Wednesday, June 21, 2017

THD 13 Mid-Challenge Reminder

Sometimes I don't get around to making a mid-challenge reminder card for The Heart Desires Challenge (shhhh!) but I had to this time--love the mood board so much!

For my card, I focused on the green and white patterns using a stencil and Distress Ink as the backdrop. I added texture with woodgrain patterned cardstock framed by narrow bands of black, like spokes on the umbrella. The black edges tie in nicely with the bold sentiment that is further emphasized by the sprinkling of berry dots. I love the white butterfly--subtle but oh so there.

The Details:  My Favorite Things Friends Like Us, Concord & 9th Floral & Flutter die, Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Round Ink Applicator, Eyelet Outlet Matte Red Enamel Dots, Distress Ink Twisted Citron, Memory Box stencil

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Cards in Envy White Out

Time for Cards in Envy's second challenge for June. This time you're asked to use lots and lots of white on your cards.

I stuck with pure white--oh, how boring, but no! White on white is the perfect opportunity to use embossing. That 3D embossing effect is amazing, isn't it? So much detail. The sentiment is done in the same white cardstock but stacked thrice for oomph. I love the simplicity!

The Details: We R Memory Keepers Bouquet Next Level Embossing Folder, Avery Elle Sentimental die, Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Stamplorations CAS #18 Mid-Challenge Reminder

Time for the Stamplorations CAS Mid-challenge reminder using the optional twist of masculine colors.  Come join in!

I had a leftover piece of watercolored paper in shades of smooshed brown and immediately thought coffee. I used the Coffee Cup Silhouette Die on top of a masked and spattered rectangle in yummy shades of green. The sentiment is from the Coffee Happy set embossed on kraft cardstock. The Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die created a funky border that I love with this artsy card. It felt good to get a little messy with a CAS card!

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The Details:  Stamplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies, Coffee Cup Silhouette Die, and Coffee Happy, Distress Ink Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio, Versamark, Stampendous Detail Fine White embossing powder, Copics, Brown Brushos

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

June Wedding

Today marks the second week of The Heart Desires Challenge #13.  Hope you'll play along!

I stamped the C9 bouquet on Ranger watercolor paper then crossed my fingers.  I tend to muddy watercolor--I admit I don't usually wait for it to dry between layers--but had a backup image stamped on my regular Copic paper. Good thing too. The central flower looked like donkey's butt originally so I colored it up again with Copics then fussy cut and adhered it over the ugly one. The pop of the white makes me happy sigh. I added dots of white enamel for texture and framed the piece for a bit of simple frou.

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I'm entering this in The Flower Challenge #9 Anything Goes, Simon Says Wednesday Emboss It, Addicted to Stamps and More #246 Anything Goes

The Details: Concord & 9th Hello Lovely and Happy Day, Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Rectangle Dies, Ranger Watercolor Paper, Multi Medium Matte and White Enamel Accents, Versafine Onyx BlackDistress Oxide Ink Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, and Cracked Pistachio, Distress Ink Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade and Worn Lipstick,Versamark, Stampendous Detail Fine White Embossing Powder, Copics for the central flower

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Snuggle Is Real

Late Fall/early Winter baby due at the office and I knew exactly what I wanted to work up when I heard. Love how this turned out! Diecut and embossed the sweaters--if you look at the close up, you can see where I used Distress Ink on the edges to give added dimension to the sweaters.  The baby sweater is colored with Copics to match the LF plaid red. Adorable!

I'm entering this in CASology #253 Clothes, HLS June Anything Goes with Dies

The Details: MFT Let's Get Cozy, MFT Comfy Sweater dies, Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Fall 6x6 Paper, Richard Garay Knit embossing folder, Ranger Multi Medium Matte and Watering Can embossing powder, Versamark, PTI kraft cardstock, Waltzing Mouse Stitched Scalloped Rectangle die, Gmund Savanna Limba Woodgrain Cardstock

Friday, June 9, 2017

You're Flamin' Fabulous

For my card I had to, just had to, use an umbrella with a flamingo. How fun and whimsical! And somehow so flamingo-like, right? First, I sponged the base blue-gray cardstock with Distress Oxide then spattered with water before embossing with the hearts journal card die. This is framed by the MB collage die--can't you just see the water. My flamingo was next with a bit of sponging. I stamped the beak afterwards so it would remain crispy black. The umbrella uses 3 different patterned papers--I heart this green! The handle is diecut out of black then adhered on top for depth but could easily have been colored in as was the tip of the umbrella. I fussy cut the embossed sentiment in keeping with the curves of the MB collage die then sprinkled a few glitter dots about. So fun!

Oh, right. Check out the flamingo pic below.  This is before I decided to add the Oxide to the background. What a difference, right? You can also see the Wink of Stella better too.

A reminder about the current THD Challenge #13 too!

The Details: Hero Arts Color Layering Flamingo and Sea Mix Layering Paper, Memory Box Underwater Collage Die, My Favorite Things Layered Umbrella, Sugarpea Designs Notched Heart Journal Card, Carta Bella Beach Day 6x6 paper, Doodlebug Design Fun in the Sun 6x6 paper, Eyelet Outlet Hot Pink Glitter Dots, Wink of Stella, Distress Ink Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick, Distress Oxide Broken ChinaRanger Multi Medium Matte, Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampendous Detail Fine White Embossing Powder

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Hello, Little Monkey

Nothing like using leftovers from a previous card almost immediately to craft another one. Feeling productive!

I used the leftover interior of the panel from the other day's card and paired it with the hello and banner dies also included in the LF Magic Slider die set. This set is like opening up a gift bag that never seems to end! LOL. The tropical panel is inset in the background which has been diecut with hearts. I highlighted the hearts by sponging the card base with Distress Oxides and a touch of Distress Ink to match the tropical panel. Love the unexpected colors! The little monkey is so adorable! I discovered while coloring him that I've lost one of my Copic browns--let's assume cat rather than user error, shall we?

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I'm entering this in Color Throwdown #446, Fab n Funky #354 Marvelous Men, Simon Says Wednesday Masculine

The Details: Lawn Fawn Magic Color Slider Dies, Sugarpea Designs Chunky Monkey, Echo Park Jungle Safari 6x6 PaperDistress Ink Tumbled Glass, Distress Oxide Fossilized Amber and Peeled Paint, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts Heart Confetti Die