Saturday, August 30, 2014

A Flower Patch Get Well

Today I was in need of a Get Well card.  SO while surfing the net I ran across a fun "Flower Patch" card that I worked into a get well card.  You can see the original card here.  I liked the original card but I lacked all the supplies.  So I ran with what I had and I do like how it turned out.

The base of my card is a folded half sheet of Crisp Cantaloupe.  Then I added a layer of Whisper White and on top of that is a piece of decorative paper from the "All Abloom" paper pack. I LOVE those packs.  You get quite a variety of papers for a great price!

Next I stamped my flowers using the "Flower Patch" set.  Then I cut them out using the "Flower Fair" dies.  I don't have the magnetic piece for my Big Shot so I just put a post it across the die and stamped image and it held it in place just fine, no shifting at all.  

I cut a scrap piece of Whisper White for the word panel and I added a scrap piece of decorative paper from the same "All Abloom" pack.  I assembled my card and then realized that I forgot to add the words.  I couldn't add them now, my word panel is sitting on the card with Dimensionals under it!  UGH!  So I got out my trusty "Modern Label" punch and the "Word Window" punch along with the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" set and I was able to fix my error.  I really just wanted the words stamped on the word panel part but this is what I ended up with. I like it but it wasn't what I wanted.  

It was a fun card to make and it went together rather quickly.  I do like the dies but I'd much rather have a punch.  It's less time using a punch than the dies.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A Petite Petals Thinking of You Card

I found today's card on Terri's board at her last Stamp a Stack.  I do not know who the original artist is of this card so if you do know, please let me know so I can give them credit and a link back to their blog.  

I was not sure of the color green on the card so I used Pear Pizzazz.  The card stock and ink used here are as follows, Pear Pizzazz, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Whisper White.

I used an embossing folder for the background.  

I have to day, this was a super simple and extremely quick card to make.  

I stamped the flowers on matching card stock and used the punch to punch them out.  The leave were just a flower stamped using matching ink and card stock and punched out.  Once they were punched out I cut them into pieces to use as petals.  SO simple and SO quick!

This card and layout would be great for other occasions such as Birthdays, Get Well, Mother's Day, and maybe even a sympathy card.  

Thank you ever SO much for visiting today,

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A Traveler and Open Sea Masculine Birthday Card

WOW, another original card.  Though I do like this one much better than yesterday's card.  

This was a very simple and quick card to make too.

The base of my card is Basic Gray as well as the layer behind the ship image.

Then Cherry Cobbler was added and Whisper White on top of that.  I did texture!  

The ship was stamped using black Memento ink.

The compass is from "The Open Sea" set.  I punched it out using the 1-1/4" circle punch and layered it using the 1-3/8" circle punch.  I punched that circle using Cherry Cobbler.  I set those circle layers in place using Dimensionals.

And there you have it.  A quick and simple masculine card.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A Vivid Vases and Work of Art Birthday

Today I thought I would play with the "Vivid Vases" stamp.  I think I may have made one card with it a while back.  I bought it and was going to wait until I got some Blendabilities.  I got the markers but I haven't used them on this set as planned.  Maybe this weekend!!!  The stamp set will probably be still sitting out on my worktable.  LOL

For this card I used the "Work of Art" set to color in the images.  I used the long strip one for the colors on the vases.  I did put some post it's on the bottom of the vases so the ink wouldn't get on the white part.  Then I used the round image for the flowers.  I'm not overly fond of this card. It was fun but the colors are not what I had in mind.  

I saw a card using this set and they added rhinestones to the flowers.  What a great idea.  I was going to do that but forgot.  But after taking the photo I did add them.  

I used Pool Party and Strawberry Slush card stock.  I used Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Strawberry Slush, Marina Mist, Pirouette Pink, and Pool Party ink.

The words were set in place using Dimensionals.  And that's it!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Monday, August 25, 2014

A Work of Art Birthday

I thought I would whip up a quick card today.  I have been busy with my clay and I actually took the day off from stamping and posting yesterday.  I will share with you what I've been working on.  A tray of clay just finished baking but it requires assembly so it will be a day or two before I get to that part.  I need to bake as much clay stuff as I can this week, plus the holiday too!

So for today's card:  it came from Terri's display board when I was at her latest Stamp a Stack.  I don't know who designed this card and it may be a little difficult to pin down that person because I did change it a bit too.  I loved the colors of this card and that is what I was drawn to. Then, of course, the Work of Art set was used. I LOVE using that set!!!  Anytime I find a fun card that I just can't take my eyes off, I HAVE to make it.  I really should try to design one of my own.  Imagine that?  LOL  I've been doing so many repeats of other people's cards (with a few minor changes) and now and then I come up with an original card.  I have been slacking on the originality lately!!  But there's just SO many cute cards out there that I just HAVE to copy.  I'm obsessed!!! LOL

The words on my card are from the retired "Bring on the Cake" set.  I just thought this looked like a birthday splatter type card and this cake image fit it well.  The original card had a heart on the blue spot and the words were "just for you".  I could have copied the whole card but I wanted to make a birthday card!  You can make yours any way you want!!

The base of my card is a half sheet of Whisper White.  The dotted layer is Marina Mist and the focal panel is Whisper White.  The inks used here are Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette, Strawberry Slush, and Pistachio Pudding.  

This was a fun and easy card to make.  What a festive birthday card this is, huh?

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Saturday, August 23, 2014

A Summer Silhouettes Birthday

Oh my, what a botched up mess this was.  And of course I share it with you!!!  Always!  They can't all be winners now, can they?  

I was surfing the net and found this pretty sponged edge card and thought how fun and perhaps easy it would be to make.  I will say that I did have fun, and the sponging was easy, it just didn't turn out the way the original card did.  I tell the gals who come to my home to stamp, when they don't like the card they made because it didn't look like the sample, "don't compare."  I don't take my own advise very easy!!!  I REALLY did like the sponging on the original card.  

The original card can be found here and from what I could see it was made by Kate. Or it was pinned by Kate.  I'm not sure.  But it is there and it is very pretty!

I used a different kind of flowering stem for mine too.  I used the "Summer Silhouettes" set and the words are from the "Wetlands" set.

The colors I sponged on the Whisper White piece are Pearl Pizzazz and Pacific Point.  And I used those same colors on the flowering stems.  I used a scrap piece of Pacific Point card stock for the oval scalloped punch and the words were stamped using Pacific Point ink.

I misted the sponged colors before I stamped the flowers but that didn't do much either.  UGH!!!  I'm disappointed in this card.  It's one of those "Monet" cards.  It looks better from further away!!! LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Friday, August 22, 2014

A Gorgeous Grunge Birthday

When I was at Terri's Stamp a Stack last week I took some pictures of the card samples she had on display.  This one was changed a little bit, only because I couldn't stop!!! LOL

The original card has two sets of zig zag strips.  I just kept going until it had faded to almost nothing.  Plus the original card had a heart stamped on it and the words "Just for you."  I don't know who made the card and I don't have a link to it since it was from a display board.  But if it sounds familiar you can email me and I can take a look at it and see if it's the card in question and then I can give the artist credit and a link back to their blog.

Ok, onto this card.  I used Whisper White for the base of my card.  Then I used the in color markers, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Baked Brown Sugar.  I stamped the image from the "Gorgeous Grunge" set.  I moved it down until I just saw the last image and stamped again.  I repeated that two more times.  I did huff on it for the last two images. (I huffed on each one of the last two - just wanted to make it clear on that).  

I used a scrap piece of Baked Brown Sugar card stock and the scalloped punch.  Then I took a scrap piece of Coastal Cabana and punched out a 1-3/8" circle.  And the words were done on the computer and I used the 1-1/4" punch.  I set the words layer in place using Dimensionals.  

This was an extremely quick card to make and to assemble.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A Travel Work of Art Birthday Masculine Card

I saw this fun card at Terri's Stamp a Stack.  I wanted to make one so I took a photo of it.  I did change it up a little bit.  I added the Washi tape and the Modern Label  birthday greeting.

The base of this card is Basic Black.  The next layer is Basic Gray.  And the final layer before the focal piece is Basic Black again.

I stamped the Work of Art "swish" image using Basic Gray.  I stamped off once and then I stamped it three times on the Whisper White card stock.

Then I stamped the train using the Momento black ink and I was ready to assemble.  

I do not know who the original designer of the focal part of the card is so I can give her credit, I had take the photo of this card off Terri's display board.  If you know who made the focal part, please let me know so I can give them credit and a link back to their blog if they have one.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Negative Space Technique

Last night I was helping Terri out with her Technique Tuesday group and I had participated in the swap!  I was just thrilled because it had been a long time since I was able to find the time to make cards for the swap.  

This is one of the cards I had received in the swap.  Isn't it gorgeous?  I LOVE it!!  It was made by Mary.  

It's the first card I've seen in person using the sequins.  I LOVE the Washi tape too.  

It's such an elegant looking card. The colors are so warm and inviting, aren't they!! Kudos to Mary on her fabulous card!!

I'm going to make this short, I'm not feeling well tonight and I'm going to go lay down.

Have a fun day and thank you for stopping by,

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sea Street and Gorgeous Grunge Masculine Card

Yup, yet another masculine card.  It just seems that there are not enough of them out there.  This one is very colorful and festive looking too.  I never seem to have enough masculine cards.  But at Terri's Stamp a Stack last week I made several!  So I think I'm good for the rest of the year!

This card was very fun and quick to make.  We used Night of Navy card stock for the base of the card.  Whisper White was used for the Angled Tag Topper piece and Real Red was used for the stars.  I did order that star punch!  I don't have the Sea Street set or the wonderful Maritime Designer Series Paper.  But I'm sure down the road I can find something else to work if I want to remake this card.  

