Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hummingbird Nectar


Hi everyone!  It is not only Tuesday today but also the last day of the month.  I'm not sure that I'm ready for summer to be over just yet although fall is my favorite time of year!  Today's card was inspired by this week's OWH Stars and Stamps Sketch Challenge #32.  The beautiful Hummingbird Vase is a digital image from Bugaboo Stamps.  I paired it with this awesome A Day In The Life patterned paper from My Minds Eye Magnolia Collection.

Hope you have a fabulous day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Hummingbird Vase (Bugaboo Stamps)
  • Paper: Chocolate Chip, PTI White, Turquoise and Stripe Patterned Paper (A Day In The Life from My Minds Eye Magnolia Collection)
  • Ink: Copics YG13, BG18, E47, YR14, YR18
  • Other: Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Large Gems, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Daisy Flower Vase


Hi everyone!  Hope you are having a great weekend so far!  We took in the Minnesota State Fair this weekend and had a blast!  The weather was perfect, the food delicious and the entertainment absolutely fabulous!  Those of you from Texas and the surrounding area will know how much a treat it was for us to see country music singer, Jeff Allen.  He made his first appearance at the state fair this year.

As for today's card, the Daisy Vase is a cute digital image from Bugaboo Stamps.  It is hard to tell in this photo but I used my new Atyou Spica Pens to highlight the flowers.  I won the Spica Pens from my good friend Shelly, My Creative Rumblings, during her one year anniversary blog hop.  Since I made this card I've had more time to play with the pens and have to say they are awesome to work with!

I wanted to embellish this card with just the clear buttons but couldn't figure out how to attach them without the adhesive showing through so I ended up backing the buttons with cardstock.  To hold the cardstock in place I punched the button holes then threaded the buttons with some DMC White.

Hope you have a fabulous day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Daisy Vase (Bugaboo Stamps)
  • Paper: Riding Hood Red, Pink Passion, PTI White and Rainbow Sorbet Patterned Paper (BasicGrey Lollipop Shoppe Collection)
  • Ink: Copics Y11, BG05, G14, R29, RV17, RV34
  • Other: Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Clear Buttons, DMC White, Scallop Edge Punch, Atyou Spica Pens, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Send In The Clown


I'm really enjoying this cute Flower Girl Clown digital stamp from KLM Digital Designs.  My first card was bright and bold so this time around I decided to go with soft and subtle colors.  The patterned paper has some beautiful flowers in it although it is hard to tell in this photo since I covered them up with my image!  I didn't have any little flowers in a coordinating color so I got creative and colored some PTI White cardstock using the copic marker to match her dress then punched them out using a flower punch.

Hope you have a great day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Flower Girl Clown (KLM Digital Designs)
  • Paper: Spring Rain and White (Papertrey Ink), So Pretty Floral Patterned Paper (My Minds Eye, Kaleidoscope Collection)
  • Ink: Copics E00, E11, E13, YG13, B91, B93, R20, R32, R35
  • Other: Ticket Corner and Flower Punches, Kaiser Rhinestones, Paper Flowers, 3/8" White Grosgrain Ribbon, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Hanging On


At the Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week we were challenged to use some form of distressing!  I not only inked the edges of the three cardstock squares but also distressed the background paper using Sandy Allnock's Wax Resist Background Tutorial.  Although I completely forgot to crinkle the wax paper first my background turned out wonderful!!!  The cute little kitten Hanging On for it's dear life is a digital image from the Digi Doodle Shop.

My card base is Old Olive layered with a slightly smaller piece of PTI then the distressed background made using PTI White and Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  The three squares are 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 pieces of distressed Real Red cardstock.  I wrapped white organdy ribbon around the distressed background and taped the ends down on the back side.

The image measures 3 1/4 x 2 3/4 and was printed on PTI White then colored in using copic markers.  I paper pierced around the edges then layered the image on to a slightly larger piece of Old Olive cardstock before attaching to the card base with mounting tape.  To embellish the card I added a bow made with white organdy ribbon and two flowers punched from Real Red cardstock using the Trio Flower Punch.  To add a little sparkle I finished off the card by adding a red gem in the center of each flower.

Hope you have a wonderful day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Hanging On (Digi Doodle Shop)
  • Paper: Old Olive, Real Red, PTI White
  • Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Copics E34, E37, E44, E47, R46, R89, YG93, YG97
  • Other: Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Organdy Ribbon, Trio Flower Punch, Gems, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A Trio Of Flowers


Happy Tuesday, everyone!!!  Today's card was created for this week's OWH Stars and Stamps Sketch Challenge #31.  I love this sketch because the shadow layers are off center and fill up lots of space on the card.  One of the things I struggle with is white space so I tend to fill up the card base as much as possible.

Today's card base is Night Of Navy layered with a slightly smaller piece of PTI White then pink cardstock.  The shadow layers are 1 3/4 x 3 3/4 Night Of Navy layered with a slightly smaller piece of paper pierced Ferris Wheel patterned paper.  The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on PTI White using the Sketch Flower Trio stamp and colored in using copic markers.

I paper pierced around the edges the layered the image on to a slightly larger piece of Night Of Navy cardstock before attaching to the card base with mounting tape.  To embellish the card I added a tiny white bow on the flower vase and some gems along the edge of the shadow layers.

Hope you have a wonderful day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Sketch Flower Trio (Hero Arts)
  • Paper: Night Of Navy (Stampin' Up), PTI White, Pink Cardstock (DCWV) and Ferris Wheel Patterned Paper (Basicgrey, Aged and Confused Collection)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics R20, YG93, B95, B99
  • Other: Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Gems, Ribbon, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Just For You... Goldilocks


This week Michelle Perkett Studios meets Operation Write Home (OWH) and team up for an awesome challenge on the OWH Stars and Stamps blog as well as the Michelle Perkett Studios challenge blog.  For my card creation today I used Goldilocks and paired her up with some lovely purple patterned paper from DCWV.  Goldilocks is available as a freebie for a limited time along with Mary Margaret on the OWH Stars and Stamps challenge blog.

My card base is Kraft layered with a slightly smaller piece of DCWV purple cardstock then PTI White.  The patterned paper is also from a DCWV paper pack I picked up at JoAnn's years ago and was cut 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 then angled so that only the edges of the PTI White are showing.  The shadow layer is a 3 1/4 x 2 1/2 piece of Kraft cardstock.  I wrapped organdy ribbon around it and taped the ends down on the back side.

The image measures 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 and was printed on PTI White then colored in using copic markers.  I layered the image on to a slightly larger piece of dark puple cardstock before attaching to the card base with mounting tape.  The sentiment was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black using the Just For You stamp from Hero Arts.  To embellish the card I add two buttons threaded with DMC White.

Hope you had a great weekend!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Goldilocks (Michelle Perkett Studios) and Just For You (Hero Arts)
  • Paper: White and Kraft (Papertrey Ink), Cardstock and Patterned Paper (DCWV)
  • Ink: Copics RV91, RV93, RV95, V06, E00, E43, E44, E47
  • Other: Organdy Ribbon, Buttons, DMC White, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Frankie the Football Player


Although I'm not a huge football fan, I had lots of fun playing with this little Football Player from KLM Digital Designs!  Of course, since I live in Minnesota my husband insisted that I color the little boy as a Vikings fan!!!  Would love to create a card coloring the little boy as a Packers fan... after all Brett Favre has been playing for the Vikings lately.  Wonder how well that would go over with my husband, LOL!!!  I'd love to hear what colors you'd use on your little football player!!!

My card base is a half sheet of brown Bazzill cardstock folded in half.  Next I added three strips of Yoyo Yellow cardstock each measuring 1 1/2 x 3 down the right side of the card which is supposed to resemble a football field although my husband doesn't think so since the paper is not green and lacks the white numbers.  Will have to try that on the Packers fan card right!  Over these strips I layered a 1 1/2 x 5 1/2 strip of Elegant Eggplant then a 1/4 x 5 1/2 strip of Yoyo Yellow on the outer edge.  This layout is really great for using up those scraps laying around.

The image measures 2 1/2 x 4 and was printed on PTI White then colored in using copic markers.  I paper pierced around the edges then layered it on to a slightly larger piece of that brown Bazzill cardstock before attaching to the card base using mounting tape.  To embellish the card I added two small brown buttons on each strip of  Yoyo Yellow cardstock.

Hope you have a great day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Football Player (KLM Designs)
  • Paper: Brown (Bazzill), Yoyo Yellow, Elegant Eggplant (Stampin' Up) and PTI White
  • Ink: Copics Y08, B34, V17, E00, E43, E44, E47
  • Other: Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Buttons, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Pansies, For You


Are you ready for another challenge with the Digi Doodle Shop's Best?  I hope so because this week ANYTHING GOES.  Yep, that's right... anything goes so follow me on over to the Digi Doodle Shop's Best and enter that gorgeous creation, you know you want to! 

My card creation today was made using the Pansies digital stamp from the Digi Doodle Shop.  I'll let you in on a little secret... I'm totally addicted to flower images, LOL!!!  The awesome layout was inspired by this week's OWH Stars and Stamps Sketch Challenge #30.

The card base is Wild Wasabi layered with a slightly smaller piece of PTI White then Real Red cardstock.  The Real Red was embossed using the Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder.  Next I wrapped 3/8" White Grosgrain Ribbon around a 1 1/4 x 5 1/2 strip of Wild Wasabi cardstock and taped the ends down on the back side.

The image was printed on PTI White then colored in using copic markers.  I punched all four corners with the Ticket Corner Punch then paper pierced around the edges before layering on to a slightly larger piece of Wild Wasabi cardstock.  I added a small copper brad in each corner before attaching to the card base with mounting tape. 

The sentiment was stamped on PTI white in Memento Tuxedo Black using the For Every Occasion stamp set then punched out using the Designer Label Punch from Stampin' Up.  To further embellish the card I added a bow made with the same White Grosgrain Ribbon and finished it off with a button threaded with DMC White.

Hope you have a beautiful day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Pansies (Digi Doodle Shop) and For Every Occasion (CTMH)
  • Paper: Wild Wasabi, Real Red and PTI White
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copics E55, E57, Y08, R46, R59, YG17, YG67
  • Other: Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder, Designer Label and Ticket Corner Punch (Stampin' Up), 3/8" White Grosgrain Ribbon, Button, DMC White, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Small Copper Brads, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Hummingbird Vase


I'm a HUGE fan of sketch challenges and so happy I've had time to participate in a couple lately. Today's layout was inspired by the sketch challenge at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays. I left off the smaller layer in the lower right corner because I made the shadow layer too big and ran out of space!  The Hummingbird Vase is a digital stamp from Bugaboo Stamps. This is my first digital image from Bugaboo Stamps and I really like how easy it is to color. I paired the Hummingbird Vase with this beautiful A Day In The Life stripe and turquoise patterned papers from My Mind's Eye Magnolia collection.

My card base is Chocolate Chip layered with a slightly smaller piece of Turquoise then distressed Stripe patterned paper. The shadow layer is a 2 1/2 x 4 piece of Turquoise patterned paper layered with a slightly larger piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock.  It is hard to tell in the photo but I wrapped grosgrain ribbon around this piece and tied the ends down on the back side. I then made a bow with the same ribbon and attached it in front using glue dots.

The image was printed on PTI White then colored in using copic markers. I rounded the corners then layered it on to a slightly larger piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock. The metal photo hangers are from Stampin' Up's Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware. I attached the photo hangers then added the grosgrain ribbon before attaching the image to the card base with mounting tape. To further embellish the card I added two large gems on the shadow layer.

Hope you have a fabulous day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Hummingbird Vase (Bugaboo Stamps)
  • Paper: Chocolate Chip, PTI White, Stripe and Turquoise Patterned Paper (A Day In The Life, My Minds Eye Magnolia Collection)
  • Ink: Copics YG13, BG18, E47, YR14, YR18
  • Other: Edge Distresser, Gems, Grosgrain Ribbon (Stampin' Up), Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware (Stampin' Up), Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Sunday, August 15, 2010

You Make The Grade


Many of the challenge blogs are featuring Back To School challenges this month so I thought I'd make a card with this cute Pure Innocence "You Make The Grade" stamp set from My Favorite Things.  The layout is from this week's sketch challenge over at Alice In Wonderland.

