Sunday, April 20, 2014

Whipper Snapper Designs Muddy Pup Card

Today's card is using a stamp from Whipper Snapper Designs called Muddy Pup.  The layout for the card is using Sketch #172 from this week's challenge over at the My Favorite Things blog.  The stamped image was colored with Copics, then I popped up the muddy bits with rolled up glue dots to add some interest.  I also added some Glossy Accents to the nose.  The papers are from the 6x6 pattern paper pack Simple Stories 24/Seven and the flag was die cut using the MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax & Layers.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Animal Antics
My Favorite Things Get Sketchy#172

Here is the sketch...

We are heading back up north from Florida on Saturday, so I will be packing up my card stuff this week.  I am going to try to get out one more card before we go.  If not I will see you in a couple of weeks.  Thanks for taking a look...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Art Impressions Girlfriend Challenge & 2014 Girlfriend Launch

Over at the Art Impressions Blog they are celebrating their launch of the new 2014 Girlfriend stamps.  To celebrate they have a contest to win all four new sets and also a "Best Friends" challenge.  For the challenge you can make any type of project (not just cards), but you need two or more stamped people.  So for my card I am using the Art Impressions image "Power Walkers" & sentiment "110 pounds".  The image was trimmed to a square and then I fussy cut around the arm and shoe to add a little interest.  The papers are from Simple Stories  24/Seven 6x6 pack.  I colored the image with Copics and the sentiment was stamped & trimmed, so it would fit my card.  I die cut the little flags in the top left corner of the card using the My Favorite Things Die-namics Fishtail Stax Layers.  If you get a chance check out the AI blog for a chance to win some stamps - I know my fingers are crossed!

 Thanks for stopping by...

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

PTI - Make It Monday "No Sew Quilted Cards"

Today's card is using the "no sew quilted card" technique from Dawn McVay for the Make It Monday #159 video at Papertrey Ink.  This is a really great look and is really easy to do.  It also is a great way to use up your scraps.  I die cut squares using papers from the My Mind's Eye 6x6 pack called Stella & Rose - Mabel.  I glued them down leaving some blank spaces.  Next I ran it through my die cut machine using the PTI Hexagon Cover Plate to emboss the whole card front.  The sentiment was die cut from the Nestabilites Fancy Framed Tags Two.  The Hello sentiment was from the PTI stamp set Embroidered Blooms.

Here is my card...

 I hope you get a chance to check out the video and try this technique.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Card Using Art Impressions Golden Oldies "Selma & Gladys Set"

The inspiration for this card came from the challenge this week at the Art Impression blog.  The theme is "Getting Girly".  The stamp set I used is from the AI Golden Oldies collection called "Selma & Gladys".  It comes with three sentiments, I used the speech bubbles on the front of the card and the "friends always know just the right things to says" on the inside.  The speech bubbles were fussy cut and then layered on black card stock and cut again to added some dimension.  I colored the gals with Copics added some Stickles to the skirt and blue stripes.  The papers are from My Mind's Eye "Happy Day" 6x6 pack.  I wasn't planning on doing anything else to the card, but it just needed more, so I pullled out the Papertrey Ink Mini Blooms stamp set and cut them out with the coordinating dies.  Then I added Stickles to the edges of the blooms to add more sparkle.  

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Art Impressions Challenge # 132 - Getting Girly
Through The Craft Room Door April 1 - 8 - Anything Goes

Hope you stop by again...