Monday, April 29, 2013

Embrace Happiness

I am taking an Online card class "His and Hers" and this card was made using the inspiration by Jennifer McGuire.  This requires masking off the card base in order to eliminate stamping the stems of the flowers.  Draw the lines in.  Jennifer suggested using a T-square in order to keep the lines straight.  I did do that.

Hope you enjoy


Stamps:  Hero Arts "Tall Flowers"
               Penny Black "Friendship"

Ink:  Tuxedo Black

Copic Markers:
     Y15, Y19, YG 3, BG72, RV91  RV95

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Secret Garden

JustRite is hosting a Friday Challenge #095 Window of Opportunity.  This card is my take on that challenge.  (edit:  This was the Grand Prize card for this challenge)

1.  Stamp Royal Fiber Birch with the JustRite "Secret Garden" background stamp using Memento Ink "Tangelo".  This is a 4 x 5.25 piece of card stock.

2.  Cut a circle out using Spellbinder circles and mount on another piece of Royal Fiber Birch cut to the same size and mount on card base of Desert Storm (cut as an A2 card).   Cut a smaller circle out leaving an opening to the inside of the card.

3.  Using Stickles Star Dust paint the stamped flowers with the glitter.  This is hard to see in the picture.  If you double click on the card you will be able to see the glittered flowers.

4.  Using a sentiment from the JustRite set "Circle of Love" stamp inside the circle so the sentiment is on the inside of the card.

5.  Mask the sentiment and again using the Tangelo stamp the background stamp again on the inside of the card.

6.  Spray white flowers with Imagine Crafts Fireworks "Tangelo" spray.  The flowers used here are from my stash.  Using glossy accents a brown twine was added to the card and the flowers then added.  One larger and two medium flowers were sprayed.  Yello Kaiser mini paper blooms were added to finish off the card.

Hope you enjoy

Friday, April 26, 2013

tutu sweet

Thank You to the Penny Black blog for this card design.  This card was made with a lot of inspiration from the PB site.  The stamp used is a really cute Penny Black "T" for Transparent "tutu sweet".  The image was colored with Copic markers and a little glitter added to highlight the tutu.  A Bazzill purple and a little twine help finish this card.  Really simple.  Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

This card was made using the Mojo Monday Sketch challenge #289 (below)  and scraps of paper.  The stamp is from Lawn Fawn "Mother's Day" and was stamped with archival black ink.  The flower from my stash was white and sprayed with Imagine Crafts Fireworks "Dandelion"to add  a little different color.  The circles are from Spellbinders and the small banner is a Sizzix, while the gems are from my stash.  Hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

With sympathy

This card was made as a sample for Fond Memories to show the use of "one of a kind" stamp set from Technique Tuesday.  The sentiment is a Paper Smooches.  The inks used were Memento browns, greens and gray.  This is not an original creation, but one that I found inspiration for, but am sorry I do not remember the source.  Hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Birthday Wishes

JustRite is hosting the Friday Challenge #094 which is a sketch challenge (pictured to the right).

1.  The JustRite Sweet Garden  background stamp was inked with Memento Lady Bug and stamped on a light Kraft paper.  This was then mounted on a Kraft paper that was cut a 1/4 inch larger.

2.  A strip of paper was inked with the Memento and cut with the Memory Box die which was then mounted on a Kraft strip.

3.  The Kraft was cut with the Antique Labels one and inked with the Memento Lady Bug.  This was then mounted on the card.

4.  A smaller Antique Label was cut and stamped with the sentiment from the JustRite Circle of love stamp set

A fun card to make.  Hope you enjoy.


JustRite Stamps and Dies:
   Circle of Love Vintage Labels Three
   Sweet Garden Background Stamp
   Antique labels one die

Memory Box Die:  Contempe Circle Border

Ink:  Memento Lady Bug and Archival Black

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Let the dreams begin

It is that time of the year with only a few weeks of school left and Graduation around the corner.  A rather simple card.  The diamonds were cut with the Cuttlebug Harlequin die.  The sentiment is from Dare 2B Artzy and was heat embossed.  The hat is from Lifestyle Crafts and cut from the same paper as the card base with a small red gem added..  The diamond was cut from a red mirror paper and a light gray Bazzill.  A rather simple card, but one I plan to make more of.  Hope you enjoy

Monday, April 1, 2013


Mojo Monday is hosting Challenge 287 and this card was made using their sketch.

The card was made using Kaisercraft "75 cents" and Bazzill brown paper.  Spellbinder dies:  Decorative labels27, Foliage and Rose Creations were used.  The background paper was ripped and then distressed with Antique Linen.  The sentiment is from the Penny Black T for Transparent set : Friendship.  A simple card to make when following the sketch.  Hope you enjoy.