Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Be my Love Bug - CTD578

Hello there! I’m hostess for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge and with Valentines Day just around the corner, I thought the colors red, dark gray, light gray and white would help inspire us.
 
For my card I used the Lawn Fawn stamp set Bugs & Kisses and the Bugs & Kisses dies to create a shaker Valentine card. To create my card, I started out by stamping the ladybug and heart images from the set and coloring them using Copic markers then die cut them out. For the shaker, I used the stamp set How You Bean? along with the How You Bean? dies and the How You Bean Shaker  Add-On dies. I stamped the jar and lid, colored the lid, and die cut them out. Next I die cut the jar from adhesive foam twice and adhered them together then I used the solid jar die and die cut the white backing for my shaker and I used the same die to die cut a piece of clear acetate. I glued in the ladybug and heart images to the backing of my shaker, added some red sequins and red confetti and adhered my shaker together. For my background, I used the Outside In Stitched Rectangle dies and die cut a piece of white cardstock which I blended some candied apple distress oxide ink on. After that I used the Simple Stitched Hillside Borders dies and a piece of black gingham Doodlbug Design paper. I stamped my sentiment onto a banner I die cut using the Everyday Sentiment Banners die. I stamped the dotted ladybug trails, adhered the two smaller ladybugs, added my shaker then using foam tape I adhered the two larger ladybugs.
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 see all of the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
Amy Tsurata - January Guest Designer

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Monday, January 27, 2020

Phoebe Alphabet

 Hello, crafty friends! Today I’m up over on the Sunny Studio Stamps blog with a card that I created to highlight the new Phoebe Alphabet stamp set. This stamp set is such a great set to have on hand for either personalizing a card with the recipients name, creating your own sentiment or enlarging a sentiment from a stamp set to create a title like I’ve done with my card today.
To create my card, I not only used the fun Phoebe Alphabet stamp set but I used the adorable new Spring Showers stamp set and Spring Showers dies to create a springtime scene. I started out by stamping two of the characters, an umbrella, some clouds and some flowers from the Spring Showers set and coloring them using Copic markers then die cut them out. Next I die cut a stitched circle and blended on some tumbled glass and faded jeans distress oxide ink along the top half, I also used the raindrop stamps from the Spring Showers set and tumbled glass ink to filled my background with raindrops.  After that, I used the new Spring Scenes stamp set and Spring Scenes dies and stamped, die cut and colored the picket fence/grass image for along the bottom of my circle. For the grass image, I colored it with Copic markers but also blended on some lucky clover distress oxide ink along the bottom edge. 
Next I created my title sentiment by using the Phoebe Alphabet stamp set and the Banner Basics stamp set and Banner Basics dies. The sentiment “Showering” and “You with Love” comes in the Spring Showers stamp set but but I wanted to enlarge the Showering portion for more of a bang and it was easy to do. I lined up all of my letters to spell out Showering onto my banner and used my Misti tool to stamp them out. I adhered my images and banner to the die cut circle, popping up the boy and girl with foam tape and adding double foam tape to the umbrella. For the background panel of my card, I used two pieces of the new Spring Fling paper and die cut them using the Frilly Frames Retro Petals die. I added my die cut circle with more foam tape, tucked in some clouds above the circle and glued on some of the pretty Iridescent Pastel Confetti.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Sweet Birthday Wishes - CTD577

Hi there! It’s time for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge. We’ve got some great new colors and we hope you’ll play along.
For my card, I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Cupcake die to create a “sweet” birthday card. I started out with a white card stock base, then used the Outside in Stitched Rectangle dies to die cut a piece of blue gingham Doodlebug Design paper. Next I used the Stitched Scalloped Circle Frames dies with some white card stock. After that I die cut my cupcake pieces using hibiscus burst, chocolate chip and mint jubilee card stock. I blended on some raspberry fizz ink along the outer edges of the top of the cupcake and some cracked pistachio Distress Oxide ink on the bottom of the cupcake. For the candle I used more mint jubilee card stock and a scrap piece of the blue Doodlebug paper. I adhered my cupcake pieces together, popping up the top layer with foam tape, and added it to my white scalloped circle. Next I used some hibiscus burst card stock and the Scripty Sweet die and die cut it three times and glued them all together for added dimension and adhered that to my card. I used the Simple Wavy Banners dies and the Happy, Happy, Happy stamp set for the second half of my sentiment. Around my cupcake I added some die cut hearts and when I die cut the birthday candle, I used the discarded pieces as sprinkles.
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 see all of the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
Amy Tsurata - January Guest Designer

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Spring Scenes


 Hello! Today I’m up over on the Sunny Studio Stamps blog where I’m sharing a fun card highlighting the new Spring Scenes stamp set and Spring Scenes dies.
To create my card, I used the new Spring Scenes stamp set and dies which are of course fantastic for creating scenes which I’ve done here with my card where I’ve used a few of the adorable images from the new stamp set, Spring Showers. I started out my using the Frilly Frames Retro Petals die and using only the outer stitched frame die to cut a piece of white cardstock which I then blended on some tumbled glass distress oxide ink. Next I stamped my images, I stamped the fence with grass, the trees and butterfly from the Spring Scenes stamp set, the clouds, flowers, butterflies and little girl with butterfly net from the Spring Showers stamp set and dies and the sun from the Sunny Sentiments stamp set and dies. After stamping and die cutting all of my images, I colored them using Copic markers. For the grass I colored with Copic markers just along the fence line and then blended on some twisted citron and mowed lawn distress oxide inks to fill in the rest of the area then stamped the little grass images from the Spring Scenes set. I created banners for my sentiment, one on the top left corner of my card with part of it stamped directly on my background, and another banner for the second part of my sentiment.
Once all of my pieces where complete, I assembled my card by first adhering my stitched blue background panel to my card front, then I added foam tape to my fence/grass piece, the little girl with the butterfly net and one of the butterflies and adhered all of my images.