Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Holy Ship!

Today I'm playing along with the Sunday Stamps Challenge :)

Here's the sketch:


And here's my take:

Our nephew, who's at the Naval Academy, is turning 21 next month, and I knew the Stay Salty stamp set and dies from Essentials By Ellen would be perfect for creating a super fun card for this special occasion! I hope he gets a kick out of it ;)

Thanks for visiting!

Have a fabulous day!!!

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Supplies:

Stamps: Stay Salty (Essentials By Ellen)

Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Smokey Gray Versafine (Tsukineko)

Cardstock: White, Kraft, Smokey Shadow, Soft Stone (Ink To Paper)

Copic Sketch Markers: R27, R24, YR27, YR24, W1

Patterned Paper: By The Sea 6x6 Designer Paper Pad (My Mind's Eye)

Dies: Stay Salty (Essentials By Ellen), Porthole Frames (Lawn Fawn)

Enamel Dots: Here Is Happy (My Mind's Eye)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn), Connect Glue (Gina K) 

 

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Welcome To The World

Hello there! Today I'm playing along with two challenges: Day of the Month Card Club (a new-to-me challenge) and Freshly Made Sketches.

The theme at the Day of the Month Card Club is "Elephant Appreciation Day"---how super fun!

And here's the current sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches:

My card features the Floral Print Silhouette stamps and dies from Concord and 9th.
 

I used Mint To Be and It's A Girl inks from Catherine Pooler for the background circle and the flowers. Then I heat embossed the leaves in gold. I think this would make a sweet baby card :)

 

I had so much fun stamping that I couldn't resist making another card with a different color combo: Aquatini and Orange Twist (Catherine Pooler). I used the same layout but changed up the silhouette die and the sentiment to create a thank you card.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Supplies:

Stamps: Floral Print Silhouette (Concord and 9th)

Ink: Mint To Be and It's a Girl (Catherine Pooler), VersaMark (Tsukineko), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko), Aquatini and Orange Twist (Catherine Pooler)

Embossing Powder: Queen's Gold (Ranger)

Cardstock: White and Kraft (Ink To Paper)

Patterned Paper: Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (Stampin' Up)

Dies: Floral Print Silhouette (Concord and 9th), A2 Layers (Waffle Flower)

Other: Fun Foam (purchased at Simon Says Stamp)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn), Connect Glue (Gina K) 



Friday, September 18, 2020

MFT 2020 Card Design Superstar Contest - Clean and Simple Genius Entry

Today I'm super excited to share a card I created for MFT's 2020 Card Design Superstar contest :) I'm entering this into the Clean and Simple Genius category.

The images and sentiments in the Merry Moments stamp set by MFT are absolutely MAGICAL!!! I love how this Santa is stopped in his tracks...gazing toward the sky...as if in complete awe of his surroundings. My husband and I have a dream to see the Northern Lights, so that was my inspiration for the background panel. I did a bit of "swinking" (swiping the ink pads directly onto the paper) to try to create a Northern Lights look. I finished off the background with splatters of white acrylic paint...because, of course, there's the lightest snowfall falling :) The snow drifts were cut with the Snow Drifts Die-namics (MFT) and I added some clear glitter to the edges---where there is snow...there is sparkle ;)
 

I had so much fun making this card! Thanks to MFT for hosting this contest and pushing me to stretch myself creatively.

Have a fabulous day!

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Supplies:

Stamps: Merry Moments (MFT)

Cardstock: White (Ink To Paper)

Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko), Firefly/Lagoon/Volcano Lake/Fresh Lemon/Sapphire (Altenew)

Copic Sketch Markers: R27, R29, E00, W2, N6, B00, E55, E57, YG05, YG07

Dies: Merry Moments (MFT), Snow Drifts (MFT)

Acrylic Paint: White (Dina Wakley)

Gltter Pen: Glitter Gloss Aqua Shimmer (Nuvo)

White Gel Pen: Gelly Roll 08 (Sakura)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape, Foam Tape, Liquid Glue 


Sunday, September 13, 2020

You Lift Me Up!

Playing along with the current challenge at Freshly Made Sketches, which is always a great source for inspiration!

Here's the sketch:


...and here's my take:

I absolutely ADORE these Gus and Gertie stamps from Taylored Expressions!!! They make me smile every time I see them :)

Hope this card makes YOU smile, and hope you're enjoying your weekend!!!

Thanks for visiting!

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Supplies:

Stamps: Gus and Gertie (Taylored Expressions)

Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Distress Oxide Ink: Tumbled Glass (Ranger)

Copic Sketch Markers: R22, R24, Y32, Y35, YG05, YG07, YR02, YR04, W1, N4

Cardstock: White and Kraft (Ink To Paper)

Stencils: Cloud (MFT), Layering Stencils - Rectangles (Taylored Expressions)

Dies: Gus and Gertie (Taylored Expressions), Spring Showers (Lawn Fawn), A2 Layers (Waffle Flower)

White Gel Pen: Gelly Roll 08 (Sakura)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn), Connect Glue (Gina K)
 


Saturday, September 12, 2020

Sending You Love

Today I'm sharing a card I made for the current CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge.

Here's the sketch:

...and here's my take:

Super simple CAS card featuring the Mail Background stamp from Neat and Tangled and a heat embossed sentiment from DeNami Design (LOVE that sweet font).
 


Hope you're having a fabulous weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Supplies:

Stamps: Mail Background (Neat and Tangled), Sending You Love (DeNami Design)

Ink: Smokey Gray Versafine (Tsukineko), VersaMark (Tsukineko)

Cardstock: White, Pure Poppy, Kraft, Smokey Shadow (Ink To Paper)

Copic Sketch Marker: R24

White Gel Pen: Gelly Roll 08 (Sakura)

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Dies: Everyday Sentiment Banners (Lawn Fawn)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn), Thin 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives) 

Friday, September 11, 2020

Every Shade Of Happy

 

Had some more fun "swinking" yesterday :) This one also uses the current sketch over at CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge.

I love this sentiment from Be The Rainbow (Gina K), and I thought it would be fun to pair it up with a rainbow that was created by swinking = swiping the ink pads directly onto the cardstock. I have to admit...I was pretty excited about the results :)

 

Thanks for visiting!

Hope you're having a happy Friday!!!

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Supplies:

Stamps: sentiment from Be The Rainbow (Gina K), birds from Layered Landscape (Neat and Tangled)

Ink: Crimson, Fresh Lemon, Just Green, Dusk, Midnight Violet (Altenew); Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Cardstock: White (Ink To Paper)

Dies: Stitched Borders 2 (Pretty Pink Posh)

Glitter Pen: Glitter Gloss Aqua Shimmer Pen (Nuvo)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn) 

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Thinking Of You

  

Today I'm sharing a card I made for The Flower Challenge. I just can't seem to stop inking up these beautiful blooms from Sketchbook Florals (Taylored Expressions). This time around I went with some softer browns and pinks---a very different combo for me---but fitting (I think) for a "thinking of you" card.

I created the pattern behind the flower with two of the stamps included in the Field Notes Stamp Set (Taylored Expressions). They're stamped in Milk Chocolate ink (Altenew). The sentiment is actually heat embossed in gold---unfortunately that's tough to see in the photo, but it is quite pretty in person.

Six inches of snow yesterday here in the mountains. It's beautiful, but I really hope we haven't completely skipped autumn :)

Have a fabulous day!

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Supplies:

Stamps: Sketchbook Florals (Taylored Expressions), Field Notes (Taylored Expressions)

Ink: Milk Chocolate (Altenew), Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), VersaMark (Tsukineko)

Embossing Powder: Queen's Gold (Ranger)

Cardstock: White and Fine Linen (Ink To Paper)

Dies: Sketchbook Florals (Taylored Expressions), A2 Layers (Waffle Flower)

Twine: Jute (May Arts)

Adhesive: Foam Mounting Squares (X-Press It), Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn)