The red, white and blue challenges have finally started to surface! I had this card in my head and thought it could be a cute Memorial Day/4th of July quilt look. I went to bed and mulled over what to use and how to make it. Here is my patriotic paper "quilt " for The Paper Players PP543 (here) and The Festive Friday FF0085 (here) challenges this week.
Monday, May 31, 2021
Thursday, May 27, 2021
So it's Wheel of Fortune "birthday style" over here today. I am playing along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Here where "Anything Goes" as well as Seize the Birthday "Wheels" Here and The Paper Players Sketch Challenge PP542 Here.
I grabbed an old Stampin' Up! set of spinner stamps called Take A Spin and inked up the birthday one with SU! Pacific Point ink. I cut it out, then grabbed a spinner arrow and a red rhinestone brad (SU!) to create the spinner mechanism. JoAnn's recently had this cute red, white and blue patterned paper and I went by there a second time to end up with two sheets because I know I will use it a lot. Next, I cut a coordinating red cardstock circle with my My Favorite Things Inside and Out Stitched Circle Dies and added all of these elements to my white A2 card. I popped up the spinner on foam tape, even though it spins without that extra space behind it. I love an interactive card!
Check out these challenges. Even if you don't enter, there is a lot of inspiration happening in them!
See you soon,
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
A former student of mine was recently pregnant with twins and I made this card for her girls. I am playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Dies and Punches and the Splitcoaststampers WT845 challenge: Dressing Up.
My former high school student from about 6 years ago is married now and recently had twin girls. I made this card but never posted it, so when I saw this challenge, I knew I had to look for a picture of the card. I sent pink clothes and headbands with this pastel pink, yellow and orange girl clothes card to celebrate her girls' birth.
The dies are My Favorite Things Bundle of Baby Clothes dies. I used Tacky Glue to adhere them to a white panel. That's about it! So soft and cute.
I am sure I will see you soon. I saw a new-to-me technique that I will soon try out.
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
I bit the bullet and attempted to color my Anita Jeram Proud of You stamp set from Colorado Craft Company. I've watched several videos on how people approach coloring these adorable animals. My take was to make a lot of fun around them to distract from my feeble coloring skills. I am entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Four Legged Friends. You will not believe the inspiration at this challenge this week! OMG! Go check it out!
Sunday, May 16, 2021
The Inspired By Challenge IB174 (Here) this week is Orange You Lemonade! I love citrus fruits and got out my Concord and 9th Orange You Sweet Stamp set to make a card. (I just realized the similar names of the challenge and my stamp set!) I like the two-step stamps in this set. It sort of adds a watercolor look to the fruit.
There are lots of cool ideas over there. Go see what people are sharing!
See you soon,
Friday, May 7, 2021
Mother's Day is here this weekend and Simon Says Stamp's SSS Monday Challenge is "Feminine." Here is a Mother's Day card I made for a friend.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, May 6, 2021
It's Word Week: Float, over at the Just Us Girls Challenge #582 and I have quite a few pool float stamps in my collection that came to mind first. But yesterday I was looking at stamps and patterned paper at the store and found this cool leaf stamp with the girl floating on it. Bingo!!! Here is my mini slimline card.
Monday, May 3, 2021
The Color Hues #17 Challenge (here) this week is red and orange. I decided to make a mask and use the negative one to be able to ink blend my flowers. I also love inlaid die cuts and decided to do that on my card as well.
I stamped my flowers in black ink on a 4" x 5 1/4" white cardstock panel, then stamped them again on Post-it notes and cut out the flowers. I used the background, not the flowers, to mask the background on the card. I ink blended the flowers lightly at first, then added more ink here and there using Distress Oxide inks in orange and coral and one classic red ink pad. I stamped some black dots next, to fill in empty space between the flowers.
The "summertime" die actually cuts out the square and the letters at the same time. I ran my stamped and ink blended panel through my die cut machine once with the "summertime" die. Then I ran it through my machine with a piece of cardstock that I had ink blended in an ombre pattern. I cut a scrap piece of cardstock a little bit bigger than the ombre die cut background. I glued that scrap to the back of the die cut ombre square then inlaid the ombre square into the stamped panel and glued in the white letters. I adhered some sequins to the card for sparkle. I made a white cardstock, A2-sized card base and popped up my stamped panel onto it with foam tape.
Stamps: Pretty Pink Posh Crocus Flowers, Stampin' Up! Timeless Textures (dots)
Ink: Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink, Distress Oxide inks in Dried Marigold and Abandoned Coral, Stampin' Up! Classic Real Red stamp pad.
Dies: Simon Says Stamp Summertime Die
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh
Paper: Stampin' Up! extra thick white cardstock
Hope this made sense. Go check out The Color Hues challenge this week to see all the pretty cards there!
Over at The Paper Players PP539 the theme is boys, and with Father's Day coming, the "boy" in our house will be celebrated! Here is a card I whipped up this morning for him.