September has been very warm for us here in Geneva, IL but Fall is upon us and I'm behind in planning for my Fall/Halloween class next week! This card was inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches found HERE.
STAMPS: Painted Harvest, Burlap, Big on Birthdays INK: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake PAPER: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla OTHER: Layered Circles Framelits, 5/8" Burlap Ribbon
Masculine cards are so hard to make!! No pink or purple, no bling or sparkle. But, at least I found a reason to use this neat tree rings stamp from Stampin' Up. MI'm entering this card in the challenge at Global Design Project found HERE.
STAMPS: Tree Rings, Tin of Cards INK: Versamark, Early Espresso PAPER: Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Copper Foil, retired DSP-name? OTHER: Copper EP, Copper Trim, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Espresso Candy Dots
STAMPS: Tree Rings, Tin of Cards, Vintage Leaves INK: Versamark, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake (stamped off) PAPER: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Adventure Bound DSP OTHER: Leaflet Framelits, Early Espresso EP, Early Espresso Cotton Ribbon
Here is a card for a fun challenge at SUO Challenges which can be found HERE. The theme is Blast from the Past and that makes me think of tie dye....although tie dye seems to be past, present and future! I used a coffee filter, twisted it and rubber banded it just like you would a t-shirt. There are many instructions on the web but HERE is one example. I then used an Aquapainter with three colors of reinkers, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo. I saturated the coffee filter with the ink in three sections making sure the section overlap to create the secondary colors. I showed this to my 13 year old daughter this week and it looks like we will be buying some dies and a t-shirt this weekend:-)
STAMPS: Custom Tee, Big on Birthday, Crazy About You INK: Basic Black, Versamark, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo PAPER: Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, white coffee filter OTHER: T-Shirt Builder Framelits, Happy Birthday Thinlit, White EP, Metallic Enamel Shapes I made a few more, less fussy, tie dye backgrounds to offer at my class this weekend.
Here is a card that was inspired by two challenges. The first is a Back to School theme challenge from the Paper Players seen HERE. My color inspiration was found at Stamps Ink Paper Challenges seen HERE. This is such a fun stamp set to play with! I like the stamps that are designed to "color in" the line art stamps. They provide a different option to watercoloring or coloring with markers. The stamp set and dies give several options for decorating the bike so I made a second card with a bit more going on!
STAMPS: Bike Ride, Teeny Tiny Wishes INK: Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, So Saffron PAPER: Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, So Saffron, Whisper White OTHER: Build-a-Bike Framelits, Artisan Label, Garden Trellis EF, Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon
Look at this fun card made with a new stamp and die set from Stampin' Up! The static picture is not as exciting as the interactive part so I have included a video. So fun! I'm listing this card in the Splitcoast Stampers challenge - Spread Your Wings And Fly. If you have never been to Splitcoast Stampers you have to check out this awesome stamping site by clicking HERE.