Friday, March 24, 2017

Orchids for Emmy

Dropping in to show you a card I made for my mother-in-law, Emmy. She is the best MIL, a great role model and she is wonderful with orchids! 

I used the sketch at Fusion Card Challenge found HERE.  The sentiment was stamped on the colored orchid and then die cut out of the panel. I made five more diecuts with plain white cardstock and stacked the diecut before putting back into place. 

STAMPS: Clearly Besotted Thinking of You, Jillibean Soup Prayers
INK: SU Basic Black, Polychromos color pencils
PAPER: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, SU Strawbery Slush, SU Basic Black
OTHER: Jillibean Soup Paryers die, Spellbinders Cirlces and Diamonds EF

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Just Add Orchids

Here is a card I created for the Just Add Ink sketch challenge found HERE.  This is my first time coloring with the Zig Real Color Brush Pens and WOW! They really lay out a lot of vibrant color!  Theses orchids turned out much brighter than I was going for so I left the rest of the card mostly neutral. I tried to color my white taffeta ribbon with the Zig brush pens but the color was not very even so I used my Copic markers to match. 



STAMPS: Clearly Besotted Thinking of You, SU You've Got This
INK: Staz On Black, Versamark, Zig Clean Color Brush markers
PAPER: Whisper White, Watercolor paper, Irresistibly Yours DSP, DSP Patterned paper in Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Gray
OTHER: 3/8" White Taffeta ribbon colored with Copic markers, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Stampin' Up Tasty Trucks

Here is a card I am submitting to the Stampin' Up Only Challenges blog. The challenge is to simply use an item from this year's Sale-a-bration catalog so I made this card with the Tasty Treats stamp set. I love the different treats you can add to the truck window!  I've shown two close-up variations below.  




   The ice cream cones looked funny to me floating in the air so drew a stand to hold the cones.  Then the "cone stand" looked strange to me so I added glue from the Fine Tip Glue pen and smeared in some Pool Party ink with a toothpick.  That was a bit of a fussy detail but the added detail allowed to me sleep that night!

STAMPS: Tasty Trucks
INK: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Peek-boo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Crumb Cake
PAPER: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz, Tasty Treats DSP
OTHER: Fine Tip Glue Pen, Pool Party Thick Bakers Twine

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Valentine Candy Dispenser

Just in time for Valentine's Day!  This candy dispenser is being submitted to two challenges.  The first challenge is found HERE at Stampin' Royalty.  The challenge there is "Anything But a Card."  The second challenge is found HERE at "Just Us Girls" Challenges where we are asked to use the theme of HEARTS.    

STAMPS: Language of Love
INK: Versamark
PAPER: Real Red, Whisper White, Fresh Prints DSP, Gold Foil Paper, Red Glimmer Paper
OTHER: White Embossing Powder, Full Heart Punch, Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit, Label Card Thinlit Die, Coastal Cabana Stretch Ruffle Trim, Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Gold Sequin Trim, Small Heart punch

Monday, January 23, 2017

Swan Love

Just a quick post and quick card to get up in time for the challenges over at Freshly Made Sketches found HERE and TGIF Challenges found HERE

I used the new stamp set Swan Lake and made a mirror image using a piece of Window Sheet.  I then had to go back over the lines with my Basic Black marker


STAMPS: Swan Lake
INK: Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach
PAPER: Soft Sky, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Falling in Love DSP
OTHER: Sweet and Sassy Framelits, Sending Love embellishments, Wink-a-Stella, 3/8" Metallic Ribbon (2017 SAB), gold cording

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Twinkle Lights

This card is inspired by the sketch challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch found HERE.  I love this little die but unfortunately it is only 3.5" long.  I had to piece it together from both sides of the card making this card a bit more tedious than it looks.  I'll have to look around online for a similar die that is longer so I can offer this in my Christmas card class next year.  Does anyone know where I can find a die like this, but longer?


STAMPS: Christmas Pines
INK: Old Olive, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise
PAPER: Crumb Cake,  Old Olive, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Garden Green
OTHER: Spellbinders Twinkle Lights dies, Crystal Effects, 1/4" Real Red Stitched ribbon

Friday, November 4, 2016

Jolly Cookie Cutter Friends

I have some fun cards to share with you this evening.  The first card will be entered in the Retro Sketches challenge found HERE.  I can't take full credit for the saying on the moose and mistletoe card.   I saw "kiss moose" idea on Pinterest, a card by Chris Slogar at 
Buckeye Inklings.  From one Buckeye to another, great idea Chris!

STAMPS: Cookie Cutter Christmas, Jolly Friends, Holly yBerry Happiness, Alphabet Rotary Stamp, Number of Years (banner)
PAPER: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Real Red Co'ordinations, Candy Cane Lane DSP
INK: Staz On Jet Black, various combinations of Baked Brown Sugar, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Old Olive, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette
OTHER: various combinations of the following: Lucky Stars EF, Decorative Dots EF, Elegant Dots EF,  Snow Burst EF, Petals-a-Plenty EF, Triple Banner Punch, Jolly Hat Bulider Punch, Holly Berry Builder Punch, Cookie Cutter Punch, Seasonal Frames Framelits, Christmas Greetings Thinlits, Little Letters Thinlits, Pretty Pines Thinlits, Large Numbers Framelits, Pearls, red sharpie, Whisper White Taffeta ribbon, Whisper White Stitched Satin ribbon