Sunday, November 30, 2014

Catching up...

Thought I would start with my challenge card first.

The first is Color Throwdown #320, the second is Make It Monday #190 and the third is Simon Wednesday Challenge (anything goes).  This was a fun card to make.  For the Color Throwdown, our colors this week were red, aqua, silver and kraft.  I made the plaid pattern which is for the Make It Monday Challenge. I used an old SU stamp I can't remember what the name of the set was, and SU's Lost Lagoon and Cherry Cobbler markers and also a Distress Marker in Antique Linen.  I cut a small strip of it at the bottom of the card and die cut one of the snowflakes from PTI Snowflake Medley Die Collection. I used Simon Says Stamp! Falling Snow stencil with Kraft Ink on the Lost Lagoon card stock and clear embossed the dots.  I inked up PTI's Happy Birthday from Think Big Favorites #24 in Cherry Cobbler ink from SU, which I also clear embossed.  What a perfect card for a December birthday.    

Now I will catch you up on the rest of my cards from the past few weeks.
The first one I used a technique that Kittie Caracciolo likes to use.  Here's a link to the video she has showing this technique  The leaves are from Impression Obsession, called Leaves die set and the Wheat is from the Wheat die set.  I cut the wheat from some designer paper that I don't know the name of now.  The leaves are colored with the following Distress Inks, peeled paint, mustard seed, barn door and spiced marmalade.  I used Copper Pearl Liquid Pearls around the edges of the leaves after I embossed them with clear embossing powder.  I tied both, copper twine and some natural twine around the grouping and adhered them to the card with pop dots.  The background paper is from a local stamp store that has some gold flecks in it.  Very pretty paper.  I finished the card off by stamping Happy Birthday (from PaperTrey Ink's Stylish Sentiments: Birthday) in Spiced Marmalade.


This card is the one I made for my sister's birthday.  She is 3 years and 1 day younger than I.  I used Penny Black's Sunny Pair stamp, which I stamped with Momento's London Fog ink.  I then pulled out my Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor paints.  The happy birthday came from PTI's Birthday basics. I finished the card off with a piece of twine and used clear wink of stella in the center of the flowers. 

Last but not least, my niece Mallory shares my birthday.  As you can see, she turned 18 this past week!  I thought a shaker card would be perfect for her 18th birthday.  I cut the number 18 from my Silhouette.  The rest of this card is from PaperTrey Ink's Shaker Shapes Square Dies.  Some of the sequins are from Simons Says and the rest are from PTI's Make It Market Kits Shakers and Sprinkles.  The Happy Birthday is from Penny Black's Celebrations.  I used Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant card stock from Stampin' Up.  Yes, I glued all the confetti around the card.  It wasn't too bad. 

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to check out all the amazing cards over at Color Throwdown #320, Make It Monday #190 and Simon Wednesday Challenge.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

feeling so blessed!!!

Hi everyone, no card to post today, but I will post some before the weekend is over. 

I turned 50 this past Tuesday and our beautiful daughter, Sarah, surprised me by coming home from NYC for my big day.  She had called her dad back in July and they arranged the whole thing.  I bawled like a baby when I came home and discovered her in the family room. Especially since she hadn't been home since last Christmas.  I'm glad I raised an independent daughter, but it does have some drawbacks. 

Our son, Nick, also came home from Wisconsin, too, but not until Wednesday night, as he has his "grownup" job, now that he has graduated from college.  I, also, wish he lived a tad closer, but he is only six hours away.

Our youngest child, Tim, is a junior in high school, so now all my kids were home for Thanksgiving.  We all were able to go to my sister's house to have a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner with some of the family.  Unfortunately, not everyone was able to come home for Thanksgiving, and they were all missed very much.

Nick took pictures of the whole family, but he hasn't emailed them to me yet, otherwise I would have a picture of all my kids on here, too.

Our family is starting another phase in our lives, as Nick is getting married August 15, 2015.  His fiance, Danielle, is a beautiful person.  She has been living with us this fall as she completes her student teaching at a high school not too far from where we live and she graduates from college this coming Saturday.  It has been a pleasure to have her live with us for almost four months.

Our children are truly a blessing from God and we are very grateful!  

The week turned out hectic, but it was well worth it!  I hope everyone had a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving and that, you, too, were able to spend time with family and friends!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Make A Wish

I am cutting it close on another challenge.  This time, I forgot until now (15 minutes before close time).  I had the cards done yesterday.

So this is really brief.  These cards are for Color Throwdown #318.

I used Marina Mist, Soft Sky and Pumpkin pie as my 3 colors.  I used all the circles from Simon Says' Luminary Circles and and Ring Frame dies.  Make a wish came from Penny Black's  Celebration dies.  I added some sequins to the orange card, too.

Thanks for stopping by.  Unfortunately, our internet is still acting up and I didn't get the cards posted in time.  Grrr!  I did find out, that it's Charter who is having a problem and it's not specifically our issue. 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Merry and Bright

Well, due to internet issues, I missed the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge deadline, but am able to use this card for both Simon's Monday and Wednesday challenges. 

I didn't come up with an idea until this morning and as usual working last minute never goes as smoothly as it is suppose to.  

I used Stampin' Up's Holiday ornaments to cut out the 3 ornaments from a dark blue speckled paper I get from a local stamp store.  I then used Memory Box Stars Starry Nights stencil with embossing paste mixed with silver glitter stickles and let that dry.  I also sprayed a piece of white card stock with Distress Spray Stain in Brushed Pewter and after it dried, I cut out Merry and Bright with Tim Holtz's new dies for Christmas #660058.  I used a piece of SU's Bashful Blue card stock and stamped dots all over it with Encore's Ultimate Metallic Silver ink.  I added silver cording to the back of the ornaments and put everything together on the card.  

Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out all the beautiful cards made over at Simon Monday Challenge and Simon Wednesday Challenge.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Merry Christmas to You and Yours.

Here's another Christmas card for another challenge.  This one is for the Color Throwdown Challenge blog #317.  This week's colors are white, black, purple and light blue.  I really like these colors and it didn't take me long to figure out a night sky was in order and I also was able to use a new die set I bought last month, but haven't been able to play with until today!

This card would work great as a shaker card, too.  I just might do that before Christmas for a few close friends that I hand deliver their cards to.  I die cut out the houses from Home and Hearth by Essentials by Ellen in Stampin' Up's Bashful Blue card stock and also in white and used the white windows and doors in the blue houses.  I then used Distress Inks in Black Soot, Tumbled Glass and Dusty Concord to make my night sky.   I then splattered some Perfect Pearls for the stars (a few big stars, too) and also used SU's white chalk marker.  I cut a piece of white card stock for the snow and attached to the night sky.  I colored the white with Wink of Stella to make the snow glitter.  I also added some white chalk marker and wink of stella to the houses too.  I attached the houses and added a purple star to one of the houses.  I then cut it out with PTI's Shaker Shape Circle die.  I added the blue ring and then the black ring to finish off my focal point.  I attached the circles to a piece of Gina K's Pure White Luxury card stock after I stamped Sweet 'n Sassy's Snowflake background stamp in SU's Bashful Blue, which I off stamped first.  I added the Merry Christmas to you and yours from PTI's Think Big Favorites #20 in SU's Elegant Eggplant ink.  I attached the white card stock to a piece of black card stock and then a piece of SU's Elegant Eggplant card stock.  

Thank you so much for stopping by and you still have time to enter this week's Color Throwdown Challenge blog #317.  Don't forget to stop by their blog and check out the other beautiful cards using this week's colors. 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Hi everyone, I'm so glad the past two weeks are behind me now.  I had a major project due at work this past Friday.  I was definitely doing the happy dance when I got home Friday afternoon.  I would have opened a bottle of wine, but I had to get the house cleaned before my great nephews showed up for me to babysit.  We hadn't babysat them for awhile.  Liam is almost 4 and Lincoln is 1-1/2 and starting to talk up a storm.  We had a macaroni and cheese for dinner and a marathon of movies from the Incredibles, to Happy Feet and finished off with some Scooby Doo!  Lincoln crashed during Scooby Doo and Liam was awful close.  

Today was devoted to making cards, which I haven't been able to do for two weeks.  So glad I had cards made a head of time to get me through.  

This card is for Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #133.  Nina asked us to use cream, tan and brown on our card.  

