Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Soccer Birthday and Cheers

Using the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch! for my grandson's birthday card.



The soccer ball was made by using a circle die cut on a hexagon embossing folder and then coloring in the spots with a black marker.  Stamped the diagonal stripes and matted on black.  Masked and stamped the sentiment on white and die cut, then masked again and stamped the happy above the banner.  Layered onto a white and green polka dot card base.

Next card is for CAS on Friday - Color Me Pretty - use pencils or markers and The Male Room technique challenge - Masking.

CAS on Sunday



First the bottles from Altenew;s Bottleful were stamped and masked.  Then masked all three bottles and stamped the striped background from Concord & 9th.  Removed the masks and colored the bottles with Prismacolor pencils and the caps with a silver marker.  Added the label to the center bottle and layered onto some Gina K Turquoise Sea for the card base.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Just Us Girls #411 - Color Week

It's Color Week at Just Us Girls and Maria has chosen some beautiful fall colors for us!


Come see what our Guest Designer, Linda Snodgrass and the rest of the JUGS Design Team have created with this gorgeous colors!


When I saw these colors, I new exactly what set I wanted to use!  Stamps and dies are from Concord & 9th.  Used some Distress Oxide inks in Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade for the background.  Stamped the piece behind the leaf 3 times, staggering for more shadow effect with Distress Oxide Vintage Photo.  The leaf is many layers of colors of inks and watercolor combining as I went to get the burgundy color.  Used Charcoal Brown cardstock from Gina K for the sentiment and card base.

What do these colors inspire you to create?  Play along with us and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would then make you eligible for a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Autumn Thanks

Playing along with Reverse Confetti using their monthly sketch challenge as inspiration.



Using the tag, tag layer, tag topper, squiggly circle, wheat/leaves die, banner die and thanks sentiment all from Reverse Confetti.  Die cut the leaves from some embossed gold cardstock I've had forever and arranged on the circle.  Stamped the diagonal stripes for the background and found a piece of orange gingham scrap and a piece of orange polka dots in my stash.  Tied a piece of twine on the tag, put it all together and layered onto a charcoal brown card base.

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Double Take

I have 2 cards today for a few different challenges.

First is my clean and layered card for The Card Concept - Weathered Florals



I was inspired by the weathered door and pretty flowers.  The background was stamped with a Concord & 9th background stamp in WPlus9 white ink on kraft.  The flower and sentiment, are both from Altenew.  The flower and leaves were stamped with Altenew inks and the sentiment with Versafine Sepia.  Die cut the branch wreath from a scrap of brown cardsotck and added some Nuvo Crystal Drops to the berry tips.

This next card is for 2 challenges.  Curtain Call - Dreamcatcher


And for Cardz 4 Guyz - Something beginning with the letter "D"

Cardz 4 Guyz Logo


The "D" is dreamcatcher and diagonal.  Stamped the background with brown ink on kraft.  I had to get creative for the dreamcatcher, so I used a squiggle die from Reverse Confetti for my dreamcatcher and added some feathers from WPlus9.  The sentiment, also from Reverse Confetti was stamped in Versafine Sepia and die cut.  Added a little die cut bow to the feathers.

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Just Us Girls #410 - Trend Week

It's time for a Trend challenge this week at Just Us Girls and Bobby has chosen a fun one for us, Block Watercolor Stamping!


With us again this week as our Guest Designer for the month of September is Linda Snodgrass!  Come check out the JUGS Challenge Blog to see what Linda and the rest of the talented Design Team have created using this technique.


I inked up the grid side of an acrylic block with Distress Oxide inks, misted with water and stamped onto watercolor paper.  Die cut the heart then used an embossing folder with stripes on it.  The sentiment from Altenew didn't get a clear impression so I carefully went over the letters with a white gel pen.  Tied a little bow with pink baker's twine.

Play along with us and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would then make you eligible for a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Just Us Girls #409 - Word Week

It's Word Week at Just Us Girls and Lisa has chosen the Word Shoes!


It's a new month and that means a new Guest Designer.  Please join us in welcoming Linda Snodgrass as our September Guest Designer!  Come see all the Shoes created by Linda and the rest of the JUGS Design Team!


Stamped the shoes from Stamplorations in black, red and brown then covered with clear glaze pen.  Stamped the flourishy borders in Memento Gray Flannel.  Added the sentiment from Stamplorations in black.

Come play along with us and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would put you in the running at a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Stripey Birthday

I needed a quick birthday card and the challenge at Fusion Card Challenge was the perfect inspiration!



Stamped the striped piece with Memento Tuxedo Black.  The balloon with Hero Arts Orange Soda Shadow Ink and the birthday with Versamark on black and heat embossed with white ep.
Quick and easy!

Thanks for taking a closer look!