Sunday, June 16, 2019

Have a Roaring Good Birthday

Hello friends.  I am sharing a card requested by a friend for her granddaughter who loves zoo animals.  I used Lawn Fawn's Critters on the Savannah stamps and die set.
I stamped the animals and colored them with Copics, and then cut them out with the matching dies.  I punched a 1" circle to use as a mask for the sun while I sponged the background with blue and green inks  The grass is from the stamp set.  I cut the tree in half and mounted it on each side and them mounted the animals with foam tape.  I matted the panel with green card and then a larger brown mat to match the colors in the design.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes

Hello Friends and Happy Thursday.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this week it is "Anything Goes".
For my card I was inspired by Vicki Burdick's card here (thank you Vicki).  She makes beautiful floral cards and you know that is my favorite kind to make.  I used the SU Tufted EF for the white panel and the flowers are from Tea Together.  I added an extra yellow flower and added Wink of Stella to all the flowers.  I also added an extra leave die cut from Wonderful Floral dies (retired).  I also changed the orientation and added a birthday sentiment from Very Vintage (retired).  The wood DSP is mounted with foam tape and the final touch was to add a few rhinestones. 

Hop over to Seize the Birthday and check out all the wonderful cards by our designers.  I hope to see you in our gallery.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn


Friday, May 24, 2019

Amazing Birthday for CAS Mix Up Card Challenge

I wanted to try the baby wipe technique featured on the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge and this is what I came up with.
My choice is baby wipe, stamping and die cutting.
I used 3 baby wipes to make an ink pad with Crushed Curry, Lucky Limeade and Island Indigo inks. I tried stamping a couple of different stamps but didn't like it, so I tried the swiping technique and liked it better.  I have another background for a card and will show that later.  For this one I die cut the Memory Box Cheery Flower Collage from a white panel die cut with SU Stitched Rectangles.  I placed this over my swiped panel and added 2 rhinestones to the flower centers.  The sentiment is from SU Humming Along.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Flower Challenge - Embossing

This is my second post today, scroll down for my Seize the Birthday card.
I am linking my card to The Flower Challenge #32 - Embossing (heat or dry). I used both heat and dry on my card.
I made this card for a special friend using my new Technique Tuesday Fresh Peonies set. The flowers and sentiment are from the same set.  I stamped the flowers with Versafine Onyx Black and then embossed with clear embossing powder.   I colored the flowers with SU Calypso Coral Blends and the leaves with Old Olive Blends.  The panel is cut with a SU Stitched Rectangle die and matted with Calypso Coral card.  I mounted this panel with foam tape to a panel embossed with SU Tulip Border EF (retired).   Then it was mounted to  a Calypso Coral base.  I added Wink of Stella to the flowers to match the shine of the embossing.  You can see it better in the photo below.


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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Seize the Birthday - Presents

Hello friends.  Happy Thursday, it is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time I chose the "Toppings" option of presents.  Remember it is an option and the only requirement is that it has to be for a birthday.
I used this cute Pure Innocence image from MFT.  I stamped her with her big present, colored with Copics and then fussy cut her.  I paper pieced the ribbon on her present.  I added a cute little tag from another stamp.  I added more presents from different MFT stamps.  The yellow present is glued behind the larger present.  I then added the trio of smaller presents with foam tape.  This whole set was added with foam tape to a panel die cut with Lil' Inker Side Stitched Rectangles.  I lightly sponged the background with MFT English Brick Wall Stencil.  The pattern paper is from my stash and is cut with a die from MFT Blueprints 20.  I used colors from the paper to color the images.

I hope you check out all the great cards by the team over at Seize the Birthday, and our Guest Designer, Linda.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

CAS Christmas - Stocking

Hello Friends.  Today I am sharing a card I made for CAS Christmas - Stocking.
ETA:  My card was one of the Outstanding Design picks for May CAS Christmas.


For my card I used this cute image from Penny Black Gather Around set. Aren't those kitties cute hanging on to their stockings.
I colored the image with Promarkers and also added a background by sponging Crumb Cake ink over an MFT English Brick Wall stencil.  I added to rhinestones, colored with a gray marker, to the ends of the garland to look like it was pinned on the wall.  I then framed the image with 2 dies from SU Stitched Rectangle dies.  I added a thin red mat to pick up the red in the stockings.  The sentiment is from Pretty Pink Posh Angel Friends set.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Thank You So Very Much

Hello friends. Today I am sharing a card that was a special request by my brother who is pastor of Cowboy Fellowship Church.  He needed several special thank you cards.
I used 3 different stamp sets for my card.  The cowboy is from MFT Saddle Up & Celebrate, along with the matching dies.  The church, trees and clouds are from Lawn Fawn Happy Village stamps and matching dies.  The sentiment is from SU Butterfly Gala.  I colored the images with Copics.  The cowboy and the church are mounted with foam tape.  The trees, clouds and sentiment panel are glued on the main panel which is sponged with Distress Oxide inks and matted with brown card.  The card base is SU Crumb Cake.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn