Thursday, August 17, 2017

Seize the Birthday - No Toppings

Has is been two weeks already?  Boy, this summer is really flying by.  We have been traveling and I have the grand kids every Thursday.  That makes for a busy summer.  We have had some nice weather to enjoy the outdoors as well.

For the challenge this week, there are No Toppings.  Just remember to make it a Birthday card.
Here is my example.  I saw this done  by Teresa Calvert, this is my take on her card.

 For this card, I used the Altenew stamp, Bamboo Rose.  Colored with copic markers in  BG72, BG75, BG78 ,BG96.  The EF is Darice Wire Fence.   Spellbinder large scalloped rectangle die. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted Greetings and it was stamped on Avery Elle build a banner die.
Once again, I finished the inside with a panel of blue and white.  I added some sequins from my stash, as well. Don't forget to take a look at what the other designers have done for this challenge
at Seize the Birthday. 
 Our Party Guest,  is Lindsey and you will find her blog Here.    Her blog title is Bashful Blogging, but she is anything, but bashful.

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Dies R Us Watering Can

On the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today! I have a fun shaker card to inspire you for your card making.  You can make this a shaker card as I did, or just a card without the shaker window.  It's your choice and your creation.
To make this card I started with a Swiss Dot embossing folder on white card stock.  Then I die cut the watering can and the mushrooms and leaves.  After I figured out where I wanted the watering can to be on my card, I used my exact o knife to cut a triangle in the panel, just under the spout.  I put two layers on fun foam on the back of this panel and then added my sequins and beads for my shaker.  The whole panel was then added to the base card.  Next I arranged the mushrooms and leaves that I had die cut and colored previously.  I think mushrooms need water too!  Anyway, they look like they do.  I drew in some green grass for the mushrooms to rest in and anchor them in the scene.
Here are the dies that I used.
                                           Frantic Stamper - Dies - Mushroom TrioFrantic Stamper Mushroom Trio
 

                                             Impression Obsession Foliage
                                       Frantic Stamper Watering Can

I used a die for the watering can that I had, it is similar to this one from Frantic Stamper

  I hope that I have inspired you today!  And, don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

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