Thursday, July 20, 2017

Hope card using the SSS Hope Blooms and Tropical Leaves Stamp Sets

Welcome Back
I am off in vacation in Hawaii so I could not do a Color Throwdown
this week but figured I'd share this tropical inspired card. 

This was a fun card to stamp and watercolor.

I used the Simon Says Stamp Tropical Leaves stamp set and
stamped with Distress Inks. I knew the coverage on stamping would not be solid since Distress Inks but that's what I wanted. I stamped and then used a water brush to spread out the color.

Distress Inks Used:
Twisted Citron
Evergreen Bough 
Mowed Lawn 
Peeled Paint

I then splattered some of the same inks onto it. 

The sentiment is from the SSS Hope Blooms stamp set and white heat embossed onto some black card stock. 

The envelope is made from the same watercolor paper and I used the same colors to have it matching.

Thank you so much for coming by and I will see you next time.


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Color Throw down #451 using Altenew Cube Builder

Happy Wednesday! 

Today's Color Throwdown Challenge had some bright summery colors
 of pink, dark pink, green and white.

I had gotten in my order of the new Distress Oxide Inks and I just had to play. 
I also ordered the Altenew Cube Builder Set and knew I had to combine the two. 

I used Candued Apple and Worn Lipstick for the pinks. I just couldn't find a good green. Lucky Clover was too green  and Peeled Paint was too yellowy so instead i first put down the Lucky Clover and went on top with the Peeled Paint. I loved how it turned out.

This stencil was just so fun to use and the result is just incredible!

After the stenciling was done I spritzed with some shimmer spray and water to get some oxidation and sparkle happening,

I used the Hooray Stamp set by Honey Bee Stamps and the coordinating Hooray Honey cut. The Happy birthday was from the same stamp set and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

I just couldn't leave well enough alone and had to add some sequins to it.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I may be doing a challenge submission next week but I am going on vacation so I shall see how my jet lag is when I come back!


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

ColorThrowdown #450 Using Avery Elle Shine Bright Stamp Set

Happy Wednesday!

I hope you all had a great 4th of July!

Today I have my submission to the Color Throwdown Challenge #450
The colors for the challenge are Red, White, Yellow and White.

I used one of my favorite stamp sets, the Avery Elle Shine Bright set, to make this card.

I stamped and heat embossed the light house with clear embossing powder. 

I then watercolored it with distress inks. I used Candied Apple, Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, and Black Soot.

I then used some Bristol Smooth Card Stock and ink blended Tumbled Glass for the sky and Salty Ocean for the water. I used Broken China Distress Oxide to stamp the waves. 

I used Tea Dye to do a wash of color onto some water color paper. I just free hand cut out to make the sandy area. 

I used the stitched rectangle die from my beloved MFT Blueprint 13 Die-namics to cut out the sand and the background piece. 

There is a light shining stamp in the kit but i instead smoothed the Squeezed Lemonade onto some paper and then freehand cut it out like the stamp is but bigger. I then used some Wink of Stella onto the light to add some sparkle.

I used the clouds that came in the die set but I thought were too plain. I used the Marvy Snow pen to literally make those clouds puffy. this was my first time using it and man I was not disappointed!

As always, thank you so much for coming by and I will see you next time!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Color Throwdown Challenge #449 using MFT Garden Flourish Background

Happy Challenge Day!

The colors for todays Color Throwdown #449 are Orange, Green and Brown.

I can't lie, when i saw the colors at first i was like...what the heck am I gonna make that is not gonna look like fall? 
It may still look like a fall card but I love how it came out. 

I first heat embossed the MFT Garden Flourish Background in white. 
I then used Distress Oxide Inks in Orange Marmalade and Peeled paint to ink blend onto it.

I used a Paper Studios embossing folder to emboss onto some Kraft card stock in my stash.  I am not sure of the name but it is a bunch of circles and reminds me of bubbles. 

I cut two thin strips of the same kraft card stock and then covered up the glue line from attaching the vellum to the distressed piece. 

The sentiment is a die from the Avery Elle  A Tag for All Die Set. I used my Wink of Stella Glitter pen in clear to add some sparkle to the sentiment. 

Thank you so much for checking out my submission for this weeks challenge
 and I will see you next week!


Monday, June 26, 2017

I Miss You card using the My Favorite Things Sketchy Flowers card kit

Hello Again!
Happy Monday! 

Today I have another card from the My Favorite Things Sketchy Flowers card kit. 

The theme of this card is foam tape. I wanted to go nuts with the texture.
I saw a inspiration card on the MFT blog and I wanted to replicate but in my own way

I used the card stock in the kit to heat emboss the images with Ranger detail white embossing powder.

Some are flat on the card base and some popped up with foam squares. 

The You is from the You Trio Die-namics set in the kit.  It is hard to see in the pics but I brushed some Wink of Stella on it to add some shimmer.

I used the banner die and the sentiment from the All About You stamp set that comes in the kit using the same embossing powder.

The envelope is from the kit as well and matches with the navy card stock used on the card. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Color Throwdown #448 using MFT Beautiful Blooms

Happy Wednesday!

Today I have the card I made for the Color Throwdown Challenge #448.
The colors this week are Purple, Hot Pink, Mint and Teal.

I wanted to use my new floral builder set from 
My Favorite Things called Beautiful Blooms to make a thinking of you card for my mother in law. 
I hate even calling her my mother in law....shes my Mom.

I used Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Cracked Pistachio, Wilted Violet and Broken China.
I stamped using the inks and then went over them with a water brush to fill in. 
When all done I used Black Soot Distress Ink to add some splatter. 

I die cut the piece using the rectangle die from the MFT Blueprints 13 Die-namics.  I matted it onto black card stock.

The sentiment came from the same set and I white heat embossed it onto some black card stock. I then popped it up with some foam tape. 

I used the same flowers to add onto the envelope. I then added some Glimmer mist onto the card and envelope to add some sparkle. I admit I was a tad heavy handed with it on the envelope. Luckily was the envelope and not the card. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and 
I will see you next Wednesday for another Color Throwdown Challenge!


Monday, June 19, 2017

MFT Sushi Date Birthday Card

Hey Guys!

I just loved the March release from My Favorite Things.,, put them together....Uber Love!

This card was fun to make because gave me a chance to do a lot of coloring with my Spectrum Noir markers. I still need some practice but I am happy with the outcome.

I literally stamped, die cut and colored every image from the stamp set. 

I ink blended the background with worn lipstick Distress Oxide ink and then splattered with water to get the splotchy effect. I attached the lantern to the bamboo with some light grey embroidery floss so that it looked like it was hanging.

The sentiment is from the stamp set and I heat embossed it with Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder onto some black card stock.

I used the remaining images on the inside and stamped the Happy Birthday from the MFT Essential Sentiments stamp set in Versafine Black Ink.

See you next time!!