Hello, crafty friends! Today I'm excited and honored to be the Tag You're It! Featured Artist for this week! If you've never played along with the Tag You're It! Challenge, I highly recommend you give it a try. It's a fun opportunity to create a gift tag, bookmark or any project that includes a tag.
For my project, I created a winter/Valentine's themed bookmark which I'm going to wrap up with some goodies for the ladies in my bookclub. I used the My Favorite Things stamp set, Hug in a Mug along with the coordinating Hot Cocoa Cups Die-namics. I started out by using the Papertrey Ink bookmark die which I cut from white cardstock. Next I cut a piece of pure poppy cardstock and stamped it with the little heart stamp that comes in the Hug in a Mug set and adhered it to the top portion of my bookmark along with a piece of striped pure poppy designer paper with a white scalloped edge. I used the My Favorite Things Let itSnowflake Die-namicsto cut out a large snowflake and attached that along with my die cut mug. Tucked underneath the edge of my mug, I added a die cut banner using the StitchedSentiment Strips Die-namics which I stamped with part of my sentiment. The sentiment actually is one stamp which I masked off so that I could stamp the top half in black ink and the bottom half in red ink. As a finishing touch, I added red ribbon with a glittery snowflake button and red bakers twine.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you'll take the time to pop over to the Tag You're It! Challenge and play along.
Hello there! I had so much fun creating my ColorThrowdowncard from yesterday that I decided to use the same design and create a few more cards using different colors. I'm trying to build up my stash of cards since my goal this year is to actually mail out cards I make.
The colors I used on the cards I'm sharing today are hibiscus burst, raspberry fizz, royal velvet, simply chartreuse, limeade ice (my card from yesterday lower right corner, lovely lady, hibiscus burst, mint julep, aqua mist) plus summer sun and chocolate chip (SU). If you'd like to view my post from yesterday, you click here.
Good morning! It's time for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge. We've got some pretty colors for our challenge this week which would be perfect for creating some pastel colored Valentine's or in my case a birthday card.
The card I created for this week's challenge was pretty clean and simple with the emphasis on the flowers. I used the Papertrey Ink anniversary stamp set, Painted Petals along with the coordinating dies. The flowers were two step stamping to give them a painted detail. I used lovely lady and hibiscus burst ink on the largest flower and aqua mist ink (stamping off for the main petals then full strength for the detail) on the other two flowers and my sentiment. For the stems and leaves I used mint julep ink. Once I had my images die cut and stamped, I die cut a lovely lady cardstock scalloped frame and adhered it to my white card base. Next I stamped my sentiment and arranged and adhered my flowers, popping up the largest pink daisy with foam tape. To finish off my card, I glued on some iridescent sequins and used some chunky irridescent Stickles on the flowers.
Hi there! I'm up over on the Where CreativityMeets C9blog today for my solo post for this month sharing a colorful card I created using some Concord & 9th products. I hope you'll take the time to pop over and say hello.
While you're there why not join in and play along in our current "Try Something New" challenge?
For my card, I used the fun Lawn Fawn stamp set Milk and Cookies and the Milk and Cookies Lawn-Cuts to create a birthday card. I started out with a white card base, then added a panel of kraft cardstock ,which I stamped with kraft ink, the cookies and faces from the set. Next I added a horizontal strip of pure poppy cardstock and a thinner strip of pure poppy striped paper. After that I stamped and colored my images with Copic markers and then die cut them. I added my images to a die cut white & gray rectangle that I had cut using the MFT Inside & Out Stitched Rectangles, popping up the plate with the cookie using foam tape. I adhered the rectangle with my images onto my card front using more foam tape and then stamped my sentiment and two of the cute cookies with faces.
I'm loving the color combo we have for our CTD challenge this week with the yellow, blue and black. So much so that I created two cards using these pretty colors. One of the cards that I made I'm entering into the current Fusion Challenge. For both cards, I used the My Favorite Things stamp set Bold Blooms along with the Thanks & Hello Die-namics.
