Friday, August 12, 2011

Framed Sentiment

Today on Splitcoaststampers, I did the Queen for the Day challenge and cased this card. It belongs to Jenna Barber. Of course, I made a few changes along the way.  And, the FA477 challenge on SCS was to create a frame. I framed my sentiment after seeing this idea in a scrapbook store last weekend. I walked by the table and I think they had been having a class and there it was. I liked it and just had to buy the Fiskars small lever punch called Flowers and make my own.

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Speedy the Cat's Blog Challenge #67-Make a card any size or shape other than a standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"   My card is a 5 x 5 square
Cute Card Thursday- #177 Clean and simple
Papertake Weekly Challenge-Include some flowers made by hand using  die punches, altering a bought one, or using stuff from your stash.

Stamps: Flourishes Humming Along, Stampabilities Berryvine Border
Paper: PTI white cardstock, ColorMates Dark Mostly Mauve, green scraps, K&CO Jubilee pink postage
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Spellbinder Shapeabilities Foliage, Spellbinders oval nestabilitie, Fiskars small lever punch called Flower, Martha Stewart double scallop edge punch, pearls

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Cork Card......Sailing the High Seas

Joanne, hostess of the Stampin' B's Design Team-challenge #123, wants to see some clouds on our cards this week. I took the easy way out this time and just stamped a few clouds, cut them out, and popped them on.
I have been wanting to stamp on cork for some time and thought this was the day. I didn't realize how easy it would be to do that. I bought sheets of QuicKutz cork that had an adhesive back and it stamped beautifully. I then paper pieced the sailboat and punched my waves with a Fiskars punch called Boundary Waters.

Challenges I'm entering:
Die Cut Dreams Challenge Blog #95-Holiday Fun
Paper Playtime #52-Projects with Water
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog #65-Summertime

Stamps: Stampabilities Sail Boat, Sentiment is Stampin' Up! Well Scripted, A Muse Artstamps (clouds)
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Kraft and Night of Navy, scrap paper for waves, dp is unknown
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Fiskars punch called Boundary Waters, QuicKutz cork 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Getting Some Nectar

Birthday is the challenge this week at Tuesday Throwdown, challenge #61. Hope you'll play along this week. You know you need a birthday card. :-)
Tuesday Throwdown is sponsored this week by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. I am using the Hummingbird with Scripture image. Because it was a birthday challenge, I didn't use any of the scripture in the set so I would have room for the HB sentiment.

 I colored with Copics and made my flower 3D by stamping three times and cutting out twice, then popping on. Of course, I did sponging in three colors...still loving it.
I used a Spellbinder lattice rectangles die, added a ribbon, flower, and a tag.

I'm entering my card into Frosted Designs challenge which is coloring this week. I did my coloring of the hummingbird and flowers with Copics.

KB Cute Monday challenge #24  has an Anything Goes Using a Digi-Mine is  from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

Make My Monday-challenge #10-Birds or Bugs

Stamps: Image from Sweet 'n Sassy-Hummingbird with Scripture, computer generated sentiment
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Anna Griffin dp-unknown name, ColorMates light terra cotta cardstock
Accessories: Martha Stewart deep edge punch (Garden Gate), Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles die, Memento Dandelion, Lulu Lavender, and New Sprout, Krylon gold leafing pen, Copics, Recollections adhesive faux pearls, Recollection floral embellishment, Offray satin ribbon