Thursday, January 28, 2016

Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #2 Inspiration

Today is my day over at Stamping Smiles Design. I created another card using the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #2 with the elements-masking, stars and critters.

It was a very messy but fun card to make. Here is a sneak peek!!

I urge you to come on over to the blog and play with Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #2!!

Have a fabulous day!!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Two cards using Retro Sketch #198

It is Thursday and almost the weekend. I am jumping up for joy!!! It has been a LONG week, even with the holiday on Monday.

We have had mid-term exams at the High School which means different schedules at work and lots of tears at home. On top of that, Charlotte has been sick so taking a mid term didn't make it any better. However, all of that is done until June and another semester starts tomorrow. Yeah!!

Today I am sharing two cards I created this weekend using Retro Sketch #198. I pretty much stuck to the design of the sketch for both of them.

For my first card, I did an ink blending technique. I masked off part of the bottom and blended Wild Honey and Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I then splashed a bit of water on it.

I then stamped "Happy Birthday" sentiment from PaperTrey Ink. I die cut a slide frame, also from PaperTrey Ink, out of green card stock and adhered it to the card. I layered two Lawn Fawn sunflowers and two leaves that I had colored in with Copic markers over the slide. I used foam adhesive under the sunflowers for a little dimension.

I covered the sunflowers with clear Wink of Stella to add a bit of sparkle. Last but not least, I attached a few green sequins around the focal point cluster. This card will be added to a card set I have been slowly making for a dear friend of mine.

For my second card, I decide to use some patterned paper on my card for a different look.

I covered the card front in green patterned paper from the Harvest Collection by Pebbles. I then used a scrap of yellow on the bottom that I embossed a stitch border. Again, I used a green slide frame die cut by PaperTrey Ink and layered a Lawn Fawn sunflower over it with foam adhesive.

Again I covered the sunflower with clear Wink of Stella and added some sequins around the framed flower.

Here is the Retro Sketch that I used to make these cards.

I think I like the first card best but am happy that I made two cards in general. I have had such a hard time creating lately!!

I thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a great night!!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Easy Birthday Cards with Paperie Ink "Flyin' High" stamp set

Happy Monday everyone!! Today is my day over at the Paperie Ink Blog. I created two birthday cards using the "Flyin' High" stamp set.

This stamp set can be utilized in so many ways but I decided to design an easy birthday card using the balloons, the stars and the banner. I actually was only going to make one card but liked how it came out so much that I created two, which is very unusual for me.

The first card is in blue.

My second card I used colors suited more for a girl.

To find out how I created my cards, please hop on over to the Paperie Ink blog.

Thanks for stopping by!!
Blue Card-

Pink Card-