Monday, May 15, 2023

Beautiful Blossoms May 2023

Welcome friends! It's mid-May and time for a Beautiful Blossoms Challenge. Here is the inspiration board:
I was totally inspired by the top left corner picture with the bright beautiful flowers, so much so, I made 2 different cards:
The flowers were cut out of Taylored Expressions Watercolor Paper with the Be Bold Blooms die set from Spellbinders. I used the Altenew's 36 Pan Watercolor Pallete to color all the flowers and leaves.
The sentiments are from Altenew's Birthday Builders Stamp Set. This is such a great set to have in your stash. So very versatile. This set has 18 different fonts which can be mixed and matched 300 different ways.
The card above has Hero Arts Lacquer Pen - Sparkle Pen. Leaves such a great shine!
The flowers above were edged with Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Gilded Foundry Wax.
It comes in a 2 part kit, Mined is the other wax. Once applied, it is heated with a heat gun and melted. I can't seem to pick up the beautiful color. It looks dark in the pictures, but it really a beautiful shiny gold.
Overall, I love a card with plenty of white, texture and bright colors. Thank you for sticking to the end and I hope to see you at The Beautiful Blossoms May Challenge!
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Saturday, May 6, 2023

HLS Stencil May 2023

Welcome to the Happy Little Stamper Stencil Challenge for May 2023 where anything goes!
My card today uses many different brands of products from my stash, but I think they all work together well.
My stencil in the background is from A Colorful Life Designs called Polka Dot Stencil. I ink blended Scrapbook.com Hybrid Ink - Cyan then moved the stencil slightly and used Scrapbook.com Hybrid Ink - Pear.  Then I ran it through my Big Shot with Altenew's Dotted Tile Debossing Cover Die for stitches and movement in the background.
The floral stamps and dies are from Altenew's Fresh Bloom Layering Stamp & Die Set. One day I played with this set all day and tried all different inks from both Altenew and Scrapbook.com...kind of lost track of which blues and greens, but with this set anything works. I really liked the floral image in pinks, as well. 
For the center of the flowers I dabbed some Ranger Ink - Simon Hurley - Lunar Paste in Shooting Star for a little texture. The sentiment comes from Brutus Monroe's Stamp Set called Sharon's Script. This set is one of my absolute favorites of all times for the font and variety of sentiments. There are not too many occasions for which this set wouldn't work.
I inked "Just a Note" with Scrapbook.com's White Pigment Ink several times on Lawn Fawn Black Licorice card stock. Then I sprinkled Ranger Ink's Super Fine White Embossing Powder on it and heat set. I cut it out by hand around the edges - I like that look. This is my preferred way to white heat emboss on black.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you over at our HLS Stencil Challenge this month!
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Thursday, May 4, 2023

Guest Designer for TTTC207

Today I am honored to be the Guest Designer for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #207:
Looking over the challenge, I thought I would start with the Purple choice because I very seldom do...don't know why for it is a lovely color.
I created a CAS (Clean and Simple) card with the diagonal choices of Purple, Dry Emboss and Die Cut.
The butterflies are from Simon Says Stamp Graceful Butterfly Set. This is an embossing folder along with the matching cutting dies. I choose to die cut the butterflies first and then nestle them in the embossing folder and run it through my Big Shot for that great texture.
The background embossing folder is from Pink and Main called Catch a Wave. I thought it had great movement for flying butterflies. A little light ink blending with Altenew's Lavender Fields and Ultraviolet on both the background and the butterflies gave it that Purple Haze we needed. 
The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Background. One stamp set with 18 different sentiments that you die cut one time with the Simple Strips Die. I liked these so much that I also bought the Simple Strips Storage boxes to hold all the different sentiments.
For sparkle, I used Hero Arts Sparkle Clear Lacquer Pen both on the butterfly edges and the background. A few Honey Bee Rainbow Gem Stickers in a lavender color sparkled up the card, too!
Thank you for joining me today and that you to #TTTC team for inviting me to Guest Design. This is such a fun challenge...come join in the fun!
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Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Black Eyed Susans

It's May 3, 2023 and time for a New Paper Funday ChallengeOur challenge this month was to all do the "Twist" use "Emboss It" either heat or dry. 
I did both types of embossing. The background is a dry emboss panel and the designs are stamped with Altenew's Obsidian Black Pigment Ink and sprinkled with Altenew's Crisp Clear Embossing Powder and heat set.
My coloring style is messy and sketchy and always leave white! At least I try... 
What did I use to make this card?
1) Simon Says Stamps and Dies Black Eyed Susans (they are my favorite flower!);
5) Pink and Main's Garden Gate Embossing Folder (retired).
I love this card...right up my alley. Come join us this month at The Paper Funday Challenge and  let's do "The Twist"!
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