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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Paper Players......hello


Happy Tuesday Peeps!!!

Today I am sharing a card I made using the challenge this week at The Paper Players.


I started my card with a base of Thick Whisper White card stock.

I then used some water color paper to create my background piece,
I used Melon Mambo and Island Indigo ink pads and a lot of water and just swirled together and let it run. I then dried with my heat gun and and a bunch of droplets of water and let those set for a bit then dabbed off which is what creates the light circle spots. Love that cool effect.


When I first sat down to make my card I had thought I would use a flower of some sort for the circle element on this sketch, (no surprise there huh? lol)
But in the end I did not like what I was doing so I decided to use a butterfly instead.

I die cut my butterfly from Melon Mambo card stock.
The hello is a die cut, non SU.
I used some silver glimmer paper for the other flag element.

I covered the whole water colored piece  with my wink of stella pen, it has a pretty little glimmer, you can kinda see it in this pic:



Thanks for stopping by today!

Vicki



Sunday, July 24, 2016

CCMC.....With Sympathy


Happy Sunday Peeps!

Today I am sharing a card I made using the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary, this week it is a fun color challenge:



I pulled out my new Hostess set called Gifts of Love to use.
I stamped the image onto some water color paper and again onto some scrap vanilla.

I water colored the flower using The Dapper Denim and the leaves are done with the Mint Macaron.
I used the Tip Top Taupe for a wash in the background and to shade all around the flower.
I then used the splotchy image from the Swirly Bird set with the Taupe and Denim stamping of twice before stamping onto my water color paper.




I colored the flowers that I stamped onto the vanilla and fussy cut out and added them over the original using some dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and is stamped using Memento Black ink.
I added some twine around the bottom and a few little white perfect accents.
I added a small stripe of Tip Top Taupe Envelope paper along the side. 

The front was then mounted onto a base of Dapper Denim card stock.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Vicki




Thursday, July 21, 2016

Freshly Made Sketch......Birthday Wishes


Happy Thursday Peeps!!!

Today I am sharing a card I made using the sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches.


Cute sketch and I went clean and simple. I find myself gravitating to this type of card style lately. I have less time to stamp when I sit down at my desk and I am finding this style comes together quicker for my limited time frames.

I started off with a base of Flirty Flamingo card stock.
I made my tag from some thick whisper white and embossed with the Lucky Stars EF.

I then stamped up my cupcake using my new fun Stampin Up set called  Sweet Cupcake.
For the frosting layer I used Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride and Flirty Flamingo inks.

For the Bottom piece I used Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Chocolate Chip inks.

I then used the matching framelits to die cut out the cupcake pieces. These two pieces are added to my tag piece using dimensionals. I did add some silver thread coiled up before adding the cupcake.
I used my wink of stella pen on the frosting portion of the cupcake.


The sentiment is from the Build a Birthday stamp set and is embossed with white embossing powder on basic black card stock.
I finished up with a few white enamel dots and a bit of silver cording on the top of the tag.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Vicki



Wednesday, July 20, 2016

SUO challenge......Happy Birthday


Happy Hump Day Peeps!!!

Today I am sharing a card I made using the challenge this week at the SU-Only Challenge Blog.

The challenge is Black and White with a pop of color.

I pulled out my new Flourish thinlits to make my card. I love these thinlits, they die cut so easily and come out of the dies perfectly, I only used my magnetic platform and the acrylic plates and card stock slid right out with just a small poke of a few of the holes on the back of the die.

I added the flourish to my white piece with a bit of glue.

I used the Botanical Builder dies for my Melon Mambo flowers, the bigger flowers on here are added to the flourish with dimensionals and the two smaller ones are glued directly to the flourish.


The sentiment is from the Rose wonder stamp set.

I went a bit overboard with my rhinestones, just cos, but I love them!!! :)

I added a very small stripe of DSP down the edge of the card for some added interest.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Vicki




Monday, July 18, 2016

Messy Watercoloring for The Paper Players


Happy Monday peeps!!

Today I am sharing a card I made using the challenge this week at The Paper Players.


The challenge is to use some watercolor on your project. I decide to messily free form a few watercolored flowers and then use the Swirly flower from the Stampin Up Swirly Bird dies to make my card.

I started with a piece of watercolor paper and then die cut my flowers and my leaves, which come form the Rose Wonder dies
I laid them out n the middle of my water color paper to get a general idea of where I wanted to put my colors. I then just messily laid down my colors, I used Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango for the flower circles. The leaves are Wild Wasabi and the blue BG is some very watered down Pacific Point.


The "thanks" is one of the dies I ordered online a while back. 
I die cut it twice using Basic Black card stock and layered them together.
I added a few little sequins to finish it up.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Vicki



Saturday, July 16, 2016

CCMC..........Just a Note


Happy Sunday Peeps!!!

Today I have a card to share with you
 that I created using the sketch this week at Create with Connie and Mary.


I have not played along with their challenges in forever, I was thrilled to see this fun sketch when I took a peek over there, so I had to give it a go.

I started with a base of white card stock and followed that up with another layer of white.

My little blue square I made using a bit of water color paper and inks.


My flower and sentiment are from the Flourishing Phrases set. I love this flower in the set, that is full of wonderful phrases with great fonts.

I stamped my flower using Watermelon Wonder ink, twice, and then cut out and layered them up.
The pretty leaf stem is from the Flourish Thinlits and I used some Pear Pizzazz card stock to die cut it.

I used a few basic pearls here and there to add some interest.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Vicki



Friday, July 15, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches.....dear friend


Happy Friday peeps!

Today I am sharing a card I made using the sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches.



I love a square card and I haven't made one in awhile so I was glad to see this one here this week.

I loved this Baby Bear stamp set from Stampin Up the moment I saw it in the new catalog and I finally got my hands on it.
I have to say it was a bit challenging to stamp this little guy, he is a 3-step stamp and, even using my mini MISTI, I must have stamped him a dozen times and I still am not thrilled with my bear. It is a definite learning curve to get this one just right. He is so cute I will keep at it til I figure it out tho. :)



The sentiment is from the Birthday Blossom stamp set and I think it is very appropriate, a sweet old teddy can be like a dear friend.
The bow is part of the set and is a 2-stamp image. 
The little Coral loopies are a die from the Cupcake die set.

I have the perfect "dear friend" for this card.




Thanks for stopping by today!

Vicki