Eastern Palace Suite

eastern-thankyouI had been seeing a lot of cards on my pinterest feed using this technique.  They call this the “Collar Fold.”  If you turn it sideways, it does look like a collar.  Anyway, I used the Eastern Palace Suite to create this card.

The colors are Lemon Lime Twist, Dapper Denim and Very Vanilla.   The Eastern Medallions Thinlets cut out the flower and I stuck one of the flower stickers to the card stock.  It’s so pretty!

Best thing to do is to find the center of the paper. The DSP is 3 3/4 x 5 – I put a tick mark on the 2 1/2″ mark and cut 1 7/8″ in.  I scored the paper from the corner to center  (because I am anal).  Then I folded the paper back.  I like this technique.  You might see this technique again soon! hehe.

Inspiration Challenge

We were given three images to inspire a card.  A sideline of mine made a card that helped me bring this card to fruition.  Her card was very different but still had a sunflower on it.  I was moved to make this card by seeing that card and this image.  This card uses a few different things.  I used the Layering Circles framelits for the flower’s center.  I used the Eastern Medallions thinlets for flower.  The stem uses the Flourish Thinlets.  I used Whisper White Thick card stock, Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Tranquil Tide and Whisper White.  On the sides, Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers were used.  I sponged the flower with Chocolate Chip ink and Wink of Stella Clear.  It gave the flower a gold-ish glittery look.    What do you think?

Color challenge

This month’s color challenge was to use strong summer colors.  But this picture was attached and inspired me to make a card.  Strong summer colors… to me, means oceans, sand and a cool drink.    Dapper Denim, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Sky blue… and Lemon Lime Twist for the drink.  I used the Seasonal Layers Framelits and the Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp set for this card.  I also used Glitter Enamel Dots for accents on this card and again used a strand from the Burlap Ribbon.  Whisper White Thick, Dapper Denim and Whisper White card stock too.

Card Sketches

Card sketches are probably my favorite types of challenges. I like seeing someone’s sketch and making a card with it.  As soon as I saw this sketch, I knew what stamp set I would use immediately!  “Just add text” has a couple of different longer text blocks.  It was perfect for this card.  I used the Eastern Palace DSP, the Glittery Acrylic Shapes and 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon.  I pulled one of the fibers out of the ribbon, rolled it up and used a dimensional to keep it place.  I used the new Very Vanilla Thick card stock.

I would love to see a card YOU make with this sketch!  Like me on Facebook and post your card on my page!  https://www.facebook.com/swaltitude/

Stepped up already…

CCREW617SIPFor the month of June, the Creative Crew on splitcoaststampers.com asked us to only do 5 projects, instead of 6. I chose to make this challenge already stepped up and not do the simpler version of this card.

I also used this card as a color challenge that my upline put out.  The challenge was to make a card with all the In-Colors or to make 5 cards using only one In-Color.  So…. I used them all!

The stamp set used was Feathery Friends.  I used all of the In-Color markers for ink, I used all the In-Colors for paper too!  The flower centers have Clear Faceted Gems.  Cute huh?

Try this technique…

CCREW617TECSorry I am a little late with my posts about this month’s challenges. I had a LOT going on… High School Graduation for my oldest, a HUGE party and so much more!! BUT, I am here now, so let’s play with a new technique.  For the Creative Crew challenge in June, CCREW617TEC card called for us to try a new technique. This one is called, “Bordered Sentiment” – here’s the link: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/borderedsentiment/

I used the Feathery Friends Hostess set and Happy Celebrations stamp set for this card. I used some of the new In-Colors, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink and Tranquil Tide.  Dapper Denim marker was used to make the line on either side of the mask.  The stamp outline is Stazon.  You will also notice the Powder Pink Bitty Bow just above the “T” in celebrate..  Yeah, I used it to cover and ink smudge! LOL  The card stock is Whisper White Thick and Whisper White. I would love to see what you create with this technique!  Have you liked my Facebook page yet?  https://www.facebook.com/swaltitude/