Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Bear Feel Better Card

Welcome to my card blog! Today I'm sharing this Bear Feel Better Card for inspiration at the Cardz 4 Guyz challenge. We would love for you to play along with this weeks challenge to create a masculine card using something that starts with the letter B. I figured a bear holding a bandage would work! The image is from Stamp Fairy which is sadly no longer available. I colored the image with my Copic markers. All patterned papers are by Little Yellow Bicycle from the Fern & Forest paper pack. The sentiment stamp is from the Sassy Salutations stamp set by Stampin' Up! I added some twine and used the bitty banner punch with some candy dots for detail. That about sums it up.

Click here to see the brilliant letter B inspired creations from the design team. We hope to see your card in the gallery!

My Bear Feel Better Card is entered into the following challenges:

Monday, June 29, 2015

Furry Friend Sympathy Card

Yesterday my parent's Great Pyrenees, Puffy, passed across the rainbow bridge. She was a wonderful dog and lived long past her life expectancy at seventeen years old. My parents raise sheep and she was their keeper and our family friend. She will be greatly missed!!!

To create this Furry Friend Sympathy Card, I used the Tall & Skinny sketch #404 at Mojo Monday. All patterned papers are by DCWV and are layered onto Very Vanilla by Stampin' Up! This card is 3.5" x 6". The sentiment stamp is from the Kind Words stamp set by Verve Stamps. I added some twine and that was it! The patterned paper did all the work on this card.

My Furry Friend Sympathy Card is entered into the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Neutral Flower Hello Card

It's been awhile since I've made a card using only neutral color tones. So this afternoon I sat down and created this Neutral Flower Hello Card. The layout is from this weeks sketch by Nance Leedy at The Paper Players challenge. I used the You've Got This stamp set by Stampin' Up! and patterned paper from the Go Wild designer series paper stack. The flower was stamped and fussy cut twice. Once on Whisper White cardstock and then on Tip Top Taupe cardstock. The white layer was cut a little generous and the taupe was cut right on the black line. Then they were adhered together. This made the flower stronger and helped to highlight the stem against the patterned paper and lace. Using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and Sahara Sand ink, I added some splatters directly onto the patterned paper. To get the black circle elements, I used a large lid from embossing enamel with black ink. The white circle was stamped with Sahara Sand ink and the Hello from the Crazy about You stamp set was added in black. A little Tip Top Taupe lace ribbon layered with another strip of patterned paper secured with three staples to the right. Using several dimensionals the flower was adhered on top at a slight angle. I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day! 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Best Day Ever Card


Hello! Last night I was inspired to create this Best Day Ever Card from the sketch challenge CCMC361 at Create with Connie & Mary. It's a challenge to only use Stampin' Up! products and they always have wonderful inspiration. My friend, Joanne James at The Crafty Owl, made a lovely card using patterned papers from the Pretty Petals paper stack. I decided that was a fabulous idea and selected two coordinating papers from the stack. I love the colors in this collection!!! The stamp set used is new and is called Birthday Blossoms. I punched the flower using the pansy punch and colored it with the discontinued Blendabilities Calypso Coral markers. To pull in more green, I used Old Olive twine. That's it! I would also like to enter this card at the Sister Act anything goes challenge. Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Violets and Polka Dots Card

Sometimes you just have to make a card using your favorite colors and things, so that's what I did. Purple and Green are my favorites and I love zebra patterns, polka dots and violets. The layout for this Violets and Polka Dots Card comes from the Stella Says Sketch challenge #310 at the Catch The Bug Blog. On the green side I debated over using gingham or polka dots but decided to play along at Cards und More to use dots. The zebra paper is from The Paper Studio and the green is from the Amy Tangerine collection by American Crafts. I colored the violet image by Bugaboo digital stamps with my Copic markers and used a circle die cut for the shape. The white off center scalloped border is by K & Company and the final detail was adding the three candy dots. I decided not to use a sentiment on this card to keep it open to several possible occasions. Well, thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!   

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Watercolor Wings Card


There is nothing like inking up a new stamp set, especially one with beautiful butterflies!!! Every card I've seen using the Watercolor Wings stamp set added to my excitement about this set. There are so many different color combinations to play with and my Watercolor Wings Card is using colors from this weeks ColourQ #296 challenge. Colours include: Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White. The layout comes from this weeks sketch challenge at Sunday Stamps. Once I had everything stamped I decided the Soft Sky chevron paper looked too clean. I decided to use the Dot Fade stencil by Tim Holtz with Daffodil Delight ink and play along in the stenciling challenge at Tuesday Throwdown. The final addition was the twine and three silver sequins. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Watercolor Wings Card Supplies:
  • Paper: Whisper White and Night of Navy cardstock. Retired Soft Sky designer series paper.
  • Stamps: Watercolor Wings and Watercolor Wash.
  • Inks: Stampin' pads in Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky, Night of Navy and Marina Mist along with Memento Black.
  • Other Stuff: Big Shot, Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies, Dot Fade stencil by Tim Holtz, sponge dauber, silver sequins, twine from The Twinery and stampin' dimensionals.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Lotus Blossom Card

Hello again! I noticed this morning there was only a day left to play along with the color challenge CCMC360 at Create with Connie & Mary, so I hurried into my craft room to make a card. The colors are Chocolate Chip, Smoky Slate and Island Indigo. I decided to challenge myself to make a floral card using the colors. The Lotus Blossom stamp set seemed like a good choice, plus it's sad to say this was the first time I've used it. The supplies used are pretty minimal! I used patterned paper from the Watercolor Wonder dsp and some Island Indigo twine. Besides the stamp set and coordinating inks and cardstock, that's it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!