Saturday, October 20, 2018

CAS Watercolour - Green, Orange and Brown

CAS Watercolur is celebrating their 2nd birthday and this month's challenge is to use orange, green, and brown.


I made this card for the CAS Watercolour challenge.  I stamped the image from Simon Says Stamp Mandy's Flowers on watercolor paper and colored it with my waterbrush and Distress Oxide Inks- Gathered Twigs, Frayed Burlap, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn and Spiced Marmalade.  I cut it with the matching die and mounted it with foam tape on a panel that is embossed with SU Subtle EF.  I then mounted that panel with foam tape to the card base.  I added a lt green enamel dot to the center of the flower.  The sentiment is from a TPC Birthday set stamped in Gathered Twigs DOI.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, October 15, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Good Morning friends.  I am sharing a tag I made for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything But a Card.

All supplies are from My Favorite Things except the ribbon and jute twine.  I love their new Filled With Joy stamps and matching dies, which is what I used for the letters and snowman.  I masked the sentiment and only stamped part of it on a banner die cut form Blueprints 16.  I mounted the sentiment and letters with foam tape.  The pattern paper is from MFT Hearts & Stripes 6x6 pad.  The tag is cut from MFT Biscotti CS with MFT Stitched Tag die.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes

Hello Friends.  It is Thursday and time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday.  This time it is anything goes for a birthday - no toppings.
For the white panel I used QuicKutz Polka Dots EF.  I added a Spellbinders scalloped circle in SU Marina Mist and a white dotted lt. blue circle from paper in my stash.  I mounted the circle panel with foam tape. The sentiment is a Verve stamp and the flowers are MFT Upsy Daisy dies cut from SU So Saffron CS.  The leaves are made from SU Pear Pizzazz CS with a Stampin' Up punch and MFT Leafy Flourish die, which I cut apart and used parts of it.  I added white enamel dots to the flower centers.

Be sure to check out what our party guest, Marianne, and the designers have created for you over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope to see you in our gallery.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Happy Birthday for PTI Make It Monday

I made his card for a friend at church using the challenge at PTI Make It Monday #339 - Patterned Frames.
I made my patterned framed by diecutting Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Rounded Rectangle, sponged Tattered Rose Distress Oxide ink on it and then stamped it with PTI Grid Cover Up.  I then die cut a smaller rectangle from the center to make the frame.  I mounted the frame with foam tape onto the Medium Scallop Stacker die cut which is stamped with a sentiment from PTI Sentiment Staples: Birthday Mini Stamp set.  I stamped the images from PTI February Corner Adorner set in SU Flirty Flamingo and Wild Wasabi inks.  I fussy cut them and mounted them to the opposite corners of the frame.  All this is mounted on an MFT Summer Splash card base.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Friday, October 5, 2018

Happy Anniversary for The Flower Challenge

Hello friends.  I am sharing an anniversary card I made for a couple at church and am linking it up at The Flower Challenge - Add Sparkle.

The flowers are from Gina K. Designs Whimsical Wildflowers bundle.  I stamped them in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored with Copics and die cut them with the matching die.  I added colored rhinestones to the flower centers and Wink of Stella for sparkle, then mounted them with foam tape.  The sparkle shows up in the photo below.

 The white panel is cut with Poppystamps Tulisa Collage die and is mounted to a SU Smokey Slate card base.  The sentiment is a stamp from Hobby Lobby and is mounted with foam tape also.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

CAS Mix Up - Metal

Good morning friends.  I made a card for the CAS Mix Up October challenge - Metal.  I had to give this faux metal technique a try.

I am getting better at CAS cards. :)  and enjoy playing in the CAS challenges.  I am using metal, stamping and die cuts.  I die cut the Simon Says Stamp Circle Leaves 3 times, layered it and embossed it 5 times in gold embossing powder to give it a metal look - I hope it does.  I had embossed the circle around the leaves, but didn't like it so I clipped the cleaves out of the circle and them made a frame with two circle dies and placed the leaves in it.  I mounted the frame with foam tape to match the dimension of the leaves. I added the watercolor background to make them shine and also added some gold spots to it.  The scallop panel is die cut with MFT Blueprints 27 die.  The sentiment is from Neat & Tangled Floral Frame set.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Just Us Girls - Stripes

I made two cards and am sharing the one with stripes over at the Just Us Girls Challenge - Stripes.


I made these cards for two sweet boys at church.  They are best friends and their birthdays are on the same day. They love going fishing with their dads.  I colored the hair blonde on one and dark on one so it would favor the boys.  They loved the cards, and so did their moms. :)
The image is Fishing Friends Kiddo by Stampendous (it is an older stamp from 2013).  I stamped him with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.  I also added clouds in the background with Bashful Blue ink and MFT Mini Cloud Border Stencil.  I then die cut with MFT Stitched Rectangle die, added a black mat and mounted it with foam tape.  The blue stripe paper is from my stash and the blue plaid paper is from Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Chill 6x6 pad. They were perfect for the colors I used in the images.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn