Monday, December 15, 2014

Graphic Squares

I wanted to try something new and I needed a masculine birthday card and this card is a completely different style of card from what I normally create.  I used my square nestabilities dies to cut various sizes of squares and just started laying them out on the card front until I was happy with the design and then I glued them all down.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Vintage Labels
Paper:  Whisper White, Sage Shadow, Bordering Blue, Not Quite Navy
Ink:  Not Quite Navy
Accessories:  Square Nestabilities Dies, Tombow Adhesive

Friday, December 12, 2014

Happy Freezin' Season!

Time for a winter holiday card.  Although I completed all my holiday cards and have them mailed I didn't get a chance to post all of my designs.  This card was created for the October Christmas card challenge.  October's challenge was to make a card for another winter holiday.  Not everyone celebrates Christmas so this challenge was the perfect opportunity to make a winter card and what could be more about winter than a snowman.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Snowman - Inkadinkadoo, Sentiment - Darcie's
Paper:  Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Ink:  Black, Baja Breeze, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Smoky Slate, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories:  Snowflakes Embossing Folder, Scallop Border Punch, Rounded Tab Punch, Paper Piercing Tool, Chocolate Chip Corduroy Button Brad, Frost White Shimmer Mist, Dimensionals

Thursday, December 11, 2014

French Foliage Leaf Cluster

Another birthday card for a co-worker.  To keep the leaves and french text in a vertical line I used my stamp-a-ma-jig.  I use the stamp-a-ma-jig on almost all of my cards and it is one of the most used tools other than my paper cutter.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  French Foliage, Bring on the Cake
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Mellow Moss, Really Rust
Ink:  Really Rust, Mellow Moss
Accessories:  Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Very Vintage Button, Linen Thread, Extra Large Oval Punch, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Vintage Butterfly Birthday

I saw this card on Splitcoast and loved the vintage look of it.  The only thing I changed was the sentiment since I needed another birthday card for a co-worker.

Supplies Used:  
Stamps:  Bring on the Cake
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Everyday Enchantment DSP
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Accessories:  Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Very Vintage Buttons, Linen Thread, Paper Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Cake with Bling

This fancy cake was a birthday card for a co-worker.  I make birthday cards for all of my co-workers and sometimes it isn't easy coming up with different ideas and designs.  I am really making an effort to use my supplies and not purchase new things other than whisper white and very vanilla card stock and embellishments.  I'm hoping to put together some greeting card sets in the new year that hopefully will use up a good portion of my older card stock and designer series paper.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Embellished Events
Paper:  Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Green Galore, Making Memories My Kids Collection Katie DSP
Ink:  Pretty in Pink, Green Galore
Accessories:  Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities Dies, Bitty Banner Framelits, Boho Blossoms Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Dots Embossing Folder, Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Monday, December 8, 2014

Masculine Leaf Trio

I finally have all my Christmas cards completed and mailed so I'm back to my normal posts and since it's Monday we have a masculine card.  The most time consuming part of this card was stitching the leaves.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Occasional Quotes, Hardwood
Paper:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake DSP
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Versa Mark
Accessories:  Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Gold Embossing Powder, Neutrals Brads, Linen Thread, White Thread, Tombow Adhesive, Dimensionals

Friday, November 14, 2014

Last Post for the HYCCT Challenge Cards

I am finally posting the last group of 5 cards I made for the HYCCT Challenges this year.  I hope you have enjoyed seeing all of the cards as much as I enjoyed making them.  It is such a nice feeling to create cards for others.

Minty Elegance

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Lacy & Lovely
Paper:  Whisper White, Mint Melody, Vellum CS
Ink:  Craft White
Accessories:  Stamp-a-ma-jig, 5 Petal Flower Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch, White Lace Trim, Sticky Strip, Mini Glue Dots, Pearl, Frost White Shimmer Mist 
Challenge:  Create your own background paper
Miss You

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Ain't Love Grand
Paper:  Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Welcome Neighbor DSP
Ink:  Black, Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy, Blush Blossom, Smoky Slate
Accessories:  White Bakers Twine, Oval Nestabilities Dies, Baja Breeze Pleated Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals
Challenge:  Hope Soars! (something that takes off)
Tilted and Embossed Layers 

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Blooming with Kindness, French Foliage, Petite Pairs, Canvas
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Dusty Durango, More Mustard
Ink:  More Mustard, Dusty Durango, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Oval Punch, Spritzer Tool, Dimensionals
Challenge:  Tilted Layers (one or more tilted layers)
Always You

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Express Yourself, Banner Blast, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Ink:  Real Red, Coastal Cabana
Accessories:  Bitty Banner Framelits, Banner Punch, Paper Lace Doily, Coastal Cabana Stretched Ruffled Ribbon, Rhinestone, Sticky Strip, Tombow Adhesive
Challenge:  Sweetly Romantic
Peter Rabbit

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Uptown Ribber Stamps - Christmas at Home
Paper:  Very Vanilla
Ink:  Palette Burnt Umber, Various SU Markers
Accessories:  White Gel Pen
Challenge:  Another Year in the Books (inspired by favorite children's book)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Group # 6

Here are the next 5 cards I created for the HYCCT Challenges.  Only one more day to go.

Emboss Resist Silhouettes
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Serene Silhouettes, Pursuit of Happiness 
Paper:  Whisper White
Ink:  Black, Versa Mark, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron 
Accessories:  White Embossing Powder, Post-it Notes
Challenge:  Any Resist Technique
Bokeh Fall Leaves

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Sincere Salutations
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Ruby Red, More Mustard, Old Olive, Watercolor
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Craft White, Black Staz-on
Accessories:  Aqua Painter, Oval Nestabilities Die, Square Lattice EF, Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Designer Natural Button, Linen Thread, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals
Challenge:  Bokeh Technique

Cheerful Bright Blossoms

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Bright Blossoms, Itty Bitty Banners
Paper:  Whisper White, Black, Ballet Blue
Ink:  Black, Ballet Blue
Accessories:  Circle Nestabilities Dies, Bitty Banners Framelits, Lattice Chain Punch, Black Gingham Ribbon, Black Pearls, Dimensionals
Challenge:  Use Black, Blue, A Sentiment, Circle Layer, Round Gem
Antique Wild Roses
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Elements of Style, I Like You
Paper:  Watercolor, Very Vanilla, Naturals Ivory, Soft Suede, Pretty in Pink 
Ink:  Versa Mark, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Clear Embossing Powder, Watercolor Crayons, Aqua Painter, Top Note Die, Spritzer Tool, Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon, Pearls, Dimensionals
Challenge:  Thanks x 2 (combine 2 mediums and express thanks or gratitude)
Party Penguin
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Birthday Whimsy
Paper:  Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Black, Summer Sun, Tickles DSP 
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Owl Builder Punch, Small Oval Punch, Modern Label Punch, Circle Nestabilities Dies, Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, White Bakers Twine, White Gel Pen, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals
Challenge:  Use at least 1 pink balloon

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Almost done - Group #5

I'm almost finished posting all of the challenges.  After today only two more groups to go.

Sparkling Teacups
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  None
Paper:  Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Pattern Love DSP
Ink:  Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, So Saffron
Accessories:  Dreamweaver Stacked Teacups Brass Stencil, Translucent Embossing Paste, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Dots EF, Pink Satin Ribbon, Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals 
Challenge:  Spread it Around (use embossing paste)
Framed Tres Chic
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Tres Chic
Paper:  Whisper White, Black, Green Galore, Acetate
Ink:  Black Staz-on
Accessories:  Deco Labels Framelits, Stylized Flowers EF, Green Acrylic Paint, White Grosgrain Ribbon, American Crafts Plastic Flowers, Fire Circle Brad, Dimensionals
Challenge:  Get Smooshed (acrylic smash technique)
Inky Butterfly
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Papillon Potpourri, Vintage Verses
Paper: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder
Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Black
Accessories:  Apothecary Accents Framelits, Paper Lace Doily, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Platinum Ink, Stylus, Spritzer Tool, Rhinestones, Mini Glue Dots
Challenge:  Get Inked (drip or spray ink)
Balloon Full of Love

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Ain't Love Grand
Paper:  Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Patterns Love DSP
Ink:  Black, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Creamy Caramel, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Rectangle Frame EF, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Pink Ribbon, Dimensionals
Challenge:  Show Me the Love (no "love" word)
Tissue Paper Flower

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Occasional Quotes
Paper:  Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Rebecca DSP 
Ink: Black, Pretty in Pink
Accessories:  Circle Nestabilities Dies, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Tissue Paper, Scallop Circle Punch, White Seam Binding Ribbon, Brad, Dimensionals
Challenge:  Use Tissue Paper

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Group #4

Here is group number 4 of the cards I made for the HYCCT Challenge.

