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Thursday, September 14, 2017

FF 120 & CTS 238 - Happy Birthday

Hello and welcome back! Today's card is for the color challenge at Fab Friday and the sketch challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch.


And here is today's card:


It was a little tricky trying to get all four of these colors on a clean and simple card. I added the layer of Lemon Lime Twist under the stamped piece for a little dimension. The flourish is stamped off with Tranquil Tide, while the sentiment is stamped full strength. The little flowers are stamped in Peekaboo Peach and Tangerine Tango on those colors and then die cut. It's hard to see, but I added a bit of Wink of Stella to the center of each flower.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

--Cindi



Supplies used:

Stamp sets - Falling Flowers, Rose Wonder
Paper - Whisper White Thick Cardstock; Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach, Tangerine Tango, and Whisper White Cardstock
Ink - Tranquil Tide, Peekaboo Peach, Tangerine Tango
Tools - Big Shot, May Flowers Framelits, SNAIL, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombow Glue

Thursday, September 7, 2017

AYSI 157 & TGIFC 123 - A Sympathy Card

Hello and welcome back! Today's card is for the sketch challenge at As You See It and the color challenge at TGIFC.


And here is today's card.



For this card, I went with a clean and simple look. I first tried stamping the background flourish with Peekaboo Peach but it was a bit too garish, and when I tried stamping off, it was too faint. I think the Soft Sky looks much better. I used the Peekaboo Peach for the die cut flower, layering two of them together. Once again, I pulled out my Stitched Shapes Framelits. They sure get a lot of use!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

--Cindi



Supplies used:

Stamp set - Flourishing Phrases
Paper - Whisper White Thick Cardstock; Soft Sky, Early Espresso, Peekaboo Peach, and Whisper White Cardstock
Ink - Early Espresso, Soft Sky
Accessories - Basic Pearl Jewels
Tools - Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Flourish Thinlits, SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Fine-Tip Glue Pen, Stamp-a-ma-Jig

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

JAI 375 - Happy Hello Cat

Hello and welcome back! Today's card is for the sketch challenge at Just Add Ink.



And here is today's card:




When the Fox Builder Punch came out last year, I was excited to see how creative many of my fellow demonstrators were with ways to use the punch and matching stamp set to create hundreds of different critters. The cat is an easy one! I pulled a couple of retired items out of my stash to make this card. 

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

--Cindi



Supplies used:

Stamp sets - Foxy Friends, Pretty Kitty
Paper - Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Calypso Coral, and Pink Pirouette Cardstock; A Little Foxy DSP Stack (retired)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray Archival
Accessories - Calypso Coral Bakers Twine (retired)
Tools - Big Shot, Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, SNAIL, Tombow Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

TTTC013 & MtS 192 - A Combo Musical Card

Hello and welcome back! Today's card is for two challenges - the challenge at Tic Tac Toe and the sketch challenge at Match the Sketch



And here is today's card:




For the Tic Tac Toe challenge, I used the right hand column of sequin, lace, and gold. The sequins are gold, as is the embossing on the lyre stamp. 




As an amateur musician, the Sheet Music stamp and the Musical Season stamp set really spoke to me. I expect to get lots of use out of them! (For those who may be interested, the tune on the Sheet Music stamp is Beethoven's "Fur Elise.")

I didn't add a sentiment to this card, but it could be used for lots of different occasions. It's pretty much gender neutral, so that's also a plus.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

--Cindi



Supplies used:

Stamp sets - Musical Season, Sheet Music
Paper - Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock; Soft Suede and Very Vanilla Cardstock
Ink - Crumb Cake, Versamark
Accessories - Victoria Lace Trim (retired), Metallic Sequins (retired), Gold Embossing Powder
Tools - Big Shot, Musical Instruments Framelits, Heat Tool, SNAIL, Fine-Tip Glue Pen, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals 

Monday, September 4, 2017

CTD 458 - Congrats on Your New Home!

Hello and welcome back! Today's card is for the challenge at Color Throwdown, and here is the inspiration. 



And here is today's card:



I have some friends who have recently relocated from the Chicago suburbs to the Pacific Northwest. They are moving into their brand new home this weekend, so obviously, a card is in order!

I inked up the Home Life set for the first time to create this card. Because it is photopolymer, it's relatively easy to line up the three stamps, but it takes a little bit of work. This was my third try! I love that the coordinating framelits allow you to cut out many of the small flowers at one time to create some dimension on the card. The new Mini Stampin' Dimensionals also came in handy!

I hope my friends are happy in their new home - I can't wait to see the photos!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

--Cindi



Supplies used:

Stamp set - Home Life
Paper - Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, and Vellum Cardstock; Subtles Patterns DSP (retired)
Ink - Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools - Big Shot, Welcome Home Framelits, Brick Wall TIEF, SNAIL, Tombow Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals