Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Otterly Amazing Card

Hello! I hope all is well in your world today. This afternoon I read the challenge at Simon Says Stamp was to make your own background, so I decided to play along. After finding a couple of masculine challenges at Watercooler Wednesday and Use Your Stuff this Otterly Amazing Card was in the works. The stamp set used is called Otter Friends by Hello Bluebird and I totally feel in love with it the minute I saw it. After coloring the images with Copic markers they were die cut with the coordinating dies. To make the background I used distress inks in Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire. The outer paper started with Sahara Sand cardstock by Stampin' Up! and it was inked with Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap distress inks. Water was spritzed onto the inked papers and some color dabbed away. The heat gun was used to help speed the drying process. A Memory Box die called Underwater Collage was used and the images positioned onto the card. The final addition was the heat embossed sentiment and that's it. I'm also entering this card in the anything goes challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Here is a closer look at these adorable otters:

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Caring Card - TMS #512

The weeks keep flying by and it's Tuesday again! That means the start of another sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches. This weeks sketch was designed by Melissa Craig and I really enjoyed using my patterned paper on this Caring Card. It's a great sketch to use a sentiment as the focal point and I used a sentiment by Print Works called Caring is Everything. The design team has created some wonderful inspiration and we would love for you to join us this week. For all the challenge details click HERE and don't forget to link your card by 8 pm EST on Sunday. Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges entered: Crafty Friends (2 or More Patterned Papers), Creative Fingers (Anything Goes) and Just Us Girls (Sentiment as Focus).

Sketch #512:

Monday, July 15, 2019

Welcome Spring Card

It may be Summer but I'm thinking Spring. I send out more cards in Spring and Fall, so I thought I would work on cards for those seasons. I'm also trying to use the digital images I already have printed and this Spring Friends image by Bugaboo Stamps was perfect to go with the current Stella Says Sketch challenge. After selecting the patterned paper from the Hoppy Easter paper pad by Doodlebug Design the image was colored with Copic markers to coordinate. Some scraps were used for the three banners and the sentiment is from the Woodland Spring stamp set by Newton's Nook. For easy shipping everything was adhered flat and that's it. So glad you stopped by and I hope you come back again soon.

Stella Says Sketch #712:

Friday, July 12, 2019

Newton You're Cool Card

Happy Friday! There are only minutes left to enter the Inky Paws color challenge #101 using red, pink, lime green and light brown. Even though I started my card days ago, it was just finished. There were lots of distractions this week at my house!

To make this card I did some ink smooshing using worn lipstick distress ink and mixed media paper. The green patterned paper is from the Tutti Frutti paper pad by My Mind's Eye and it was die cut using the Newton's Nook Frames and Flags die set. After stamping the image from the Newton's Summer Treats stamp set it was colored with Copic markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Three sequins were added for sparkle and everything was adhered flat for easy shipping. So glad you stopped by!

This Newton You're Cool Card is also entered into the following challenges:

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

10th Birthday at TMS

Happy 10th Birthday to Tuesday Morning Sketches! That's a long time and a lot of sketches over the years. I'm proud to be part of the design team and we have some wonderful inspiration for you this week. We would love for you to celebrate this milestone with us. All you have to do is make a card with the sketch and link your creation by 8 pm EST on Sunday. Click HERE for all the challenge details and design team inspiration. I hope to see your card in the gallery!

To make my card I used distress oxide inks in tumbled glass and mermaid lagoon with mixed media paper. I spritzed it with water several times and used a heat gun to help it dry. Once dry a Folk Art stencil by Plaid called Handmade Charlotte was inked with peacock feathers distress ink. For the smaller circle a portion of the stencil was inked with abandoned coral distress ink and die cut with a stitched die. A sentiment by Close to My Heart was stamped with Memento black ink. Then some twine and candy dots added and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

Challenges entered:

Sketch #511:

Monday, July 8, 2019

Birthday Card with Bugaboo Puppy

Hello! It's late, that means this is going to be a very quick post to share my latest card. This cute puppy image by Bugaboo Stamps has been printed for awhile, so I decided to color it and make a birthday card. The patterned papers are all from the Happy Birthday paper pad by Echo Park (2017) and everything was adhered flat for easy shipping. Three star sequins were added for sparkle and the happy birthday sentiment is from the Perennial Birthday stamp set by Stampin' Up!. That's it! Wishing you a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.

Challenges entered: Catch The Bug (Anything Goes), Creative Knockouts (Birthday Wishes), Simply Create Too (Anything Goes/Patterned Paper Twist) and QKR Stampede (Anything Goes).

Friday, July 5, 2019

Blue Butterfly Note Card

Hello! This year I didn't make any cards for the Fourth of July holiday. I did want to use some patriotic colors, so I made this Blue Butterfly Note Card. Since the floral paper is pretty bold and the colors are strong, I kept it simple. No added embellishments. The floral patterned paper is by Bo Bunny from the Celebrating Freedom paper pad and was matted to a piece of Blueberry Bushel cardstock by Stampin' Up!. The butterfly is also by Stampin' Up! from the Beautiful Day stamp set and it was colored with Stampin' Blends markers in Night of Navy. Using a heat gun and Vintage Pearl embossing powder by Ranger the sentiment was heat embossed. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and come back again soon.

Challenges entered: