Monday, July 28, 2014

Clean and Simple Happy Birthday

Hi all!  Just a quick clean and simple card I made for the, you guess it, Clean And Simple Challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  The challenge is to use up ribbon scraps.  I dug through my ribbon bin and found the smallest scraps I could find.  I adhered them to a scrap piece of card stock then ran it through my Vagabond using MFT's Party Balloons die-namics.  The sentiment is from a now retired MFT set, which I stamped in Razzle Berry ink.  The card base is lemon drop and measures 4x4.  I popped up the smooth white card stock and rounded one corner.  Easy schtuff!!!  ;)



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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sending happy thoughts

Hi all!  Here's a card I made for the Featured Stamper challenge on the Splitcoaststampers website.  I believe you have to be a fan club member to view this challenge and I've said it before, it is SO worth it!  TONS of inspiration!  This Jumbo Poppy is from Stampendous!  I inked it with the Kaleidacolor ink pad in Tahiti then spritzed the stamp with stamp cleaner.  Most people use water for this type of technique, but that's what was handy.  The sentiment is from an MFT set, All Smiles, which is now retired.  I added a fuse green button and some hemp thread for the flower center.  I used gumdrop green card stock for the card base and safety orange to mat the image and really bring out the colors in it.


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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Your Next Stamp Fun Friday Challenge - Happy Birthday!

 Hi all!  Happy Friday!!!  Here's my card for the current YNS Fun Friday Challenge #14.  I used the Inspiration Pic for my card.  I colored this digital stamp, Floating down the river, with my Copics then cut it out with my oval STAX.  I added a banner using several die-namics and an alphabet set.  A few other fun die-namics and a couple of buttons add extra details.




I also made this card for the Splitcoaststampers Dirty Spies Fan Club Challenge (became a Fan Club Member!!!  So worth it!!!) and the Color Throwdown Challenge 302.

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MFTWSC186, CPC7, WT489, Love the here and now

Hi all!  Here's my card for the MFTWSC186, Color Palette Challenge 7 (CPC7) and the Splitcoaststampers WT489, which was to use Lots of Dots.  I used my Large Polka Dots stencil to sponge Sno Cone dots on the large Sno Cone layer, Blu Raspberry dots to the Blu Raspberry layer and then a combo of the two colors on the smooth white card stock.  I stamped the sentiment from Chalkboard Greetings in black licorice.  I wanted to add a bit more of the Tangy Orange color (from the Color Palette Challenge), so I cut out a second circle to place under the Blu Raspberry rectangle.  A tiny banana split banner and some ribbon, along with some enamel dots add the finishing details.



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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

CC488, SC298 - Happy Birthday

Hi all!  Here's a card I made for the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge and Sketch Challenge for this week.  I used the four lighter colors in the challenge, plus a touch of the dark pink.  I love this sweet girl from the BB Sweet Birthday Wishes set!  I colored her with Copics and added Stickles to the blue icing.  The gift stamped on the pierced circle STAX and the sentiment are also from that set.  I added a little more detail by sponging on some diagonal stripes using my diagonal stripes stencil in pink lemonade and Sno Cone inks.  I'm so totally loving this stencil!



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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

MFTWSC185, Curtain Call - Have a sweet day!

Hi all!  Here's a card using the MFTWSC185 and the Anything Goes Curtain Call Challenge!  I inked up the cupcake and one of the sentiment's from the new BB Sweet Birthday Wishes set.  The cupcake was cut out using the matching die-namics.  I colored it with Copics then added some stickles and bit o' bling.  I used my diagonal stencil to create the striped background with some grout gray ink.  I'm so hooked on using different die-namics and blueprints for embossing rather than cutting, which is how I got those scored lines and stitching around the sentiment (with one of the Blueprints 1 elements).  I also used some elements from Blueprints 6 and Blueprints 13.  The card stock colors I used are grout gray, Sno Cone, Blu Raspberry, smooth white and pink lemonade.



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Monday, July 21, 2014

Nothing but blue skies ahead

Hi all!  Here's a card I made for two challenges over on Splitcoaststampers!  Today's technique challenge (by my old stamping friend, Judy!) was scoring (hence the criss-crossing trio of scores lines) and the CAS (Clean And Simple) challenge was "a day at the beach".  There are lots of things that just scream 'beach!' and I think palm trees is one of them.  I love, LOVE the beach!!!  I paper pieced the entire palm tree from an old There She Goes set (by Torico, who now designs for MFT).  The sentiment is from the Blue Skies Ahead set, which I stamped in kraft ink and cut out with the pierced circle from Blueprints 3.  The card base is Blu Raspberry.



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