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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Happy Birthday


Happy Wednesday Peeps!!

Today I am sharing a card I made trying to use three different challenges. 

First up is the SIP Challenge  
which is a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge:

Also my interpretation of the Freshly Made Sketches sketch this week:
 
 
 and finally this week at Just Us Girls Challenge:






I generally don't combine that many at once but it all seemed to come together for my card.



My flower comes from he retired set called You've Got This.
 I stamped it with versmark ink onto some Confetti Cream card sock and heat set it with white embossing powder.
I colored using my Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi inks. 
I fussy cut it out and then put it aside to do the rest of the card.

I die cut a heart with Soft Sky card stock to use, this would represent the  rounded square in the sketch shown above, hence my statement of "my interpretation" of the sketch.
I think it works tho, you can still see the "bones" of the sketch.

The base of the card is Confetti card stock and then a layer of Calypso Coral and then more confetti, I embossed that piece using the basket weave EF.

The Heart is then mounted using dimensionals as is the flower.
I added a small piece of black and white DSP across the middle and the sentiment is from he Lift Me Up stamp set. I fussy cut it out and added it to the card with more dimensionals.


I finished the card with a few rhinestones and a twine bow. 

Thanks for stopping by today.

Vicki

 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Sending Smiles...


Happy Tuesday Peeps!!

Today I am sharing a card I made using 
the challenge this week at Inspired By Challenge.





I was inspired by the all neutral colors in the inspiration photo.
I saw Smokey Slate, Basic Black, White, and just a hint of Soft Sky.

I started with a base of Smokey Slate card stock.
I followed with a layer of Whisper White and then an embossed piece of smokey slate.


My hot air balloon was die cut using the Up and Away dies 
that match the Lift Me Up stamp set.
I die cut using basic black and the back pieces were cut using
 Soft Sky and Whisper White card stock.

I die cut two cloud pieces and sponged the edges of these lightly with a bit of Soft Sky ink.

I die cut my BG piece with whisper white and added the balloon and clouds with dimensionals.



The sentiment is from the Lift Me Up set and I stamped it with Black Memento ink.
I cut it out and flagged the ends and added to the card with some more dimensionals. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Vicki




Sunday, January 13, 2019

Thank You


Happy Sunday Peeps!!

The challenge this week at The Card Concept, inspired my card I am showing you today.

 Pink Party!

Are you sick of seeing me use this  flower stamp yet?
It is an oldie but definitely, in my eyes, a goodie!

I love the flower, the size of the stamp, the fact that the one flower can be the whole focal image on a card. I love to color this flower as well. I used my favorite method of coloring, watercoloring.

I stamped the flower onto some thick whisper white card stock with black stazon and colored with my water brush. I have had several people ask me about my method of coloring on cardstock so here is a short description of what I do. Yes, coloring on card stock takes some practice, but it is my favorite method. The secret, if there is one, is a light touch and less water. I always start by coloring in the entire flower image lightly with my ink thinned with water substantially. I then go back in adding more color to achieve the shading I want . You do have to be a bit careful to not have to much water flowing from your brush. Practice, practice and more practice.


I fussy cut out my image and added it to the card with dimensionals. The white die cut piece is also added with dimesionals.

There is jus a bi of gold in the inspiration photo, so I added a bit of gold ribbon.

The sentiment is from the Peal Palette set.






Friday, January 11, 2019

Congratulations


Happy Thursday Peeps!!

Today I have a card to share that I made using the sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches.

 
I used the Petal Palette set.
I stamped the flower image twice onto some scraps of thick whisper white card stock with Black Stazon ink.
I colored the flowers with my water brush and ink pads. I used Real Red and Pear Pizzazz inks.
I used the matching framelits to cut out the two flower images.



The base of my card is Crumb Cake card stock. I then used a piece of DSP from the Neutrals pack and matted it with white card stock.

I added this directly to the base.
I die cut my sentiment piece with white card stock and added my sentiment, which is from the same set as the flowers.

Then that die cut piece is added to the base with dimensionals as is the flower pieces. Lots of dimension on here.


I finished it up with just a few basic rhinestones.

Thanks for coming by today!

Vicki






Thursday, January 10, 2019

Life is Better...


Hello Peeps and happy Thursday!!

Today I am sharing a card using a few leftovers.

These pink hears was die cut before the Holidays when I received the Nothing Sweeter Bundle

I thought they would be cute for a Valentine type card and I die cut them out to just see how they looked.

They had been sitting in a bowl on my desk with a bunch of other die cuts, I generally cut something out with my dies when I first get them just to make sure they are all ok.

So when I saw the challenge at Just Us Girls challenge blog
I knew the hearts would be great to try and put something together.

 The Crumb Cake die piece is also a piece I cut awhile back.


The base of my card is some Thick Whisper White card stock and I added a piece of DSP from the Wood grains pack.

I stamped a sentiment from the Petal Palette set onto my crumb cake die cut with Black Memento ink.


I added a small piece of Crumb Cake polka dot paper that I cut fish tail ends on to the die cut.


I added some curled up twine a and a little strip of silver glimmer paper next and then added my two die cut hearts to the piece with some dimensionals.

I added a strip of pink pirouette card stock across the middle and then added the main piece to the card with more dimensionals.

A few little rhinestones finishes it up.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Vicki

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Happy Birthday


Happy Hump Day Peeps!!

Today I am sharing a card I made using a  a retired set called Crazy About You.

I love his single flower in the set and have held onto it just for that flower 

I used the challenges this week at Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge and Seize the Birthday 
to get my card started.





I love a black and white card with a pop of color.

I used another retired favorite, Wisteria Wonder, for my color pop.
I did sneak in just a bit of Pear Pizzazz for my three little leaves.


The base of my card is thick whisper white and I used a black and white striped piece of DSP from the Neutrals DSP that is also retired, I guess the key work on my card is "retired"....hey, I say use it up!

I matted the DSP with some basic black and glued it directly to my base.

The white die cut piece is added to the card with dimensionals.

The sentiment is stamped with Black Memento ink and is from the Southern Serenade stamp set.


I decided to add the  black flag piece after the card was mostly put together, so I just tucked the two pieces under the edge of the die cut and glue them down.

I finished with a few basic rhinestones.

Thanks for taking a look. 

Vicki

 





Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Winter Cheer


Happy Tuesday Peeps!

Today I am excited to announce that I have joined the SUO Challenges  design team.

Our very first challenge this year is  "Anything Winter".

I pulled out this adorable snowman, he is my favorite in the set, from the Spirited Snowman set.
I do believe he retired with the Holiday Catalog.


I stamped my snowman onto some thick whisper white card stock with black stazon ink.

I colored him with my water brush and ink pads.
I used Night of Navy, pool party, pumpkin pie, crumb cake, real red and basic gray.

I stamped the sentiment using black memento ink.

I matted this piece with some Pool Party card stock.


The base of my card is more thick whisper white.

I then embossed a piece of Night of Navy card stock with my Corrugated EF and added it to the base.

The main image panel is then added to the card with some dimensionals.

I added a few little rhinestones to finish it up.

Now you should head over to the SUO Challenge Blog  and check out the rest of the design team creations. 
 We would love for you to play along with us!

Vicki

 

 

Saturday, January 5, 2019

You're in My Thoughts



Happy Saturday Peeps!!!

Today I am sharing a card I made using the challenge at The Flower Challenge Blog.





 Pink and Gray is such a pretty combo.

I had actually colored this image, 
from the retired Stampin Up set called Best Thoughts,  
a while back and had set it aside 
to do something with later.

When I saw this challenge I knew it would be perfect 

I stamped the image three times, masking off each time, 
using Black Stazon ink onto thick whisper white card stock.
I colored the flowers with Melon Mambo ink
 and leaves with Old Olive ink using my water brush.





I fussy cut out the top of the flowers and added a strip of 
Melon Mambo cardstock across the bottom.

I used Basic Gray cardstock for my base.

I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder.



I glued the flower piece directly to my card base, making this card completely flat and great for mailing. 


 Thanks for stopping by today!

Vicki


Thursday, January 3, 2019

Just a Note...


 Happy Thursday Peeps!

Today I have a card to share that I made using the sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches.

I started out my card wih a base of thick whisper white cardstock.

I then used my Buffalo Check stamp to create my background piece.
I stamped with Crumb Cake ink.
I used my MISTI and stamped it twice to get a good coverage.


I then used the Wishing You Well stamp set for my main image piece.
I stamped the leaf image using crumb cake and the flowers with real red.

 
I added a red doily behind my main piece and a real red bow to the front.

The sentiment is from the same set and I used a bit of real red cardstock for the banner behind he main piece.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Vicki
 


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy Birthday


Happy Tuesday Peeps, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

I am looking forward to a new year.
Change is the key word for us this year. Stay tuned for more on that.

I am sharing a card I made using the sketch at Mojo Monday.

This was a great sketch to work with.

I started by pulling out my Southern Serenade stamp set.
I stamped the pretty flower image with black stazon on thick whisper whiter card stock.
I colored using Calypso Coral and Old Olive ink pads with my water brush.

I fussy cut out that flower image, no small feat I might add...LOL!!!

I mounted it to a piece that I stamped with a lacey image from the same set. I  stamped using black memento ink but first off stamped once to get the lighter color.

The flower is then added to that panel with several dimensionals.

I matted this piece with some basic black cardstock.


 The base of the card is thick whisper white cardstock.
The coral DSP is from a retired pack.
The black DSP is from the neutrals DSP

I added  the main image panel to the card with more dimensionals.

The sentiment on here comes from the You're Inspiring set.
I added a few basic pearls on the flowers and around the image to finish it up. 

Thanks for coming by today.

Vicki