I started with Gina K's Pure Luxury Ivory card stock and stamped Sweet 'N Sassy's Friendship Script Background in Distress Ink's Antique Linen.  I stamped SNSS's Snowflake Background in Gina K's Kraft ink.  Next, I stamped the trees from Sizzix's Holiday Joy stamp & die set in Distress Ink's Walnut Stain.  I thought this card would be perfect for using Stampendous' Fran-Tage in Shabby White.  There is a close up of the Fran-Tage Shabby White embossing enamel below.  I use a quite a bit on the bottom and then sprinkled some along the rest of the card for my snow.  

I stamped Walking in a Winter Wonderland, from PTI's In the Meadow, in Walnut Stain, cut it out from PTI's Journal Card Boarder Dies and attached it to a piece of Stampin' Up's Chocolate Chip card stock and added the twine and pop dotted the tag up.  I also pop dotted the trees to another piece of SU's Chocolate Chip card stock and mounted it to SU's Crumb Cake card stock. 

I love these colors together!  Thank you, Nina, for a great challenge!  Please be sure to check out the beautiful cards on the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge blog.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Guest Star Stamper for CTD #316 -- Leaves Galore

Most of the yards around here have leaves galore right now, especially after the windy Saturday we had.  Luckily the few leaves we did have in our yard were blown away.  

I was lucky enough to have my card chosen as the random winner of CTD challenge #314.  So I am the Guest Star Stamper for CTD challenge #316.  I am so excited and honored to have my card featured along side the design team's cards.  I just love the inspiration picture for this week's challenge.  

I decided to pull out a few old fall stamp sets that I haven't used for awhile.  I used a couple of stamps from 3 different sets.  I used one stamp from Inkadinkado's Leaves Galore stamp set and another stamp from Inkadinkado's Fall Season stamp set and the sentiment "A Thanksgiving Wish" came from a new set from Penny Black, called Fall Flutters.  I also used a dots stamp from Tapestry.

I used the baby wipe technique to ink the leaves up.  I used Stampin' Up's re-inkers in Daffodil Delight, Bliss Blue and Pumpkin Pie on Gina K's Pure Luxury Cream card stock.  I stamped the sentiment in Tuxedo Black ink.

I used SU's Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist and Black card stock on this card as well. I finished off the card with a few sequins from Simon Says Fall Harvest sequins.

Thank you for stopping by and you, too, can participate in the Color Throwdown Challenge #316.  You have until 6pm on Monday to link up your card.  Who knows, maybe your card will be randomly chosen as the next Guest Star Stamper!

PS...Gloria asked for me to explain the baby wipe technique.  What I do is use about 3 or 4 baby wipes and lay them flat and then use 3 re-inkers and drop droplets of ink on the baby wipe...about 8 of the yellow and orange in a circle and filled in with about 4 drops of blue.  The colors will meld on the baby wipe because of the alcohol in the baby wipe.  The baby wipe becomes your ink pad for your stamps.  The more solid your stamp, the better the technique works.  I made a bunch of these for a swap and got about 5 cards done before I had to use more baby wipes and add more ink.  Here's a video link from PaperTrey Ink's Capture the Moment (Make It Monday) by Ashley Cannon Newell showing this technique (she only used one baby wipe).

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Pumpkin Harvest

Second post for for Color Throwdown Challenge #315.  Our colors were pale yellow, mossy green, orange and cream.

I found this stamp at the Novi Stamp Convention back in August and didn't realize it didn't have a manufacturer's name on the stamp, but thought it would make a great fall card.

I stamped it in Momento's London Fog on Gina K's Pure Luxury Cream card stock and colored it with my Copics numbers YG63, YG95, Y11, Y13, Y17, YR16, W2 and COO.  I made my own background card stock by sponging together Stampin' Up's Barely Banana, Tangerine Tango and Pear Pizzazz inks on another piece of cream card stock.  I took a scrap piece of SU's Mossy Meadow and ran it through a Sizzix Embossing Folder. that I don't remember the name of, sorry.  I finished the card off by attaching the pumpkins and the embossed Mossy Meadow to the colored cream card stock and wrapped twine around where the two pieces meet.

Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out the amazing cards over at CTD #315

Pink Christmas?

Hi everyone, what a busy week it has been and it looks as though the next two weeks are going to be just as busy.  The holiday madness has started!

Since I am short on time, this is going to be short and sweet.  The Merry Monday Christmas Challenge blog asked us to use unusual colors for Christmas.  I instantly thought of "Charlie Brown's Christmas" special with the modern pink Christmas trees.  

I used Ranger's water color paper and Tim Holtz's Distress inks in Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Picked Raspberry and Dusty Concord.  I masked out the moon and water colored with these 4 ink colors to make my background.  I did remove the mask and add some color to the moon.  After it dried, I stamped the fir tree from Stampin' Up's Lovely as a Tree set in Picked Raspberry and then added the "lights" with Liquid Pearls in Baby Blue.  I die cut out Penny Black's Merry Christmas from Joyous Wishes from white card stock and colored it with the Liquid Pearls in Baby Blue.  After it dried, I put the card together.  I used bright pink card stock as my base, a pink snowflake dp that was in my scrap drawer and pink bakers twine to finish off the card.  

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the other unusual colors of beautiful Christmas cards  over at Merry Monday's Christmas Challenge #131.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

A Pair of Apples

It's Color Throwdown Challenge for me today.  This week's colors are to use pale yellow, pale pink and red.  These colors threw me and I really had to play with them to figure out the color scheme. I was pretty happy with my final outcome

So I decided to use a new stamp set for me from PaperTrey Ink called Apple Prints.  I love this set and can't believe I didn't order before.  I ordered the coordinating die set, too.

I started out with my card stock base of SU's Poppy Parade and used the Courtyard EF from Tim Holtz.  I used a piece of water color paper and wet it lightly with water, inked up an acrylic block with SU's Pretty in Pink and Distress Ink in Squeezed Lemonade and spritzed it with water, too, and stamped the color on the water color paper.  The picture makes the yellow and pink look very bright.  I used the die cut to out the apples and stamped them with SU's Poppy Parade and Pretty in Pink inks and also with Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink.  The stems were stamped with Tuxedo Black.  I used some yellow twine to finish off the card.

Thank you, Lori, for this great challenge.  Thank you so much for stopping by and check out the beautiful cards at CTD Challlenge #314.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Silent Night

LeAnne brings us this week's Merry Monday Christmas Challenge.  Her favorite Christmas carol is Silent Night and she would like us to make a card that invokes the calm peaceful feeling of a "Silent Night" before Christmas.  I have so many stamps that qualify for this challenge that I had a hard time picking out which stamp to use.  After making about 4 different cards, I was happiest with my last one. 

I used Gina K's Pure White Luxury card stock and SU's Night of Navy card stock and ink for this card.  I used Hero Arts Starry Night.  I trimmed around the image and attached it to white card stock to make it look like an instant photo.  I added PTI's sentiment from Think Big Favorites #21.  I took a little bit of Perfect Pearls and added a little water.  I used a small paintbrush and flicked the Perfect Pearls over the Night of Navy Card stock and also added some dots of Perfect Pearls to the stamped image, too.

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to check out the other "silent night" themed Christmas cards over at Merry Monday Christmas Challenge 130.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

An Autumn Dance

Autumn is my favorite time of year!  I love when the leaves change color, but not so much when they fall off the tree or what season comes next.  But, I truly love the colors of fall and being able to pull out my sweaters.  My favorite thing to do in the fall is take drives and enjoy all the color that surrounds us.  M-22 in northern Michigan is my favorite scenic drive.  I hope we can get up there before the end of the month and enjoy it, even if it's after peak time.

I fell in love with this stamp as soon as I saw it on Penny Black's website.  And the colors for this week's Color Throwdown #313 were perfect for this stamp.  The PB stamp is called Autumn Dance and I used a piece of Ranger's Water Color paper and inked the stamp up with Tuxedo Black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.   I used Stampin' Up's Eggplant Evny and water colored the background with a water color pen.  I also water colored the leaves in SU's Wild Wasabi, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie and let it dry.  I attached the panel on a piece of Green textured card stock I picked up at a local scrapbook store.  I stamped the sentiment from Inky Antics (G2-9902-F) in Tuxedo Black and heat embossed it in clear embossing powder and water colored it with SU's Eggplant Envy.  Cut it out with a Spellbinder die cut, cut it smaller by hand and mounted it on a die cut piece of black card stock, added some ribbon & baker's twine and pop dotted it to the card to finish it off.  

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to check out the amazing cards using this week's Color Throwdown colors. 

Friday, October 10, 2014


Hi everyone.  I wasn't so sure I was going to enter the Merry Monday challenge this week, as we are to use neon colors on your card.  I didn't think any of the ink pads I own really qualify for neon colors, but after looking at the design team cards, I thought I could make a few Distress inks work.  I'm a HUGE fan of Jennifer McGuire.  My card is inspired by one of her videos from back in April that used a watercolor background and ironing off embossing.  I love this technique and use it from time to time.  Click here to watch her video.  I used this technique, except I didn't iron off the embossing this time.  To be honest, I just didn't feel like pulling the iron out...too lazy...LOL! 

I used a piece of Tim Holtz's watercolor paper (my favorite, by far...mostly because I love the smooth side) and inked up Stampin' Up's Holiday Print with Versamark and then used white embossing powder (Jennifer uses clear embossing powder and I usually do, too) and heat set it.  I used Tim Holtz's circle blending tool and applied TH's Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry and Mowed Lawn.  I then spritzed on pearl ex (color of pearl) mixed with water to blend the 3 colors and mounted the card to a piece of SU's green galore card stock.  I finished the card off with a piece of green baker's twine and a snowflake. 

I really liked the way these colors blended together.  It  kind of reminds me of the northern lights.  

This card, also, qualifies for Simon Wednesday
Challenge.  As we are to use watercolors.

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to check out the other amazing neon colored cards at Merry Monday Christmas Challenge and the water colored cards at Simon Wednesday Challenge, too.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Happy Day for CTD #312

This week's Color Throwdown was not an easy challenge for me.  I really struggled with these four colors.  I finally came up with a card I'm happy with.  I was hoping the ideas floating around in my head over the past week would have worked, but as we all know, what we think of in our mind, 
doesn't always translate well on paper.

I started out with Stampin Up's Black card stock as my base and cut out Memory Box's Arbascello Tree from another piece of black card stock.  I then used a piece of SU's Smoky Slate and cut the Arbascello Tree out from that and inlaid the black tree into the Smoky Slate card stock.  I then cut the tree out of both SU's Crumb Cake and Pumpkin Pie card stock and started cutting the leaves and gluing them onto the tree.  That took some time!

I finished the card off by die cutting Happy Day from PaperTrey Ink's Wet Paint Cuts and Wet Paint Cuts II die cuts and tied some orange bakers twine and hemp together.  Oh, I should tell you the word Day came from the die cut "today".  I trimmed off the "to".

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards over at Color Throwdown #312.  

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Merry Christmas

It's Merry Monday time again.  This week's Christmas challenge is to use stripes or polka dots or both.  I used both!

I started out with a navy blue speckled card stock that I get from my local stamp store, as my base and added the stripped dp from Keepin' Cozy by Echo Park. and then added another speckled card stock and dry embossed it with Stampin' Up's Decorative Dots embossing folder.  I took a piece of lighter blue card stock from my stash and heat embossed Deep Red's Grungy Christmas Wishes in white embossing powder and mounted it on a piece of white card stock.  I finished off the card by attaching it with a piece of blue bakers twine and popped it up with pop dots and added a few snow flakes in the corner with Martha Stewart's alpine and artic punches.  Oh, I also added some Wink of Stella to give the snowflakes and the words a bit of sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the other beautiful cards over at Merry Monday's Christmas Challenge.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Happy Snow Day

I was able to combine three challenges with my one card today.  I've said it before, but I really love it when this happens.  Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #127 this week is a Christmas Bingo challenge.  I chose die cut, ribbon or twine and kraft as my challenge.  For Color Throwdown #311, we have to use a lime-y green, grey, light blue and kraft colors.  And for Simon Wednesday Challenge, it's Anything Goes for this week. 

I used my new stamp set from Stampin' Up called Endless Wishes.  I stamped the snowflakes with Gina K's Craft ink, SU's Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzazz and Bashful Blue inks on Gina K's Pure 
White Luxury Card stock.  I cut a piece of SU's Crumb Cake card stock and folded it over.   I ripped the card stock across and then die cut out PaperTrey Ink's Wonderful Words: Snow from the Crumb Cake card stock and also die cut Snow out of SU's Bashful Blue card stock and pieced it into the Crumb Cake card stock.  I then stamped the words Happy and Day in Pear Pizzazz from SU's Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set.  I finished the card off with Blue and Green bakers twine and grey DMC floss and added some Wink of Stella.

