Sunday, July 24, 2016

Papertrey Ink Stamp-A-Faire - Many Blessings

Hello!  I'm jumping in to share a card for the Papertrey Ink Stamp-A-Faire event that is going on this weekend.  I wanted to stamp yesterday during the day but was busy steam cleaning my carpets and so I didn't get the chance to create this card until late last night.  There are so many fun and inspiring challenges to chose from over on the Papertrey Ink Capture the Moment site and the design team has done a wonderful job of putting together another fun Stamp-A-Faire event.

For my card today, I chose to start off with one of the first challenges which was to choose one of the Master Color Recipe cards and create a card using those colors.  I chose the John William Waterhouse color card with it's pretty muted colors.  John William Waterhouse is actually one of my favorite artist with his romantic paintings of garden scenes, Greek mythology and medieval paintings.  I had started a Pinterest board about a year ago with some of my favorite paintings of his, you can see it here if you're interested.
John William Waterhouse
John-William-Waterhouse-card
I'm combining two challenges with this one card because not only did I use one of the Master Color Recipe cards but I also used Melissa Phillips Floral Impressionism Challenge.  I love Melissa style and her card for this challenge is beautiful.  Melissa's video showing how she stamped, embossed and watercolored her flowers and card was fun and informative to watch so I decided to give it a try.
I used the PTI stamp set Bold Blossoms and stamped them onto watercolor paper and followed Melissa's steps to heat emboss and watercolor them.  I used a piece of watercolor paper for my background which I watercolored using ocean tides, spring moss and gray ink and then stamped with a text stamp from the Ombre Builders set.  Once my background was done, I die cut a PTI scallop frame from soft stone and adhered it to my watercolored background and added my flowers popping up the largest flower with foam tape.  Then I die cut three of the Many Blessings from ocean tides cardstock and glued them together and adhered that to my card and stamped the coordinating sentiment from the Scripted stamp set.  To finish off my card, I used some chunky iridescent glitter around the centers of each flower.
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Funky Cats - (CTD402)

Hello!  It's time for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge and we've got some fun colors for all of us to create with!
For my card I used the super cute and funky My Favorite Things set, Cat-itude to create a birthday card.  I used some wilted violet, tumbled glass, spiced marmalade, crushed olive and a touch of worn lipstick distress ink to watercolor these fun cats along with the background and flowers (who said cats can't be green or purple?).
For more inspiration, check out the design teams' blog links below OR you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and you can see all the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
Kim Singdahlsen - July Guest Designer


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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Posie Hello - (CTD401)

Hello, crafty friends!  Hope your week is going well so far.  It's time for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge and I hope you'll take the time to play along.
For my card I used the My Favorite Things stamp set Pretty Posies and Label Maker Sentiments along with a MFT's hello die.  I started out with a white card base, added a panel of watercolor paper which I sponged with picked raspberry distress ink then splattered with water droplets.  For my flowers, I stamped them onto watercolor paper, die cut them and then watercolored them with my Gansai Tambi watercolors.  Once they were dry I used a Wink of Stella glitter pen on the four main flowers and adhered all of my flowers and leaves to my card front popping up the fuchsia rose with foam tape.  To finish off my card, I adhered my die cut hello, friend sentiment and three iridescent sequins.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams' blog links below OR you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and you can see all the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy


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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Loads of FUN!

Hello!  I've got two fun shaker cards for my post today both using the Lawn Fawn stamp set, Loads of Fun and both using the mood board for the Lawnscaping Challenge #133.
I stamped and die cut several of the pieces from the Loads of fun set, then colored them using Copic markers.  Some pieces I paper pieced using scrap designer paper from my stash but even those I did a little bit of Copic shading for some interest.  
For the inside of each shaker, I adhered two pieces of clothing and some bubbles to the background and added some clear iridescent, pale blue and teal sequins in different sizes as my shaker bits.
These cards were so fun to create, I enjoyed using this new set for the first time and I hope you like what I've created.

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Birthday Tweetings My Favorite Things!

Hi there!  The card I'm sharing today is for the My Favorite Things 10 Year Birthday Celebration, they've added an extra challenge for this month (other than their color & sketch challenge) in which you are to create a card using 10 elements. For example a card that uses 10 colors, 10 die cut pieces or for a 10th birthday or anniversary card.
For my card I used the fun MFT's Tweet Friends stamp set and made a birthday card.  I knew I wanted to use 10 of the bird images from the Tweet Friends set so I used Jennifer McGuire's fantastic time saver tip.  Below you can see the steps I took in doing this but be sure to pop over to Jennifer's blog to see this idea in action and her great video.

 I grouped a bunch of the bird stamps onto an acrylic block, careful to leave space around each stamp. Then I stamped them onto cardstock and arranged the dies on top of each image.
Once the dies were in place, I used Press'n Seal (yes the great stuff you use in the kitchen) and laid a piece over the dies and pressed.  
When you lift up the piece of Press'n Seal your dies come with it and you're able to reuse this piece again and again which enabled me to stamp and die cut a whole flock of these fun birds to use.
So much thanks to Jennifer for sharing this idea and her wonderful talent!
For the background on my card, I used one of the bird cage images and randomly stamped it onto black cardstock using Versa ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.  Then I arranged and adhered my birds which I colored using Copic markers onto my black embossed card front.  I die cut two of the bird cages from white cardstock and glued them together and adhered that along with my sentiment banner and a popped up bird to the center of my card front.
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