Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Pig Day - CTD498

Hi there! I’m hostess this week over on the Color Throwdown site and I chose some fun flamingo colors for our challenge #498.
Since I don’t own any flamingo stamps, I used the adorable Hello Bluebird stamp set Pig Day along with the coordinating Pig Day dies to create a birthday card. I made my card with a clean and simple look using a lot of white and the emphasis on my stamped images. I used a white card base, then I added a panel of white cardstock which I had die cut using the Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables die and then stamped my sentiment in the lower right corner. Next I die cut a circle of white and blended on some crushed olive and tumbled glass distress inks then added that to my card front with foam tape. After that I stamped my images then colored them using Copic markers then die cut them out. I adhered the pig with foam tape and glued on the rest of my images. I added some iridescent glitter to the pom pom on the top of his party hat and some iridescent sequins on my white panel and I was done.
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Hello Bluebird PIG DAY Clear Stamps hbsf003

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Ice Cream Anyone???

 Happy Thursday! Today I’m sharing a set of cards that I created using the new Lawn Fawn stamp set Sweetest Flavor.
 For my first card, I used the Sweetest Flavor stamp set and Sweetest Flavor Lawn Cuts to make a thank you card. To make my card I used a white card base and then added a piece of paper from the Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow paper pack which I die cut using the Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables die. Next I added a horizontal strip of yellow cardstock and adhered both to my card front. After that, I used the same rectangle dies and die cut a piece of white cardstock and stamped part of my sentiment along the bottom. I added my Copic marker colored images in rainbow order, popping up the double scoop of blue raspberry cone with foam tape. I die cut two of the Scripty Thanks in black cardstock and glued them together and adhered that just below the cones. To add a little gloss to the cherry on top of the blue cone, I used some Glossy Accents.
 For my second card, I used most of the same materials to make a birthday card. I used the same Really Rainbow paper pack and the same images but did a vertical card and used the Happy, Happy, Happy stamp set and the coordinating dies. This time I added a lavender strip of cardstock down the center and I used the Stitched Mini Scallop Square Stax die with white cardstock to adhere my ice cream images, popping them up with foam tape. I stamped one of the Happy sentiments and colored it with Copic markers, then die cut two of them then glued them together and stamped my birthday sentiment onto a Fancy Folded Banner.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Wish Big - CTD496

 Hello there!  It’s time for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge
For my card, I used the Lawn Fawn stamp set Elphie Selfie along with the coordinating Elphie Selfie Lawn Cuts. I haven’t used this set nearly enough and had fun making this birthday card. To make my card, I started out with a white card base then die cut a scrap piece of black and white polka dot paper and a piece of aqua mist cardstock using the Outside-In-Stitched Rectangle Stackables. After that I added a strip of black cardstock just below the center. I stamped my Wish Big sentiment onto a die cut Stitched Sentiment Strip in hawaiian shores ink and then stamped the second part of my sentiment in black ink. I had already stamped, colored with Copic markers and die cut my images the other day so I used the Stitched Mini Scallop Square Stax die and adhered them to a white die cut scallop square using foam tape. I had a lot of white negative space in the upper left corner of my card so I die cut the little banners from the Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up die to finish it off and added some yellow Stickles glitter on the birthday candles.
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

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Bee Happy - CTD495

 Good morning!  It’s time for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge. This week we have the colors navy, burgundy and gold.
 For my card, I used the Flora and Fauna stamp set, Bee Kind. I love the happy little bees and illustrated flowers that come in this set. I could have made this card into a shaker card but decide to leave it simple and just go with a shadow box open window. To create my card, I die cut a piece of watercolor paper using a hexagon die and stamped my images and sentiment in black Palette ink. Next I used the hexagon die that was smaller than the one I originally used and I lined it up and die cut my stamped panel again creating a frame. After that, I did some watercoloring to my images, (leaving the stamped images on my frame piece black and white). On my watercolored piece, I also stamped the honeycomb image in harvest gold ink three times and sponged some of that color along all the edges. To add some dimension, I stamped the larger bee onto watercolor paper, watercolored it and die cut it using a small hexagon then added it to the panel with foam tape. I die cut a piece of enchanted evening cardstock using the hexagon die, then glued on the white frame then added foam tape to the backside and adhered it to a white card base then adhered the watercolored hexagon flat to the card right inside. To a touch of sparkle, I added some Icicle Stickles to the large bee wings and some tiny yellow rhinestones to five of the flowers.
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
Rachel Avarado - May Guest Designer

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Flora and Fauna BEE KIND Clear Stamp Set 20164

Memory Box STUDIO HEXAGON LAYERS Open Studio Craft Die 30073