Friday, April 16, 2021

Exciting News!

Hello there! Today I’ve got some exciting news to share, I was asked to be a guest designer for Papertrey Ink/Ink to Paper for this month and I couldn’t be more thrilled!
For my first card, I used two new products that were just released yesterday, the first is the beautiful new Blooming Thoughts stamp set and Blooming Thoughts dies and the second is the Feathered Friends 10 die set. The Blooming Thoughts stamp set is so soft and pretty and not only has some wonderful sentiments included but can be used in many different ways. And the Feathered Friends 10 die set has such great detail to create a realistic bird or create a bird from your imagination.

To create my card I first die cut the stems from the Blooming Thoughts set and stamped them using enchanted evening, spring rain and simply chartreuse ink. Next I die cut all of the pieces for my bird from spring rain card stock and ink blended on some faded jeans, chipped sapphire, spiced marmalade and ripe persimmon destress oxide inks. For my background I die cut the Ornate Cover Plate in soft stone and adhered it to a piece of soft stone card stock for a subtle background.

Once that was done I stamped my sentiment onto a white rectangle, added a horizontal strip of spring rain card stock, added my stems and adhered my die cut blue bird with foam tape. To finish off my card I added a few iridescent sequins.
Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you’ll pop over to the Papertrey Ink site and check out all of the fantastic new products that were just released!

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Somebunny Loves You! - CTD638

Hello, Hello!! I’m hostess this week over at the Color Throwdown Challenge and I’ve chosen some bright cheerful colors for all of us to create with! I hope you’ll join in and play along, I’d love to see what you create.
For my card today I used a new to me stamp company called Colorado Craft Company and I used the Bunnies & Robin stamp set which is illustrated by Anita Jeram. It was hard to hold back and not order a bunch of these darling stamp sets that Anita Jeram illustrated but I decided to start out with just a few.
To create my card, I started out by using my Misti tool to stamp the large scene stamp from the set onto white card stock. I also stamped the bunnies and bird images and used the Bunnies & Robin dies to die cut them out. Next I colored all of my images using copic markers and trimmed down my background scene. On top of a white card base I added a piece of yellow check Echo Park dots & Stripes paper and a strip of Doodlebug Design blue gingham paper with an edge of scallop. I added my square image with foam tape and glued on my sentiment along the bottom. For a touch of sparkle I added some yellow Stickles glitter on a few 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 see all of the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Effortless Beauties Card Set - CTD636

Good morning and happy Wednesday! Today I have a card set that I created for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge where the colors are blush pink, dark pink and cream.
Once I saw the colors for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge I pictured the card above in my mind. To create my cards I used the Papertrey Ink/Ink to Paper stamp set Effortless Beauties along with the coordinating Effortless Beauties dies. I used the same supplies on both cards.
For my first card, I used the Cover Plate: Vines for the background and used it to die cut white card stock. I stamped all the leaves from the Effortless Beauties set using antique linen distress oxide ink and chocolate chip ink and the smaller bud flowers were stamped in pink passion ink.
To stamp the roses, I first stamped them in my lightest pink, pink pirouette and then using the same solid stamp I rolled the edges of it in pretty in pink ink. After that I inked up the second layer for the rose stamp in pink passion ink and stamped off. Then finally I inked up the same stamp image again in pink passion except I wiped off all the ink on the stamp except for the center of the rose and stamped again. I hope that makes sense, it took a bit longer to stamp each rose but I liked how it gave them some dimension and more color.
For my second card I used the same supplies except I created a horizontal card and instead of used the Vines Cover Plate as it is I cut it apart and used the leafy vines to tuck in around my roses and leaves.
To finish off both of my cards, I used some chunky glitter on all of the roses and added some sparkling clear 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 see all of the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
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Friday, March 26, 2021

You Brighten my Day! - CTD635

Hello! Today I’m sharing my card for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge where I used some Hello Bluebird supplies to create a springtime scene.
To create my card I used the Hello Bluebird stamp set Picked for You along with the Picked for You dies. I started out by stamping my images, die cutting them and then coloring them using copic markers. For my background, I die cut a rectangle using the Outside In Stitched Rectangle dies and then blended on some distress oxide ink in tumbled glass, shabby shutters and antique linen.
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
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Don't forget, you can follow me on InstagramTwitter and Pinterest to see what I'm up to.