Friday, July 29, 2016

Art Impressions Sweet Summertime Challenge

My card today is for the Sweet Summertime Challenge at the Art Impressions Blog.  My image, which was colored with Copics is the Art Impressions stamp called Mrs. Ed.  The sentiment is from Printworks called Wishing You a Day and the papers are from the Kathy Davis collections called Fantasy Garden.

Have a great day...

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday - Spritzed Stamps

This week for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday series Melissa Phillips has a video on spritzing your stamps.  I tried a lot of different PTI stamps using this technique until I settled on the Hands of Time stamp set.  I think I was spraying them with way too much water because when I stamped them I ended up with a big blob of colored water.  So I used two different colors of ink and then lightly spritzed the stamp.  There is some pooling of the color, but you also can make out some of the details of the stamp.  The roman numerals I just stamped without any water.  I die cut the hands using the matching PTI Hands of Time dies in a brushed silver card stock to add some dimension.  I embossed the sentiment with silver embossing powder using the sentiment from PTI Graceful Greetings II.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Art Impressions - Anything Goes

I have a birthday card I made using the Art Impressions "Birthday Wishes" stamp set I picked up at Hobby Lobby.  I paper pieced his shirt and colored the rest with Copics.  The paper was from the We R Memory Keepers Chalkboard paper pad.  The celebrate was die cut using the Penny Black Celebrations Dies and the banner was from Simon Says Stamp Ribbon Banner Die.  This card is for the Anything Goes Challenge at the Art Impressions Blog.

Since this set comes with several images & sentiments I decided to use one of the sentiments and the balloons for the inside.

Have a terrific day...

Friday, July 15, 2016

Papertrey Ink - Create Along with Us

This week at Papertrey Ink the theme is to create along with us.  The challenge - to make a card using inspiration from the design team.  The inspiration for my card came from Dawn McVey.  It's a very clean & simple design, but as Dawn posted it has a lot texture.

Here is Dawn's card.

For my card I used the recently released stamp & dies from PTI called Forget Me Not.  This is the first time I have inked up these stamps and I think this is now one of my favorites.  The sentiment was also stamps and dies from PTI called Graceful Greetings II.  I think these are really elegant and will be using these a lot in the future.  I used a vertical striped embossing folder from Stampin Up, which is a little hard to pick up on camera.  Last I added a little bling and some Stickles to the center of the flowers.

Here is my take on Dawn's card.

 Have a great weekend...


Saturday, July 2, 2016

Art Impressions Challenge - Slide On By

Art Impressions is introducing a new line of stamps and dies that makes an interactive slider card.  So for this week's challenge the theme at the Art Impressions Blog is Slide On By.  I really love these new sets they are so cute and the design team has some really wonderful examples.  For my card I looked up different slider type cards on You Tube, since the challenge was to have a slider or some type of hidden feature.  I once again used the Art Impressions Bowling set for all the images & sentiments for my card.  By pulling the ribbon on the right hand side of the card you reveal both the right & left hidden parts of the card.

As you pull on the ribbon both tabs start to reveal themselves.

Here are the tabs fully revealed.  The bowling pins I masked off to create them stacked together.  The bowling ball was one I colored and fussy cut from the image I used on the front of the card. 

Here is a close up of the sliding parts of the card. 

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