Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Another CASEd card

Here is another card I CASED, again from Cindy Lawrence.
Here is Cindy's card:
I loved how she did the bow on the side and the strip of stripes.
The image I used is a Poppy Power digital stamp which I colored with Copics.
Oval die is Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Ovals. 

Thanks for looking.

Challenges:
Power Poppy - CASE a Bloomie
Crop Stop - anything
Joy Clair - anything
7 Kids - anything
Yes, Virginia - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Cardz TV - anything
Mailbox Smiles - anything
Scrapyland - anything with die





Sunday, July 23, 2017

Love to CASE

One of the challenges this month (Power Poppy) is to CASE one of the members of the design team.  Do you have a file of cards to be CASEd?  Mine is quite large.  It is very seldom that I come up with an idea for a card on my own; I need a sketch,  or colors, or similar stamps to get my creative juices flowing. 
My card is a CASE of the very talented Cindy Lawrence.  Here is her card:

And here is my take :
The roses are a  Power Poppy digital stamp, printed, colored with Copics, fussy cut.  The left one is popped up with dimension tape over the right one. 
The sentiment is from an Altenew set, Fresh Freesia.

Thanks for looking.

Challenges:
Power Poppy - CASE a Bloomie
Crop Stop - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Joy Clair - anything
7 Kids - anything
Mailbox Smiles - anything
Cardz TV - anything
Time Out - good thoughts 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Last July Birthday Card

Finally finished with all the birthday and anniversary cards for July.  This is the last one.
I have been wanting to make window/shaker cards for a while now so here was my first attempt after receiving these dies from Stamplorations.
I tried cutting the balloons with fun foam but the sequins would get stuck to the adhesive between the layers.  Next I cut three balloons out of cardstock, glued  them together but it isn't quite enough space for the sequins to move freely.  I will keep experimenting; probably buy a filler other than sequins and a thicker foam.  But the balloons are cute even if they don't shake.
Sentiment die is by Memory Box.  Embossing folder - Darice.

Suggestions are very welcome!

Challenges:
Work It Wednesday - bling
Joy Clair - anything
7 Kids - anything
Cardz TV - anything
Mailbox Smiles - anything
Scrapyland - dies
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Stamploration Sketch 
Stamploration Never Ending Challenge




Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Fun With New Dies

I took a few minutes to play with a new set of dies that I won this past week.  I love all these pretty wild flowers.

Dies are Sizzix by Tim Holtz.  I received these from 7 Kids so here is the site if you are interested.
Sentiment is Power Poppy (digital).

Challenges:
Scrapyland - anything with die
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Stamploration - warm colors
Stamploration CAS

Joy Clair - anything
7 Kids - anything
Cardz TV- anything 
Mailbox Smiles - anything

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Liberty

A new challenge begins today at Words 2 Craft By and it is my privilege to be a guest this week.  The quote for this month's challenge is:
"Liberty when it begins to take root,  is a plant of rapid growth."  George Washington
This is my interpretation:

For the main panel I used a digital print offered by Crafting With Jack.  It is pictured below.
I love this print but I wanted the flowers to stand out a bit more so I used Copics to color in the flower as if the image were a no line image, darkening most of the flower and adding a bit of gray on the leaves and stem.
Before printing the poppies, I added the verse which was offered at Word Art Wednesday.
Final touches - black liquid pearls in the center of the flowers and a few sequins.
After backing the print with black, the card base is Stampin Up's Sahara Sand.

Thanks for looking.  Head over to Words 2 Craft By and enter the challenge.

Challenges:
Joy Clair - anything
Crop Stop - anything
Virginia's Summer Challenge
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Stamploration CAS
 

Monday, July 10, 2017

Flowery Heart

Here with another heart die cut by Die-Namites.  Last Monday I showcased a card and used the  Love Heart 2 Die that contained stars.  This die, Fancy Hearts, includes beautiful flowers, leaves and the word Love all in one die.  Once again I used Copics to color the different parts of the die cut.

I started with a piece of glossy paper.  Then using the ink pad to paper technique with  pink distress ink onto the paper.  I tried quite a few angles to capture how beautiful the background turned out but never could get an accurate photo of it.  You will just have to try it - it is lovely!
The word "you" is a Simon Says Die.  The centers of the flowers are filled in with Liquid Pearls. 
Thanks for looking.

Challenges:
Scrapyland - anything
Double D - pastels
Stamploration - CAS

 Joy Clair - anything
7 Kids - anything
Crop Stop - anything

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Happy Birthday Surprise Box

When I was wrapping up a birthday gift, I realized I had not posted one of the birthday cards I made a while back - before summer and grandkids descended in force!  It took a bit of time so it is a good thing I made it when I did!

The pop up box is made to fit into an A2 envelop.  All the inserts are made with die cuts.   The cake, candles and balloons are stamped and then cut with Paper Sweeties.   Happy Birthday is an Elizabeth Crafts die cut.  The banner is a die that I received in a prize package so I am not sure of the company.
Here is one more view
Thanks for looking.

Challenges:
Scrapyland - anything
Time Out - celebration (optional layers)
Deep Oceans - lots of layers
ScorPal - more than one fold and die cuts
7 Kids - anything
Joy Clair - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Send a Smile 4 Kids - birthday fun for kids