Step Up for the Cake

 Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Embellished Events
Paper:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry
Accessories:  Oval & Scallop Oval Nestabilities Dies, Rhinestones, Rich Razzleberry Ribbon, Dimensionals 
Challenge:  It's Time to Step Up
Soft Felt Flowers
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Whimsical Words
Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  Vine Street EF, Flower Fusion Too, Silver Brads, Mini Glue Dots
Challenge:  Soft & Cozy (use fabric, felt, etc)
Washi Tape Trees

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  None
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: None
Accessories:  All is Calm Washi Tape, Tree Punch, Decorative Dots EF, All is Calm Snowflake, Lost Lagoon Ribbon, White Bakers Twine, Dimensionals
Challenge:  Stampless
Sail Away

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Sail Away
Paper:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake
Ink: Black
Accessories:  Paper Snips, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Dimensionals
Challenge: All That Binds Us (bind the spine of the card)
Aged Postcard

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Winter Post, French Foliage, Ageless Adornment, Morning Meadow, Postage Collection
Paper:  Naturals Ivory, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves 
Accessories:  Chocolate Chip & Old Olive Twill Ribbon, Leaf Straight Pin (JoAnn's) 
Challenge: Keeping Connected (connect the elements on the card)

Monday, November 10, 2014

Group #3

Here are the next 5 cards I made for the HYCCT Challenge.

Hokey Pokey Penguins

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Penguin Paradise, Smarty Pants
Paper:  Whisper White, Orchid Opulence, Marvelous Magenta
Ink:  Black, Various SU Markers
Accessories:  Bloom Dot EF, Trio Flower Punch, Dew Drops, Dimensionals
Challenge:  Laughter is the Best Medicine

Thinking of "U"

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  For the Birds
Paper:  Naturals White, Red Glimmer
Ink: Black
Accessories:  Memory Box Classic Lower Case Alphabet Dies, Heart to Heart Punch, Red Gingham Ribbon, Dimensionals 
Challenge:  Somethings Missing
Supportive Chicks
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Cheep Talk, For the Birds
Paper:  Whisper White, Yoyo Yellow, Green Galore, Pink Passion 
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise, Pink Passion, Only Orange, Yoyo Yellow, Green Galore, Lovely Lilac, Black 
Accessories:  Scallop Border Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Pearls, Dimensionals
Challenge:  Chicks Stick Together
Warm and Fuzzy Scarf
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Bundle Up, All Year Cheer I
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red
Ink:  Real Red
Accessories:  Snowflake EF, Square Lattice EF, Fancy Fibers Brights, Rhinestones, Paper Snips, Dimensionals 
Challenge:  Warm Fuzzies (warm colors and something fuzzy)
Song Birds

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Of the Earth
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Really Rust, Creamy Caramel, Tempting Turquoise
Ink:  Really Rust, Creamy Caramel, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories:  Finial Press EF, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Square Punches, Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, Dimensionals 
Challenge:  Heart Song

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Next Group of Challenge Cards

Yesterday I posted 5 of the cards I made for the HYCCT (Hope You Can Cling To) Challenges for 2014 so today I'm posting the next group.

