Friday, March 22, 2019

Creative Confetti - Thank You

I don't know where Julie gets her ideas for these challenges, but they are very inspiring for me. Some more than others.  Like this one. For this week, we are to create a thank you card that can be mass produced.  I could have gone with an easier design, but that is not my style. If I am going to send out a card, it has to be right.  I have my standards.  Lol

I thought that I would look for a stamp set that I had the matching die so that I could just color and die cut the image and that is how these cards started.  I picked out the Natural Beauties Stamp and matching die. I die cut the image first out of leftover cardstock.  I used that as a template. After stamping my images I placed the template over them and insert the die.  That makes it quick and easy to get a near perfect die cut.  Next, I picked out several different cardstock colors and design papers.  I got them all ready to put together. 
Now the fun comes in. I love to color and so for me, it is relaxing and the special touch that I like to add to my cards.  Ok, enough talking, here is what I did.

I mass produced four thank you cards in one afternoon.  
My goal was to try to make them look different. 

 For this card, I added a die called Fishtail banner from Cheery Lyn Dies. 

 This image looks like there is a lot of coloring, but the flowers are little and color up quickly.  I only used two or three copics markers in the same color family.  To make things go faster, I did all of the same colors on each of the borders at the same time. You know, all of the yellows, greens etc.
 For this one, I really changed it up as I was inspired by the design paper that I used and so I only used browns and got a more vintage look. 

This stamp lends itself to a horizontal view, but it can be used for portrait view too. Here they are all together.  This was a fun challenge and now I have a nice stash of Thank You cards. 

Thanks for stopping by each week as I post, and taking time to leave a comment.  
Please know that I do appreciate them. 

                                                                               

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Double D Challenge - Gingham

Team Darlene has a new challenge for you and it is an easy one.  I bet you can guess by my title what it is.  You are right, just gingham, and color, material ribbon or paper.  
Here is the mood board for you and my inspiration card that I did.

I was drawn immediately to the upper right corner of this mood board. As you can see by my card.
 I used My Favorite Things Coffee Date stamp and die.  I paper peiced the coffee pot and cup and then added some gingham leaves to the design too. The design paper is MFT Tiny Check paper and the sentiment is from MFT Perk Up stamp set. For the die that is in the background, I used Paper Trey Ink Mix and Mat die.  The leaves are Memory Box Climbing Vine die. The leftover design paper made a nice matching envelope.
 Here is the prize that you could win if you enter. 
Please take a look at what the other teammates have done at Double D Challenge and I really appreciate your stopping by to see mine and the comments that you leave.




Saturday, March 16, 2019

Creative Confetti - Feelin' Lucky!


Feelin' Lucky and Feelin' Green I am. This is the week of the wearing of the green and celebrating the Irish.  Since taking his DNA test, my husband now cemented that fact that he is 95% Irish!  I think some of that has rubbed off on me.  I only thought about the design of this card for a little while and I knew that It would have shamrocks and it would be green. Here is how it turned out.
 This is a digital image from Power Poppy called Wish You Luck (great title)
I printed it out on X-press paper, great for copic marker coloring.  I enlarged it quite a bit as I knew that I wanted to cut out letters.  I mean it was really big!  Then I colored up the shamrocks in greens. This card was going to be a finished 6X6 square card.  Sprayed it with glimmer mist.

After coloring, I placed the dies from Altenew Bold Alphabet where I wanted them making sure they were straight.


I die cut  the letters LUCK from the main panel and two more times from white cardstock. 
Glued them all together and placed them back in the design.  

Here is a better look  from the side.  I didn't stop there, I added Nuvo clear drops to all of the letters in the word LUCK. So you could see them better. 
Last, I put Green Nuvo drops scattered on the white.


I still had some of the shamrocks left over so I colored them up and placed them on the inside with a green border and a panel to add my sentiment later. 
Creative Confetti for this week all you need to do is choose to add a little green to your card OR use an image or sentiment that signifies luck! 

Well, that is my card for this weeks Creative Confetti!  Happy St Patrick;s day to you all.  
I do appreciate your comments always! 

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Seize the Birthday - Dots and Stripes

 At Seize the Birthday for this challenge we have toppings for you and it is Dots and Stripes.
I really like it when we have toppings as it is easier for me and a challenge as well.  But if you are not a toppings kind of person, just make it a Birthday theme card.  Looking forward to seeing your creations this two weeks.
Here is my card with both dots and stripes.

I colored this iris from the Gina K Designs stamp set Stately Flowers 8 by Melanie Muenchinger.
After completing the coloring, I took a deep breath and die cut it with Die-Namics striped sentiment strip.  I added dimension under every other strip with an extra strip of card stock. The stripes are there, but not as noticeable.  The background of dots was made with Simon Says Tiny dots background stamp. Of course, the sentiment is Gina K Designs Birthday Greetings.
This is the first of our challenge for March and April and we have a new Surprise Party Guest for you.  She is Tenia Nelson, also known as Jazzy Paper Designs.  Just click HERE.
She is a jazzy pianist, music teacher, and paper crafter. You will be amazed.  
There is more interesting inspiration for you if you just go to  
Seize the Birthday, you will find the team designs there for you. 
Thanks for stopping and for your comments!  I love them all.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Double D Challenge - Make some Music!

It is time for another fabulous challenge at Double D.  Are you ready to Make some Music?  Just check out the mood board for some inspiration and get going.  If that is not enough for you, we have Team Diane for more inspiration and also Team Darlene has provided even more ideas to get you going.


Here is the prize

Here is my take on this fun challenge. 

 Supplies used for this card.  Gina K card stock in White and Black, Frantic Stamper dies, Cute Kitten, Stitched Rectangles and Musical score.  I die cut the score and used it as a stencil.  Sentiment is from MFT.
You should look at the Double D Challenge for more inspiration. 
My teammates really rocked this one. 

Thanks for stopping by and I love your comments. There is a mistake on my card, can you see it?