Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Challenge 92

Hello, everyone! I'm back today with brand new inspiration from The Challenge!

I decided to go with pink for my color because I really wanted to use this fun flamingo background stamp.

My mother's favorite animal is the flamingo, so I always think of her whenever I use them when I'm creating. I guess you could say she was my inspiration for this card.

I started by cutting my watercolor paper down with my largest gift card layer die. I stamped my flamingo background in Versamark ink and then heat embossed it in white. I used one color of distress ink - Worn Lipstick - to watercolor over the background a few times, increasing the pigmentation each time.

I stamped my small sentiment on black cardstock using Versamark ink and heat embossed in white yet again. I cut my large You from white cardstock and then adhered both pieces on top of my panel (that was already attached to a white card base) using some foam tape for a little bit of dimension.

I finished the whole thing off by adding a small sprinkling of Sparkling Clear sequins.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

CASology: Diamond

Hello, everyone! I'm back today with a new cue from CASology and it's also my birthday!

I have a couple of sets from The Ton Stamps that are absolutely perfect for this cue. I decided to use my favorite for this: Heart Diamonds.

I started by cutting my a panel for my card that is approximately 3 1/2 inches by 5 1/2. I cut some small strips of white paper and set them aside as well. (They're about 1/4 inch.)

I used my MISTI to stamp the largest heart diamond in the center top of my card and then used the smallest heart diamond on either side of the first. I stamped my sentiment just below my hearts.

I adhered my panel to a pink card base and then covered my small strips of white paper in Versamark ink. I heat embossed two layers of silver embossing powder on them to create my own metallic paper. I adhered them beside my panel using some multi-medium matte.

Thanks for stopping by! I can't wait to see how the cue inspires you this week!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Kennedy Grace Creations Post

I'm over on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog today with a beautiful yellow roses birthday card! Go check it out for all the details!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Challenge 91

Welcome back to another sketch from The Challenge!

As you already know, I'm not a big layers person, but this sketch is actually something that fits nicely into my normal style. Pretty exciting!

I created a space Father's Day card recently and absolutely loved it, so I adapted my original design to fit the sketch and created this cute birthday card.

I started by stamping all of my images and coloring them with my Copics. I used my Brother Scan N Cut 2 to cut them out because I don't have the dies for this particular set. I set them aside and then got to work on my galaxy background.

I used 4 different types of distress ink and my blending tools to create the background and then splattered water droplets over it to create the starry look.

I cut a panel from some Plum cardstock for the mat and then a piece of solar white cardstock to be placed on top of it. I cut the tiny banners from some pieces of scrap blue cardstock. I stamped the sentiment on the white piece with my MISTI to ensure that it was straight. Now all that was left was to assemble it.

I spent a little time rearranging my images until I got them where I wanted them and then I started adhering them down. I used foam tape behind each of the planets and the sentiment block. I adhered my little space explorer directly to the sentiment piece. That's all there was to it!

Thanks for stopping by today! I can't wait to see how you're inspired by our sketch this week!