Sunday, August 25, 2013

PTI August Blog Hop Fast Food Color & Sketch Challenge

Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday.  Here we are expecting 90 degree weather, so it's a good day to stay inside and work on my cards!  Over at Nicole Heady's blog for Papertrey Ink today they are having their August Blog Hop.  The theme is a fast food color & sketch challenge.  There are six different sketches and color combos to select from.  To see all the photo and sketch inspirations click here for the link.  For my card I selected the Pastel Layered Cake photo & sketch.  

For the colors I used Stampin Up papers Pretty In Pink, Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight, Bashful Blue and Marina Mist.  Each were die cut using PTI's Birthday Die.  It's a little hard to tell on the photo, but I then stamped each die cut with the coordinating stamp from the Wonderful Words Birthday Set using Stampin Up Illuminate Pigment Ink.  It gives the card stock a shimmery look to it.  The "happy sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Happy Sentiments.  I popped up the Daffodil Delight die cut with pop dots to add a little dimension to the card.

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Art Impressions "Birthday Gal" Front & Back Card

The other day my mom asked if I would make a card for her very good friend's birthday that is coming up in Sept.  The one requirement was that it had to be an Art Impression image.  That wasn't such a hard request, since I have quite a few of their stamps.  I just love their images - they are so much fun.  This card was created for the AI challenge #117 People Parade.  Basically, your card needs a person on it, so I pulled out one of my new Art Impressions stamp called "Birthday Gal".  It's one of their Front & Back stamp series that I received as an honorable mention for one of their challenges.  This was the first time I have done a card like this, so it took a little bit of time to get it together since I used multiple layers.  But I figured out some shortcuts, so the next one will go much faster.  First I colored the images with my Copics.  I fussy cut both the front and back and attached them together so she would fit in the window.  I did the same with the windows using AI's Front & Back "Curtain Window".  The curtains were paper pieced using Ki Metro Garden.  The sentiment was from Papertrey Ink's "Bigger Blooms" stamp set.  The white washed wooden panel on the front of the card was from My Minds Eye Dolled Up.  The banners were made using the Ribbon Banner die from Simon Says Stamp with some papers from my stash.  

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Art Impressions Challenge #117 People Parade
Challenges For Everybody Challenge #27 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #21

Here is my card...

Here is the inside...

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Dutch Dare Challenge #231 Animal Antics

This week's challenge at the Dutch Dare is Animal Antics.  I'm using the really cute image "Puppy Love" from Sweet N Sassy Stamps - our sponsor this week.  Cute animal images always make for fun cards, so I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone does this week.  For my card I colored the image with Copics and added some Antique Linen Distress Ink around the edges.  All the papers are from The Paper Studio called Spoiled Rotten, which I roughed up with a distressing tool.  The ribbon was from Hobby Lobby.

Here's my card...

I hope you have a chance to join us this week...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Whipper Snapper Designs "Kerry Oki" Card

The inspiration for today's card came from the Art Impression challenge blog.  They are looking for dogs or cats on cards this week.  So I pulled out a couple old stamps from Whipper Snapper Designs.  The image is called "Kerry Oki" and the sentiment is "I Woof You".   The image was colored with Copics.  I then colored a second image, fussy cut out the little puffs of fur and popped them on foam tape.  I don't really think you can see that from the photo.  I also added some Glossy Accents to the nose and Stickles to the bow.  The paper is from two different collections Recollections Bold Basics and My Mind's Eye Simply Delightful.  I added some Black Liquid Pearls to the corners of the card.  

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Art Impressions Challenge Blog - For The Dogs & Cats
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes August 13 - 20
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - Challenge# 54 - Anything Goes

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

PTI Make It Monday #128 Stamping Random Backgrounds

I'm back again for another Papertrey Ink Make It Monday.  This week Ashley has a video using small stamps to create a random background.  For my card I am using the Papertrey Ink "Mini Blooms" and the coordinating die set of the same name.  First, I stamped my background using 3 layers of cream card stock that was adhered with removable tape.  I will have the measurements at the end of this post if you are interested. For ink colors I used Stampin Up River Rock, Baja Breeze, Bravo Burgundy and Old Olive.  I used Antique Linen Distress Ink around the edges.  After stamping I took each layer and mounted it on Baja Breeze cardstock.  Make sure when you adhere the layers together that they are going in the correct direction, so your images line up.  The sentiment is also from the same Mini Blooms stamp set.  I added some cream lace around the sentiment and added die cut flowers that I used for the background.  It's really busy, but I think I like it in a funky sort of way.

Here is my card...

For this card you need 3 pieces of cream card stock cut to the following:
2 x 3 1/4
3 x 4 1/4
4 x 5 1/5

Color card stock:
2 1/4 x 3 1/2
3 1/4 x 4 1/2

A2 card - 5 1/2 x 4 1/4

Friday, August 2, 2013

Tiddly Inks Birthday Wishes

I hope everyone is looking forward to the weekend.  We have been running around a lot lately, so it will be nice to just stay home this weekend and get some stuff done around the house.  Today's card uses the Birthday Wishes stamp from Tiddly Inks.  When Simon Says Stamp was having there 20% off promotion this was one of the stamps I purchased.  I think she is really sweet.  She was colored with Copics and I added Stickles to the candles, lace on her dress and the party hat.  The papers were from My Mind's Eye "Hootenanny" , which has some really great birthday papers.  The die cuts were Spellbinders Oval and Labels Eighteen.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Wonderful Words - Birthday Mini Stamp Set and coordinating die of the same name.  I really love this set and it would be a great set for a CAS card with the sentiment as the focal point.  
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes July 30 - Aug 5
Sister Act Card Challenge - Challenge 18 Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - August Birthday Challenge

Well, I've rambled on for quite a bit, so here is my card for today.

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