I made this card for the Splitcoast Stampers Creative Crew December Inspiration Challenge. This month we're doing birthday cards and the inspiration challenge it to use punches with the birthday theme. I decided to make a bright and fun monochromatic card with punches and a lot of patterns.
I used the Better Together stamp set and Real Red ink, DSP, washi tape, and bakers twine. I used the balloon punch and the scalloped tag topper punch. The background is textured with the confetti embossing folder. I love how the monochromatic look turned out and even though it's just red and white, the color really pops!
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
The greetings in Sunshine Sayings stamp set can be used for so many different cards. I used the congrats stamp for this card. This card combines four of my favorite accessories: embossing folders, glimmer paper, ribbon, and DSP stacks.
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Friday, September 30, 2016
Monday, August 1, 2016
Pals Paper Arts and make a floral card. I have to admit, I don't pull out Marina Mist as often as I should, but I loved it with Pink Pirouette and Smoky Slate. I pulled out my new Bunch of Blossoms set and chose a few stamps and went to work designing a card. My daughter commented that she liked the sea shell stamps I was using and I realized that the stamps could indeed look like a flower/starfish and blossom/shell. I love it when stamps can be used for more than just their intended purpose, the more uses, the better the value of the set! To really make the card more sea inspired to go along with the Global Design Project Nautical Theme Challenge #GDP047, I chose the Seaside embossing folder with a Marina Mist card base to look like water. The pink layer is punched with the Banner Triple punch on both ends.
Friday, July 29, 2016
Today's card was inspired by the sketch challenge over at The Paper Players.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
I have a whole box of new Stampin' Up! products to use and I'm just beginning to create with them so stay tuned. Hopefully I can find the time to stamp AND post some of my creations. I did photograph a few of my new cards so perhaps I'll get some posted more regularly.
This card features one of my favorite new stamp sets that I purchased last month...FRESH FRUIT. I've always been a fan of the 2-step stamping and I'm happy to see more of it in the new Stampin' Up! Catalog. I feel like it takes me back to some of my Stampin' Up! roots. I realized the other day that I've been a demonstrator for nearly 18 years!!! Wow, time flies when you're having fun! The FRESH FRUIT stamp set has a few basic sentiments in it along with some great flowers and fun fruit stamps. I stamped the flowers in Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach (a new In Color), and Watermelon Wonder. I then mounted that on some Peekaboo Peach card stock and added a strip of striped designer series paper and mounted it all on my Watermelon Wonder card base. Finally I added a little sentiment from Suite Sayings, punched it out with the Decorative Label Punch and attached it to the card with some Stampin' Dimensionals. These colors just seem fun and summery to me. What colors say Summer to you?
Friday, March 11, 2016
Monday, March 7, 2016
I haven't had a lot of time to stamp the past few months, but I LOVE the new stamps and accessories in the Occasions Catalog, so I was excited to try some of my new stamps out. I decided to play along with the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week. Thanks to the inspiration from this challenge I've been able to crank out a few new cards without too much effort. I also decided to use a lot of green to go along with the challenge over at Stampin' Royalty. After all, bright green says Spring to me, and Spring makes my heart happy.
I used some of my polka dot Cucumber Crush DSP from the In Color DSP stack for my background and layered that on black to help it "pop" off the white card base. The word strip is Daffodil Delight and I stamped the awesome greeting from the Grateful Bunch set from the Occasions Catalog. The bold flower is Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, and Cucumber Crush card stock cut out with the Botanical Builders framelits dies. I decided that the leaves needed something to help them not get so lost against the green background, so I used the fern-like stamp from the Botanical Blooms stamp set to stamp some black detail on them. Enjoy!
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
I'm always up for a new flower set since they can be so versatile, and I fell in love with the Botanical Blooms set at first sight. This was my #1 pick from the Occasions Catalog and it does not disappoint! I love the 2-step style and the photopolymer stamps sure make lining up the stamps easy. I made this card with Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Cucumber Crush, and Basic Black. The card base is textured with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder. The totally awesome greeting is from the Grateful Bunch set (also in the Occasions Catalog) and is punched with the oval punch and the Decorative Label punch.