4.28.2015

Winnie & Walter April/May Release: The Big, the Bold and Friends


Hello! :) Today marks the first of the sneak peek days for Winnie & Walter's April/May release.  For our projects today, we're featuring the new the Big, the Bold and Comfort / the Big, the Bold and Friends sets, which are more great additions to the "the Big, the Bold and..." series.  I can't get enough of these sets! I've said it before, but I really love the size of the main font, it's so great for so many different applications.

To create my card, I started by die cutting part of my sentiment using the Big, the Bold and Friends Cutaways on dark coral CS.  I then used the Cover Model: Multifaceted Cutaway (more info to come later this week) to cut the panel for the background, which was then adhered to a light pink card base.  

I then adhered some of the pieces that had been punched out back into the panel, then covered them with a good smattering of Winks of Stella glitter.  Next, I stamped the remainder of the sentiment from the Big, the Bold and Friends in gray ink onto light gray CS.  The die cut and stamped sentiments were then adhered to the card base before embellishing with orange gems.

I giggle every time I look at this card, I can't tell you how much time changing my mind has cost me! ;) Originally, I wasn't going to use any of the pieces that had been punched out on my card, so I popped them all out and put them in a pile for the trash.  You should've seen me going back through the pile trying to find the matching pieces.  Does this fit? Nope! What about this one? Nope! Lol... :P

Would you like to be entered for your chance to win the sets revealed today? Please hop over to the Winnie & Walter blog for more details! :)

Have a great one!

Oh Happy Day!


Hello! It's the last Tuesday of the month, which means it's my posting day over on the Whisker Graphics blog. :) For my card, I used their Large Colored Tags in yellow, and one of my favorite variations of their twine, the Silver Metallic Divine Twine.

To create my card, I started by die cutting three large flower shapes using the Bold Blossoms dies from Ellen Hutson on white CS.  The die cuts were then adhered to a medium gray card base.  I then stamped the sentiment in versamark ink onto the yellow tag before heat embossing with white powder.  I just love how vibrant these tags are! :)


Before adhering the tag to the card front, I wrapped it several times with silver metallic twine, then tied it with a bow.  To finish up, the tag was adhered to the card base with pop dots, then I embellished with yellow enamel dots.

Have a great one!

4.27.2015

TAWS Sneak Peek - All Washed Up


Hello! I'm joining the other fab ladies on the Alley Way Stamps DT today to preview the new All Washed Up set, which features some seriously adorable sea creatures! 

To create my card, I started with a small panel of white CS, and colored it with some distress ink wash.  While the panel was drying, I stamped the image of the narwhal in stazon gray ink, then watercolored it in.  I then die cut a large heart from the center a piece of grey patterned paper.



Once the narwhal was dry, I fussy cut him out, then covered his spots and horn with stickles.  The blue distress panel was then adhered to a white card base before adhering the grey die cut paper on top with pop dots.  Next, I stamped the sentiment in black ink, then adhered the narwhal to the card front.  To finish up, I embellished with purple enamel dots.

Want to be entered for a chance to win the new All Washed Up set? All you need to do is click on the Rafflecopter widget over on the TAWS blog HERE.

Have a great one!

4.24.2015

Monster Hugs


Hello! This past week has flown by, I can't believe it's Friday already! The weather here this morning is a chilly 37 degrees... Good thing we didn't pack away our coats just yet. :)

I'm popping in today to share a card I created using the Jibber Jabber and Oogles sets from The Alley Way Stamps.  This card turned out completed different than how I originally envisioned it, but I just love all the little added circle elements!

To create my card, I started with a piece of white CS, and added a quick splash of aqua using a watercolor wash.  While that was drying, I used some circle dies to cut out various solid and open circles.  I then stamped the monster from Oogles and the sentiment from Jibber Jabber in stazon gray ink.



The stamped layer was then adhered to a light gray card base.  I fiddled with the arrangement of the circles for a bit, then adhered them to the card front once I was happy with their placement.  To finish up, I embellished with yellow enamel dots.

 

Have a great one!

4.17.2015

Congrats!


Hello! It's Friday, or as I like to call it... Fri - YAY! :) Lol... I'm popping in to share a card I created using for current Case This Sketch #119 challenge and some stamps from The Alley Way Stamps.  

