Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Double D, Friendship

Good Morning!

A brand new Challenge is up and running over at the Double D Challenge Blog. 

And here's the wonderful Inspiration Tile:  

Here's my creation:  

I started with stamping my pretty Hydrangeas from the Gina K Designs set, Heartfelt Hydrangea, all over my card front panel in Raven Black ink.  Then I colored them  with my Copic Markers.  I left the center empty so I would have a place to stamp my friendship sentiment from Heartfelt Hydrangea and All About You stamp sets.  Once that was all done, I cut the center out using an MFT Stitched Traditional Rectangles die.  This die cut was backed with Fun Foam so it raised it up a bit.  Plus it makes a nice solid feel to the card front.

Sakura Orange Glitter Pen for flower centers and 'randomly' tossed Sequins.

This card will also be entered into the Challenge at The Crop Stop Party #38

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 stopping by, friends!


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Giraffe Family

Donna Phelan back again.

Today I am sharing a sweet little Baby Shower Card with you all.  They are so FUN to make and send to the new happy soon to be sleep deprived couple.  lol  

This couple does not know what they are having so I used all neutral colors in creating it.
We have 'a thing' in my house about Giraffes so I started with this adorable Poppystamps Giraffe Trio, they make a perfect little family.  I distinguished each one by simply choosing the appropriate color, Blue for Dad, Pink for Mom and Yellow for the sweet little Baby.  I placed the happy family on a Tutti-Designs Nesting Stitched Banners die cut, which I layered. I also added a bit of texture to each Giraffe die cut using a Darice Embossing Folder.

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Using the pretty Penny Black Heart String die, each cut out in card stock matching  the Giraffe Family.  My sentiment is stamped in Wild Wasabi ink, heart in Pink Pirouette.  Which I then cut out using the Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Tags.  I added a few little accents; Gingham Ribbon, Flower Button and Twine and some tiny yellow star confetti to my background paper.  

This card will also be entered into the Poppy Stamps Challenge, Framed.

Here's What I Used:

Poppystamps - Dies - Giraffe Trio

Tutti Designs - Dies - Nesting Stitched Banners

Penny Black - Dies - Heart String

Tutti Designs - Dies - Nesting Stitched Tags

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Garden Of Birthday Wishes

Back again!

This card will be entered into the Challenges at; Papertrey Ink, Outline Images--which I just realized that I used "line images"....oopsie!  And the Stamping Sensations, One For The Girls.

Papertrey Ink Products; Garden Gate, Day Dreamer, Sequins.

Inks in; Calypso Coral, Raven Black, Wild Wasabi and Wisteria Wonder.

Clear Embossing Powder over sentiment.

I'm sure this doesn't qualify, I don't think I have any outline floral stamps from PTI, probably could of used another brand, but when I saw this ornate flourish/wrought iron stamp thought it would look great....which it does, I think lol

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Happy Spring

Good Morning!

Today's card will be entered into the Challenges at Stamp TV, Spring Or Easter and Stamping Sensations, One For The Girls.

I made my wreath with all the itty bitty stamps from the Folk Filigree stamp set by Gina K Designs, sentiment is from her Happy Spring set.  Wood Grained Background.  Inks in; Antique Linen, Fired Brick, Iced Spruce, Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo.

My stamped focal panel is backed with Fun Foam, making it nice and sturdy.

Dies R Us Butterfly #2 die, layered.
Sheer Ribbon.
Fun Foam.
Pop Dots.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Double D, Twine

Good Morning!  

A brand new Challenge is up and running over at the Double D Challenge Blog. 

Here is your Inspiration Tile for this Challenge:


Here's what I decided to create:

First I die cut the center out using a Spellbinders Standard Circle die.  Then I created my wood grain background by scoring every 1/4".  Then I just swiped inks in Dove Grey and Teal Blue over the card stock until I got the look I liked....and I loooooove these colors.  If you have never made one I suggest you try, it's quite a lot of FUN!

Taking the Circle cut I sponged Oxide Distress inks in Iced Spruce, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint and Wilted Violet.  Then I dropped water all over and spritzed it with Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Sweet Mint, for that fun Oxide look.  Heat Embossed the coral/seaweed image from Stampin' Up! By The Tide stamp set in a pretty Seafoam Green.  Sentiment Heat Embossed in White from the Simon Says Sail Away -- Starfish, Sand Dollar and Anchor from that same set.  Anchor die cut also Heat Embossed in Silver.

Images colored with Copic Markers.  

Added some pretty Teal Baker's Twine and tied a few UN-Nautical like Knots in it for a bit of interest.  Also added that perfect Charm, a glittery Pink Heart and my embossed Anchor.
Heart is from the PTI Dress Up Dolls--Puppy Love set.

I backed my wood grain panel with Fun Foam so the circle die cut would set right inside, then I was able to add my Starfish and Sand Dollar dies cuts. 

This card wil also be entered into the Scrapy Land Challenge, Anything Goes.

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You'll be glad you did as there is always a pretty prize up for grabs! 

Here is the FAB prize for this Challenge: 


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