I was thinking about my mom today so I made this card for her. This was such a fun card to make since I made it while on Skype with my favorite aunt this morning. I was showing her how the letter press plates work (white background impression on craft paper), which ultimately turned into this cute card for the SCS Inspiration Challenge (IC297). Did you notice that I used more of my favorite new handmade fabric buttons on this card too?!
This week’s Inspiration Challenge was to find inspiration at Blumenthal Lansing. Since I am into fabric buttons this week, I used this fabric button from their website as the inspiration for my card.
I finally had an opportunity to make some cards for a few challenges this week - so much fun! This first card I made was for the Embellish Magazine Challenge.
My favorite part of making this card was creating the cool pink fabric button for the card. I purchased an expensive button making kit from a big box craft store and fabric with small patterns and bright colors. Within minutes, I created lots of adorable little fabric buttons for my cards. Super easy and fun!
The challenge was to create a card, scrapbook layout, or altered item using the colors below and coloring.
There have been so many wonderful Tuesday Triggers photos with great card making inspiration lately. However, I haven't much free time to design a card "just for fun." I love flowers so when I saw the photo today, I knew I had to create a quick card!
The minute I saw the photo I was inspired to use some wonderful yellow floral brads I had found at the store the other day. Luckily, there was one pack left (with three yellow brads) when I stopped by the store this morning. I think the brads were made for this card.
Hello! I'm so excited to be hosting my first challenge on SplitCoastStampers (SCS) today. I am hosting the Ways To Use It Challenge and today's challenge is all about Versamark. It's a tried and true stamping staple. I opted to break out my Versamark marker and pastel chalks for the challenge to see what I could create.
I used my background stamp in black. After drying, I colored in the flowers, flourishes, etc. with a Versamark marker then chalked where I marked. Then I added another distressed background stamp to give the card more of a vintage feel. Finished with a bird, twine and ribbon.
Here are a few ideas for using Versamark to get your creative wheels turning:
• Heat Embossing
• Pastels / Chalking
• Watermark Images
• Resist (stamp on glossy paper, then brayer ink on top)
Join in the fun, it's so simple. All you have to do is create a card using Versamark, snap a quick photo and upload it to SCS (enter keyword WT284). That's it, easy peasy lemon squeezy. Leave a comment if you are inspired to go create!
I created this quick and simple card for the SCS Inspiration Challenge today. The challenge was to create a card inspired from Decade Gifts. I chose the great trio of necklaces shown in the photo below.
The next few days may prove to be good for card making since it is suppose to be in the high 90s / low 100s. You know it is going to be a hot day when the air is turned on before 10:00 am. Enjoy your weekend.
My Inspiration from Decade Gifts
Supplies You'll Need:
Stamps: En Francais, Because I Card, Afterthoughts (SU)
Ink: Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze (SU)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Early Espresso (SU)
Tools: Aqua Painter (SU)
Embellishments: Shimmer Mist (hard to see in the photo)
This card was created today for the SCS Sketch Challenge. I don't know why, but this card was sure a challenge today. I think I was fighting with the patterned paper because I wanted to incorporate more color into the card, but I just didn't get it to work. Oh well, tomorrow is new day.
Here is my card for the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge this week. The good card mojo was flowing today. Maybe it was because I was making my first Halloween card of the year! I just love, love, love making Halloween cards. So much so that I usually create a completely different design for each and every Halloween card I send.
Leave a comment and let me know what you love most about this adorable Halloween card.
As a mom of two boys, it's hard not to worry sometimes. But today is a day off with no worries (not a real day off...there isn't such a thing with two boys). A day of no worries just a day of summer with swimming lessons, preschool, play dates and a picnic lunch, that's today.
Beyond celebrating the carefree "ness" of summer, this card was created for the Embellish Magazinechallenge. The challenge is to use the photo as inspiration and design a card using the colors: pink, brown and green and incorporate birds.
I love the bright pink flower, flowery green button and most of all my new brown and white striped bakers twine. Love the bakers twine in all the new colors.
Supplies You'll Need:
Card Stock: Old Olive, Early Espresso (SU)
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye - Lil' Robots
Embellishments: My Mind's Eye - No Worries Label, Flower, Button, Bakers Twine
Tools: Border Punch (EK Success)
Saturday was a power card making day. I went to bed with a smile on my face because I made three cards just for fun and they all turned out lovely! I love all the elegant details on this simple card. From the deep embossed damask background, to the silky satin ribbon, the precious pink rosette (thanks to my MN peep for that lovely detail) to the pearl outlined greeting.
Today was another great relaxing summer day. The guys in the house have been on a Lego building brigade the past two weekends. So after I finished up the kitchen and laundry chores and cleaned up my work space a bit (why can't it stay clean?), I was able to put together this card.
My main inspiration for the card was the glittered "made with love" label I purchased a few days ago. The label is actually part of a piece of patterned paper that is all food/cooking labels all glittered up in pink, turquoise, and yellow.
Leave a comment and let me know what you love about this card.
Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge
Supplies You'll Need:
Card Stock: Whisper White
Patterned Paper: BasicGrey (unsure of the manufacture of the label paper)
Embellishments: Ribbon (Papertrey), 4U Beads (Joanns)
Isn't this bird so cute and sweet? I had so much fun creating this fun card for the Moxie Fab WorldFun & Cute Card Style Challenge.
Here is Moxie Fab World's description of the perfect ingredients for a Fun & Cute card: a happy color scheme, a sweet sentiment, an uncomplicated design, whimsy or doodle, a few simple shapes, some friendly patterns (like polka dots and gingham).
Supplies You'll Need:
Stamps: Chic Boutique
Ink: Going Grey, Taken With Teal, So Saffron
Card Stock: So Saffron, Taken With Teal, Whisper White
Embellishments: White Taffeta Ribbon, Silver Brad, Glitter
Tools: Die Cutting Machine, Top Note Die
I created this card a few weeks ago and thought it fit perfectly for the Moxie Fab WorldClassy & Elegant Card Style Challenge.
Moxie Fab World gave a great definition of what makes a card Classy & Elegant. Here are a few of their criteria: clean lines, sparkling embellishments, a rich color scheme, and sophisticated sentiments that make a card stunning and dramatic.
Just a real quick post today since I am running out of daylight. I borrowed this great lantern set from my good friend for the Moxie Fab World Tuesday Triggers Challenge. Thanks Kathy! Need a little creative inspiration? Then play along with the challenges at Moxie Fab World. It's fun to play along!
Today I created this project for the Card Style Clean and Graphic Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. It's a card for a care package for my brother-in-law who is recovering from foot surgery. I tend to go on the simple side for guy cards. Inspired yet to create a clean and graphic styled card? Play along with the challenges at Moxie Fab World.It's fun to play along and did I mention that they have cool prizes too!
My Inspiration - Moxie Fab World Clean and Graphic Style