Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Guest Designer CASology Challenge #313

Hi there blog friends! I am honored to share with you that as the winner of the CASology Challenge in April (cue card: Parent), Melissa has asked me to join them this week as Guest Designer for the cue card 'Dress'!

I have one of the original Silhouette Cameo's, and I never know if it's going to cooperate when I need a die cut...this week, I got lucky and found this lovely image in their store for my card ~

I started by die cutting the stitched scalloped mat, and to keep things really clean & simple, I sponged a light background, popped her up on foam squares, and added a scripty sentiment, which I embossed with clear EP. Lastly, I added the dots with my gel pen...and that was it! 

Be sure to stop by the CASology Challenge to see all of the beautiful cards created by their amazing Design Team...I think you'll be inspired to play along :) 

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Keep it Simple: 'Just Because'
Dies: Mama Elephant - All Prettied Up
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass; Versafine - Onyx Black
Misc: Silhouette Store - Pretty Girl with Flower (#76635); Black Glaze Pen; Ranger Super Fine Detail Clear embossing powder

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #9 - Leaves

Hi there ~ I always enjoy playing along with Darnell's Twofer Challenge, and as soon as I saw the September prompt, I ransacked my stash for my leaves...I decided to use a die from the MFT Fab Foliage set.
The rules are: We can interpret the prompt however it inspires us, but we must use the same leaf or leaves stamp or die on both cards for two different occasions ~

Here is my first card ~

I started by embossing the top panel with PTI Linen/Canvas Impression Plate, die cut the border, then the rose and leaves using PTI felt. I added a sentiment, a large pearl, and a few gems, and that was it! 

For my 2nd card, I decided to create a wreath with the leaves ~

For this card, I die cut the leaves with Bristol cardstock, then sponged them with distress inks. I also spritzed the leaves with Shimmer Spray, then embossed the sentiment and added a few red gems from my stash. Here is a close-up of the sparkly leaves:

So pretty in person...

And, here is a photo of both cards for the Twofer Challenge Blog

Darnell and her team have provided lots of beautiful inspiration on the Challenge Blog, so be sure to check it out...I also have a badge on my sidebar with the rules of the challenge, if you would like to play along!

Have a great weekend, everyone...Thanks so much for stopping by,

Card #1
Stamps: MFT - From the Heart (sentiment)
Dies: MFT - Rolled Rose, Fab Foliage, Stitched Scallop Basic Edges
Misc: PTI Felt - Autumn Rose, Aqua Mist, Linen/Canvas Impression Plate; Lucy's Cards - Diamond Sequins

Card #2
Stamps: MFT - Hand Lettered Christmas
Dies: MFT - Fab Foliage; Mama Elephant - All Prettied Up (scallop border)
Ink: Versamark; Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn
Misc: Stash - Red Gems; Ranger - Super Fine Gold EP; Imagine - Sheer Shimmer Spray

Addicted to CAS Challenge #146 - Tweet

Hi all...it’s time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS Our Hostess is Carolyn and she has chosen the Code Word Tweet.
Our Guest Designer is Susan Bridgman

Our Sponsor is Happy Little Stampers and as always, Kylie is offering the winner a generous $20. GC to the store!

I used Happy Little Stampers stamp set called 'Wish You Were Here' for my card:

Ok, now we would love to see how the code word 'Tweet' inspires you! If you would like to see inspiration from the Design Team, and play along with us, visit the ATCAS Blog HERE  ~

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps: Happy Little Stampers - Wish You Were Here
Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black; Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Twisted Citron
Misc: Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock; Altenew - Enamel Dots

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Fusion Card Challenge - Citrus

Hi there blog friends ~ It's time for a new challenge at Fusion and this time our prompt is 'Citrus'. I decided to go with the sketch and used my NBUS stamps and dies from SSS.

I couldn't wait to ink up this stamp set, especially since the summer is coming to a close and I'll be hunting for my autumn-themed sets very soon :) I created a mask for each section and blended Distress Inks to mimic the water, sand, and sky, then colored the images with Copic markers. For fun, I also embossed the sand pails in white EP on a blue inked panel. Lastly, I created an ombre effect with Squeezed Lemonade on the die cut sentiment and horizontal panel and added a touch of Crystal Glaze on the surfboards.

Don't forget the best thing about the Fusion Card Challenge is that you can choose between the sketch and the inspiration photo, or both! My teamies have created some amazing cards to inspire you, so feel free to stop by the challenge blog and play along with us!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps: SSS - Surf's Up
Dies: SSS - Surf's Up, Painted Wafer Die (Enjoy)
Inks: Versamark; Distress Inks - Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Squeezed Lemonade
Misc: Copic Markers; Nuvo Crystal Glaze; Hero Arts Detail White Embossing Powder; White Gel Pen