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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches.......thanks


Happy Saturday Peeps!!

Today I asharing a card I made using the sketch this week



I thought the pretty flower in the stampin Up Hostess set called Gifts of Love would be perfect for the upright element on this sketch.

I stamped it a couple of times onto some Thick Whisper White card stock and colored using my Aqua painter and ink pads, I used Melon Mambo and Mint Mararon.

I fussy cut it out and added it to my card front piece with some dimensionals.



The bottom strip is made up of a piece of DSP and a piece of silver Glimmer paper.

The "thanks" is a non SU die that I purchased online a few weeks back. I really love the size of this die cut, it is perfect for cards.
I did add a bit of a paper doily behind the strips mostly to cover up a smear, but I like how it looks too. :)
I finished up with a few sequins.
This piece is added to my card base with dimesionals too.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Vicki



Thursday, August 4, 2016

With Sympathy


Happy Thursday Peeps!!

So sorry for the long pause on my ol' blog a roo here.
After a looooong 7 days in a row of work and of course getting lots of baby time in between working, I just haven't had much time to stamp.

I am sharing a card I made last week at the same time I did my faux mother of pearl card. 

This is a fun little watercolor technique I saw demoed on U tube a while back.
I think they called it water color splat, or something like that....lol,.
Anyway the technique is pretty simple, just lay down some ink onto your silicone mat and spritz it with some water and then splat your paper into the water downed ink.


Love the look you can achieve with this technique.

After my splatter pieced dried I stamped a flower image from the Wild About Flowers stamp set with black Memento ink.

I added a sentiment across the bottom from the Rose Wonder set.
I finished up with just a small rhinestone in the flower centers.

Very CAS, but very effective.

I have a busy day ahead so better get to it, thanks for stopping by!

Vicki


Thursday, July 28, 2016

GDP....birthday wishes


Happy Thursday Peeps!!

Today I am sharing a card I made using the challenge this week at Global Design Project, this week it is a sketch:


Great open space on this sketch, so I took the opportunity to try out this Faux Mother of Pearl technique.

I love the look altho you can not see the fun glimmer in my BG piece.

I used some frost white shimmer paint, that was from Stampin Up but no longer in the catalog, under my inks to add the shimmer, I used my Tangerine Tango and Melon Mambo ink pads for sponging.


I love those two colors together!
 I die cut and layered two flourishes for my card front.
I left a few parts of the flourish unglued so I could curl them up a bit for added interest and dimension.

The sentiment is from the Build a Birthday stamp set.
I added a small silver glimmer heart to the sentiment.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Vicki.



Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Paper Players......hello


Happy Tuesday Peeps!!!

Today I am sharing a card I made using the challenge this week at The Paper Players.


I started my card with a base of Thick Whisper White card stock.

I then used some water color paper to create my background piece,
I used Melon Mambo and Island Indigo ink pads and a lot of water and just swirled together and let it run. I then dried with my heat gun and and a bunch of droplets of water and let those set for a bit then dabbed off which is what creates the light circle spots. Love that cool effect.


When I first sat down to make my card I had thought I would use a flower of some sort for the circle element on this sketch, (no surprise there huh? lol)
But in the end I did not like what I was doing so I decided to use a butterfly instead.

I die cut my butterfly from Melon Mambo card stock.
The hello is a die cut, non SU.
I used some silver glimmer paper for the other flag element.

I covered the whole water colored piece  with my wink of stella pen, it has a pretty little glimmer, you can kinda see it in this pic:



Thanks for stopping by today!

Vicki



Sunday, July 24, 2016

CCMC.....With Sympathy


Happy Sunday Peeps!

Today I am sharing a card I made using the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary, this week it is a fun color challenge:



I pulled out my new Hostess set called Gifts of Love to use.
I stamped the image onto some water color paper and again onto some scrap vanilla.

I water colored the flower using The Dapper Denim and the leaves are done with the Mint Macaron.
I used the Tip Top Taupe for a wash in the background and to shade all around the flower.
I then used the splotchy image from the Swirly Bird set with the Taupe and Denim stamping of twice before stamping onto my water color paper.




I colored the flowers that I stamped onto the vanilla and fussy cut out and added them over the original using some dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and is stamped using Memento Black ink.
I added some twine around the bottom and a few little white perfect accents.
I added a small stripe of Tip Top Taupe Envelope paper along the side. 

The front was then mounted onto a base of Dapper Denim card stock.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Vicki




Thursday, July 21, 2016

Freshly Made Sketch......Birthday Wishes


Happy Thursday Peeps!!!

Today I am sharing a card I made using the sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches.


Cute sketch and I went clean and simple. I find myself gravitating to this type of card style lately. I have less time to stamp when I sit down at my desk and I am finding this style comes together quicker for my limited time frames.

I started off with a base of Flirty Flamingo card stock.
I made my tag from some thick whisper white and embossed with the Lucky Stars EF.

I then stamped up my cupcake using my new fun Stampin Up set called  Sweet Cupcake.
For the frosting layer I used Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride and Flirty Flamingo inks.

For the Bottom piece I used Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Chocolate Chip inks.

I then used the matching framelits to die cut out the cupcake pieces. These two pieces are added to my tag piece using dimensionals. I did add some silver thread coiled up before adding the cupcake.
I used my wink of stella pen on the frosting portion of the cupcake.


The sentiment is from the Build a Birthday stamp set and is embossed with white embossing powder on basic black card stock.
I finished up with a few white enamel dots and a bit of silver cording on the top of the tag.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Vicki



Wednesday, July 20, 2016

SUO challenge......Happy Birthday


Happy Hump Day Peeps!!!

Today I am sharing a card I made using the challenge this week at the SU-Only Challenge Blog.

The challenge is Black and White with a pop of color.

I pulled out my new Flourish thinlits to make my card. I love these thinlits, they die cut so easily and come out of the dies perfectly, I only used my magnetic platform and the acrylic plates and card stock slid right out with just a small poke of a few of the holes on the back of the die.

I added the flourish to my white piece with a bit of glue.

I used the Botanical Builder dies for my Melon Mambo flowers, the bigger flowers on here are added to the flourish with dimensionals and the two smaller ones are glued directly to the flourish.


The sentiment is from the Rose wonder stamp set.

I went a bit overboard with my rhinestones, just cos, but I love them!!! :)

I added a very small stripe of DSP down the edge of the card for some added interest.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Vicki