Thursday, July 30, 2015

{TCP Tuesday} Constellation Prize

Oooo - too fun!  The Ways to Use It challenge at Splitcoast has a theme of Space, and this Constellation Prize stamp set was PERFECT!! : )  Plus it means I can enter the Summer Blog Hop again, along with TCP Tuesday!!  WooHoo!!

I watercolored my background and image, then added some colored pencil highlights to my main image before cut it out.  A little foam tape and some pearls along with a sentiment and VOILA!  A Spacey card. : )

Thanks for looking!


{Stamp Simply} Apple Pie and Cheese

I found this fun card in the Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home Ephemera pack and thought it would be a great sentiment, so I trimmed it down and attached it to a mat that I had made a few weeks ago and ended up not using.  When I saw the Homespun die set in my box, I knew it was the perfect addition to the card.  I cut out the pie and the curtains and sponged them, then attached them to the card with 3D Foam.  The pie looked a little lonely, so I added some "steam" to it by using the butterfly flight path from the Stitched Flowers Vintage Tags set.  I love how homey it looks.  Perhaps I need to go bake a pie??? :)

Here's my shopping list...

Thanks for dropping in!


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

{TCP Tuesday} Around the World

Hi everyone!  Are you all going to join in with the Summer Blog Hop over on the Cat's Pajamas blog?  Just use any TCP image and link up your card - and you can enter it in this week's TCP Tuesday challenge, too!!

For my "Around the World In 80 Days" inspired card I inked up the Drop In set with some Archival black ink and watercolored my image.  I added a wonky base panel to give the illusion that the balloon was rising, and used a few stitched clouds to complete the effect.  My sentiment is from the In Shape set.  So cute!

Thanks for looking!!


Thursday, July 23, 2015

{Stamp Simply} Peaceful Joy

Merry Christmas in July!

We're celebrating Christmas all week this week over on the Stamp Simply blog, so I made a card combining elements from three different JustRite sets for the occasion.  I started by cutting a circle with the Pierced Circle dies, and, while the paper was still in the die, I sponged a wintery sky.  I stamped my sentiment from the Great Joy set in black ink and then added some shimmer to the star and the snow with a Stardust pen. A silver Wink of Stella would have worked wonderfully, too!  I stamped and cut out a deer from the Grand Christmas Sentiments set and set it aside until I finished my background.  To make my background I stamped the snowflake from the Gift of Faith Sentiments set in versamark ink and then embossed them with clear embossing powder.  Then I decided where I wanted my main circle and sponged my background so they would line up.  I attached my sentiment circle with 3D foam - the thicker ones - and then added the deer with the thinner 3D foam squares.  LOVE that they come in two thicknesses!

Here's my Stamp Simply shopping list for this week!

Have a happy Christmas in July!


Thursday, July 16, 2015

{Stamp Simply} Joy to the World

Good morning, friends!

Are you ready for a little Christmas in July?  The card I have to share today uses the new JustRite set Gift of Faith Sentiments.  I used the snowflake image and stamped it in three different colors of green around my sentiment.  The centers of the snowflakes made perfect spots for some rhinestone "berries" and I added a grosgrain bow to finish it off.  Clean and simple!

Here's my Stamp Simply shopping list!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!