Saturday, July 21, 2018

CAS Watercolor Thank You

Hello friends.  Today I am sharing a card I made for the CAS Watercolor Challenge - Splash Watercoloring.   I finally tried this technique as explained on the CAS Watercolor blog. 
 
They have a link to several video tutorials.  It is easy to do and I like the final result.
I used DI Tumbled Glass and Wilted Violet inks for the splash watercolor panel.  I played around with several ideas before settling on this Impression Obsession frame and the die cut flower stem is a die from Ali Express.  I cut it apart to fit in the frame and fill up the opening.  The frame is mounted with foam tape.  The sentiment is from a new SU Painted Glass set.  I fussy cut the flag end and mounted it with foam tape.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Seize the Birthday - Stripes

Hello friends.  Our challenge this week for Seize the Birthday is to use stripes on your card.  Remember it is our "Toppings" option and the only requirement is that it be for a birthday.
I used a Spellbinders Curved Border die for the black scallop border mat.  The stripe paper is from my stash of paper. :)  The flower is made with dies I borrowed from a friend and the leaves are cut with Sizzix Branch w/Leaves die.  The sentiment is from a Papertrey Ink stamp set.

Now check out all the great cards by my teammates over at Seize the Birthday, and also our "Surprise Party Guest" Trina Pham.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, July 16, 2018

JUGS Watercolor Background

Hello friends and welcome to my blog.  I have a card I made for a friend using this week's JUGS Watercolor Background challenge.
I had these Altenew Painted Flowers already stamped and cut from a previous card so I did a watercolor background using similar colors from my Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors and I like how it turned out.  I also sprayed the background with Hero Arts White Iridescent Shimmer Spray but it doesn't show up much in the photo. I think it looks great with the flower colors.  I used MFT Split Chevron Cover Up plate (discontinued) to put over the background and then added the sentiment panel and flowers with foam tape. The sentiment is an older SU stamp that I have used quite a bit.  I love the font in it.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Thinking of You

My sister requested I make her some cards so I am sharing one that I made for her.
I used an older sentiment stamp from SU and then used the same die to cut it from the PTI Mix & Match Scallops Die.  I mounted the scallop die with foam tape on a shimmery pink panel die cut with MFT Blueprints 20 die (discontinued).  The flower and leaves are from SU Peaceful Petals (retired), colored with Copics and fussy cut.  I mounted the flower with foam tape and glued the petals onto the die cut.  I really liked the way it turned out.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

CAS Christmas

I made a card for the challenge at CAS Christmas - Poinsettia.  I am glad I found this challenge.  This is my first time playing and hope to do it more often as I love making Christmas cards all year long.
I am learning to do the CAS style as I am used to using layers and embellishments. :)
I used the Poppystamps Blooming Poinsettia die along with MFT Pink Lemonade and SU Mint Macaron cs.  I used 2 layers of the largest flower and 1 of the other 2 layers.  I love the way this die leaves the vein impression on the petals although it doesn't show up that well in the photo.  I embossed the sentiment from a Hero Arts Christmas set in gold to match the gold glitter gemstone in the poinsettia.  The white panel is embossed with the SU Filigree Frame EF.  I used the debossed side.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, July 9, 2018

Friends are Special

Hello friends.  I am sharing two cards I made for two special friends.  I wanted them to know how much I appreciate their friendship and made them in their favorite colors.
I was looking through my stamps and spotted this verse on MFT Words Of Inspiration and it was perfect for my cards.  
The flowers are from SU Garden in Bloom and the leaves are from Peaceful Petals (both retired)  I stamped the flowers twice in each color, fussy cut them, and shaped the petals, then layered them and added a glitter gemstone to the centers.  The flower is a shaded stamp so it makes the flower look two-tone, love it.  The papers are from my stash.
 The pretty lattice is from an older  Sizzix die - Rachel Bright, from Hobby Lobby.  I die cut the frame 3 times and layered it for dimension.  The white cut out panel is glued directly to the card base after stamping the sentiment. 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I really appreciate it when you take time to visit and leave a comment.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Thank You for Color Throwdown #500 and MFT #392

Hello friends.  I am sharing a card I made for our Pastor's wife as she has done so much getting ready for our Vacation Bible School and I wanted her to know she is appreciated.  I also have 2 other thank you cards to make.

I wanted to play along with the colors from Color Throwdown #500 challenge 
and used the sketch from MFT Sketch Challenge #392.

I tried several things before coming up with my final card and am pleased with the way it turned out.  I stamped the flowers from MFT Funky Flowers with Versamark and embossed them with gold embossing powder.  I fussy cut them, mounted them with foam tape and added some navy leaves from MFT Stitched Blooms dies.  The white panel is fussy cut and the navy border is cut with 
MFT Stitched Scallop Basic Edges.  The sentiment is from MFT On The Line (discontinued).
I added the gold dotted paper from a mat pad from Hobby Lobby under the upper panel as I was inspired by the gold dotted cake layer.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn