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.

Cher 

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!

Cher

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!
Cher 



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!

Cher




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!

Cher







Monday, June 19, 2017

MFT Sushi Date Birthday Card

Hey Guys!

I just loved the March release from My Favorite Things. Pandas.....love, Sushi.....love, 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!!
Cher

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Color Throwdown Challenge #447 using SSS Emma Background and Distress Watercoloring



Happy Thursday!

I couldn't make my card yesterday for the throw down since I went to  U-pik farm and picked a ton of veggies. I am not kidding I was washing, prepping and freezing all day long. 

I was so tickled on Monday because I was recognized for the card I made for Challenge #446.  
Who me? That just made me so excited and spurred me to keep doing these challenges!

The Color Throwdown Challenge #447 this week is Navy, Aqua, Light Blue and Kraft. 


I was a tad stumped this week but decided to go back to what I love and do some water coloring onto a embossed background. 

I white heat embossed the Simon Says Stamp Emma background onto some Bristol Smooth Card Stock.

I tried 3 times to do on water color paper and failed each time. I was careful to not use too much water on the Bristol and had no issues with pilling. 


I used quite a bit of distress colors to mix up the brown and the light blue. I used Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Broken China, Twisted Citron, Vintage Photo and Brushed Corduroy.



I cut out the background using the MFT Blueprints 13 Die-namics rectangle stitched die.

The sentiment is the SSS Happy Birthday Die. I cut it out twice and added Glossy accents to add some dimension and shine. I finished up by using some sequins to add some sparkle. 




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

Cher 


Saturday, June 10, 2017

MFT Sketchy Flowers Kit You are Fantastic Watercolor Card


Hey Guys,
Happy Saturday! 

I got some time to play with the My Favorite Things Sketchy Flowers Card Kit.


I stamped the two flowers randomly on a piece of watercolor paper with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink. I then watercolored with the Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors. 

I used the large rectangle die from the Blueprints 13 Die-namics set to cut out the background piece.

I used the black watercolor to make a washy looking gray to then cut the scripty You Die die. 

I also used some dark gray card stock to cut the banner from. The sentiment also comes the kit names All About You. I heat embossed it with Ranger Detail White Embossing Powder. 




Thanks for coming over and soon I will have another card I made from this great kit!
Cher 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Color Throwdown Challenge #446 using the MFT Sketchy Flowers Card Kit

Happy Wednesday!

Today I have my submission for The Color Throwdown Challenge #446.


The colors for this week are Green, Yellow and Coral.



I have been playing with the My Favorite Things Sketchy Flowers Card Kit a bunch lately and just had to use it for this challenge.

I watercolored the flowers with Abandoned Coral, Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Mustard Seed Distress Inks. 

I also used Black Soot Distress Ink to do the splatter.

I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and popped up a couple with some foam squares.

The sentiment banner, sentiment and You is also from the card kit. 

The wood pattern paper is from a Joannes. It is from ms. sparkle & co. wood paper pad. It is a great pad and only $1.99!

I also used a white gel pen to add some dots to the flowers centers. 

You can't tell in the pics but I used a Wink of Stella  glitter pen on the flowers and the YOU. 



Thank you so much for coming by and I will see you next week!
Cher 

Monday, June 5, 2017

Simon Says Blissful June Card Kit

Welcome Back!
Today I have a card I made using the Simon Says Stamp Blissful June Card Kit


A lot of people have been doing ones that show the flower cluster on both ends but they looked so good and had to do one myself


I stamped the images with the SSS Barely Beige ink that came in the kit. 

I used a water brush and watercolored with the Daniel Smith Watercolor Palette in the kit. I only used this little palette for all the watercoloring, I had to mix some together to get different tones but it was a nice collection of colors to use. 


I then took a piece of the watercolor paper and heat embossed Ranger Princess Gold onto it. I used the same powder to emboss the sentiment onto the black card stock.

The sentiment on the outside and inside was from the included SSS Floral Bliss Stamp Set. 

I then put the watercolor piece onto a piece of the Echo Park Wedding Bliss Collection paper pack. 



I stamped the flower cluster inside with the same SSS Barely Beige ink and then heat embossed the sentiment with the same Ranger embossing powder. 


I then used the SSS Metallic Ivory Envelope and heat embossed the floral cluster to match the card. 
Now I just need someone to get married! 

Thank you for stopping by and I will see you next time!
Cher 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Color Throwdown # 445 using Altenew Hennah Elements

Happy Color Throwdown Wednesday!


The colors for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge #445  are Navy, Light Pink, Gold and White




I first used a piece of Navy card stock to emboss the flowers and flourishes from the Altenew Hennah Elements stamp set.  I used Ranger Embossing Powder in Princess Gold. 


I then embossed the larger flower and leaf with the same embossing powder onto some Bristol Smooth card stock. I also used some Wink of Stella on the flower to add some sparkle.

