March 28, 2017

Let's Sail-ebrate! ft. Craftin Desert Divas

Good morning! Here is my second entry for Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. I was inspired by the beach theme and the colors from Challenge 322's mood board. (Shown below)

I decided to create a small ocean scene and started out by sponging the sunset background. The distress inks I used are Ripe Persimmon, Dried Marigold, Tumbled Glass. 

Then I distressed Salty Ocean onto 3 wavy die cuts and layered them to create the waves. I also spritzed them with pearlized water so they have the shimmery look you see here in the picture. The images I colored today are digital stamps from Craftin Desert Divas. I used Navy Boy and Surf Boy. After adhering all of the pieces together, I wrote the sentiment with a black pen. I hope you enjoy this CAS and slightly masculine card. Thanks for stopping by! 

Challenges Entered: 
Cupcake Inspirations: Birthday with a Twist / Addicted to CAS: Seaside

March 27, 2017

Sweet Baker ft. Craftin Desert Divas

Hello and welcome! I really love this Sweet Baker digital stamp from Craftin Desert Divas so I decided to make a bright and cheerful birthday card using this lovely image. The color scheme and the cake image are inspired by Cupcake Inspirations Challenge mood board. (Shown below) 

For the background, I die cut two white panels with the Fancy Frame dies. Then I masked four different areas from left to right and sponged Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio distress inks respectively. I also spritzed some pearlized water for some shimmer and used water droplets to create the faded effect. 

I colored both of the images with Copic markers. It is my first time trying the flicking technique to color hair and I'm actually quite pleased with the result. I'm still relatively new to these markers and I definitely have a lot more techniques to learn, but I'm slowly getting there. I finished the card by handwriting the sentiment with a black pen and embellishing the card with some sequins, rhinestones and a strip of gold glitter cardstock. I hope you enjoyed this card. Thanks for stopping by and have a sweet day!

Challenges Entered:

Cupcake Inspirations: Birthday with a Twist 

March 19, 2017

Lamb with Flowers ft. Craftin Desert Divas

Hello! I'm sharing my second post for Craftin Desert Divas March Social Media challenge. I was inspired by the bright colors and the flower wreath on the top left hand corner in the mood board. 

I colored the Lamb with Flowers, the Butterfly Garden digis and the blue background with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush pens and Copics. Then I fussy cut all of my images. I also used some cotton to create the wool on the lamb. It's a super bright and colorful card, and I hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges Entered: 
SSS Monday: Handmade Flowers / Pink & Main: Spring / Seven Hill: Tic Tac Toe (Animals, Watercolor, Bold Shades)

March 17, 2017

CAS Doodle Houses

Today's card is heavily inspired by Addicted to CAS's cue word: Doodle. 

I used this doodled houses/windows patterned paper as the main focus.

I colored one of the windows with Copics and also added a coat of wink of stella and glossy accent for some shimmer and shine. Then I adhered a strip of glitter cardstock to the right side of the panel.

Then I stamped and colored this envelope image from Winnie & Walter's So Tweet stamp set. I finished the card front by adding some playful stitched lines with a black gel pen.

To keep the card CAS, I decided to stamp the sentiment inside the card. I think the "sending" word in this sentiment really matches with the flying envelope. 

Challenges Entered: 

Addicted to CAS: Doodle 

CAS Butterfly Doodle ft. Craftin Desert Divas

EDIT: Top 3 from Addicted to CAS.
This is a card I made for a kid's card drive using Craftin Desert Diva's Butterfly Garden stamp. The rainbow colors aren't very realistic for a butterfly, but I hope it will brighten up a little kid's day. :)

 Addicted to CAS: Doodle / Pink & Main: Spring

March 15, 2017

Easter Bunny ft. Craftin Desert Divas

Good evening! I'd like share with you a card I created for Craftin Desert Diva's March Social Media challenge. I was inspired by the pastel colors and the easter eggs from the mood board. The sketch was inspired by one of Krumspring DT's cards. (Shown below)


The digital stamp I used is called Bunny Painting Easter Egg. In the original file the bunny's painting a rather small egg. I decided to enlarge and print out a larger one for him to color. The ability to resize and manipulate the images is definitely one of the perks of using a digi stamp. So glad I tried it out today. Thanks for stopping by!

Challenge Entered:
Seven Hills: Tic Tac Toe (Patterned paper, pastel shades, die cutting) / Pink & Main: Spring

Creative with Stamps: Easter

March 6, 2017

Modern Rose Card ft. Winnie & Walter

Hello! I have one last Winnie & Walter card to share with you. This one features the In Bloom: Julie's Roses set. I was partially inspired by a card I created earlier:

I really like the pop of color against the bold black patterned background. I colored the rose image with RV32, RV34, R56, R59 Copics and the leaves with YG23, YG25, Yg17. 

I then added some sparkle and shine to the rose with Wink of Stella and glossy accent. I embossed the sentiment white embossing powder. To finish off the card, I adhered some sequins and rhinestones and also added a strip of green glitter cardstock to the bottom of the panel. This is definitely a quicker and easier card I've made in a while. But with such a bold patterned background, you really don't have to do much. :) Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

Challenges Entered: 

Winnie & Walter 3rd Birthday Bash: Three Challenge (3 word sentiment & 3 colors: pink, wine red and green) / Sequin Challenge / Bright Colors Challenge / Mood Board Challenge (Inspired by the flowers and the bold black-and-white pattern in the bottom left corner. Shown below) // Paru's Card Making Challenges: 3 colors

Time Out: Love/Friendship (I chose the friendship theme) / Krumspring: Shapes / Krumspring: Flowers

Penny Black and More: ATG

Happy Birthday Tweet One ft. Winnie & Walter

Hi and welcome! I just realized that I've been creating so many bright colored cards lately. So for today's card I decided to go with a pastel palette. The soft colors and baby birds remind me of young children, and I think this could be a sweet baby card, too!

I decided to mix up images from 3 different Winnie & Walter stamp sets today. The birds and ''tweet one" sentiment are from So Tweet, the banner image from Framed with Evelin T Designs, and the "happy birthday" sentiment from In Bloom: Julie's Roses. 

After stamping and heat embossing them on watercolor cardstock, I covered the images with Molotow masking fluid. Next I did a soft wash of color across the panel, dried it with my heat gun, and repeated this process for a couple more times. I also smooshed some color to give the background a little more interest. 

I decided to keep this card rather simple by mounting it on another layer of white cardstock. Then I adhered some sequins and rhinestones, and that's it! I hope you enjoyed the soft colors and the sweet scene. Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges Entered: 
Winnie & Walter 3rd Birthday Bash: Three Challenge (3 birds, 3 layers of cardstock, 3 colors: yellow, pink, green, 3 stamp sets: So Tweet, In Bloom: Julie's Roses, Framed with Evelin T Designs) / Sequin Challenge / Bright Colors Challenge / Mood Board Challenge (Inspired by the bright colors. Shown below) / Cute Critter Challenge / Ink Smooshing Challenge // Paru's Card Making Challenge: 3 Colors

Uniko 5th Birthday Linky Party / Happy Little Stampers: Watercolor + Smoosh / Seven Hills: Tic Tac Toe (Watercolor, Big Words, Pastel Shades)

Penny Black and More: ATG
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