Sunday, August 14, 2016

Swirly Scribbles Thinlits card

Today's card was made by following a sketch design from the Freshly Made Sketches blog.#249
I just received my Swirly Scribbles Thinlits last week and I was anxious to try them.













I selected an old favorite DSP from my stash and designed my card with a base of Basic Black card stock.  The Swirly Scribbles die cut was also cut from black card stock. I used the new Seaside TIEF with the Big Shot  to emboss the background behind the swirly circle.  The Papillon Potpourri butterfly was stamped in black on the cantaloupe card stock and punched out with the Elegant Butterfly punch.  The sentiment, Bless Your Heart, comes in the Jar of Love stamp set.
The wink of Stella glimmer pen was used to give shimmer to the butterfly.  (sorry it's not visible in the photo.)  Tiny Color Enamel shapes were added on the vellum strip.



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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Embedded Thanks card

I keep coming back to this Artistically Asian stamp set.  This time I used the new layering ovals framelits to make the border around the image.
The Thanks was die cut from both the Basic Black and Strawberry Slush (retired) card stock.  The black one was inset on the card front after the other one was diecut and removed.  Very easy to do, just remember to save the tiny pieces when you remove the word from the card front.
This is one of the first times I have used the Layering Ovals.  I'm impressed!  Easy to cut and of course they fit perfectly!

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Artistically Asian Friendship card

I really like the sharp crisp lines of this lovely stamp set. The images stand on  their own without a lot of extras needed for a nice card.
After stamping the floral stem, I cut a circle mask in a piece of scrap paper and placed it over the floral image.  Using a sponge and some Blushing Bride ink I sponged inside the circle edge and blended the ink towards the center.  Then I removed the mask and stamped the sentiment in black ink.

Stamp set: Artistically Asian
Card stock: Whisper White and Basic Black
Ink:  Real Red & Garden Green markers, Blushing Bride and Archival Basic Black ink pads.
Other items: Circle Framelits, Big Shot, Stampin' Sponges

I found the design sketch on Freshly Made Sketches #247 card challenge.The sketch is below:

  FMS247sketch

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Pedal Pusher Bicycle Card



I selected this adorable bicycle-built-for-two stamp to create an anniversary card.
Watercolor paper was used to prepare the background, using an Aqua Painter and some watercolor crayons in shades of blue and brown.
The bicycle was stamped with black pigment ink and colored with Island Indigo and Soft Suede markers.  

The two little redbirds were perched in the front and back to add a burst of color and balance to the card.

I created a banner by stamping and heat embossing the sentiment on white card stock with Island Indigo and VersaMark ink pads. Using my paper snips I cut out the banner in a curvy shape.  

I am entering my card in the Watercooler Wednesday: WWC #78 challenge.  
The challenge is to include things on your card with words that start with the letter B.  I used: banner, bicycle, birds, blue, black and brown colors, and basket!

The stamp set I used is a 2016 Sale-a-bration set called Pedal Pusher.  Words on the banner are from the retired stamp set Express Yourself.
 

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Hoppy Birthday!

Happy Birthday cards are so much fun to make!  I used the image from the Host Set in the annual catalog called Love You Lots!










The cute frog was stamped on Cucumber Crush card stock and cut out with paper snips.  The eyes were colored using a white gel pen.  
Two circles were cut using retired Circle Framelits. 
A gold foil heart was punched out with the small heart punch. 
The words "happy birthday" were stamped and cut out with  Itty Bitty Framelits (retired).
Of course, I had to change the happy to hoppy to compliment the little frog. I did this by omitting the "a" in happy and replalcing it free handed with an "o", drawn in with a black marker! 

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