This week at Flourishes the new Challenge is to create a snowy feel to our cards. This challenge came at the right time for me as I just created a card that I feel does just that. The supplies I used are papers from Gina K, design paper from Basic Greys Jovial paper pack, The Snowman image from the stamp set Warm Winter Wishes, I colored him with Copic markers and stamped snowflakes and added glitter to them along with the sentiment from the same set. I used the Spellbinders Grand Calibur to cut the Christmas tree, new snowflake pendant, label 17, Fleur De Lis Accent. I used the Cuttlebug to emboss the Holly Ribbons folder on the back layer. I added clear rhinestones from Queen & Co, lace and ribbon from my stash, and a Prima Pointsettia. Thank so much for stopping by, Have a wonderful day!!
Monday, October 31, 2011
The Hostess for this weeks Flourishes challenge is Maki, and she is asking us to make a project using Trees / Leaves. Not to use flowers for our focal image. I like this challenge, I always seem to use a floral image, so this was fun for me. I used cardstock from Gina K and Paper Trey Ink. Design paper from Memory Box Co. from last years Tinsel stack.The image I used is from the Forest of Trees stamp set, I stamped it with Memento Bamboo Leaves ink and then applied MS glitter to it. I cut it out with the Spellbinders Grand Calibur using Labels 18, and then traced the die and hand cut it to make a layer for the image. I also used the new Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Bracket, and an flourish die from the Fleur de Lis Accents set and added some pearls from Queen & Co. PTI ribbon, a button from my stash that I tied some bakers twine to and attached to the bow. The sentiment is from the Warm Winter Wishes stamp set. Oh, and the branches are cut with a MS punch.Thank you for stopping to see my card, I hope you have a wonderful day.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
For this weeks challenge at JustRite Stampers they are challenging us to get scrappy, and use all those loose scraps and diecuts and anything left on our desks lurking about from other craft projects to make this weeks card or project. This is great for me because I have lots of " stuff " lurking on my desk from ideas I didn't use from other cards and projects. For my card I had already colored in an image of the corn from Autumn Blessings, that I colored with Copic Markers. I also had a leaf die cut from Spellbinders already cut and embossed with the Cuttlebug folder, Pumpkin Harvest. I used assorted cardstock from Gina K for the cardbase and layers. Design paper from My Minds Eye paper pack All Spice. I just recieved the new Edgeabilities from Spellbinders, and I used the Classic Petals on the left side of the card, and I also used the scrap from the edge of the cut for the bottom of the card. I added some distress ink on the leaf, some ribbon and lace, Spellbinders labels # 6 and 18, some bling and a decorative butterfly from my stash. I also used the sentiment from JustRite"s Fancy Tags. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
The new challenge at Flourishes this week is hosted by Silke, and she has challenged us to make a Halloween card or project or both. I decided to make a card. Unfortunetly, I don't own any Halloween stamp sets from Flourishes, so I used a pumpkin stamp from Peachy Keen Stamps and a sentiment from Flourishes Life Lines stamp set that I thought would work. To make my card I used cardstock from Gina K, design paper from K and Co., the cuttlebug folder Pumpkin Harvest, Tim Holtz new distress ink Gathered Twigs, Memento inks, Stickles xmas red, Offray ribbon, a Martha Stewart branch punch and Spellbinders dies. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Flourishes hostess for this week is Betty, and she is challenging us to make a card that is All Dolled Up. A real girly card. For my card this week I used for the base Gina K pure luxury white. I used PTI lavendar moon for the bottom layer and DCWV design paper from the Mariposa stack. The image is from Flourishes Zinnia stamp set and I colored it with Copic markers. I cut it out with my Grand Caliber using a Spellbinders classic squares and Fleur De Lis squares. I added a ribbon, some pearls and rhinestones, and a sentiment from Flourishes Life Lines. I forgot to mention I used some Stickles and Diamond Glaze also on the image. Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