For the card base I used PTI Spring Rain layered with a slightly smaller piece of PTI White.  The patterned paper is So Pretty Floral from My Minds Eye.  I distressed the edges then made faux stitching using my Black Glaze Sakura Pen.  It is hard to tell in the photo but I wrapped black crochet lace around the PTI before attaching it to the card base with mounting tape.

The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on PTI White and colored in using copic markers.  I paper pierced around the edges then layered on to a slightly larger piece of PTI Spring Rain before attaching to the card base with mounting tape. 

The sentiment was stamped on PTI White using Memento Tuxedo Black then I cut out the words and attached the first two on the black board and the last two below the image.  To embellish the card I layered paper flowers and added a White Pearl Flower Accent in the center.  I also added three Kaiser Pearls below the sentiment.

Hope you have a wonderful day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: You Make The Grade (My Favorite Things)
  • Paper: White and Spring Rain (PaperTrey Ink) and So Pretty Floral (My Minds Eye)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics E00, E11, E13, R32, R35, B93, B95, G8
  • Other: Black Glaze Sakura Pen, Edge Distresser, Crochet Lace, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Flowers, White Pearl Flower Accent (Accent Creative Designs), Kaiser Pearls, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Flower Girl Clown


Hi everyone!  I'm bouncing off the walls with excitement to share today's card with all of you because I love this Flower Girl Clown acrylic stamp from KLM Digi Stamps.  This card is the first of two I've created so far using this stamp and have to say that this card was my favorite until I made the other and now I love them both, LOL!!!  The little flower girl clown is just so darling and it doesn't matter what color combination I use to color her... she just keeps getting cuter.

My card base is Riding Hood Red layered with a sligthly smaller piece of Tempting Turquoise then Rainbow Sorbet Patterned Paper and a 1 1/2 x 5 strip of Pink Passion finished with my scissors on one side.  The image measures 2 1/2 x 4 1/4 and was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on PTI White then colored in using copic markers.  I paper pierced around the edges then layered the image on to a slightly larger piece of Riding Hood Red cardstock before attaching to the card base with mounting tape.  To embellish the card I wrapped grosgrain ribbon around the Tempting Turquoise and added a bow in front finished off with a white pearl flower acrylic embellishment.

Hope you have a great weekend!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Flower Girl Clown (KLM Digi Stamps)
  • Paper: Riding Hood Red, Tempting Turquoise, Pink Passion, PTI White and Rainbow Sorbet Patterned Paper (BasicGrey Lollipop Shoppe)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copics E00, E11, RV04, R46, YG97, BG05, BG09
  • Other: Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Grosgrain Ribbon, Pearl White Flower Embellishment (Accent Creative Designs), Corkscrew Paper Edge Scissors (Fiskars), Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Poppy by Daisy's Digi Doodles


Hi everyone!  Welcome back for another Digi Doodle Shop's Best weekly challenge.  This week the challenge is FLOWERS and the gals on the design team are mixing things up a bit by creating cards using our favorite floral digital image from this week's sponsor, Daisy's Digi Doodles!  How fun is that!!!  I couldn't resist creating a card with this beautiful Poppy image and have to admit I have more images colored waiting to share with all of you!  Hope you dig out your favorite floral image and play along for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate from Daisy's Digi Doodles.

My card base is Basic Black layered with a slightly smaller piece of PTI White then Real Red Dotted Patterned Paper followed by a diagonally cut strip of Certainly Celery.  The image measures 2 1/2 x 3 3/4 and was colored in using copic markers.  I paper pierced around the edges then layered it on to a slightly larger piece of Basic Black cardstock.  I wrapped organdy ribbon around the image and tied a bow in front before attaching to the card base using mounting tape.

Hope you have a great day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Poppy (Daisy's Digi Doodles)
  • Paper: Basic Black, Certainly Celery, PTI White and Real Red Dotted Patterned Paper (Stampin' Up Patterns Pack)
  • Ink: Copics G82, G94, R29, R59
  • Other: Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Ribbon and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Monday, August 9, 2010

Flower Pot


Hi everyone!  Today's card was created for the OWH Stars and Stamps Sketch Challenge #29.  This is the second card I've made using this lovely patterned paper so don't go thinking that you are imagining things!  I have to admit the layers on my first card are much lovelier!  The flower pot is a free digital image from Fred, She Said.

