Friday, May 4, 2018

Beautiful Day

This is entered in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge "Animal Magic":
This is a card I made by adding Gina K Jelly Bean Green foil to a piece of dark blue cardstock using the Simon Says Stamp Folk Dance stencil. I cut a piece of lighter blue cardstock with Simon Says Stamp Twisted Stitch Borders and added this over top. The flowers are from Simon Says Stamp Even More Spring Flowers and colored with both Copic and Stampin' Up's Pool Party markers. I added some detail with a Prismacolor pencil to the flower petals, then cut them out with the matching dies. The greeting is stamped in black ink and is from a new Stampin' Up set that will be in the new catalog called "Love What You Do." The bee is from Stampin' Up set "Dragonfly Dreams," and colored with copic markers. Thanks for looking and hope you like the card!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

When Pigs Fly

Here's a card I made with Stampin' Up's This Little Piggy for Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge with a "time" theme. I punched out the moon from Daffodil Delight paper and stamped some "speckles" on it with Daffodil Delight ink and sponged the edges with white ink. The pig is stamped in Soft Suede ink on pink cardstock. The clock was embossed in white and is from a Stampin' Up set from 2006. I added the little gems for stars.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Purr-fect Friend

 This card is entered into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge for Anything Goes and uses My Favorite Things stamp set "Purr-fect Friend."
I colored the cat with Tombow markers and cut out the circle with a stitched circle die set from Pink and Main.
The background was Distress Oxide inks blended and then spritzed with water to create the oxidized look. I used Worn Lipstick, Broken China, and Fossilized Amber. I cut one of the circles out of the background and the largest one out of Not Quite Navy cardstock and after affixing all of them off-center on the card, trimmed the edge. The sentiment is from the same set, stamped in Versa-Fine Onyx Black ink. Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Anything Goes with MFT

This card uses a stamp set from My Favorite Things called Farm Friends and the matching dies. As a knitter, I like making sheep cards for all my "knitty friends." This also uses a stitched window die from My Favorite Things called "Peek a Boo Window," and the sheep is floating on a piece of tulle. The sheep is colored with Copic markers and the sentiment is embossed in white. I am entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday "Anything Goes" challenge.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Just Because

This card is for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Flower Power. I used the Concord and 9th Monogram J with matching dies and the Concord and 9th Happy Day for the background. I stamped the images with Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist, and Flirty Flamingo ink. I'm still working on getting a CLEAN image with solid stamps like this "J," as you know with dogs in the house hair just flies around! My one tip for this is to use the masking tape type of lint rollers to clean the stamp before stamping. Now, what to do with the stamp pad that has hair on it?!!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Add a Doodle

This card is entered into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, "Let's Doodle."
For this card I used Simon Says Stamp's, "Even More Spring Flowers," masking the two larger blooms and one leaf. I stamped in Momento Black ink so that I could color the blooms with Copic markers. Then I added the "doodling" vines with a black marker. The sentiment is from AlteNew's "Floral Sprig," and I embossed that in gold. Finally I painted the flowers and leaves with a Wink of Stella clear pen. Hope you like it! Thanks for looking!

Masquerade Ball

As some of you know, I'm a high school math teacher and I also am a class advisor for the 11th grade class at our school. This is the year that they are responsible for putting on the "prom," and for some reason I got elected to design and make the invitations.
The theme of the event is Masquerade Ball and when I saw that Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge was to make something using "Sparkle and Shine," I thought of the invitations that I made last night.
The colors were black and gold and the stamps I used were from Hunkydory (Masquerade Ball) and Hampton Arts (front greeting). I gold embossed the images from Masquerade Ball on the front of the card and added a die cut of gold glitter paper and then another die cut in black cardstock with the greeting. We sent them out in Neenah gold envelopes. Thanks for looking!