Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sunny Flower Scene

Are you tired of hearing about StampNation yet?  I hope not because I am so inspired by all the challenges, videos, and people there.  I feel like I have found a crafty home.  The craft world is so completely overwhelming that my creativity was stifled.  I was a deer caught in the headlights, not knowing which way to turn.  Now I'm running wild and free in a field of inspiration.  So, on to the card for the day.

I don't recall ever creating a scene like this.  I used the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangles die to cut the blue and green cardstock out, so that they would have matching stitch lines.  Then used the LF Stitched Hillside Border dies to create the hills. (Tip: verify where you want the stitches before running through the die cut machine.)  All inks are SSS (Sunshine, Duckling, and Hollyhock).  The flowers were stamped and cut from the SSS Floral Bookmarking stamp set with matching dies.  The sun is from the SSS My Sunshine stamp set and cut with the matching die.  And lastly the clouds.  Oh my, how I love these clouds!  They are Memory Box Stitched Clouds, and I found them at an Expo recently.  In love!  Put it all together and what do you get?  Well, a Sunny Flower Scene, of course!

I hope you like the card today, and consider joining us over at StampNation!

Sketchy Happy Birthday

Can anyone guess what I did today?  Well, if you guessed participated in a StampNation challenge, you would be riiiight.  Well, close enough to right anyway.  It isn't actually a challenge, but a Sketch play along.  I'm not going to share the sketch, since it is SN, but you are welcome to join us!

This card uses the other background I made recently with the Spice Market stamp from Hero Arts and Tim Holtz Distress Ink minis.  I used a few Simon Says Stamp stitched circles and the SSS Happy and Smile stamp set from one of the recent card kits.  The strip of ink under the birthday stamping is SSS Maliblue.  I thought it was pretty darn close to the TH Peacock Feathers in the background.

Hope you liked the card today!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Friends are the Spice of Life

So it's another day, which means another StampNation challenge.  The challenge I choose to participate in today was for 'Friend' cards.

I immediately thought of a couple of backgrounds that I made a few days ago, on which I white heat embossed the Hero Arts Spice Market Large Petal stamp and smooshed some Tim Holtz Distress Ink minis on my craft mat to color it.  I matted the background in black, and cut a black strip to white heat emboss a sentiment from the SSS Flowers on my Mind stamp set.  I added some sequins to finish off the card.

Hope you liked the card today!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

On a roll with Bubbles

I am on a roll with making cards.  Can you guess what I did today?  I joined another challenge over at StampNation, of course.  The challenge was Bubbles and I'm pretty sure I nailed that every which way you look at it.

I actually didn't plan to put this card on my blog, so I didn't keep track of everything I used on it.  The stamp is from a Stampendous set called Hoppy Moments.  I stamped it with MFT Hybrid Black Licorice Ink, and colored it with Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens (no clue on what colors).The circle die cuts were made using the SSS Stitched Circles set.  And the background was dry embossed with the Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles embossing folder, and sponged with Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  I hope you like the card today!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Big Hugs

I decided to join in on another StampNation challenge, called Flower Power.  My first attempt was a big fail!  I wanted to make a shaker card (since yesterday's shaker was so cute!) with a flower die.  I tried to use foam instead of foam tape, and well, let's just say that I had seed beads everywhere!  So, when all else fails, I go with a one layer CAS card.  I will admit that I don't know what these flowers should actually look like, and I probably should have Googled the stamp set to see how others were using it. But I just winged it, and I'm happy with the results (that middle flower is very, very pink IRL).

I used Simon Says Stamp inks (Doll Pink, Duckling, Hydrangea, Audrey Blue, Sunkist, and Green Apple) to stamp the flowers and leaves from the SSS Flowers on my Mind stamp set.  I didn't even worry about the flowers overlapping!  Then I added a sentiment from the SSS Big Scripty Greetings stamp set, using Versamark ink and My Favorite Things Black Licorice hybrid ink to make a black embossed sentiment, with some Ultra Fine Clear embossing powder by Hero Arts.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Good apple

I joined StampNation today, and decided to jump right in on one of the challenges.  The challenge was to use a tag.  My creation incorporated products from several companies and I am super pleased with the results!  I think this may be one of my most favoritest cards I have ever made!

I started with one of the the Simon Says Stamp Large Tags dies to make the shaker portion.  I cut the apple with the Paper Smooches die set Fruit People and the stem and leaf are from the matching stamp set Cute Fruit.  The sentiments are from the Lawn Fawn A Good Apple stamp set.  The background was made the Heidi Swapp chevron stencil and Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Festive Berries and Mowed Lawn), and cut with the largest of the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangles.  I placed it all on a base of Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red cardstock.

I hope you enjoyed the card!