Thursday, 6 April 2017

Global Design Project 081 | Color Challenge

What a simple and fun color challenge, using Night of Navy, Whisper White and a Free Choice.  I love Night of Navy and it's one of my go to colors for Christmas cards.   I just wanted to make a Christmas themed card but it just seemed wrong this time of year.  I chose another favorite Cherry Cobbler as my free color choice.  Here's my challenge submission:

and the challenge:

card base:  Cherry Cobbler # 119685 4 1/4" x 11" scored at 5 1/2"
Whisper White #100730 layer cut at 4" x 5 1/4"
Night of Navy #100867

Stamp set: Timeless Textures #140517
Any Occasion - Sale-A-Bration
Lift Me Up Bundle (Lift Me Up Stamp Set and Up & Away Thinlits Dies) #144712
Ink: Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad #126970
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad #126966

Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #143263
SNAIL Adhesive #104332
Fine Tip Glue Pen #138309
Stampin' Dimensionals # 104430

Using the stamp off technique stamp the textured background using Night of Navy Classic Ink.  Using the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, cut out the large balloon out of Night of Navy card stock and layers out of scraps in the three colors.  Adhere the layers to the back of the balloon using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.  On a scrap of Whisper White, stamp the medium balloon from the Lift Me Up Stamp Set in Cherry Cobbler Ink. Using Stampin' Dimensionals, adhere the two balloons to the card base.  Stamp a sentiment to the card front.  I used the Sale-A-Bration Any Occasion Stamp Set.

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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Fab Friday 109 | Sketch Challenge

This was another fun challenge for me.  It's a card sketch I've never used before and I wasn't sure how I felt about it or how it would turn out.  Let's see what you think...

Card Measurements and Instructions:

Soft Suede (#115318) 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/2"
Always Artichoke #105119 cut at 4 3/4" x 5 1/2"
Designer Series Paper - retired, select a layer of your choice, cut at 2 1/4" x 4 1/2"
Very Vanilla #101650, cut at 4 1/4" x 2" and scrap for sentiment 2 1/2" x 1/2"

Stamp set: Lovely As a Tree #127793
Teeny Tiny Wishes #127802
Ink: Early Expresso Classic Stampin' Pad #126974
Always Artichoke Classic Stampin' Pad #126972

Blender Pens #102845
5/8" Burlap Ribbon #141487, approximately 3 3/4"

Paper Snips #103579
SNAIL Adhesive #104332
Stampin' Dimensionals # 104430

This was such a simple card to make and assemble and so perfect for Father's Day.  

Stamp the large tree grouping image form Lovely As a Tree stamp set using Early Espresso Classic Ink onto the Very Vanilla card stock. Using the Blender Pen, pick up ink from the Always Artichoke Classic Stampin' Pad and dap the ink on the branches to make the leaves.  Using SNAIL Adhesive adhere the stamped layer to the DSP and then to the Always Artichoke layer.  Next, add the Burlap Ribbon and finally stamp and adhere the sentiment strip.

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Tuesday, 4 April 2017

SUO Challenge #171 | A Favorite April Theme

I love the April Showers, Spring Flowers theme of this challenge...Anything that inspires April.  What a great way to welcome in spring. I'm so excited to submit the simple project below for this fun spring challenge:

card base:  Whisper White (#100730) 4 1/4" x 11" scored at 5 1/2"

Stamp set: Beautiful You #143637
Ink: Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad #122923
Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad #131203
Smokey Slate Classic Stampin' Pad #131179
Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin' Pad #122922
Perfect Plum Classic Stampin' Pad #101889

Block H #118488
Stampin Spritzer #126185
Aqua Painter #103964
Paper Snips #103579
SNAIL Adhesive #104332
Stampin' Dimensionals # 104430

Ink up the bottom third of your H clear block with Smokey Slate Classic Ink, the centre third with Soft Sky Classic Ink and the top third with Island Indigo Classic Ink.  Using your Stampin Spritzer, spritz  water onto the entire block.  This will help the colors blend and will give you the spotted/dotted look when the paper absorbs the ink. Set aside to dry.

Next, stamp the Lady with Umbrella Image over the stamped background using StazOn Ink.  On a scrap of Whisper White card stock stamp the image again and fussy cut using paper snips. Using an Aqua Painter, apply Smokey Slate Classic Ink to the umbrella, Wisteria Wonder Classic Ink to the skirt and Perfect Plum Classic Ink to the blouse.  Once complete, adhere the cut out image to the card base over the stamped image using Stampin' Dimensionals.  Add the Happy Birthday sentiment.

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Monday, 3 April 2017

Sunday Stamps | SSC149 Rich Succulents

Well, another Sunday and I'm so excited to participate in this challenge.  What an amazing color challenge and such beautiful color palate.  I got my inspiration for this challenge from Bronwyn Eastley, click here to see her project.  I loved her 3-D card and here's what I came up with....

and the color challenge...

Card Measurements and Supplies:

card base: Sahara Sand #121043
Whisper White #100730
Perfect Plum #101889
Wisteria Wonder #122922
Wild Wasabi #108641
White Vellum Cardstock #101856
Sala-A-Bration Glimmer Paper Stack

Ink: StazOn Ink Pad #101406
Perfect Plum #101889
Wisteria Wonder #122922
Aqua Painter #103954

Stamp Set: Papillon Potpourri 123759
Teeny Tiny Wishes #127802
Thinlits Set: Window Box Thinlits Dies #142762
Framlit Set: Botanical Builder Framelits #140625
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #143263
Elegant Butterfly Punch #127526
Bitty Butterfly Punch #129406
Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246

 SNAIL Adhesive #104332
Mini Glue Dots #103683
Stampin' Dimensionals # 104430

Using the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, cut out two boxes using the Window Box Thinlits Dies and cut away all the pre-scored tabs.  Adhere the two pieces together.  Using a scrap of the card base, cut and score a tab on the bottom to adhere inside the centre of the base to make a base for the centre layer of flowers.  Using the Botanical Builder Framelits, cut a series of flowers and leaves in all sizes using the various colors in the palate.  Layer each to the card base and tab.  Stamp a few butterfly images on Whisper White card stock and cut down to size to decorate the outside of the box.  Using the Aqua Painter and ink, color the butterflies.  Using the Elegant Butterfly Punch and Bitty Butterfly punch, punch out little butterflies to adhere to the project using Mini Glue Dots.  Stamp the Happy Mother's Day sentiment form the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. This card folds flat for mailing.

Hope you love it....