Monday, September 19, 2016

Retro Rubber & Sunday Stamps Challenges



Once again I've created a unique card that I would have never made without the help of challenges!

When I saw this color combo called 'Happy Colors' (SSC135) on Sunday Stamps, I instantly loved it. How fun to put a pop of pink in the mix. My first thought was "flowers." And I love Retro Rubber Challenges because I have so many great older stamps that I still love to use. Challenge #47 was 'Anything Goes" so combining the two I came up with this card.

I used a ton of different inks:

SU! Bermuda Bay
SU! Island Indigo
SU! Pacific Point
SU! Tempting Turquoise
Memento Bahama Blue
Memento Teal Zeal
Memento Dandelion
Papertrey Aqua Mist
Papertrey Hawaiian Shores


The flowers are from Stamping' Up!' called Flower Fancy. The set dates back to 2008.

The sentiment is from Avery Elle.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #252


I love this great sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, and needing some more Christmas Cards, came up with this idea. The Window Die is from Tim Holtz, which is a little bigger than the Stampin' Up!'s. The "snowy" paper is from Me & My Big Ideas. The Snowflake Stamp is from Hampton Arts and punched with a SU! Scallop Punch.  I used Pacific Point paper and ink.

This card is one that someone is actually buying from me, and I think she'll really like it. She ordered an assortment, and it's nice to get one that isn't red and green. Now I wished I had just put "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas" so it could be more versatile. Oh well, next time!

Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge 64 "Clean & Simple"



This card was made for the "Clean & Simple" Challenge over at Stamp, Ink, Papers. I often find these challenges the most difficult. It seems easier to put a lot of stuff on a card and just "keep going." But needing some masculine sympathy cards, this challenge was perfect.

For this simple card I used a Speckletone Card Stock for the base where I stamped a leaf from Stampin' Up!'s Vintage Leaves using Chocolate Chip ink.  I then used the coordinating die to cut the Delightful Dijon paper. The sentiment is from a CTMH set called  "A Blossom" (A1121). I attached that panel with dimensionals.

I should make more Clean & Simple Cards! Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Two Banner Challenges



It feels a little like cheating this week because both Try Stampin' On Tuesday and Sunday Stamps both have weekly challenges that call for banners. Here's the layout for each:




The windsor chair stamp is from a Sizzix Set 659086 that has chairs and dies all in one set. I was lucky enough to find it at Tuesday Morning for a pretty good price. For the banner and sentiment I had to resort to computer-generated images. The font, which I really love for this project is called "Klee." It seems very relaxing.

I chose the paper because I thought it looked like old-fashioned wallpaper. It's actually dark blue and it's from the Betsy's Couture Collection from Kaisercraft.

Thanks for stopping by, and thanks to both Try Stampin' On Tuesday and Sunday Stamps for some great inspiration!