Friday, April 11, 2014

A Lil Sass

Hi - I played along with the SplitCoastStampers Free for All challenge today.  It's called 'I'll take a slice."  What it challenges you to do is take a slice off the front of your card. 

 My card folds at the top.  I trimmed about 1 1/4" off the bottom of the front of my card.  Then I attached the argyle paper from the Handsome Boy collection by MME, and used a border punch for a decorative edge.  I used the same border punch on the top of the yellow piece at the bottom, but you can only see it when it's open since it's hidden behind the argyle front.  The stamp set is Boots, Class and Sass from Unity Stamp Co.  I colored with prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits.  I finished with sequins.  It was really easy but turned out to be a really fun card.

Thought for the day:  "If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.:  - Anna Quindlen

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Playing with Backgrounds

 Hi!  Lately I've been seeing lots of backgrounds created with distress inks.  So, I decided to play along.  It really was fun using the distress inks and then watching the evolution of the backgrounds.  I only used two colors of distress ink on each of these cards.

For this card, I used Shabby Shutters and Faded Jeans.  I misted with water and then used a paintbrush to drop a few bigger water drops on it.  Once the water dried I splattered watered down white and black acrylic paint.  I used the Papertrey Ink Boy Basics Rock On stamp set and die.  I didn't use any dimension, so it's great for Operation Write Home.  The OWH Midweek Throwdown is to make a masculine card, so this works for the challenge too.

This one uses Pickled Raspberry and Dried Marigold distress inks.  I misted water and added a few extra water drops on this one as well.  I only used white acrylic paint for splatters here.  The stamp set is Live What you Love from Unity Stamp Co.  I also added 3 pink gems to the center of the butterfly.

These backgrounds were really fun to make, I made a couple more, but will share those another day.  I have more color combos I want to try too.  :)

Thought for the day:  "A kind and compassionate act is often its own reward."  - William John Bennett

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Sharing 3

Hi!  I'm sharing three cards today because they kind of 'go together', at least for the sake of my blog posting.  :)  Sometimes I love the patterns on the patterned paper so much that I really want to create cards with it.  That's what I did with the 3 cards for today.  There is minimal stamping on them, but I really like how they turned out. 

All the papers are from the We R Memory Keepers For the Record collection.

For this card, I used 4 papers from the collection and colored the flowers and the green leaves with my Copic markers (the bird was already colored and the words were already on the paper).  On the inside I stamped a  Tim Holtz's sentiment that says, "it's the little things that make life BIG."

For this one, I used 2 papers from the collection as well as grey cardstock.  The faux washi tape and the doodled frame were already on the paper, so I just stamped the "Hi There!". 

For this one, again I used 3 papers from the collection.   The frame and the ribbon beneath it are already on the paper, so I stamped the sentiment, which fit so perfectly here.  The stamp is made by Inkadinkado.

For the thought for the day, I think I'll go along with the last card.  "Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase."  - Martin Luther King, Jr

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!!