Altenew April Challenge

Altenew April Challenge

Hello everyone!! I’m going to barely get this in but I have a card to share that I made for Altenew’s April Challenge

 I felt like I didn’t have any floral stamps that would really work for the beautiful flowers in the inspiration photo, so I created my flowers and leaves on my cricut. I cut the flowers and leaves out of white and colored cardstock and I ink blended a little on colored cardstock. I then splattered white paint on a 4 3/4″ x 7″ pan of kraft cardstock. 

I then stamped my sentiment from Altenew’s Magnolias for Her on a strip of Aqua paper and embossed it in clear and mounted it on craft foam. Next, I ink blended a gradation on another strip of Aqua cardstock then adhered it to my card base. I then mounted my splattered panel on a strip of craft foam to add some dimension and added to my card base. Lastly, I adhered my leaves, flowers, and sentiment. And that’s all folks! Thanks for stopping by to take a gander. 😊

Make It Monday and SSS Wednesday Challenge

Make It Monday and SSS Wednesday Challenge

Hello everyone!! This a fine evening in our house. The crockpot smells incredible and I have a masterpiece theater in our prime cue to wrap up!!! Plus I have a card to share with you wonderful people! 😊  I made this card for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge and for the Papertrey Ink’s Make it Monday Challenge: Faux Brush Lettering

  First, I stamped my PTI sentiment (Think Big Favorites #2) on watercolored paper in light real ink. Then I watercolored with darker teal ink to create a faux brushstock look as Amy demonstrated in her wonderful video. Then I stamped the floral wreath in several ink colors using Hero Arts Flower Garden set. I then watercolored over the flowers and leaves to soften the look and make it similar to the sentiment. When that was all dry I watercolored the edges of the panel with my real ink again.  

 I then stamped “celebrate”(which I created from a Martha Stewart set) on a strip of black paper and white embossed it then added foam tape to the back. I created the striped pattern paper with just a marker and a ruler. I then adhered it to my card base. Next, I mounted my watercolored panel to craft foam then to my card base with spray adhesive. Lastly, I attached the “celebrate” and added black rhinestones. Thanks for checking out my card! I hope you enjoyed!

CAS(E) this Sketch and ColourQ Challenge

CAS(E) this Sketch and ColourQ Challenge

Hello! I have a card to share with you all!! I made this card for the CAS(E) this Sketch #168 Challenge and ColourQ Challenge #337. And without further ado here’s the card.  First, I stamped the large flower from CAS-ual Fridays Stamp, Wonderful Words four times in grey ink then clear embossed on watercolor paper. Then I watercolored the flowers with blue, pink, and yellow ink and fussy cut then out when they were dry. Next, I cut the frame from white cardstock and mounted it on foam tape. Then, on a 5″ by 7″ panel of white cardstock I stamped the chevrons which are also from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, Zigs and Zags in the same yellow I used on the flower, but I had to do generation stamping because it was just a little too intense. I then stamped my sentiment from Papertrey Ink in grey and embossed it in clear.  

 Of course I thought it just wasn’t bold enough so I stamped the sentiment again in grey but slightly askew. Next, I blended pink ink and alittle yellow along left side of the card. Then, I sprinkled a little water to create a little variation to the gradation but it did pick up much ink so it’s very faint. Lastly, I glued my panel to the card case, along with the flowers, frame, and sequins! I had fun creating this card, I hope you enjoyed!

   
 

Color Throwdown #388 – Featured Stamper

Color Throwdown #388 – Featured Stamper

Hello!! I was very lucky and was given the opportunity to be the featured stamper at Color Throwdown, one of my favorite card challenges! Here’s this week’s color palette and challenge.

 When I saw these colors I immediately thought they would be good for a masculine card, and I always seem to be short on cards for that department so I went with it.

  First, I watercolored on some watercolor paper with blue, yellow, and green paint. I actually did the smooshing technique, but picking up water color paint with my brush and applyin it to a piece of acetate and smooshing the acetate onto my paper and spreading it around.

