Tuesday, July 7, 2015

RIC #87


It is another Runway Inspired Challenge, yeah! Even after all of these years of playing along with this challenge, I never tire of the fabulous card inspiration I get from these glamorous outfits. What can you do with this one?

I had to use a bit of silver, as well as the blue/purple colors inspired by her skirt, on this card. Sadly, even with all the inks I own, I didn't have a decent Periwinkle color to match, so I improvised. You can watch what I did in the video below.

I started with a piece of watercolor cardstock, and inked up the Classic Fabric Design Background stamp from Hero Arts, using Ranger Distress Ink in Shaded Lilac, and Tumbled Glass. I then spritzed the stamped, and placed the cardstock down onto the stamp. I then allowed it to dry.

Using Avery Elle's Peonies stamp set, I stamped my flowers, using Versamark, onto watercolor paper and heat embossed them with Pewter powder from American Crafts. I trimmed them out, and placed them onto my water color panel. I also heat embossed my sentiment from that same stamp set.

To finish it, I added some Clear Sparkling sequins from Pretty Pink Posh, because, Sequins!!

Below is the video of how I created the card. I can't wait to see what you create with this challenge.


As always, thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

AEIHeartU Challenge #26


Is it really time for another AEIHeartU challenge? It is really hard for me to accept that it is July. The summer is just flying by. So, this month we want to see you sparkle, using Avery Elle stamps, and dies! I went a little crazy and made two cards, with a video. I know...don't be an over-achiever. ;0)

Isn't that word die cut fabulous? Yeah, I think so too. All of the Simply Said stamp sets and dies are among my favorites.

To start this card, I cut strips of glitter paper from American Crafts, and adhered them to a white piece of cardstock. I then took the die, and ran it through, right over the glitter strips. Using Staz-On ink, I added the first part of the sentiment from the coordinating stamp set.

I then added a piece of acetate to the back, and adhered foam tape to create a little area for my sequins. I used three different sizes from Pretty Pink Posh to fill the well. I covered it with a piece of cardstock, and adhered the panel to a white card base. To finish it, I adhered a scattering of black pearls. Now, how about a second card?!

I started with the Finished Frames Elle-ments, and a white card base, dry embossing the two frames into the front of the card. I then stamped the two flower images from the Peonies stamp set, onto white cardstock, adhering clear double sided tape over top. I removed the backer and sprinkled on some Martha Stewart fine glitter. I made sure to burnish it really well, and trimmed them out.

After I adhered the flowers, I placed the die cut where I wanted it, and using the Simply Said: Amazing stamp set, added a few words to complete my sentiment.

I will leave you with a little video! Thanks so much for stopping by! Remember, there are two $20 store gift certificates up for grabs to the winner, so please play along!


Supplies used:
Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock
American Crafts Glitter Cardstock 6x6 paper pad
Avery Elle Simply Said: Amazing Stamp Set
Avery Elle Simply Said: Amazing Die
Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins 4mm, 6mm, 8mm
Michael's Recollection Black Pearls

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Wishing You Nothing Bundt the Best

Hey, hey!

Well friends, I finally got this post up, YEAH! I had planned to do this post three days ago, lol! So, I have been playing with the Avery Elle Bring On the Cake stamp set, again, and had to share what I came up with.

I started with a white panel, and brought in Ripe Persimmon, and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks, and then die cut a cute border using the Stitched Borders 3 die set from Pretty Pink Posh.

I stamped my cake twice, colored the base, and the top of the other was glittered up to look like sparkly frosting. You can watch the video to see how I made the frosting!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!
Supplies used:
Neenah Solar White 110lb
Black Licorice Hybrid Ink MFT
Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink Ranger
Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink Ranger
Copic Markers
Stitched Borders 3 Pretty Pink Posh
Rock Candy Glitter Ranger
Double Sided Adhesive Sheets
Sparkling Clear Sequins Pretty Pink Posh


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Hey Cupcake, Make A Wish


This stamp set from Avery Elle is just too cute. I can't stop using it! I had to stamp out the cute cupcakes for this card today, and color them up, rainbow style! 

I started with a white panel, stamping, and masking the five cupcakes across the lower half of it. I then colored them with Copic Markers, and trimmed along the bottom of the cupcakes, and stamped my sentiment.

I popped up the panel on a black cardbase, and adhered a few black pearls to accent the sentiment. I added a bit of Wink of Stella to the frosting to spice it up a bit.

Thanks for checking it out, and were inspired! Have a great day!

Supplies used:

White Cardstock Neenah Solar White 110lb
Bring On the Cake Avery Elle
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen Zig
Detail Scissors EK Success

Saturday, June 20, 2015

You Are An Amazing Dad

Hello, hello!

I have a bright and fun Father's Day card to share with you, using Distress Inks, and Avery Elle! I always love seeing what sentiments I can make using sets like these, and by splitting one of them up, I was able to piece together the perfect sentiment for my husband's card. There is even a video showing you how I made it. Yeah!

I started with a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock, and, masking off my strips, applied Distress Inks in Scattered Straw, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, and Faded Jeans, with a foam applicator.

I die cut Avery Elle's, Amazing die from the panel, and added the rest of the sentiment from the Simply Said Amazing mini stamp set in Onyx Black ink. To finish it, I adhered a panel of foam to the back, and placed it onto a light yellow card base, and added a few black enamel dots.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have an Amazing day!

Supplies used:

Bazzill Black Licorice Cardstock
My Mind's Eye Enamel Dots
Craft Foam

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Make A Wish

Hello there!

I thought I would pop in with a fun birthday card, as a little encouragement to play along with this months AEIHeartU Challenge! Using a rainbow scheme on a card can be a fun way to play up an image, or even a background for one. I decided to make it the focal point of my card.

