February 26, 2018

Adding Background Interest with Geometry Shapes ft. STAMPlorations

Hi everyone! Welcome to STAMPlorations' Typografia Romantique event. :) 
Today I paired up the new I Love You stamp with the Zen Hearts stencil to create this rainbow card. I used Candied Apple, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet distress inks. 

I wanted to add some interest to the background, so I trimmed the edges of the front panel. I really like the asymmetrical heptagon design against the kraft card base. I hope you enjoyed this card, be sure to check out STAMPlorations' main post, too! 

Challenges Entered: 
Power Poppy: Love to Sparkle / STAMPlorations: ATG / Addicted to Stamps: Heart

Ombre Stenciling ft. STAMPlorations

Hi everyone! Welcome to STAMPlorations' Typografia Romantique event. :) 

I decided to create a card with a neutral color palette (white, kraft, and black) with a pop of red. I used Abandoned Coral distress ink and Rows of Hearts stencil to create the background, and stamped the My Heart stamp with VersaFine black ink. Hope you like this mixed-media feel kind of card. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! 

Challenges Entered: 

Addicted to Stamps: Heart

Gold Embossing and Patterned Paper ft. STAMPlorations

Hi everyone! Welcome to STAMPlorations' Typografia Romantique event. :) 
I created 3 cards in total using this new line of stamps. For this card, I decided to go all pink and girly. 

Both the patterned paper and vellum piece are from Stampin' Up. And I heat embossed STAMPlorations' Our Story stamp with gold embossing powder to match the patterned paper. 

Here's the glamorous gold in action! I added some enamel dots and a wooden heart embellishment, and that finishes off the card. Be sure to check out STAMPlorations' post for more inspirations!  

Challenges Entered: 

August 26, 2017

Cute and Nerdy ft. The Greeting Farm

This is one of the first sets of stamps I bought from The Greeting Farm, and I'm so glad that I managed to snatch it before it got discontinued. Today I'm just creating a CAS cards; I colored the image with Copic Sketch markers and paired it up with this clever and cute sentiment. 

Challenges Entered:
Seven Hills Crafts (middle color combo)

August 23, 2017

Summer Fruits ft. Winnie & Walter

EDIT: Top 3 at Seven Hills Crafts

Hello all! I'm so excited to share what I created for the Gossip Column challenge! My card is heavily inspired by Taheerah's summer fruit card (shown below). 

I actually created this summery background with Christmas and floral stamps! (Yup, stretching my supplies once again) The pineapples and grapes are created with the In Bloom: Elsa's Flora set. (left) For the pineapples, I partially stamped the larger acorn  image and drew it's base with a Copic Multi-liner. Next I stamped the pine needle image twice to create its spiky leaves. The grapes were actually altered from the holly berries stamp. I then used In Bloom: Carolina's Florals (middle) to create watermelon slices and raspberries. Here I transformed strawberry seeds into watermelon seeds, and using the Copic multi-liner again, I drew the sides and completed the watermelon slices. Finally, I used images from the In Bloom Lola's Bouquet (right) set to make kiwi and passion fruit. Although you can't really see the kiwi because it's hiding behind the sentiment banner. :( Wish I had swapped its place with one of the watermelon slices. Oh well.

Here's a snapshot of my creative process: 

Super messy LOL! Just trying out some combos and see which works better. 

Then I covered all of the fruit images with masking fluid and distressed Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Wild Honey, Crushed Olive, and Mowed Lawn inks to create the background. I also added an organic touch by flicking some water droplets onto the inked panel. At this point the background is finished, but I thought it was missing something and looking a bit plain. So I stamped the striped patterns from Scenery: Stripes 2 set with Hero Arts Unicorn white ink for some added interest.

I decided to keep the sentiment relatively simple; I stamped and heat embossed several sentiments stamps gold on a vellum banner. "you are my" and "heart" are from Sentimental: Endearments. "sweet" is from The Big, the Bold and Baby

I also decided to create a CAS version because I couldn't pass up this pineapple design with its dramatic spiky leaves. The punny sentiment is stamped with Stampin' Up's Labeler Alphabet set. And it's a direct CASE of Taheerah's pineapple card. Isn't it super clever? ;) I hope you liked these summary cards. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Challenges Entered:
W&W Gossip Column: Summer Fruits / Dies R Us: ATG with Dies / Little Miss Muffet: ATG

Seven Hills: Color Combo (middle one)

STAMPlorations: CAS
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