Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Challenge 83

Happy Saturday! I'm back with a new Christmas Inspiration Challenge from The Challenge today. I'm loving these Christmas challenges!

I took the colors from the packaging and the wood from the floor for my inspiration.

I started by cutting my smallest white layer with the Sunshine Layers die and then stamped my image near the top of the panel. I stamped my sentiment at the bottom with some Versamark ink and then heat embossed in silver. I colored my little elf with my Copics by using the colors I took from the inspiration photo. Next, I cut my scalloped panel with the other die from the Sunshine Layers dies and then stamped my Wood Panel background over it with Versamark ink and heat embossed the whole thing with clear embossing powder. It adds some subtle shine and texture to the card. I adhered my scalloped piece directly to a card base and then prepped my white panel by wrapping some white and red baker's twine around it and tied a little bow. I used foam tape to add my panel so it has a little bit of dimension.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Tic Tac Toe Challenge 20

There's a brand new challenge up from the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge and it's super fun! We hope you'll join us!

I chose the right column - Metallics, Monogrammed, and Smooshing Technique.

I kept it simple and heat embossed my monogram in silver onto some Ranger Watercolor Paper. I also heat embossed some little floral images to give it a little added interest. Then I took a spare piece of acetate and my distress inks and smooshed the ink from a palette onto my paper using the acetate. I kept building the color around my monogram until it was the depth that I wanted. I used a small paint brush to add splatters of my paint and a few water drops to bleach away color from other spots. I prepped a white card base and then used Versamark ink around the edges to heat emboss some more silver. I adhered my panel to my card base using some Be Creative double-sided tape because it's super strong and helps keep the watercolor paper adhered even though there was a little bit of warping.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Ruby's Bridal Shower Hop

I'm so happy to be a part of this wonderful blog hop celebrating a special moment in our dear friend Ruby's life! If you haven't heard, the big day was Saturday, September 24th!

This is the inspiration photo for the wedding cake:

I took my inspiration from the lovely pink flowers and gold and came up with this card!

I started by cutting a card base of white cardstock and then using an embossing folder to add texture to the front. I set that aside and then stamped my flower and leaf images on a separate piece of cardstock and used my Brother Scan N Cut 2 to cut them out. Because of that lovely texture, I couldn't stamp my sentiment straight to the card, so I used a piece of vellum and heat embossed it in gold. I cut it out using a banner die and then added some Versamark to the edges and heat embossed some more gold. I arranged my flowers in the corner of the card and then tucked my sentiment behind them to hide the adhesive. I finished the whole thing off with a sprinkling of Gold sequins to tie in just a little bit more sparkle.

We're thrilled to be offering a couple of prizes:

Kennedy Grace Creations $20 gift card
Mama Elephant $25 gift card
Winnie & Walter $30 gift card

In case you were wondering...

Wedding Registries:

Congratulations to Ruby and Steven!