Monday, August 25, 2014

ColourQ Challenge

I took a day last week to play with some new stamps and made a card for the latest ColourQ Challenge.
Here is the color combination inspiration photo…

Here is the card that I made using a new set from W Plus 9

I started by masking off the inner rectangle with some Washi tape before stamping my images inside of it. Then I stitched around the edges of the rectangle.  After stamping my sentiment I embellished with some glittered up banner pieces and sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: W Plus 9 - Papel Picado and Hand Lettered Thanks
Inks: Papertrey Ink - Limade Ice, Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Card Concept

The card concept challenge this week was to make a card based on the following photo as inspiration…

I decided to go for the Freestyle Collage look…

This look was achieved by stamping with Versamark inside of a circle stencil, then heat embossing with clear embossing powder. I then used water color paints in the circle and Distress Inks on the rest of the panel.

Stampers Select card stock
Papertrey Ink: Mini Blooms stamps and dies
Studio Calico sequins
Splash Ink water colors
Distress Ink: Mustard Seed and Mowed Lawn

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Embossing Paste Backgrounds

Hi everyone, I'm back again with this last week's Make It Monday challenge over at Papertrey Ink. This weeks challenge was to make a background using embossing paste.

I started my card using different shades of blue and the Triangle Cover Plate.

The word 'friends' was cut using the Wonderful Words die and the little flowers are from the Make It Market County Fair Stamp Set.

Topped it all with some twine and sequins.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Off the edge

I'm back with a Make It Monday card for this weeks Papertrey Ink challenge. This week it was all about taking your dies off of the edge. I chose to work with Delightful Doilies and Grand Ampersand.

I started by heat embossing the doilies in white onto Kraft card stock.

Embellished the card with some die cut felt hearts and sequins.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Patterned papers are from My Mind's Eye (Now and Then: Dorothy).

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Wood Veneer…endless possibilities

Hi all. Yesterday was my turn up on the My Mind's Eye blog. I chose to make wood veneers my topic. A couple of weeks ago I made this birthday card for my step mom.

I started by using watercolors to change the color of the wood veneer and then I ran it through my good old Xyron to apply a nice thin layer of adhesive…makes that sparkly glitter stay right where you want it!

Then shortly after making this card I saw THIS video from Jennifer McGuire and I just had to attempt some letterpress with the wood veneer. Worked like a charm.

This first card I decided to keep very simple so that the plain white of the letterpresses image didn't get lost…

For this next one I took the wood veneer and covered it with two different colors of pigment ink, then put it face down on some watercolor paper and ran it through my die cutting machine, it is difficult to see in the photo, but it does have the lovely impressed edges of the wood veneer. I think the softness of the pigment ink is so pretty!

For this last card, I simply used the wood veneer piece from above, I just let the remaining ink dry before adding it to my card.

So there you have it. Get in and use all of those fabulous wood veneer pieces that you are hoarding. As you can see, I made three cards using the same piece of veneer. That is some bang for your buck!

All projects were made using the Record It-Splendid line from My Mind's Eye.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Papertrey Ink-Make It Monday

Just getting this project in under the wire. I love taking part in the Make It Monday videos over on the Papertrey Ink blog. This last week it was about creating a diamond background paper.

I made mine using the A Little Argyle and the 7th Inning Stretch stamp sets.

I inlaid the baseballs and then on the other cross sections I adhered the tiny little stars from the Star Gazer die collection.

The argyle lines were stamped in white and then heat embossed.

Hope you all are enjoying a great summer!