Sunday, April 25, 2021

Quick Pop In

 Hello everyone!! This is my second post for today. I wanted to pop in with some cards I created for some challenges. 

My first card was inspired by two challenges.

I used the badge from the Global Design Team Project #288 as inspiration, as well as Just Us Girls Challenge #581

I used the way the designer created the background as the inspiration for my background. Instead of watercolor, I did some ink blending with Distress Inks. I also used a little critter like the designer. The whole little "garden" scene form the Just Us Girls badge is what inspired my whole scene on my card.

All these images are from Hello Bluebird. I had colored them in at an earlier date and then went through my stash to find the images I wanted to use.

My sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.

For my second card, I used a sketch from Pinterest and the current color scheme from The Color Throwdown Challenge.

I chose to use the colors, as well as the stripes from the photo as my inspiration.

At first I wasn't sure what I was going to use for my banners. I decided to die cut them out of white cardstock and use different colored inks. I did not have the exact shade for the last color so I used the second colored stripe combined with some brown.

I added some leaves from a Mama Elephant die set. I used a clear shimmer pen to make them a little bit shiny.

The sentiment is from the same Simon Says Stamp set as the first card.

Stamps: Simon Says Stamps Tiny Words, Hello Bluebird Field Mice, Strawberry Jam, Fairy Garden and Garden Friends
Ink: Salty Ocean, Squeezed Lemonade, and Twisted Citron Distress Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black, MFT Peach Bellini (retired), GKD Peach Bellini, MFT Coral Crush (retired), Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Dies: Banners-MFT (retired), Lawn Fawn Rectangles, Hello Bluebird, Mama Elephant Botanic Envelope

Well that is all from me today. Thank you for taking the time to stop by!! Have a great night!

Day 3 of the April 2021 CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Release: Introducing Big Thanks Duo

Hello everyone!! Today I am popping in with a card I created for the April 2021 CAS-ual Fridays Stamps release. I made a simple card using the new Big Thanks Duo. This new set includes the stamps and the dies together.

I started off this card by using the Swirls Stencil with blue Stickles. This was an experiment and I LOVE how it came out!!

While the white panel was drying, I stamped and die cut the "thanks" using the new Big Thanks Duo set.

I made an ombre effect on the sentiment using different colors of blue ink. I started with light blue on the "s" and used darker shades as I went down the stamp toward the "t."

I layered the stenciled panel over a blue card base and then stamped another sentiment from the Big Thanks Duo set onto the card front. I adhered the thanks using foam adhesive. 

This stamp set, as well as all the other new stamp sets, are available NOW in the CAS-ual Fridays Stamp Shop. Just check out the NEW section. Be sure to use my code, NORASENTME to get an extra 15% off your TOTAL order!!

While supplies last, if you spend $25, you will get a Hello Freebie set, no code needed!!! Be sure to check out the other fabulous projects on the CAS-ual Fridays Blog created by the Design Team. 

I thank you for taking the time to stop by. I hope you all have a FABULOUS day!!!