Christmas Cheer

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Endless Wishes
Paper:  Whisper White, Ski Slope DSP
Ink:  Baja Breeze, Old Olive
Accessories:  Staples, Rhinestone Brads, Lucky Limeade Bakers Twine, Dimensionals
Challenge:  No Adhesive (except to attach to card base)
Two Flowers

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Fabulous Florets
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Pink Passion, Lavender Lace
Ink:  Pink Passion, Lavender Lace, Certainly Celery
Accessories:  Framed Tulips EF, Scallop Border Punch, Banner Punch, Paper Snips, Dimensionals
Challenge:  Two by Two, Side by Side (and had to use pink & purple)
Teddy Bears Squared


Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Rainy Day Bears by Darcie's
Paper:  Whisper White, Yoyo Yellow, DCWV Mat Stack
Ink:  Black, Various SU Markers
Accessories:  Square and Scallop Square Nestabilities Dies, Paper Snips, Dimensionals
Challenge:  Teddy Bear for my Sister (use a teddy bear)
Sweet Stuff

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Very Punny
Paper:  Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Apricot Appeal, Gable Green, Ballet Blue, DCWV Summer Glitter Stack
Ink:  Black, Pretty in Pink, Apricot Appeal, Gable Green
Accessories:  1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Scallop Border Punch, Bluebird Grosgrain Ribbon, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Dimensionals
Challenge:  Spoonful of Sugar (sugary treat)
Teachers are Heroes

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Pencils - Lockhart Stamp Co.
Paper:  Whisper White, Black, Really Rust, Creepy Crawly DSP
Ink:  Black, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories:  Oval and Scallop Oval Nestabilities Dies, Scallop Border Punch, Oval Punch, Gold Brads, Dimensionals 
Challenge: My Hero

Friday, November 7, 2014

Busy Time of Year!

I'm not sure how many of you know, but for the past 5 years Splitcoaststampers has partnered with the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas for a month long card drive to benefit those affected by breast cancer.  If you would like more information click this link.  I have been participating each year and truly enjoy the challenges.  I did not get the opportunity to post each card separately this year so I thought that I would post a few cards each day for the next few days.  I won't go into much detail on each card but I will post supplies used.  Enjoy!


Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Pun Fun
Paper:  Whisper White, Regal Rose, Basic Gray, KI Memories DSP
Ink:  Black, SU Markers: Going Gray, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Black
Accessories:  Paper Snips, Basic Gray Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals
Challenge:  Paper Tole

You Light Up My Life!


Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Aviary, Mini Mates
Paper:  Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Ice Cream Parlor DSP
Ink: Black, Versa Mark 
Accessories:  Clearlits Scallop Rectangle, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Black Embossing Powder, Daffodil Delight Pompom Trim, Black Chain, Dimensionals
Challenge:  Shine On (convey light)
Pink Vespa
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  On the Grow
Paper:  Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Patterns Love DSP
Ink:  Black, SU Markers: Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Smoky Slate, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, So Saffron, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities Dies, Scallop Border Punch, Dots Embossing Folder, Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals 
Challenge:  Hold onto Hope (handle)
Floating in the Pool


Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Sunny Fun
Paper:  Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange, DCWV Summer Stack
Ink: Black, Various SU Markers
Accessories:  Boho Blossoms Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Cloudy Day Embossing Folder, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals
Challenge:  Hope Floats (something that floats)
Stacked Presents

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Happy Moments
Paper:  Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, KI Memories DSP
Ink:  Black, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery
Accessories:  Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals
Challenge:  Stripping Down (use up strips of paper to create a background)

Friday, October 3, 2014


I saw this card by Michelle Zindorf and thought I would give her technique a try.  I made an A2 card instead of a square card but kept the same basic layout.  I need more practice on the direct to paper technique, but all in all I think it turned out pretty nice.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Pleasant Poppies
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Black, More Mustard, Dusty Durango
Ink:  Black, So Saffron, More Mustard, Dusty Durango, Old Olive, Always Artichoke
Accessories:  Versa Mark Pen, Clear Embossing Powder, Dusty Durango Ribbon, Dots Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Birthday Bliss

I made this card for a very good friend and I'm finally getting around to posting it.  This took me about 3 hours to create.  It isn't the putting it together that takes time, it is all the little elements that have to be created before you can even begin to assemble the box.  It was difficult trying to get a photo that captured all of the elements and also showed all of the dimension.  I'm still not happy with the photo but this does show all of the little elements that were put into creating this piece of art.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Starburst Sayings, Birthday Bliss
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Crisp Cantaloupe, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Birthday Basics, DSP
Ink:  Versa Mark, Crisp Cantaloupe, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Gold Embossing Powder, Starburst Framelits, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, Owl Builder Punch, Cupcake Builder Punch, Merry Minis (ornament) Punch, Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, Raspberry Ripple Stitched Ribbon, White Bakers Twine, Acetate Strips, White Gel Pen, Tombow Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Christmas Banner

