Good morning! Can you tell I had some time to stamp!! I go almost a week without posting, then three posts over two days!! Such consistency!! Thanks to all of you that stay with me--I really do appreciate it!!
Today's card was made for the TGIF Sketch Challenge (and for my Stamp-a-Stack the end of this month!) I used the new Pedal Pusher Stamp Set -- it's a new Sale-a-bration item, available on February 16th! (FREE with a qualifying order!)
I couldn't find my white embossing powder, so I used the Iridescent Ice embossing powder for this resist technique! Kinda fun to see some sparkle!!
I love clean and simple. It's my favorite style of card making. Don't get me wrong, I love all the fru-fru stuff, the cards that won't fit in an envelope! I go crazy looking at it all! BUT, when it comes down to creating, well, I prefer the clean and simple. After 15+ years, I'm finally not afraid to admit that I'm just not good at fru-fru! :-) I still admire it and those that do it so beautifully, but I'm okay with my style!
Funny enough though, the simple, one-layer challenge blogs really do give me the hardest challenges. Not sure why that is, hmmmm.............
Over at the Less is More blog, the challenge this week is to create a one layer card that includes a stem! The hardest part was picking which stem to use!! :-) Here's what I created:
I colored onto my stamp directly, using Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Markers. After stamping, I used Dazzling Details to add some sparkle to the flowers. It's very hard to capture with the camera, but it's very pretty! and subtle.
Hi!! I worked long and hard on the current sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. I had some grand ideas in my head. Alas, they didn't seem to want to form correctly on cardstock! Again, I really did work for quite a long time on this, which is why I am posting it even if it's not the greatest card. It is the best one of the bunch..........yes, there were others!! haha!!
Again, alot of great ideas that just weren't working! Heck, my glitter tape isn't even right!
Here's the sketch -- a really nice one!!
And, the supplies used on this not-so-awesome card:
Welcome to another week of What Will You Stamp?! This week, we were challenged to use the Cottage Greetings stamp set. I had seen this set in the catalog, and had even placed it on my wish list. BUT, just now ordered it! I love the fonts used for the greetings--nice and cheery, without being to childish. Love it!!
Card Base – Whisper White 4 1/4” x 11” folded to make a 5 1/2” x 4 1/4” card
Whisper White scrap piece
Sahara Sand (Neutrals DSP) 5” x 5”
Assorted scrap pieces from the Merry Moments DSP
Red Foil Sheet 1” x 6”
Silver Foil Sheet 1” x 6”
Fold the Whisper White Card Base in half and crease with your Bone Folder.
Ink the outline heart image stamp with Cherry Cobbler and stamp a row down the left side of the folded card base, re-inking between each impression. Set aside.
Re-ink the outline heart image stamp with Cherry Cobbler and stamp on the white scrap card stock. Cut out with Paper Snips.
Ink the greeting image with Real Red and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Markers. Stamp on Whisper White card stock scrap. Cut out with Paper Snips. Adhere to the cut out heart image with Stampin’ Dimensionals as shown. Set Aside.
With the Envelope Punch Board, create a 2 1/2” x 3” envelope with the Sahara Sand 5” x 5” piece of DSP. Use Fast Fuse to secure sides and bottom. Do Not fold over the top flap. Adhere to the card front as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
With the Sweetheart Punch, punch 6 hearts from the Merry Moments DSP, using care to punch from the Real Red and Cherry Cobbler dominant color designs.
With the small star punch, punch out 5 Silver Foil stars.
With the small heart punch, punch out 5 Red Foil hearts. Also punch out 3 small hearts from the Merry Moments DSP.
Adhere all the hearts and stars to the envelope and card front as shown using Glue Dots, Fast Fuse and Stampin’ Dimensionals to vary the height.
Adhere the cut out heart and greeting to the envelope.
Add your greeting to the inside of the card and mail to someone special!
Welcome to another week of What Will You Stamp?! This week, we were challenged to use the Groovy Love stamp set. Love all the hearts in this set--and that they "match" the Sweetheart Punch! Makes it so easy to create a card! Here's mine for this week:
I stamped several hearts, and punched them out with the sweetheart punch. I glued them to the right edge of the cardfront:
I love this birthday sentiment!! It's been on the wish list for quite awhile, and I was finally able to get it! It's a hostess set in this year's catalog -- you can get it for as little as $9, if you host a workshop! (or place a qualifying order!!). I paired it with the new It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack -- I LOVE this paper! So bright and cheery -- makes any card more fun! Loved the hearts, and repeated them by using the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder on the white background! Then, just for some sparkle, I added a punched star of dazzling diamonds glimmer paper!
Now to find someone to send it to.................any ideas? Leave me a comment!!