Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Autumn Love at The Card Concept




Autumn is my favorite season of all so when I saw the inspiration photo 
for this week's challenge at The Card Concept I was eager to create.



I was inspired by the beautiful white cake and the leaves with their 
gorgeous fall colors to make my CAS card.

First I stamped the cake and the sentiment with versamark ink and then heat set it with some white embossing powder. I then die cut that out with a tag die from CAS-ual Fridays.

For the leaves I used distress inks - I like how they look a little splotchy when used with regular card stock. I cut each one out and placed them under the tag which has craft foam on it to give it some dimension. 
Lastly, I tied some linen thread to the tag.

Now it's your turn.
Check out the rest of the DT's cards HERE and I look
forward to seeing your card in the gallery.

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!


supplies:
stamps: Wedding (Inkadinkado), Leaf Motifs (CP Designs)
ink: versamark, early espresso (SU), distress inks - wild honey, mustard seed, spiced marmalade, fired brick, peeled paint (Tim Holtz)
paper: whisper white thick (SU) wood textures dsp (SU),
accessories: white embossing powder (SU), tag buddies Fri Dies (CAS-ual Fridays), linen thread (SU), stitched stackable rectangles (lawn fawn), craft foam (Michaels)

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Masculine Monday #41



For this week's Masculine Monday card I'm playing along with a challenge blog that I always find inspiration at. The Cards 4 Guyz blog is worth checking out if you haven't already done so. This go around the theme is 
Halloween or Autumn Thank You 
Since I never send out Halloween cards I opted to make an autumn thank you card.

I used the Leaf Motifs stamp set from CP Designs 
and distress inks for the inside of the leaves and the overall background sponging effect. I like the little bit of imperfections I get when stamping with distress ink onto regular card stock.
I used Soft Suede ink from SU for the leaf overlay and to sponge the edges and Early Espresso, also from SU for the sentiment. I used my MISTI for the sentiment because I knew I wanted to stamp it a few times so as to get a really dark brown.

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and thanks so much for visiting!



supplies:
stamps: Leaf Motifs (CP Designs), Painted Thanks (Neat & Tangled exclusively for CP Designs)
ink: distress inks - Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Fired Brick, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey and Scattered Straw (Tim Holtz), Soft suede (SU), Early Espresso (SU)
paper: whisper white thick (SU), cajun craze (SU), crushed curry (SU), wood textures DSP (SU)
accessories: stitched stackable rectangles (lawn fawn), MISTI (My Sweet Petunia), craft foam (Michaels)


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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Life's Big Question



I love how happy the ladies look on this Art Impressions set called Big Bold Birthday. I colored the image with my Prismacolor pencils and used a 
sentiment from the Five For All set from Stampin' Up! It's got some fun 
and a little snarky sentiments. The inside of the cards reads
 '...like "WHY did I walk into this room?"
I've done that a lot recently - my husband just laughs at me. But then I get 
to laugh at him when he does it.

I'm playing along with the following challenges:
CASology - ODD (three women)
Seize the Birthday - anything goes





Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!



supplies:
stamps: Big Bold Birthday (Art Impressions), Five For All (Stampin' Up)
ink: midnight (CP Designs)
paper: Whisper White Thick (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: pencil crayons (Prismacolor), stitched stackable rectangles (lawn fawn), craft foam (Michaels)



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Thursday, October 12, 2017

It's Penguin-ing Out!



I was inspired by a challenge over on StampNation for World Card Making 
Day. The challenges were all based on a theme of 'World Travelers Journal'. 
The idea was to take a peek into a person's journal who was traveling around the world.The challenges are based off what might have been written in the journal about the places they visited. There were 7 challenges based on the journal entries of 7 places visited.  
Alaska was the place they visited for this challenge. 

Some people made cards with penguins which inspired me to make
this card. I was only going to have a few penguins but I couldn't stop
coloring them.

I kept the coloring really simple - very little shading - and added some
details to the scarves and hats.

I piled them onto some snowbanks and then added the sentiment.

Could you imagine seeing a bunch of caroling penguins?
Would be soooo cute!

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!



supplies:
stamps: Here We Go A-Waddling (lawn fawn)
ink: midnight (CP Designs), markers - light brown, gray brown, green, wine red, cobalt blue and black (Zig)
paper: whisper white thick (SU)
accessories: Here We Go A-Waddling dies (lawn fawn), stitched stackable rectangles (lawn fawn), stitched hillside borders (lawn fawn), white gelly roll pen, craft foam (Michaels)



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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Favorite Flower




A few challenges came into play for this card.

The Flower Challenge - use your favorite flower
Addicted to CAS - favorite stamp 
CAS-ual Fridays - sketch challenge (I flipped it around)

It just so happens that my favorite stamp right now is a flower stamp from
Spectrum Noir called Just Because. It's so pretty and the fonts in the set
are gorgeous too.

I used my Prismacolor pencil crayons to color the image and
Catherine Pooler's midnight ink to stamp the sentiment.
I added a few crystal clear Nuvo drops to finish it off.






Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!



supplies:
stamps: Just Because (Spectrum Noir)
ink: midnight (CP Designs)
paper: whisper white thick (SU)
accessories: pencil crayons (Prismacolor), Crystal Drops (Nuvo), stitched stackable rectangles (lawn fawn)

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Masculine Monday #40 - Thank You!



Food trucks + tacos = delish!!

My husband and I ate at a taco truck a couple of years back and had the best taco I've probably ever eaten.  I ordered a zucchini taco - I figured I love deep fried zucchini and I love tacos so why not put them together and it was excellent!
I keep hoping that truck comes back but I haven't seen it again.

Anyways, about the card.
I must've been thinking about that day when I made this card.
I used a cute but retired set from Stampin' Up called Tasty Trucks and filled
it with tacos. 

And let's taco about that sentiment - hahaha

I masked the truck off with some Inkadinkado masking paper and sponged
the sky and the grass. The sky wasn't working for me so I grabbed some
pencil crayons and added some more color. While I had them out I added
some detail to the grass.


I die cut the main piece and raised it up from the rest of the card with some craft foam for a bit of dimension.

Is anyone else craving tacos now besides me?

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!



supplies:
stamps: Tasty Trucks (SU)
ink: Midnight (CP Designs), distress inks - crushed olive, tumbled glass, broken china (Tim Holtz)
paper: whisper white thick (SU), basic black (SU)
accessories: pencil crayons (Prismacolor), stitched stackable rectangles (lawn fawn), craft foam (Michaels)

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Peace & Joy


When I saw that the inspiration photo for this challenge at 
was purple ornaments I struggled a bit. 
Purple is not a color I gravitate to often.

I decided to keep things really simple. I embossed the ornaments in
silver and then used my Zig markers to watercolor each ornament.
I added some sparkle with the Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen.
I love the added bit of festive feel the sparkle gives.




Check out the rest of the DT's cards HERE.
And I look forward to seeing your card in the gallery.

I think I'll be using purple more often.

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!



supplies:
stamps: Linear Baubles (Stamp-It Australia), CL722 (Hero Arts)
ink: Midnight (CP Designs), versamark, watercolor markers - Deep Violet, Violet (Zig), Starlite Silver Brilliance (Tsukineko)
paper: Smoky Slate (SU), 140lb cold press watercolor paper (Canson)
accessories: silver embossing powder (SU), sparkle pen (Spectrum Noir), stitched stackable rectangles (lawn fawn)


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