I started with a trimmed down panel, and stamped the fun plate of cake onto it, from the Bring On the Cake set. I then masked it off, and added Cracked Pistachio, and Peacock Feathers Distress inks. After removing the mask, I added the piece of cake, which I had stamped onto a separate piece of paper, colored with pencils, and cut out.

I stamped my sentiment, and popped up the panel onto a card base, to which I had adhered a piece of patterned paper from the 6x6 Everyday Collection paper pad. I then added a few sequins, and called it good! I wish I had a video to share with you, but time escaped me this week. Hopefully there will be another up soon! Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

RIC# 86


I am bringing you the latest Runway Inspired Challenge, and you're gonna love it! I had fun with this one, using the colors, and patterns on the models dress. Hang on till the very end, there is a video of how I made the panel.

I started by taking a white panel, and masking off my strips, and blending in Milled Lavender, Fossilized Amber, Picked Raspberry, and Peacock Feathers. I then stamped the outline floral images from the Striped Florals stamp set by Altenew, using Onyx Black.

I popped up the panel onto a white card base, and added a heat embossed sentiment from Label Love, also from Altenew. Lastly, I placed a few black pearls onto the front.


Thank you so much for stopping by! Enjoy your day.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Miss You Floral Card


It is so Monday, but I am hoping to make it brighter with this floral card, using the MFT Sketch Challenge as a jumping off point.

I used the fabulous Watercolor Flowers, and Written In Watercolor stamp sets from My Favorite Things! 

I started by heat embossing my sentiment onto a piece of Woodgrain Paper, popping it up onto a Kraft card base, using fun foam. I then adhered a strip of glitter paper and vellum to the panel, as the sketch suggests.

The flowers were stamped in a mixture of dye inks from Hero Arts, and Wplus9. After I stamped and trimmed them out, I adhered them with adhesive, and foam tape onto the card front. 


I even included a video of how I made it. Be sure to check it out! Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used:

Kraft Cardstock Wplus9
Woodgrain Cardstock Studio Calico
Glitter Paper DCWV
Vellum Craft Supply
Written In Watercolor My Favorite Things
Watercolor Flowers My Favorite Things
Hero Arts Shadow Inks
Wplus9 Dye Ink
Studio Calico Dye Ink
Liquid Platinum Ranger Embossing Powder 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Thank You - A Father's Day Card


I had some time to make a card for my dad for Father's Day coming up. These things always sneak up on me, so I thought I would get ahead, ha! I know I just played along with Virginia's Challenge, to create and Ombre or Monochromatic card, but I wanted to play along again. 

I focused on the ombre night sky, using three blue Distress Inks, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, and Chipped Sapphire. I made sure to mask off the sides, so that the edges were crisp. Using Mama Elephant's Bear Hugs stamp set, I white heat embossed a tiny star from the set onto the card front.

I then stamped the set of bears, coloring them in with Copic Markers, and trimming it out, before adhering it, along with the grass die cut, and moon, to the card front. My sentiment was heat embossed onto the card using White embossing powder from Hero Arts. 

You can check out how I created it in the video above! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

You Make Me Smile

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Hello once again!

I have a card to share with you today, inspired by the latest Virginia's View Challenge, to use ombre or monochromatic, as well as Paulina's Watercolor Blog Hop over at Pretty Pink Posh. Both challenges are inspiring, and go well together! I love this type of media, it lends so much artistic freedom.

I used Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock, and the Highline Ironwork background stamp from Hero Arts and Basic Gray to emboss a resist onto the panel. I added Picked Raspberries, Squeezed Lemonade, and Salty Ocean Distress Inks to create a blended rainbow of color.

I adhered the panel to a white card base, and added the Simon Says Stamp Smile Circle die cut that I layered and adhered to a black cardstock circle. I also adhered a strip of vellum heat embossed with my greeting from the Happy and Smile stamp set, over a wad of black thread. I finished it with some Sparkling Clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh! 

I even created a little video showing how I made the panel. I previously shared a picture of my new video set up on instagram, and FB, and hope to make more videos soon. You can check out the stand I use, here!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


I am so glad you stopped by today. I am linking up to the fabulous Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, Summer edition! I have sadly given up coffee, but I am an extreme tea drinker now. I must have a hot beverage to start my day. And, though I miss my coffee dearly, tea is the next best.

I used the adorable Tea Time stamp set from Avery Elle. I started with a piece of patterned paper from the Hello Sunshine 6x6 paper pad from Pink Paislee, heat embossing the cup in a random pattern and then heat embossing it with white powder. I adhered that to a Kraft card base.

I stamped my sentiment onto a piece of white cardstock, and colored it in with an R85 Copic Marker, and adhered it to the card base. I then stamped, colored and cut out one of the cups, popped it up and added a little tea bag. As a last touch, I applied Glossy Accents to the cup, giving it a lovely shine!

Thanks so much for stopping! Enjoy the rest of the hop!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

With You - MFT Card Sketch Challenge #231

Hello again!

This week has been a great card making week. I have such a hard time actually making the time to sit down and create, but when I do, I am so happy. MFT's card challenge also make me happy, and I used the latest sketch for my card today.

Stop the boat! I can't get enough of Torico, aka, Birdie Brown's A-dorable stamps. This one, called Every Day Is A Picnic is just that. So, I colored her up with Copic Markers, and after showing everyone in my house, set her aside to work on the card.

I began my taking a few small stamps from the Modern Blooms set, and stamped those onto a Kraft panel. I then adhered the panel to a Kraft card, and added a stitched square, center cut out, popped up with foam. I added my girl, along with some of the flowers, and her picnic basket.

I stamped the sentiment onto a white cardstock strip, and adhered it behind her. Isn't she CUTE?! I love it.

Okay, that is all for me, thanks sooo much for stopping by!