Saturday, February 16, 2019

Noble Deer


I pulled out some retired favorites to create a masculine birthday card. My papers are Fresh Air from Close To My Heart.  The patterns are perfect for a masculine card.  How can you go wrong with burlap and wood?  My stamped image is a long retired set from Stampin Up, Noble Deer. I added a touch of color to the detailed image with Prismacolors.  I made up in layers for the lack of my usual bling. 

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies-Anything Goes w/ a critter
613 Avenue Create-Anything Goes w/option of a critter
Cardz 4 Guyz-Wild Animals
Crafty Animals-Anything Goes
CraftHazelnut's Pattern Paper Challenge-Anything Goes w/pattern paper
Through the Craft Room Door-Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, February 15, 2019

Budding Peonies


I am so in love with the Budding Peony Stamp Set! I promise to move onto other stamp sets soon! I created this fun color combo for the Color Challenge at The Paper Players. I admit, I struggled a bit...without green leaves...but think all the shades of gray work well together!  My pop of Raspberry keeps is from becoming dreary!


I arranged all of my elements based on the fun Sketch Challenge at Freshly Made Sketches! You really have to stop by the blog and see all of the Design Team creations.....great interpretations of the sketch!

I used my stitched rectangle frame to ground my peony die cut as part of the sketch design.  I popped up my peony die cut for extra dimension, while gluing the extra leaves direct to the background paper.  My images is colored with Copics.  I could not resist adding in a tiny bit of bling below my sentiment.


All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z4264 Budding Peony Stamp + Thin Cuts
X6027 White Daisy Cardstock
X5999 Charcoal Cardstock
X6010 Mink Cardstock
X7243B Feels Like Home Pattern Paper
Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks
Copic Black Spica Pen
Copic Sketch Markers, C1, C5, RV04, RV06, RV09, Y17
Z4191 Silver Glitter Gems
Rectangle Stitched Die by MFT

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Colour Crazy Challenge-Anything Goes
Modsquad Challenge-Spring Flowers

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Monday, February 11, 2019

Dandelion Wishes...


I am sneaking in under the wire to play along with Freshly Made Sketches this week! Embossing seems to be my thing this weekend.  I have been stamping over twenty years, but still remember the oohs and aahs from watching my first embossing demo. I still love watching the embossing powder melt into a shiny raised image.  If you have yet to try embossing, you are so missing out!  Here is a look at the great sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches, if you are going to play along, you need to hurry!  Entries close today! My card is heavily influenced by DT member, Linda Callahan.

I kept my card CAS for the color challenge at Less is More. Less is More is celebrating their 8th Birthday this month, so a Birthday card seemed fitting for the color challenge of navy and yellow.


My card is made with the new Dandelion Wishes stamp set from Close To My Heart. I so love the birthday font!  Here is a look at the complete set-

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
B1653 Dandelion Wishes
X6021 Sapphire Cardstock
X6008 Lemon Cardstock
Z8005 Sapphire Exclusive Inks Pigment Ink
Z2088 Clear Embossing Powder
Z4191 Silver Glitter Gems

I have also linked up to Seize the Birthday for the Anything Birthday Challenge.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Love Blossoms Thank You


I found a few moments to get my new Love Blossoms stamp set inky this weekend! Love Blossoms is part of an exclusive cardmaking kit that is only available in February and March.  You can also purchase just the stamp set alone.  The stamp set is a double set, with layered images and great sentiments.  Here is a look at the complete set-

For this card, I let my cardstock add all the color.  The images stand on their own with black embossing against the bright background.  I added a tiny bit of bling and a piece of ribbon to add a  little more texture.  The great thing about this card is that it mails easily!  For my embossing, I prefer to emboss with colored pigment ink and emboss in clear embossing powder. 

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
CC2199 Love Blossoms
X6007 Lagoon Cardstock
X6027 White Daisy Cardstock
X6028 Black Cardstock
Z8000 Black Exclusive Inks Pigment Ink
Z2088 Clear Embossing Powder
Black Ribbon-Unknown
Magical Sequins-Retired

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Crafting by Designs-Anything Goes
Country View Challenges-Black & White plus one
Papercraft Challenges-Anything Goes
Paper-Craft Challenges-Something New (Stamps)
The Flower Challenge-Use Your Latest Stamps/Dies

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure and check out the awesome clearance deals in my store!


Friday, February 8, 2019

Budding Peony Sympathy Card


I spent a little time coloring today.  It has been awhile since I have colored with Copics.  I love the bright vivid colors. I really need to stamp some images and get in some practice time! The Budding Peony set is perfect for all occasions.

All Supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z4264 Budding Peony Stamp + Thin Cuts
D1476 Card Chatter-Sympathy (Retired)
X6018 Raspberry Cardstock
X6027 White Daisy Cardstock
X6028 Black Cardstock
Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks
Z4232 Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Black Ribbon-Unknown
Various Copics from the RV family

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge-Anything Goes Colouring Challenge
Crafting by Designs-Anything Goes
Double Trouble Challenges-Flowers
The House That Stamps Built-Use Pink or Red
Stamping Sensations-All Things Bright & Beautiful

Thanks so much for stopping by! You can view all of the Close To My Heart products here.


Thursday, February 7, 2019

Love Blossoms Exclusive Workshop


Have you seen the gorgeous Love Blossoms Cardmaking Kit?  Love Blossoms was just released February 1. The kit includes supplies to make 12 beautiful cards, including inks and an Embossing Folder! The workshop features the pastel tones of Carolina, Lilac, Peach and Pixie. Here is a look at the complete kit-

The Workshop Kit is offered at a 20% discount off the retail pricing.  If you already have a supply of cardstock and inks, you can choose to purchase the stamp set as a stand alone item.  Here is a close up of the gorgeous double stamp set.

There is also the option of purchasing the kit without the inks and embossing folder.  Want to make more than 12 cards?  Add on kits are also available.  You can view all the options here.  The kits are only available until March 31, 2019 or while supplies last!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Check my online store often for great deals!


LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...