Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Double D, Nautical

Happy 4th Of July....WOW!

A brand new Challenge is up and running over at the Double D Challenge Blog. 
Here is your Inspiration Tile for this Challenge:



I adore this tile!

Here's what I came up with, drawing inspiration from that tile and from my surroundings.  
Lucky enough to live at the beach!






I started by creating my wood grained background, only this time I scored it horizontally!  Backed it with Fun Foam, adding dimension and a nice sturdy place to add the rest of my Nautical card details. 4 metal corner brads.

Using Spellbinders Standard Circles, I layered 2 to create my porthole, I then added some Copper brads for accents, this also was backed with Fun Foam to add even more dimension!





I cut a white piece of card stock using the circle die and masked off sea and sky.  Sponged on Oxide inks and then flicked water all over it.  Gulls stamped in Raven Black ink, from Gina K Designs, By The Sea 2.  Sailboat and starfish stamped in Raven Black ink and colored with Copic Markers.  They are by Simon Says, Sail Away, stamp and die sets.
Sakura Glaze Pen on Starfish.




Inside, Copic Marker colored Sand Dollar die cut and sentiment stamped in Marina Mist ink.

Adhesive Dots
WOS
Stickles


Lots of dimension!

This card will also be entered into the following Challenges;

Crop Stop Party # 41, Bonus Entry: Wood Grained Background
Scrapy Land # 93, Anything Goes
Simon Says Work It Wednesday, The Great Outdoors



Please come on over to the Double D Blog and join in all of the FUN!
You'll be glad you did as there is always a pretty prize up for grabs! 




Here is the FAB prize for this Challenge: 






Thanks for swimming by!

Enjoy~~



Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Hello, Beautiful Butterfly

Back again on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.

Today I am sharing an All Occasion card with you all!







I started with these beautiful Papers by Authentique, The Gathering
The Dies R Us Store carries so many Paper Pads of beautiful papers.  Using the Circle Link Embossing Folder I added texture to my background.  I die cut 2 of the paper designs using the Tutti Designs Cross Stitch Nesting Rectangles in 2 different sizes. 
Offset and layered these rectangles together and added a Memory Box Orbitz Circle die cut from Teal card stock beneath.   





I die cut my Crafty Ann  Butterfly from Orange card stock.  Cutting the Sue Wilson Rustic Twig Wreath from Teal card stock I then layered that with a Spellbinders Standard Circle die with another pretty paper design.  These die cuts were layered all together and the Butterfly was adhered using a Foam Square for a little dimension.

My sentiment was stamped in Bermuda Bay ink on to

Sheer Ribbon, Buttons and Twine accents.
Candy Dots coated with Glossy Accents.  




A few layers and a bit of dimension.

This card will also be entered into the following Challenges:

Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes!





Here's What I Used:


Tutti Designs - Cross Stitch Nesting Rectangles





RETIRED - Memory Box Dies - Orbitz Circle





Sue Wilson Designs - Festive Collection - Rustic Twig Wreath






Thanks for popping in!

Enjoy~~



Come join in all of 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 StoreFor your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

A Friend Like You.....

.....Is Hard To Find!

Good afternoon!

Today's card will be entered into the Challenges at; Stamp TV, Grey Is The New BlackSimon Says Wednesday, Anything GoesScrapy Land # 92 and Crop Stop Party # 40.





I created a wood grain background using Moonlit Fog card stock which I scored every 1/2 inch.  I then swiped Dove Grey and White ink all over it.  I then cut out a spot for my sentiment using a Spellbinders Standard Circle die.  I placed a piece of white card stock behind my wood grained panel and stamped my sentiment in Raven Black ink. Layered the 2 and adhered it all to my In The Navy card base.





Sentiment and flower stamps and dies by Gina K Designs, Sentimental Summer and Wreath Builder.  I used the MFT Blueprints 12 Banner die and cut 3 banners in different Designer Papers, staggering them on the left.  Flowers stamped with Daffodil Delight ink and outlined with Dove Grey.  I also stamped the leaves in Dove Grey giving them a different look.
Yellow and Grey Enamel Dots for accents.





Foam Squares to pop up the small flower for dimension.

Thanks for stopping by.

Enjoy~~

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Vellum Beach Bags

Back again on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog


Today I have decorated 2 Vellum Envelopes turning them into Treat Bags.  





I created my shells first.  I die cut the large Scallop shell using the Die Versions Whispers Scallop Shell and the smaller ones using the Cheery Lynn Sand Dollar Starfish
I sponged Oxide Inks in various colors on to the white card stock designs.  I then splattered water on to the ink to lift some of the color up, while the card stock was still wet I also sprinkled some White Embossing Powder here and there, heated to seal it in.  You get  a weathered,  aged look, or possibly the look of barnacles.  It makes for an interesting look.

I stamped the shell border in Raven Black ink and colored with Copic Markers, 
stamp set by Gina K Designs, A Year Of Borders
I then added some Heat And Stick Powder, heated that and doused it all over with a Dazzling Diamond Glitter, then reheated it all to seal it in.  It sparkles!!!  





Wrapped each bag with twine 3 times and threaded a few pearl beads on to it.
Layered my shells together and adhered them to the folded lip of the bag.  Adding an Adhesive Pearl to the Sand Dollar for accent.

'Randomly' glued Orange and Yellow Sequins all over.  




Check out those barnacles lol

These treat bags will be entered into the following Challenges:

Scrapy Land, Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday, Bright And Beautiful




Here's what I used:

Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Fired Brick




Die-Versions - Whispers - Scallop Shell






Cheery Lynn Designs - Sand Dollar & Starfish







Thanks for popping in!


Enjoy~~




Come join in all of 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 StoreFor your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

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