Saturday, June 28, 2014

Cure for the Monday Blues #22

Inspiration challenges are my favourite kind of challenge. I love looking at a picture and seeing what it inspires me to come up with card-making wise.  Usually it's a colour scheme or an element that pops out that I know I can replicate using stamps and ink.  

This was my first time playing along in the Cure for the Monday Blues challenge and I loved the Geometric Generation picture.  The soft colours, white space and geometric shapes really caught my eye so I knew I was going to use those in my card! 

I needed a card set to give to my son's teacher for a year end gift so I created a set of 6 thank you cards for her and played along in the challenge while doing so.  That little star on the blue banner was where I took my shape from and I stayed as close as possible to the same colours in the picture as well.  
The end result is a cute set of cards for one very special teacher! 
Since they are one layer and all the same it only took about 20 minutes to finish all 6 cards. 

Thanks for stopping in today, and you have until 6pm EST tomorrow to link up a new creation of your own to this fun challenge.  Happy Saturday! 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Golden Birthday

Long time no blog folks! It's a busy season for us (same for most of you I bet) with soccer, school assemblies, family get-togethers, LOTS of teacher thank you cards to make, and in general enjoying the start of summer and that beautiful sunshine!  I have lots of new stuff to show in the next few weeks so posts will be more frequent around here. 

For today I have a glittery gold birthday card to share using stamps from Wplus9.  It's a fairly straightforward layout; patterned paper making up the background and a die cut and stamped focal point.  I coloured some white enamel dots blue with a Copic marker to get the same shade as the Blue Violet ink. Easy peasy! 

Thanks for stopping in today and I hope your Wednesday is going wonderfully so far.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Purple Ombre fail

My attempt at ombre stamping was a dismal failure...oh dear. I think my progression in ink choices from top to bottom was too much of a contrast.  Next time I'll stick to tones a little closer to each other like at the bottom of the card. You can see how I tried to blend them together but it JUST DIDN'T WORK. That being said, I'm not one to throw it out and start over so it was used anyway! :) 

After stamping the striped panel, I stamped my sentiment and the coordinating die cuts, glued down what needed to be glued down, and popped it all up on a white cardstock base.

In other stamping news, are you checking out the final Top 5 entries in the Gallery Idol contest? The theme was adhesives and did these ladies ever hit it out of the park! Wow.  Hurry up and cast your vote!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping in! 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Splattered thank you

I love using product from 'new to me' companies and finding that I just adore them! Lil' Inkers Designs is not a company I was too familiar with until I received an awesome stamp set and die combo of theirs included in my Stamping Royalty package. That 'dad' die got a workout this weekend with Father's Day, and the stamp set has endless possibilities. I've used it here for a simple Thank You card.

I stamped and embossed the sentiment and borders on watercolour paper and flicked on some different colours of Hero Arts daubers. Everything is glued to a black cardstock base with a strip of patterned paper along the edge. 

The sun is shining, birds are chirping and despite my poor son getting a sip of sour milk this morning, so far this Monday has proved to be very good. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your day! :)

Thursday, June 12, 2014


Wowzers! That's a word my little 5 year old Robin loves to say, so when I saw it in the Exclamations set by CAS-ual Fridays I knew I needed to use it on a card.  I can't wait to use the 'boo-yah' stamp either, lol. 

I stamped and embossed the sentiment in blue, and the background stamp in clear for a black on black look. The firework (not sure what it is but it's cute) I stamped, embossed, and cut out to use as an embellishment. After the entire white cardstock panel was assembled the way I liked it, I glued it to a yellow notecard.   Below is a close up of the bottom embossed panel. 

I'm playing along with the CFC132: What a Catch challenge.  Do not use kraft on your masculine card and you must include ribbon...all the while keeping it clean and simple. How did I do with all that? :)

Thanks for stopping by today! Why don't you pop on over to CAS-ual Fridays and check out the rest of the cardmaking inspiration linked up for this challenge? There are some amazing creations there!