For my first card, I used the MFT Diagonal Stripes stencil and turned the stencil so the stripes were vertical and stenciled on some basic gray ink onto basic gray cardstock and adhered it onto my card base. Next I used one of the Stitched Scallop Basic Edges and die cut a piece of white cardstock. I also die cut a daffodil yellow Hello from the Thanks & Hello dies and blended on some mustard seed distress ink along the bottom. After that I stamped and die cut all of my flowers and bits using the Bold Blooms Die-namics and added some dimension to them by doing a little Copic marker coloring on some of the flowers. I stamped the flowers in daffodil delight and marine mist and the leaves in basic gray. After arranging my flowers, I adhered them onto my white die cut piece, popping up the large yellow flower and then added foam tape to the back of my white Stitched Scallop Edges piece before adding it to my card base. To finish off my card, I added some black rhinestones, one on the large yellow flower and three scattered around.
For my second card, I basically repeated most of the steps from my first card except I changed my layout.
Hello, crafty friends! I hope you're doing well. It's time for a new Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge! This month's challenge is Try Something New which could be anything from trying out a new technique or like my post today some new products.
The members of the Where Creativity Meets C9 design team were lucky enough to be given some New products from this month's release. Angie & Greg (the owners of Concord & 9th) were so sweet to surprise us with these fun new products. I was sent, the new Love Notesstamp set and Love Notes Envelope dies. Two of the dies in this set once cut, create a mini envelope with lots of possibilities for different closers, cut-outs and ways to dress it up including using the Love Notes stamp setwhich coordinates.
For my first Love Note, you can see in the pictures above and below, I die cut a white cardstock envelope, then die cut a closer tab and stamped using the xo xo's along the bottom front and along the back flap. I stamped the xo's in pink passion and pixie pink ink then blended on some pixie pink ink on top. I also stamped the Love Note on the back flap and a pink heart on the closer tab. Next I die cut the little tag and bow from the die set and stamped my For You in black ink and glued on the little bow and tied up my envelope with black & white bakers twine. For the note inside, I used a piece of pixie pink cardstock and heat embossed the Hugs & Kisses from the Hugs stamp set, then stamped the xo's again and blended on some pixie pink ink.
For my second Love Note, I die cut an envelope from vellum and used white embossing powder to heat emboss the front (see first photo up top) and back flap with the outlined hearts from the Love Notes stamp set. And before taping the envelope together, I die cut a closer tab. For my inside card, I used another piece of pixie pink cardstock and stamped the xo's on an angle in pixie pink ink, then stamped the To You from Me sentiment on the front in black ink and glued on some silver die cut hearts.
Hello and Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were enjoyable. I'm here with my first card of the year and after two weeks of organizing everything in my craft studio I'm ready to get stamping!
The Color Throwdown Challenge is back for the new year with a brand new challenge and we hope you'll play along. Our guest designer joining us for the month of January is the talented Leigh Penner, welcome Leigh.
For Christmas I received some fun new stamping supplies (I hope you did too) and the My Favorite Things Bold Blooms stamp set and Bold Blooms Die-namicswere the first thing I dove into. Who can resist a pretty floral stamp set?
For my card, I started out with a white card base, then added a black panel which I die cut using a Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle Die-namics and embossed using the Split ChevronCover-up die. Next I die cut two of the thanks from the Thanks & Hello Die-namics, one from white cardstock and one from pixie pink cardstock (SU), blending some pink passion ink along the bottom and glued them together slightly shifted and added it to my card front. After that I stamped my flowers in pixie pink ink (rocking & rolling my largest flower in pixie pink and pink passion) and stamped my stems and leaves in simply chartreuse ink and die cut them all then arranged them and adhered them to my card front, popping up the largest flower with foam tape. To add a bit of sparkle, I added one large silver sparkle rhinestone to the center of my large flower and two smaller ones on background.
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