Sunday, August 20, 2017

My Favorite Things Sketch 346

Here is a card I made using Sketch 346 from My Favorite Things. I also used the colors from  MFT color challenge 75. The sentiment is from a MFT set called "Blue Skies Ahead." 



The little heart in the corner was cut using a die from Paper Smooches. The coral paper is a Bazzill color called Arizona. The solid blue paper is Navy from Recollections and Memento Ink in Nautical Blue is a perfect match. 

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Coral Watercolor Emboss Resist

This is a card I made for the latest challenge on the website "A Blog Named Hero." The challenge was to use WOW embossing powder. 

I stamped the floral background stamp from Hero Arts on watercolor paper. Then I heat embossed using white embossing powder from WOW. When that was set I spread red, olive, and yellow watercolor paints over different parts of the surface. Then I wiped off the excess paint. What you see here is the result. 





The little brown banner in the upper left hand corner is die cut from a Verve die. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set called "Remember Your Kindness." I stamped it using Honey Distress Ink. The sentiment panel was punched out using a punch from Stampin' Up. 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Scrappy Love Card

This card is an example of a way to use up smaller bits of paper that are left after completing larger projects. When you are left with a pile of scraps, see if you can cut some 1 1/2 inch squares. For every four squares you cut, you can make on

The layout is based on sketch 154 from Operation Write Home. 



I dry embossed the peach background layer and the blue paper for the heart using a swiss dot embossing folder. Then I used a Spellbinders die to cut out the heart. I used an edge die from Whimsy Stamps to create the scalloped edge for the blue strip at the bottom. 

Challenges: 

Dies R Us Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps Anything Goes


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Distressed Leaves Card

I have some paper from the "Chocolate Lovers" collection in my stash. I love these papers. They are coated in shades of brown but have other colors at their core. They are fun to emboss and sand. For this project I used the color called "Amaretto." 

I used a leaf die from Spellbinders to cut out and emboss the leaves and then sanded to reveal some of the color below. 



The patterned papers are from Amy Tangerine. I'm trying to use the whole pad of patterned paper but its slow going. This card is being entered over at the Dies R Us challenge where the current challenge is Anything Goes. 

Monday, August 14, 2017

B & W and Teal

The challenge this week at Mod Squad is to make a project using black and white plus one other color. It took a little while to find patterned paper that fit with these restrictions but there were some gems hidden in my stash. For this card I found black and white and teal paper from Kaisercraft. The pattern seemed too big to me, so I cut it into three strips to break up the large images. 

The sentiment is from Verve Stamps.  I'm posting this card over at The Cat's Pajamas as well where the challenge is called "How does your garden grow." 


Black and White plus Red

The challenge this week at Mod Squad is to make a project using black and white plus one other color. It took a little while to find patterned paper that fit with these restrictions but there were some gems hidden in my stash. 



This card uses Stampin' Up paper for the background layer. The red and white paper on the banners is from Queen and Co paper. I used Stampin' Up punches for the banners and the layers on the sentiment. The sentiment stamp is from Inkadinkadoo. 

Paper Pieced Flower Pot

This card uses the current sketch from Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge and the "How does your garden grow" theme from the current TCP Challenge

I stamped the flowers on white paper and colored them in using Stampin' Up markers. The flower pot was stamped on patterned paper using Momento Grey Flannel ink and then cut out.