Bee Kind to a Friend

CCREW717INSPHere is my inspiration card for this month’s challenge.  In the image below, we were asked to use the photo for inspiration.  I found another really neat color combo that I wanted to use and decided to use the bees that are in the photo.  The color combo here is Night of Navy, Marina Mist and Crushed Curry.  I used the Dragonfly Dreams Stamp set and the Detailed Dragonfly thinlits to make this card.  Watercolor paper was used as was an aquapainter to color the watercolor paper in Marina Mist.

summerWhile I got this card layout from my upline, I did change it a bit.  The DSP used here is Naturally Eclectic as I thought the pattern went nicely with the dots stamp in the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set.  I also really liked the pop of color from the Glitter Enamel Dots.  I used a tiny piece of doily and a thread from the burlap ribbon just for fun accents on the card.  I really hope you like it!!  I am thinking about sending this card to a friend… but who?  Do you want it?? Comment below!  I will pick one person randomly!

Embossing Paste Colorized

CCREW717CLRSo, yesterday, I blogged about using embossing paste and the lighting in the photo was a bit wonky.  You couldn’t really see the beautiful texture on the white on white background. WELL!  Here’s a card for you!  This card was for the Color Challenge for the Creative Crew on Splitcoaststampers.  As you can see below, the color challenge was Real Red, Island Indigo and Very Vanilla.  ccrewsketch-002I took literally 2 drops of real red ink and mixed with Stampin’ Up!’s Embossing Paste and smeared it all over the brick texture from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks.  I also did something that I have never done before.  I watercolored a doily! My upline has done it NUMEROUS times and I kept thinking… when will I ever use it?  UGH!  I love it!!  I used the You are So Sweet Clear-Mounted stamp set and the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit to cut out the sentiment.  I fussy-cut the border.  So what do I love about this card?  Well, besides everything?  It’s a mix of urban and elegant… It’s ele-ban-t (there you have it folks, I created a new word!)

Wedding Card Done two ways

CCREW717SIPSo the Creative Crew has us doing cards with the Summer Lovin’ Theme and this challenge is called Step It Up.  What says Love more than Summer Weddings?  The first card is “plain.”  It is a simply elegant card.  White on White.  Stunning!

I used Copper Embossing Powder and the new Copper ribbon!  I also used the new stamp set called, Special Celebrations and I used the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlets.

The “For a Special Couple” is stamped in versamark first (on vellum) then covered with the copper embossing powder.

CCREW717SIP-stepped upThe photo below is the stepped up version.  This is the same exact card but for a few exceptions.  I added a TON more pearls and a few purple flowers.  Plus (and this is really hard to see!), I added embossing paste and the “diamond” pattern from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks.  You will also noticed a Wisteria Wonder matte behind the top Whisper White one.  I am not sure which card I like better… But… I know where each of these cards are going since I have two weddings to go to this year, so far!

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/

Timeless Talk

I love clean and simple cards.  When I saw this set, I knew I was going to make a lot of different cards with it.  The first thing I wanted to do was create a SIMPLE one.  I also knew that I wanted to play with my new toys.  I thought this would make a pretty cool masculine birthday card!  So, without further ado, here it is!  It’s kind of bright in my stamp room, you can see the Dimensionals! LOL!

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Ok, so I have used 3 of the 4 blades for the Rotary Cutter…. I LOVE them all!!  I had a feeling they were going to be awesome… and they are!!  I haven’t used the perforating blade yet but I will!  I have an idea that will be cool when it’s done.  I am sure someone else will come out with one before I do but… great minds think alike, right??