Today's card base is Mellow Moss layered with a slightly smaller piece of Cranberry Crisp then Memories Polka Dot Patterned Paper.  The shadow layer is a 2 x 5 strip of Mellow Moss cardstock finished on the bottom using the corner rounder punch and two medium gold brads.

The image measures 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 and was colored in using copic markers.  I paper pierced the edges then layered on to a slightly larger piece of Cranberry Crisp cardstock before attaching to the card base using mounting tape.

That's it for today, thanks for stopping by!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Flower Pot (Fred, She Said)
  • Paper: Mellow Moss, Cranberry Crisp, PTI White, Memories Polka Dot Patterned Paper (Wild Asparagus)
  • Ink: Copics Y26, E43, E44, E47, E07, E09, BG93, BG99
  • Other: Medium Gold Brads, Corner Rounder Punch, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Just For You


Hi everyone!  Yesterday I took the day off and hung out with our close friends and their twin girls, Ava and Sophia!  The little girl in this image totally reminds me of Sophia so I couldn't resist making a card with this really cute SUMMER digital image from Sliekje's Digi Stamps.  It is supposed to be 95 here again today which is hot for Minnesota. Normally when it is this hot my husband and I head to Duluth, a beautiful harbor town on Lake Superior.  I love walking along the beach and looking out over the rough blue water.  If we are lucky we may see a ship or two moving through the harbor.

My card base today is Bazzill cardstock layered with a slightly smaller piece of PTI White then various patterned papers from a DCWV paper pack I picked up from JoAnn's years ago.  I punched the corners using the Ticket Corner Punch.  The image measures 2 x 3 and was printed on PTI White then colored in using copic markers.  Sophia has beautiful red hair so I tried to pick a color that resembles her hair yet coordinates with my patterned paper.  I distressed the edges of the image and layered it on to a slightly larger piece of Bazzill cardstock before attaching to the card base with mounting tape. 

The sentiment was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black using the Just For You stamp from Hero Arts.  To embellish the card I layered paper flowers and finished it off with a large rhinestone in the center.  I placed the flower in the upper right corner hoping it would mirror the sun shining in the patterned paper behind her.  A medium rhinestone was added in each of the punched corners.

Hope you have lots of fun today whatever you end up doing!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Summer (Sliekje's Digi Stamps) and Just For You (Hero Arts)
  • Paper: Bazzill Cardstock, PTI White, DCWV Patterned Paper
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copics E00, E11, E13, E15, E43, E44, B23, G82, G94
  • Other: Ticket Corner Punch, Flowers, Rhinestones (Me & My Big Ideas), Edge Distresser, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Rocket Ship


Hi everyone!  Hope you are having a great weekend so far!  Today I have a fun man or boy's card to share with all of you.  The Rocket Ship is a digital image from KLM Designs that I love.  Even my husband got into sharing his ideas for coloring this image!

The card base is Night Of Navy layered with a slightly smaller piece of PTI White then Bowling Shoes Patterned Paper.  Over this I layered Going Gray die cut using my new Jumbo Scallop die from My Favorite Things then a 1 1/2 x 4 strip of Long Underwear Patterned Paper.  Gotta love the names BasicGrey comes up with for their patterned paper.  Both these patterned papers are from the Boxer Collection.

The image measures 2 1/4 x 4 1/4 and was colored in using copic markers.  I paper pierced around the edges then layered the image on to a slightly larger piece of Night Of Navy cardstock before attaching to the card base using mounting tape.  To embellish the card I added two buttons threaded with DMC White.

Hope you have a great day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Rocket Ship (KLM Designs)
  • Paper: Night Of Navy, Going Gray, PTI White, Bowling Shoes and Long Underwear Patterned Paper (BasicGrey Boxer Collection)
  • Ink: Copics C2, C4, R08, B93, B99
  • Other: Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Jumbo Scallop (My Favorite Things), Buttons, DMC White, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Calliopsis Flowers


Wow, I can't believe it's Thursday again already which means it's time for another DDSB challenge!  This week the Digi Doodle Shop's Best were challenged to create a card using their favorite stamp.  I love all the Digi Doodle Shop images but flowers are by far my favorite.  Choosing just one favorite from all the flowers was impossible so I decided to find a new favorite flower image, one I haven't played with before and then I found it... Calliopsis!

