Sunday, June 17, 2018

Summers Colors and Swirly Bird

The Color Throwdown #497 has beautiful sherbet colors:
I have seen some cards that use multiple Swiry Birds die cuts in different colors, and then are recombined. 
Love this layout!  Come play along with us at Words 2 Craft By (through July 4) to show us where you feel most alive.

Pretty Sympathy Card

I am afraid I have needed WAY too many sympathy card lately.  I loved this sketch from Clean & Simple Fall to Layout:

I heat embossed the sentiment in white, and inked up the panel with Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, and Fired Brick distress oxide inks.  Topped off the die cut with SU! Antique Gold seam binding.  I love the restful colors.  

Where do you feel most alive?  Come share with us at Words 2 Craft By!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Words 2 Craft By #54 - Most Alive

This month's Words 2 Craft By challenge begs the question - "Go where you feel most alive".  For me, it is at a beach, any beach. 
Fabulous flamingos are just a bonus!  This Hero Arts layering set is stamped with Oxide Distress Ink.  Come play along with us at Words 2 Craft By and show us your happy place!!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge - Trees

I love entering the Twofer Card challenges.  They really make me stretch my creative thinking.  This round, I used the same stamp in very different ways. 

First up, the image is heat embossed in white glitter on navy pearl and paired with an elegant Merry Christmas:
CAS, but still has enough depth and texture to keep things interesting.

This is my third attempt at a spotlight card:
I have needed WAY too many sympathy cards recently.  Love how the lone tree in the center reflects how alone we feel in grief (no matter how many people are there to love and support), yet there are others nearby in love.

SU! Lovely Trees.  First sentiment from Creative Station, second from Gina Marie.  The latest Words 2 Craft By challenge runs from June 13 through July 4.  Come play along with us!!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Happy Birthday Balloons!

The Try Stampin' on Tuesday challenge this week is about colors:
I used the colors with different metallic papers:
The red and gold are mirror paper, the navy is pearl, and the white is frosted.  I used silver elastic for the balloon strings.  Check back on Wednesday fro a new Words 2 Craft By Challenge!!

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Fun Shaker Card

Try Stampin' on Tuesday June challenge is to make a shaker card. 
I die cut the two ornaments in matte metallic paper, and filled them with silver, purple, pink, and green sequins, and topped them with pink satin bows.  I started to add a sentiment, but I like the simplicity.  Such fun!!

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Tiaras and Sprinkles

CAS-ual Fridays has a birthday challenge!
I played around with some alcohol inks for the background, and layered a cool die cut on top.  The sentiment was stamped in oxide ink and heat embossed in clear.  Love making the 3.5" x 5" cards.