I especially love the layout.  It's got a very clean and simple look to it.  

The background was stamped using Night of Navy ink and the anchor stamp.  It's a very simple and super quick card to make.  Ok, it was super quick because Terri cut all of the card stock for us!!!  But even if you have to cut it yourself, it wouldn't take that long.

Tonight I'm off to help Terri with your Technique Night group and I will be participating in the swap.  I actually had time to make some cards!!!  It helped that we had a month off too!!! LOL  It sounds like I'm a month behind on things.  Please let me reassure you, it is WAY beyond a month!!! LOL

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,

Monday, August 18, 2014

A World of Dreams Birthday

I mentioned the other day that I had made my card at the Stamp a Stack a little different.  I had moved the image up higher, leaving room for words under it.

I used the Gorgeous Grunge splatter image on the background, using Baked Brown Sugar ink.  The image inside the oval is from the "World of Dreams" set.  One that is on order!!!  I just HAD to! The word are from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" set.

The information on the colors can be found here.  I'm keeping this post short and sweet!!! I know, very unusual for me!  LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Sunday, August 17, 2014

A Positively Chevron Birthday

I made this fun card at Terri's Stamp a Stack last Thursday.  It's another card I liked and don't have the stamp sets to make more.  But that's ok.  I can always use background paper in place of the "Positively Chevron" background stamp.  And I can always substitute any other wording.  I have the paper doilies and the little flower stamp is on it's way.  I ordered it because I wanted the tiny little (adorable) star stamp that is in the set.  There's 3 punches in the Itty Bitty Accents punch set and I'm thinking the third one is a heart.  I was only interested in the star and the flower.  I'd make an excellent eye witness, wouldn't I?  I pay such great attention to details!!!! LOL

This was a super fun card to make.  Do you notice how straight I got the background image on my card?  What to know how to do that yourself?  Of course you do, and I will tell you.  First you ink up your stamp and leave it face up with Crumb Cake ink.  Then you take a little bit of tape runner (about a half inch in length) and place it on the center of the back of your piece of Crumb Cake card stock.  Pick up the card stock with your finger and hover over the image and slowly lower the card stock in place.  Press down on the card stock using a piece of scrap paper over it, and rub all over the paper to get the ink on the card stock.  Remove the scrap paper, your card stock should come with it.  Remove it from the paper and viola, your image should be on your card stock exactly where you want it.  

Once the background was stamped the doily went on. Then we stamped the white strip and punched the edge.  The ribbon was added.  I love how the ribbon was just slid into the slot and tied with a piece of Baker's Twine.  

Next the flowers were added using tiny glue dots and pearls were set in the center of each one.  Oh, I forgot to tell you to add the background piece to the card base before you start adding all of the other stuff.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Beautiful Bunch and Gifts of Kindness

I made this pretty card at Terri's fun Stamp a Stack last Thursday.   I don't have this stamp set but I did put it on my wish list.  Then I removed it from my wishlist because I looked through my stamps and found out I did have it.  Now why have I not used it???  I am not sure. Perhaps it's because I own too many stamp sets!!!  

Anyway, at the Stamp a Stack we stamped the flower using the black Memento ink pad.  Then we punched out the flower.  Yes, punched it out.  NO cutting.  So it puzzles me even more why I have not used the stamp set.  Then I thought it was because I didn't have the punch.  Oh yes, the punch is on the shelf, still in it's wrapper.  What's wrong with me?  That is a rhetorical question, it requires no answer please!!!  LOL  We don't have time to answer that anyway!!! LOL

The colors used here are Basic Black, Real Red, and Very Vanilla card stock.  The designer paper is from the "Flashback set.  

It's a very easy and fun card to do.  We made three of them.  I did mine all the same.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Friday, August 15, 2014

World of Dreams Masculine Card

Here is a card I made at Terri's FABULOUS Stamp-a-Stack last night.  It was such a fun time. I just LOVE this card and my sister was putting in an order, so I just HAD to order it.  UGH!  I have so many stamp sets that I don't use now!  Sound familiar???  LOL  I do have a lot of retired ones that I will be posting on here soon to sell.  I need to clean house.  I've just got too many things going on to get into the taking the photo, posting it, figuring out the postage, etc.  There's a lot that goes into selling a stamp set online.  Anyway, lets get back to this fun card.

This card is very versatile.  It could be a wonderful masculine birthday card, a thinking of you card and even a sympathy card.  I LOVE those leaf branches in the background.  

To make this card we used the "World of Dreams" set.  The card stock was Pool Party, Baked Brown Sugar, and Very Vanilla.  The ink was Baked Brown Sugar.  Oval Framelits were used to do the ovals.  Lucky us, they were done for us!!!  Ya gotta LOVE that!  And the 1/8" hand held punch was used to make the holes for the thick Baked Brown Sugar Twine.  

The two ovals were taped together and set in place using Dimensionals.  What a fun card this was.  We got to make 3. I made a different variation of this card and I will show that to you another day.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,