#785 – You Make Everything Better

PE: Top 3 at A2Z Scrapbooking Monthly challenge!!

A2ZScrapbooking - Honorable Mention

Hello and welcome!

Its been some time since I added these stamps to my stash, but I hadn’t created much using them, so I put them to use again. These stamps are from Simon Says Stamp – More Spring Flowers and Even More Spring Flowers.

You Make Everything Better

Since the design of these stamps are mostly similar, they gel well together. After stamping the images I chose using Versafine black ink, I used distress inks to do some watercoloring. Its messy, but a bit controlled, since I took care not to go outside the lines. I only used two colors on this – red and gray.

I let it dry and then added some splatters using red and black inks. But I still felt something lacking.. So, I thought of adding some messy coloring in between. I used some more distress ink, diluting it with water, then applied it on my card. Of course, this made some of the splatters wet again, and they got distorted a bit, but not too much. Again, I let it dry before adding the sentiment.

You Make Everything Better (close-up)

For the sentiment, I knew I wanted to use the Simon Says Stamp ‘You’ die, along with something stamped. While I was trying to decide whether white or black die cut would look good, I had accidentally laid the negative of the black die cut I was trying on the card – and I thought that looked a lot better. Strange how things work out sometimes!

But since this would end up covering a lot of area if I used it with a rectangular piece, I decided to cut the piece at places. Of course, before I cut it off, I stamped and white heat embossed the other part of the sentiment, which is from Concord & 9th Cuddles & Hugs. I then added a lot of foam tape behind the piece and added it on the card.

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday: Watercolor

SSS - Work It Wednesday

A2Z Scrapbooking August challenge: Anything Goes

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Calling All Sisters challenge #16

Stamplorations Summer Theme and Sketch Challenge: Anything Goes

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#770 – Celebrate

PE: Stamplorations Summer CUTplorations challenge winner!

Stamplorations - CUTplorations Challenge Winner

Hello and welcome! I am making one last post for the CASEing challenge celebratiing Stamplorations 5th Birthday! The celebrations have gone a month long, but I wish I had longer – I haven’t really made as many cards as I wanted!! 😀 Nevertheless, I did enjoy whatever I could make and it felt great to join these wonderful ladies in their celebration.

Coming back to my card –

Celebrate

I used the Stamplorations Bloomtangled 1 die, which I just received by mail the other day. I cut it from a piece of dark grey cardstock and also embossed it on a piece of white cardstock. I then colored portions of the white one, and then fuzzy cut it, just short of the actual die cutting lines. After that, I adhered this piece behind the dark grey one, and used foam tape to adhere it on a light grey cardbase.

Actually, if I had given it a bit more thought, I would have used more die cut pieces instead of foam tape – it would have been more stable!! As it was, I was in a hurry, and this card felt more like an experiment of an idea than the final piece – well, I do like the colors though! 😉

With this card, I am joining the following challenges –

Stamplorations 5th Birthday CASEing challenge – I am CASEing this card from Karola Rehnstrom –

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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Stamplorations Cutplorations Summer challenge

Stamplorations Anything Goes challenge

Stamplorations - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by! 🙂

#769 – Your Day to Celebrate

Hello! I’ve got a fine way to start another week – another card!! 😀

It's Your Day to Celebrate

I made this card using a combination of images from the Simon Says Stamp Look for the Miracles and Happy Little Stampers Doodled Flowers stamp sets. After stamping them using Versafine Black ink, I colored them using my Zig Brush pens. I then die cut the panel using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.

It's Your Day to Celebrate (closeup)

I added a few more layers of same die cuts behind the panel and adhered it on a grey card base. The sentiment comes from Reverse Confetti Simply Sentiments, which I foam mounted on the card. Finally came a few embellishments in the form of white and silver gem stones.

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

Stamplorations 5th Birthday challenge: CASEing Juhi Khanna’s card from here

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Just us Girls challenge #447: Wild card week: Anything Goes

The Paper Players challenge #400: Celebration

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

 

#765 – Hello in Monochrome

PE: Honorable Mention at CAS on Friday!

CAS on Sunday - Honorable Mention
Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash Challenge Winner!!

Hello and welcome! I made a card using some of my newest Reverse Confetti supplies. Mostly white, with just a little bit of color, and a few layers.