My card base is PTI Dark Brown layered with a slightly smaller piece of PTI White then Yoyo Yellow followed by a 3 x 4 piece of Wild Wasabi cardstock finished on one side using the Eyelet Border Punch.  I wrapped lace then ribbon around the PTI White and taped the ends down on the backside before attaching to the card base. 

The image was colored in using copic markers then die cut and embossed using the Labels One Nestabilities.  To embellish the card I added pearl dew drops in each corner and a beautiful bow finished off with a yellow button threaded with DMC White.

Hope you find your favorite stamp and come play along with me at the Digi Doodle Shop's Best!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Calliopsis (Digi Doodle Shop)
  • Paper: White and Dark Chocolate (PaperTrey Ink), Wild Wasabi and Yoyo Yellow (Stampin' Up)
  • Ink: Copics Y15, Y26, YG63, YG67
  • Other: Eyelet Border Punch (Stampin' Up), Labels One Nestabilities, Lace, Ribbon, Button, DMC White, Dew Drops, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Cranberry Tulips


I love everything about this card... the layout, digital image, color combo and of course the embellishments!  Am I allowed to drool over my own card, LOL!!!  The layout for this card was inspired by the OWH Stars and Stamps Sketch Challenge #28.  The beautiful Tulip is a digital image from KLM Designs.  I titled this card Cranberry Tulips because of the Cranberry Crisp cardstock I used, love that too!

My card base is Cranberry Crisp layered with a slightly smaller piece of PTI White then Polka Dot patterned paper.  The shadow layer is a 1 1/2 x 5 1/2 strip of distressed Cranberry Crisp cardstock.  Next I added three 1/2 x 3 3/4 distressed strips of Mellow Moss cardstock finished on both ends with a small gold brad.

The image measures 2 1/2 x 3 3/4 and was first colored in using Watercolor Wonder Crayons but didn't look quite vibrant enough so I colored over it using my copic markers.  I paper pierced around the edges then layered the image on to a slightly larger piece of Cranberry Crisp cardstock before attaching to the card base with mounting tape.  To embellish the card I made a bow using 3/8" White Grosgrain Ribbon and finished it off with a button threaded with DMC White.

Hope you have a wonderful day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Tulip (KLM Designs)
  • Paper: Cranberry Crisp, Mellow Moss, PTI White and Polka Dot Patterned Paper (Wild Asparagus Memories Collection)
  • Ink: Copics BG93, BG99, E07, E09
  • Other: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Aqua Painter, Small Gold Brads, Edge Distresser, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, 3/8" White Grosgrain Ribbon, Button, DMC White, Glue Dots and Mounting Paper
CHALLENGES:

Sunday, August 1, 2010

I Miss You


Wow, I can't believe how fast this past month flew by!  Already it is August and I'm starting to think about holiday cards!  Not today though, today I want to share with you a card I made inspired by the Friday Sketchers Sketch Challenge #113.  With my image it worked better flipping the sketch upside down.  The Tulip image is one of my favorite from the Digi Doodle Shop and hope you like it as much as I do because there are more cards I've created with it to come, LOL! 

My card base is Real Red layered with a slightly smaller piece of PTI White then Wild Wasabi cardstock.  I wrapped strips of white grosgrain ribbon around the PTI White before attaching to the card base with mounting tape.  The Wild Wasabi was embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder.

The image was printed on PTI White and colored in using copic markers then cut out using my Creative Memories Ovals Cutting System.  The sentiment was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on PTI White using the For Every Occassion stamp set from Close To My Heart and punched out using the small oval punch. 

My large oval punch was too large so I ended up trimming the Real Red layer using my scissors.  To embellish the card I made a bow from more of the white grosgrain ribbon and finished it off with a red button threaded with DMC White.  I also added a pearl dew drop in each corner.

Thanks for stopping by!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Tulip (Digi Doodle Shop) and For Every Occassion (CTMH)
  • Paper: Real Red, Wild Wasabi, PTI White
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copics R27, R39, YG63, YG67
  • Other: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Dew Drops, 3/8" White Grosgrain Ribbon, Creative Memories Ovals Cutting System, Small and Large Oval Punches, Button, DMC White, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES: