Here is my card
Happy Friday all! Hope you had a GREAT Thanksgiving!!
Friday means another Sketch Frenzy Friday challenge and mini tour! We hope you'll play along this week!! The sketch this week was created by me!! This is always a challenge for me, but I love see what the other girls do with it! Can't wait!!
Here is my card
based on this sketch:
My "oval" is very subtle, but it's there!! I need to figure out my Christmas card this weekend, so this is step one down that creative path!! Card base is Always Artichoke. I cut a 2nd piece of Always Artichoke and Textured it with the Snow Burst and wooden craft frame to leave an unembossed oval in the center of the card. In that oval I stamped the Christmas Tree from Christmas Lodge in Versamark and embossed with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. Next I covered the oval with a scrap of paper and spritzed the rest of the layer with Vanilla Shimmer Smootch Spritz. Always an adventure but love the result!! Across the bottom is a strip of Very Vanilla Velvet ribbon. The saying is from Four the Holidays.
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SU! Catalog Items used: 123769 Christmas Lodge Clear * 116921 Four the Holidays * 105119 Always Artichoke Card Stock * 101650 Very Vanilla Card Stock * 105113 Always Artichoke Marker * 125637 3/8" Velvet Stitched Ribbon Very Vanilla * 101930 Iridescent Ice EP * 100005 Heat Tool * 102283 Versamark Pad * 118772 Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz * 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals * 119856 Scallop Oval Punch * 113439 Big Shot * 115953 Movers & Shapers Punch Windows * 124096 Snow Burst Embossing Folder
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Hopefully you aren't tired of these tiled cards yet, but when I find something I like, I like to try it with several different sets! Especially in this case because we have several backgrounds that work perfect with this technique!! For this one, I grabbed the Sweet Floral background and made a birthday card for a Sweet Friend!! I hope it gave her something to smile about!!
Colors are Wisteria Wonder and Lucky Limeade. The flowers were inked using sponge daubers and stamped on Naturals White that had been scored. The tile layer is attached to a Lucky Limeade accent layer. I attached a Wisteria Wonder ribbon on each side and did the "cheater bow". That works the best with this ruffled ribbon. The "bow" is just a small piece knotted around the base piece. The saying is from On Your Birthday and is attached with dimensionals over the ribbon. Quick and easy and LOVE this technique!! Image all the possible color combinations with all these different flower backgrounds :)
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SU! Catalog Items used: 111664 On Your Birthday * 122855 Sweet Floral * 122926 Lucky Limeade Card Stock * 122922 Wisteria Wonder Card Stock * 102316 Naturals White Card Stock * 122935 Lucky Limeade Classic Ink * 122936 Wisteria Wonder Classic Ink * 122334 Simply Scored * 122973 Wisteria Wonder 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon * 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals * 119856 Scallop Oval Punch * 119855 Large Oval Punch
Happy Friday all! As you know that means another Sketch Frenzy Friday sketch challenge and mini hop. My brain worked hard on this one and ended up in Sunflower mode. No surprise there!! What can I say? Sunflowers make me happy :) Here is my card:
based on this sketch by Deb Currier.
I do start the process of making these cards in my head. And often times I struggle to get past the literal elements of the sketch. In this one, the star "element" and the script background were hard for me to work past. But I kept pushing!! I even altered the sketch just a tad by moving my sentiment. But the point of these is inspiration and I SURE got that!! Thanks Deb :)
The card base is Chocolate Chip with an accent of Daffodil Delight behind the Naturals White background. On the background I stamped the Sunflower in Daffodil Delight. (Hindsight, I wonder if Chocolate Chip might have been better??) Across that I attached a Daffodil Delight 1-1/4" Grosgrain ribbon, then a 1/2" Scallop Dots Chocolate Chip ribbon upside down (no dots). For the flower element, I cut two of the medium Daisies from Daffodil Delight and two from Chocolate Chip and layered them together with an Antique Brad in the center. Actually, I attached the brad through the ribbon and Daffodil/White card stock to securely hold the element on the card. I added my sentiment under the ribbon.
Thanks for stopping by today!! Continue on our mini tour by clicking HERE to see what Kim has created this week. Remember, all member blogs and main SFF blog are linked in my right sidebar if you get derailed at any point. Have a GREAT weekend all!!
SU! Catalog Items used: 123606 Sunflower * 111700 Thank You Kindly * 102128 Chocolate Chip Card Stock * 102316 Naturals White Card Stock 8 119683 Daffodil Delight Card Stock * 119667 Daffodil Delight Classic Ink * 100908 Chocolate Chip Classic Ink * 119770 1-1/4" Daffodil Delight Striped Grosgrain Ribbon * 124142 1/2" Chocolate Chip Scallop Dots Ribbon * 117273 Antique Brads * 113439 Big Shot * 114520 Flower, Daisies #2 Bigz Die
I made a thank you card last night for my office for a client who brought us some yummy treats, and it just happens to fit the SU Only Challenge this week: Thankful. Here is the card:
Colors are Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Garden Green and Crumb Cake. The card base is Cajun Craze with an accent of More Mustard behind the Crumb Cake background. On the background I stamped the French Foliage leaves in Cajun Craze, More Mustard and Garden Green and the splatter dots over all with Crumb Cake. I sponged the edge as well with Crumb Cake before texturing in the Square Lattice embossing folder. LOVE that effect!! The saying is from Thank You Kindly and was stamped in Cajun Craze on Crumb Cake, punched with the Large Oval punch and layered on a Garden Green Scallop Oval punch. The oval element is attached over the Crumb Cake ribbon that I knotted around. Quick and easy and got rave reviews from my co-workers. Maybe they're easily impressed?? :)
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SU! Catalog Items used: 121166 French Foliage * 111700 Thank You Kindly * 119684 Cajun Craze Card Stock * 100946 More Mustard Card Stock * 102584 Garden Green Card Stock * 120953 Crumb Cake Card Stock * 121030 Crumb Cake Classic Ink * 103162 More Mustard Classic Ink * 119671 Cajun Craze Classic Ink * 102272 Garden Green Classic Ink * 122966 Crumb Cake 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon * 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals * 103683 Mini Glue Dots * 119856 Scallop Oval Punch * 119855 Large Oval Punch * 113439 Big Shot * 119976 Square Lattice Embossing Folder
After some doing nothing time tonight, I decided a little creativity was in order so I played along with the Create with Connie and Mary challenge of the week, a color challenge to use More Mustard, Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black. Here is what I came up with.
The card base is Cherry Cobbler with a Basic Black accent layer behind a background of the First Edition DSP. On a Naturals Ivory Top Note, I stamped the Upsy Daisy flowers that I had inked with all 3 colors. I inked the entire image with More Mustard, then added Basic Black to the stems, and Cherry Cobbler to the flower tips. I stamped it full strength, then moved the stamp up and right and stamped again to create a shadow effect. The edge of the Top Note was sponged with More Mustard, Cherry Cobbler brads were added at each point, and a piece of Basic Black Taffeta ribbon was added across the bottom before attaching the Top Note to the base. The saying was stamped in Basic Black, punched with the Large Oval, sponged with More Mustard, layered onto a Cherry Cobbler Scalloped Oval, and attached to the top right corner of the Top Note with dimensionals.
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SU! Catalog Items used: 111710 Upsy Daisy * 119685 Cherry Cobbler Card Stock * 121045 Basic Black Card Stock * 101849 Naturals Ivory Card Stock * 121878 First Edition DSP * 103162 More Mustard Classic Ink * 101179 Basic Black Classic Ink * 119681 Cherry Cobbler Marker * 100082 Basic Black Marker * 119261 1/8" Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon * 119737 Regals (Cherry Cobbler) Brads * 101610 Stamping Sponges * 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals * 119856 Scallop Oval Punch * 119855 Large Oval Punch * 113439 Big Shot * 113463 Top Note Bigz Die
Morning all! Hope you have a great weekend on tap! Ours started great last night with a come from behind win for the Crete High School football team! They are headed to the State Finals!! Great job boys! Neither of my boys play, but they are both in the Cardinal Band which does a great job of supporting the team and fans!
Anyway, on to the stamping! Here is a card I created several of the week, some get well, some Sympathy. I used the Simply Scored again to do the "tile" look.
The colors are Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade and Chocolate Chip. I started this time with a Naturals White piece of card stock, 4" x 5". Score it every inch in both directions. I inked the flowers by using a Sponge Dauber with each color and dabbing it onto the desired area and stamped over the recessed side of the scored lines. Love this look!! I knotted a Calypso Coral ribbon around the bottom of the card stock and added the saying over that with dimensionals. The flower panel was layered onto Chocolate Chip, then attached to the Calypso Coral base.
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you can work some stamping into your weekend. I really hope to here!!
SU! Catalog Items used: 111656 Inspired by Nature * 115068 Sincere Salutations * 122925 Calypso Coral Card Stock * 102316 Naturals White Card Stock * 102128 Chocolate Chip Card Stock * 100908 Chocolate Chip Classic Ink * 122939 Calypso Coral Classic Ink * 122935 Lucky Limeade Classic Ink * 122334 Simply Scored Scoring Tool * 122976 Calypso Coral 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon * 102892 Sponge Daubers * 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals * 119856 Scallop Oval Punch * 113438 Big Shot * 115953 Movers & Shapers Punch Windows
Happy Friday all! Hope it's been a GREAT week! Not too bad here. State playoff football tonight, Semi-Finals, for our High School Team. Go Crete Cardinals!!
As you know, Friday means another Sketch Frenzy Friday sketch and mini hop. Here is the card I created
based on this sketch by Angela Walters.
My card base is Early Espresso with a background plaid from the Frostwood Lodge DSP pack. I used the Scallop Squares Duo die and cut a Cherry Cobbler scalloped square. On that is a Shimmery White square. Shimmery only because that folder was close by and the Whisper White was AWOL. LOL!! On the Shimmery White I stamped the saying in Cherry Cobbler. The saying is from the Christmas Lodge set. I inked with marker to get only the Happy Holidays. The lodge image was stamped in Early Espresso Craft Ink and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. After the layer was attached, I applied Dazzling Details to all the snow areas. At the bottom of the card is a Scalloped Cherry Cobbler layer (under my watermark) and an Early Espresso Quilted Ribbon. I did a "Mary Brown" bow using a red rhinestone. The bows just a little crooked, but that's OK.
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SU! Catalog Items used: 123769 Christmas Lodge * 119685 Cherry Cobbler Card Stock * 119696 Early Espresso Card Stock * 101910 Shimmery White Card Stock * 124002 Frostwood Lodge DSP * 119719 Neutrals Craft Spots * 119681 Cherry Cobbler Marker * 124104 Early Espresso Quilted Satin Ribbon * 109110 Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads * 109130 Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder * 100005 Heat Tool * 124117 Dazzling Details * 119882 Scallop Edge Border Punch * 113439 Big Shot * 120903 Scallop Squares Duo Die
Card three from the weekend! This was a last minute idea, but I really LOVE how it turned out! It was very well received too by the Girls. How can you not love all the sparkle??
The card base is Real Red, the background Shimmer White. We started by adding a strip of Sticky Strip a quarter inch from thee top and bottom of the background. Grid paper makes this SUPER easy!! Trim the Sticky Strip at the edge of the Shimmer White. Burnish over the Sticky Strip with a bone folder. This has two purposes. One, it makes sure the tape is securely stuck across the entire piece of card stock. Two, it "releases" the red cover and makes it much easier to remove. Add Silver Glass Glitter to both strips. The stocking was stamped in Real Red on another piece of Shimmery White Card Stock and punched with the coordinating Stocking Builder Punch. Punch the toe, heal and top strip on the stocking from Silver Glimmer Paper. This is AWESOME stuff! Adhere those to the stocking with Mini Glue Dots. In the center we added one of the largest Rhinestones. At the very top corner, the "hanger" is a small piece of White Baker's Twine adhered to a Mini Glue Dot. Stamp the Happy Holidays (from Four the Holidays) above the bottom Glitter strip in Real Red. Attached the stocking as desired in the center with dimensionals.
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SU! Catalog Items used: 123782 Stitched Stockings * 116291 Four the Holidays * 102482 Real Red Card Stock * 101910 Shimmery White Card Stock * 124005 Silver Glimmer Paper * 103133 Real Red Classic Ink * 124262 White Baker's Twine * 119246 Basic Rhinestones Jewels * 120995 Silver Glass Stampin' Glitter * 103683 Mini Glue Dots * 104294 Sticky Strip * 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals * 102300 Bone Folder * 124095 Stocking Builder Punch
Card two from Club last weekend. I really thought this one might be too simple, but it was very well received! And really, quick and easy Christmas cards are the best kind!!
The card base is Garden Green. At the bottom of that, we embossed the "Merry Christmas" with White Embossing Powder. The print paper is DSP from the Frostwood Lodge set. On that we embossed the Christmas Tree also with White Embossing Powder, but then we sponged over Garden Green ink using a sponge dauber. To do this, dab your dauber all over the tree, making sure to get the edges. Then, rub the ink in very well all over the tree. Finally, wipe off any excess ink from the embossing with a tissue. Really makes the tree pop!! We tore off the bottom of the DSP, just under the tree. At the top left and bottom right we added 3 of the Mini Silver Brads using the Mat Pack & Paper Piercing Tool.
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SU! Catalog Items used: 123769 Christmas Lodge * 102584 Garden Green Card Stock * 124002 Frostwood Lodge DSP * 102272 Garden Green Classic Ink * 122941 Silver Mini Brads * 109132 White Stampin' Emboss Powder * 100005 Heat Tool * 102892 Sponge Daubers * 102283 Versamark Pad * 116631 Paper-Piercing Tool * 105826 Mat Pack
Happy Monday all! I know, those two words don't go together!! I'm spoiled and don't work Mondays, so they usually aren't too bad for me!! If you consider cleaning, errands and laundry not bad!!
I had Club yesterday-great day with My Girls as usual!! This first card was inspired by Glenda Travelstead, a fellow demo and part of the SUDSOL group. She shared a class she did using the Simply Scored. Her card used the Sunflower and the tile technique. Of course I had to do that!!! Here is my version that the Girls did:
The first step on this card is to cut your Whisper White card stock 4" x 5". Not a usual layer size for me, but it works best for scoring. Score it both directions on every inch mark. Next step, ink the Sunflower and stamp over the recessed lines, not the raised lines. Oh, use the smaller end of the stylus for deeper lines also. We inked the Sunflower first with Daffodil Delight, then added some More Mustard with a Sponge Dauber right were the petals meet the center. In the center we added Chocolate Chip on the outside, and Early Espresso in the very center. Huff on your stamp to refresh the ink, then stamp.
The tiled image is layered onto a slightly larger Daffodil Delight layer. At the bottom we tied around a Chocolate Chip Scallop Dots Ribbon. This one is done with the dots down, it looked great either way. The saying is from a new to me word set, Friendly Phrases. It is stamped in Early Espresso on Whisper White, punched with the Large Oval Punch, then layered onto a Daffodil Delight Scallop Oval Punch. The element is attached over the ribbon with dimensionals. Actually, one dimensional split in half-one half on top, on on the bottom. The entire layer is attached to the Early Espresso card base.
Thanks for stopping by today!! I'll have two more cards from Club to share this week, and hope to get some more stamping in!! Have a GREAT week all!!
SU! Catalog Items used: 123606 Sunflower * 126149 Friendly Phrases * 119686 Early Espresso Card Stock * 100730 Whisper White Card Stock * 119683 Daffodil Delight Card Stock * 119667 Daffodil Delight Classic Ink * 103162 More Mustard Classic Ink * 100908 Chocolate Chip Classic Ink * 119670 Early Espresso Classic Ink * 122334 Simply Scored Scoring Tool * 124142 Chocolate Chip Scallop Dots Ribbon * 102892 Sponge Daubers * 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals * 119855 Large Oval Punch * 119856 Scallop Oval Punch
Happy Friday all!! Can't believe another week has zipped by!! No stamping again-need to work on that!!
As you know, Friday means another Sketch Frenzy Friday challenge and mini tour! Love a good challenge!! Here is my card
based on this sketch by Tina Taves.
My card base is Early Espresso with a Pretty in Pink accent layer behind a Very Vanilla stamped background. The stamps are from the Vintage Vogue set and I stamped the large flower in Pretty in Pin, the small flower in Early Espresso, and the vine image in Crumb Cake. The edge was sponged with Crumb Cake before attaching the striped Pretty in Pink 1-1/4" Grosgrain ribbon across the center. The Scallop circle element was cut from Early Espresso card stock with the Perfect Pennants die. In the center is a 1-3/4" punched circle of Pretty In Pink, then the Friends image from Vintage Vogue. The Friends is attached to the circle with dimensionals, and the entire element is attached over the ribbon with dimensionals.
Thank you so much for stopping by today!! Hopefully I'll be back soon :) Continue on our tour today by clicking HERE to see what Kim has created this week! Remember, all the member blogs and main SFF blog are linked in my right sidebar if you have any trouble along the way!!
SU! Catalog Items used: 118598 Vintage Vogue Clear * 119696 Early Espresso Card Stock * 101650 Very Vanilla Card Stock * 100459 Pretty in Pink Card Stock * 101301 Pretty in Pink Classic Ink * 119670 Early Espresso Classic Ink * 121030 Crumb Cake Classic Ink * 119775 Pretty in Pink 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon * 101610 Stamping Sponges * 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals * 119850 1-3/4" Circle Punch * 113439 Big Shot * 123126 Perfect Pennants Die