Thursday, May 21, 2015

Flower Shop Thank You

I made this card for the Paper Players Challenge found HERE.  
The challenge is to make a clean and simple "girly" thank you card.    "Girly" is easy!  Clean and simple is not as easy for me but I like the final result. I made a set of these note sized cards with a matching box and tag to give as a teacher gift.  

STAMPS: Flower Shop, Another Thank You, Petite Pairs, Misc. SU sentiment stamp
PAPER: Irrisistibly Yours DSP, Whisper White, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder, Rich Razzleberry, Window Sheets
INK:  Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss, Soft Sky, Island Indigo, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant
OTHER:  Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Pansy Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Ovals Framelits, Note Cards, Wisteria Wonder Seam Binding, Soft Sky Thick Bakers Twine, Eclectic and Occasions Paper Piercing Template

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Is There No Limit To Your Awesomeness?

 No challenge to enter this time, I just wanted to share a card I made for my son, Nick.  His birthday was this week and I almost bought a card (gasp!) because it's hard for me to make masculine cards....let alone for a teen boy.  I couldn't bring myself to buy one (after all, I am saving us money by making all of our cards 😉) so I just decided to dive in and it give a go.  I'm not sure he was as impressed with the card as he was with the gift inside but I like the final result. I used the bouncing brayer technique and sectioned my cardstock into 12 sections. I had wanted to use a vellum panel for the sentiment but I didn't like how messy the "pivot" point looked where all of the colors met.  So, I made a second version of the card by just sponging on the colors.  

Now, on to the cards....

STAMPS: Big News
PAPER: Whisper White, Basic Black, Vellum CS
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry
OTHER: Brayer, Sponges

Friday, May 8, 2015

Golden Peacock

I've been away from stamping regularly these past couple of months.  First, getting the house ready to sell, then keeping it ready to show meant a couldn't pull out every one of my papercrafting tools and leave them strewn about my desk top.  Apparently I cannot get anything created unless I have every inch of my work space covered with paper, ink, ribbon, tools and usually one cat!  Well, now that we have a buyer for our house and moving day is still about a month away (I don't have to pack a thing in a corporate relocation!)  I'm determined to participate in a few more challenges. I wanted to make a card that is rather simple and quick, not a lot of layers, cutting or coloring.  When I get back to Illinois I may want to start having classes again. I've learned from my past that I'll need at least one easy card per class or I'll have to ask people to bring their sleeping bags with them!  This card was made for the Retro Sketches challenge found HERE.  

STAMPS: Perfect Peacock, Lots of Thanks
INK: Gold Encore, Midnight Muse 
PAPER: Pink Pirouette, Blackberry Bliss, Midnight Muse
OTHER: Gold embossing powder, Antique Brads