.  I have had this stamp called Love You, Sis since 2011 ....I always think of my sister when I use it.  I simply stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Neenah White CS and colored with Copics. Added some Glossy Accents to the rainbow colored umbrella and stuck on some raindrops from Cloud9 Designs.  The Happy Little Stampers sentiment was stamped with Distress Oxide Faded Jeans ink.  Rounded the top corners with a punch and attached to a blue card base. I kept the design clean and simple to focus on the image.
Just for fun, I have linked some other older cards that I posted using this stamp.
Love You Sis, Birthday card 2011
Rain, Rain Go Away 2011
April Showers 2012
Challenges:
Retro Rubber: Challenge 84 Inspiring April Showers. I was inspired by the rain boots and umbrella in the photo.  Thought immediately of this favorite old stamp from 2011. 

Crafty Sentiments Designs: Only For Girls.  Thought this stamp suited this theme.
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge 287 Make Your Mark...used Copics to make my mark.
Allsorts Challenge: #463 Spring Flowers or Showers.  Chose showers for my card.
Stamping Sensations: April Challenge-One for the Girls.
As You Like It Challenge: Favorite Coloring Medium.  Copics are my favorite coloring medium because they are easy to use and blend  and I love all the colors that I have.






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