Wednesday, June 13, 2018

We Can Do This

There are some really scrumptious summertime colors that Lori has chosen for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge: coral, aqua, yellow and green. I knew I wanted to use my current favorite floral dies - Stitched Blooms - by My Favorite Things. They were part of the April kit when I bought them but, they are now available on their own in MFT's June release.

STAMPS: We Can Do This (Simon Says Stamp).
PAPER: Buttercup, Lime Green, Iced Aqua (Reverse Confetti), Calypso Coral (SU), White (PTI).
INK: Versafine Onyx Black (stamped twice using MISTI).
DIES: Striped Sentiment Strip Cover Plate Die-Namic by MFT; Stitched Blooms (MFT).

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

Quote from 365 Days of Wonder:
JUNE 13 - "Be humble, for you are made of earth. Be noble, for you are made of stars."
                      --Serbian proverb 

Friday, June 8, 2018

CAS(E) This Sketch

You'll need your shades for this brightly colored card for the current CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge. This is another retro sketch used in their 3rd challenge and is brought out of the archives for #275.  In hindsight, I'd choose a smaller print than the balloon pattern since the animals more or less "got lost" in all the patterns!

 I overlapped a couple of grassy border dies to "ground" the turtle and added Clear Star Gelly Roll pen details to the bird and butterfly.  Papers are from BoBunny's Surprise Collection (6x6 pad).  Images are from MFT's Too Cute Turtles set and were colored with Copics.

Quote from 365 Days of Wonder:
JUNE 8 - "The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be."
                 --Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Fusion Card Challenge

Hello everyone! I'm so excited to share that I am now a member of the design team for the Fusion Card Challenge! I have loved playing this challenge for quite some time, so look forward to inspiring others to join in every other week when a new sketch/inspiration photo will be posted! 

I was inspired to use both the sketch and to take elements from the beautiful trio of cupcakes.

The background was "pieced" together using 3 different patterns of paper from KaiserCraft's "The Lake House" 6x6 pad.  The cupcake was also paper pieced with Crystal Ice Stickles used for the icing.  This stamp set is from an old Papertrey Ink set called Baby Button Bits. The sentiment was white embossed on dark gray cardstock.   

Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has created...

Hope to see you in the gallery!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Color Throwdown

Another Wednesday has rolled around, so that means there is a new Color Throwdown Challenge happening. Lisa is our hostess this week and has chosen some really gorgeous colors for us: aqua, black and white!  I knew I wanted to feature this large butterfly die from Papertrey Ink and started by stamping it first with Aqua Mist ink using the MISTI then reinked with Hawaiian Shores ink.  I lightly removed some of this darker shade, allowed it to dry then sprayed the butterfly with Smooch Spritz. 

The diamond die is from a set of 4 dies by Tim Holtz.  I adhered Aqua Mist cardstock behind the die cut area then adhered the butterfly by popping it up with foam tape.  I love the shimmer which I couldn't capture well in the photo.

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

STAMPS: Butterfly Folk (PTI).
PAPER: Aqua Mist (PTI), White (PTI), Black and White Basics 6x6 pad by MFT.
INK: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores - PTI.
DIES: Tim Holtz; Butterfly Folk (PTI); Swoosh (PTI); Stitched Basic Edges (MFT).

Quote from 365 Days of Wonder
June 6 - "Follow every rainbow, Till you find your dream."   --Rodgers and Hammerstein

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Lots O' Dots

There's another Make It Monday post on the Papertrey Ink blog and this time, Michelle Leone is challenging us to add lots o' dots to our card using Nuvo drops.  I'm also playing along with the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge...using Donna Mikasa's fun sketch!

I sponged Bundled Sage Distress Oxide ink using a TCW Mini Climbing Vine stencil for the background panel.  The rest is self-explanatory using the following supplies:
STAMPS: Infinity Frames Sentiments (PTI), Delightful Dahlia Additions (PTI).
DIES: Circle Scribbles (PTI), Delightful Dahlia Additions (PTI), Stitched Rounded Rectangles and Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-Namics by MFT.

Quote from 365 Days of Wonder:
JUNE 5 - "Start by doing the necessary, then the possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible."         --St. Francis of Assisi

Monday, June 4, 2018

Make A Wish

I needed yet another masculine birthday card for June and a trek through Pinterest brought me to a great card by Janine Tinklenberg which I decided to CASE.  Here is a link to her card on Splitcoaststampers. 

Here is what I used:
STAMPS: Off the Grid, Perfect Pennants, Gorgeous Grunge - all by Stampin' Up.
PAPER: Real Red (SU), Kraft, White (PTI).
INK: Real Red (SU), Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist (PTI), Versafine Onyx Black.
DIES: Banners Framelits Dies by SU; Stitched Rectangle STAX and Stitched Fishtail Flags STAX Die-Namics by My Favorite Things; Star punch by SU. 

The sentiment was embossed with black embossing powder by Inkadinkado.  I finished off the card with some red twine and a couple of wood veneer stars by Studio Calico.  That's it for me for now...have a super Monday!

Quote from 365 Days of Wonder:
JUNE 4 - "Don't worry about a thing 'cause every little thing is gonna be alright."                                                              --Bob Marley

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Stock Your Stash

A new month means that Jen has a new theme posted for the Stock Your Stash Challenge on the Reverse Confetti blog! She's chosen a "hello/just because" theme which gives a gazillion possibilities to play along.  I'm hoping to send my card out to a friend...just because.  No holiday or special occasion is needed to send out cards which makes this type of card even more special to the recipient!

I haven't used these Big Notes sentiments much and wanted to make it a focal point on a tag.  I chose one of the Pierced Round Top Layers dies and added the tag hole from the Tag Me die set. I saw a card on Pinterest using aqua, red, kraft and white and wanted to see if I could create a striking balance of these colors.  I love the texture that the Stitched Rays Cover Panel die gives to a background.  It's one of my current fave cover panels!  I used RC's Stamped Note die for the next layer then accented with an aqua Wreath die - also by RC. Some Leafy sprigs were paired with flowers from the Build A Bunch set.  

So, that's it for my first card today!  It's grocery shopping time and my floors need mopping.  Afterward I hope to get some more stamping time in the schedule.  Hope you're having a super Saturday!

Quote from 365 Days of Wonder:
JUNE 2 - "Ignorance is not saying, I don't know. Ignorance is saying, I don't want to know."                      --Unknown