Saturday, January 31, 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015
Hello! The Tag You're It design team is back in action this month and I'm glad to still be a part of the team. Our guest designer for challenge #14 is the talented Debby Hughes. I'm an admirer of Debby's work, her projects always have such a clean and gorgeous look.
For my tag, I used the Mama Elephant stamp set Pandamonium along with the Mama Elephant creative cuts for the tag and die cut hearts at the bottom of my tag. After die cutting two tags, one black with white polka dots and one from white cardstock, I then die cut the hearts along the white tag and then embossed the top half using an embossing folder. Then I masked off the top half of my tag with a post-it note and sponged on some picked raspberry distress ink over my hearts. Once that was done, I used a piece of double sided tape above my sponged area and added some silver glitter. For my sentiment, I used white embossing powder to heat emboss on a small black banner and added that just above the hearts. The last things I added where my stamped and die cut panda, the heart he's holding and a few rhinestones.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
After looking at the Papertrey Ink inspiration photo, I found myself drawn toward the upper right hand corner picture of the paper chain of hearts with roses on them so that's what I tried to infuse in my card. I started out with a raspberry fizz card base, a strip of regal rose and a matted piece of raspberry fizz designer paper. Then I used the Shakers & Sprinkles heart dies and die cut the scalloped border heart out of vellum and the center heart out of a piece of music note paper and heat embossed the edges with gold. I used the Papertrey Ink stamp set The Sweet Life for my roses and leaves and I popped up the music note heart with foam tape as well as the top rose which was stamped with raspberry fizz and red ink. I also used the Keep it Simple: Valentine set and banner die for my sentiment and after stamping my leaves I did a little gold heat emboss on those as well.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Hello there! This week's Crazy-4-Challenges is all about opposites, think black and white, stripes and polka dots, mirror image or for the card I have for today, opposites on the color wheel (blue & orange).
I used the fun Lawn Fawn stamp sets You're a Hoot and Starry Backdrops along with the Hero Arts set Everyday Sayings for my sentiment. I started out with a white card base, then used the star stamp from the Starry Backdrops set with some versa mark ink and clear embossing powder to emboss them where I knew my square cut out window would be. Next I used some peacock feathers distress ink and blended the ink over the embossed stars. I stamped my sentiment on to my white card front after die cutting the square opening and added foam tape onto the back of it and adhered it to my card front. I die cut and stamped my orange owl, branch and leaves and added them into the square opening, popping up the owl with more foam tape.
Monday, January 19, 2015
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Sunday, January 11, 2015
Hi everyone! It's time for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. Our sketch for this week was designed by our own Barbara Anders.
I ended up flipping the sketch for my card and well I had all the colors from creating one of my last cards out on my desk, I created another for the Papertrey Ink Make-it-Monday Challenge #196: Colorful Corners and also used the PTI color inspiration for this month as well. I used the stamp sets Beautiful Butterflies and Bigger Blooms. For the butterfly I die cut some watercolor paper, inked the butterfly up in blueberry then rolled the edges in Hawaiian shores ink then stamped it. After that I added a little water to blend the colors, let that dry and added some glitter.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
We started this month with a clean slate, right? How do you like this “bare” craft room? What you would put in this room? What supplies came to your mind first?
The challenge is to take the first things you thought of (in addition to stamps and paper) and use them on your card.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
For my card, I used the limited edition stamp set Pretty Petals for the flowers and leaves and the circular medallion was from the set Friendly Flowers. I used the set Bigger Blooms for my sentiment (love the font on all the sentiments from this set). I started out with a Hawaiian shores card base, then used a piece of watercolor paper cut slightly smaller to stamp my images. After that I went in with a paint brush, like Danielle shows in her video and added a light wash of color around my stamped images and softened the edges of my flowers and leaves. I added a few silver sequins to give my card some sparkle and mounted it with foam tape to my card base.