Monday, July 27, 2015

Garden Grace

 Hello!  Today I'm sharing a card that I created a few months ago for my nieces birthday but never posted the card here on my blog.  I used the Papertrey Ink stamp set Garden Grace and heat embossed the floral image with white embossing powder onto watercolor paper.  Then I did a little watercolor smooshing with picked raspberry and spiced marmalade distress inks.  Once the watercoloring was dry, I stamped my sentiment, added some wink of stella glitter on the roses and glued on some iridescent sequins.

Hope you're having a good start to your week!

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Sunday, July 26, 2015


 Hello there!  It's been about two and a half weeks since I last posted and in-between that time there's been a lot going on.  It's been a very busy summer for our family with our daughter graduating, her graduation party, college tours & orientation along with so many other birthday parties and events.  I miss my creative time and card making.
Today I'm sharing my card for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.  I used the new Papertrey Ink stamp set, Bloomers along with the coordinating dies to create a birthday card for a friend.  The colors I used are royal velvet, raspberry fizz, limeade ice (PTI), cameo coral, apricot appeal (SU).

Thanks for sticking around.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

May today be SWEET

 Hi there, crafty friends!  I'm back today to share the next card in the collection of cards that I created using the Papertrey Ink stamp set Bowl of Sunshine/A Second Helping of Sunshine.  Today is day three and I used the oranges from this stamp set to be my inspiration and went with a monochromatic card.  I went digging through my designer paper stash, searching through orange colored papers because I knew I wanted to use the PTI Quilted:Summer die on my card.  The bowl and oranges were die cut and stamped then popped up using foam tape onto a white square with stamped sentiment.  After adding all of my quilt pieces and gluing them down, I added the square focal point on top with more foam tape to give the card some dimension.  The ink colors I used were simply chartreuse, new leaf (PTI) and only orange (SU).

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a great day!

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Monday, July 6, 2015

A Second Helping of Sunshine

 Hello!  Today I'm sharing the second card in a collection of cards that I created using the Papertrey Ink stamp sets Bowl of Sunshine & A Second Helping of Sunshine.
 Like the card I created from yesterday's post, I used some October Afternoon Sidewalks designer paper for my color inspiration.  I used aqua mist, new leaf, simply chartreuse and hawaiian shores ink along with white, aqua mist, simply chartreuse and tropical teal cardstock.

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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Hello there, friend!

 Hello there!  I hope all of my American friends had a fun and safe Fourth of July yesterday!
It's been a few week's since I've posted here on my blog, I've been busy getting ready for my daughter's graduation party along with other things that life has thrown in.  I guess that's the way it goes.  I've missed my crafting and stamping time. Yesterday I had a few hours to do just that and created a set of cards using a Papertrey Ink stamp set I ordered and haven't even touched yet (I'm sure I'm not alone in untouched stamp sets).

The first card in the set that I created I used this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge which is to use a past Sweet Sunday sketch, I chose sketch #268.
I used the PTI stamp set A Second Helping of Sunshine along with the coordinating dies to create a vintage looking thinking of you card.  I pulled the colors for my card from an older 8x8 October Afternoon paper pad that I've had and used aqua mist, real red, daffodil delight for my inks.  I used a white card base, then an embossed aqua mist piece with a layer of real red and my designer paper.
In the picture below you can see how I used a Glaze pen to add some shine to the cherries in the bowl and how I created a banner for my sentiment and tucked the end underneath the die cut scale.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope I'll see you tomorrow when I post the next card in the set using the Bowl of Sunshine stamps.

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