Saturday, September 27, 2014

Purple Anyone

Today my card was made with no purpose in mind so it can be used for a variety of occasions.  Two challenges helped stimulate my mojo:  Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge #333 and Sunday Stamps Challenge #85.  

THE BEGINNING:  Card base is Whisper White card stock.  Layer of Rich Razzleberry card stock is next.  Matted pieces of Park Lane and Trim the Tree designer papers with Brushed Gold card stock and added to the card.
RIBBON STRIP:  Attached Gold Satin Ribbon to Whisper White card stock.  Layered a piece of Blackberry Bliss ribbon over that.  Added to card.
IMAGE LAYER:  Stamped two flowers from the Flower Patch stamp set on Whisper White card stock with Rich Razzleberry and Blackberry Bliss inks.  Cut them out with the Flower Fair Framelits as well as two leaves cut from Garden Green card stock.  The flower center (same stamp set) was stamped using Garden Green ink.  The center center (same stamp set) was heat embossed using VersaMark and Gold embossing powder.  The flowers were attached; the leaves added to the back; whole thing added to Brushed Gold card stock cut using the Circles Framelits.  Used Dimensionals to attach to the card.
FINAL TOUCH:  Three Pearls were added to the ribbon and one to the center of the flower.
I hope you enjoyed todays "purple confection".  And I certainly hope you are having a fabulous weekend.  Weather is perfect here today.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Clean and Simple Happy Birthday

Today I am using three challenges on this card.  I know, it's a very clean and simple card and I used three challenges!!  I started with the Paper Players Challenge #214 (clean and simple masculine card).  The Creative Challenge Club #14 was used for the colors (use some or all) and the CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge #93 was used for the sketch (I did turn the sketch 90 degrees for my card).

For the base I chose Naturals Ivory card stock.  A piece of Trim the Tree designer paper was layered on Hello Honey card stock.  Natural Trim Ribbon (retired) was attached to the layer.  The sentiment from the Tag Talk stamp 
set was heat embossed on Hello Honey card stock with VersaMark and Early Espresso embossing powder.  It was punched out with the Label Bracket punch.  I matted it with Old Olive card stock cut out with the same punch and cut in half to use as the mat.  A piece of Moonlight designer paper was cut with the smallest Banners FramelitOld Olive was cut with the next larger framelit and used to mat the smaller one.  The banner was slipped under the ribbon and the sentiment was popped up with Dimensionals.  For a finishing touch I added three Cajun Craze Candy Dots.  There you have it - clean and simple and, I think, a good guy card.  In the future, I'd like to see if I can turn it up a notch with more detail.  When I get to it, I'll post it here.  Won't be for a week or so because I have to prepare for a class a week from Saturday.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful fall weekend.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A Little Birdie Told Me.....

My card today is for my daughter-in-love's sister and her fiance.  They just got engaged and I wanted to send our best wishes.  I used the sketch from the Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #195 (I did turn the sketch 90 degrees to the right).

The card base is Smoky Slate card stock.  A piece of Soft Sky card stock was first cut along one edge with the Large Scallop Edgelit.  I then ran it through the Big Shot again with the Delicate Designs embossing folder being careful to line up the design with the scalloped edge.  The bird from the Hello Love hostess stamp set was heat embossed using VersaMark and Smoky Slate embossing powder.  The sentiment from the same stamp set was stamped using Lost Lagoon ink.  I cut a piece of Lost Lagoon card stock with the same edgelit as above and attached it to the back of the embossed edge on the Soft SkyPear Pizzazz cotton ribbon was attached right above the embossed area.  Another small piece of the ribbon was tied in a knot around the longer piece.  All is Calm designer paper was added to the bottom of the front of the card before adding the embossed layer.  And that was it.  The embossed scallop really adds a little punch to a very simple card.  Thank you for visiting.  I hope you're enjoying the same beautiful weather we are here in the Northeast.

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