Sunday, May 22, 2016
My first card today is one of many that I will be donating to the Send A Smile 4 Kids charity that donates cards to children who are inpatient in hospitals. I will also be entering it into their latest challenge over at their blog. I started with some pretty burnt orange cardstock from Hobby Lobby and layered on some pretty floral patterned paper from the American Crafts Dear Lizzy Neapolitan 12x12 paper pad. I stamped the adorably Penny Black Nap image onto some Copic friendly cardstock and die cut it using a stitched rectangle die from Gina Marie Designs. I colored the image in using colors to match the paper and then added some clear Wink of Stella glitter pen for some fabulous shimmer and shine. I stamped the sentiment from the Paper Smooches Slang Gang stamp set and added some little black dots all over using a black gel pen. I mounted some more orange cardstock around the focal panel and mounted it onto the card using some 3M foam tape. Love how adorably it turned out and I only hope it will brighten a child's day when they receive it!
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Today's card was created for the latest Color Throwdown challenge. I layered a piece of horizontal gray striped patterned paper from the We R Memory Keepers Simply Spring 6x6 paper pad onto my white card base. I then die cut a white stitched rectangle using a Gina Marie Designs die. I stamped the largest rose from the My Favorite Things MPD Rose Bouquet using Gina K Designs innocent pink and then created a mask. I stamped the two smaller roses in the same color and then stamped the leaves in the stamp set using Memento london fog ink. Once the base layers were on the card I stamped the details of the roses using Gina K Designs passionate pink. For added contrast I stamped the greeting using Concord & 9th's sophisticated script stamp set and Versafine ink in smokey gray. I popped the focal panel up using some 3M foam tape, added a few 4mm and 6mm sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh, and went over the flowers and leaves using my clear Wink of Stella glitter pen for some added sparkle and shine. I hope you like it!
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Today's card was created for the Sunday Stamps weekly challenge. I will also be donating this card to the Send A Smile 4 Kids charity. I loved the idea of creating a little hillside with a bright and happy springtime scene above. I had just picked up the newest magical critter stamps from The Greeting Farm and thought the flying unicorn would be perfect to create my scene. I started with some bright and happy patterned papers from Basic Grey's Hey Girl 6x6 paper pad and layered them onto my card base with some pretty aqua cardstock from Hobby Lobby. I die cut a stitched rectangle panel and added some more of the patterned paper for my hillside. I stamped the unicorn, the cloud, and the little fairy dust behind her and colored the images in using my Copic markers. Once the images were colored I added some clear Wink of Stella to them and popped the focal panel up off of the card using some 3M foam tape. I hope you like it and thank you for visiting my blog!
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Hello and Happy Mother's Day! Today's card was created for my daughter for Mother's Day and I thought I would enter it into the latest Just Us Girls challenge. I kept this one pretty simple because I wanted the butterfly to take center stage. I stamped the smallest butterfly from a Hero Arts stamp set and colored it using various shades of purple Copic markers. I fussy cut the image out and inked around the edges with a Memento tuxedo black marker to give it a nice, clean look. I die cut a small piece of text paper from the Simple Stories Urban Traveler 6x6 paper pad using a stitched die from Gina Marie Designs. I mounted the die cut image straight onto my card panel and stamped the butterfly again so I could get the antennae. I put a mini glue dot in the center of the butterfly and some Stampin' UP foam dimensionals on the wings and mounted the butterfly onto the die cut panel. I added some clear Wink of Stella for some pretty shimmer and then colored a few rhinestones from Recollections purple using my Copics and added them to the body of the butterfly. I stamped Daughter from the MFT Girly Graphic T stamp set and then You're So Beautiful from the MFT Mother's stamp set. I mounted the whole panel onto so pretty purple cardstock from Hobby Lobby and added some faux black stitched lines around the outside edge and called this card done. I hope you like it!
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Today's card was created for the latest CYCI sketch challenge. As soon as I saw this sketch I knew which stamp set I wanted to use. I had just purchased the Your Next Stamp Happy Meal and the coordinating Create A Character stamp sets. I knew the sentiment would fit perfectly in the strip on the sketch and the characters would be perfect for the circle element. I adhered a piece of patterned paper from the We R Memory Keepers Hall Pass 6x6 paper pad onto a white card base. I die cut a circle using more white cardstock using an X stitched die from Gina Marie Designs and adhered it straight onto my card. I cut a long thin piece of white cardstock and stamped the sentiment onto it using Versafine onyx black ink and adhered it onto the cardbase overlapping the circle a bit. I stamped my little characters out using Memento tuxedo black ink and then colored them in using Copic markers. I fussy cut them out, edged them with a Memento dual tip marker for a nice clean look and then popped them up off of the card using some Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. Once adhered I added some clear Wink of Stella to them and some Glossy Accents to their eyes to make them look a bit like googly eyes. I added some black Wink of Stella to the word Supersized and then some black dashed lines around the outside of the card. I hope you like it!