Saturday, August 29, 2020

Cherry Ave Birthday

My friend works at Cherry Avenue School. She likes to give birthday cards to her co-workers.  This is for her stash.  
I stamped the cherry pair on watercolor paper.  The sentiment was embossed on black paper.  A slit was made along the cherry stem & leaf line, to tuck the sentiment strip under. Splatters of paint were added, and accidentally smudged before they dried - oops!

I used the sketch from Cas(E) this sketch 

The stamps are from Unity. 
As always, thanks for taking a look. Have a sweet day.

Birthday in Flames

This card is for my hubby's birthday -- He LOVES anything related to cars. In fact when people used to carry pictures in their wallet, his first picture was of his favorite car.  Wife and kids came second. 

I thought this flame stencil would work great for a birthday card. 

I'm putting this into the following challenges:

Just Add Ink The challenge is for a masculine card (challenge # 520)

And The Male Room is celebrating their 7th birthday!

Fab Friday - Color Challenge

Here's a peek at the inside:

  • Stamps - Art Impressions (front sentiment & inside image)
  • Stamp - inside sentiment - Technique Tuesday
  • Flame stencil & frame die - HoneyBee
  • Distress inks
Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look.  I hope you enjoy. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Sunflowers over the Fence

 Actually it's sunflowers over my neighbor's fence 😀

When I look across the street every morning, this is the sunny view with which I am greeted.  It is my inspiration for this card.  

My neighbor started these sunflower plants from seeds.  She said she'll help me next year.  I'm afraid my green thumb may only work on paper. 

I started by stamping the Penny Black flowers on watercolor paper.  I  used distress inks to watercolor them.  Then fussy-cut them out, and  popped them up.

To create the fence I used a wood plank background stamp by My Favorite Things.   I stamped and clear embossed it with Morning Mist by Versafine Clair.  Then I "smooshed" it with Weathered Wood and Tea Dye distress inks. I cut it into thin strips for the fence boards, then cut in 1/2, then cut the tips on each board. I inked the edges in Weatherd Wood. 
The flower was popped up, and I placed the fence boards over the flower.  A die cut sentiment from PhotoPlay and done.  

I'm putting this in the following challenges:
  • Double D Challenge - The Theme is Sunflowers

  • Double Trouble This card will go to my neighbor.  I think it will brighten her day.  So I'm putting it in the 
    Thing 1:  Trouble Maker  says, "You make me happy when skies are grey.  Thing 3: Twisted Sister says, "Let's start with using any shade of grey and then brighten the day with your choice of TWO additional colors. And Thing 2:  Double Dare says, "If you have taken on Twisted Sister's color palette above, it also matches the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #407.  
  • Color My Heart Use Gray and 2 other colors of your choice. The fence is shades of grey and the other 2 colors are green and yellow.  The white is a freebie. 
As always, thank you for stopping by and taking a look.
Stay safe and stay well.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Trying out Vintage

This card is for my friend who is a scrapbooker, and loves vintage, layered, embellished layouts.  

And I made a second, similar, card for my stash. 

There was so much put into this project. I used distress inks (and sprays) for all the coloring - mostly vintage photo and the new speckled egg.  The "sewing" is from a stamp set that another friend gave me.  The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions. The flower is stamped and embossed, and colored. The green leaves are from a Tim Holtz die cut set.  I "distressed" the edges of the watercolor cardstock. The tags were cut from pattern paper. Ribbon from Stampin Up was "worn" with some distress ink. There is a deco edge of paper created with a Martha Stewart punch. Phew! 😀

I had a blast doing this -- I'd work on it, and leave it.  Then work on it and leave it - and so on.  Then I saw these two challenges -- to use a tag on your project.  And the whole thing finally came together.
  • A Vintage Journey Tag You're It - It's not a stand alone tag.  So I'm not sure that it qualifies for this challenge.  But I wanted to share. 
  • Just Add Ink -  Just Add T  - Tag starts with T. 
I don't usually craft in this style.  But I saw this card by Stacy at Tattered Nest Designs and fell in love with it.  And felt a need to try something like this.  

Will I do another one like this?  I don't know.  So many ideas and projects. . .  so little time. 

Thanks for stopping by to take a look. Until next time, stay safe.