Sunday, December 11, 2016

Circle Doodle Thanks

There's something not so bad about being stuck inside on a cold, snowy day.  No better way to spend this kind of day than by being cozy AND crafty!

I've had this SSS Circle Doodle background stamp for a while and I have been dying to use it... so today was THE day!  I started by embossing the stamp on watercolor paper with white embossing powder and then water colored the circles using distress inks with a little bit of water.  After it was dry, I cut the bottom shape with a die from the MFT Blueprints 18 set.  On a sheet of Limelight cardstock, I dry embossed the circle doodles leaving a watermark look to coordinate with the bottom of the panel and then rounded two of the opposite corners to soften it a little.

For the sentiment, I used a die from Impression Obsession.  I cut the "thanks" two times.  Once in blue and once in white.  I offset them on each other to create a bit of a shadow.  Just a blue "thanks" looked too strong and a white "thanks" looked a bit lost, but together, they worked!

And for the finishing touch... sequins, of course!

Supplies Used:
Circle Doodle background stamp - Simon Says Stamp
Thanks - Impression Obsession
Distress Inks:  Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Twisted Citron
Blueprints 18 - My Favorite Things
Sequins - Pretty Pink Posh & Doodlebug
Limelight paper - My Favorite Things
Tim Holtz Watercolor paper
Neenah Solar White 110 lb.
Hero Arts white embossing powder

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Color Throwdown #422

Hello everyone!  Welcome back!

Here is the inspiration piece for this week's Color Throwdown #422.  I love, love, love these bright colors!!!

...and here is my card:

I dusted off one of my all-time favorite stamp sets by Papertrey Ink called Dot Spot for this challenge.  This set just screams FUN to me!  I created the background using 3 different sizes of the dotted circles using the hot pink, orange and teal.  I then incorporated the navy into the centers of all of the circles using the two smaller dotted circle stamps and also by placing my card front onto a navy card base.

For the "hello" sentiment,  I cut the "hello" three times from navy cardstock and then stacked them for some dimension.  I stamped the "I miss you" also on navy cardstock and then cut the little fishtail ends.

I finished off the card by placing a sequin into the centers of the navy circles for a little fun sparkle.

To see what others have created for this challenge, click HERE.

Supplies Used:
Dot Spot - Papertrey Ink
Year Round Sentiments - Hero Arts
Hello - Lawn Fawn Scripty Hello
Inks - PTI Hibiscus Burst, PTI Orange Zest, MFT Blu Raspberry, VersaFine Majestic Blue
Hero Arts white embossing powder
PPP 6mm Sparkling Clear Sequins
Neenah Solar White 80 lb. and 110 lb.
Navy Cardstock

Thank you for stopping by.  Enjoy your great weekend!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Happy Birthday! - CAS406

Hello everyone!  Here is my card for the Splitcoast Stampers Clean and Simple Challenge #406.  The theme is Winter Birthdays.  And guess what?  I have one of those, too!  (December 17th, but my birthdays don't count anymore!)

I used various patterned papers from Doodlebug's Here Come's Santa Claus 6x6 paper pad and cut four 1.75" squares and centered them on the upper part of the top panel. I used a snowflake die and placed it in the center of the 4 squares.  I used 2 different stamp sets for the Happy Birthday sentiment and then popped up the panel on the red & white diagonally striped card base using foam tape.

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great week!

Supplies Used:
Here Comes Santa Claus paper pad - Doodlebug
Turquoise Glitter Paper - Doodlebug
Funky Snowflake - Simon Says Stamp
Happy -  Big Scripty Words - Lawn Fawn
Birthday - Delicious Birthday - My Favorite Things
VersaFine Black Onyx ink