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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

JAI 381 - Happy Retirement

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


And here is today's card:



I had also planned to enter this card in the sketch challenge at Paper Craft Crew, but I just missed the deadline. Oh, well...

I don't usually make square cards but the PCC sketch was square, so here we are! The first image that came to my mind was the flower pot from A Flower for All Seasons, so I wanted to find two more images that coordinated with it, but would fit on smaller circles. I think these work okay. The single flower is from Grateful Bunch and the ladybug is from Sharing Sweet Thoughts. All images were colored in with Stampin' Write markers because I haven't received my new Stampin' Blends yet. I backed the sentiment piece with a bit of old ribbon to make it stand out a bit more, then added the gold sequins for some bling. One of my high school friends just retired after working for the government for almost 40 years, so I think I'll be sending this off to her.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

--Cindi



Supplies used:

Stamp sets - A Flower for All Seasons, Grateful Bunch, Sharing Sweet Thoughts, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper - Whisper White, Crushed Curry, So Saffron Cardstock; Color Theory DSP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Soft Suede, Real Red Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories - Crushed Curry 3/4" Chevron Ribbon (retired), Metallics Sequin Assortment (retired)
Tools - Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Washi Tape Punch (retired), Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Fine-Tip Glue Pen, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Sunday, October 15, 2017

SIP 120 - Happy Birthday

Hello and welcome back! Today's card is for the color challenge at Stamp Ink Paper.


I have to say that these colors scream "Halloween" to me, but I don't send Halloween cards and since I just made one yesterday for another challenge, I needed to go in a different direction. And then I thought, "These colors are perfect for cake icing," so I pulled out the Icing on the Cake stamp set and made this:



The shell borders are the perfect size to frame the top layer of the card, and look great in that Lemon Lime Twist. The flowers and sentiment are stamped in Pumpkin Pie (my favorite orange shade!), but how to add the black was eluding me. Then it hit me - add a layer under the cake for a cake board! I wish I had some black glimmer paper - that would have been perfect! 

The flowers and leaves were fussy cut and added to the top, and I added a flower to the front of the envelope as well. I usually forget about the envelope, but stamping it adds a nice touch.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

--Cindi



Supplies used:

Stamp set - Icing on the Cake
Paper - Whisper White Thick Cardstock, Basic Black and Whisper White Cardstock
Ink - Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Lime Twist
Tools - Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Paper Snips, Stampin' Dimensionals

Saturday, October 14, 2017

WWYS 137 & CTD 464 - Trick or Treat!

Hello and welcome back! Today's card is for the challenges at What Will You Stamp? and Color Throwdown


And here is today's card:



This was a pretty simple card - it would be good for a workshop or class. I used Sahara Sand (taupe) for the card base, and added layers of Basic Black and Very Vanilla, with a strip from the Spooky Night DSP. I added some background texture with a stamp from Spooky Cat stamped in Sahara Sand. The cats were punched from Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie and the faces were stamped in Whisper White Craft and Memento Tuxedo Black.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

--Cindi



Supplies used:

Stamp set - Spooky Cat
Paper - Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black cardstock; Spooky Night DSP
Ink - Sahara Sand, Whisper White Craft, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Cotton Ribbon (retired)
Tools - Cat Punch, Washi Tape Punch (retired), SNAIL, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Friday, October 13, 2017

PP 365 - Happy Birthday!

Hello and welcome back! Today's card is for the color challenge at The Paper Players.



And here is today's card:



For this card, I decided to use the Oh So Eclectic stamp set and coordinating Eclectic Layers Thinlits. I hadn't used them before, so I was a bit surprised to see that the die that cuts out the "snowflake" pattern does not cut it out from the paper, it just cuts the inside of the shape. So, I cut it from the background and then cut another from the Crushed Curry cardstock, trimmed it out, and placed it on top for some contrast. I love the subtle embossed leaves from that die set - at least I did know about those! :)

These colors are perfect for a fall birthday card, and I have someone in mind to receive this one!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

--Cindi



Supplies used:

Stamp sets - Oh So Eclectic, Birthday Banners
Paper - Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock; Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso cardstock
Ink - Early Espresso, Peekaboo Peach, Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker
Tools - Big Shot, Eclectic Layers Thinlits, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Fine-Tip Glue Pen, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

Sunday, October 8, 2017

SIP 119, FMS 307 & CC&S 243 - Get Well

Hello and welcome back! Today's card is a triple challenge combo - the anything goes challenge at Stamp Ink Paper, the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches, and the color challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches.




And here is today's card:



One of my friends just had knee replacement surgery this week, so I needed a card for her. I know exactly how she feels - it's been 11 months since I had mine done. 

Somewhere this week, I saw a sample using the inlaid die cut technique, so I thought I'd try it for this card. It takes a little bit of patience but it wasn't too bad. The dies I used were not very detailed so that helped!

I'll be dropping this off with my friend this afternoon, with some flowers to brighten her day.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

--Cindi



Supplies used:

Stamp set - Weather Together
Paper - Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz, and Early Espresso cardstock
Ink - Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories - Witches Brew Washi Tape (retired)
Tools - Big Shot, Umbrella Weather Framelits, Sunshine Wishes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals