Thursday, January 28, 2016

Thinking of You

This card is for challenge #285 at Pals Paper Arts.  Its a color challenge this week and once again the colors are wonderful to work with.  The embossing folder is called Patchwork Honeycomb, and I had to order it from Crafters Companion in the UK. (I really love this folder and know I will use it often, so the shipping was worth it.) I inked the inside of the folder with Melon Mambo before I embossed the card stock so it would have a faded look  The Flowers are from the Flower Patch stamp set also stamped in Melon Mambo.  I know the ink is different from the card stock but I think it looks good.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Sending Wishes

Challenge #284 at Pals Paper Arts  this week is a sketch challenge.  I used gold foiled vellum  and stamped out the flower from the Best Thoughts stamp set and greeting from Butterfly Basics.  I used water color pencils to add just a hint of color to the flower.  It made a very clean and simple but sweet birthday card.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Thank You Card

I made an interlocking gate fold card for the challenge at Pals Paper Arts challenge #283.  These colors are a great combo, and I wanted to try this card technique.  For the frame I used the Mint Macaroon, Melon Mambo for the flowers and then black to form the back side of the frame and the side piece.  I used the Sweetbrier Rose stamp for the flowers.  I first stamped them out on white card stock, then again on the Melon Mambo and cut out the flowers.  The scallop frame is from WPlus 9.  I saw this card technique on pre-made card bases, but I wanted to try my own die to accomplish the same design.  I plan on making more cards using this technique with circle, oval, and heart dies just to name a few.  Thanks Brian for a great color challenge.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Coffee Monster Mornings

This is so me in the mornings.  I cannot start my day without at least two cups of coffee, and until I have that first cup I am really a fuzzy green monster with the shakes.  I love this graphic so much that I put it on a T-Shirt.  I am entering this card in the Dragonfly Journeys challenge #39, and the theme of this challenge is "Crack Me Up" which this monster does.  I am also putting this card in the Shop Our Stash Challenge #234, requiring something from our stash which the graphic is and something new, which in my case is the splattered coffee background and the coffee bean border.

Happy Birthday

Another birthday card for the challenge at Sweet Sunday Sketch #300.  I love the red with the brown paper and the simple outline flowers with a hint of color work really well on this card.  (In the picture the top and bottom strip of paper look black, but is really a chocolate brown.)  The circle frame is a stamp from Gina K Designs and the flower stamp is from Penny Black.   The little center dots in the flowers are flat dots that are called Dazzles from Paper Wishes.  I love using these as they give the same impact as the pearls without the bulk and they come in lots of colors and each sheet has several different sizes.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Birthday Wishes

This card is for challenge #282 at Pals Paper Arts hosted this week by Mary Fish.   This is my take on the sketch and I took the opportunity to use up some of my stash as well as use a new die cut.