Wednesday, July 31, 2013

PTI Make It Monday - Double Backgrounds

Today's card is for the challenge at Papertrey Ink.  This week's Make It Monday, Dawn has a great video on getting more from your stamps by creating double stamped backgrounds.  For my card I used grey cardstock and double stamped using Colorbox Pigment Metallic Silver ink.  I stamped the dots first using a Inkadinkado Polka Dot background stamp.  Next I stamped using the PTI Fancy Flourishes.  The bride and groom were die cuts using PTI's Man & Wife Dies.  The bride's dress was die cut using DCWV Glitter Cardstock.   The sentiment is from PTI's Bigger Blooms set and the die cut flourish was from Simon Says Stamp Allegro Corner.  I then add some small rhinestones for a little bling. 

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Dutch Dare Challenge #227 - Stitches

Summer is just flying by and been really busy.  These last couple of week's I haven't had much time card making.  My brother in law goes to a camp for people with disabilities in July, so last week there was a lot of running to get him there each morning and pick him up.  Next week he stays overnight for a week, so he takes a week worth of everything and it all needs to be labeled.  Once August rolls in things should settle down.  Well, on to this week's challenge at the Dutch Dare.  Our challenge this week is Stitches.  I don't have a lot of space, so I rarely use my sewing machine, but I brought it out for this challenge and also got all my mending done in the process.  Our sponsor this week is Sassy Studio Designs, so I hope you will be able to join us and show us your stitches.  My card uses the Sassy Studio Designs image "Tinkerbell Honey".  I colored her with copics and fussy cut her out.  I used Stickles on the wings and the sentiment is from MFT's "My Favorite Sentiments" set.  The papers are from Ki Growing Garden 6x6 pack that I picked up at Walmart.  I did a zigzag stitch on the blue paper in white thread and a straight stitch on my sentiment piece in green.

Here is my card...

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Dutch Dare Challenge #225 Tic-Tac-Toe

This week the Dutch Dare Design Team is using a Tic-Tac-Toe board for our inspiration.  Our sponsor this week is the Saturated Carnary.  Krista was kind enough to let the design team pick an image for this challenge.  For my card, I am using a really sweet image called "Ava".  I hope you will be able to join us this week.  

 (real or faux)
Card For A Child
Birthday Card

The image was colored with my Copics and then distressed with Antique Linen Distress Ink. The pattern paper was from MME - Reunion and the sentiment was a freebie from a magazine I subscribe to.  The banners were made with the Simon Says Stamp Ribbon Banner.  I added some Glossy Accents to the ballon and buttons on her shoes.  There also are  some Stickles on her bow and layers for a little sparkle.  My first thought was to go with a Birthday card, Distressing & Ribbon, but I wasn't sure if my ribbon banner really would be considered as ribbon.  So it also fits as a Card for a Child, Brads & Birthday Card.  

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
(My favorite embellishments are brads and my new ribbon die - I just think it is fun!)

Here is my card for this week.

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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #300

Today's card is using the sketch from Mojo Monday.  They are celebrating their 300th sketch, so they are celebrating with 30 random draws and some great discounts at online retailers such at MFT & Verve just to name a few.  If you have the chance - check it out.  Here is the sketch for this week.

And here is my card...

 The image & sentiment is from Bugaboo Brats "Best Friends" and was colored with my Copics.  I purchased this as an actual stamp, but they have gone to digis only, so the link will take you to their digi site.  The paper is from Echo Park's "This & That Graceful" line.  The mat was embossed with the Cuttlebug "Floral Fantasy" folder and the fishtails were cut using the MFT Fishtail Flags & Layers Stax.  The bow was made with the MFT Hemp Cord and the  epoxy button was made with the EC Shape Studio using a piece of the same pattern paper pack.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Mojo Monday 300 Celebration - Sketch #300
Addicted to Stamps & More - Challenge #52 Make Your Mark (coloring with markers)
Created With Love - #48 For The Girls

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Art Impressions "Gossip Club"

Well, we finally have a stretch of 3 days without rain.  Last summer we had a drought and this year - rain.  The lawn needs to be cut twice a week, but it's hard to get it done.  The other day it was bright and sunny, so my husband decided to do it.  About a half and hour later it was dark and just poured.  He was soaked - of course, but he was going to finish it no matter what!  For my card this week I am using another Art Impression stamp called "Gossip Club".  I took the time to fussy cut out the image to give them a more dimensional look.  The white table area is adhered directly to the pattern paper.  I then used pop dots in different heights to the ladies to give them even more dimension.  Using the thinest on their bodies and thicker ones on the faces and hair.  The sentiment is from a Totally Stampalicious / Bugaboo set that was available when they still sold actual stamps and the paper is MME "The Sweetest Thing - Tangerine".  

 I am entering this card in the following challenges:
(The 5 or more flowers are my background floral paper)

And I am happy to say my Art Impression card "Cliff" that was posted on June 15th was picked as an Honorable Mention for the Art Impression Masculine card challenge.  Well, I have babbled for quite a bit, but I would like to share a couple of photos of the new fawns this season.  The deer have absolutely killed our bushes this winter, but they are just so beautiful to watch.

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