Sunday, February 23, 2020

Sunday Stamping

The challenge at Sunday Stamps Challenge 225 is full of fun Mardi Gras color! Bright and bold. Gold, green and purple are my focus.

I have used Framed Tulips from Stamplorations, embossed with gold. The image was colored with watercolor pencil and Copics. There are some gold shimmer splatters on the card base.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

AHSC #357

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I am loving my new set from Altenew - Charming Doodles. I stamped some of the outline flowers and leaves on watercolor paper and colored with both Zig watercolor markers and greens from Altenew crisp ink.  I love being able to use dye based inks as watercolors.  The stripped paper is a piece from my stash that was a 12x12 from My Mind's Eye.  The sentiment- a CTMH stamp- was inked with Versafine Onyx Black. A little Baker's twine and some clear sequins finished the design. 

This is my design team inspiration for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #357.  Hope you will try the sketch yourself and check out the team inspiration on Wednesday. 

Guy Birthday

The Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 259 is anything goes with a masculine twist.  After checking my perpetual calendar, I realized I have two guy friends with March they will get this card. I made two - they don't know each other! :-)

I used my brand new dies from Simon Says Stamp to cut the windows and sentiment,  along with some patterned paper from my stash. The paper was from a Close To My Heart collection quite a few years back. That sentiment die is very delicate. I cut three from the same chocolate card stock as the card base and adhered them together for a bit more dimension. I popped the panel and set the little squares inside.  It was very tempting to add some bling...but I resisted.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Big Hello

 The card I made today used a Hero Arts background stamp - I stamped it with a Whisper gray ink, and cut a panel for the white card base. Then I used Simon Says Stamp's 'Big Hello' die to cut four hellos from black card stock, and adhered them together for dimension.  The black tie is floss. And I added some Studio Katia clear drops for a bit of shine. All inspired by sketch #422 at Freshly Made Sketches.  I did rotate the sketch for a top folding A2 card.  This is a clean, crisp look.  I love playing along with their great sketches when I can.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Atlantic Hearts 355

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Sketch #355 at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

For this card I used a number of inks to create confetti with the Simon Says Stamp stencil.  The sentiment is from a birthday Papertrey Ink set, and balloons were cut with Paper Smooches dies.

This is a wonderfully simple sketch - try a card and link up to Atlantic Hearts!  There will be plenty of inspiration on their site.