Sunday, December 04, 2016

CAS(E) This Sketch #200 -- Take Two

A couple of weeks ago, Marni Luhu, the store where I sell my cards,
had an open house for Christmas, along with several other stores in town.
She asked me to make tags for cider packages that they handed out to customers.
I had made one tag to show her and then together we tweaked the design slightly
for me to use as a sample for the 100 tags I made.

The original tag was sitting on my desk, unused and I thought,
why not use it to make a card?
I thought of this week's CAS(E) This Sketch #200 designed by Sam Simpson
and thought it would be perfect!



I pulled some Pink Paislee Merry & Bright patterned paper.


I layered the patterned paper over a piece of burgundy cardstock.


To create my tag, I cut a strip of white cardstock an added a strip of kraft cardstock that I had impressed using my PTI Stripes Impression Plate (discontinued).
I diecut the cup using some MFT dies and stamped 
my sentiment using MFT's Hand Lettered Holiday.

There's still time to play along with this week's CAS(E) this Sketchif you'd like.
You have until Thursday, December 8th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Inspired By All the Little Things #35

Today, I have a card to share for 


I was inspired by the white on white snowflake design 
on the bottom of each snowman...


I started by diecutting lots of Reverse Confetti Snowflake Trio Confetti Cuts
from Cloud White Cardstock and then adhering them to my Cloud White Cardstock
panel, which I matted with Brick Cardstock.


I diecut some vellum using Tag Me Confetti Cuts and stamped on it
using Winter Word Coordinates in versamark and then heat embossed them in white.
I diecut the "snow: from Winter Words Confetti Cuts from Brick Cardstock.


  

 


Visit Inspired By All the Little Things to see the rest of the DT's takes 
on the inspiration photo and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, December 8th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, December 02, 2016

PTI Star Search Contest Entry

Happy Friday!

So, last month, I made a video to apply for the 
Papertrey Ink Star Search Video Contest
and I thought I'd share it here on my blog today,
along with the card I made.

Here's my video:


https://youtu.be/1cclvDhy9T0

And here's my card:

I created my card by using my MISTI (and some masking!)
and stamping my buildings from PTI's City Scene twice --
once in grey inks and the second time in colour.
I diecut the Mat Stack 5 die from the centre of my colour panel and adhered it to my grey buildings
with dimensional adhesive.


I diecut the Holiday die twice -- once from white and a second time from black cardstock
and then stacked them together, overlapping them slightly so you can see the white.
I also diecut the car and tree and stamped them, as well as the "wishes",
which I heat embossed in white.

Thanks for looking!




Thursday, December 01, 2016

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge -- Sweet & CAS(E) This Sketch #200

The LEAD of the Sweet Challenge will be invited as a 
Guest Designer in a future challenge!
Please visit the Curtain Call Challenge Blog for all the challenge info and deadline.




I decided to also combine PTI's Scent-imentals stamp set
with MFT's Warm & Fuzzy dies.


I started by stamping on my background using PTI's Brushed Off.
I stamped the gingerbread man onto his coordinating diecut.
I wanted to incorporate the fun patterned napkin from the inspiration photo
into my card, so I diecut it from some Pink Paislee Merry & Bright patterned paper.


I diecut the kraft square using my PTI 2.25 square die and heat 
embossed the sentiment (from Scent-imentals) in white.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, December 8th to link up your card.

Make sure you visit each of the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge
 designers' blogs for more inspiration!
for the challenge details and to play along with us!


Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Inspired by a skirt

Several weeks ago, in church, the woman sitting
in front of me had the cutest skirt... and it inspired me to make this card.


I started with a piece of watercolour paper and stamped the Beautiful Bouquet: Dahlia stamp
 from Wplus9 in Versafine and heat embossed it in clear.
Then, I used my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers and a water brush to colour them in,
as well as my background.


I stamped the sentiment from PTI's Winter Woods.

Thanks for looking!


Monday, November 28, 2016

MFT Wednesday Sketch & Colour Challenges -- Take 2

I have another card to share that I made for 





Here's my card:


I blended some aqua ink onto my background with my Tim Holtz Blending Tool
and then spritzed it with some of the same ink mixed with water.
I stamped my flowers from Flashy Florals onto their coordinating diecuts using
Altenew's Frosted Pink, Cotton Candy and Ruby Red, as well as Papertrey Ink's New Leaf.


I stamped my sentiment (from PTI's Tropics) in Versafine Onyx Black
directly onto my background.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

MFT Wednesday Sketch & Colour Challenges

Today, I have a card to share that I made for 





Here's my card:


I diecut a MFT Stax Circle from my vintage cream background and 
backed it with some aqua cardstock.
I stamped my flowers from Flashy Florals onto their coordinating diecuts using
Altenew's Cotton Candy and Ruby Red, as well as Papertrey Ink's New Leaf.


I heat embossed my sentiment (from PTI's Tropics) in white on black cardstock
 and diecut it using my PTI Get a Handle on It die.

Thanks for looking!