Saturday, August 30, 2014

Art Impressions "Front & Back" Challenge

Today's card is for the challenge over at the Art Impressions blog.  The challenge is to create a card that has a front & back stamped image on the outside & inside of the card.  For my card I am using the Art Impressions Front & Back stamp called Guido.  The image was stamped & colored with Copics.  The papers are from Studio Calico's Here & There 6x6 pack.  The sentiment is from the Papertrey Ink Mini Blooms stamp set.  The opening was done using the Nestabilities Rectangle die.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Art Impressions Challenge #143 Front & Backs
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes 8/26 - 9/1

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Reach for the Stars Card

The challenge this week at the Art Impressions Blog is "Show Off Your Sentiments".  When I do cards that the sentiment is the focal point I usually look for a sketch to work off of.  So being a creature of habit I used Sketch #190 from the Get Sketchy Challenge this week at the My Favorite Things Blog.  

To create the circle shape I used the largest of my Nestabilities Circle Dies.  The papers are from My Minds Eye "Sunshine" 6x6 pack.  The sentiment is the Art Impressions stamp Reach for the Stars.  I paper pieced the star & heart in the sentiment to pull it all together.  The flags were created using the My Favorite Things Fishtail Flags Stax Die-namics.  The spiral paper clip & Paper Studio - Spare Parts brad was from Hobby Lobby.  I went around all the edges with Tim Holtz's Tea Dye Distress Ink.   

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

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Monday, August 11, 2014

A Couple More Wedding Cards

Here are a couple more wedding cards I made for my niece.  This was one of those times where I went on the internet for some inspiration.  I found a beautiful wedding card that was done by Kristii Lockart.  To see Kristii's lovely card & check out her blog click the link HERE.
For my card I used the Papertrey Ink die set Man & Wife.  I also used the PTI stamp & die set Mini Blooms.  The pattern paper was from My Mind's Eye In Bloom 6x6 pack, which I covered with a sheet of vellum to soften the look.  The sentiment was from Stampendous and embossed using Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  Here is my card.

The design for my next card came from Kim O'Connell.  She does some wonderful coloring using Copics and you can check out her blog & card by clicking on the link HERE.  This card uses the super cute Tiddly Inks stamp Happily Ever After.  The paper is from My Minds Eye Love Me paper.

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Wedding Card

My niece had asked me to make her some wedding cards.  So I pulled out some stuff that I have had for a long time, but have yet to use.  I like to make larger cards for weddings, so this one fits in a 5 x 7 envelope.  First I embossed a piece of white cardstock using Stampin Up's Holiday Frame embossing folder.  I sponged on Stampin Up's Champagne Shimmer Mist Ink.  This was something I purchased a couple of years ago from one of their Celebration catalogs.  I'm not sure if they carry it anymore, but I like the look and wish I had bought some other colors.  The paper is Brushed Gold cardstock also from SU.  The die cut is from Papertrey Ink called Man & Wife.  The sentiment was made using Simon Says Stamp All Occasion Banners Stamp & Die set.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - In The Family 
(I made these for my niece, so that is my connection to family.)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Make It Sparkle
Art Impressions Blog - Like an Emboss - Any type of embossing

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Art Impression Challenge "Like an EmBoss"

Today I pulled out one of my favorite Art Impressions stamps called "Sylvia".  I love how she  looks a wee bit stressed.  The challenge this week at the Art Impression blog is embossing.  It can be either wet or dry.  For my card I dry embossed pink/white core cardstock from DCWV using a folder from Darcie called Swirl Background.  Then I lightly sanded it to bring out some of the white core.  I colored my image with Copics and paper pieced her top with papers from Authentique's Latest & Greatest collection.  The sentiment is from Inkadinkado and the cupcake is from Stampin Up's Create a Cupcake stamp set & matching punch.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:


I also want to share a couple of pics of this year's fawns.  

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