Tuesday, March 24, 2015

March Challenges!!

Hi!! So today I'm entering three separate cards into different challenges! :)

The first card I'm entering into the Sparkle and Shine Challenge

It was a sketch challenge using this sketch! I knew I wanted to make a shaker card so I went from there! :)

For this card, I started off with the large bolded chevrons from Winnie and Walter using V for cheVron. I am in love with this set. I love chevrons so when I saw it, I knew I just had to have it! I stamped it using Peach Bellini from MFT on a piece of Marshmallow cardstock from Bazzill. I then took the outline chevron stamped and stamped over top with Grout Grey from MFT. 

I then used The Big, the Bold and the Happy Cutaways die from W&W to die cut hello. With a piece of acetate, I glued it to the backside of the cardstock. I then glued the remaining pieces onto the front of the acetate. Some foam adhesive was put onto the backside of the cardstock, peach sequins and glitter hearts were added and it was adhered to a piece of grey cardstock!

To finish off the card, I took a piece of Bazzill vellum and cut a border using their Scallop die. I adhered it with a little glue. To finish it off, I added some of the peach sequins to the outside of the card! :)

On to the next! :) This card will be entered into Altenew's March Challenge! They had gorgeous inspiration photos to follow! 

I first started off with a piece of Marshallow cardstock. I then took the scroll pieces from Lacy Scrolls and stamped them all over the background in Versafine Black Onyx.  I then took the peonies and stamped them in VersaMark ink and covered them in gold embossing powder. After heat setting it, I fussy cut around the images. It would make it 100x easier if I ordered their new dies! 

To finish off the card, I added some gold string, popped the flowers up on foam adhesive and attached it all to a piece of white cardstock! :) It's pretty elegant and I think would make a perfect card for a wedding or shower! 

For my third card [yes, I know it's a lot in one day lol] I made a card for the AEIHeartUChallenge! The challenge was to incorporate stripes into our cards and here's what I came up with. I'm also going to enter it into the MFT Color Challenge

To start off, I took a look in my stash at different inks! I pulled from my MFT inks that matched the colors we were to use since I do not have the exact colors: Peach BelliniGrout Grey, Bubblegum, and Berrylicious. I used a stencil from W&W to make the stripes. I used a stamp set from Avery Elle, Petals and Stems. For the flower, I stamped it all in Soft Cantalope and then took Pale Tomato and barely stamped the bottom. I did the same for the leaves in Grout Grey and Berrylicious! To finish off the card, I added coordinating sequins... of course! :)

Well thank you so much for stopping by!! It's always appreciated! :)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Waffle Flower Challenge: Shaker Card!

I'm joining the Waffle Flower Challenge today! Yay! :) I made this card right before I had to leave for work today so that's pretty awesome ;) I'm so excited to join the challenge. I just received new goodies from Waffle Flower which are nothing short of amazing plus the challenge inspiration was great so I just had to make something! Oh, and just to add. For some reason I thought the inspiration colors involved lavender... I don't know what I was seeing. But I think I got the other colors right! ha! :)

So I'm on this new shaker card kick. I don't know what took me so long to get into it but here I am and it's the second day I've made a shaker card [my other will be posted on the Bazzill blog in a couple days.. yay!] Anyways, I'm a late bloomer when it comes to shaker cards. 

So I started with a piece of cardstock I blended with some ink. I die cut an oval using a Lil Inker die. I then adhered a piece of acetate onto the back and also covered the back with some foam adhesive. On a seperate piece of white cardstock, I used Pattern Play from WF to make a fun little design using coordinating colors from the inspiration! I then gathered a ton of sequins and put them in the center and placed the blended piece on top. 

I then used the In Every Way Stamp set and stamped some of the floral images along with the sentiment. I fussy cut around everything and popped it up on foam adhesive. I just can't tell you how much I LOVED how this turned out! 

Thank you so much for stopping by! It's always so greatly appreciated :)

Monday, March 16, 2015

RIC #80

Yay!! I'm finally back to making cards for the Runway Inspired Challenge!! I was so super excited to join again and there was this awesome runway dress to get creative ideas for!

So here's what I came up with!!

For this one, I used Lacy Scrolls from Altenew. First the background was stamped with multiple images from the set using Fog from Simon Says Stamp. Then the flowers and leaves were stamped with Orange Zest from My Favorite Things and Audrey Blue from Simon Says Stamp.  Copics were used to color the flowers so dimension could be added. The flowers were fussy cut and adhered to the base. To finish it off, sequins were added... of course :)

Can't wait to see what you come up with and thank you so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Embossed Birthday Wishes

Hi there!! I have a card I wanted to share with you! :) It as a fun card I created using an embossing technique. I love the look of embossing overtop a stamped image. :)

I first started out with a piece of cardstock [Bazzill Coconut Swirl] and stamped my images. I had to mask a few times and it was a little time consuming but I love the final look! I used a stamp set from Altenew, Painted Flowers. It's a super fun set! The inks I used were Versafine Black Onyx, Hero Arts Pale Tomato, Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe, and Hero Arts Lime Green. :) After stamping my images, I added my sentiment from PTI. I then ran it through with a dotted embossing folder! Lastly I added some Neat and Tangled sequins!

This card is being entered into Virginia's View Challenge! :) Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Little Tangles Challenge 54 Take 2!

Hi y'all!! I'm going to share a card I created using just a few easy steps! To start the card off, I gathered all my necessary supplies. For this card, I stamped my background using Neat and Tangled's Paper Flowers onto Marshmellow Cardstock from Bazzill. The images always come out so crisp on this paper. It's my go to paper for stamping. I cut the bottom of the paper at an angle.


For the next step, I die cut the word happy [Heidi Swapp die] a number of times from the same white paper. I then die cut happy from the bottom of my stamped image. I adhered the stamped image to some Marshmellow Cardstock. 


I glued some of the happy dies together to to give it a thick cardstock feel and snuggled it into the paper's negative space. 


Here you can see the thickness of the die cuts. I originally had die cut 5 words but realized after putting 4 together, it was thick enough!


I then started paper piecing it back together using some Tombow Mono glue!


Here's a closeup when I was finished piecing everything together.


It took a little while to finish but I think the end result turned out FAB-U-LOUS [in the Grinch's happy voice]. :)


I'll be entering this into the Little Tangles Challenge! :) Make sure to check it out. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Little Tangles Challenge 54: Anything Goes

Hey there! I have a card I made using some supplies from Neat and Tangled! :) I am in love with everything they come out with. They have super fresh and really unique designs. Literally, I'm in love with everything... it's a problem. lol

For this card, I took a piece of Bazzill Jawbreaker cardstock and cut and scored it into an A2 top folding card. On a separate piece of Bazzill Coconut Swirl paper, stamped the images using Avery Elle Pigment inks. I then fussy cut around the images. I stamped the sentiment onto the card and then ran it through my Big Shot with an embossing folder. Afterwards, I placed the images onto the front using foam adhesive. Lastly, Crystal Clear sequins from Neat and Tangled were added for a little extra pizazz!

I really love how this turned out. The stamp set is awesome. The inks are awesome. The paper is awesome. It's just all awesome... in my book at least! :) 

I'll be entering this into the Little Tangles Challenge!! :) I'm also going to enter this into Virginia's View Challenge! Thank you so much for stopping by!