Hello again! I am back with another stand up card with one fold for Joan's Touch Challenge #15. Her requirements this week are: Cut one part of an image so it is standing above the card. Use card stock for color. Add a sentiment. Use a product sold at Joan's Gardens.
I began this creation with a pattern paper from Heartfelt Creations Celebrate the Journey Collection that I bought at Joan's Gardens and cut a section 7.5" x 4.25 " from one of the card stocks. I stamped a Birthday Girl from Paper Pretties Surprise Sophia with Memento Espresso Truffle and cut the upper part of her with an Exacto Knife. I made the folds according to the directions given by Joan in her challenge post here to create the card. I stamped a sentiment from the same set with Memento Rich Cocoa ink. The top photo shows the card leaving the image the color of the card stock. The second photo shows the image colored using only colors that are in the pattern of the card stock. This shows 2 different interpretations of the direction "Use card stock for color." I prefer the second photo but which version actually meets the challenge? I also have shown the way that I finished the back with an additional piece of paper and another stamp.
Hello! I made this stand up card with one fold for Joan's Touch Challenge. Her requirements this week are :
Cut one part of an image so it is standing above the card. Use card stock for color.
Add a sentiment.
Use a product sold at Joan's Gardens.
Complete instructions and measurements are on Joan's posthere.
I began with a yellow cardstock 7.5" X 4.25" that I purchased in a pack from Joan's Garden. I used the Cameo to partially cut my image ...the easy way to cut ....and then stamped the Dahlias on the cutout using Stamp-a-majig to line up. I added some shading to the Flowers with Copic Markers. I used Flourishes Stamps and Memento Espresso Truffle and Rich Cocoa inks. Memento inks are sold at Joan's Gardens. The hardest part of this challenge was limiting my color to the card stock. I hope I met the requirements. I will be doing another card for this challenge.
Hello, everyone! One of the hardest types of challenge for me is the Inspiration Photo. But, I felt compelled to make a card for the one at Just Us Girls challenge this week. I took a cue from the white and black stripes, the pink tulips, the color yellow, and the metal of the table legs for my elements.
Supplies: Stamp: Stacey Stamps Tulips( Fussy Cut)
Ink: Memento Rose Bud and Greens
Paper: Stripe from Crate Paper, Grass Green CS from GKD
Ribbon: Yellow Satin from stash
Paperclip: GCD Studio Special Delivery Collection
Hello! The Designer’s Choice Challenge 521 at the House that Stamps Built hosted by Deonna is to create cards with a monochromatic color scheme. For my blackish card, I have chosen the Repeat Impression stamp of a Corvette that I stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink on white cardstock and trimmed with Nesties Oval die and placed on a Black Scallop Oval mat cut with Nesties Die. This was attached to Black and White Pattern Paper from Fancy Pants which I embossed with Cuttlebug EF Tiny Bubbles. Added a Black and White Stitched Ribbon and rub-on stickers from stash before placing on black card base.
Challenge: The House That Stamps Built: DCC521 Monochromatic Crafty Ribbons Challenge: Drive Time Clear It Out Challenge: Color challenge-Theme is Black. Stash is Stickers
This stamp reminds me of a '77 Corvette that we had years ago...was such a fun car!
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Power Poppy is having another challenge celebrating their Instant Garden, a release of 4 digital stamps of Peonies, Tulips, Gerbera Daisies, and Gladioli. Their first sketch challenge is to find inspiration in the sketch shown on the left and use one ofPower Poppy’s new digital stamps to make your card or creation!
I chose to use the Gerbera Daisies Digital image and sized and printed it on Ivory Cardstock. I found a Pattern Paper from Fancy Pants Happy Go Lucky paper pad and thought this would be perfect for the background of the layout. I pulled colors from the pattern for my color combo. The Daisies were colored with Copics Y23, YR 12, 65, BG11, 72, E 25,27. I cut the image with a Nesties Oval die and matted with a Scallop Oval of Gold Parchment. I cut a frame from a soft blue cardstock with my Cameo. I assembled the card using the same blue cardstock for the base and added gold and blue grosgrain ribbons and 2 brown brads colored with Copics. I love coloring these flowers! I am looking forward to Marcella's June Release.
Happy Memorial Day! Wishing you a safe and happy holiday of remembering our fallen heroes.
I have made this card using mostly browns with GKD papers and stamps Harvest Memories. Started with Chocolate brown card base layered with Pattern Paper from Sun-Kissed Autumn pad and then Tan Leather panel punched with Scallop Punch. Added another panel of the pattern topped with a grosgrain ribbon and the image stamped with the Basket in Memento Rich Cocoa ink on Ivory CS and colored with Copics E07, 21,25 and R22. I stamped the sentiment on Ivory CS with the same brown ink and fussy cut. I changed the pattern paper by sponging with Distress Ink Antique Linen to darken the white design to more of a ivory color. My handmade embellishment is an apple that I made with Shrinky Dink.
Challenge: Sketch Saturday: #311 Shown above Alphabet Challenge: H is for Handmade Embellishments. Made apple with a stamp using Shrinky Dink. Whoopsi Daisy Challenge: Lots of Layers
I had not planned to do another post today, but some of the deadlines are nearing closing so not to miss out I am back again.
Today, I have a vintage card with lace and pearls. I began with a panel from Heartfelt Creations Celebrate the Journey Collection which I cut out the center with a Spellbinders oval die. I embossed the panel with Cuttlebug EF Victoria and edged it with brown ink before attaching to a Teal Blue card base with a strip of ivory lace. The center was stamped with HFC All Occasion Sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed with Zing Chestnut EP. I added 4 pearls to the lacy corners and a blue satin ribbon tied with a single knot to the bottom of the panel. Love the lacy designs in the pattern paper with the texture of the lace, pearls and ribbon.
Hello! I made this card using papers from Heartfelt Creations Celebrate the Journey Collection. I cut one of the panels and using Easy Frame, I embossed the outer edges with Cuttlebug EF Herringbone. Added some color to the panel with Copics. I attached a tag (from same collection) stamped with a sentiment from Heartfelt Creations All Occasion Set in Memento Teal Zeal ink. The teal card base is from stash and I found 2 teal floral brads in my brad collection....must have saved from a card that I received. The tag swings on the brad to reveal the full sentiment "Especially for You on your Special Day".
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I am still playing with travel theme cards....maybe thinking of all the traveling done over Memorial Day weekend. I recently received Doodle Pantry Classic Cars 2 digital images and could not wait to use the Ford Ragtop Image. I printed and fussy cut the red car and used with some old Paper Pizazz road map paper. I used orange Core-dinations canvas texture as card base layered with a red textured card stock, then the pattern paper that I embossed with Cuttlebug EF Tiny Bubbles. I lined the road with a narrow Satin Orange ribbon and added the car with pop up foam. Finished with a sticker from Creative Imaginations. Thought this came out rather colorful.
Hello! I have been playing with a great sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches and came up with a Travel theme card made with papers from Heartfelt Creations Celebrate the Journey Collection. The bicycle stamp is from Paper and Such and was stamped on a tag from the collection with Memento Tuxedo Black and Rose Bud inks. I used a Pink Glaze pen on the flowers. Using a shiny Oyster Pearl as the card base, I used a Pink Pattern as a mat, topped that with the Map Pattern, a panel of the Pink Pattern, the tag with image, a tag with printed sentiment, a postage stamp with metal brad, and 2 other brads...one with a gemstone.
Challenges: Tuesday Morning Sketches: See above Simon Wednesday Challenge: Theme is Vacation/Travel ABC Challenge: L is for Lots of Layers Sweet Stamps: Anything Goes
Hello. How about a little Christmas time today? I know it is spring but it is never too early to get a start on Holiday cards. Hazel's challenge this week is to use some flowers and/or foliage on your Christmas card - this can include holly, ivy, mistletoe. I decided to use holly on my card using Flourishes Holly background stamp on white cardstock with Memento Cottage ink and coloring berries with Rhubarb Stalk marker. I stamped Flourishes Dove & Holly in Memento Rich Cocoa and colored with Copics YG 08, 67, Y26, N 0,2,4 and cut out with Nesties oval die. I assembled the card with red card base, background of holly, and the image on a red textured oval mat. Sentiment from Flourishes stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Black EP.
Thanks for stopping by today. This card is a Clean and Simple style made with one stamp, one die cut word, and one white cardstock. It cannot be more simple than that? The tulip stamp is from Stacy Stamps ..... I inked it up with Memento Pink and Green inks and then filled in with Copics and pencils. I added Thanks cut with a Impression Obsession Die... the cut out word was received from Terri at Joan's Gardens in a recent purchase.
Hello! Today's card is a bit vintage and a different type of fold for me. I created this pop out style for Joan's Touch Challenge #14 and tried to case her cards postedhere. I just cut and folded and taped until I got the look that I wanted....it was a bit of engineering in card making.
Joan required that we:
Use a die as an outline but not required
Use Black on the card
Use a product sold at Joan's Garden.
Frame Die:Cheery Lynn Swedish Spring Oval (sold at Joan's Gardens)
Dies: Spellbinders Label 4
Papers: Graphics 45 A Ladies Diary paper pad(sold at Joan's Gardens) , Black and Ivory Card stock
Stamp: Mark's Finest Papers
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: Black Pearls, Gem Stone, Liquid Pearls
Hello! Today I am showing a card made with the Sketch from Digi Sketch Challenge....I stretched the design into a rectangle instead of a square. The focus is the digital image of Peonies from Power Poppy that I printed on yellow Cardstock and then colored with Copics and sponged with Pear Tart ink. I used a Pear Green card base, layered with an embossed mat of Coral Cardstock, a strip of Pattern Paper from Pink Paislee Color Wash pad. Birthday Sentiment stamped in Memento Pear Tart ink. Embossing folder used was Cuttlebug Birthday. I posted a similar card last week with the same image, similar colors and papers but a completely different layout.
Challenges: Digi Sketch Challenge: Theme is anything Goes and Sketch shown. Used both for my card. Seize the Birthday: May Flowers is the optional topping or Anything Goes. Added flowers to my Birthday card.
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Welcome!!! Today I have a very bright card....afraid the yellow color is a bit off in the photo. I always have trouble getting yellow to look true on my blog pics. Anyway, I made the background by stamping Hero Arts Floating Flowers background stamp (thanks, Shirley) on a yellow cardstock with Memento Olive Green ink. I made the flower using Spellbinders Blossom dies with a brad center....quick and easy. Added strips of Green Grosgrain ribbons and embossed Yellow paper. Sentiment is from Hero Arts stamped in the green ink.
Sometimes I love making cards with photographs. I am sharing this card that I made just for fun using a photo of one of my gardens from last June. This card was not made for any challenges but I felt compelled to create it. Using Photoshop Elements, I used some filters in editing to give a more artistic look to the picture making it more of a painting than a photo. The look is very subtle and may not be seen that well. I used a card base of Bazzill Textured cardstock and a mat of multi colored pattern paper from Color Wash pad from Pinkpaislee which has a great watercolor look. I simply attached the printed image. I also added a border of embossed flower with a Cuttlebug EF and a sentiment from Paper and Such stamps with Memento Lilac Posies ink. This picture was shot by my favorite photographer, Al, my DH.
What is growing in your garden? Maybe you'll find a card there!
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Happy Day! I made this card the other day but just now posting. As you see it is a square card which I seldom do but to do the sketch justice, it just had to be square. The size is 4.25" square so I can mail it in an A2 size envelope. The Peonies are a digital stamp from Power Poppy that I printed, colored and fussy cut to center on the card. The image was actually leftover from another project but was perfect for this card. I used pattern paper from 7gypsies paper pad Conservatory with textured Green Card stock from stash. I cut the squares in the top layer with Nesties Square die. Added some ribbon and a sentiment in black ink to complete.
