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.