Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Tuesday Morning Sketches #697

 Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  I am so glad you're here and I'd love to hear from you.  Please leave a comment so I know that you visited.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches, this is the last revisited sketch - this was Tangii's pick.  She chose another sketch by former member Andrea.  This is such an easy going sketch and is easy to dress up or dress down.

My card features items from the Aug'22 Card Kit from Spellbinders.  I still have so much paper and ephemera from that kit.  The kits were designed to create 10 cards, but honestly you can make SO MUCH more.

I broke down to use the butterfly stickers that were sent.  I honestly was hoarding them.  These are the coolest! They will fold down for easy mailing but will pop up for awesome dimension.  I also inverted the rectangle element by putting it behind the strip element.  I love this how this card turned out.

I do hope to see you over at the TMS blog to join us in this challenge.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Tuesday Morning Sketches #696

 Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  I appreciate your visit and would love it if you left me a few kind words so I know you were here.

The latest revisited sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  This week's sketch is Tammy's pick and she chose an easy going sketch, too.  I love this sketch because it's a great jumping off point.  Dress it up or key it simple. 

My card features an svg cut file I got from the Silhouette Design Store.  We're up to letter L in the alphabet challenge with my card traders group and I could only think of lemons.  I was stuck on them so I just had to do it!  I cut the leaves from light green card stock and then used Altenew inks to darken them up and add shading.  I used a Copic marker for the center line on the leaves.  Same with the lemons, these I cut from light yellow card stock and then used Nuvo inks for shading.  I designed the sentiment using Cilantro Leaf font, welded it together to make it cut as one piece.  I cut it 3 times and layered together to create a dimensional and sturdy sentiment.  I finished the sentiment by stamping "you're so" in green ink - this came from the Smile stamp/die set from Pink & Main.

The patterned paper is from DCWV.  It worked out well because the leafy green pattern was one side of the paper and the yellow and white pattern was on the other side.  So I cut the paper to 4 x 5 1/4, cut 2 inches off the end and flipped it over to use the yellow side.  On the green side I trimmed about 1/8" off so that I could color block.  I embellished a little using enamel dots from Altenew.

I love how this card turned out.  Fresh and vibrant!  Just how lemons should be.

Please join us at TMS.  We'd love to see what you make from this sketch.

Friday, February 17, 2023

Color My Heart Color Dare #536

 Hello! Thank you for stopping by!  I appreciate your visit.  #536 at Color My Heart Color Dare is posted and this one is so much fun.

My card features the Country Jug Die set from Tonic Studios.  The colors I used are Honey Butter, Sage and Pewter.

I did actually reduce the size of the jug by die cutting it and then using the outline die to trim the bottom down.  I also cut off the handle so that it can glued behind the jug to make it smaller, too.  The greenery is from the die set as well, but the flowers are from an old set from Spellbinders.  I couldn't even tell you if it was a small die of the month set, but it could be.

I think I need a lesson in flower arranging, but I love the card anyway.  I think it's antique looking.

Please join us for the challenge!

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Tuesday Morning Sketches #695

 Hello!  Thank you for visiting.  The latest revisited sketch is up, this week's pick is former DT member, Raechelle's pick.  She's missed but she picked such a great sketch, we thought it'd still be fun to revisit even though she's not on the team anymore.

This sketch is a great one by Debbie.  My card actually went through a couple of different versions before I finally decided on what I wanted to do.  It's actually inspired by a card that Carissa Wiley "taught" in one of the Spellbinders x Altenew collab.

I love this die set from Spellbinders.  I also love the monochromatic look that was in Yana's class.  I absolutely love how this card turned out.  I kept it pretty simple and finished it off with some Vintage Drops by Nuvo. 

Please join us at Tuesday Morning Sketches for this fun sketch challenge.  Leave the team some love!

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Tuesday Morning Sketches #694

 Hello! Thank you for stopping by.  I appreciate your visit.  The latest re-visited sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches, this week is Patti's favorite sketch.  I have to say that it's one of my favorite sketches by Debbie.

My card features some old and some new.  Let me show it to you and then I'll tell you what I used.

The card base is just a plain white base.  The next layer I cut Phone Booth card stock (Spellbinders) using my set of Wonky Stitches rectangle dies from Kat Scrapiness.  I purchased 4 sets of the new Poly-Glaze foil sheets from GinaK.  Let me tell you, these are super cool.  I used Sparkling Silver Deco Foil to foil the Poly Glaze sheet - design Diamonds.  I then used the size down of the Wonky Stitches die to cut out the design, inked the bottom half with Candied Apple Oxide ink.

I then used these dies from Spellbinders that I can't find on their site anymore to create a kaleidoscope flower that I cut from Phone Booth, Holographic Silver cardstock and black card stock.  I used another die from another die set that I think is Moroccan something. I've had it forever.  Anyway, I used to make the center of the flower.  And then finally used a sentiment from the Stamp/Die of the Month Nov'22. 

Check out this sparkle!...

I really love how this card turned out.  It was fun to make.  I have to say I enjoyed every step of this process.

I hope it inspires you to try something fun and crazy and while you're doing that, then come join us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  And while you're there, please leave some love for the team.

Friday, February 3, 2023

Color My Heart Color Dare #534

 Hey there!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I'm really glad you're here!  Color My Heart Color Dare #534 is a fun one, I mean who doesn't love conversation hearts!  Pastel colors.  

If you know me, you know how I struggle with Valentine's Day - I personally don't like the holiday, never did, so I struggle with making cards.  But I knew I wanted to play with Holly Jolly Gnome die set that I played with at Christmas time. 

My main colors are light blue, light pink, light purple and yellow.  Just a few hints of bold color like the printing on conversation hearts and to help give this card a little dimension.  This gnome does swing on his heart ornament.  I did use the circle die in the set and a heart die from i-Crafter.  The hearts on the main background panel are from another set from i-Crafter.  You can't see it in this photo, but I did use my Nuvo Shimmer pen on the letters, so in real life it's sparkly!

Now we'll see you over at challenge blog.  Please join us!