Thursday, August 25, 2016

Papertrey August Blog Hop Challenge

The inspiration for today's card is the photo over at Nicole Heady's blog for the Papertrey August Blog Hop Challenge.  

Using the Papertrey Ink Delightful Dahlia stamp set I embossed the flower & leaves with white embossing powder.  Using a dauber I added colors from the inspiration pic.  The sentiment is from the Papertrey Ink Just the Ticket.  The ribbon is actually a die cut using the Cherry Lynn Designs Alison's Ribbons Die.  I can never get ribbon to look the way I want, so this is a nice alternative.  And since you can use paper it always matches your project.
Here is my card.

 It's a cloudy day today, so my pic is a little dark.  Thanks for stopping by...

Monday, August 22, 2016

Art Impressions Challenge - Too Cute To Spook!

The challenge for the next two weeks at the Art Impressions Blog is Too Cute To Spook.  They are also releasing three new Halloween clear stamp sets that are super cute.  For my card I pulled out the Art Impressions stamp set Girls Night Out.  I colored my image with Copics and added some silver Stickles to her shoe buckles and hat band.  The papers were from K & Company Spooky collection.  Here is my card.

I think this image is so much fun!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Papertrey Ink Create Along With Us

This week's challenge over at Nicole Heady's blog for Papertrey Ink is Create Along With Us.  It's a chance to use all the inspiration from the design team posted for this month's release.  There were so many great ideas and card designs it was hard to just pick one, but I went with a card done by Heather Nichols using the new Mini Market Kit: Color Pop Autumn.
Here is Heather's card I used for inspiration:

For my card I used the PTI Bitty Bouquet stamps and dies.  The stamped dots came from the PTI stamp set Harvest Berries and the sentiment was done using the "happy" die and sentiments stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.  I thought it needed just something else, so I added the ribbon.  
Here is my card:  

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

PTI - Make It Monday / Sentiment Strip Grounding

This week for the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge Lexi has a video with her tips and tricks for making a CAS card with a grounding strip with sentiment.  For my card I used the PTI Swoosh stamp set for my sentiment.  I embossed it using fine white embossing powder on a brown piece of card stock.  For my flowers I used the PTI Bitty Bouquets stamps & coordinating dies.  I was going to stop there, but I thought it was just a bit too plain, so I added a die cut using the PTI Hexagon Cover Plate.  It's hard to see in the pic, but I think it really finishes off the card.

 Thanks for stopping by...


Happy Birthday Charlie

Today's card is for my great nephew's first birthday.  He's all things dogs, so I used a stamp from Whipper Snapper Designs called Digby.  The circle was stamped using several images from the Whipper Snapper Design stamp set called A Dog's Life.  

 I am entering this card in the following challenge:
Addicted to Stamps & More - Challenge #206 Anything Goes

Friday, July 29, 2016

Art Impressions Sweet Summertime Challenge

My card today is for the Sweet Summertime Challenge at the Art Impressions Blog.  My image, which was colored with Copics is the Art Impressions stamp called Mrs. Ed.  The sentiment is from Printworks called Wishing You a Day and the papers are from the Kathy Davis collections called Fantasy Garden.

Have a great day...

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday - Spritzed Stamps

This week for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday series Melissa Phillips has a video on spritzing your stamps.  I tried a lot of different PTI stamps using this technique until I settled on the Hands of Time stamp set.  I think I was spraying them with way too much water because when I stamped them I ended up with a big blob of colored water.  So I used two different colors of ink and then lightly spritzed the stamp.  There is some pooling of the color, but you also can make out some of the details of the stamp.  The roman numerals I just stamped without any water.  I die cut the hands using the matching PTI Hands of Time dies in a brushed silver card stock to add some dimension.  I embossed the sentiment with silver embossing powder using the sentiment from PTI Graceful Greetings II.

Thanks for stopping by...