After my watercoloring was dry, I stamped the large bow tie from the Waffle Flower Bowtiful set onto the watercolored paper with black ink and then fussy cut the bow ties out. I then cut white cardstock to a 4″ by 7″ rectangle, scored the vertical edges, and then stamp my sentiment, also from WF’s Bowtiful set, in Versafine onyx black ink.  

 Next, I glued the bow ties in place and then mounted the panel onto craft foam. I then stamped on the card base with a very old line stamp in black repeatedly to create the background. 

I had some left over bow ties so I decided to make another card.  

 It is very similar to the first, the sentiment is also from the Bowtiful set, but I did use a chevron stamp from the CAS-ual Fridays stamps’ set, Zigs and Zags, to create the background.  

 I really like how both these cards could be used  for a birthday or Father’s Day. The second could even be a thank you card. 

I hope enjoyed, thanks for looking!!!

Waffle Flower April Challenge

Waffle Flower April Challenge

Hello!! I’ve got a card to share with you all! I’m entering this card into the Waffle Flower April Challenge. Here is the lovely inspiration photo,  

 Isn’t it beautiful and spring-y? πŸ™ƒ Okay here’s my take.

  First, I made the flowers by stamping the solid bow in the WF Bowtiful set in pink, blue, and yellow ink on white cardstock. To make a flower I simply stamped the bow then stamped again in the same color but this time perpendicularly crossed my first image. I made a set of these flowers for all three colors, fussy cut them out, and then glued the sets together. Next, I made the leaves using the WF Circle Flowers set. I stamped the stem and leaves on white cardstock and then fussy cut them out. I made the wrapping for the flowers by cutting a rectangle of white cardstock and a rectangle of vellum then rolling it into a cone shape and folded to hold it in place.  

 I then cut a piece of woodgrain pattern paper into a 4 1/8″ by 6 1/8″rectangle. Then I stamped my sentiment (from WF’s Circle Flowers set) in versafine black onyx ink and then used my white gel pen to add depth. I then adhered the pattern paper to craft foam. Next, I cut a small strip of vellum and glued it to the right side of my card then glued the pattern paper to the card base. Lastly, I glued the wrapping, stems, and flowers onto my card. I hope you enjoyed, thanks for taking a peek! 

Butterfly and Watercolored Floral Background

Butterfly and Watercolored Floral Background

Good evening everyone!! I’m got a card to share! ☺️ I made this card for three challenges, the Pinterest Inspired April Challenge, the ColourQ Challenge #334, and the CAS(E) this Sketch #166

  
First, I stamped and white embossed flowers from Altenew’s Painted Flowers set. I then watercolored the flowers with some inks and watercolors that match the color found in the inspiration photos. I then created and cut out with my cricut a 5″ by 7″‘panel with a wave-like portion removed a spot to place a butterfly. I also cut out a butterfly and a vellum back for the butterfly.  

 I then glued my butterfly and vellum piece together and adhered it to the panel. Next, I stamped my sentiment which is by Wplus9 (Strictly Sentiments) in versafine black onyx ink on the lower right corner of the panel. I then adhered the panel to a piece of craft foam and then glued the panel to the water colored panel and then to the card front. I hope you enjoyed!!!

Pinterest Inspired Inspiration Photo 

   

  

Color Throwdown and MFT Sketch Challenge

Color Throwdown and MFT Sketch Challenge

Hello!! I’m here to share a card I made for the Color Throwdown Challenge #386 and for the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge 274.

   
 
Fun right! And here’s what I came up with.

  

First, I created the star using PTI’s Star Mini Stamp set. I stamped the star in greens on a 5″ by 7″ panel of white cardstock and then in blues on a 4 1/4″ square of white cardstock. 

I then cut a strip out of the square panel and then stamped the tiny star in green in the middle of the star.  

 Then, I mounted what was left of the square on craft foam and adhered it on the large panel directly over the green star. I then used PTI’s Perfect Pairing Stamp set for the sentiment. I stamped it on a strip of black cardstock and embossed it with white embossing powder then adhered it to the panel. I hope you enjoyed!