A Happy Hello

I used the following products –
Reverse Confetti Tall Blooms
WPlus9 Basic Banners
Reverse Confetti Lacy Scallop Circles
Tim Holtz Decorative Strip – Washer Border

I am also joining the following challenges –

Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash challenge: Hello/Just Because

Stamplorations 5th Birthday Celebration – CASE the Stampgirls challenge (I am CASEing this card from Helen Gullet)

A2Z Scrapbooking June challenge: Monochrome

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CAS On Friday cchallenge #135: Tic tac toe (I chose Circle – Sequins – Flowers, but I’ve used rhinestones instead of sequins..if that’s not ok, okoease delete my entry)

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#763 – Thanks with a Glittery Heart

PE: Addicted to CAS Top 3 Favorite!!!

Addicted to CAS - Top 3

Fusion Card Challenge Honorable Mention

Fusion - Honorable Mention

Hello and welcome to another easy card making session post! This time I am joining Stamplorations in their birthday celebrations, and CASE-ing one of their ultra talented DT – Maria Fisher! Here’s what I made –

Thanks From the Bottom of My Heart

The glittery heart is something I had in my stash – it comes from Winnie & Walter From the Bottom of My Heart stamp set. I used my MISTY to set the stamp, dabbed the inks from a few distress oxide inks using a sponge dauber, then stamped the image. This helped me get a clean, blended image. I then added double sided sticky tape on top, added clear glitter. I used the co-ordinating die cut to cut it out. This gave me glittery thankful heart!! 😉 By the way, the smaller words are not clear in the image, since the glittery sparkle gets in the way, but it is clearly visible in real life.

For the rest of the card – I embossed a white panel using Itsy Bitsy Garden Flowers, trimmed the edges and foam mounted it on the card base. On this, I added two strips, a thinner black one and a striped one, which I got using the MFT Pinstripes stamp. Once I adhered these on, I foam mounted the glittery heart. I then added a few gemstones in rainbow colors.

I am joining the following challenges with this card –

Fusion Card Challenge: Floral Cupcakes (I followed the sketch)

Stamplorations 5th Birthday Celebration – CASE the Stampgirls challenge (I am CASEing Maria Fisher’s this card)

Addicted to CAS challenge #138: Rainbow

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#740 – Seize the Birthday – Teal and White

Hello! We have a new challenge at Seize the Birthday, and everyone’s invited! While the challenge is more or less an ‘anything goes with a birthday theme’, we do have an optional topping. And the optional topping this time is ‘Teal or White’.

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

And here’s the card I made –

Happy Birthday

I went with an ombre look, with a lighter and darker shade of teal. I first created the background using distress oxide inks, then added a die cut layer of white card stock, which I die cut using Lil Inker Designs Diamond Chevron. The sentiment panel is Reverse Confetti Whole Lotta Happy and the flowers are from Lesia Zgharda Kvity’s Contours and Leaflets stamps.

With this card, I am also joining

The Flower Challenge #18: Anything Goes

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Happy Little Stampers March Anything Goes with Dies challenge

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Timeout Challenge #105; where they are celebrating their 4th birthday!!

Stamplorations March Challenge: All About Spring and Faith

I do hope you also stop over the Seize the Birthday challenge blog, where you can see much more inspiration from our talented DT and our amazing Surprise Party Guest, Kimberly Lackenbach! And don’t forget to join the fun – remember you can choose to go with or without the topping, as long as it is a birthday project!

And thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#716 – Seize the Birthday – One Layer

Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Seize the Birthday! This time we have a Topping of ‘One Layer’. But you are free to join the challenge with any new Birthday project, if you do not want to choose the Topping.

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Here’s the one layer card I made –

Celebrate

I used a combination of flowers from Altenew Layered Lily and Hero Arts Color Layering Hibiscus. I always felt that the images from the two stamp sets would go well together, so I am glad to finally put it on a card! 🙂 I used distress inks, misted with water to stamp.

Once dry, I added the sentiment, from Waffle Flower Congrats and Winnie & Walter Sentimental: Birthday. I didn’t think and ended up stamping the smaller sentences on an already black background.. but I let it be. You can partially make out the sentence, plus, I am not actually sending it to anyone!! 😉

I’m joining these challenges too –

Happy Little Stamps: January CAS Challenge: Friendship

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Stamplorations January CAS Challenge: Anything Goes

Timeout Challenge #101: Inspired by Words

For more inspiration from our amazing DT and our very talented Surprise Party Guest, Kristie Goulet, checkout the Seize the Birthday blog!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