#393 -Ice Cream Love


I like you more than Ice cream

Made this ice cream card using Reverse Confetti Love & Ice cream stamp and die. I hadn’t used these from the time I bought them last year. I am happy that the card came out so well! πŸ˜€

I like you more than Ice cream

I used black and white card stock only. The scallop on the black border is by heat embossing a stamp from Neat & Tangled Little Tangles in white. For the cup, I stamped Just Rite Burlap using Memento Rhubarb Stalk – it was bright enough for me, so I ended up re-painting the vertical lines using a red Zig brush pen. I also added black glitter on the ice-cream. I colored the cherry using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and added glitter using Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen. The rectangle panel is die cut using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and stamped the sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black before adhering all the pieces together.

Submitting this to Muse Challenge #147, where the muse is Michele Ferguson and Male Room Challenge #26: Anything Goes

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#383 – Sending Warm Wishes

PE: Top 3 at Sovushka Slavia!!

Top 3 at Scrapulechki!!

Scrapulechki - Top 3

Hello! Made this card a couple of days ago –

Sending Warm Wishes

I used one of the new stamp sets in my stash, and one of my favorites – Paper Trey Ink City Scene. I used a combination of inks – PTI inks – Fine Linen, Classic Kraft, Sweet Blush, Soft Cantaloupe, Lulu Lavender and Winter Wisteria – to stamp the buildings and the trees. I then stamped the falling snow using a combination of Hero Arts Soft Pool and Tide Pool. I then sponged in some Soft Pool over it, to make the sky. Finally drew a line using a black pen just below the buildings and stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts Any Occasion Messages in Memento Tuxedo Black.

Love the way it turned out. Love the fact that its a one layered card!Β  πŸ˜€ The only thing I didn’t like is that one of the buildings didn’t get stamped well. 😦

Submitting this to Color Throwdown #373: Any Christmas Creation, Any Colors, Sovushka Slavia Card Sketch #40, Scrapulechki: Clean and Simple:Β  First Snow and The Male Room Challenge #25: Christmas or Seasonal Greetings –

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#381 – Christmas Wreath

PE: Honorable Mention at Fusion!!

Hello! Back with another card for today. I made this Christmas wreath card. Making these wreaths is supposed to be really easy, I’ve known the process for some time now, but its the first time for me to make one.

Christmas Wreath

I made the wreath using Avery Elle Petals & Stems and Memento Inks Cottage Ivy, Bamboo Leaves, Rhubarb Stalk, Lady Bug. I misted the inks with water for some leaves and didn’t for the others. I then fuzzy cut the wreath. I then stamped the sentiment from Paper Trey Ink ‘Tis The Season in Memento Tuxedo Black and the ‘&’ from Paper Trey Ink Grand Ampersand in Versamark, and heat embossed it in silver.

Christmas Wreath (close up)

Then it was turn for the embellishments – I added cream and silver thread on the center of a card panel, foam mounted the wreath on top. I then added the wood veneer birds, to which I had added silver stickles. I also added the silver stickles to the red berries. I then added the sequins on the sides. Finally added the bow, a combination of the same cream and silver thread.

Submitting this card to Fusion Card Challenge: Season’s Greetings, Timeout Challenge #46, The Male Room Challenge #25: Christmas or Seasonal Greetings and Can You CASE It: Color Challenge (Holiday Color Combos) –


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Some New And Some Old…

… stuff from my stash – that’s what is used in these cards –

The first card uses the latest in my collection – Reverse Confetti Leaping Lions (stamp & die).

Roar!!I colored some scrap strips using Color Box Teal and Color Box Violet inks and die cut them using MFT Chevron Stripes, adhering them on the card base to form the background. I stamped and die cut the lion & the stand and colored the lion using my sketch pens. After stamping the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, I also added a few stars behind the lion using Memento Dandelion and Versamark Orange ink and cut one end of the panel using WPLus9 Scalloped Border die, and adhered all the pieces together. I also die cut the buttons using Impression Obsession Buttons, colored them using my sketch pens. I added these along with some black string tied around the card.

I am submitting this card to Retro Sketches challengeΒ  #178 and Colour Q challenge #305

For my second card, I used one of the oldest items in my stash – Itsy Bitsy Leaf Thincuts. This is one of the first supplies I bought! πŸ™‚

Autumn WishesI first made the background using kraft cardstock and pattern paper from K & Company. I then die cut a couple of leaves from brown texture paper using the Itsy Bitsy Leaf Thincuts. I then distressed it using Prima Comfort Craft Distressing tool. After adhering the whole thing, I stamped the sentiment using Fiskars Basic Font and Memento Tuxedo Black ink

I am submitting this card to CAS(E) This Sketch #137 and Male Room Challenge #17: Use Newsprint

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Warm Wishes

PE: A Cut Above in Paper Players!!!

A Cut AboveWinner at Male Room Challenge!!

Winners Badge

Hello! Back with a few more installments of cards –

My first card, where I tried CASEing this card from Ellen Hutson

Sovushka Slavia: Card Sketch #31 (1)This card didn’t turn out exactly as I thought – somehow… After trying so many backgrounds, I finally stopped at this combination.. Sigh…sometimes things just don’t turn out right.. 😦

Here are the ingredients –

Avery Elle Blossoms & Blooms stamped in Hero Arts Pale Tomato and Memento Cottage Ivy
Hero Arts All Occasion Messages
Impression Obsession Gingham stamped in Memento Grey Flannel
Mama Elephant Sew Fancy dies

My second card –

The BeachLove the way the elements are concentrated in the center in this card, but still things are simple πŸ™‚ I used shell stamps from Que Sera Sera from K & Company and stamped them in Memento Bahama Blue & Danube Blue and fuzzy cut them out. I then made a square mask and colored the ‘beach’ using ColorBox Creamy Brown chalk ink. The sentiment comes from Bo Bunny Sentiments, stamped in Black Soot distress ink.

Submitting this one to The Paper Players #258: The Beach, Color Throwdown #355, and The Male Room Challenge #16: Vacation/On the Beach

The Paper Players #258: The BeachColor Throwdown #355The Male Room Challenge #16: Vacation/On the BeachMy third card –

Birthday WishesMade this one primarily for the Muse Challenge – I seem to be participating less and less in this wonderful challenge, even when I want to.. So, I just had to participate this time! πŸ˜› Simple card, simple ingredients –

Background is embossed using Spellbinders M-bossabilities Splendid
The balloon is vellum die cut using XCut Balloons and colored with Tarnished Brass distress paint and the string is card stock colored with Brushed Pewter distress paint.
The striped background is stamped with Color Box Lime pigment ink usign MFT Pinstripes
The sentiments are from Hero Arts All Occasion Messages & Its Your Day stamped in Black Soot distress ink

Submitting this card to Muse Challenge #128 (of course! :D), Seize The Birthday!: Anything That Flies, Timeout Challenge #37: Friendship is Golden

Muse Challenge #128: Michele FergusonSeize The Birthday!: Anything That FliesThanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

A Black and Orange Birthday Card

PE: Honorable Mention at The Male Room Challenge

The Male Room Challenge Honorable Mention

Hello! I just finished making this card, and couldn’t wait to share it! πŸ™‚ I was inspired by this card by Erin Lee. I love the simple geometry and the fact that she has used simple colors to provide so muchΒ  definition to her card. I tried CASEing it! Here’s my version of her card –

A Black and Orange Birthday CardI first drew some lines on a black card stock panel, and retraced them on a white card stock panel. I then adhered washi tape I chose on these panels. I then cut the window from the black card stock panel and adhered the washi tape panels using the cut black panels for placement.

A Black and Orange Birthday Card (close up)I then die cut the sentiment from the black panel using Cole’s ABCs from Lawn Fawn. I also cut out a circle using Quickutz Nesting Circles from We R Memory Keepers and stamped ‘to’ using Basic Font from Fiskars and Memento Tangelo ink.

Before foam mounting the black panels on the card base, I adhered a small piece of card stock colored using YR16 Copic marker and adhered it on the card base just below the die cut. Finally I adhered the ‘to’ circle.

That’s it! Clean and simple! πŸ™‚ I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

The Paper Players Challenge #247: Tic-Tac-Toe (I used Washi tape-Birthday-Die-cut)

The Male Room Challenge #11: Stash – Washi Tape

AAA Cards #40: For the Guys

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Elephant Safari


I have had the Altenew Orikami stamp set for a while now – and while I’ve used the fish and bird stamps, I haven’t used the animals yet. So, this card is to use just that! πŸ™‚

Elephant Safari!I adhered brown paper on the card base and swiped Frayed Burlap distress ink on it. I then cut out another panel of white card stock the form the base for the rest of the card. I stamped the elephant from the Altenew Orikami stamp set using Stormy Sky distress ink and colored it using Stormy Sky and Broken China distress inks. I then drew the outline again using a pen and fussy cut it.

Elephant Safari (close up)Finally die cut the grass using Fresh Cut Grass die from My Favorite Things and colored it using Memento Bamboo ink. I then stamped the sentiment using stamps from Big Bold & Party from Winnie & Walter using Stormy Sky distress ink. Finally I foam mounted all the pieces on the card.

And that’s my card!

I am submitting this to The Male Room Challenge #10 – Colours and Sovushka Slavia May CAS Marathon: Step 2: Travel (this card denotes a safari trip!)

672b6-marathonThanks for stopping by!