The September 2014 Christmas card challenge was to incorporate the "chalkboard" technique on a card.  Instead of using black card stock I chose to use always artichoke card stock.  It is dark enough to get the chalkboard effect but is green in keeping with a traditional Christmas color.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Sidekick Sayings
Paper:  Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Silver Glimmer, Wintergreen DSP
Ink:  Craft White
Accessories:  White Embossing Powder, Various Star Punches, Banner Framelits Dies, Silver Cord, Silver Mini Brads, Dimensionals

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fresh Flowers

Another quick birthday card for a co-worker.  This stamp set was sitting on my work table so I went with it, then I dug through some of my discontinued card stock for colors to use and this card is the result.  I think the color combination is really fresh.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Petal Parade, Bring on the Cake
Paper:  Whisper White, Mint Melody, Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy
Ink:  Mint Melody, Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy
Accessories:  Edgelits Finishing Touches, Frost White Shimmer Mist, Rhinestones

Monday, September 29, 2014

Wonderful Weaves

I went digging through some of my older stamp sets to come up with something different for a masculine card and saw this set called "Wonderful Weaves".  The images remind me of fabric that would be used for a man's sport coat.  I inked up the images and spritzed them with water and then stamped them onto some watercolor paper. I'm not sure if I should have used more water or possibly wet the watercolor paper first but I was afraid that I would end up with images that were blurred or just big splotches of color.  I'll have to experiment more with this technique.  I do like how the card turned out and overall I'm pleased with the result.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Wonderful Weaves, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Paper:  Watercolor, More Mustard, Old Olive, Not Quite Navy, Black
Ink:  More Mustard, Old Olive, Not Quite Navy, Black
Accessories:  Small & Large Star Punches, 1/4" Circle Punch, Spritzer, Dimensionals

Friday, September 26, 2014

Single Snowy Tree

The August 2014 Christmas card challenge was to include a torn paper edge in the card.  I knew that I would use whisper white card stock as my torn paper edge to represent snow drifts but I wanted to keep the card simple because I really don't want to have to pay extra postage when I mail my Christmas cards.  Once I had the tree embossed I added the snowflakes using white craft ink to create a soft snowfall effect.  The snowdrifts looked a little lackluster so I added some dazzling details to the torn edge to give it a little sparkle.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Warmth & Wonder, Festive Favorites
Paper:  Whisper White, Bashful Blue
Ink:  Bashful Blue, Versa Mark, Craft White
Accessories:  White Embossing Powder, Dazzling Details, Pearls, Dimensionals

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Banner Birthday CASE

I needed a card for a friend and I didn't have a lot of time so I CASE'd a card I saw in the idea book and catalog. I changed the colors but kept the same basic layout.  I created a similar card using different colors that you can see here. 

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Itty Bitty Banners
Paper:  Whisper White, Green Galore, Sahara Sand, Sassy DSP
Ink:  Green Galore, Sahara Sand, Perfect Plum
Accessories:  Stamp-a-ma-jig, Bitty Banners Framelits, Green Galore Grosgrain Ribbon, Vintage Violet Stitched Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Wooden Skewer

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Warm Winter Wishes

The July 2014 Christmas card challenge was to take an element(s) inspired by the 4th of July and incorporate it into a card.  I used red, white and blue and I also added a little bit of sparkle (inspired by sparklers and/or fireworks) by adding some rhinestones.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Bootiful Occasions
Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Sizzlit Large Delicate Doily, Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Circle Nestabilities Die, Paper Snips, White Gel Pen, Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Monochromatic Blossoms

The main flowers for this card are from a hostess set called "I Like You".  The images lend themselves well to embossing on colored card stock and then coloring them in with various coordinating shades of markers to achieve a shaded effect.  I don't own any of the blendabilities but was able to achieve a good effect using the regular Stampin' Up markers.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  I Like You, Express Yourself
Paper:  Whisper White, Regal Rose
Ink: Versa Mark, Regal Rose, Rose Romance, Blushing Bride, Certainly Celery, Old Olive
Accessories:  White Embossing Powder, Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Dimensionals