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



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

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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