For this weeks challenge, Flourishes hostess, Beate, asked that we make a shaped card. I chose to use Spellbinders Grand Labels One for my card. I used die number two ( one being the smallest) on Gina K Chocolate Brown cs for the base. The design paper is from the Pinkpaislee stack, 365 degrees, and was cut from die number two of the Grand label one set. I bunched lace from my stash across the dsp, and added a piece of brown ribbon also from my stash on top of the lace. For my focal point I chose an image from the Flourishes stamp set Zinnias, that was colored with Copic markers, cut out with Spellbinders Beaded Ovals, and sponged with Rangers Tea Dye Distress ink. I added flowers from Prima that I sprayed with Copic marker # E31, and added sprigs from a Martha Stewart punch. A birthday sentiment from the PTI stamp set, Watercolor Trio, was punched out with Spellbinders petite ovals, also sponged, and rhinestones and pearls from Queen & Co were added to the card. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
I am entering my card today in Flourishes Favorite Card Challenge. For this challenge they ask that you use your favorite stamp set to make a card. I don't have alot of Flourishes stamp sets but all of the the stamps I own are my favorites, and I chose to use the Lenten Rose set. This is so beautiful and I really like coloring it. For the card base I used GinaK 120lb pure white cs, then I layered that with PTI dark chocolate cs, topped that with one of the design papers from Memory Box's Valise paper pack. I added a looped border with my MS punch, some ribbon from my stash. The blue flower added is Prima.My focal Point is stamped on X-Press it Blending Card with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored in with Copic markers. I attached that to more of the PTI dark chocolate paper and added rhinestones from Queen & co, and added my sentiment from the same stamp set. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
For Flourishes 4th Birthday Bash Challenge we were asked to create a card using our favorite stamp set. I have had this stamp set for a while now and I just love it so I decided I would ink it up.The stamp set is Flourishes Sweet Pea. I started my card off with GinaK 120lb pure white cs for my base. I layered that with PTI Blueberry Sky cs that I embossed with the Cuttlebug folder, Victoria, I layered one of the design papers from the Basic Grey Kioshi paper pack on the bottom half of that. With my Grand Caliber I die cut the border from Spellbinders Parisian Accents using the piece of leftover GinaK 120lb pure white cs. I added a piece of green ribbon from Offray. I also added some rhinestones that were in my stash. I stamped the focal image on X-press it Blending Card with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored it with Copics markers. I backed that onto the PTI Blueberry Sky cs and I used the extra pieces of the border to add to the top and bottom of the image and popped it up on dimentials, I added a sentiment from Flourishes Spring Has Sprung stamp set, that was punched out with an oval punch, and sponged it with Memento Summer Sky ink, and attached it to the focal image. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
I made this card today for my son who will be 27 on saturday, and by chance it fits the challenge for Flourishes new Timeless Tuesday Challenge, which is to make a card with a sentiment on it. How lucky is that. I started out using GinaK 120lb pure white cs for my base. I added design paper from Basic Grey's Nook and Pantry paper pad, again used GinaK's cs, this time in Chocolate Brown, and I cut out the largest of the Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Rectangles with the Grand Caliber. I stamped the sentiment from Flourishes Life Lines stamp set on xpress It Blending Card with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and cut it out with Spellbinders labels 18. While it was still in the die I sponged it with Tim Holtz old paper distress ink, and pop dotted it on the card. Added some rhinestones from Kaisercraft in aquamarine, and thats my card. I thank you for stopping by and hope you have a great day.
Monday, August 22, 2011
I am entering my card in the Crazy 4 challenges Bingo contest. The prize is two of Flourishes stamp sets, Wedded Bliss and Seeds of Friendship. All you have to do is pick three items in a row, up, down, across or diagonally, and make a card using the items that you picked. I haven't played this before, but what alot of fun. I can see using this to make lots of great cards. For my card I used GinaK chocolate brown cs for the base, and lemon drop cs that I embossed with the Cuttlebug Fleur De Lis folder. I also used a Martha Stewart loop punch on two edges. I stamped the birds nest image from Flourishes Spring Has Sprung stamp set on Xpress It Blending Card with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored that in with Copic Markers. I used my Grand Caliber to cut out the Spellbinders Small and Small Scalloped Octagons. I added green ribbon from Offray and a sentiment from Flourishes Humming Along stamp set, some brads and my card is done. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.
My card today is for the PageMaps contest, sponsored by Flourishes and Basic Grey. The prize is five 6x6 paper packs and five stamp sets!! This is soo great! I would sure love to win this one. The contest ends August 28th at midnite. These are two of my favorite companies, love their products. The card created is based on their sketch to make as we interpert using any products we choose. For the card base I chose GinaK Chocolate Brown cs, all of the design papers are from Basic Grey's Bittersweet paper pad. The focal image is Flourishes Lenten Rose, that I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Xpress It Blending Card, and colored it with Copic markers. I then cut it out with my Grand Caliber using Spellbinders Classic Circles. I also added yellow Stickles to the flower centers. The sentiment is from Flourishes Strawberries stamp set. I had alot of fun making this card, thank you for stopping by and have a great day.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
This weeks Timeless Tuesday challenge from Flourishes is to make a card using the color pink, one button, ribbon and lace. For my focal point I chose to use an image from Flourishes stamp set Bee My Honey. I used kraft cs from GinaK, the design paper is from the Me and My Big Ideas stack Baby Girl. I used Spellbinders Grand Labels one for the card base and the design paper, and Classic and Scalloped Circles for the focal image. I stamped the image using Memento tuxedo black ink and colored it in with Copic markers. After I colored it I used a Sakura clear star glitter pen on the flowers and a Sakura clear gellyroll pen on some of the leaves.I hope it shows up on camera. The lace I used is from Offray, as is the ribbon, and the button is from my stash. The rhinestones are Queen & co. Thanks for stopping by to look at my card, I wish you a fabulous day!
This is my second entry for JustRite's challenge to make a shaped card or tag. I chose Spellbinders Grand Labels Four dies for my card. I used GinaK Fresh Asparagas for my card base, the design paper is from the Memory box Tinsel collection. I used die cuts from Spellbinders Fanciful Holiday ( border and christmas tree), and Big Scalloped Oval large and large Ovals. The rhinestones on the tree are from Queen & co. The sentiment is from the JustRite stamp set A Gift For You, and I stamped it with Vivid! ink in Brick. I also used flowers by Prima. Thanks for stopping by to see my card and have a fabulous day!
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The JustRite Challenge this time is to make a shaped holiday card or tag, no squares or rectangles. I think this is a fun challenge because I usually do make the same ordinary squares and rectangles, and its fun to go outside the box sometimes. For my project I chose to make a tag out of Spellbinders 2010 Heirloom ornament. I used the largest die on GinaK Fresh Asparagas cs, I added a piece of design paper from Basic Grey's Jovial paper pack.For my focal image I used Sparky the snowman, from the cling set of the same name from last christmas. I colored the image with Copic markers on Express it Blending Card paper, stamping the image with Memento tuxedo black ink. I used Spellbinders Large Ovals and scalloped large ovals to cut it out, and I backed it with a gold doily from Wilton, the sentiment is from the Christmas Postcard set from Flourishes, that I hand cut. I added a snowflake from Spellbinders Snowflake Wonder set to a poinsettia from Prima. Lastly I used some bakers twine in red and white from my stash. Making this tag was alot of fun for me.
Friday, August 12, 2011
This card is for Flourishes Italian Garden challenge. For this challenge we are to use the colors, red, green, and white. My card is a 5.5 square. I used GinaK 120lb white cs as the base and Fresh Asparagas for the bottom layer. The design paper was from my stash, as for my focal image I used Flourishes Strawberries stamp set which I colored with Copics markers. I stamped the image with Memento tuxedo black ink. I used Spellbinders label 5 to cut out and shadow the strawberries. I also used Spellbinders Parisian Accents for the white border and I cut them both with the Grand Caliber.The green ribbon I used is from Offray and the green rhinestones are Queen & co. Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my card and have a great day!
Thursday, August 11, 2011
The challenge for this weeks Timeless Teusday is to make a card with fruit on it. My card was made from Flourishes stamp set, Peaches and Cherries. I stamped the image with Memento tuxedo black ink on Express It Blending Card and colored it with Copic markers. The card base is made from GinaK 120lb white cs, and Fresh Asparagas cs. The design paper is from My Minds Eye Stella Rose paper pack. The ribbon is American Crafts. The pearls are Queen & co. I used Spellbinders Lotus pendant, classic circles and Labels 1, that I cut with the Grand Caliber. The sentiment is also from the same stamp set and is highlighted with Memento Summer Sky ink. Thanks for taking a look and have a great day.
