Friday, July 21, 2017

Poppystamps Challenge - Bling

     Today I am playing along with the monthly Poppystamps Challenge.  The challenge for this month is to using bling, such as sequins, glitter and gems. 






For  my card I used the Gentle Leaf Collage as well as the Birthday Sentiments stamp set from Memory Box.  The alphabet dies are from Altenew.  It's always a  challenge to me to find images for a male card since I have a house full of boys.  So when the saw the leaf collage die I thought it would be perfect for so many occasions for a male themed card.   To start with, I used dark brown cardstock and backed the leaf die with blue dotted glitter paper.  Blue metallic paper  was used for the dad sentiment and gold metallic ink to stamp happy birthday.  Blue sequins were used to  accent the card.  I was happy with how the card turned out.

Thanks so much for visiting and have a great day!

Susan 

Monday, June 5, 2017

MFT Color and Sketch Challenges

     Once again I made a card for the My Favorite Things weekly color and sketch challenges.   For the challenges I used the Kitschy Kitchen stamps and dies along with the Stitched Scalloped Basic Edges 2 dies.










 
I highlighted the stamped images by brushing a light layer of  Berrylicious  ink in the background. The blue paper is from  the Tranquil Textures paper pack.  I never would have thought to use these colors together, but I really this color combination and I'm glad I gave this challenge a try.
 
Thanks so much for visiting and have a great day!
 
Susan
 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

MFT Weekly Challenges

     I decided to play along with the challenges at My Favorite Things this week.  Those challenges are the sketch challenge and color challenge






 
To create this card, I used the flower dies from the Sensational Stitched Flowers card kit.  Rather than cut the flowers out of colored cardstock, I cut the flowers out of white cardstock and colored with Pan Pastels.  This way I could have some color variations on the flowers.  Foam adhesive  was added between the flower layers to make them stand out.  The sentiment was cut from several colors of card stock and glued  together for added dimension.  A few black dots finished off the card.
 
Thanks so much for visiting and have a good day!
 
Susan

Friday, May 12, 2017

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge - 332

     Today I have a card to share that I made for this week's sketch challenge at My Favorite Things.  With Mother's Day this weekend I decided to use a spring theme for this card.








 
  To create this card I used the Spring Tulips stamp set along with the Pierced Oval Fame dies.  The patterned paper came from the Sorbet Dots and Stripes paper pack.  Foam adhesive  gave the card just enough dimension to make the flowers pop out from the card. 
 
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by.
 
Susan

Monday, May 1, 2017

Pin- Sights Challenge

          Today I have a card to share that I made for the
Pin-Sight Challenge at Ellen Hutson.  I loved the soft pastel colors in the photos below and  decided to give the challenge a try.





 
To make the card I used the Bed of Roses  and the Be-YOU-Tiful dies from Essentials by Ellen.  The ombre background was made using Peerless watercolors, and vellum was used to highlight the sentiment.  This rose die is so pretty and depending the colors you use, it can take on many different looks.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a good day.
 
Susan

Saturday, October 22, 2016

A Cup of Tea

     Today I made  one card for two challenges at My Favorite Things, the Sketch Challenge and the Color Challenge.  Using the cute Tea Party die-namics  and coordinating stamp set I created this card.  I  love this stamp and die set because I am a big tea drinker and tea almost always helps  me feel better  when I am feeling under the weather. Here is the card with the tea bag inside the cup.




And here is the card with the tea bag outside of the cup.




To start the card I used kraft cardstock and the Lined Up Dots Background stamp with brown ink.  The flowers and greenery are from the Pretty Posies stamp set.  I made a saucer for the cup from the Oval Shadows die set.  For the sentiments I used the Cup of Tea stamp set.  A few colored dots finished off the card.



 
 
 
Thanks so much for looking and have a great day!
 
 
Susan



Monday, October 17, 2016

Mix It Up Challenge

      This months Mix It Up Challenge at Ellen Hutson is to use a Pink Fresh Studio product along with an Essentials by Ellen product. 



For my card I decided to try an ombre  effect using Altenew inks along with the Felicity stamp set from Pink Fresh Studio.  I created a striped background using the same colored ink I used to stamp the birds.   I also used the Fancy Thanks stamp set from Essentials by Ellen.  I don't know why, but I really like the bird stamp in this stamp set.  I combined it with the graphic background stamp that is also from the Felicity stamp set.  A few black pearls on the tag finished off the card.

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

Susan

Thursday, September 22, 2016

My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar Contest

     This is my third and final entry for the Card Design Superstar Contest at My Favorite Things. I had so much fun creating my entries for this contest.







For this card I used  the Stitched Triple Peek-A-Boo Window die to create a fun little  scene of  a cat  catching a fish and eating it. A small fish scale  is stamped in the waves below.  The following stamp sets were used on this card:  BB I Knead YouSoak up the Fun, BG Whimsical Waves Background,  and the little heart came from the Written in Watercolor  stamp set.   The center panel was cut from the Die-namics Blueprints 23 die. The blue background paper came from the Sweet Sunshine paper pack. 

Good luck to everyone who entered the contest.  There are so many amazing entries. Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

Susan

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Design Superstar Contest My Favorite Things

     Here is the second card I created for the  Card Design Superstar Contest at My Favorite Things. 





For this card I used the following My Favorite Things dies and stamps :  LJD Spring Wreath stamp and dies  the Whimsical Woodgrain Background stamp, and the Written in Watercolor stamp set.   To create the wreath I only used the die cuts, no stamping was involved.  I use Brusho Crystal Watercolors to create background paper from which I die cut the wreath and flowers.  I  began by cutting out two wreaths.  One layer was created with multicolored leaves and the second layer was created with multicolored flowers.  The two layers were attached with foam mount adhesive. To give the die cuts some shine, I spritzed the water colored background with glimmer mist which gave the paper a beautiful sheen.  The sentiment banner was stamped on vellum and embossed with the same blueberry ink that was used for the background. A little heart accented the sentiment and  a string bow finished off the card. 

Thanks so much for visiting.  Have a great day!

Susan

Friday, September 16, 2016

Design Superstar Contest

     I always enjoy the My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar contest because it makes me focus on different and unusual ways to design a card. After much thought, I came up with this card.






Print



 The Stitched Flowers dies from the  August card kit were used  for this card.   I used the die cuts within a die cut  technique to create this card.  After arranging the flowers within a circle,  the flowers were cut out with a circle die. It took me several tries but I was finally able to achieve the results I wanted.  I made the sentiment monochromatic with the background so  as not to distract from the floral arrangement.  I ran the sentiment die through the die cut machine four times and glued the sentiments together so it would have depth and stand out on the card.  A dot of dandelion yellow Nuvo Crystal drops was used  to highlight the sentiment.  Pan Pastels  were used to color the flowers and  each flower was colored slightly different. All dies and paper used on this card are from My Favorite Things.

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day!

Susan

Friday, September 9, 2016

Mix It Up Challenge

     This month the Mix It Up Challenge at Ellen Hutson features Concord & 9th. The challenge is to use an Essentials by Ellen stamp or die with a featured stamp company.

 



I used the Flourish stamp set from Concord & 9th for the floral design along with the Bold Blooms stamp set from Ellen Hutson for the sentiment.   The Flourish stamp set is a stamp layering set with endless possibilities for color combinations which makes it so fun to use.  I thought the oh happy day sentiment went well with the bright cheerful colors I used on the card.

Thanks so much for visiting and have a great day!

Susan

Poppystamps Challenge - Bling

     Today I am playing along with the monthly  Poppystamps Challenge .  The challenge for this month is to using bling, such as sequins, gl...