Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Happy Birthday for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge


 Hello friends.  I have a new birthday card to share today.  I had stamped and die cut several of these Technique Tuesday Royal Jasmine flowers and I laid the yellow one on some of the ombre paper from the recent SU Sale-a-Bration that I was using for another card and it looked so pretty against the Bermuda Bay Ombre paper that I decided to use it for a card. 
 

 I remembered seeing this sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and went to work.

 

I cut a panel of the Bermuda Bay ombre paper and then cut a 1/2" strip from the darkest shade at top.  I embossed the top half with SU Tasteful Texture EF to give it distinction from the bottom half, and then added the strip across the middle as in the sketch.  The sentiment is from SU Good Morning Magnolia and is die cut with a circle die and mounted on a black scallop circle.  I added this with foam tape and them mounted the whole panel on a thin black mat.  I added the flower with foam tape also. 

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Pink Happy Birthday

 Hello friends.  I have a birthday card for a very good friend that I am sharing today.  I love how the card turned out and I know she will too.


For the flowers and leaves I used Altenew Fabulous Florets stamps & dies.  It is a layered stamp set so I stamped the flowers in Blushing Bride and Flirty Flamingo.  I stamped the Blushing Bride off once for the base of the lighter flower and full strength on the darker flower.  I colored the leaves with alcohol markers.  The scallop mat is cut with Sunny Studio Lattice Frame (outside die only).  I then embossed it with SU Tufted EF after I stamped the sentiment from SU Happy Thoughts.  I matted it with a layer of Flirty Flamingo and then added it to the card base.  The flowers are mounted with foam tape and the leaves are just glued under the edges.  I added some older SU Candi Dots in pink.

I will link to the Color Hues Challenge - Pink and Green  (although I did add a little yellow for the flower centers.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day.
 
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Anniversary Card for The Paper Players

 Hello friends.  I have an anniversary card for some good friends to share today.

I used this pretty flower from Altenew Nature Blossoms and stamped it in SU Bashful Blue and Marina Mist inks (both retired).  I colored the flower center and leaves with markers and then mounted them with foam tape on a Lattice Frame die cut  by Sunny Studio. This was mounted over a Bashful Blue panel and then to a Marina Mist card base.  The sentiment is from SU Many Mates, die cut with SU Layered Ovals dies and mounted with foam tape.  I added some clear rhinestones for a little bling.  I punched the corners of the white inside layer with a decorative corner punch to fancy it up a little.

 The challenge over at the Paper Players is Springtime Flowers so I am linking my card up there.
 
 
I will also link to The Flower Challenge - Pretty Pastels since I used pastel blues.

 
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I appreciate your comments.  Have a wonderful day.
 
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Seize the Birthday - Squares

 Hello friends and happy Thursday.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time I am the host and have chosen squares as our "Toppings" option.  You can make a square card or use squares on your card, or if you prefer, you can just make a regular birthday card, your choice.
  
I die cut 4 small MFT Stitched Squares from white and matted them with black. I stamped these cute cupcakes from MFT All The Cupcakes and colored them with alcohol markers.
I did stamp an extra cherry, fussy cut it, and placed it on top of the green icing cupcake.  I then fussy cut them and mounted with foam tape on the white squares.  I glued all the squares to a piece of pattern paper from my stash and then stamped the sentiment from a retired stamp set. This panel was matted with a thin black mat and then adhered to the white card base.
 
Now check out all the great cards by our party guest and the team over at Seize the Birthday and join in our fun challenge. 

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

An Easter Card for As You See It Challenge

 Hello Friends.  I have an Easter card to share today. 

I used a retired SU Hold on to Hope stamps & dies for the cross and leafy vines.  I stamped the sunburst from Kinda Eclectic in So Saffron and mounted the layered cross (white and gold) over it.  I stamped the vines in Pear Pizzazz, die cut them and mounted them with foam tape.  The cross and sentiment are also mounted with foam tape.  I created the sentiment on my computer and die cut it with a small Stitched Rectangle Die.  The cross and mats are cut with gold foil card.

I will link to the As You See It Challenge - Easter theme.
you still have time to play challenge 246 
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day and a Blessed and Happy Easter.
 
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, March 29, 2021

A Birthday Card

 Hello Friends.  I have a birthday card for a friend that I am sharing today.  I used some old and new dies from Stampin Up.

I love these new Pierced Blooms dies and have used them on quite a few cards.  I cut the flowers from Rococo Rose, the flower centers from white and the leaves from Pear Pizzazz.  I used Ornate Layers die for the lacy white panel with the sentiment (from a retired set).  The pattern paper is from Paper Blooms (Sale-a-Bration) and matted with a thin black mat.  I mounted the white panel and flowers with foam tape and then glued the whole panel to my white card base.  I added clear rhinestones to the flower centers for a touch of bling.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Two Cards to Share

 Hello friends.  I have two cards to share with you today.  I made the first one for The Flower Challenge - Shades of Purple.

 

I used my new Altenew Sweet Flowers set to stamp and die cut the image.  I colored the flowers with SU Highland Heather Blends and the stems with Old Olive Blends.  I used dark Highland Heather and flicked it against the lid to get the speckles on the white panel.  I mounted the flowers with foam tape.  The sentiment is from SU Magnolia Blooms stamped in Highland Heather and die cut with a stitched oval.  I mounted this with foam tape also.
 
I really like this stamp set and like coloring it so I made another card with it and cut the flowers apart after coloring them. I used the largest Stitched with Whimsey die to emboss the front of the pink card base (the die doesn't cut, it just embosses).  The sentiment is from Good Morning Magnolia set stamped on a die cut from the Floating & Fluttering Butterfly set.  I mounted the flowers and sentiment with foam tape.
I made both cards to share at The Twofer Card Challenge - Your Choice ( of course my choice was flowers).

 
And since this is my first time using this set I will link to the NBUS challenge #24.
 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I appreciate your visit and if you take time to leave a comment, thank you.  Have a wonderful day.
 
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Seize the Birthday - Sketch

 Hello friends and happy Thursday.  Our "topping" option for Seize the Birthday this time is a sketch chosen by Glenda. 

 


For my card I die cut a Just Jade panel with Ornate Layers die and then pounced some White Frost Shimmer paint over it for a  little added texture.  It is so pretty and shimmery in person. The small white panel is also cut with a die from the same set.  The sentiment is in a little different spot but still goes with the sketch, it is from SU Magnolia Blooms.  The flower is from SU A Touch of Ink colored with Flirty Flamingo and Just Jade Blends.  I mounted the sentiment panel with foam tape and glued the flower to it, adding a little foam tape to the top to keep it even.

Be sure to check out all the designer's take on the sketch over at Seize the Birthday and join us in this fun challenge.  Hope to see you in our gallery.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn


Thursday, March 11, 2021

Anniversary card for The Paper Players

 Hello friends.  Today I am sharing an anniversary card for a couple at church.. I was inspired by the colors and flowers in The Paper Players Spring inspiration photo.

I used dies from SU Pierced Blooms to cut the pretty flowers and leaves in different spring colors. The sentiment panel and pretty bow die cuts are also from the same set.  The sentiment from SU Many Mates is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and mounted with foam tape.  The flowers are also mounted with foam tape and the leaves glued under the edges.  I added a clear rhinestone to the center of the pretty bow.  The white panel is embossed with SU Pinewood Planks EF and matted with a Balmy Blue mat.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn



Thursday, March 4, 2021

3 Shades of Green for STB

 Hello friends.  We have a new challenge for you at Seize the Birthday and for the "Toppings Option" this time Vicki would like us to use 3 shades of green on our card.

 

I used SU Soft Sea Foam (pattern paper and center of flowers), Pear Pizzazz (leaves), and Shaded Spruce ink to stamp the sentiment from Fancy Phrases.  The sentiment is stamped on a Stitched Nested Label Die and mounted with foam tape. I added a strip of Soft Sea Foam cardstock down the center where the two pattern papers meet.  The flowers and leaves are die cut with SU Pierced Blooms dies.  I added a clear rhinestone to the centers of the flowers and mounted them with foam tape..

 Hop on over to Seize the Birthday and check out all the fun green cards my teammates and our party guest have created for you and join in our fun challenge.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn