Get Well/Encouragement

Paper Smooches-March Release Projects-Whale Done!

Hi Everyone!

I'm back today with some more cards for my current Guest Design spot over at Paper Smooches

My first card features the new stamp set and coordinating dies from Huge Hugs along with a sentiment from Huge Hugs 2.  For the water, I masked off a simple stripe and blended some Memento Luxe Bahama Blue ink.  I finished it off with some stars from the Stars die set.

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For my next card, I used the Cat Dog Card Dies set to create this cute little leopard.  

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 The spots are actually an overlay from this We R Memory Keepers pad called Clearly Posh.  The pad contains these acetate sheets with different prints on them.

 
 
You could use any type of patterned paper though, or even a background stamp.  Tiger stripes would be cute too!
 
 
To make the base, I lined up the cat ears die to the very top of a folded 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 notecard I cut from kraft cardstock.  You want to make sure you don't go over, or you might cut off part of the ears.
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I then cut a piece of  the acetate leopard spot paper 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" using the same die only with a single layer just to cover the front of the card.
 
To adhere it to the card base, I strategically placed medium sized glue dots behind a few of the spots to hide the adhesive.
 
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The cute little eyes, nose, mouth and whiskers completed the look.  To make the whiskers look more realistic, I used vellum.  Stick It adhesive helped to adhere them easily.
 
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Thanks for joining me today.  You can head over to the Paper Smooches blog for even more inspiration.
 
Have a great day!
 
 
 
 

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Let Your Dreams Take Flight

Hi Everyone!

I'm joining in the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge for this week.  The challenge was to use colored pencils on our cards either on kraft or dark cardstock.  I was looking forward to using the colored pencils I've had for so long, but never tried LOL!  I chose to use a Smokey Shadow backdrop along with the stamp sets, Life is Beautiful and Happy Trails

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 The color really does look more vibrant on the darker paper and I really like how it turned out.  I will definitely be pulling out my pencils again to experiment.  

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 Thanks for joining me!

 

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Sending Good Vibes

Hi Everyone!

Today,  I have a card I am entering in a few challenges.  For those of you wishing for winter to be over, this may be one for you!  I used the current Color Throwdown Challenge colors as my inspiration.  I am also participating in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge as well as the current CASology Challenge.

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I took a pink, mint and aqua ink from My Favorite Things along with my Jumbo Sponge Dauber and blended the colors for my background onto a card panel.   I've had this Coastal stamp set from Inkadinkado and have never used it.  I love the retro style!

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For the images, I had the best luck using this Hero Arts Black Dye Ink.  It gave a smooth stamp image with no splotchiness.  My Misti was a huge help too!

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I needed a small word to go with the "good vibes" sentiment, so I just cut apart one of the words  from my Simon Says Stamp Prayers stamp set to get the little "sending".

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Thanks for joining me today.  Have a great weekend!

 

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Papertrey January Blog Hop Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Today, I have a card for the Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop Challenge.  Our challenge was to use a black background with florals.

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I mixed a few different stamp sets for this one including one from the Make It Market Mini Kit: Garden Guild for the flowers.  Lots of colored embossing powder helped to add texture as well as make the flowers pop against the black background.  I also added an acrylic heart from my stash for some dimension.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

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Encouragement Card

Hi Everyone! This week, I'm playing along with the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #311. rainbows use this.JPG

I used 4 different colors from the Watercolor Wash Brights 6x6 paper pad to die cut the hearts.  The sentiment is from Cheerful Sayings.  The front panel was backed on a notecard made from Sno Cone Cardstock. Thanks for joining me!

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