Monday, May 29, 2017

Thank you ...

Good morning! Happy Memorial Day to all of our fellow Americans. I created a Thank You card to share today in honor of the men/women who gave their lives in service to our country. Thank you for your sacrifices and keeping us safe. The stamps used are from Great Impression Stamps.

Today's card features the Cowboy Boots with Flowers (G528). The image was stamped on Kraft cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. A variety of  Faber-Castel Art Grip Pencils, Pastell Pitt Pencils, Silver Pen and a White Gelly Roll Pen were used to color the image. I put lines of White Opal Liquid Pearls around the image, and layered it on red cardstock. Using Vintage Cream cardstock I applied distress ink around the edges and added it to my card. I only used a portion of the Being You Sentiment (D509) which I cut out with a stitched rectangle die, applied distress ink around the edges, and used 3D Foam Squares to add it to my card.

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Have a Happy Go Lucky ...

Good afternoon! Today I have a birthday card to share with you featuring Rubbernecker Stamps.

The Ethel and the Group (562-10) is so cool, and I had an amazing time creating this FUN scene. I stamped the Ethel and the Group twice, coloring them with my Copic Markers. After coloring the two characters in the background, I drew in a floor/stage, used distress ink to color the floor and then added the star background with a stencil and distress ink. After coloring the two men in the foreground, I fussy cut them out and using a variety of adhesive to pop them up. The frame is largest die in the MFT Rectangle Scallop Frame Die Set. Using 1/8" Scor-Tape I added the curtains on each side of the stage, then used 3D Foam Tape to layer it over Ethel and the Group, and added it to my cardbase.

I thought about leaving the card as is, but decided to add the Zippidy Do Dah Sentiment (724-07) that coordinates with the image on the front. I cut the sentiment out with the RN Small Frame Die Set (9500) that I picked up at a recent show, and used the same color as the start to go around the sentiment. The final step was to add Glossy accents to the gangs glasses, and Orchid Liquid Pearls for Ethel's earring.

Challenges entered ...
 - 4 Craft Chicks Challenge #352 ~ Father's Day
 - C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #417 ~ Father's Day/Male
 - The Male Room Challenge #61 ~ Die Cuts

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

You're the Best ...

Good afternoon. I have a fun masculine card to share with you today featuring Rubbernecker Stamps.

My husband is an avid golfer, and I couldn't resist picking up Ralph Golfing (78-04 ). Ralph was colored with my trusting Copic Markers, fussy cut out and placed on the side.

I created a fairway and greens for Ralph using green cardstock and distress inks. The ground Ralph is walking on was created with the MFT Snow Drifts Die, Kraft cardstock, and distress inks. The flag was made from a toothpick that I colored silver with a pen, added the flag I cut out from the MFT Mini Pennants Die, and used Glossy Accents to add it to my background. A big white pearl was added next to the flag to represent a golf ball. With the background complete and added to my card, a variety of 3D Foam Squares were used to add Ralph to the scene. The final step was to add my sentiment from the Sentiment from Best Friends, Etc. Stamp Set (3032).

I love these clear stamp sentiments because you can make them go with the curve of your design.

Challenges entered ...
 - Cards und More Challenge #185 ~ Father's Day
 - Hiding in My Craft Room Challenge #301 ~ Masculine
 - The Male Room Challenge #61 ~ Die Cuts

The Rubbernecker Stamps Challenge #10 ~ Father's Day went live yesterday. Hop on over to see what the designers created, and then join in the FUN for a chance to WIN an amazing prize!

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Monday, May 22, 2017

You are in my thoughts ...

Good morning! Today's card features Great Impression Stamps. I love the sweet image and truly enjoyed creating this CAS card.

I stamped the Little Girl in Springtime (F466) with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and used Copic Markers to color her. A White Gelly Roll Pen was used in the center of the flowers, and for the band on the hat. Distress Ink was applied to create ground cover and sky. I chose the Thoughts Sentiment (B176) to go with this lovely girl. I then create the border around the image using a 0.35 Copic Multi-Liner.

Challenges entered ...
 - Addicted to CAS Challenge #111 ~ Code Word: Pink
 - Aud Sentiments Challenge #170 ~ Anything Goes + Sentiment
 - Crafty Girls Creations Challenge #36 ~ Anything Goes
 - Crafting w/an Attitude Challenge #27 ~ Anything Goes
 - Star In My Pocket Challenge ~ Make it for Mom/Special Lady

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Happy Birthday ...

Good morning! Today's card featuring Great Impression Stamps was inspired by the Less is More Challenge # 328 ~ One Layers: Spots and Stripes.

I stamped the Dump Truck (E636) with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Using a 0.8 Copic Multi-Liner I drew in a road for the truck to drive on. Copic Markers were used to color in the truck, along with a Silber 1.5 PITT Faber Castell Artist Pen for the fender and grill. I then added the Happy Birthday Sentiment (C340) with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and applied distress ink above and below the road to represent dirt. Glossy Accents was added to the windows of the truck to make them shiny, and White Opal Liquid Pearls was used for the headlights.

Challenges entered ...
 - Less is More Challenge # 328 ~ One Layers: Spots and Stripes
 - Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #350 ~ Kids and Teenage Birthdays

Until next time ... Enjoy!