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CutCardstock Design Team Project: Thanks Darling!

A few days ago, I featured this project up on the CutCardstock blog.  They have some really great glitter paper options, so I was excited to use them for this card.

I love sparkle! It shows up a lot in my projects and for this card, I had some fun with some some new supplies and shimmery glitter paper from the CutCardstock store.   I used some POW! Silver Glitter paper along with a bit of POW! Black Glitter paper for this sweet thank you card. 

I wanted to keep some softness to the front, so instead of using colored cardstock for the front of my white notecard, I blended 2 colors of aqua ink along the edges.  I actually made the card from some Cougar White Super Smooth cardstock in 100# weight that I just purchased.  This is perfect for creating your own notecards and die cuts since it's a thicker weight.  It holds up to ink blending really well too.  I also got some 130# weight which I can't wait to try for my tags

 

I heat embossed the bold sentiment onto a white panel using Versamark Onyx Black ink along with some clear embossing powder.

Before adding the rest of my embellishments, I adhered the panel onto some of the POW! Black Glitter paper.  I love how it just gives a little bit of shimmer and gives some grounding to the card panel.

Who wouldn't want to twirl in a glitter skirt?

 

 

There is a huge variety of glitter paper and cardstock in the CutCardstock store, so be sure to head over there to see all the options.  Thanks for joining me and have a great day!

 

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Freshly Made Sketches Challenge

Hi Everyone!

I'm joining in this week's Freshly Made Sketches Challenge with a bright and graphic card.  

I was in the mood to use green so I broke out my Kaleidacolor Ink Pad in Fresh Greens.  

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I masked off a rectangle and blended the second lightest green over the area.

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I stamped another smaller rectangular panel of white cardstock using Versafine ink and flowers from Winnie and Walter's In Bloom-Eva's Favorite Flowers.

After heat embossing it with white embossing powder, I blended the 3rd lightest green over the top.
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Using a damp paper towel, I wiped off the excess ink from the embossed images.
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I love the graphic look of the crisp blended rectangles against the bright white card!
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Thanks for joining me.  The challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches is going on till Feb. 5th so there's plenty of time to enter.  All supplies are linked below.

 

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 Tsukineko 5-Color Kaleidacolor Dye Inkpad, Fresh GreensKaleidacolor Fresh Greens

Papertrey Ink Stamper's Select White Cardstock

 


Kat Scrappiness November Mood Board Challenge

Hi Everyone!

I'm back with a card using inspiration from the current challenge going on over at the Kat Scrappiness blog.  If you haven't joined in, you have until November 30th to upload your creation.  A $25 gift card to the Kat Scrappiness shop is up for grabs for the winner.  Just use the color palette featured in the mood board along with at least one Kat Scrappiness product and you have a chance to win!

Here's the inspiration for this month:

My eye immediately went to that shiny teal pumpkin on the left part of the board along with the items featured in the top left square.  I knew I wanted to use foil on my project.  I purchased a bunch of these Foilables Toner Sheets from Kat Scrappiness awhile back and am in love with using foil again.  I happened to find a background of what I think looks like a kind of modern plaid in the pack, so I used that as my starting point. Here's what I came up with: 

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Creating layers using the mood board colors offers the same feeling of a plaid pattern that overlaps.  For the sentiment panels, I used the Kat Scrappiness Cross-Stitched Rectangles to add a "cozy" look that I think the mood board conveys.  Finally, the wooden dots from My Mind's Eye mimic the kind of buttons I feel like you would see on a plaid coat or jacket.  

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"Modern Country"?  "Homespun Disco"?  I'm trying to think of what to call this card, LOL! 

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Thanks so much for joining me today.  I have all the products I used  listed below.  Be sure to head over the the Kat Scrappiness blog to join in the fun--have a great day!

 

Supplies: 

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Pattern Paper Pack 1 - FOILables - Toner Graphics by Creative Vision StampsFoilables PatternPaper Pack 1Thanks 4"x4" Stamp Set by MudraMudra Stamp Set-ThanksVersaFine Onyx Black Pigment Ink PadVersafine Onyx ink

Cross Stitched Rectangle Dies by Kat ScrappinessKat Scrappiness Cross-Stitched rectanglesTim Holtz Tonic Stamp PlatformTim Holtz Tonic stamp platform

 

  

 

Neenah Desert Storm cardstock

Papertrey Ink: Stamper's Select White, Blueberry Sky, Harvest Gold


Easy Watercoloring

Hi Everyone,

Papertrey Ink is having their Create Along With Us Release Week Challenge going on right now.  This is where you can choose a card or technique that has inspired you from one of the design team members and make your own version.   I saw a simple watercoloring technique from Nichole , that is so pretty, I wanted to give it a try.   She heat embossed a flower with white onto colored cardstock and then added some quick shading with  with Zig brush markers and water.  You get the look of a lot of dimension using just a couple of colors with the colored cardstock as a backdrop.  Here is her card.  

Floral Thank You Card

Here is my recreation:

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This was so simple!  All I did was take a piece of Winter Wisteria cardstock and heat emboss the Violet from Year of Flowers: Violets with white embossing powder.   I added a wash of water over the image and used my Zig brush marker in Violet to add shadowing to the edges and blended with a little more water.  I adhered the panel to a white notecard and trimmed it at an angle.  Then, I added a sentiment I heat embossed with Versafine Onyx ink and clear embossing powder onto some vellum and that's it.  A very easy technique with watercolor that's almost foolproof!

 

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Graphic Black and White Card-Just a Note

Hi Everyone!

I have a card today that features a clean and simple, graphic style.  I am entering it in two challenges. The first is Cards in Envy where the challenge was to use only black and white on your project (a small amount of color is ok).  The second challenge is CAS on a Sunday, where the theme was just using a sentiment on your card.  I have a new stamp from Mama Elephant I had been wanting to use, so I thought this would be the perfect project.

 

I first masked an inked rectangle onto a white notecard using Merman ink from Lawn Fawn--The names of their inks are so great!  On top of that, I adhered a die cut rectangle from Nestabilities Wonky Rectangles cut from My Favorite Things 6x6 pad--Dots and Stripes-Neutral.  On top of that, I added another rectangle with my sentiment heat embossed with white powder.  Some white enamel dots added a little interest--you could also try white paint splotches--I'm not brave enough yet :).  Clean and simple--my favorite!

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Later in the week, I will feature another card featuring black and white as the main component.  This look really packs a punch and would be great to make in multiples.

Thanks so much for joining me today!

 

 

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Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Today, I have a card for the Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop Challenge.  The inspiration photo had so many rich colors and floral images--this was a fun one!

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I used a card base made from Dark Indigo cardstock and adhered a white circle from the Shaker Shapes Circle die to the middle.  This was stamped with a sentiment from Signature Greetings.  I layered various flowers from Bitty Bouquets and Bloomin' Cute around the sentiment.    

I placed a circle frame from the Shaker Shapes Circle Die cut from Soft Stone cardstock over the top of the white circle.  This was adhered with foam to give it a raised look.  The edge of the circle is lined with more die cuts from Bloomin' Cute.  I tried to stay with the color scheme of the floral photo.

 

A QUICK TIMESAVER:

To make things go faster with all the die cutting, I stamped all my images and  put as many dies on one sheet of cardstock as I could.

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I use an extended cutting pad for my Sizzix machine so I have more surface area to run everything through at once.


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Retro Thanks

Hi Everyone!

I'm really excited to share a card I have for the NBUS challenge #10.  I love the idea of getting out your "Never-Before- Used -Schtuff" and actually USING it :).   For this challenge, I decided to break out my never been used Mod Fun Shapes stamp set from Inkadinkado and get to work.  Darnell had suggested using a bubble theme, so I thought the circles stamp would fit nicely.  

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60s meets 80s with these great Neon Ink Pads from Tsukineko.  

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And here's my card......

 

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I am also entering this card in the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #207.  

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

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Inkadinkado Stamping Gear 4"X4"-Mod Fun Shapes

 


Glamorous Gold!

Hi Everyone,

Today I have a card for the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge.  The challenge was to incorporate gold into our card.  I love gold and aqua together so I went all out with my gold!

   

 

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 First, I embossed the gold flowers from the Wonderful Words stamp set onto an aqua card panel.  Then, I embossed the sentiment onto a vellum strip  backed with white card stock and adhered it to the panel with foam tape.  A gold bow and hearts completed the panel and everything was added to a white notecard.  Just a note on the gold embossing powder-I have a hard time finding one that works for me.  They're either too "bronze" looking or too metallic for my taste.  I really like this one from WOW though.  It's called "Gold Pearl" and it has a softer gold finish.  So if you have a hard time with your gold, this might be one to check out.

 

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Thanks for stopping by!

 

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