Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Special Request

               So I had a special request for a birthday card from my daughter for a friend of hers that is a singer.  They wanted it big enough for a group to sign it and big enough to put money in it - since he didn't want gifts but money for his trip to England.
This is what I came up with ... I found a digital stamp of a singer that I printed in black on white CS and then hand painted with silver opal.

            When you look at it directly it looks black, when you angle it to the side it shines silver.  I edged the white card stock with Blue Print Sketch and then splattered with Blue Print Sketch, Chipped Sapphire and Shaded Lilac.
One the dark blue CS base, I rounded the top corners.  I added blue printed paper by Recollections and then mounted the white CS on top of that.  I made the banner with two shades of blue CS - added some brads and mounted that with dimensional tape.

           For the inside, I made a fake boarding pass on my computer  (I blocked out his name) and made the left edge perforated like a real boarding pass.

     One the back of the pass I cut vellum to size of money - cut a half circle on the edge to make it easier to fill and glued the edges to the boarding pass.
       Once they have filled the pocket .. we will glue the end edges to the inside of the card and he'll just have to tear the perforated side to get to the hidden envelope.

         I left plenty of room on the inside for personal messages and put the sentiment to the far right.
I hope he likes it ...
I had fun making it.

Thanks for peeking

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Stripes and Flowers

          Continuing with my blues for the weekend.  I started with watercolor paper and brushed on Broken China, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire.  I let that dry and then dropped water onto the strips to pull off some color.
           Using the sketch from Retrosketches, I added the grosgrain ribbon in blue and black hearts.  I cut the larger circle with my cricut in blue cs and the 2 inch circle in white cs with my circle punch.  I used the blue circle to frame the white.  I stamped some flowers with a set by Fiskars and then brushed them in with the same color inks as the stripes.  I used a paper button and colored that with a blue sharpie and then covered that with glossy accents and added the twine through the holes to form a bow.
           The sentiment was stamped with black StazOn and then heat set with clear embossing powder to lift it a bit from the vellum paper.
             All of this was attached to blue cs base.

    A close up of the button because it's not really clear on the main picture

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:


Fab and Funky: Favorite color theme:  Blue
Simply Create Too: Use a button or bow
CASual Friday: Florals
Through the Purple Haze:  Use a punch (2" round)
Addicted to Stamps: Make your Mark - watercoloring

Thank you so very much
Have a fantastic day !!


Diamond Best Wishes

              It seems that I was in a a bit of a blue mood this weekend.  Must have been all the work on the pool and working on that blue liner.   It's fired into the brain with this heat.
             I used a sketch challenge for this one from Die Cuttin' Diva's and I used the cut from Cricut's Lyrical Letters.
            The colors I used came from another challenge by ColorQ of lite blue, teal, grey, soft brown and white.
            I started with the blue CS and cut the sentiment with my Cricut three times and stacked them to give it some dimension.  From white CS I stamped the diamonds using a set from Fiskars.  I used Peacock Feathers, Brushed Corduroy and Hickory Smoke. I masked out the middle so that it wouldn't be so busy behind the die cut.   I ran some faux stitches with a brown Sharpie.  Using the same ink colors, I blotted some ink on some scrap white - let that dry - then using a hole punch, popped one of each.  I then welled some glossy accents on top of each to hand make jewels to match.   Using dimensional tape I anchored the whole piece onto the same color CS base to tie it all together.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may.

Die Cutin" Divas : Sketch (using cut from Cricut's Lyrical Letters

Color Q

Chocolate, Coffee and Cards: Use a die cut

Get Creative: Bingo (Stitch, Jewels and Blue)

Thank you so very much ....
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Thank you for the recognition ...


Sunday, June 5, 2016

Eagle One

      It seems that I have completely depleted my stash of Eagle cards and we had a ceremony today.  I threw this one together quick,  With white cs I stamped the sentiment on the top with Blueprint Sketch and heat set it with clear embossing powder.  I masked it with a cut sticky note and I splashed Fired Brick, Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean all over the rest of the piece of cs. I cut a piece of blue cs and ran that through my cuttlebug and embossed with a swiss dot folder.  The Eagle badge I had in my stash and attached with dimensional squares.  I glued them all together and rounded the corners with my chomper. All of this was adhered to a red card stock base.

         A quick sign and stuffed with a gift card and off we go.  When I got back, I quickly made five more just to have on reserve.

I would like to add this card to the following card challenges:

Stamplorations: Theme and Sketch Challenge - Celebrations

Tuesday Throwdown: Feeling Proud
Simply Create Too:  Red White and Blue.
Little Tangles: Embossing (wet and dry)

So very proud of them all ... Eagles soar ...
Have a great day
and thanks for looking.


Green Blue Green

         This card has a few layers to it.  I used the sketch from Stamping on Tuesday for my inspiration.  I started with a scrap piece of white cs and dragged that through Twisted Citron, Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean distressed dyes.  I let the sit a dry for a bit.  I  grabbed another scrap piece of white cs and punched all the circles and then ran it  through my cuttlebug with a dotted swiss folder.  Grabbing yet another piece of white cs, I cut that to fit my base and rounded the corners.  I added lime green washi tape in three strips.  I  faux stitched around the border with a green sharpie.  I stamped the sentiment by Tim Holtz with black StayzOn and heat set it with clear embossing powder.  I wrapped that around the smaller piece and stacked them all together.  I cut the flags out of green textured paper and placed them to complete the sketch challenge.  I added the dots in blue and green to bring it all together.

I would like to add the card to the following card challenges:


Get Creative: Bingo, Stitching, Studs, Blue
The Divas the Cut: ATG
One Crazy Stamper: ATG

Thank you so very much.
Have a great day


Thank you for the recognition

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Enjoy the Journey

       This card is for a friend who enjoys a good book.  I've been saving this map for a while, waiting for this moment.   Very simple and very special.  I cut the map to fit the card base which is Kraft CS.  I stamped the sentiment using Tim Holtz stamp of words in Black StayzOn and then heat set it with clear embossing powder to raise it from the vellum. I wrapped the vellum around the map and tucked it under.  I added the dots which also help to hold that vellum in place.
Super quick, super easy and I know he'll love it.

I'd like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:

4 Crafty Chicks: Masculine
Polkadoodles: for the Boyz
Card Mania: Around the World
Patterned Paper: ATG
CASology: CAS

Thank you so very much!
Have a great day


A bit of blue ........

       Using Fusion as my inspiration.  I started with white CS and masked off the bottom using tape.  I then stamped (using two different flowers) randomly around.  Once the ink was dry, I masked the flower petals using a white crayon.
          Grabbing distressed inks in Broken China and Salty Ocean, I smudged that over the stamped area.  Pulling off the tape left the clean lines for the sketch.
          On a piece of white scrap, I stamped the larger daisy and using the same inks, I water colored them.  I then used a sharpie in the same color to faux stitch around the square to give it a bit more attention.
         The flag was dragged through the same ink colors and heat set.  Attached using dimensional squares.

I would like to add this card to the following card challenges if I may:


     Fusion: Sketch and Photo Inspiration

Simon Says:  Mask it.
Addicted to Stamps: ATG
CAS of Friday: Use Florals
Stamplorations: ATG CAS in Blue

Thank you so very much for looking.
Have an amazing weekend!!



    What happens when you drop a drop in the wrong place?  You roll with it.  LOL ...  A guy card for sure.  I started with white CS and cut all the circles with various punches and dies.  I grabbed another cut piece of card stock and smudged brushed corduroy, ground espresso, chipped sapphire, and hickory smoke all over.  As I was having smudging fun, I somehow managed to flick a spot on my top of my  cut piece ... so I went on a flicking spree of flicking all those colors onto the top piece.
      I cut the flag out of Kraft and stamped with black StazOn and adhered that with dimensional squares.  All of that on Kraft CS base.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:

Die Cuttin' Divas: ATG with a cut.
4 Crafty Chicks: Masculine Card
Polkadoodles: For the Boys
Through the Purple Haze: Use a punch
Addicted to Stamps: ATG