Good morning!! What a great sketch this morning over on the Nacho Blog:
I kept it very simple -- using designer paper as my focal point:
It's a great layout -- you could use any designer paper that you have, and just add a sentiment!! For this one, I used the "congratulations" from the Bravo Stamp Set (#135380) and the English Garden Designer Series Paper (#138440). The colors are Hello Honey, Old Olive and Soft Suede. Hope you enjoy!!
Good morning! Here's another fun sketch from the Nachos:
and, my card:
I love, love, love the colors in the new Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack!! So pretty together!! I paired it with Calypso Coral, Basic Black, Very Vanilla and Old Olive cardstock, along with the Tin of Cards Stamp Set. This stamp set has become one of my "go to" sets for sentiments -- there is a nice variety of sayings, and the fonts are so fun!
Good morning! I've been a busy little bee, designing cards for my Summer Stamp-a-Stack (july 31). When I need some inspiration, I usually go to challenge blogs! I love to have something to start with, and this sketch from Crazy for Challenges was great:
and, here's what I came up with:
Love the Swallowtail! And, can you guess what designer paper I used? It's actually from the Go Wild Designer Series Paper Stack -- it's a black and white print, and I used my Real Red Stampin' Write Marker to color in the stripes!! Cool, huh?!!
I recently joined an "invitation only" swap -- we were to use a new item from the 2015-16 Stampin' Up! Catalog. Over the next few weeks, I'd like to share these beautiful creations with you! Here are two of them--you'll notice the artist's name directly on their card:
Whisper White Cardstock (5-1/2” x 8-1/2” card base, folded to 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”)
Basic Black Cardstock mat (4” x 5-1/4”)
Whisper White cardstock mat (3-7/8” x 5-1/8” mat)
Scraps of Whisper White & Basic Black for framelit
Using the Happy Patterns mask, sponge the rectangles using Blushing Bride ink and a Sponge. Layer onto the Basic Black mat layer, and then layer onto the folded Whisper White card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Stamp the “happy birthday” in Memento Black ink on the white scrap paper and cut out using the Chalk Talk framelit. Cut out another of the same framelit using a Basic Black scrap. Cut the Black framelit label in half (“hot dog cut, lengthwise.) Layer onto the back of the White framelit label.
Adhere label to card using Dimensionals.
To add the Blushing Bride sequins, fold each of the sequins in half, open and fold in half the other directions. This will create a “bevel” effect and give more depth when placed on the card.