Sunday, June 29, 2014

Art Impression Challenge - Inspiration Sequin

This week's challenge at the Art Impression Blog is Inspiration Sequin.  I just so happened to have some silver star shaped sequins and thought that would be perfect with the Art Impressions stamp Reach For The Stars.  The inspiration & sketch for this card came from Jen Shults blog called Deconstructing Jen.  If you haven't checked it out yet, you should take a look.  She has some really great sketches and her cards are fantastic.  The papers are from  the American Crafts Dear Lizzy - Lucky Charms collection.  The heart, scalloped heart & star die cuts are from Spellbinders.  I added Stickles to the star & heart stamped images.

Have a great week...

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Papertrey Ink - Make It Monday - Vellum Overlays

Over at Papertrey Ink this week for their Make It Monday challenge Danielle Flanders has a video on Vellum Overlays.  I love the look of vellum, but really have never used it on my cards.  So I thought this would be a great challenge, since the vellum I bought has been sitting there for a couple of years now.  For my stamps I used PTI's Leave It Be stamp set.  I stamped two panels on white card stock.  The larger panel I covered completely with vellum to give it a more subtle look to the bold design.  The smaller panel I left uncovered.  For the sentiment I used the PTI Mini Blooms set by using a band of vellum that was embossed using Ranger Super Fine Detailing Embossing Powder.  The vellum was attached with brads, since I really didn't have a good place to put adhesive without it showing from the back.

I am entering this card in following challenges:

(My ought to use this more would be the vellum - it has been sitting there for years!)

Here is my card...

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Art Impressions at Michaels Blog Hop

Everyone that reads my blog knows I love Art Impressions stamps, so I was thrilled when they invited me to join their blog hop this week as a guest designer.  What's so special about this blog hop?  AI has released 5 new stamp sets at Michaels Arts & Crafts stores!  They are all super cute and contain several images & sentiments in each set.  So I hope you have the time to check out the great work the design team has come up with this week.   

Here's a peak at these super cute sets.

SC0652 Ai Crazy Cat Lady
SC0653 Ai Beach Babes
SC0651 Ai His & Hers Campers
SC0650 Ai His & Hers Gardeners
SC6049 Ai His & Hers Flying High

I have a couple of cards I made using two different sets.  The first is a birthday card using "AI His & Hers Flying High".  The images were stamped & colored with Copics.  The paper was from American Crafts "Mayberry" collection & the cloud die is from MFT's Cloud Trio Die-namics.


My next card uses the AI set called "His & Hers Gardeners".  The papers are from Crate Paper's Farmhouse collection & I think they go perfectly with these images.  The gate is from Spellbinders Die D-Lite line called "Garden Gate" and the oval & scallop punch for the sentiment was from Stampin Up.  


I'm the last stop on the hop, but if you missed any of the great creations from the design team you can start at the Art Impressions blog & follow the links to each of the design team members or just click on any of the links below you might have missed.

Art Impressions
Piali Biswas
Cynthia Olheiser
Sharon Caudie
Tracy MacDonald
Karen Day
Angela Boutiler
Cheryl Valadez
Sandy Allnock
Kerry Kung
Melissa Oeters
Sherry Eckblad
Lezlye Lauterbach
Judith Gowdy
Summer Hills-Painter
Renee Matarese
Crystal Lopez
Marie-Pierre Capistran
Linda Manto (you are here)

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you had a chance to check out each blog today & found some inspiration.   Remember everyone needs a little lovin, so if you have the time leave us a comment.  We all love hearing from you!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Art Impression Challenge 135 - Hip to be Square

This is the final week for the Art Impression Challenge #135 called "Hip to be Square".  Any square card will do.  My card is a 5 x 5 using papers from American Crafts My Girl series.  I used the super cute Art Impression stamped image called "Feathered Fiasco", which was colored with Copics.  The sentiment I just printed up on my computer.  


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