May 23 2015

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Decorative Masks

SatHopWelcomeIt’s time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Design Team Blog Hop!  This month our theme is techniques.  Nicole Tugrul selected Decorative Masks (stencils) or Inked Embossing Folders for this week’s technique.

You’ve probably just come from Deb Currier’s blog, didn’t you love her card?

 

Oh My Goodies

I used the Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks, well the stars, for my card this week!  I combined it with the Oh My Goodies stamp set…it was the first time I inked that set up!  I also used the Yellow Citrus Chalk Ink Pad, it made inking up the stencil VERY easy!  Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Daffodil Delight, folded in half for base card.
  • On top is a layer of 4 x 5-1/4 of Basic Black.
  • On the 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White, ink the Stars thru the Decorative Mask with the Yellow Citrus Ink Pad and a sponge dauber.
  • Adhere the Stacked with Love Washi Tape across the front of the card, then add 3/4 wide strip of Daffodil Delight cardstock, cut with a flag end.  Then add a 1-1/2 strip of All Abloom Paper Stack, cut with a flag end.
  • On a scrap piece of Whisper White, the Oh My Goodies image was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink, cut with the Deco Label Framelit.  Then it was stamped again on Daffodil Delight cardstock with the center “umpteenth” cut out and placed over the Whisper White one.
  • Two Rhinestone jewels were added along the side of “umpteenth” and the Deco Label was popped up on the front with with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

OK…continue on around the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Tour to see what Mary Brown’s card looks like!

 

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May 21 2015

CCMC356 Guy Greetings

It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Challenge…this time a color combination!  Grab your inks and stamps and play along, we love to see your ideas!

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I thought this had a very masculine feel, so I used Guy Greetings on my card!

 

CCMC356 Guy Greetings

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Soft Sky, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, the 4 x 3-1/4 piece of Soft Sky (Subtles) Background DSP was placed across the front.  Before adhering, the Blackberry Bliss Satin Stitched Ribbon was placed across the left side with the 1/8″ Silver Metallic Ribbon going down the center of it, then adhered in the back of the DSP.
  • On the 2-1/2 x 3 panel of Whisper White, the hats were stamped with Blackberry Bliss Ink towards the top.  The Hats Off greeting was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on a 1/2 x 3 strip of Soft Sky, then added to the front of the panel.
  • The Dotted Scallop Border Punch cut a strip of Blackberry Bliss cardstock for under the Whisper White panel, then it was placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally, three Elegant Eggplant Candy Dots were placed above the Soft Sky Backgrounds DSP.

LOVE this masculine card!  Can’t wait to give it to my husband for Father’s Day!  OK…check out the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge Team cards over on Create with Connie and Mary!

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Supplies:

Set:  Guy Greetings

Inks:  Blackberry Bliss, Tuxedo Black

Cardstock:  Soft Sky, Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss

Accessories:  Subtles Backgrounds DSP, Blackberry Bliss Satin Stitched Ribbon, 1/8″ Silver Metallic Ribbon, Regals Candy Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

 


May 16 2015

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Punch Art

SatHopWelcomeOK…time for another Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop! This month our theme is techniques. It was my turn and I selected Punch Art for this week’s technique.

You’ve probably just come from Deb Currier’s blog, didn’t you love her card?

Here’s mine!  I’ve been wanting to do a guitar using punch art!  I’ve seen a few examples, but here is my take on it!

 

Be The Star Guitar

Fun, isn’t it?  Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Cherry Cobbler folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Basic Black.
  • On top of that, the 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 layer of Smoky Slate was stamped with the Be The Star stamp set stars in Smoky Slate diagonally across the front.
  • A Crushed Curry star was cut with the Star Framelits and stamped with the Rock Star greeting in the same stamp set.
  • The guitar was made by punching the Owl Punch from Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  The neck of the guitar is a long rectangle of Basic Gray.  The hole in the guitar is a 1/2″ Circle punch of Basic Black, with a little rectangle piece to hold the “strings”.
  • At the top of the neck are two Owl Punch hearts adhered sideways.
  • A White Gel Pen and ruler made the “strings” on the guitar.  Then the guitar is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally, I added some In Color Confetti red stars to the front for sparkler.

That’s it for me!  OK…continue on around the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Tour to see what Mary Brown’s card looks like!

 

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May 14 2015

CCMC345 Petal Potpourri

Another sketch challenge for you to try this week over on Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenges!  Love the details along the left side!

 

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Here’s my card, I love the BOLD colors I took from the Stacked with Love Designer Paper Stack!

 

CCMC355 Petal Potpourri

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Real Red, folded in half.
  • On top of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, four 1 x 1-1/2 rectangles of different black and white patterns from Stacked with Love were added.  A 1/2 x 4 strip of the Real Red pattern hides the seams.
  • The solid flower in Petal Potpourri was stamped with Real Red and punched with the Flower Medallion punch, then popped up on the Basic Black puncnhed flower with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and added to the front with more Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The sketched flower was stamped with Garden Green and punched with the Flower Medallion punch, then “leaves” cut from the petals and placed under the Real Red flower.
  • In the center is a 1/2″ Circle Punch with one of the Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers over top!  (I love the shiny look of this…it was the first time I used one!)
  • Good Wishes from Amazing Lovely You was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on the bottom right.

This is one of my favorite cards…I think it is the boldness of the Red/Black/White combination!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team cards this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!

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Supplies:

Sets:  Petal Potpourri, Amazing Lovely You

Inks:  Real Red, Garden Green, Tuxedo Black

Cardstock:  Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black

Accessories:  Stacked with Love Paper Stack, Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers, Flower Medallion Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

 


May 12 2015

SUOC123 Stippled Blossoms

It’s time for another SUO Challenge…these time it is a Floral Theme…my favorite!  I don’t know why, but I rarely pass up a floral set!  One of the stamp sets that I’ll be sad to see leave the SU catalog is Stippled Blossoms!  It makes such pretty two-tone roses!

 

SUOC122 Stippled Blossoms

This card is fun because it is 3D…and stands up on its’ own!  It is all about how it is scored.

 

SUOC122 Stippled Blossoms 2

Here are the details:

  • Cut a 5 x 11piece of Calypso Coral cardstock for the base.  Score at 2-1/2, 4, 7, 8-1/2.  Fold as shown (V, M, M, V folds).
  • Cut a second from smallest Deco Label Framelit from Whisper White and stamp the greeting from Sumthin’ Sumthin’ in Tuxedo Black.  Layer on the third from smallest Deco Label Framelit cut from Daffodil Delight cardstock.  Add to the front panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Add the two 2-1/4 x 4-3/4 Painted Blooms Designer Paper to each of the side panels.
  • Stamp two roses, first with Daffodil Delight Ink on Whisper White, then add the Calypso Coral two-step.  Stamp two sets of leaves with Wild Wasabi ink (stamp off for the leaf and full strength for the veins).  Cut everything out and add it to the Deco Label with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I added some Pearls in the center of the roses.

I really like how this card looks and it stands up on the counter perfectly!  OK…make sure to see the rest of the SUO Challenge Design Team and see what they did!

 

 


May 09 2015

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Big On You

SatHopWelcomeContinuing on with our theme of techniques for our Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Hop, Debbie Henderson selected watercolor backgrounds for our topic this week!  I had a LOT of fun with this one!  You’ve probably just come from Deb Currier’s blog…love her card, don’t you?

 

When getting ready to design my card, I knew I wanted to use Stampin’ Up!’s Big On You stamp set as the focal element.  I thought it would be perfect with the watercolor background!

 

Big On You

Here are the details:

  •  The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Tangelo Twist cardstock, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Basic Black cardstock.
  • On the 3-3/4 x 3-3/4 layer of Watercolor Paper, the larger swash from Work of Art was stamped in Daffodil Delight, Tangelo Twist, Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo, then spritzed with water until the colors ran.
  • After it dried, I stamped the Big On You greeting with Versamark and embossed with Black Embossing Powder so it POPPED off the background colors!  It was adhered to the right side of the Basic Black.  On the left is a 1-1/4 x 3-3/4 piece of Sweet Taffy Designer Paper.  A piece of Tangelo Twist Ribbon hides the seam and is secured in the back.
  • The Pansy Punch was used on Daffodil Delight and layered with a Petite Petals Punch of Tangelo Twist and the Itty Bitty Accents Flower of Melon Mambo.  A pearl in the center finished it off.  The Pansy Punch was used again on Old Olive cardstock and cut into pieces for the leaves.

I love how bright and cheerful this card is, don’t you?  Make sure to continue around the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Design Team Blog Hop to see the rest of the watercolor background ideas!  Mary Brown is up next!

 

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May 07 2015

CCMC354 Crazy About You

Another fun challenge for you over on Create with Connie and Mary’s Thursday Challenge, this time a bright color challenge!  Grab your stamps and play along!

 

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Here’s my card using Stampin’ Up!’s Crazy About You stamp set.

 

CCMC354 Crazy About You

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Tangelo Twist cardstock.
  • A diagonal cut piece of Birthday Bash Designer striped paper was adhered at the bottom of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.  A 1/2 strip of Tangelo Twist was adhered across the seam.
  • Two pieces of 1/8″ Gold Metallic Ribbon were wrapped along the left side and adhered at the back of the Whisper White layer.
  • The Crazy About You flower was stamped three times with Tangelo Twist ink on Whisper White, one punched with the Flower Medallion Punch and the centers cut out of the other two to make three layers.  The layers are popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  In the center is a Gold Sequin with a small Pearl in the center.
  • Happy Birthday was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on Bermuda Bay cardstock and punched with the Curly Label Punch (SOOO sad to see this punch retire!)  It was tucked under the flower with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  A Gold Sequin in the center with a pearl and then two more pearls beside it for a little bling on the tag.
  • Three more gold sequins were scattered on the front.

