Monday, July 21, 2014

FM169 & FMS145 !!


Monday, Monday.. it seems like Monday snuck up pretty quick this weekend. I'm a few days late with my Friday Mashup project so I thought I'd combine it with the current Sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. This week at the Mashup we're using a Background Stamp and a 3-D element on your project.





I started a Basic Black card base and I added a layer of Smoky Slate that I stamped with the Positively Chevron background in Basic Grey. Then I stamped the dot border from the SSS All boy set, in VersaMark and embossed it in White onto a smaller panel from Basic Black. I also embossed the Birthday Wishes from the SSS Birthday Messages set.


I stamped teh game controller from the All Bot stamp in Memento Black ink onto a piece of white card stock and colored it in with some Copic Markers and cut it out. I die cut a circle from some Smoky Slate card stock and added the controller with some dimensional adhesive and drew in a cord with a black marker. I created 2 banner from the bitty banner punch and some Basic Grey card stock. 


It's hard to see in the photo but I added some Wink of Stella clear on the buttons on the controller and then some Crystal effects. This is a cute Boy card!! 

Thanks for stopping by today.. Head over to the Friday Mashup challenge and see what the other Design Team members created. The challenge is open until Wednesday @ 6pm EST. The Freshly Made Sketches challenge is open today until 12pm PDT. 

*All products Stampin' Up! unless noted. 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Stampin' Celebration! & a little Connie & Mary!

I'm a few days late with my Stampin' Celebration! project... but better late then never, right? This week it's a sketch and our DT member Cori created it for us. I really like sketches like this with a tilted panel. 


I also used the colors from this week's Create w/ Connie & Mary! Their challenge is open until Wed. July 23rd @ 12pm EST. 


These colors match the new Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack. I started with a Sahara Sand card base and then I added a piece of DSP in Blackberry Bliss. I created the tilted panel with another piece of the same DSP and some more Sahara Sand. The tilted panel and the Sahara Sand Banner are both adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals. 


I created a tag using the Chalk Talk framelits and the Big Shot out of some Whisper White card stock and then I trimmed the decorative bottom off. I created a second one out of Blackberry Bliss card stock and set aside. I stamped the elements from the set "A Work of Art" in Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss & black. Then I stamped the heart in Sahara Sand on a piece of scrap white with the Just For in Black and fussy cut them both. I adhered the heart with a Dimensional. 


I added the Blackberry Tag behind the white one with a small amount of adhesive and then I added some Hello Honey ribbon with a Blackberry Bliss mini clothespin. I added some glue dots to the back of the clothespin and some more dimensionals to the tag.. This thing has some Height!!! 


Be sure to head over to the Stampin' Celebration! challenge blog and see what the other Design Team members created this week and Join us.. The challenge will close on July 28th @ 11pm EST. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

*All products from Stampin' Up! unless noted.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

'Tis the Season #21.. It's a Color Combo!

Howdy, Howdy.... It's Thursday and that means time for a new challenge at 'Tis the Season. This week we are on a Color Challenge and it's non traditional. We've also added in an Optional Trimming of Stencils. 


This is such a pretty color combo.. I love how gold looks with Pistachio Pudding or any Mint shade. I created a Pistachio card base and then I cut to size a panel of Very Vanilla. Using some White Embossing Paste (DreamWeaver) I added some Pistachio Pudding ink refills drops and mixed it up until I had a shade I liked. I taped a Chevron stencil (Heidi Swapp) to my Very Vanilla panel on a craft sheet with a palette knife. You want to work in one direction because this is a delicate stencil.. You can see where some of the paste went behind the stencil. 


Set that aside to dry and clean your work area and tool quickly because they dry fast..lol Then while that's drying I stamped the deer image from the retired set Remembering Christmas in VersaMark onto a piece of Vanilla and embossed with gold powder and cut it out. 


Using some Gold Baker's twine I created a circle and attached it behind the deer image with some glue dots and then I added several pieces of Stampin' Dimensionals. I adhered the chevron panel to my card front at an angel with dimesionals as well and then I added the Deer image piece. 

I stamped the sentiment from the same set onto a piece of Very Vanilla in Gold and heat set it. Then die cut it with the Bitty Banners Die set using the Big Shot. I felt it needed a little bit of bling but Sequins were too much so I found these Glitter enamel dots (My Mind's eye)  in my stash and they were perfect. 

Head over to the 'Tis the Season Challenge blog and see what the other Design Teams created with this color combo! We hope you will join us.. The challenge is open until Tuesday the 29th. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Hey! Birthday Girl..


Happy Wednesday Y'all.... I've been storing up a few Simon Says Stamp card kits and it's about time I used some of them..lol So what a better way then to combine 3 of them in one project. My card is CASE'd with a few changes from one Stephanie Klauck created.


I made this for my second favorite 9 year old, Grace! She and her mom both love their Converse sneakers.. and this "All Boy" stamp from Simon Says Stamp is perfect. I created a Pacific Point card base and then I added some Pink Paislee Pattern Papers (July kit) and a strip of Pacific Point card stock that I added a dash line to with a white gel pen. 


Then I added a piece of Mixed Media paper and I stamped the sneaker image in Archival ink and colored it i with Distress Markers and a vert tiny paintbrush..lol I created a banner with some more Pacific Point card stock and stamped the sentiment from the same stamp in VersaMark ink and heat embossed it in White. 


It's hard to see in the photos (click to enlarge) but I added some Dazzling details to the shoelaces after I added some Wink of stella in clear. So cuteeeeee!!! For the background I used the stencil from the May kit called Stars & Dots and the Salty Ocean Distress Ink mini. The pink enamel dots are from the June card kit. (now & then by My Mind's Eye)

The inside is white and I stamped Happy Birthday, Birthday's are awesome and so are you from the SSS set called Birthday Messages.

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Monday, July 14, 2014

MDSM74 We're using Photo Boxes!


It's time for a fun new sketch at MDS Monday and this week our hostess is Beth. She's asking us to use a grouped photo box and then recolor part of our photo and make it stand out.


I stayed pretty close to the sketch this time around... I used the MDS Digital Kit called Let it Snow. Perfect for a snow day photo. I created several photo boxes and then I grouped them together and inserted my photo. After the photo was in place I ungrouped the boxes and selected a few of them to be changed to Black n White. I moved 2 of them up so they would stand out from the others. 


Be sure to head over to the  MDS Monday blog and see what the other Design Team members created with this fun technique.. We hope you will join us, the sketch is open for 2 weeks this time around. 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sunday Stamps #80.. Time to celebrate!


Happy Sunday Y'all.. This week at Sunday Stamps we're on a Sketch challenge. 


I've had this set for a few months and it hasn't seen ink yet. It's perfect for a sketch like this so I figured it as time to get it dirty!!! I stamped the image from the set.. In this together onto a piece of watercolor paper and I colored it in with some Tim Holtz Distress Markers (Ranger). I used a small paintbrush to color with because this image has some very tiny areas and I was able to control the water bleeding a bit better. 


I created a Pink Pirouette card base and then I added the watercolor image panel to a piece of Basic Black card stock. I adhered that to my card base and then the fun began!!! 


I added some Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen to her Dress and shoes and some Crystal effects on the glass.. It's hard  to see in the photo, if you click on the 3rd photo to enlarge it you can see it better. Then I got a bit sequin happy you could say.. eeeek!!! The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh. 


Be sure to head over to the Sunday Stamps blog and see what the other Design Team members created with this fun sketch. I hope you will play along with us! The challenge is open for 2 weeks! 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Calling All Heroes!!!

This goes down in history as the longest amount of time I've ever taken to create a single card..lol I created this using the new Stampin' Up! Photopolymer set " Calling all heroes!" This is a great set for boys, girls & anyone who loves Super Heroes! I have a friend who loves to play video games and she's a fan of Super Heroes and this was perfect to make her Birthday Card. 


I stamped the Skyline onto a piece of white with StazOn Jet Black ink and then I cut it out. Then I stamped the dots onto another piece of white in Daffodil Delight and trimmed to to size and added the skyline. Then I adhere that to my white panel that was attached to a Basic Black card base. 


I stamped the hair & lips onto a piece of whisper white card stock.. The lips are stamped in Melon Mambo and the hair in StazOn (note StazOn worked best to get a full covered image with no splotches). The I stamped the mask in Elegant Eggplant and cut it out. And added it with dimensionals. Using the circle framelits I die cut the main image and the melon mambo matte.


I stamped the Pow, Zap bubbles in Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight and Elegant Eggplant. I wanted to use all bright colors. I added them with Dimensionals as well. Then I added some clean Wink of Stella pen to the skyline and the mask.. You can't see it in the photo but it looks great in real life. And the best part is she LOVED it!! 

Thanks for popping in.. Be sure to scroll down for my Friday Mashup post today! 

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