Saturday, April 21, 2018

Loads of Thanks featuring The Stamps of Life

Hello!

I wanted to share a card today:

This fun Flip-it Circle card features some unique shine! The two hearts on the card are actually mirrors!! Look closely in the next photo at the large mirrored heart:


That blue cloud in the reflection is my phone case!!! Too funny! I had to take several pictures to try and capture the mirror without me in it!

Here is the inside of the card:





Thanks for stopping by!


SUPPLIES USED (ALL FROM THE STAMPS OF LIFE):
Patterned Paper, Card stock, Embellishments from Card Kit featuring Banana and Seaglass paper
Sizzix Half Card Panels Die set (Thank you on the front circle)
Epoxy dots (previous card kit)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:


TicTacToe Challenge #044 (Far right top to bottom - add dimension, ink and patterned paper)






















Sunday, April 15, 2018

Thanks a Bunch featuring The Stamps of Life

Hello!

Things have been a bit busy at our house as of late, I am getting a craft room! So I have been tied up with that and work but I did find some time to stamp:


I definitely wanted to play with textures on this card. I recently bought some crepe paper sheets at Michaels as those are super popular right now. They are cut to 6x6 so are a great size for card making.

I added some Stick it adhesive to the back of two pink sheets of paper and ran them through my die cut machine to make the flowers. I then carefully trimmed the light pink flowers and added them on top of the darker pink. This was very easy! I also added some pink epoxy centers.

For my next bit of texture, I die cut a cloud border in white card stock and used that as a stencil to create my clouds.



I added "grass" at the bottom and then began adding the rest of my scene - a cute wheelbarrow that you can fill with different things.



Thanks for stopping by!

SUPPLIES USED:
The Stamps of Life:
Kraft Card stock
Patterned Paper
Green Apple, Kiwi Card stock
Chocolate, Green Apple Ink

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
SSS Wednesday Add Some Texture
4Craftychicks #398 ATG
WAW #330-331 Anything Goes

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Thinking of You featuring Hero Arts

Hi there!

I created this card for the Blog Named Hero Challenge: Use Your Favorite Hero Arts Product:


First, I love Hero Arts so it is impossible for me to choose ONE product from them. But I did try! 

I am a big fan of their My Monthly Hero Kits. I have been getting them since the beginning and have almost all of them. They are beautifully made and filled with lots of fun extras -embossing powder, specialty papers, twine, ribbon, etc. 

This flower is from the April 2016 kit. I have been watercoloring a lot this year and this flower is perfect for it. I chose to use Jane Davenport's Mermaid Markers to color it in.  The pink marker I used is full of sparkle which makes me happy!

You can see the sparkle in this picture (better in person!):

I stamped the flower in Fuchsia Ranger Archival Ink and the stems in Library Green. 
The center was colored with a little yellow watercolor.

I mounted the panel on a piece of pink patterned paper from My Favorite Things and added this to a New Leaf card stock base (Papertrey Ink).

The sentiment was stamped in black on a piece of yellow card stock. The die cut comes from the March 2018 Hero Arts MMH kit. That is popped up with foam dots. 

I added three Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets to finish it off.

SUPPLIES USED:
Hero Arts April 2016 My Monthly Hero Stamp
Hero Arts March 2018 My Monthly Hero Die
Watercolor Paper
Ranger Archival ink: Library Green Fuchsia
Jane Davenport's Mermaid Marker
My Favorite Things Patterned Paper
Papertrey ink New Leaf card stock
Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets


Thanks for stopping by!


Make It Monday # 317 Using Outline Images

Today I wanted to share two cards I made for this week's PTI Make It Monday #317 Using Outline Images challenge:
Stephanie Gold had a great video this week sharing this technique. 

I made these cards by stamping my outline images in Archival Black Ink. I used stamps from Winnie and Walter stamp sets. Then I went back and stamped the solid colors using images from Altenew.

Since I was stamping I decided to make two in warm and cool colors. 


I decided to keep these cards pretty simply by stamping on the card and then adding ribbon to one card:





I think these would be perfect to make multiples for a gift - I might make a set of these to give to my daughter's teacher at the end of the year.

Thanks Stephanie for the inspiration!

SUPPLIES USED:
Stampin' Up Inks: Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, Lemon Lime Twist
Ranger Archival Black Ink
Winnie & Walter: Elsa's Floral, Addie's Garden
Altenew Vintage Flowers
PTI Card stock: Bright Buttercup, Lovely Lady, Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Hawaiian Shore


Have a great day!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:










Monday, April 2, 2018

Floating by with Hot4Balloons from The Stamps of Life

Hi!

I have a card to share I made using The Stamps of Life Hot4Balloons stamp and die set.


How I made this card:

- Sponge background on Bristol smooth card stock (Tim Holtz Distress Blues)
- Stamp small hot air balloons and die cut (Ocean, Midnight and Pumpkin inks)
- Die cut two pieces of the "stitched clouds" in white (TSOL Border Dies) - pop up with foam tape
- Mount to piece of patterned paper (I used the trees paper from TSOL Kindness Paper Pad)
- Card base is Midnight paper
- Add seam binding 
- Die cut rectangle in white and stamp with Ocean and midnight ink, I added orange epoxy stars

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:



Saturday, March 31, 2018

Happy Easter featuring The Stamps of Life

Hi there!

Easter is tomorrow so I wanted to create a few cards for my daughters. Here is one:


How I made this card:

- Create card base (Seaglass card stock)

- Cut patterned paper to 4 1/8 x 5 1/4 (Papertrey Ink Bitty Big Paper)

- Die cut the wreath from Kraft card stock (Hero Arts Fancy Branch Wreath). 

- TIP: Before cutting it I added Sizzix adhesive to the back. I can just pop out any pieces and quickly adhere this intricate die down.


- Die cut Easter in Seaglass (TSOL Easter Sentiments and Dies)

- Die cut banner in white and stamped in Seaglass ink

The eggs were created from the TSOL Blessings Die set. It includes two adorable eggs dies that fit the Blessings Patterned Paper Pad. One sheet of paper includes all these preprinted eggs large and small so that is how I created these. Also, I used a piece of Glitter Paper for the large pink egg.


Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:




Friday, March 30, 2018

MFT Sketch Challenge #378 Oh Joy and Happy Birthday

Hi there!



Here is a card I made for the MFT Sketch Challenge # 378:

How I made this card:

- Cut card base (Bubblegum)
- Cut patterned paper to size ( I used Friends Background Die)
- Die cut sentiment (Oh Joy from TSOL Card Kit)
- Cut three scalloped squares (Bubblegum, Lemonade and patterned Paper)

I added some clear Wink of Stella on the Oh joy sentiment. It comes with the shadow as well as the words. What I love is that the Oh and Joy are two pieces so they are easy to use two colors or separate for another project.

Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering this card in these challenges: