Sunday, August 25, 2013

Paper Trey Ink August 2013 Blog Hop

Happy Sunday!! I cannot believe that August is almost over and I have to go back to work on Tuesday!! It has been such a fabulous summer that I don't want it to end.

I was not able to participate in Stamp a faire yesterday because I was away but I did do a card for the Paper Trey Ink August 2013 Blog Hop.

 The idea was to choose one of the color schemes and sketches and to make a card. I chose to use the "Fast Food" color scheme for my card inspiration.

I wanted this card to be a simple as possible so I decided to make the stripes in the card by using a mask. I masked off one stripe at a time with removable tape and using an ink pad and an ink dauber, I inked each stripe.

For the scallop, I die cut a border using PTI's "Border Banner Die" and used the negative of the die cut to ink the scallop in "New Leaf" ink. When I was done with the background, I thought the lines were a bit too stiff so I took a water color brush and went over the lines with water.

I then die cut and stamped a sunflower using the "Simple Sunflower" set. I added a bit of linen ink with water on the sunflower to darken it up a bit, as well as added "Simply Chartreuse" ink to the "New Leaf" stamped leaves. I still thought the card was a bit bland so I used a bit of "Simply Chartreuse" re-inker and water to splash over the whole card. The finishing touch was to stamp the sentiment and add some enamel dots.

I did want to point out that I did not have any PTI "Harvest Gold" ink so I substituted Adirondak Butterscotch ink-the closest I had to a gold.

It is an extremely simple card but I am happy with the way it came out.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a fabulous day!!


Saturday, August 17, 2013

Simon Says Stamp! card

Happy Saturday!! I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend.

Just a quick post today featuring a simple card I created with Simon Says Stamp! "Friendship Circles" stamp set.

I did not use the dies on this but the used four stamps from the stamp set to create a simple card. I think I like making simple cards-especially when done in mass quantities!! I really only made one card with this image but colored it in with a bunch of others.

Isn't he cute? I just stamped the sentiment, the bear, the heart and the "string", and colored the elements in using Copic Markers.

Here is a little closer view of him. I used foam mount to adhere him on a scrap of red polka dot paper, added some diamond Stickles and three red sequins to finish the card off. I will be making more of these. I think the bear would be cute on a baby card as well!!

Thank you for stopping by today. Have a great weekend!!



Friday, August 16, 2013

Paper Smooches Birthday Card

Today I am going to show you a really cute card I created using Paper Smooches "Party Posse" stamp set. This stamp set is so cute!!!

I chose to use the turtle from the set. I have a "thing" for them I guess!!!

I chose to make a really simple card. I first stamped the sentiment. Then I stamped the turtle and the hat, next I colored all the elements in using Copic markers. I apologize for not knowing the specific colors I used. I did a bunch of coloring that day and didn't keep track.

To finish the card off, I used my white Signo pen to put a little white on the turtle legs for a "shadow" and used some Stickles on his shell and hat. I like him almost as much as the Lawn Fawn card I created with a turtle from yesterday's post!!

I hope you like my card. Thank you for stopping by!!



Thursday, August 15, 2013

Lawn Fawn Stamped Cards

I just wanted to post two cards I created using Lawn Fawn's "On the Mend" set. The cards are EXTREMELY simple. Stamping, coloring, scoring and layering, that is all.

The first one is a little turtle. I colored him in using Copic Markers. I do not have a photo of the exact colors I used and I apologize for that. I did a mass coloring of different stamped images when I created this card and didn't keep track of which colors I used.

The card kind of looks off in this photo but it really isn't. I scored the sides at 1/2" in and used foam adhesive to mount it on the patterned paper.

I added diamond Stickles to the little shapes on the shell and to finish the card off. Isn't this little turtle cute?

The second card I created I used the flowers in this set with the same sentiment. I pretty much used the same design as the turtle card-simple, simple, simple.

I figured that this card could be used as either a get well card OR a general card letting someone know that I was thinking of them.

Again, I used Stickles on the card but would not use them again for this image. I put it on too thick and messed up the faces.

I hope you enjoyed my post for today. Thank you for stopping by!!