Saturday, March 5, 2016

#march1challenge - Team Challenge

Every couple of weeks, we have different challenges on our team FaceBook page.  The most recent challenge is to create with Garden Green, Basic Black and Hello Honey.  My first thought when I saw these colors was YUCK!  I like participating in our challenges so I just sat down and got busy.  I am very pleased with how my card turned out and really like the color combination.  LOL  funny how a finished project can change your mind.  I started with Basic Black, and then layered Basic Black on top of the base.  The layer was embossed with the Boho Chic embossing folder.  I then used the Lots of Labels framelits and added another layer of Basic Black.  I stamped my greeting using Teeny Tiny Wishes with Versamark ink and embossed it with gold embossing powder.  Using the Botanical Builder framelits, I cut a couple of flowers from Hello Honey cardstock.  I stamped the leaves with Botanical Blooms on Garden Green ink on Garden Green cardstock and cut them out with the same framelits.  A little gold glimmer tape and gold wink of stella finish off my card.  For the inside, I layered Garden Green under Whisper White.  Using the stamp set Stamp A Bag, I put some Hello Honey zig-zags on the bottom and then using the heart from that set, I created some shamrocks in Garden Green Ink.  Thanks so much for stopping by, I really appreciate it!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Friends & Flowers

Hi, welcome to my blog.  My share today is another card I did for an upcoming fundraiser that a couple of my friends and I are putting on.  The Friends & Flowers stamp was another one that had not been introduced ink to yet so I pulled it out and took care of that.  LOL  I like the soft look of this card and very please with how it turned out.  I started with a Whisper White card base and then added a layer of Blushing Bride.  The next layer is Whisper White as well, I just used the Brushstrokes stamp and Blushing Bride ink to make my own design paper.  I stamped 4 large petals, 4 medium petals and 2 small petals (they are connected so it looks like 4) in Blushing Bride ink.  Then, before I punched them out using the Festive Flower builder punch, I sponged them with Blushing Bride ink.  I layered the petals onto a 1 3/8" circle so that it was easy to put the flower together.  Each petal also got a layer of clear Wink of Stella to add some sparkle.  A Botanical Garden jewel finishes of the center of the flower and then it was added to a Lace Paper Doily, which was all added to my card.  My birthday greeting comes from Cottage Garden stamped in Smoky Slate. 
Here's a quick tip on how to match up your Friends & Flower stamp images with the Festive Flower builder punch.  I punched the petals out of a scrap piece of cardstock and then mounted it on another color of cardstock.  Then you add your stamp images into the holes, put your clear block on top so that when you stamp the images, they will line up perfectly with the punch, saving you paper.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I appreciate it.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Circle of Spring

Hello, welcome to my blog.  I am getting ready for a stamp-a-stack fundraiser that two of my friends and I are putting on.  I have several stamps in my closet that have never seen ink before so I just started pulling them out and introducing them to ink.  I love this stamp set and I'm not quite sure why I haven't used it yet.  I started with a base of Wisteria Wonder then a layer of Basic Black.  The next layer is Smoky Slate embossed with the Stylish Stripes folder.  I stamped the wreath image with archival black ink onto Very Vanilla and then colored the flowers with Wisteria Wonder and the leaves in Wild Wasabi.  The Wonderful Wreath framelits made it a snap to cut the wreath out.  The larger flowers on the wreath were stamped on Wisteria Wonder with the archival black ink and then cut with the same framelit.  I added gold Wink of Stella for the centers and clear Wink of Stella on the flowers.  I then used dimensionals to adhere to the wreath.  The 3/8" stitched satin ribbon in black finishes off the wreath.  I then used the Greetings Thinlits to cut the "hello" from silver glimmer paper.  I used the fine tip glue to adhere this to my card.  That's it for today, thanks so much for stopping by.  I really appreciate it!