Thanks Kindly

IMG_0212You don’t hear that term used too often today, and that’s what drew me to use this stamp from the “One Big Meaning” set in the first place. That and the beautiful font. It contrasts so nicely against the multitude of thank you’s in the “World of Thanks” stamp used in the background.

The card stock is Bermuda Bay, with a mat of Smokey Slate, followed by the stamped image on Pool Party. The stamped image was done with Versa Mark and then heat embossed with silver embossing powder. Sponging around the edges of the final image ties everything together. The finished product needed a little something, so flowers punched out with the Petite Petals punch and then pearls added in their enters, did the trick. A rhinestone replaced the dot on the i in kindly.

This card was made for my older sister for a beautiful gift she had sent me, and I then used in one of my classes.

O Baby, O Baby

O Baby, O Baby

I am enjoying the PALS Paper Arts Challenges each week. Challenge #243 involved three colors, and here’s what I came up with.

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The Colors

This combination of colors reminds me of spring, but because are several ladies in my life that are expecting, I immediately thought of baby cards as the perfect vehicle to meet the challenge. This card is for a girl, but the colors can certainly be changed with the Soft Sky and Pink Pirouette trading places. I used Pistachio Pudding as my base card stock, with a thin mat of Soft Sky under the Whisper White, which I ran through my Texture Boutique machine using the Fancy Fan embossing folder—then topped it all off with lots of Pink Pirouette.

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The Stamps

I love the Sophisticated Serifs stamp set so much. It is wonderful for monograms (which you will see in a later post), and allows you the freedom to spell out your own words. Super easy to line up on your Clear Mounting Blocks. The flowers are from another extremely versatile stamp set, Crazy About You. They are first stamped with Pink Pirouette onto the same color of paper, and then punched out using the 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch.

 

The Embellishments

The ribbon is Whisper White Organza Ribbon, painted with a Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Write Marker. In the center of the layered bow there sits a pearl from Basic Jewels fits perfectly nestled in a Candy Dot Brad Base, as well as a row of smaller pearls running the length of the flat piece of ribbon.

 

The Finishing Touch

The Whisper White Envelope was lined using paper from the Subtles DSP Stack, using the Envelope Liners Framelit die.

 

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Flowers and Pearls

Here is my entry for the PPA240 Challenge this week.

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Since I have been designing cards for my classes the last few months, using someone else’s design was a welcomed change this week.

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I started with Whisper White card stock in the portrait format, and then selected a pattern from the Irresistibly Yours DSP for my background.  I used Sponge Daubers to “paint” the paper first with Wild Wasabi, and then Garden Green ink pads. In most cases I prefer to have a more active look, than that of a solid.  The vertical bar is from the Flowerpot DSP. Rather than using circles, I opted for floral shapes, and layers; creating the flowers using the Flower Fair Framelits and paper from the All Abloom paper stack. As a way to separate the flowers from the background, I raised them using SU! Dimensionals, sponged the edges of  the white background paper. The larger flower and smallest flower have one layer of Dimensionals, and the middle flower has 2 layers to rise it above the others.

The final touch were 3 different sizes of those wonderful pearls from the Pearl Basic Jewels set.

To finish this card off, I choose to line my envelope using the Envelope Liners Framelits, and the same paper as my vertical strip.

Thanks so much for dropping by.

 

I’m Here For You

It has taken me quite a while to get back to this blog, but now I’m all set and ready to show off. That’s fake bravado just for you! This card was designed for the Pals Paper Arts Challenge #218.

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This color combination includes two of the In Colors for 2014 – 2016, my favorite being Blackberry Bliss, and a wonderful neutral.

First I began by looking through the Moonlight Paper Stack, since I know that the Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss reside there in various forms. Once I picked out the geometric design I attached a Decor Labels framelit cut from Blackberry Bliss, with a bit of Linen Thread wrapped around the corners to add dimension to the piece. Next came the Crumb Cake circle from my Circle framelit set. Since this card is for a dear friend of mine who is struggling with health issues, I choose a sentiment from the Blooming With Kindness stamp set.

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I hope you enjoy my creation for today and stop by again. Check what comes off my drawing table next time.

 

 

 

 

Enjoying Tangerine

Enjoying Tangerine

Here it goes. My first blog and photo of one of my cards published for all to see, or as many people as I can get to view my blogs. Something I will be working on for sure.

The design came from the recent Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #334.This card is a “just because” card that holds a gift card. It begins with a Whisper white card. Next I used the lovely Tangerine Tango floral from the Watercolor Wonder DSP, which happens to be my favourite paper group in the Occasions catalog. Tangerine Tango is used as a strip on the bottom of the card, as well as the Starburst Framelits that lies behind a 2 1/2″ circle punched from Whisper White, and a Candy Dot to dot the Enjoy stamp from the SImply Celebrate stamp set. To bring out the subtle gray dots in the background of the paper, I used a strip of DSP paper which I sponged with of course Smoky Slate. The dimensions are little out of the ordinary measuring 5 1/2″ by 3 1/2″, with the fold at the top.