Friday, July 31, 2015

Casual Thinking of You Card

Happy Friday! It continues to be really hot and humid here in Oklahoma and that gives me a good reason to stay inside. There were three days this week that I didn't even leave my house. I did run a few errands this morning before it got too hot but it got hot really quickly. I'm definitely looking forward to Fall!!!

Okay, enough of my complaining about our weather. Here is a Casual Thinking of You Card I made for my brother-in-law who had an outpatient procedure this week. The colours are from the Just Add Ink Challenge to use: Blackberry Bliss, Smokey Slate, Bermuda Bay and Crumb Cake. I used the Bohemian Borders stamp set, Sassy Salutations stamp set, Bohemian dsp, white embossing powder and Bermuda Bay twine. That's it!

All supplies for this card are by Stampin' Up!. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day! 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Handmade Card with Die D-Lites

This week the Mod Squad Challenge is Anything Goes PLUS a DIE. There are so many beautiful die cuts on the market these days, it makes it hard to choose. My stash had many butterfly die cuts and layering pieces but nothing fancy and decorative. So, I decided to make a couple of additions. This Handmade Card with Die D-Lites was made using two Spellbinders Die D-Lites cut with the Big Shot. The navy fancy accent was made with the Flourish Trim and the white flower is from the Asters and Poppies set.

The colour scheme for this card is from the Colour Me Challenge. This week there is two different choices and I went with: Calypso Coral, Night of Navy and Whisper White (Team Haley). I tried all my Calypso Coral patterned paper options but I didn't like any of them with the navy flourish trim. So, I used the Watercolor Wash stamp by Stampin' Up! for the background. I like the mix of fancy and modern. What do you think?

To complete the card I used a strip of Night of Navy retired patterned paper. I stamped the sentiment using a stamp from the Watercolor Wishes Kit. The last detail was adding the silver sequins. This card is also being entered into the Anything Goes Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks. Thanks for stopping by and come back soon.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Blooming Birthday Card

Good day my crafty friends! I have a quick post to share this Blooming Birthday Card made for the Color Throwdown (CTD353) Challenge. It's amazing that they picked my favorite colors: Purple, Green and Yellow. I love these colors together! The design team did a fabulous job with their inspiration and I'm completely in love with Tammy Hershberger's Card, click here to visit her blog. You can definitely tell my design was inspired by her card.

To create this Blooming Birthday Card I started with watercolor paper and used Purple Twilight Adirondack Alcohol Ink by Tim Holtz. For the lighter purple I diluted several drops of ink into a small portion of 70% Isopropyl Alcohol and used a paint brush over the top of a Happy Patterns Decorative Masks by Stampin' Up!. The mask is part of an assortment of four patterns. Then I used the ink full strength to brush on the darker shade. I wasn't going for perfection and I wanted a messy watercolored look, so the running was fine with me. Then the flower from the Flower Patch stamp set was stamped twice, once using Crushed Curry and once with Daffodil Delight. I fussy cut the center of the Daffodil Delight flower and adhered it to the center of the Crushed Curry flower to give it a little more interest. ( I may have to break down and get bifocal glasses this year. The fussy cutting and small details are getting harder to see! Ugh!!!) The leaves were die cut using Gumball Green cardstock and the sentiment was stamped using Gumball Green ink. The final touches were the silver brad in the middle of the flower and the three silver sequins for some sparkle. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

*All supplies by Stampin' Up! unless noted.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Beach Turtle Card


Hello! It's Tuesday again and time for a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. This week the theme is Something beginning with the letter T. This was the perfect challenge to use a turtle image by Bugaboo and of course it needed to be accented with some twine. I decided to make my card for a younger guy and use bright summery colors. To create this card I used the sketch from Stella Says Sketch (#311) at the Catch The Bug Challenge. The image was colored with Copic markers and I paper pieced the umbrella to give it a subtle pattern. All patterned papers are by Echo Park from the I Love Sunshine Collection. The sentiment was created on the computer and punched with a 1" circle punch then matted with a 1 1/4" circle punch. That's it!

There are lots of crafty possibilities using the letter T and I can't wait to see what you create. Click here for more inspiration from the design team and we hope you will play along. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

My Beach Turtle Card is entered into the following challenges:

Monday, July 27, 2015

Panda Flower Birthday Card

Happy Monday! This weekend I didn't do much crafting. I spent time with the hubby and we enjoyed just relaxing around the house. However, the Color Throwdown Challenge (CTD352) was still on my mind this morning so I sat down and created this Panda Flower Birthday Card.

The layout comes from this weeks Sketch Saturday Challenge. All papers for this card are from Stampin' Up! The bow is recycled from a cat toy that ended up not being safe for our kitty crew and the panda and sentiment stamps are by Crafter's Companion. The image was colored with Copic Markers and below the image panel are three bitty punched flowers accented with candy dots in the center. I really like these colors together and the sketch was just what I needed to get motivated. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

My Panda Flower Birthday Card is entered into the following challenges:
My furry helper found a comfortable spot to take it easy under my craft desk. 


Thursday, July 23, 2015

Coral Butterfly Card

Thanks for stopping by my crafty blog to check out my Coral Butterfly Card! This card was inspired by several challenges listed here:
Choosing my favorite new stamps wasn't easy but I did it! The stamp sets include:
  • Watercolor Wash
  • Butterfly Basics
  • Watercolor Wings
All supplies on this card are by Stampin' Up! The colors include: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Tip Top Taupe, Wild Wasabi, Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral. The lace ribbon in Mint Macaroon blends nicely into the soft sky background and helps provide a little texture. I used the stamp off method often to soften the ink colors. That's it! I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

Cute Snowman Card

Hello crafty friends! There are still plenty of Christmas in July challenges online right now, so I decided to make another Christmas card. This Cute Snowman Card features a digital image by From the Heart Stamps called For the Birds. I just love the little birds perched on the snowman's arms. The image was colored with Copic markers and some Stickles added below the snowman. To accent the snowman's hat I used some white Tulip puffy paint. The layout if from this weeks sketch at Mojo Monday and all patterned papers are from the 25th and Pine paper stack by Basic Grey. To cut the snowflakes I used a Cricut machine with the Christmas Noel Cartridge. Behind the snowman image is a strip of silver glitter tape by Recollections and that sums it up. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

This Cute Snowman Card is entered into the following challenges: