Saturday, March 31, 2018

Vibrant Glow of Spring


Hello! Today's card is made with stamps and dies from Gina K Tropical Blooms set.  I used layering stamps with several inks and also copics  to create the Hibiscus flowers and leaves that I die cut.   I adhered the images to a White card stock panel that was embossed with Wicker Weave EF.   Added dots of Red Nuvo Drops and stamped the sentiment with Memento Green ink. Finished with a Bright Coral card base.
Challenges:
Stamp TV: Release Party Challenge-Vibrant Glow- choose your favorite way to color and pick the most vibrant color combination you can from that medium. 
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge: Ready for Spring
Cas-ual Fridays: CFC 196 Spring Fever



Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Primroses and Stripes


Hello!  This card was inspired by the primroses and stripes on the saucer in the Just Us Girls Photo challenge shown below.  I used a old 2010 Flourishes stamp of Primroses designed by Marcella Hawley that I stamped on white CS with Memento Inks and colored with Copics.  I cut the flower with a die that I recently received in a Blog Candy. I created the background on a shimmery pink CS using  My Favorite Things Radiating Rays stencil, versamark, and gold EP.  I decided not to use a sentiment on the front.  
Challenges:
Just Us Girls: Challenge Photo Week #433
Retro Rubber: Challenge 83 Anything Goes.  Flower stamp is 8 Years old.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Black and White Design

Hello!  It's a Black and White kind of day so I made this card for a few challenges.  I used  stamp set that I recently won from Happy Little Stampers called Doodled Flowers and I teamed that up with Tattered Lace dies Twilight Labels which I just received in a Blog Candy that I won.  I thought the designs of the dies and stamps combined well.  I used supplies White and Black Card stocks with Versafine Black Onyx ink and a gem to create the card.  
Challenges:
Allsorts Challenge: #460  Black and White only
Die Cut Diva: Challenge is to make a Project that is Monochrome in Color.
Happy Little Stampers Challenge:  March Anything Goes with Dies




I was thrilled last week to receive a large box of Blog Candy from Audrey.  It was the Mother Lode of all blog candies...filled with dies, stamps, copics,  papers, ribbon, washi tape, flowers, rub-ons, punch, and more.  What a nice surprise! Thanks, Audrey!


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Monday, March 26, 2018

One Layer with Stencil


Time to mail some Easter cards.  I made this for Challenge #367 at Less Is More to make a One Layer Card using stencils.  I used a Tim Holtz stencil Lace Layering to create this with4  Distress Oxide Inks and White Cardstock. Used masking to create the strip of blue.  I stamped the Hero Arts sentiment with Picked Raspberry ink.  I like the mix of colors....like colorful Easter eggs.





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Spring is on the Way

Hello!  Playing with flowers, embossing, and water coloring.  I began this card by embossing a Repeat Impressions stamp Flower Power Background with White EP on watercolor paper and then colored with Distress Oxide Inks using a water brush. (Inks: Broken China, Fossilized Amber, Picked Raspberry,  Cracked Pistachio, Wilted Violet, and Iced Spruce.) Stamped sentiment on vellum and heat embossed with Clear EP...trimmed and attached with vellum tape.  Used a Yellow Card Base and a mat of White CS to finish.
Challenges:
The House That Stamps Built: Inspiration Palette Challenge - M2118 Inspired by colors from the palette.
The Paper Girls Challenge: 148 Embossing.  Used heat embossing for the flowers and sentiment..
C.R.A.F.T.  Challenge:   460 Spring/Easter
Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge: March Anything Goes with Optional Twist Home


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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Love the Stars

Hello! This card was made with stamps and dies from a Hero Arts kit.  I used Distress Oxide inks to create the background on white cardstock and added gold embossed stars and die cut stars from gold metallic cardstock.  The sentiment was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Used card base of black cardstock and a mat of gold metallic cardstock.
Challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown: TT384 Theme Seeing Stars
Cards In Envy: Challenge-No Patterned Paper-used Distress Oxide inks to create background

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

I'm Back with a Card

Hello!  I have been away from card making for a few weeks and trying to get back in the groove to make some cards.  I began by making this one in Black and White with a pop of Peach.  I used GKD stamps and die from Tropical Blooms set. Supplies: White and Black CS, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark, White EP, White Gel Pen, Ribbon, Copics.
Sorry the photo is a bit wonky.....the card is actually cut straight.
Challenges:
Stamp TV: Monthly Mix Challenge: Black and White with a twist-use pop of another color and a bow
Color Throwdown: ctd485 Use combination of Black, White and Peach
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Floral Frenzy

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa