Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Circular White

Hello All, 

For today I will be playing along with CAS on Friday, AAA Cards, and Cupcake Inspirations. Here is my card for today, enjoy!


Die-cuts were the name of game for this card.
I die-cut the circles using SSS product and the sentiment is a wooden die-cut that I embossed in white. 
I left the edges of the sentiment untouched for a bit more dimension.
The monochromatic theme really sets this card off. Clean and simple design allows this card to shine.
Literally, shine!
The background paper is shimmer paper. I added it because it was fun, and yet still, very elegant. 
Challenges Entered:

For your blog  

Well, that should do it for me!! Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. We will see you soon. Take care and happy stamping.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Tangled Hearts

Hello All, 

For today I will be playing along with Pattie's Creations, Cards in Envy and Creative with Stamps. Here is my card for today, enjoy!


The dangling hearts is a digital stamp from Pattie's Creations.
I enlarged the dangles to cut off the page. I think it gives it a new and different look to this popular stamp.
The bokah backdrop and color choice were done digitally using Adobe's brushes and gradient effects. The hearts were colored manually using Copic markers.
The sentiment comes from a free digi I snagged online. Again by enlarging it and cutting off the edge it gives the banner an artistic quality.
Challenges Entered:
Patties Creations: Theme #143- Love is in the Air
Cards in Envy: Give It Some Heart
Creative with Stamps: Challenge #23- Heart

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Well, that should do it for me!! Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. We will see you soon. Take care and happy stamping.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Birds and Books

Hello All, 

For today I will be playing along with City Crafter Challenge, Time Out Challenges and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Here is my card for today, enjoy!
I know, I know, I followed the inspiration photo from CCC almost to a tee, but I thought it was so cute and thought it would make a good card.
Thoughts?
The stack of books is from Stamplorations. The original image shows only three books with a coffee cup on top (see below). I decided to delete the cup, add a stack of books, and then finally add the bird.

preview-SheryRuss_GoodBooksandCoffee
The bow on up of the books is a separate element from the vertical twine holding the books 'together'. The tag is was placed under the bow and glued in place. 
Challenges Entered:
City Crafter Challenge: Week 399- Book Smart
Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge- Grunge it Up
Time Out Challenges: #103- Hobbies (I chose reading)



Well, that should do it for me!! Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. We will see you soon. Take care and happy stamping.

Flowers in a Jar

Hello All, 

For today I will be playing along with The Color Throwdown. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

I must admit getting the color close to the inspiration was well...
Challenging!
I either was too pink or too blue or too purple- I feel like I'm in the tale, The Three Bears. Until I got a satisfactory color. Getting a correct purple or pink hue is difficult. It always takes me a few tries before getting right. 

The jar was outlined so nicely over the acetate, but the stems and blooms didn't stand out. All I saw was the jar. So, I took a small tipped Faber-Castell pen and traced the flowers. I wanted to keep them wispy and playful by carefully not creating bold, stark lines around the blooms. 
Challenges Entered: 
The Color Throwdown: ctd480
 

Well, that should do it for me!! Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. We will see you soon. Take care and happy stamping.


Garden Lady

Hello Everyone,

For today I will be playing along with The Card Concept. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

Beautiful vintage images adorned with lace that was distressed on the outer edges of the card.
This is as shabby chic as I get. I really do admire the ones who do it well.
It is a very admirable skill.
Note that the sentiment 'happy' is stamped with the 
same lace stamp as the background of the card.
Detail of the sentiment.
I added a bit of dimension and decided to build up the 'happy'. 
Challenges Entered:
The Card Concept: #86- Old Fashioned Love



This card was almost done. All I had to do was stamp the 'for you' sentiment. It was all colored beautifully, distressing nice and even, and then it happened... I stamped the sentiment and it all went to &%#@!. I was beside myself, having to possibly throw away all the time I spent creating a beautiful card. 

Then Eureka! I will use the spotlight technique and try to salvage what is good. Quite honestly, I like it better than the original. It was a happy accident and a nice addition to the design.


Well, that should do it for me!! Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. We will see you soon. Take care and happy stamping.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Kiss that Frog!

Hello Everyone,

For today I will be playing along with Just Add Ink and AAA Cards. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

Oh how we all want to find our prince. Sometimes they come in the most unlikely places and sometimes you must kiss the frog to find the prince within.
This card illustrates that point exactly!
The word 'kisses' were die cut out of glitter foam.
 I thought it was the perfect material to
offset the golden crown settled on the frog. 
The roses surrounding the frog represent love, for obvious reasons.
I didn't color them in because I thought it would take away from our focal frog image but wanted to marry the color in the banner and the frog's lips.
A detailed look at our prince. The eyes look very dimensional but really I stamped the frog and filled the eyes in with an extra fine black pen. I also lightly traced the frog and added some ground for him to rest. 
 Challenges Entered:


Well, that should do it for me!! Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. We will see you soon. Take care and happy stamping.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Old Brick Wall

Hello All, 

For today I will be playing along with Inspired by All the Little Things and The Paper Players. Here is my card for today, enjoy!
Distress kraft paper makes the brick wall. I dry embossed the brick then spread white ink all over the folder to get some color dimension. The brick was then distressed used Gelatos to add color to the wall. 
 



Challenges Entered:
Inspired by all the Little Things: Challenge #79
The Paper Players: Color Challenge- PP380
 

Well, that should do it for me!! Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. We will see you soon. Take care and happy stamping.

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