Sunday, May 14, 2023

AAA Cards Challenge 240 - Pink Birthday


Happy Sunday! I'm so excited to be the Guest Designer for AAA Cards Challenge - Game 240 - Pink Birthday!!! Thank you so much to the team for having me!!!

I was inspired by not only the theme of "pink birthday" but also the balloons in the inspiration photos :) I immediately thought of an older but fabulous stamp set that I have in my stash called Birthday Balloons (Papertrey Ink). Here's my card:

I inked the balloons up in Ballet Slipper and Honeysuckle (Concord & 9th), stamping two directly onto the focal panel and then die-cutting the third one so I could pop it up. The "happy birthday" sentiment string is part of a coordinating stamp set called Birthday Strings (Papertrey Ink). I also added some clear Wink of Stella to the confetti but it was challenging to capture in the photos.

I'm really pleased with how this turned out and plan to make some more cards using different colors and some of the other sentiment strings.Yay!

I had such a great time playing along with this challenge and hope you'll join in on the fun!!! Can't wait to see what you create!!!

Have a fantastic day!!!



Stamps: Birthday Balloons (Papertrey Ink), Birthday Strings (Papertrey Ink)

Ink: Ballet Slipper and Honeysuckle (Concord & 9th), Limestone (Altenew), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Cardstock: Basic White (Stampin' Up)

Dies: Scallops and Dots (Catherine Pooler)

Glitter Pen: Clear Wink Of Stella (Kuretake)

White Gel Pen: Gelly Roll 08 (Sakura)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It), Stampin' Dimensionals (Stampin' Up) 


Friday, May 12, 2023

You're A Good Egg

Today I'm playing along with Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #585 :)

Here's the sketch:

And here's my take:

One of my husband's colleagues recently gave us some eggs from her chickens, so I wanted to send her a thank you note. I knew I definitely wanted to use the Good Egg by Brandi (Essentials By Ellen) stamp set and coordinating dies to make my card. And Judy's sketch made me think about the Watercolor Stripes Cover Die from Altenew that's been in my stash for ages but hasn't seen nearly enough love. I decided to try die-cutting it from woodgrain cardstock to create the look of wooden planks. What do you think? Success? I layered it up with a piece of sunshine rays patterned paper and that set the scene for my cute little hen.

I had so much fun making this card!!! I hope my husband's colleague likes it :)

Thank you for visiting! Have a fantastic weekend!!!



Stamps: Good Egg by Brandi (Essentials By Ellen)

Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), VersaMark (Tsukineko)

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Copic Sketch Markers: E00, E000, E23, E25, Y17, R27, YR24, YR27

White Gel Pen: Gelly Roll 08 (Sakura)

Cardstock: Thick Basic White (Stampin' Up), True Black (Papertrey Ink)

Specialty Cardstock: Woodgrain Cardstock (Lawn Fawn)

Patterned Paper: Picket Fence 6x6 (Lily Bee Design), Hello Sunshine 6x6 (Lawn Fawn)

Dies: Good Egg by Brandi (Essentials By Ellen), Fishtail Flags STAX (MFT), Watercolor Stripes Cover Die (Altenew), stitched circle (MFT)

Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Double- Sided Tape (X-Press It), 3D Foam Circles - Lg (