I colored them in with Spectrum Noir markers:
Flower: PP1 and PP3
Leaf: BT1 and BT4


The sentiment is from the same stamp set and heat embossed with the same gold embossing powder. 
To add some interest I did a backing of velum on that white strip.


The flower is popped up with some foam dots to add some dimension. I put onto a piece of patterned paper to give that light pink background.

I made a envelope out of some white card stock  and again heat embossed a different flower from the set. I colored it in with the same Spectrum Noir markers as the flower on front. 

Thank you for visiting and I will see you next week for another challenge!
Cher 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Avery Elle Shine Bright Birthday and Sympathy Cards

Hello!

Today I have two cards using the fantastic Avery Elle Shine Bright stamp set
with the coordinating dies.

I got the set cause my Mother in Law loves lighthouses and knew would be perfect for her. 

I blended  Distress Ink in Seedless Preserve for the sky , Fossilized Amber for the light coming from the lighthouse and a mixture of  Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean for the water.
I stamped the waves from the set also using distress ink in Broken China .

I used Tea Dye distress ink for the sand section and stamped with the same color for the rock like images.

I used the same colors for the water but added Chipped Saphhire to make it more of a nighttime sky.
I made the "light" more subdue but was also using Fossilized Amber but just no as heavy and was onto of the Seedless Preserves. 


I used the following Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers to color in all the images.  


I made a coordinating envelope for the birthday card to make it a fun addition to the card. 


I left this envelope plain due to being a sympathy card but
loved the dark teal color to go with the card. 

These were my first cards using my new set of Spectrum Noir Markers and I fell in love with them!

Thank you for visiting and I will see you next time!
Cher 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

MFT You Trio Die-namics and All About You Shaker card for the Color Throwdown #444 Using MFT

Happy Thursday!


I have another card for the Color Throwdown Challenge. 

This weeks colors are Green , Grey and White. 



I wanted to try my hand at what Jennifer McGuire showed 
with using strips of card stock to make your own pattern paper. 


I first used Distress inks in Pine Needles and Hickory Smoke to ink blended onto some Bristol Smooth paper and then spritzed some water to get the splotches.

I then cut it up in random sizes and attached to a card base with some tape adhesive. 
I then cut it out with the large rectangle stitched die from the MFT Blueprints 13 set. 

I cut out the YOU using the You Trio Die set from the MFT Sketchy Flowers Card Kit.



I also used the free with $60 banner dies to heat emboss the sentiment onto.
 I also used the All About You stamp set from the same card kit. 

I made the YOU be the shaker part and filled with some random white sequins, seed beads and silver chunky glitter. 

Thank you so much for visiting and I will see you next week for another challenge!!
Cher 

Simon Says Stamp Flora Background and Honey Bee Stamps Hooray Card



Hello Again!

Today I have a card that was a result of me just playing with some new stuff I got.  My birthday was in April and I had gotten me some fun things from Simon Says Stamp and Honey Bee Stamps.


I had gotten some Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder
on clearance at Hobby Lobby and just had to use it. 

I used versa mark to stamp the SSS Flora Background stamp onto some Bristol Smooth paper and heat embossed with that beautiful Platinum Embossing Powder.

I then used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers for the water colors. i would just add some color and pull out with a water brush. 



I then used some Velum to die cut the shadow of the Honey Bee Stamps Hooray Die,
which was cut from black card stock.

I just love the colors of the watercoloring with the black and platinum.

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Cher 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Color Throwdown #443 using MFT Bundle of Baby Clothes Dienamics and Welcome Baby Stamp Set




Happy Wednesday and welcome back to another Color Throwdown Challenge.

Unlike last week, I knew exactly what I wanted to use when 
I saw that the colors were Turquoise, Grey, Yellow and White for challenge #443

.


I have been waiting for Simon Says Stamp to get the Bundle of Baby Clothes Die-namics set back in stock and like fate..the package arrived today. 

The background was made with Distress Inks

Clouds: Avery Elle Pierced Clouds Die set & Tumbled Glass Distress Ink

Grass: Mowed Lawn Distress Ink 

Sun: Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink and Tim Holtz Rays Layering Stencil 


I die cut all the baby clothes and line using the MFT Bundle of Baby Clothes Die-namics and my random stash of pattern paper and card stock.  I also used some glossy accents onto the stars.


The sentiments on the inside and outside were stamped with Versafine and I used Recollections Clear Embossing powder for the one on the front of the card. 


Thank you so much for stopping by and hopefully I will see you next week for another challenge!








Friday, May 12, 2017

Sunny Studios Daffodil Dreams Mother's Day Card


Happy Friday!

I have another card using the Sunny Studios Daffodil Dreams layering stamp set.
Daffodils are my favorite flowers so I loved playing with this set.



This is my first layering set and I really thought I would have to use a  different color for each layer.
Through playing I found that is not necessarily true.

This stamp has three layers to them and found that if I stamped twice
 with the same color it made it out like I used a third ink color!

Guess what? Unlike last time, I know the Memento Dew Drop ink colors I used in this card.

First Layer: Dandelion
Second Layer: Stamped twice with Dandelion
Third Layer: Cantaloupe

The leaves were stamped with Pear Tart and New Sprout.

I used the MFT Die-namics Blueprints 13 for the the stiched rectangle white base.
 I then used the MFT Rectangle Peek a Boo Window Dienamics to make a focal window. I then put some glittery tulle behind the window and then another piece of white card stock behind it.
I tucked the flowers that I fussy cut out behind the bottom of the window. 




I used some pattern paper from my stash for that yellow border and then added some iridescent sequins for some sparkle.

The sentiment is from the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy stamp set.

I also used the dandelion on the envelope  but since the envelope was so yellow I used Cantaloupe as the first two layers and Tangelo as the third layer.

Thank you so much for coming by to check this card out
and I will see you next time!
Cher

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

MFT Forever Friends for the Color Throwdown #442

Hello There!

I am back with my second time trying my hand at the Color Throwdown Challenge

The challenge colors are Kraft, Aqua, Gray and Yellow. 


The card is cute but I am not sure how great for the challenge it is. 

I had gotten my first cloud dies and I really was dying to use them. I also had the MFT Forever Friends stamp set and figured I would combine the two. 

I knew the sky will complete the aqua bit and the bear would be the gray, 
I ink blended mustard seed and a tad bit of twisted citron distress ink. 

I was trying to stay in the guidelines with yellow but now i think it looks like dying grass instead of like a field or pasture which is what I was going for. LOL 

Sky: 
Avery Elle Pierced Clouds Die set
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink

Bear:
Green Gray, Light Gray, Light Carmine Zig Clean Color Markers

Bird:
Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress Inks



I stamped a sentiment for the CZ Design Simple Sentiments stamp set in versafine and colored a heart with a Zig Clean Color Marker in Green Gray. 

I matted it onto the kraft card stock then popped up with foam tape onto a white card base. 

I think it is cute though uber simple even for me but I really liked how the clouds came out.

Thank you for stopping by and have a awesome day!!
Cher 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Sunny Studios Daffodil Dreams Birthday Card



Welcome Back!

Today I bring to you a birthday card I made for my friend Tiffany!
I had ordered the Sunny Studios Daffodil Dreams layering stamp set and I had to play!


Yeah every flower is a different color but you know...I was ok with that and I know my bud Tiff would be too. I was playing with different Memento Dew Drop Inks and got these creations.

Are you asking what colors are used on each flower? I am too. lol

To be honest, I can not remember the combo for each but I used
Cantaloupe, Dandelion and Tangelo at some point on them.

Yeah I know, not uber helpful, I promise I am better on the next card I make with this set. 

For the leaves I used Pear Tart, New Sprout and Bamboo Leaves.
Those are also Memento Dew Drop Inks.



I stamped the stems  and all the leaves but the front leaf onto the white base that I cut using the MFT Wonky Stitched die set.  I then fussy cut the flowers and leaf. I liked the idea of the one leaf being raised and adds dimension.

I used the sentiment from the set and heat embossed in white on black card stock.  I used some pattern paper to have just a peek of green around the edge.

I then added some sparkle with iridescent sequins.


Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a awesome day!
Cher 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Engagement card using Simon Says Stamp Cora Background Stamp

Happy Saturday!
Today I have a Engagement card I made for my sis in law and soon to be brother in law.
I thought the SSS Cora background would be great since all those hearts in the background


I heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Embossing Powder and then wanted to do some water coloring with Distress Inks. 
I was making the card for both of them so I did not want the colors to be overly girly.

The colors I used were:
Abandoned Coral
Hickory Smoke 
Mowed Lawn 
Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean  (mixed on craft mat)


I do not have any Engagement stamps so I spelled out the sentiment 
using the Concord and 9th Perfectly Penned Stamp Set. 
I popped it up on some foam tape and placed the whole piece onto a grey card base.


I wanted the envelope to look special too and used the SSS Sending Flowers Stamp Set . I made the envelope from the same Michaels Recollections card stock as I used in the card base.


I hope you have a great weekend and I will see you next time!
Cher 



Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Emma Background and Distress Watercoloring

Happy Wednesday! 

Today I am sharing my first ever attempt at a Color Throwdown Challenge. 
I am in Mother's Day card mode so of course that is what I made today. 

The colors for this weeks Color Throwdown #441 are
 pale purple, aqua and light pink. 


I used Versamark to stamp the Simon Says Stamp Emma Background Stamp and heat embossed with Ranger white embossing powder onto some  Bristol Smooth cardstock. 

I then watercolred it with Distress Inks. I used Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar and Milled Lavender. 


The sentiment is from the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy stamp set.  
I again heat embossed in white and water colored with the same Distress inks and popped up with some foam tape onto the background after matting everything in black to make it all pop! 

Thank you for stopping by and I will see you next time!
Cher