Thursday, September 20, 2018

CAS Mix Up September Challenge

This is my second post today as I made a card for the CAS Mix Up September Challenge - Ink your stamp with markers.

Die cutting is my choice so I die cut the Reverse Confetti Stitched Square die and then stamped the image from SU Serene Silhouettes after coloring it with SU Chocolate Chip and Real Red markers.  I had a little boo-boo on the bottom two red birds as I got brown on them but it still looks o.k, in my opinion. :)
I placed the die cut back in the die and sponged some Bashful Blue ink around the edges and then matted it with a thin mat of Chocolate CS.  I mounted this on my card base with foam tape and then stamped the sentiment, which is an older SU stamp.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Just Us Girls Color Week

Hello friends and happy Thursday.  I have a card to share that I made for the Just Us Girls Color Week challenge.
I used SU Tranquil Tulips (retired) stamped in Grapefruit Grove ink.  The bottom layer is stamped off once for a lighter effect and the top layer is stamped full strength.  The stamens are stamped in Smokey Slate ink.  I fussy cut them and mounted them with foam tape.  I chose green as "my choice" and stamped the stems and leaves in Pear Pizzazz on a die cut by Papertrey Ink.  The Concord &9th Plaid Background is stamped in Smokey Slate ink.  I didn't add a sentiment so it can be used for any occasion. 

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, September 17, 2018

Wedding Card - Congratulations

Hello friends.  This is the second wedding card requested by my friend for her granddaughter's wedding.  She had two granddaughters getting married within two weeks of each other. I did this one like their invitation also, with the flower border on top and bottom with the names and date in the middle.  I blurred out the names which I created on the computer.
The flowers are stamped with Simon Says Stamp Beautiful flowers and colored with Copics to match the flowers on the invitation.  I am pleased with the final result and I think she will be also.

I am linking this up at the Flower Challenge - Anything goes.  You know I love making floral cards.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look.  I appreciate it when you leave comments.
Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Just Us Girls - Hand Drawn Elements

Hello Friends.  This is my second post today as I made a card for the Just Us Girls Challenge - Hand Drawn Elements.   They allowed stamped outline images that look hand drawn so I searched through my stamps and found this set.
http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/
I die cut an oval mat for a mask and then stamped this small flower from a really old SU set called Delight in Life all around the mask.  They have the hand drawn look.  I colored them with some pastel markers.  I also drew around the oval mat with my Zig pen.   The sentiment is Rubber Stampede Elegant Thinking of You.  I mounted this panel to a pastel pink card base as it will be going to a lady friend that needs some encouraging.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn 

Seize the Birthday - Die Cuts or Punches

Hello Friends and happy Thursday.  Our challenge at Seize the Birthday this week has the "Toppings" option of using die cuts or punches on your birthday project. Of course it is always anything goes - your choice.
I needed a masculine card for a friend at church so I used this Recollections die set with SU Tranquil Tide CS for the banner and leaves, and Smokey Slate for the mat.  I die cut the deer head from black and used black mats also.  The background panel is stamped in Smokey Slate ink with the MFT Wood Plank Background.   I stamped off once before stamping the white panel for a lighter look.  The center panel is mounted with foam tape.  The sentiment from Simon Says Stamp It's Your Birthday set.  I curved the stamp a little on the block before stamping in Versamark ink and embossing with white embossing powder.  The banner is an MFT die.

Be sure to check out all the designer's cards over at Seize the Birthday.  I am sure you will be inspired by all the creativity.  Hope to see you in our gallery.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Another One for The Flower Challenge #24

Hello friends.  I am sharing a birthday card I made for a friend and the second one I am linking up at The Flower Challenge - Anything Goes.  I love making cards with flowers, my favorite kind to make.

I love this floral image from SU Blended Seasons set.  I only wish they would have had a die to cut the flowers out in the die set, so I didn't get the die set.  I colored them with Copics and fussy cut them out.  I stamped the sentiment from SU Painted Glass on an angle to follow the angle of the flowers.  I used a negative die cut piece to trace the white panel and fussy cut it.  I inked around the edges with Blushing Bride ink to make it stand out a little and mounted it with foam tape.  I glued the flower image to the sentiment panel and added foam tape around the parts that stuck out.  The background paper is from Papertrey Ink and has a small black mat since the sentiment is stamped in black.  I added Wink of Stella to the flower centers and the buds but it doesn't show up in the photo.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Hello for The Flower Challenge #24

I made this card to send to a friend.  I am entering it at The Flower Challenge - Anything Goes.
I used Papertrey Ink February Corner Adorner stamp and die set stamped with SU Real Red and Pear Pizzazz inks.  The yellow centers were colored with a Copic. They are mounted with foam tape.   I used Taylored Expressions Weathered EF for the background and a die from MFT Blueprints 20 for the red scallop mat.  I die cut the hello two times from SU Pear Pizzazz CS with the Poppystamps Little Luxe Hello die and layered it for dimension.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn