Sunday, May 1, 2016

Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #9

Hello everyone!! Happy May day!! I cannot BELIEVE it is May already.

I am so ready for the nice weather and the chance to get out into the garden and plant some flowers, as well as my veggies. Here in the northeast this can get tricky as we often get a late frost. I am itching to plant my flowers because I want to give my front yard a little color. It really needs it.

Today I am posting a card I created for Stamping Smiles Designs Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #9.

I used the first row down-flowers, birthday and masking technique. I have quite a few birthdays this month and this badge gave me the excuse to create one.

I started off by masking CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Pretty Posies" set in Amethyst, Lilac and Green dye ink. Originally I was going to mask whole card front but as my usual messy self, I left a HUGE green thumb print in the middle of the card and had to improvise. Instead of chucking out the whole thing, I decided to use what I could.

I cut a piece of the masked flower panel off and adhered it with foam adhesive over a green card base and a white doily.

I embossed a sentiment  in green over a piece of dark purple card stock and adhered that over the edge of the stamped panel. The last step was to adhere some clear sequins randomly around the front.

For messing something up, this came together quite nicely!! I actually have enough of the botched panel left to make at least one more card for my stash!!

Please join us over at Stamping Smiles Designs Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #9 and enter your creation inspired by the Challenge #9 badge. I cannot wait to see what you create!!

CAS-Fridays "Pretty Posies" Stamp Set

Friday, April 29, 2016

Day Five of the CAS-ual Fridays Release

So happy it is Friday!! One week closer to my summer vacation!!

Today is the last day of sneak peeks for the CAS-ual Fridays release tomorrow, April 30, 2016. Please be sure to visit the CAS-ual Fridays Blog today for one last time to enter to win a $15 prize. One winner for each day will be randomly chosen from each day and will be announced tomorrow on the blog.

Today the design team is featuring the "Tin Roof" stamp set and the "Smile" Fri-dies.

Once again, I created two cards using these products.

For my first card, I embossed the larger pattern from the "Tin Roof" stamp set onto a piece of watercolor paper.

I then did some ink smooshing with Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron and Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink. I was very precise where I wanted the color to go so I did it in stages, each color was done separately. I let the panel dry and adhered it to a green card base.

Next I added a piece of green patterned paper scrap to the bottom right of the card and the die cut sentiment and stamped sentiment strip over the top. The veneer heart was the last touch. I love how this card came out, so simple and bright!!

If you read my blog, you know that I often use scraps that are on my desk, "left overs" from other projects to make cards. I decided to challenge myself for the second card and use the scraps that littered my table from all my designing this week.

The first thing I did was use my MISTI tool and stamp the "Tin Roof" background using the smaller sized pattern in red onto a orange patterned paper scrap. My goal was to make the background look like fabric.

I layered the stamped background onto a Kraft card base. I then adhered the negative die cut piece of vellum at an angle. I added a scrap of paper that I had blended shades of red distress ink on over the vellum piece, and a white border I had die cut using the "Links Fri-dies."

I die cut the "Smile" sentiment from black card stock, adhered it to the card and covered it in Glossy Accents. The card still needed something so I pulled out some Red Stickles glitter glue and gave the middles of each "flower" of the "Tin Roof" pattern a small bit of shine.

I am so sad that this is the last day of the release but I had so much fun creating for this event. Please don't forget to hop on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Blog for details on the release.

And there is a sale going on a CAS-ual Fridays Stamps too. See details here. You can use the code below to get even more off too!!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a great weekend!!

Card #1

Card #2