Sunday, September 11, 2016

Many Thanks for CTD #409

Another card for another challenge.  I'm not late for the deadline this!  The colors this week for the Color Throwdown Challenge #409 were black, turquoise, yellow and white.  I decided to use a set I received last month, but hadn't had a chance to use yet..

Gina K's Pure Luxury White cs
SU's Tempting Turquoise cs
SU's Black cs
SU's Daffodil Delight ink
circle punch
Die-namics Stitched Flowers Dies
Die-namics Flashy Floral Dies
MFT's Flashy Floral Stamp Set
VersaMark Ink
Clear Embossing powder
Die-namics Many Thanks Dies
GinaMarie Die (lattice work)

I don't usually just make die-cut cards.  The only stamping I did, you can hardly see.  I stamped the vines of the leaves, which are black, in VersaMark ink and heat embossed them in clear.  I felt Birgit's energy making this card today.  Birgit is the die-cut queen.  If you haven't seen her blog, check it out here!

Thanks for stopping by, I love it when you do.  Have a great week!

Gold, Black & White for MM #212

Hi everyone!  I just couldn't resist Merry Monday's Gold, Black & White Challenge this week.  Who doesn't like these 3 colors together.  They look so elegant.  It took me all week to figure out what I wanted to do, though...LOL!

Here's what I came up with...
Gina K Pure White Luxury cs
White Linen cs from a local stamp store
Gold mirror cs from a local stamp store
SU's black cs
PTI's Think Big Favorites #21 Stamp Set
VerseFink Black Ink
Clear Embossing Powder
PB's Winter Garland
PTI's Petite Places: Nativity Die Set
PTI's Tag Die #4
Black/White Baker's Twine

It's pretty self explanatory.  I really like the way it turned out.  I'm thinking this may be one of my Christmas cards for this year.  I've been in love the Nativity set from PTI since last year when I saw what Amy Sheffer did with this set.  You can see that card here.  Such a beautifully striking card!

Well, I didn't get my card posted in time for MM #212...shoot!  I was thinking I had until 5pm not 12pm.  Oops!  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!  

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Winter Joy

Hi everyone,
I fell in love with Jill Foster's card and just had to try CASE her.  I've been watching her use Shimmerz and they have quite the shine to them, even though my picture doesn't do them justice.  Please check out Jill Foster's how to video here.  This video was actually showing us how to use the MISTI for a multi colored sentiment.  Here's a picture of her finished card.  Isn't it gorgeous?

TH water color panel
VersaFine Black Ink
Clear Embossing Powder
PB's Winter Joy Stamp Set
PB's Rejoice with Joy Stamp Set
SU's Real Red Ink
Tuxedo Black Ink
Shimmerz paints in Berry-lious, Jilted Jade, Sunflower and Royal Red
Shimmerz Aqua Huez in Ivy League

My card didn't turn out quite like Jill's.  I only stamped 3 poinsettias, used a different sentiment that worked better on my card and my blending on the background needs some work.  It's not as gorgeous as Jill's, but I still really like the way it turned out.  This may be one of my Christmas cards.  If you haven't tried the Shimmerz paints, here's my 2 cents worth.  I like how bright the colors are and how easy they are to use.  I'm not an art major and my no means a water color expert, but they worked just as well as my Peerless and the Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi color set I have, too.

Thank you for stopping by, I love it when you do.  Have an awesome week!

Monday, September 5, 2016

CTD #408 - Butterfly Charmer

Just a quick post for Color Throwdown Challenge #408.  Using yellow, blue, red and green.

Gina K Luxury White cs
SU's Cherry Cobbler cs
PB's Butterfly Charmer cling stamp
PB's Sprinkles & Smiles Sentiment set
SSS's Wavy Scallop Stitches Die
Tuxedo Black Ink
VersaFine Black Ink
Copic Markers: Y13, &15, G14, YG09, B66, B28, R29, R46,  B01, B000, B0000 and B60
Clear Embossing Powder
Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Pen

Pretty straight forward card.   I inked Butterfly Charmer with Tuxedo Black ink and colored the butterflies with Copic Markers.  I trimmed up the card with the SSS Wavy Scollop Stitches die and inked up "Bring on the Happy" with VersaFine Black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

I finished off the butterflies by adding some clear glitter to each butterfly.  You can see the glitter in the second photo.

I'm also submitting this card for SSS Wednesday Challenge--Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by...I love it when you do!  Have a great week!