Monday, January 21, 2019

Merry Christmas - Silver and Blue

Good Morning friends.  I have a card I made for CAS Christmas Card Challenge - Blue and Silver. I love making Christmas cards all year long and this is one of my favorite color combos.


I used the SU Detailed Poinsettia Thinlits die and die cut the bottom layer from vellum that I swiped Baha Breeze blue ink over.  The detailed layer is cut from silver foil paper.  I also added some silver leaves from the set.  The white panel was die cut with an MFT Stitched Basic Edges die and the silver mat with MFT Stitched Scallop Basic Edges die.  The sentiment is from a Hero Arts Christmas set.  I added a strip of Baha Breeze pattern paper  to match the poinsettia.  I really love how this card turned out.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Happy Birthday for Seize the Birthday

Happy Thursday friends and welcome to another Seize the Birthday Challenge.  This time we have the "Toppings" option of Stamping Only.  Remember it is only an option and the only requirement is that it be for a birthday.

For my card I chose the "Toppings" option of stamping only, although I did use a die cut opening on my main panel.  I stamped the panel in SU Smokey Slate using MFT Diagonal Stripes Background stamp.  I mounted the panel with foam tape on a Smokey Slate panel and stamped the sentiment from SU Southern Serenade in SU Basic Gray ink.  The Altenew Peony Bouquet flower was stamped in 3 shades on pink inks and the leaves from Altenew Beautiful Day were stamped in Smokey Slate and Basic Gray inks.  The flower was mounted with foam tape and the leaves were glued under the flower.

I am also linking my card to The Flower Challenge - pink and grey.

Be sure to check our all the fabulous cards by my teammates over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will be inspired to join us.  Can't wait to see your cards in our gallery.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, January 14, 2019

Happy Birthday for Granddaughter

Hello friends.  I am sharing the card I made for my granddaughter who has a birthday today.
For my card I used Gina K Designs Stippled Flowers stamp & die set.  I colored the flowers with SU Pink Pirouette blends and the leaves with Copics.  I added Clear Wink of Stella glitter all over the flowers and then added Sticko Glitter dots in some of the scallops in the Reverse Confetti Cover Plate.  I punched a circle and stamped the sentiment from My Sentiments Exactly Inspirational Birthday set, then glued it behind the opening in the die cut.  This is mounted to the pink pattern paper and then to the card base.

 I made a matching envelope so I am linking to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Card & Matching Envelope. I stamped the envelope flap with the same flowers and leaves in pink and green inks.  I masked the flower to stamp the leaves.
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Friday, January 11, 2019

Another card for Inkspirational Challenge

I have another card for the Inkspirational Challenge.

This time I am CASEing myself with this card I made in 2016.
 My Card

I made this card for my sister's birthday.  I used Heartfelt Creations Botanical Rose stamps & dies for the flower and leaves.  I colored them with Copics, die cut them, and them layered them after shaping the petals with my stylus.  The papers are from a Recollections pad and the sentiment is from Verve Cake & Candles.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, January 10, 2019

JUGS #469 - Leftovers

Good morning friends.  I am sharing a card I made for the Just Us Girls challenge - leftovers.
I had this die cut panel (MFT Diagonal Sentiment Strip) and the poinsettias (SU Watercolor Winter-retired) left over from all my Christmas cards so I decided to use them for this challenge.  The background paper is from a Recollections Christmas pad and them sentiment is a Verve stamp.  I did stamp some leaves and die cut the with a Poppystamps Poinsettia set.  The flowers are mounted with foam tape.  

Now, I am getting an early start on my Christmas cards for this year.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Happy Birthday for Inkspirational Challenge

I chose to copy this card from Lin on Sending Hugs blog.  I love her style and she has fabulous cards on her blog.

Here is my card.
I used similar colors, different papers, different butterflies, and a different sentiment.  The butterflies are from an older Hero Arts Sizzix stamp and die set.  I colored them with Promarkers and then die cut them.  I glued just the body down so the wings would stand out.  The sentiment is from SU Butterfly Basics.  The pattern paper is from Hobby Lobby.  I used SU Balmy Blue and Pear Pizzazz cardstock.  I added some blue glitter enamel dots. 

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Friday, January 4, 2019

CAS Mix Up - Bokeh

Hello friends.  I am sharing a card I made for the CAS Mix-Up Challenge - Bokeh.  I had never done this technique and wanted to give it a try.  I followed the links on CAS Mix-Up that showed the tutorials on doing the Bokeh technique.    
I used Bokeh, Stamping, Die-cutting and Sequins.
I used several blue inks (my favorite color) and sponged them on Tim Holtz glossy card and then used white craft ink and a circle template for the Bokeh technique.  After it dried overnight, I cut a white panel with MFT Peek-a-Boo Circle Frame die and mounted this with foam tape over the Bokeh panel.  The flower image is from Catherine Pooler Grateful Heart set.  I colored with markers and die cut it with the matching dies.  I mounted this with foam tape also. The sentiment is from My Sentiments Exactly Inspirational Birthday.  Lastly, I added some sequins for a little bling.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn