Friday, July 29, 2011

Moxie Fab World Fanatical About Botanical Challenge

Today I have card to share with you that I made for the Fanatical About Botanical Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.

I love botanical prints and when I saw this challenge I was so excited to see what I could create.  I immediately thought of Anna Griffin  and her beautiful and realistic floral images.  I began the card with pale yellow card stock and stamped all the images in brown ink.  I lightly colored  the center of the flowers pale pink and used a honeycomb  background stamp to compliment the bees on the card.  Some brown satin ribbon finished off the card.

If you'd like to play along with this challenge check out the Moxie Fab World blog.  You have until August 8th to enter the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.


Stamps:  Anna Griffin, Impress honeycomb background stamp
Ink:  Palette Ink - Burnt Umber
Card Stock:  Memory Box
Misc:  Satin ribbon, Copic Marker

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #91

Good morning!  Today we finally have a little break from the  heat wave we had last week and I decided to play along with the challenge at The Play Date Cafe. It's color splash week which means the challenge is to make a black and white card with a splash of color.

For this card I used the mini {ippity}  stamp set {...thankful for you} and coral was my splash of color.  One of the tips from the online card class I took this summer was to repeat images. So I stamped the butterfly twice and the sentiment once  and cut them out using the same circle die.  To mat the stamped images I used the woven circle Memory Box die with coral polka dot paper.  To coordinate with the woven circle, I used a scalloped border die for the edge of the card.   Black embossed paper  was used for the card base.

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day!


Stamps:  Ippity - {...thankful for you}
Ink:  Palette ink - noir
Markers:  Le Plume, Momento
Paper:  SEI
Dies:  Spellbinders circles, Memory Box- Woven Circle
Misc:  Apron Lace border punch by Fiskars

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Summer Card Camp- Week 4

Sadly, this is the last week of summer card camp and here is the color combo for this week and the card I created.


I love this weeks color combo with the soft blues and greens. In the midst of the heat wave we are having, I feel so much cooler every time I see these colors! I used the large Spellbinders Labels One  die to make this shape card.  For the bracket background, I used the Bracket Block Scrapblock from Cornish Heritage Farms.  The flowers were stamped and embossed with clear embossing powder as well as the leaves.  I used a daisy punch for the border then added some twine and rhinestones to finish off the card.

I have certainly enjoyed my four week card class and look forward to another summer of card classes next year!
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look and have a wonderful day!


                 Cornish Heritage Farm- Bracket Block
                 the Crafts Meow- Timeless Tags
Ink:         Color Box - Pistachio, Forest Green, Sky Blue, Robin's Nest
Dies:       Spellbinders - Label One, Grommet Tags
Misc:      twine, Martha Stewart Daisy Punch, rhinestones, Zing embossing powder

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Summer Card Class Week 3

It's week 3 of my summer online card class and here is the color combo for this week.

Using this color combo here is the card I created.

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To start the card, I used the Spellbinders Eyelet Squares die to cut the card base out of kraft card stock. I used  a smaller die from the same set for the center square and  used a leaf stamp for the background pattern.  I then used a flower pot punch  to  punch out a flower pot from brown polka dot paper.  I used a little heart punch to punch out a heart in the center of the flower pot and backed it with red paper. I then stamped and embossed the red flowers  as well as the sentiment.  After the flowers were cut out, I attached them to the card with pop dots and added a little bow to the sentiment with brown twine. 

That about sums it up!  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Stamps:  Friends + Flowers = Priceless by Ippity
Card Stock:  Kraft, Papertrey Ink
Ink: Color Box - Scarlet, Palette ink -Burnt Umber
Dies:  Spellbinders - Nested Pennants, Eyelet Squares
Misc:  Flower Pot Punch, twine, Zing embossing powder - clear

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Moxie Fab World: Stamp It Challenge

Good morning!  Today I have a card to share with you that uses the {ippity} stamp set  Shine.  I have to admit, when I first saw this set, the light bulb  was my least favorite of all the stamps in this set.  Then I thought about  colored light bulbs that you see from time to time in stores and thought what if I randomly stamped the light bulb then had a glow of color  coming from each bulb.  So that was my idea and here is the card I created.

Since I've been playing with watercolor paints lately, I decided to stamp the images on watercolor paper and then paint the center of each bulb. The cord  on the light bulb was masked off  and then I randomly stamped each bulb. I tried several random patterns and paint colors, but I liked this random pattern the best and I found that using varying shades of the same color worked the best as opposed to using multi colors.  Some little black pearls and ribbon finished off the card.

Since stamping  was predominant element in this card,  I decided to enter it the Moxie  Fab World Stamp It Challenge.   This challenge is open until the end of the day today, if you want to play along.

Thanks so much for looking and have a wonderful day!


Stamps:  Ippity - Shine
Card stock:  Memory Box
Ink:  Palette Noir
Paper:  Watercolor
Paint:  Watercolor
Misc:  Ribbon, pearls

Friday, July 8, 2011

Ippity Stamps - Old and New

Today's post is all about {ippity} and all the new stamp sets that have recently been released.  First I have a card to share with you that used elements from three {ippity} stamps sets.

I began the card with this card sketch from Got Sketch? .The three stamp sets I used to make this card are:  The Best (banners),  My True Joy (flower) and How YOU Doin (sentiment).  All the paper  I used is from Chloe's Closet by Making Memories.  Every time I see this flower from My True Joy, I think watercolor.  So I bought some watercolor paints just for this flower!  I stamped the flower on watercolor paper with Palette ink then painted it  and cut it out.  I found these chunky banners were perfect for adding a variety of pattern paper to your projects as well as  adding sentiments or quotes to your project. 

The other {ippity} news is the release of two new stamp sets this week:  Shine and {...thankful for you}.

The photos of the new sets are different from the usual photos we receive with the stamp name and number on them, so if the photos look a little different this is why.  I now have the stamps in stocks and will post sample cards as soon as I can. Please visit my {ippity} stamps blog to view all the entire collection.

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Card Class- Week Two

Good morning!  It's been a while since I've done a blog post but I get a bit lazy in the summer!  The warm weather comes and the boys are home and it seems like I always have some project to do around the house.  I did however decide to take an online card making class and today I have a card to share with your using the color scheme for this week.

 For this card I decided to use some stamp sets that I haven't used in a while, namely Vintage Garden from Memory Box and the Honeycomb background stamp from Impress Rubber Stamps.   To make the card I used the Labels Sixteen die from Spellbinders and paper from Papertrey Ink.  I used the following Distress Inks from Ranger in the colors of mustard seed, dried marigold and barn door.  For the leaves I used fresh green ink from Color Box.  The seniment came from Lizzie Ann  designs. A few pearls and rhinestones were added to the center of the flowers to complete the card.

Tomorrow I'll be back with pictures of the latest releases from {ippity} and a sample card using one of the recent releases. Until then, have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.


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