Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Midsummer Night's Dream

This dreamy card was a lot of fun to make. I started with a piece of printed cardstock and a piece of pink vellum paper (both from club Scrap) to use a s my background. I stamped the fairies (Stampland) directly on the vellum and colored them with distress markers. I love how the background images show through the vellum. The sentiment (Stampsmith) was stamped on a scrap of white cardstock and adhered to a backing panel. Everything was adhered to a white card base. The sparkly buttons were added to give a dreamlike appearance.
My card is being entered into these challenges: Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge -- a mid-summer's challenge and Ink on my Fingers Sunday Challenge -- in dreams.

Now Join Hands and Hearts

My daughter needs a wedding card for a friend's wedding. The challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs which is silver and gold and this beautiful dove border die provided the perfect ingredients for a wedding card. Just add the Shakespeare sentiment and a card  is created ready for a wedding celebration.
This card is also being entered in the Addicted To CAS challenge which is celebrate.

Friday, July 18, 2014

12 Tags of 2014 -- July

Tim Holtz's July tag of the month has a theme near and dear to my heart --seahorses in the sea. I have actually had an opportunity to hold one of these adorable creatures; well actually it held my finger with its tail. The background is a combination of distress paint, distress stain, and distress ink (all sold at Classy Cards 'n such).Over the background is an embossed piece of plastic. I actually cut the tag shape from a piece of packing plastic from an embossing folder. Plastic embosses so coolly. The seaweed is cut from kraft core Core'dinations. All of the dies used are from Sizzix. Tim's recipe for sand really worked well. He includes it in his tutorial.
I am also entering this tag into the Classy Cards 'n Such challenge -- a day at the beach.


This weeks Bloggers Challenge is quotes. My card layout is based on the current Mojo Monday sketch challenge.
To make my card I started with a sage card base. I used a Spellbinders embossing die to make the background of butterflies. The decorating panels are Graphics 45 designer paper. I needed spots and dots. My quote is from Quietfire stamps. The quote is from a poster by Karen Salmansohn. I really like this saying.

I am also entering my card into these challenges: Marks Finest Papers Speedy Fox and Friends -- red; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge --spots and dots; and Craft-Dee Bowz -- anything goes with a handmade bow.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Along the Beach

I had a very peaceful afternoon and this card is the result. I love it when I can mix and match stamps from different companies and everything works. My water and sand (both stamped twice), the birds and the sun are all Cornish Heritage Farms stamps. The children playing on the beach are Rogue Redhead Designs stamps. The quote is a Quietfire stamp.
The scene was stamped on watercolor paper. I used distress markers and a waterbrush to watercolor the images. The card base and sentiment panel frame are kraft cardstock.
I am entering this card into these challenges: Kraft Journal -- sun;  Word Art Wednesday -- anything goes; Marks Finest Papers Simple Salutations -- day at the beach; Frilly & Funkie -- cool water; Dies R Us Challenge -- Day at the Beach [spellbinders die].

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Face of a Friend

I was really happy to see this week's theme at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. It is about a face. I have been wanting to use this Andy Skinner stencil for some time now. This was the perfect challenge for it. My background panel is another piece from a recent gelli plate printing. I added a layer of picket fence stain over the print to lighten it a little and then some spun sugar distress stain to bring out the pinks. I used one of Tim Holtz's shadow press words as the sentiment. It was a little hard to stop there, but I was afraid that adding any more elements would detract from the overall effect.  I layered the piece on a black panel and then on a pink card. I really like the effect.

More Christmas in July

This week the challenge at Marks Finest Papers Sketch with a Twist is this sketch with the twist being to create a Christmas card.  City Crafter has the challenge to use chipboard. Sweet and Sassy's theme is Christmas in July.
To make my card I started with a white base card. The layering panel is red cardstock. I stamped the Silent Night music (MFP stamps) on sage green cardstock and cut it in three panels. The deer (Sweet and Sassy stamps) were stamped on white cardstock which was cut into squares with rounded corners. The sentiment was die cut (TH Sizzix) from chipboard. The letters were highlighted with gold Stickles.