Wednesday, June 20, 2018

CAS Tropical Chic

Thank you CAS(E) this Sketch design team for this awesome sketch!  I love how this card turned out and I’m loving the new colors from Stampin’ Up!  This week’s CAS(E) this Sketch challenge can be found HERE.  

STAMPS: Tropical Chic
INK: Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce, Lovely Lipstick 
PAPER: Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce, Shimmery White, Whisper White
OTHER: Tropical Thinlits, Gold Lame Smooch  

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Stampin’ Up Lilypad Lake

Thank goodness for color and sketch challenges!  Without them I would be at a loss!  I took my inspiration for this card from paper Craft Crew Challenges and Just Add Ink Challenge Blog. Follow the hyperlinks to go to the challenge sites for more wonderful inspiration.  I’m also entering this card in the Paper Players where the challenge is to create a card with birds. 

I used the new Lilypad Lake stamp set and dies from Stampin’ Up to bring this card together.  I just love the heron/egret stamp in this set. When we moved out of Florida in 2008 I was so sad to be leaving behind all of the beautiful water birds. What a delight it was to realize those waterbirds visit Geneva, IL in the summer!  Now, if I could only get palm trees.......

STAMPS: Lilypad Lake
INK: Staz On Jet Black, Flirty Flamingo, Gtanny Apple Green, Pacific Point, Smoky Slate
PAPER: Pacific Point, Lemon Lime Twist, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
OTHER: Lakeside Framelits, Subtle Dynamic EF, Layering Circles Framelits, Gina Marie Stitched Circles dies, Pacific Point Stitched Grosgrain, clear sequins

Monday, June 18, 2018

Clean and Simple Lemon Zest

Here is a quick, CAS card I made for the sketch challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches

STAMPS: Lemon Zest
INK: Lemon Lime Twist, Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove
PAPER, Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, Whisper White
OTHER: Gina Marie Stitched Rectangles die, Neat and Tangled Celebrate die

Waterfront Beach Birthday

Just a quick card to show you today using Stampin’ Up’s Waterfront Stamp set.   I laid all of the background color with the stamps onto a 4 x 5 /4” Watercolor paper panel. After all of the color was stamped I blended it with an Aquapainter. Palm Trees were then stamped after the background was dry.  I used the largest Layering Square die to cut out a portion of the finished panel. The square was mounted on a 3 x 3 Early Espresso panel and “popped up” back in it’s place. 

This card is being entered in the Seize the Birthday challenge blog where the theme is “beachy birthday”

STAMPS: Waterfront, Best Birds
INK: Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede,  Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Island Indigo, Soft Sky, Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist
PAPER: Watercolor, Early Espresso
OTHER: Layering Squares, Burlap Ribbon, Linen Thread

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Stampin’ Up Climbing Orchid

Here is another card I made using the sketch challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch found HERE.  I have a hard time leaving empty space on a card so I used Nuvo Glitter Accents to fill the space.  Now that it is dry I’m thinking I should have left well enough alone!  I’ll put the bottle out for card class and see what my stamping friends decide but this bottle may be destined for the garage sale table.  I’m sure it’s just “user error” and someone can do remarkable things with this Nuvo product.  

On a side note, I’m so sad Stampin’ Up is retiring Tempting Turquoise!  Waaahhhhhh!

STAMPS: Climbing Orchid
PAPER: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Watercolor paper
INK: StazOn Jet Black, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry
OTHER: Orchid Builder Framelits, Black Micron Marker

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Sitting Here with CAS(E) this Sketch

Just a quick post for a card I made with the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch found HERE.  

STAMPS: Sitting Here
INK: Memento Black, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Lovely Lilac, Old Olive, Lemon Lime Twist, Smoky Slate
PAPER: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Painted Blooms DSP
OTHER: Layered Leaves Dynamic EF, Martha Stewart Cornice Edge Punch

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

CAS Flower Burst

I love this die and how easy it is to make a card with a big impact!  I made this card using the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge found HERE

INK: Bashful Blue, Concord Crush
PAPER: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Concord Crush, Watercolor paper
OTHER: Gina Marie Designs Flower Burst Trio, Poppystamps Spectacular Thank You  White Cotton Ribbon, Glitter Enamel Dots