The Flourishes Blog is having a Scavenger Hunt, and the challenge is to make a card out of all of the clues. There were eight blogs involved in the hunt. The clues are, white - bling - decorative paper - floral - green - square - pink - and ribbon. The card I made is a 5.5 square from GinaK fresh asparagas cs, and chocolat brown cs, My Minds Eye Stella Rose design cs, the floral is from Flourishes Lenten Rose stamp set, and the word Smile is from Flourishes Strawberries stamp set, and it was colored with Copic markers, the pearls are from Queen & co, the ribbon is Offray. I used Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Accent and Labels 17 that were cut with the Grand Calaber. I also used Ranger Star Dust Stickles and JudiKins Diamond Glaze on the flowers and water in the vase. The image and sentiment were stamped with Memento tuxedo black ink. Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Hi everyone, today my card is for the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog. The challenge is to make a card with spring colors. For my focal image I chose the Mae stamp, and I colored her with my Copic markers and added some Star Dust Stickles on her belt and on the sand I created. The cardstock I used is from Gina K, and the design paper is from Basic Grey's Kioshi paper pad. I added some lace that I had in my stash and ribbon from Offray. The rhinestones are from Queen & Co., and the flowers are from Prima. I've just started collecting Kimmie's stamps and I love them and can't wait to be able to get her new ones (when my wallet will allow me.) Thank you for taking the time to stop by and have a wonderful day!
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Hello. My card for today is for the Magnolia-Licious Challenge Blog, and this week its an inspiration challenge. Our inspiration picture is a cross made out of easter eggs on a bed of grass. Its very spring looking with beautiful pastel colors. My card is made with cardstock from Gina K and the design paper is from K & Company. I cut an opening in the center front of the top layers with nestabilities labels fourteen and put my focal image behind it. The image I used is, Tilda with small gift stamp, that I colored in with Copic Markers. I added flowers that I had from my stash, and from Prima, rhinestones from Queen & Co. in lavendar, and ribbon from Paper Trey Ink in lemon tart. I also used a couple of single Fleur De Lis from Spellbinders Pendants. The sentiment is from Paper Trey Ink"s Mega Mixed Messages stamp set. This is an older stamp set but I find I use it alot. Its very versatile. I Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Hi everyone, My card today is for the Seven Kids Challenge Blog , # 17, the Recipe- Pink and Flowers. The card has to have some pink on it and also flowers. I started with a white card base made with paper from Paper Trey Ink. The base layer is Gina K cs, fresh asparagus. The design paper is K & Company, the Brenda Walton stack. The flowers are Prima. I used twine I had in my stash, also the charm ( key ) is from my stash. For my focal image I chose the Tilda with Balloon stamp. I colored her with copic markers and used Nestabilities petite ovals and scalloped petite ovals to cut her out with my Grand Calibur machine, and it does cut like butter. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great day.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Hello everyone and welcome. Todays card is for the Magnolia-Licious Blog, and the challenge is a color challenge to use the color green. For my card base I chose to use the Gina K pure white 120lb cardstock, I also used the Gina K Fresh Asparagus as the base layer. The designer paper is from K & Co. For my focal image I used the Tilda with balloon stamp. I colored her with my Copic markers and used my Nestabilities long rectangles large to cut her out with, also she was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on xpress-it blending card which has become my favorite paper to color with Copic markers. I used a Martha Stewart punch and some more of the K & co design paper, added some lace and ribbon from Offray, and some flowers from Prima all under the image. To complete the card I added some pink rhinestones from Queen & Co., and a sentiment from the JustRite stamp set, Fancy Tags. Thanks for stopping by to see my card and have a wonderful day.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Hello everyone on this cold and rainy day, spring can not come to soon for me. At least we will be able to turn the clocks ahead this weekend, YEAH!!!! Okay now to the card, the challenge from COPIC Creations is to use complementary colors on our cards. I started out with Paper Trey Ink white cs as my base, I also used it for my bottom layer that I dry embossed with a folder from Provo Craft called Scrollwork. My focal image is from JustRite's Birdhouses stamp set. I colored the image with Copic markers and applied Star Dust Stickles, and used a die from Nestabilities classic circles to cut it out, and used my mat pack to add faux stiching marks. I also used a die from the Nestabilities scalloped circles to cut the pink cs backing out. I added a sentiment from JustRite's You Inspire Me stamp set, using Memento's Rosebud ink. I finished the card with a ribbon from Offray.Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Hello everyone, our challenge today from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog is to make a card using floss or twine on it. I started my card using Paper Trey Ink white cs for my base. I added Gina K Fresh Asparagus cs for my base layer. I added K & Co design paper, this is from a large stack of the best of papers, I took another piece of the fresh asparagus cs and used a punch from EK Success on one side and tucked it under another piece of white cs topped with another piece of K & Co design paper from the same stack. I attached on top of that my image of the Giselle stamp which I colored with my Copic Markers and cut out with a labels four Nestabilities. I also used a die from Nestabilities Fancyful Holiday and cut that out in gold foil from American Crafts. I added buttons from my stash and finished the card with twine also from my stash. Thank you for stopping to look at my card and have a wonderful day.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
The Seven Kids Challenge Blog has a new challenge and it is to make a card using the colors of Mardi Gras,Purple, green, and gold.For this challenge I decided to use my Mermaid Tilda stamp as my focal image. I colored her with my Copic Markers and die cut her out with my nestabilities classic circle large, I also cut out the Lacy circle as a backing in gold foil to accompany the circle cut out of xpress-it blending card. I love this paper for coloring with my copics, they blend so well.My base for this card is from Gina K, the 120lb pure white cs, I used PTI plum pudding as my base layers. The design paper on the bottom is from K & co., and the other design papers are from DCWV Nanna's Nursery. I used Prima flowers on the left upper part of the card and on the center of the ribbon. The embelishments on the ribbon are from spellbinders Fancy Holiday dies. On the green pocka dot paper under the ribbon I used a EK Success punch I think it is called swiss cheese. Finally I added rhinestones from Queen & Co. to the image in lavendar. I hope you have a great day, and thanks for stopping by.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Hello everyone. Today my card is for the Magnolia-Licious challenge Blog. The challenge is an inspirational one, its a picture of a beautiful babies room done in pink and brown colors, and to make a card either pink and brown or baby themed. I chose Paper Trey Inks white cs for my base and also for my bottom layers of the card. The designer paper is from K & Company, the flowers are Prima, as are the pearl and rhinestone swirl. The pink ribbon is from PTI and the brown and pink ribbon is from Offray. I chose the Secret Tilda stamp as my focal image and she was colored with Copic markers. I cut her out with nestibilities petite ovals small, and attached that to a pink labels ten die cut. I also cut out a Nestie lotus pendant in brown, and tucked it partially behind the image. I punched out some swirls with a Marvey punch in green, and added them on either side of my image and finished the image off with pearls from Queen & Co. Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has a great weekend.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
This weeks challenge at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps is to make a card with scallops on it. I chose Valentine Willard as my focal image, and he was colored in with Copic markers. I used all Paper Trey Ink card stock for my card base and layers. The design papers are from K & company and Colorbok. The ribbon I used was also from Paper Trey Ink, the button was in my stash, and the half pearls are from Queen & co. I cut out Willard and the square Lacy Scallops behind him with Spellbinders Grand Calibur. I hope you enjoyed my card for today and have a great day!
Monday, February 28, 2011
Hello everyone. My card for today is for challenge # 15 for Seven Kids College fund, and it is to make a square card of any size. My card is my standard card size of 5.5. I started out using Paper trey ink cs as my base and also for my base layers. I chose my design print from Basic Grey's Porcelain stack. I used a Martha Stewart punch on the paper under the Offray ribbon that I gathered, and added red hearts from Cloud 9 Design, to appear that they are part of my focal image of Tilda throwing heart rice. I colored her with my Copic markers, and finished the card with Queen & company pearls. Thank you for stopping by to take a look at my card and have a great day!
Friday, February 11, 2011
Hello everyone, My card today is for the new color challenge at the Magnolia-Licious blog. The colors for the challenge are pink, black and red. I really like these colors together. My base card is white PTI cs, the black layer is Gina K black onyx cs. The design papers are from the Basic Grey stack, bittersweet. My focal image is Tilda goes shopping, and I colored her with my Copic markers, after I stamped her onto X-press it blending card with Memento tuxedo black ink. I then cut her out with Spellbinders labels four and made a frame out of the small die from the Fleur De Lis Shapeabilities pendant also from Spellbinders. I also added a swirl die cut from Sizzix, which I attached a clear rhinestone from EK Success. The flowers are from Prima and the ribbon is from Gina K. Thank you for stopping by to look at my card. Have a great day.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
My card today is for Kraftin' Kimmie's challenge # 64, and the challenge is seeing red, and also for Seven Kids College Fund challenge # 14 use hearts on card. For my image I chose Monique. I colored her with my Copic markers and added some star dust Stickles to her costume and cut her out with Spellbinders labels fourteen, and then I sponged arround the image with Memento cantalope ink. The card base is Gina K pure white 120lb cs, the base layer is also Gina K, Cranberry tart cs, the design paper is from the K & Company stack Smitten. I added a piece of the cranberry tart paper that I ran through my Cuttlebug machine using the Provo Craft embossing folder, heart blocks. I added a strip of the same design paper, on the opposite side, and used a punch from EK Success. I used my Cricut machine to cut out the heart collage die cut from the cartridge Love Struck 2010, and applied clear heart rhinestones to it. I don't know who they are from they were in my stash. The ribbon is from Offray. Thank you for taking a look at my card and have a great day.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Hi everyone, this is the first card that I've posted in a while. My husband has been ill so I haven't had time to make any cards, but he is on the mend so, I can create again. My card is for the inspiration challenge at the Magnolia-Licious blog. I started with a white card base from PTI, my base layers are dark chocolate, also PTI. The yellow and white design paper is from K & Company, the Smitten specialty pack. The orange, grey, and white stripe paper is from Stampin' up. I don't know the name of the paper, I had it in my stash. The rhinestones are from Basic grey. I used a decorative swirl die from Sizzix in my Cuttlebug to cut the Gina K fresh asparagus paper I used under the green and orange Prima flowers. The white lace is from Offray, and I used my cricut die cutter to cut out an end table shape from the Heritage cartridge. I used my cuttlebug to cut out an oval from the Spellbinders petite small ovals dies, and then ran it through the cricut birds and swirls, embossing folder. I then sponged it with memento cantalope ink. My focal image is Midsummer Tilda and I colored her with my copic markers. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Hello everyone, for todays card at the Magnolia-Licious challenge blog, the challenge is to make a card using the colors green and orange. For my card base I chose Gina K pure white 120lb cs. For the base layers I chose Gina K fresh asparagus and sweet mango. The design papers are from Colorbok Bright Ideas stack, and DCWV Nana's Kids stack. For my focal image I chose Secret Tilda, which I colored with Copic markers. I cut her out with Spellbinders petite ovals and scalloped ovals large. I adhered Prima flowers and die cuts I made with my cricut machine. I also used rhinestones from Queen & Co called green grass. My orange ribbon is from Offray, and I added a button from my stash to the bow.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
For this card challenge Flourishes has asked us to make a card with a vintage flair to it. I have chosen to use the cardinal from Flourishes Christmas Classics stamp set as my focal image. I have used Copic Markers to color him, but first I stamped the image with Memento tuxedo black ink. My card base is PTI white cs. I also chose PTI new leaf and dark chocolate for my layers. The design papers I used are from My Minds Eye, Wonderful Winter, PTI Green Tea Leaves, and K & Co Yuletide stack. After coloring my image I cut it out with Spellbinders small octagon dies and small octagon scalloped dies. While still in the die I sponged the background with Memento summer sky ink. I adhered pale green Offray ribbon, and a tied bow with a heart button( from my stash) across the bottom layers. I also used a punch from EK success to the bottom layers of the card. Also at the top, I added some lace from Offray that I pinch pleated, a vintage button, and some small stringed pearls. This was a fun card to make, thanks for stopping by and have a great day.
Monday, January 17, 2011
The challenge for this week from Seven Kids college fund is to make a card of your choice, either hot or cold.Its a little to early to dream of hot weather so i stuck with cold. Also I don't own to many warm weather stamps, so, my card is of Tilda with bell. I chose for my base PTI white cs, and also from their 2009 cardstock sampler pack, I chose new leaf and spring rain as my background papers. For my design paper I have used, My Minds Eye Wonderful Winter stack, Basic Grey Kioshi, andWebsters Pages combo packWaiting for Santa and Sweet Season.I have also used a Martha Stewart gothic arch punch. I used Spellbinders snowflake wonder die set and also the labels fourteen die punch to cut my image. I then colored the image with copic markers and added Martha Stewart snow and glitter. A purple ribbon from Offray was added and rhinestones in clear and blue from Martha Stewart/E K Success were used to complete the card. Thank you for stopping by to look at my card, and ha a fantastic day!
Monday, January 10, 2011
I created this card for the Kraftin' Kimmie challenge # 60, time to unwind. For this challenge we can not use any ribbon or fibers of any kind on our cards. For my image I am using the Antoinette stamp. She was alot of fun to color. I used Copic markers to color her in, and I added Sparkly Fluff to her skirt, and earmuffs in sugar. I also added Stickles to her blouse in cotton candy, and to her scarf I added stickles in star dust, also I made ice marks below her skates in star dust. The card base is Gina K pure white 120lb cs. The layers are from PTI, enchanted evening and hibiscus burst. The design papers are from Basic Grey, the eskimo kisses paper stack. In place of a ribbon I used the Spellbinders eyelet borderabilities die. I also used the labels 10 to cut out my image. I used a Marvey punch for the flourishes on the image, also rhinestones from Queen & co in baby blue. The flowers are from Prima, and the pine sprig punch is Martha Stewart. Thank you for stopping by to look at my card and have a great day.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
This card is for Flourishes challenge # 99. The challenge is to make a card with flowers on it. My card base is Gina K pure white 120lb cs. The layers are also Gina K papers, vibrant violet and fresh asparagus. The designer paper is from the DCWV stack, Nana's Nursery, Baby Boy. My stamped image is from the StampTV kit, elegant flowers. I stamped it with Memento tuxedo black ink, colored it with Copic markers, and sponged the edges with memento cantalope ink. I also stamped and sponged the sentiment with the same ink. The sentiment is from the Flourishes stamp set Peaches and Cherries. I used Spellbinders lacey squares and scalloped squares to cut the layers behind the image and spellbinders lg.squares to cut out the image. I cut the sentiment with lg. deckled rectangles. Rhinestones from Queen & Co in lilac were used on the top and side of the image. Thank you for taking a look at my card and have a great day.
Friday, January 7, 2011
This is the first time I am entering the Copic's challenge. I have wanted to enter for a long time so here goes. My card base is from Gina K. Its the white pure luxury 120lb cs. The layers are backed with Gina K chocolate brown cs. The design paper is from Basic Grey Kioshi paper pad. The stamp is Snow Fun by Victoria Case. I stamped it on Marks Finest Papers Snow Storm Smooth 80lb paper, and colored it with copic markers. I cut it out with Spellbinders Labels 10 die # 4, and added clear rhinstones from Recollections. I added a rhinstone and pearl embellishment from Prima, and ribbon from Ofray. When I finished coloring the image I used Sparkly Fluff, in Daquiri Ice, on her collar, boot cuffs, and hat ties. I also used Martha Stewart glitter in course crystal. I had a lot of fun making this card and look forward to entering more challenges at Copic's. Have a great day.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
For this first challenge of the new year for the Magnolia-Licious Blog the inspiration is, a lot of white. So my card is made with PTI white cs for the base, and also for the layer that I ran thru the cuttlebug with the Brocade Window folder. I put this on top of my focal image which is Tilda on Ornament. I colored her with Copic markers and layered the brocade window. I added white ribbon from Gina K and white Prima flowers. A Martha Stewart punch was used for the pine branch trim arround the flowers, also the pearls are from M S. Thanks for stopping by to take a look and have a great day.