Sunday, July 21, 2019

Paper Players CAS Masculine Week

Happy Sunday everyone! Ann is challenging us to create a CAS masculine card for the new Paper Players Challenge.  Lately, my go -to stamp set for masculine recipients is the Geared Up Garage set by Stampin' Up! The background is the You've Got This stamp (SU) in Faded Jeans distress oxide ink by Ranger.

The gears were die cut from brushed silver cardstock. I added Glossy Accents to the windows and headlights and added Clear Star Gelly Roll (Sakura) pen highlights to the hubcaps.  Copics used: B34, B37, C0, C2, C4.

For more inspiration from the rest of the talented design team, please check out their creations HERE Hope to see you in the gallery! Have a blessed day!                             ~Wanda                            

Saturday, July 20, 2019

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge

So, this is my entry for MFT's current Wednesday Sketch Challenge!  I was planning on entering this into their birthday challenge as well and totally goofed when I added a sentiment of thanks instead of birthday greetings. Guess that means I have to create another card - lol! On a stifling hot day, that won't be hard to do. 

I started with a background using 3 different patterned papers from MFT's Black and White Basics 6x6" of my favorite go-to pads! I stamped the Flowers in Bloom image twice in Memento Tuxedo Black then in Versamark so I could clear emboss the image. I colored with Zigs (the clear embossing makes it so much easier to stay in the lines).

Thanks for stopping by and stay cool everyone!         ~Wanda

Friday, July 19, 2019

CAS(E) This Sketch

There's an awesome new sketch that Brian King has created for the current CAS(E) This Sketch challenge! I wanted to play with the floral and mason jar dies from the awesome mega die set - Tag Creations: Joyful Jars - by Ink to Paper. I will have to add that this set takes a lot of patience to layer all the tiny floral pieces, but it's worth it in the end! If you want quick and easy, this set isn't for you - lol! For helpful hints on organizing and using the set, you can check MY POST HERE.

I have lots of washi tape and the stripe elements on this sketch were perfect for using some. I wanted the horizontal element at the bottom to be very subtle, so I tore off an edge of heavy weight vellum and adhered it using a quick squirt of Elmer's spray adhesive. I added some twine and dew drops for embellishments.

It's going to go up to 95 degrees in VA today! If we can survive the weekend which will go even higher...I'll look forward to the 80's predicted for next week! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!                                        ~Wanda

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Seize the Birthday: Rainbow

I'm needing at least 3 birthday cards for grandchildren in the next 3 months, so this was a perfect challenge to get one of them done! The Seize the Birthday challenge is offering the "topping" of rainbows, so I went for some multi-colored patterned papers from BoBunny's "Surprise" 6x6" pad.

I'm loving the adorable birthday critters in My Favorite Things
recent release set called Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes! I colored with Copics then die cut with matching dies to the set. The dimensional sentiment banner was a freebie die with my last order. I added Diamond Stickles to the cupcake icing and Glossy Accents to the little details to add more pizzazz to the card!

DIES: Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes, Stitched Dome Frames,
Folded Fishtail Banner - all by MFT.

Thanks so much for stopping by...there's another thunderstorm happening as I post. The hot, humid weather just doesn't want to go away here in Virginia!                             ~Wanda

Lauries's Fabulous Favorites

Every Wednesday, Laurie Schmidlin posts a new challenge in her Laurie's Fabulous Favorites series on the Ink to Paper blog. This week it's all about CASEing a release week card from one of the
design team members and we are to highlight birthday wishes in the sentiment.  I chose to CASE one of Kelly Lunceford's cards - you can see it in this post! Kelly is the queen of tasteful layering and texture details and I'm consistently in awe of her creations. There's been more than one instance where a sample card of hers has enabled me to spend money - lol! I also included her card on the right.

I love the texture details of the freebie Folded Fishtail Banner that I got with my last My Favorite Things order. I also got texture details from the pierced frame and the embossed quilting pattern.

What did I use?
STAMPS: Beautiful Berries: Spring (Papertrey Ink).
PAPER: Kraft, True Black, Rustic Cream, White - PTI.
INK: Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse - dye ink cubes by PTI; Versamark.
DIES: Beautiful Berries: Spring, Pierced Feature Frames by PTI; Folded Fishtail Banner by MFT; Quilted Cover Plate by Lil Inker Designs.

My mom died in 2010 and today would have been her birthday! I'm thinking of her as I post this card...wishing her a happy birthday in heaven!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Color Throwdown #552

It's hump day and that means it's Color Throwdown Challenge time! Barbara has some great colors - gray, pink, white and silver - and I was triggered by some Christmas in July posts on the internet to use this Layer Snowflake die by Reverse Confetti. It fits so perfectly inside RC's Square and Circle Frame!

The silver metallic cardstock is from Stampin' Up. The pink and gray was from my huge leftover pile of scrap papers, so I'm not sure of the exact colors. I really like the end result and am happy to have another Christmas card completed. The sentiment will be added to the inside.

We'd love to have you play along with us! For more inspiration, you can check out the great projects by our design team:

Susie Moore - July 2019 Guest Designer

Monday, July 15, 2019

MFTWSC with Poppies

It's another hot and muggy Monday following a doozy of a thunderstorm last evening! Looks like more storms are in store for us throughout the week. Anyway...I'm playing along with the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge and went with this awesome new stamp set that I just love to color!  I stamped the image twice with Memento Tuxedo Black on Ranger watercolor cardstock then wiped the panel with an anti-static tool and stamped again with Versamark so I could clear emboss the image. TIP: I do this frequently when I'm coloring with Zigs or just using a watercolor brush with paints. It's so much easier to stay in the lines!

After the stamping, I then used the MFT English Brick Wall stencil and lightly brushed some Sahara Sand (SU) ink color over the card base. To highlight the bricks some more, I took two different Zigs (900 and 075) and randomly added the colors. Zigs used for the florals were 050, 052, 070, 023, 046, 043. The sentiment was white embossed on black CS.

STAMPS: Flowers in Bloom (My Favorite Things).