Friday, October 20, 2017

Fall Hugs

Fall colors are beautiful and I love how you can get wonderful colors on kraft paper using Distress Oxide inks.

I made the background using the SSS Tiny Dots stencil with Peeled Paint Oxide ink on Neenah Desert Storm cardstock.  The leaves are cut with the SSS Bershire Leaf outline die and then colored with oxide inks.  I am entering this in Simon Says Stamp latest Flickr Challenge that can be found here.

Products I used:

SSS Tiny Dots stencil
SSS Hugs die
SSS Berkshire Leaf Outline die
SSS Frames die
Distress Oxide inks

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Fall Birthday

I should have named my blog the challenge blog.  Here is another card for My Favorite Things latest Blueprints challenge: Mix It Up.

My son's birthday is this month so I made my card for the challenge and his birthday.  I used fall colors and MFT Blueprints 20 & 31 to make this card.  Card challenges are great for inspiration!

Products I used:                                                   
MFT Geometric Greenery
MFT Essential Sentiments
MFT Blueprints 20 & 31                                                                                                                       

Happy Stamping! 


Sunday, October 1, 2017

My Favorite Things Creative Construction with Blueprints: Mix it Up

Another card for a My Favorite Things challenge, this time it is the Blueprints challenge: Mix it Up.

I used the colors from the Color Challenge #78 and Blueprints 15 & 27 to create this birthday card.  I am entering this card in both the Color and Blueprints challenges.
Products I used:
MFT Plaid Background Builder
MFT Essential Sentiments
MFT Pinstripe Background
MFT Blueprints 15 & 27
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

MFT Color Challenge #78

Here is my card for the current MFT Color Challenge that can be found here.

I loved using the primary colors with the Lemon Chiffon thrown in.  I just got the Tweet Wishes stamp set and the owl was so fun to color.  I used the MFT Stepped up Chevron die and cut it in each of the colors.  MFT card challenges give plenty of inspiration.

Products I used:
MFT Tweet Wishes
MFT Stepped Up Chevron die
MFT Inside/Out Circle dies
MFT Blueprints 15 & 24

Happy Stamping!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Sympathy Butterfly

I can't seem to stop making cards for challenges.  This one is for My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge 351, which can be found here.

MFT challenges have great inspiration.  I used the English Brick Wall stencil and MFT Kraft Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots paper to make the background.  Not a lot of stamping on this card.  I did, however, use several Die-namics to create this it.

Products I used:
MFT Essential Sentiments
MFT English Brick Wall stencil
MFT Flutter of Butterflies - Lacey die
MFT Flutter of Butterflies - Solid die
MFT Stitched Scallop Basic Edges die
MFT Wild Greenery dies
MFT Kraft Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot design paper

Happy Stamping!

Panda Thanks

Here's another card for the "Emboss Like a Boss" Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #80 going on until September 28, 9:00 am EDT.

It is hard to tell, but I stamped the panda with black pigment ink and embossed using clear powder. The effect is nice and shiny in real life, just hard to see in a photo.  I also dry embossed the Diamond Circles stencil and then inked the background using Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide inks.  They do blend beautifully. Challenges are always fun because of all the great inspiration.

Products I used:
SSS Cuddly Critters
SSS Diamond Circles stencil
SSS Thanks die
SSS Frames die
SSS Large Holiday Shapes die

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Circles of Thanks

Simon Says Stamp has a bimonthly contest on Flickr and here is my entry for SSS Flickr Challenge #80. The challenge can be found here.

This challenge, called "Emboss Like a Boss," is to use embossing on your card: dry embossing, wet embossing, or embossing with impression plates.  For this card I chose to wet emboss on vellum and then color the back side using copic markers.  I stamped the circles from the SSS Ranunculus Sketch stamp set using white pigment ink and silver pearl embossing powder. For the focal point I added the Thanks die cut on top of a stitched sentiment strip. I like the look of embossing on vellum and coloring on the back.

Products I used:
SSS Sketch Ranunculus
SSS Painted Thanks die
MFT Blueprints 20

Thanks for looking!
Happy Stamping!