Sunday, April 16, 2017

Stencils and Spring

Happy Easter!  A light and springy card for this week's Color Throwdown colors which I LOVE...coral, leaf green, yellow, and white.  I also used last week's sketch from CAS(e) this Sketch for ideas when making this card...

Here is my card, using Petite Pots from Papertrey Ink...

I used a Hero Arts stencil in the background with some Wendy Vecchi white embossing paste, as it reminded me of the bowl in the background of the inspiration photo!

The sentiment is stamped on vellum using Milo's Alphabet from Lawn Fawn.  Added the "YOU" with PTI's Headline Alphabet dies.

So inspired by all of the spring flowers popping up around our house and the sunshine we had this weekend!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Flowers for fun!

I haven't had a chance to use Betsy Veldman's new "Bloom & Grow" Make it Market Mini Kit from Papertrey Ink's Anniversary release!  It's such a sweet floral set.  I loved the DT samples on kraft paper, so tried it out with the stencils and stamps in the set and some Distress Inks.

The flower pot is cut from patterned paper.  Like Nichole Heady has shown recently, I added some details with a white pen, and some Glossy Accents, too.  Stamped a sentiment from the set on vellum, and used a lovely plaid embossing folder from Cuttlebug for the background.  No challenges today, just some spring fun!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Easter Challenge

At the Fusion Card Challenge, it's all about Easter and I was really inspired by this gorgeous photo!

I used A Good Egg by Claire Brennan to start my card...

I placed the egg over some white cardstock embossed with PTI's Woodgrain Impression plate, and some lovely Chicken Scratch gingham paper, too!

I have started quite a collection of mini stamped flowers with coordinating dies!  I can't seem to get enough of them!  This card has flowers and leaves from PTI's Bloom & Grow and Petite Pots, WPlus9's Fresh Cut Florals, and Simon Says Stamps' Artsy Flower Parts.

Loving the spring sunshine today here in upstate NY :)!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Fancy a Cuppa Sketch

A triple challenge card tonight, for Color Throwdown, the Spring Coffee Lover's Blog Hop, and a sketch by Kim for Freshly Made Sketches!

Here is my card using the sweet Love You A Latte set from Lawn Fawn, Plaid Builder from PTI, and a sentiment by Claire Brennan...

Love these cheery colors for spring!  

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Berries Sketch

A sweet and simple sketch by Linda this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  I couldn't wait to use some of my new PTI anniversary release products, and chose Beautiful Berries for this sketch...

Here is my card:

I stamped the berries in AMuse Studio Sky, Latte, and Wheat inks, then added the details and sentiment with Fresh Ink in Navy.  The sentiment is from PTI's County Fair Make it Market kit.

I created a mask and stamped the old Stampin Up "Aida Cloth" background for the center.

The whole card was run through my Cuttlebug with PTI's Woodgrain impression plate, and I added some Glossy Accents on some of the berries.  It's so much fun to experiment with different colored berries with this set!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Lucky Colors

This week we had some St. Patrick's Day colors at the Color Throwdown, green, black, and gold.  I was so inspired by Lisa Henke's sample HERE, I love it!  So perfect!

I used my "Blooms 'N Buds" stamp set from Reverse Confetti, and similar sentiments from Lawn Fawn's "Hello Friends" set.

I did some masking to change the sentiments in the set, and I die cut the clover looking flower, stamped it in black, and embossed the details in gold.  It's popped over the negative space in the tag, and there's some dry embossed dots on the white paper underneath.  Happy Belated St. Patrick's Day :)!

Preppy Flowers Sketch

This week at Freshly Made Sketches, Rita Wright created a fun, layered sketch!

I used these sweet new Artsy Flower Parts from Simon Says Stamp to make a "preppy" flower card...

My card looked a little flat, so I popped up a second stamped flower over some in my garden (thanks, Kara, although I can't seem to remember which card I saw you do this on!).  The background is stamped with an old Cornish Heritage Farms backgrounder called "Open Plaid."

The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set called "You're So Lovely," and the two banners are stamped with PTI's "Background Basics: Retro" and "Polka Dot Basics."  A cheery card since spring arrives tomorrow (...I'll believe that when I see it, seeing as how we got 26 inches of snow in the Rochester area last week)!