Wednesday, October 17, 2018

CTD515/CASEing Amy



It's time again for a new Color Throwdown Challenge and I was thrilled to see green, kraft and white as the color palette chosen by Jodi - our hostess this week! I have to give Amy Sheffer total credit for her inspiring card she posted HERE during the last Reverse Confetti release!  


I just loved her water colored Triangle Trees paired with the Snowflake Trio die set.  I switched it up by making a vertical version with fewer trees and used kraft CS instead of patterned paper.  I used Yellow Green and Sap Green paints from Mijello Mission Gold Class water colors after white embossing the trees on Ranger's watercolor card stock. This Tall Stripe Panel die - a favorite "go to" die for backgrounds - worked out well.  I added fine glitter to the snow flakes after die cutting them from a sturdy white CS (Papertrey Ink).  Because they are so delicate, I added a metal shim to the "sandwich" when running them through my Big Shot.  The red sequins really added a final pop of color!

Supplies I used...
STAMPS:  Triangle Trees (Reverse Confetti).
PAPER: Kraft, White, Black (PTI); Ranger watercolor CS.
INK: Versamark.
DIES: Triangle Tree, Snowflake Trio, Tall Stripe Panel - all by Reverse Confetti.

For more inspiration from the rest of the design team, click on their blog links below:          

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Stock Your Stash


 One of my fave fall stamp sets is the Pumpkin Patch set by Reverse Confetti! At least 3 of the pumpkins have sentiments related to "thanks", so I knew I wanted to go with one of them for the October Stock Your Stash challenge which has a Thanksgiving and Friendship theme.



This was a really quick and easy CAS design to complete! Check out my enabler's list below...

STAMPS: Pumpkin Patch (Reverse Confetti).
PAPER: Fright Night, Tangerine (Reverse Confetti); White, True Black (Papertrey Ink).
INK: Tangerine, Dark Roast, Parakeet (RC); Lucky Limeade, Old Olive, Garden Green (SU).
DIES: Stitched Rectangle and Fishtail Flags STAX Die-Namics by My Favorite Things; Pumpkin Patch (Reverse Confetti).

Paper Players and CAS(E) This Sketch




Good morning! It's another cloudy day in VA and looks like chillier, coat-wearing weather is in the forecast! I needed a sympathy card for a former coworker who lost her 98 year old mother last week, so I thought Jaydee's warm fall colors for the current Paper Players Challenge would be perfect for this wreath focal point. 




I also used Donna Mikasa's great sketch for the CAS(E) This
Sketch challenge that is currently running.

My card design is pretty self-explanatory, so I'll just get right to the list of what I used.

STAMPS: Wreath For All Seasons (Papertrey Ink), Watercolor Wonder (Papertrey Ink), Calla Lillies (Flourishes).
PAPER: Vintage Cream (PTI).
INK: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Garden Green.
DIES: Stitched Rectangle and Circle STAX and label Die-Namics by My Favorite Things.
MISC: Washi tape.

Thanks so much for stopping by...

Friday, October 12, 2018

Sunday Stamps Challenge




Sadly, I'm needing a couple of sympathy cards this week, so decided to use the fall colors for the current Sunday Stamps challenge for one of the cards. 

I already had the distress ink watercolor background in my leftover pile as well as the circle die. I quickly colored some florals with Zig clean color water color brushes and paired it up with a large stamped and die cut sentiment by Reverse Confetti.



Here is what I used:
STAMPS: Sentiment Essentials and Build a Bunch by Reverse Confetti.
PAPER: Harvest Gold (PTI), Ranger watercolor CS, White (PTI).
INK: Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black.
DIES: Build a Bunch and Sentiment Essentials by Reverse Confetti; Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-Namics by My Favorite Things. 

This will be sent out to an uncle whose wife lost her life in an auto accident a couple of weeks ago.  Thanks so much for stopping by...

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Christmas Trees



I'm trying to make more and more Christmas cards early on so I don't leave myself in a lurch with needing lots of last minute cards like last year. I used the sketch for the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge and am also entering it into the Paper Players Challenge to use trees. 

The background was watercolored with Peacock Feathers distress ink then splattered with Heidi Swapp white color shine (to mimic the look of falling snow).  


Here is what I used:

STAMPS: Triangle Trees (Reverse Confetti).
PAPER: Wild Wasabi (SU), White (PTI), Ranger watercolor CS.
INK: Versamark; Peacock Feathers distress ink.
DIES: Tall Pine Trees by Frantic Stamper Inc.; Wreaths by Reverse Confetti; Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-Namics by My Favorite Things.

Thanks so much for stopping by...hope it's sunnier and drier in your corner of the world.  VA is getting rain today from Hurricane Michael and winds are to pick up this evening.



Fusion Card Challenge


It's time for a new Fusion Card Challenge and we've got a pastel Halloween inspiration photo to get your mojo moving! Obviously, I was inspired by the beautiful pastel colors and chose to go with fall leaves for my focal point.  These fun leaf stamps are from Verve's Harvest Blessings stamp set and the sentiment is from Reverse Confetti's Forever Fall set.



I wanted to add some texture, so finally chose to use an old embossing folder by Sizzix.  I put my inks away before I wrote down the names, so my apologies that I don't have that detail to include for you.  

For more inspiration, be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has created.. Barb Ghigliotty, Jeanne Jachna, Jen Mitchell, Karren Johnson, Linda Callahan, Lyndal Higgins , Michelle Leone, Michelle Lupton, Wanda Cullen (you are here).

Hope to see you in the Fusion gallery!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Color Throwdown #514



The new Color Throwdown Challenge is up and running with some fabulous fall colors chosen by Amy Rohl - orange, brown, rust and yellow. 

Once again, I chose this fave leaf set by Sweet 'n Sassy to create a background using Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie inks by SU.  The sentiment strip was gold embossed on Chocolate Chip CS.



I dry embossed a vellum panel with a pumpkin collage design by Sizzix. I lightly sprayed it with Elmer's craft bond spray adhesive to adhere it to the background.  The accent leaves are die cuts that match the stamp set and I got perfect positioning by using my MISTI.

STAMPS: Season of Change by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.
PAPER: Vintage Cream (PTI), Chocolate Chip (SU).

For more inspiration from the rest of the design team, click on their blog links below: