Friday, January 26, 2024

TGIF Challenges #457


When I saw there was a LOVE themed challenge at TGIF this week I could't resist playing along!  Afterall- Valentine's are some of my favorite cards to create!

The "rose" background was created using several different colors of Stampin' Blends, 91% alcohol and Vellum Cardstock.  Both light and dark colors of Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo and Melon Mambo were used.  Each "rose" was carefully crafted using the color from the Blend and 91% alcohol.  
I'm not a professional at this technique and am still learning but overall I love how it turned out!  The colors fit so well together!

I embellished the card using 2 hearts- one Petal Pink and one Flirty Flamingo and then added some vellum greenery cut from the Adoring Hearts Dies.  The sentiment is from the Adoring Hearts Stamp Set and was stamped in Melon Mambo Ink onto a piece of Basic White Cardstock.

Why not join in on the fun and create a card of your own?  Simply create a card using the above sketch and submit it on the TGIF Challenges blog using the guidelines below!

Deadline for challenges is Thursday 2/1/2024 at 10am PST.

  • Uploaded projects need to be direct linked to your blog, Facebook, or other on line gallery.
  • Please post the TGIF Challenge graphic on your blog and link back to our site
  • Your project MUST be new and inspired by our challenge parameters
  • When sharing your project publicly, please use this weeks hashtag- #TGIFC457
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 2/2/2024
  • Questions should be left in the comment section
  • Challengers can even post your cards on our FB page too!!  "Like us" while you're there :-)

Monday, January 22, 2024

Monday Montage #253


Hey there stampin' friends!  I've been making lots and LOTS of Valentine's lately.  Hope you're not sick of seeing them yet!  Today's card was super simple to create!  I simply punched several hearts using the Bee Builder Punch using a variety cardstock and DSP ( Sweet Sorbet, Petal Pink, Pool Party and the Bee Mine DSP).

I then created the hearts layout on a Basic White scalloped rectangle and adhered them using Stampin' Dimensionals.  The Love You More sentiment was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and stamped on the bottom right portion of the card (just below the heart focal image)
The scalloped layer was then adhered to another Basic White layer that had been embossed using the Basics 3D Embossing Folders.  
To finish the card- this layer was adhered to a Basic White card base.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please be sure to click the NEXT button to see what Elizabeth has created! 

Monday, January 8, 2024

Monday Montage #252

Hey there stampin' friends!  Welcome back for another fabulous Monday Montage Blog Hop!  Today I'm sharing a stamp set and coordinating dies from the January-April Mini Catalog called Bright Skies.  I LOVE this bundle!  It's filled with several cloud images and lots of fun sentiments.  

Best of all-  the Bright Skies Bundle coordinates with 2 items from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog- the Sunny Days DSP and the Pool Party 5/8" Crinkle Ribbon.  The Pool Party Crinkle Ribbon ties so nicely!  

Thanks for stopping by!  Please be sure to click the NEXT button to see what Elizabeth has created! 

Sunday, January 7, 2024

Creation Station: Fuzzy or Furry

Hello there!  Welcome to the first Creation Station Blog Hop of 2024!  This month we are designing using a "fuzzy or furry" theme.  For my card- I have chosen the Little Monkey Stamp Set and coordinating Little Monkey Builder Punch.  

A few months ago- I was asked by a member of my downline to please occasionally share a card that is simple enough for the beginning crafter to create.  So here it is!

This card is a pretty basic card that has very few steps to create.  It involves stamping, fussy cutting, coloring and punching.  For supplies- I used Basic White Card Stock, Little Monkey Stamp Set, Little Monkey Builder Punch, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink,  Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends, Old Olive Stampin' Blends and some Rainbow Adhesive Backed Dots (plus Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals and Multipurpose Liquid Glue).
Thanks for stopping by!  Click the NEXT button to see what Barb has created!