Thursday, August 16, 2018

Seize the Birthday - No "Topping"

Hello Friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time it is "Anything Goes" as long as it is birthday.

For my card I used this pretty Spellbinders Chantilly Paper Lace die (Tallulah Frill Layering Frame Small).  There are 3 pieces to the die set, but I just used the largest die.  It makes such an elegant looking die cut.  The flowers and leaves are from Avery Elle Floral Bouqet stamp set.  I fussy cut the flowers and leaves after coloring them with Copics.  The flowers are mounted with foam tape.  The sentiment is a Verve stamp.  I added 3 small yellow enamel dots under the sentiment.

Don't forget to check out all the fabulous cards by the design team over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will join us for this fun challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Flower Challenge #23 "One Layer Card"

Hello friends.  I am sharing a card I made for a friend at church using The Flower Challenge #23 "One Layer Card challenge.

For my card I stamped the flowers from SU Blended Seasons on Bristol Smooth card in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored it with my Copics. I also stamped a mask and fussy cut it so I could ink around the flowers.  My original intention was just to ink around the flowers but then I just inked the whole front of the card with Broken China Distress Oxide Ink, gave it a quick dry with my heat gun, and then sprinkled some water on it.  I like that look.  I then stamped the sentiment from Verve Poppy Birthday in Tuxedo Black ink to finish my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I appreciate it when you take the time to leave me a comment.
I hope you have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Hello for Just Us Girls - Fast Watercolors

Hello friends.  I am sharing a card I made for JUGS #453 - Fast Watercolors.
I watched Jennifer McGuire's YouTube video linked to at JUGS and then tried it for my card.  Mine is not as good as Jennifer's or the JUGS designers, but it is a fun technique to try.  I will have to try it again.
For my card I stamped flowers and leaves from Altenew Perfectly Perfect on watercolor paper and embossed them with clear embossing powder.  I smeared Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide ink on part of the flower and Twisted Citron on the leaves and then sprayed lots of water on them.  I set them aside to dry and assembled my base card with a black mat and orange dotted paper from a Recollections pad, it matched the flower pretty close.  The white circle is die cut with PTI Shape Shifters - Circle 1 die.  I laid it upside down, replaced all the cut out pieces and covered it with foam tape to mount it to my card base.  After the flower was dry, I die cut them with the matching dies and mounted with foam tape.  The leaves are just glued down under the edge of the flower.  I die cut the Tutti Designs Hello die 3 times and layered them together for dimension.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Just Us Girls #452 - Beach

I just finished my beach card in time for the Just Us Girls Word Week challenge - Beach

I used this cute MFT Penguins in Paradise stamp set.  I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with Promarkers, then fussy cut them, even though I have the matching dies.  I didn't want the white edges to show.  They are mounted with foam tape.  The sentiment is from the same set.  I sponged the clouds using MFT Mini Cloud Edges Stencil and then sponged the water with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink.  I added the waves with my white gel pen.  The beach is a piece of SU Sahara Sand.  I inked the edges and also added ink around the palm tree and penguin for shadows.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look.  I hope you have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Friday, August 3, 2018

Another Anniversary Card

Hello Friends.  I am sharing another anniversary card for a couple at church.  I have one more to make and I will have all August anniversaries done. 
I used my new Altenew Creative Edges: Lace Die for the borders on the pink card and the flower is Clearly Besotted Perfect Peonies Stamp and die set.  I colored it with Copics and then die cut it.  It is mounted with foam tape.  The sentiment is a Stampabilities stamp from Hobby Lobby.  This was a fairly quick card and I think it turned out so pretty with that lace border die.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn


Thursday, August 2, 2018

Seize the Birthday - Water

Hello friends and welcome to another Seize the Birthday challenge.  This time our "Toppings" option is to use a water theme.  Remember it is an option and the only requirement is that it has to be a birthday project.
For my card I used MFT Splendid Swans stamps and dies.  I colored them with copics and then die cut them.  I added them with foam tape to a panel sponged with Distress Inks for the water.  I mounted this to an MFT Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle die cut and mounted that with foam tape.  The sentiment is from MFT Pretty Poppies (discontinued).

You should pop over to Seize the Birthday and check out all the great cards by my teammates.  I hope you will join us in this fun challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Happy Anniversary

Hello Friends.  I am sharing another anniversary card I made for a couple at church.  I used two challenges to make my card.  Just Us Girls - Photo Week
I used Concord & 9th Plaid Background Stamp in SU Peekaboo Peach ink for the background and mounted it on a black MFT Blueprint 20 scallop die cut.  The heart and the flower image are from Impression Obsession Floral Heart Set.  I colored them with Promarkers and fussy cut them.  They are both mounted with foam tape.  The sentiment is from a Verve set.  I added Studio G Self-Adhesive Gems in black to the flower center and also tiny ones around the sentiment.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look.  I hope you have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping
JoAnn