Power Poppy Blog is having an exciting challenge. TheUnabashedly Upbeat Challenge is to see if the album cover above —featuring famed jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk—could be made into a card using one of Power Poppy's new digital stamps. When I first saw the challenge and album, I just knew that I wanted to create with the Tulips Digital stamp.
I took a lot from the album cover to create my card - the colors, the layout, the look of the sketchy graphic drawn as an outline, and the abstract feel.
I began by opening the Tulips image in Photoshop Elements and tried to make it a more abstract look by using several different filters including artistic cutout, adjustment to posterize and sketch to create a photocopy effect. I then adjusted the hue/saturation to lighten the color of the image trying to match the image on the album. Once I was satisfied with the look, I printed the Tulips on watercolor paper cut to the size of my card.
After printing, I added a bit more color to the image with Copic Markers E00 and E50 and a Sukara White Jelly Roll. You can see on the album some white highlights on Monk's abstract image. Now for the fun, I carefully added some blues and violets trying to create an abstract look of a tulip garden and other brushed effects. I used Distress Ink Broken China , SU Orchid Opulence, Brilliant Blue, and Lovely Lilac and water color brushes playing until I had the look that I wanted. I even used the eraser on the end of a pencil to "stamp" the abstract tulips. I also did some very light splattering which hardly shows in the photo. I thought the Power Poppy sentiment from Azaleas stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink was an amazing finish. I am pleased how this card turned out and what a fun challenge from Power Poppy Blog.
To hear some of Thelonious Monk, click on the arrow:
One of my favorite weekly challenges is Joan's Touch challenge and this week it was a very challenging one for me. We were to
-use a stencil (Option was to use shadow technique)
-combine 2 Patterns of Papers
-make a card, a book, a note.....
-use a product sold at Joan's Gardens
The difficult part was to use a stencil...I only own 3 stencils which were bought at garage sales. Finally I came up with a plan to make a card for Joan's Touch Challenge using a Birthday Cake brass stencil (50 cents at the garage sale) with papers from Heartfelt Creations Classic Editions Collection purchased at Joan's Gardens. I laid the stencil on a panel cut from the collection and colored in the stencil with markers and gold metallic pen. I did not try the shadow technique. Using a double sided pattern paper for the card base, I attached the image with a mat and a strip of another pattern to the front of the card. I used a clear epoxy sticker from Cloud Designs to create a Birthday Card. I finished the inside with another panel stamped with a verse from Creative Vision Stamps using Memento Rich Cocoa ink. The pattern paper shows up really well in the bottom photo of the inside of the card.
Second Post today: Some of the challenge deadlines are near closing so I had to do another post.
I do not make too many "Girlie" Cards but I just had to used stamps from Mark's Finest Paper You've Got Style to create a card for a challenge to use heels, hats, and handbags and used the sketch challenge from The Kraft Journal. I threw in some punches and dies to meet some other challenges. I stamped the handbag on white cardstock using Memento Espresso Truffle ink and then paper pieced with Kraft paper and colored with pencils and a gold metallic pen. The shoes were stamped with the same ink on Red paper and fussy cut. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Zing EP Chestnut and cut with a spellbinders word window die. The flowers were punched with SU flower punches from paper in Fancy Pants Design Trend Setter paper pad. Cut a circle with Nesties die and stamped Wow with Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink. I assembled all the elements and just had to add red rhinestones ....what girlie card does not have Bling? This was a fun card to create.
Hello! With all the rain we have been having, I have not been able to work in my gardens therefore I decided to make cards. This card was inspired by this pattern paper from gcd Studio by Kathy Davis which brings to mind water gardens and water lilies. I used a Water Lily stamp that I believe is Mark's Finest Papers but is missing the ID. I used a sketch from Seize the Sketch and arranged 3 pattern papers as the background and added punched vines to the center. These were punched with Martha Stewart Vine Trim border punch from scraps of green cardstock. The image was stamped with Memento Espresso Truffle ink on white cardstock and colored with Copics BG01,10,11, Y006, YG 63,99, G99 and Yellow Glaze pen and sponged with Memento Summer Sky ink. A yellow dragonfly brad landed on the upper corner. Other supplies used were Nesties oval dies. I will add a sentiment when I use the card.
Second post today: It has been awhile since I made a triple time stamped card which is so dramatic and easy to do. It happens that the challenge for Mod Squad Blog is to do some triple stamping so I took the challenge. I used Black and White cardstocks for my layers and GKD stamps from Year of Flowers (Sunflower) and Pressed Flowers (leaves). The flowers were stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Black Embossing Powder and then colored with Pencils. I stamped 2 sizes of leaves with Memento Pistachio ink. I added a clear epoxy sticker from Cloud Designs so as not to cover the design. I could have stamped on clear acrylic with the same result but I wanted to use up these stickers that have been in my stash for some time.
Hello! I recently won some stamps from The House That Stamps Built including this Repeat Impressions Hot Air Balloon Cluster. I used this stamp with some new pattern papers that I had purchased which had a paper design with hot air balloons. I stamped the balloons with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a blue cardstock from stash that I embossed with clouds using a Darice embossing folder. I colored the clouds with a white pencil. I then paper pieced the balloons with 3 different pattern papers. Following the sketch shown on the left from The House That Stamps Built challenge I built my card with more of the pattern papers from Fancy Pants Designs Wonderful Day and Happy Go Lucky pads. I added a clear epoxy sticker Celebrate Today from Clouds Designs.
Today I am combining a sketch and color challenge to create a birthday card. I printed a digital stamp of Peonies from Power Poppy on yellow pattern paper and colored with use of Photoshop and Copics. I trimmed the image as shown on the card and placed on a green mat. Beginning with a base card of Yellow (Saffron) from stash, I added a layer of Pattern Paper in Coral and White from Pink Paislee Color Wash Pad. I added a strip of Coral Cardstock cut with Martha Stewart border punch Scallop dot edged with the Green Cardstock. The image was added and stamped with Birthday sentiment in Memento Green Ink. Finished with yellow
Today I am back with another card to enter at the first ever challenge fromPower Poppy Blog and other challenges for using flowers. The Power Poppy challenge is to be inspired by the photo shown and use at least three out of the four colors highlighted. Choose from shades of purple, orange, yellow or green in your creation and use one of Power Poppy's digital stamps. I used the yellow, green and orange for this design with the Gladiolus digital stamp. I printed the Glads and colored with Copics of oranges, yellows and greens, cut with Nesties oval die, and sponged with Distress Ink Wild Honey. I layered this on Green Cardstock cut with another Nesties die and attached to an embossed base card of Yellow. Added an orange satin bow to finish. All supplies are from my stash. Inside of card shown below uses Power Poppy Verse colored in orange with Photoshop. Challenges: Power Poppy Blog: Details above Simon Wednesday Challenge: Spring Flowers Tuesday Throwdown #195: Spring Blossoms
Welcome to my studio! Today I am showing my card to enter at the first ever challenge fromPower Poppy Blog. The challenge is to be inspired by the photo shown on the left and use at least three out of the four colors highlighted. Choose from shades of purple or orange or yellow or green in your creation! I used the purple, green and orange. You must also use one of Power Poppy's digital stamps. I have used Tulips for this card. I printed the Tulips and colored with Copics of purples and greens and placed on an orange mat, a layer of embossed green card stock, layer of purple and then a card base of light purple. I kept the card simple letting the focus be this beautiful image of tulips.
Supplies: Orange paper is from Fancy Pants paper pad, Other papers from Stash. Cuttlebug EF Victoria.. Copics
I finished the inside of my card with a Power Poppy verse using Photoshop to color the verse. I learned how to do this from Julie's great tutorial about using digital stampshere.
Love all the new Digital Stamps from Power Poppy. You will be seeing more of these stamps in my posts.