Like it?  I do!!!  Now check out the rest of the challenge team cards over on Create with Connie and Mary!

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Supplies:

Set:  Crazy About You

Inks:  Tuxedo Black, Tangelo Twist

Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Tangelo Twist, Whisper White

Accessories:  Birthday Bash DSP, 1/8 Gold Metallic Ribbon, Gold Sequins, Flower Medallion Punch, Curly Label Punch, Pearls, Stampin’ Dimensionals

 


May 02 2015

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – By The Tide

SatHopWelcomeNow that the Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions Celebrations session is over, we are back to our regular Design Team Blog Hops!  This month our theme is techniques.  Mary selected Bokeh backgrounds for this week’s technique.  Bokeh means unfocused and is frequently used as a photography term.  I have been wanting to try it for some time and this was the perfect opportunity!

You’ve probably just come from Deb Currier’s blog, didn’t you love her card?

 

By The Tide
The colors I used leaned towards sea water, so I used By The Tide for my stamp set.  Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Bermuda Bay, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, the sea fan from By The Tide was stamped with Mossy Meadow ink in the lower right corner.
  • The 3-3/4 x 3-3/4 piece of Whisper White was colored with Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay and Wild Wasabi, then the circle template was used with White Craft Ink on top.
  • The two background fish were stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on the Bokeh background and it was placed on the front of the base card.
  • Pear Pizzazz 1/8″ Ribbon was wrapped around to the back of the Whisper White and adhered.
  • The foreground fish was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on scrap Whisper White, then colored with Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay and Crumb Cake inks, then cut out and placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I used a White Gel Pen to add a dot to the eyes.
  • The greeting Best Dad Ever from And Many More was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink.
  • Finally, three Bermuda Bay sequins were added to the Bokeh background piece for some extra bling.

OK…continue on around the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Blog Tour to see what Mary Brown’s Bokeh card looks like!

 

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Apr 30 2015

CCMC353 Painted Petals

It’s Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Sketch Challenge from our fabulous Challenge Team!  Grab your stamps and play along!  Just upload your photo over on Create with Connie and Mary!

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And here is my card using the pretty flower set, Painted Petals.

 

CCMC353 Painted Petals

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Daffodil Delight, folded in half.
  • There are three 1/2 x 5-1/2 strips of Blackberry Bliss Backgrounds Designer Paper (In Colors) placed on front.
  • On the 2-3/4 x 4 piece of Whisper White, the stems were stamped with Old Olive and the blossoms with Blackberry Bliss ink.  It was layered on 3 x 4-1/4 piece of Old Olive.
  • Across the bottom, the lines image was stamped with Daffodil Delight and Thank You with Memento Black ink, both also from Painted Petals stamp set.
  • A bow of Daffodil Bakers twine was tied and added to the stems with a Mini Glue Dot.

SUPER simple to make, but I love the CAS design of this sketch!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team ideas over on Create with Connie and Mary!

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Supplies:

Set:  Painted Petals

Inks:  Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Tuxedo Black

Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Old Olive

Accessories:  In Color Backgrounds DSP, Daffodil Delight Bakers Twine

 

 

 

 


Apr 28 2015

SUOC122 Petal Potpourri

Last time we had some issues with the website for SUO Challenges, so if you tried to view it, you may not have been able while it was off-line.  But, it’s time for another SUO Challenge, this time our theme is Mother’s Day!  Very timely as I need several for my Mother, Mother-in-law, and two Daughter-in-laws, one who will experience Mother’s Day for the first time!  I pulled out my two favorite flower sets in the Occasions Catalog, Petal Potpourri and Mother’s Love!

 

SUOC121 Petal Potpourri

I have always loved yellow, white and gray combination…one day I will do our bedroom in these colors!  So clean and crisp looking!  I also pulled out my embossing gun!  I love the look of embossing, but I don’t use it as often as I should.  White embossed on the yellow just pops!  Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Daffodil Delight, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Smoky Slate, stamped with the mom greeting in Mother’s Love in Tuxedo Black ink.
  • The Petal Potpourri flower was stamped three times with Versamark on Daffodil Delight and embossed with White Embossing Powder, then punched with the Flower Medallion Punch.
  • One of the other Petal Potpourri flowers was stamped with Versamark and embossed with White Embossing Powder on Smoky Slate cardstock, then punched with the Flower Medallion Punch, too.  It was cut up and used as leaves.
  • The flowers and leaves were arranged on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

OK…did I say I love this color combination?  Make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team over on SUO Challenges this week and play along!