To create my card, I started with a white card base, and stamped the key image from Tiny Treasures in gray and coral ink.  I then used a black multi-liner pen to color in the open hearts.


Next, I stamped one of the sentiments from Jibber Jabber in versamark ink onto black CS before heat embossing in white.  One end of the cardstock strip was trimmed in a banner shape, then adhered to the card front with pop dots.  I then cut a small strip of peach/coral CS, and adhered it to the card front.  To finish up, I embellished with silver enamel dots.


Have a great one!

4.16.2015

April SFYTT - Always Dream BIG


Hello! Only one more day 'til F.R.I.D.A.Y! Woohoo! :) So far, the weather is cooperating, and it looks as though I may be able to get out in the yard and overhaul our garden area.  I have big dreams, indeed. Hehe :)

I created this card using this month's Sketch For You To Try (SFYTT) from Reverse Confetti, and one of the newest Spring Fling Quick Card Panels along with the Shine From Within stamp set.  To create this card, I started by trimming a little off the top and sides of the triangle panel, then stamping one of the Shine From Within sentiments in stazon gray ink.  Next, I adhered a strip of yellow paper to the edge of the stamped layer.



A piece of dotted patterned paper was adhered to a medium gray card base, then topped with the sentiment layer.  To finish up, green/white twine was wrapped around the card front and secured with a bow before embellishing with yellow pop dots.

I know I've said it before, and I'm sure I sound like a broken record, but I am totally loving these Quick Card Panels... I am a sloooow stamper, and they cut my card making time in half.  Lol, sometimes it's nice to be able to finish a card in less than an hour. :)




Want to play along with us this month and be entered to win a $20 GC to the RC store? All you need to do is create a card based on the sketch below using RC stamps, and link it up to the post HERE on the Reverse Confetti blog by noon CST on the 29th... Easy peasy! :)



Have a great one!

4.10.2015

Monster Birthday Wishes


Hello and happy Friday! :) I am so glad the end of the week is finally here.  We've had some cold and wet weather this week, and I am looking forward to the 30 degree jump up to 76 today! :) I have some work in the backyard to do, and the weather couldn't be more perfect for it.  Yay! Though I have a black thumb and manage to kill just about every plant I've ever touched, I keep trying year after year.  Maybe this year will be the year I finally manage to keep the poor plants alive! *fingers crossed* Lol

For my card today, I used the Case this Sketch #117 sketch, and one of my favorite alien/monster images from Phone Home.  To create my card, I started by stamping 6 aliens in stazon gray ink before watercoloring them.  While the images were drying, I stamped the sentiment (which is a combination of sentiments found in Oogles and Jibber Jabber) in versamark ink onto mint CS before heat embossing with white powder.


Once the alien images were dry, I went back and added white polka dots to each of them using a marker.  I then attached the image layer to a light gray card base with foam tape.  The sentiment strip ends were trimmed in a banner shape, then adhered to the card front with pop dots.  To finish up, I embellished with orange enamel dots.

 



Have a great one!

4.08.2015

RC Blog Hop - Enjoy Today


Hello! Release day is upon us and all of the Reverse Confetti goodies we've been previewing for the past few days are available for sale.  Woohoo!! :) It's the 8th of the month, which means it's also blog hop time.  The hop started over on the Reverse Confetti blog, and you should have made it here from Lisa Adessa’s blog. (If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, please click here.)

To create my card, I started by first blending a few different colors of distress ink together on a piece of white CS, then adding drops of water.  While I set that aside to dry, I used the Geometric Background Confetti Cuts on a piece of white CS.  Once I popped out all the little triangles, I adhered it to the distressed CS layer, then trimmed off the excess.  



Next, I stamped three of the pineapple images using a combination of tops and fruit from the Pineapples Aplenty set, using the rock-n-roll technique on the body of the fruit.  I then cut them out using the coordinating Pineapples Aplenty Confetti Cuts dies.  The diecut background was then adhered to the gray card base using pop dots.  To finish up, I adhered two pineapples to the diecut background, then popped up the third with pop dots to help it stand out a bit.





I hope you've enjoyed hopping with us today. Be sure and hop with us on the 8th of every month for more Reverse Confetti inspiration! Now it’s time to hop on over to Tara Godfrey’s blog. If you get lost along the way, you can find the hop order and list of all the participating designers over on the Reverse Confetti blog.

Have a great one!