Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Muse Card Challenge

Hello there,
I have a very quick post tonight to share a card I created for this week's challenge at Muse. What is extra fun for me, is that my super sweet and UBER TALENTED blog friend Kimberly Wiener  is the Guest Designer, and has provided us with the most gorgeous inspiration card! Here is Kimberly's card:

Swoon...!!! I thought about pulling out one of my hundreds of flower stamp sets, but I've really been enjoying the cool autumn weather lately, and thought I would put a little spin on her card and use fall leaves. Here's my card:

Of course, once I started inking the leaves, I wasn't sure if I had made the right decision! I die cut 2 leaves from Lawn Fawn, and the Red Leaf Maple is from Avery Elle. I created stencils with the negative portion of the die cuts and inked the leaves with various Hero Arts Shadow Inks. The sentiment is from Mama Elephant...don't you just love that swirl?

I would also like to enter this card in Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge for the theme 'Anything Goes'. With over 850 entries at this point, I probably have a better chance of being struck by lightening ~ LOL!

So, that's it for me! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by ~


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Thanks Bunches

Hello again! A quick post with 2 cards I created for a few challenges.
This week's Guest Designer and creator of the inspiration card for the Muse Card Challenge is the AMAZING Anita Bowden, and when I saw her gorgeous card, I couldn't resist playing along! Here is her card:

Anita's card really spoke to me, so I decided to use the same color combo, although a much darker shade of blue. Here is my card:

I've had this Wplus9 Spring Blooms stamp set for a while, and finally opened up the package! I stamped the flowers with SU Marina Mist, the centers with HA Soft Sky, and the leaves with PTI Soft Stone. The die cut sentiment is from Paper Smooches Quote Tag, and the stamped sentiment is from Fresh Squeezed Stamps. I used Studio Calico blue vellum for the stamped sentiment and mounted the panel on to Soft Stone cardstock. Here's a close up of these pretty flowers:

I would also like to enter this card at the Die Cut Diva's Challenge. We are being asked to try something new, or as in my case to use a new stamp set!

My second card is for the Time Out Challenge. The theme is stamping with an optional twist of using an apple! Here is my card:

So, for this card, I die cut the apple on the center of the card, stamped it, added glossy accents and inlaid it into the aperture. I stamped the sentiment, and die cut the white panel and card base with Mama Elephant Femme Frames. 

That's it for me today...Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

a2z Scrapbooking - Christmas Cards

Hi everyone! 
Today is my turn to post for the DT at the a2z Scrapbooking Blog, and after perusing the a2z Store for some stamps and stencils, I’m ready to go!

I love white pigment ink on black cardstock, so my first card was made with sort of a chalkboard theme.  I stamped the tree with Unicorn White Pigment Ink, then stamped the sentiment with Versamark and Hero Arts White Embossing Powder (my favorite for a crisp, clean sentiment). I also took out my colored pencils and added some color to the flowers and holly leaves. I think this is a great card to reproduce...it’s festive, but not complicated.

The color is really subtle, so here is a close up:


My 2nd card is 5 x 7” and was made with my new Hero Arts Swirl Tree Stencil. 

I know it’s difficult to see on screen, but it is very sparkly IRL! I mixed a little green ink with White Embossing Paste for the tree, and before it dried, I added clear glitter. My sentiment is stamped with Versamark and Liquid Platinum embossing powder. 

Here's a close up of all that sparkle:

Our monthly challenge going on, and we would love for you to play along with us. This month's theme is Autumn and Christmas. You may enter up to 5 times and you will be eligible to win a $25 gift certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store with each entry. Click HERE to submit your entry.
Also, we would like to invite you and your friends to apply for our Design Team. If you are interested, please click HERE for more details. 
Please note: Submissions close at 11:59 p.m. EST on October 20, 2014, so if you are interested, be sure to apply on time.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope everyone is having a great weekend ~