5/24/16

Just Because

Hi friends - welcome back for another fun sketch over at Splitcoaststampers! You can see the sketch live tomorrow or catch a sneak peek down below.

Talk about getting all colorful and springy - OOOOO AAAAAHHHHH! :D

Instead of a circle, I used this adorable 'Enclosed Present Stamp and Die' set from Papertreyink; I absolutely love it...and I'm not sure why but I love creating ombre colors for the present die - I've done it time and time again (HERE and HERE are a couple of them), and this time was no exception!



I stamped a cute little 'just because' tag and used MFT's Damask Background stamped 2nd generation in Steel Grey for a fun accent. I die cut the bow a 2nd time, sponged in ombre colors and mounted with glue dots for a tiny bit of dimension.


Hope you join the fun, we love seeing your creations with the sketch challenge!! Have a great week.

Hugs,


WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: PTI Enclosed Present Stamp, MFT Damask Background
Papers: Echo Park. Neenah White 
InkSpun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Barn Door distress inks, MFT Steel Grey
Accessories: PTI Enclosed Present die, twine, SSS sequins

Challenges:
  SC594
  Curtain Call - Birdhouse (I don't have any birdhouse stmaps but that image reminds me completely of spring!!)

5/21/16

Graduations Galore!!

We have tons of friends graduating this year so I've been making lots of cards to give away - I needed one more feminine card and I am IN LOVE with the colors for CTD393 this week - SWOON! My 'light pink' is a bit more peach and it ultimately turned into a crazy combo but I still love it!

Both Laura and Carissa showed partial diecutting this week which I adore but CLEARLY the size of your die at an angle must be able to fit through your diecutting machine...wonder how I would know about that - HA! Laura didn't use a die and that clearly would be easier but I liked the stitched border - live and learn...and try again!

I stamped the 2 medium flowers, masked and stamped the larger one underneath, I colored all the layers with Copics then traced the image with a fine tip sharpie THEN when back and added a bit bolder edge to the right side of all the petals - love how it changes the look just a bit. I probably could have made them even thicker...



See the shimmer - swoon!!
That banner on the right hand side? Yeah, remember when I said I NEVER stamp or adhere anything straight...#truth...had to cover it up with an embossed flag and a couple pieces of washi tape just for fun. The main panel was layered onto a Mama Elephant scalloped die cut from MFT designer paper and PTI Raspberry Fizz. And I have so much designer paper, I pulled a full sheet from a completely different pad and used the full sheet on the inside cutting another scalloped piece, a small border for the bottom and added a thin strip of washi tape.


Some gorgeous PPP sequins and clear wink of stella finish off the card. Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a great weekend!

Hugs,


WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Verve Visual Great Friend and Great Expectations
Papers: PTI True Black, Raspberry Fizz, MFT & MME designer paper, Neenah 110 lb. white, Strathmore watercolor
InkVersaMark, SSS Black
Accessories: Mama Elephant Femme Frames, PPP sequins, Copics, washi tape, Hero Arts white embossing powder, clear Wink of Stella

Challenges:
  ctd393

5/14/16

Gina K + Hero Arts

Hi friends - happy, happy weekend!! I'm up over at A Blog Named Hero with 3 mini tone-on-tone cards...and there is the possibility that I cheated and threw in some other colors on the base layer.
Smiley from Millan.Net

Hop on over and check them out!


Hugs,


WHAT'S IT TAKE?