I remember snow days being so much fun when I was a kid.  I don't like them so much now...only because I still have to go to work.  After last winter, I am very grateful for my 4-wheel drive Jeep!  There were quite a few times this past winter I had to drive down roads that were not plowed!  I keep hearing this winter could be worse then last year's.  I sure hope not! 

We are having gorgeous weather.  It's more like summer than fall.  So I will quit talking about winter.  Enjoy the weekend!  We are planting a new tree, splitting daisies and lilies and planting some mums.  We are working on re-doing our front planting area.  

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to check out the other beautiful cards at Merry Monday's Christmas Challenge, Simon Wednesday Challenge and Color Throwdown.  You, also, still have time to post a card for any of these challenges, too!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

I hope your day is BEAUTIFUL...

I love this sentiment.  Everyday is a gift from God and we should make it as beautiful as we can.  I know there are some days we want to throw back into the ocean, but we need to look for at least one positive, even on the bad days!

This card is for this week's Color Throwdown #310.  Our colors were peach, aqua and a lime-y green.  These colors seemed very beachy to me, so I used this beach chair I bought last summer, but hadn't inked up until today.  So I can also enter it into Darnell's NBUS challenge too!

I used Stampin' Up's Coastal Cabana card stock and embossed it with SU's Chevron pattern ef.  I stamped the word Beautiful from PaperTrey Ink's Life is Beautiful stamp set in SU's Coastal Cabana ink.  

I used a piece of water color paper (140 lb) and stamped the chair from Lockhart Stamp Company (#2091) in Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with my Copic markers (R02, W2, YG11, BG01) and watercolored the sand  with SU's Sahara Sand ink and the water with SU's Coastal Cabana ink.  I mounted it on a piece of SU's Crisp Cantaloupe card stock and stamped the sentiment I hope your day is from PTI's Shakers and Sprinkles Stamp set in SU's Coastal Cabana ink.  I finished my card off with a piece of lime-y green bakers twine.  

Thank you for stopping by and there is still time to enter your card at Color Throwdown #310 and at djkardkreations NBUS #2 Challenge.  Check out their blogs for some very beautiful cards! 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Holiday Greeting...

It's Friday and I have my card for Merry Monday's Christmas Challenge done!  I was somewhat under a deadline as I will be too busy over the weekend to spend time stamping.

This week's challenge is to use a sentiment and make it the main focus.  I knew I wanted to keep my card very simple in regards to highlighting my sentiment.

I used Navy Blue speckled card stock that my local stamp store carries and Gina K's Pure White Luxury card stock.  I stamped the word happy  from PaperTrey Ink's Embroidered Blooms in Stampin' Up's Night of Navy ink.  I die cut out holiday from PTI's Wonderful Words Holiday Die Collection in both the navy and a silver card stock and off set the navy on the silver just a tad.  I stamped the word greetings from PTI's Wonderful Words Holidays in SU's Night of Navy ink, also.  I used my Score Buddy to emboss the lines and finished the card off with Navy Baker's twine from Gina K. 

IRL the way this CAS card turned out.  I'm thinking of doing it in different Christmas colors, too.

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to check out the beautiful cards posted at Merry Mondays Christmas Challenge #126.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Make A Wish

This was a fun card to make and I love that I will be able to enter it into 3 different challenges.  The first challenge is Make It Monday's #179--Emboss Resist using diecuts, Simon Says Wednesday Challenge--Make Your Own Background and Color Throwdown #309--using light blue, blue, a citrus-y green and grey.  I used Stampin' Up's Pear Pizzazz, Marina Mist and Smoky Slate and Tim Holtz's Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass. 

  I started out with Gina K's Pure Luxury White Card stock and using Laura Emboss Resist technique with Paper Trey Ink's Beautiful Blooms II #3 dies with clear embossing powder, which I heat set.  I then used Tim Holtz's circle blending tool to blend the four ink colors onto the card stock, which the flowers resisted due to the heat embossed process.  I finished the card off with some blue baker's twine and a blue button and die cut out Make a Wish from Penny Black's Celebration dies in SU's Smoky Slate card stock.  I mounted on card on Stampin' Up's Soft Blue and Pear Pizzazz card stock and on the other card, I switched the Soft Blue and Pear Pizzazz card stock.  I really love how these two cards turned out.  So pretty.  Here are a separate picture of each card, too.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to stop by Make It Monday #179, Simon Says Wednesday Challenge and Color Throwdown #309 to see all the beautiful cards posted.