Sunday, January 14, 2018

Silver Heart

This card is my latest entry for My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge that can be found here.

I started by embossing the Lined Up Dots BG with white on black, then black on white to make the background.  I made the frame by using two of the double stitched rectangle dies, then used that same die to cut the white piece for the center.  The heart was die cut from silver glitter paper.  I cut the arrow through the heart die twice so I could put a red one on top.  The sentiment was added by white embossing on a black strip and then using scissors to cut the flag end.  I love how the red just pops.

Products I used:
MFT Lined Up Dots BG
MFT Essential Sentiments
MFT Double Stitched Rect Stax dies
MFT Tag Builder Blueprints 5 die
SSS Large Hearts set die

Happy Stamping!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge

Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenges are so fun and they have great themes.  I made this card for their latest challenge #88, Water Coloring.  The sample cards are gorgeous and great inspiration.  I stamped the SSS Kaledioscope and embossed it with silver pearl embossing powder.  I used picked raspberries, spun sugar, shabby shutters, and pumice stone distress inks for my water color.  The third pink color was made by mixing picked raspberries and spun sugar distress inks.  I added the pink paper to the happy die and did my own cutting around it.  To make the sentiments stand out I put them on vellum.   

Products I used:
SSS Center Cut Kaleidoscope BG
MFT Label Sentiments
HA Happy stamp & cut
Distress inks
WOW Silver Pearl embossing powder

Happy Stamping!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!

Sharing a card I made for Simon Says Stamp latest Flickr Challenge.  The details of the contest can be found here.  I haven't made a card for a while and so it felt great getting this one completed.  Now that the holidays are over I bet there will be more cards being made.  There are so many great blogs with so much inspiration.

I stamped the background Kaleidoscope Leaves BG stamp on kraft paper with white pigment ink and let that dry.  I colored it with Prismacolor pencils and then die cut it with a SSS Stitched Rectangle die.  To make the sentiment stand out more I layered it on vellum that was cut with the Drifting Border die also from Simon Says Stamp.  It is a simple card and the coloring was great fun.

Products I used:
SSS Kaleidoscope Leaves BG
SSS Script Thanks die
SSS Drifting Stitches Border die
SSS Stitched Rectangle die

Happy New Year and Happy Stamping!

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!