Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Addicted to Stamps and More #239

It's Clean and Simple week at Addicted to Stamps and More.  I pulled out a NBUS set to make my card.
I stamped the little bear from Essentials by Ellen on kraft and used the die to cut him out.  The die also cuts his arms so you can have him holding things like the gift that is cut from yellow and heat embossed in red.  The balloon is cut from a scrap of Brusho paper and covered with Glossy Accents. I also red heat embossed part of the sentiment from Avery Elle.  A few touches like black glaze on his eyes and nose and a string for him to hold the balloon finish the card.

Why not head over to Addicted to Stamps and More and see what the Design Team has for your viewing pleasure.  You may be inspired to make a card for the gallery.

Muse: Christmas Visions #79

I have a card today for Muse:Christmas Visions.  They have gone to a monthly format but guess who still waits until the last minute to get a card made. ;)
Here's the Muse card by Natasha.
I went with a DI colored background, a tall object on the left side (the Altenew birch tree) and a bear from EE.  I used a stocking from MFT's Santa's Elves colored with Zigs to put in the bear's paws.  I thought the sentiment from My Craft Spot (closed) was so cute for this little bear waiting for Santa to fill his stocking.

Thanks for dropping by.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Time Out #81

I hate to keep telling you my sob stories so let's just say this card took a while, a change of plans and a lot of paper and ink.  It's for Time Out.

A PB script was used for the background and the butterflies are a mixture of CP and PTI.  The sentiment is from Stampendous.    Here's the inspiration photo.

Thanks for dropping by.  I hope your week is off to a good start.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Flower #7, CAS Watercolor and CAS Mix-Up

Have you ever gotten your challenges mixed up?  I made this card thinking it would be for both CAS Watercolor and The Flower Challenge. Then as I began writing my post I realized (duh) it's not watercolored.  It's still good for The Flower Challenge, though.

I used an embossing border for the horizontal panel and added the flowers from Altenew stamped in their inks.  See the sketch below.

Then I saw this card from Bonnie, and told her I was going to CASE it and I did.  This one will go to CAS Watercolor.

I used embossing paste through a stencil on my card base.  While it was drying, I die cut the flower from Memory Box and watercolored it with DIs, adding a few splatters.  I inlaid the die cut back into the panel on the card.  And you know what that means?  This card is also good for CAS Mix-Up because it has stamping, inlaid die cut, embossing paste and watercoloring.  

While I was doing this I decided to do another card, changing it up a little. It's not for any challenge.  Just another sympathy card to add to my depleted stash.

I watercolored this flower from SSS with Zigs.  Instead of embossing paste, I stenciled the background with gray ink.

I think that's good for today.  Thanks for dropping by.



Saturday, April 22, 2017

Merry Monday #244

It's a wonder I even have a card to enter at Merry Monday.  I spent all afternoon Thursday making one and it ended up in the recycle bin. Everything that could go wrong did.  But I didn't give up and went back to it today.  It's different from the original and maybe better.

The wreath from PTI was stamped on a panel that was cut with a die from CP and popped up with foam.  The sentiment from SSS was heat embossed with WOW Sparkling Snow, as was the top layer of the wreath.

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Curtain Call and The Hearts Desire #11

It is such a lovely Spring image at Curtain Call don't you think?

I have several tulips stamps and was trying to decide which to use and what to put them in when I received my Altenew Vintage Teacup in the mail.  Decision made.
I stamped and masked the tulips from PB inside the teacup and colored it all with Zigs.  The sentiment is from E by E. I cut the panel with LF stitched rectangle and put it on a Smoke base.  When I got done I realized this was perfect for The Heart Desires challenge, too.


Thanks for dropping by.  Have a great weekend.

Just Us Girls #390

Another challenge is up on the Just Us Girls blog and Chris has a photo for your inspiration.
I took my inspiration from the pillow in the chair, the flowers and the frames on the wall and came up with this:
The flowers from Altenew were colored with Zigs and die cut to place next to the black frame.  The sentiment is from PB.

What do you see in the photo that inspires you to make a card.  We can't wait to see what you do.  You may be chosen Chic of the Week with a chance as a guest designer like this month's guest, Laurie Unger.

See you in the gallery.