The challenge police are coming…

after me today! But, in my defense, this was square until I cut the doily! Does that work?

This is for two Splitcoast challenges today – the CAS challenge and the Technique Lover’s Challenge. Both were for a quilted look, however the CAS challenge sketch clearly shows a square! Oops! Do the little squares inside my doily count???

OK, here’s how to make this. I punched 1 1/4″ squares in two types of designer papers – four of one pattern and five of the other. Next I punched the flowers and the dots. They were all layered on top of one another to make each square. Next I used my Mat Pack and piercing tool to go around each square. Next, I used my Signo gel pen to do the faux stitching around each square. Then, I glued all the squares together to make the 9 square grid. Once I was done that, I used the Cheery Lynn doily die to cut out my doily.

It’s been popped up on dimensionals on a plain 5 1/2″ square card base. The sentiment has just been simply stamped in the corner in Close to Cocoa.


Stamps: Waltzingmouse

Paper: SU retired designer series paper and Pink Pirouette

Ink: SU Close to Cocoa

Accessories: SU Mat Pack, piercing tool, Signo Gel Pen, dimensionals, Boho Blossoms Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Cheery Lynn Designs doily die, Big Shot

That’s it! Hope you have a super Monday!

Life is a matter of moments

This card is in honor of our featured stamper over at Splitcoast today…stampercamper (Mary). Here’s Mary’s beautiful card that I chose to CASE.

The cardbase is a 5″ square in Basic Gray. The punched border is a new punch from Stampin‘ Up! available July 1st. It’s called Lace Ribbon Border. Next comes the image layer of Wisteria Wonder that’s been stamped in Concord Crush and a watered down bit of Shimmer Paint in Frost White. The bottom of the image panel has been ripped and sponged with some Concord Crush, too. The little hummingbird is a scrap of Concord Crush that’s been stamped with more of the watered down Shimmer Paint. A simple sentiment treatment in Concord Crush and done!

All images are from the Elements of Style set and all products are from Stampin‘ Up!

Embossed Resist Embossed Resist

One more quick card for today.

I stamped the Wild Garden Border 04 from Rubbernecker in Versamark ink on this piece of Presto Patterns Specialty DSP from Stampin’ Up. It comes with a emboss resist look to it. Next, I heat embossed using black embossing powder. Normally, I would use my embossing buddy first. But, I hoped the embossing powder would stick in some of the netting style background and it worked!

Then, I simply sponged Peach Parfait, Melon Mambo and Concord Crush across the background. Finally, a sentiment, also from Rubbernecker called Imagine with All, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. The cardbase is a standard A2 in Basic Black.

Stamps: Rubbernecker
Inks: Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black and Stampin’ Up Peach Parfait, Melon Mambo and Concord Crush
Paper: Stampin’ Up Basic Black and Presto Patterns Specialty DSP
Accessories: sponges, Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder, heat gun

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Poor Neglected Cherries

Over at Splitcoast today, the Free for All Challenge…give me your poor, neglected stamps! Those poor bits of rubber that have yet to see ink!!! If you’re anything like me…there’s a wide of range images to be worked with today! Sad isn’t it?
I colored the pie/plate image with Copics and then added some Crystal Effects on the cherries. Yes, that’s what’s causing the glare in my picture LOL! I also added some Pewter Lumiere paint on the fork to give it more lustre.
The little cherry image has also been colored with Copics and I added more Crystal Effects (read that as more glare LOL) to them. A very simple layout, so I thought it needed something…so decided to add some doodling.
Stamps: poor neglected Rubbernecker stamps
Paper: X-Press It Copic blending paper, SU Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red, and retired designer paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics: E31, E33, E99, G0000, G82, G85, G99, R35, R37, R39 and YG0000; Crystal Effects, Lumiere paint in Pewter, White Signo Gel pen

Well, that’s it for today! Have a fantastic weekend!

You Mean the World to Me

This is a combination of challenges again today – WT326 Piercing, which can be found at Splitcoast and MojoMonday194.

The cardbase is a standard A2, dry embossed in River Rock. The strips and circles of designer paper have been stamped in River Rock and Basic Gray and then just the outside edges pierced. Followed by a horizontal strip of Basic Gray with a strip of dry embossed River Rock over top of it. The sentiment is on a nesties die cut, layered over another nestie and some lace. The flower/ribbon treatment has been inked with some River Rock and Basic Gray.

Stamps: Waltzingmouse, JustRite and Autumn Leaves
Paper: Prima Madeline designer paper, Stampin’ Up River Rock and Basic Gray
Ink: Stampin’ Up River Rock and Basic Gray
Accessories: Big Shot, Couture Creations Diamond Trellis embossing folder, Wizard, Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 3 and Fleur de Lis Motif, Stampin’ Up Victoria Crochet trim, Very Vanilla 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon and Antique brad, Prima flowers, sponges, distressing tool, dimensionals.

Hope you enjoyed my creation today and I hope you have a marvelous Thursday!

Enjoy Life’s Moments

This card has been made for both the Sketch Challenge 336 at Splitcoast here and the Color Throw Down Challenge 145 which can be found here.

When I saw the sketch, I immediately thought of this three flower image from Magenta. I masked off the bottom part of the card and stamped with the top part of the stamp, then masked off the top part of the card to place the bottom floral image so that it lined up with the top two.
The CTD145 is Baja Breeze, So Saffron and Pear Pizzazz. So each of the flowers were colored with Copics to simulate these colors.
An unfortunate boo-boo (read that as ink smear!) happened on the right-hand side of my page, so I added a dragonfly that’s been inked with markers. Added a sentiment and some Stickles for some bling, and done!
Paper: Gina K. Heavyweight in white
Stamps: Magenta, Inkadinkado and Kaiser Craft
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Write markers in Baja Breeze and Pear Pizzazz; Lemon Ice Stickles; and B000, BG11, BG15, BG18, Y000, Y11, Y13, Y15, YG21, YG23, YG25 Copics.
Well, that’s it for today, have a happy Wednesday everyone!

Life is Like a Butterfly

For the color challenge at Splitcoast today – Melon Mambo, Regal Rose and Pink Pirouette.

The cardbase is a 6″ square in Regal Rose. Next comes a layer of Basic Gray, followed by a layer of ivory. The layer of ivory is home made designer paper. The poppies and buds have been stamped in Melon Mambo. Then it was overstamped in Pink Pirouette with a background stamp and the flowers and buds were watercolored. The next layer is a two separate strips of Basic Gray that have been punched, followed by a layer of Regal Rose that been dry embossed.

For the sentiment, I stamped the Waltzingmouse label on a Label 10 nestabilities die cut. Then, the Justrite Stamp was stamped in Regal Rose and Basic Gray. It’s been cut out with a Lacy Circles nestability die. The butterfly actually has four layers. I cut out the bottom layer in both vellum cardstock and Basic Gray. The Basic Gray layer has been stamped with one of the same floral images, also in Basic Gray and then the vellum piece has been embossed with Irridescent Ice from Stampin’ Up. I repeated the same procedure for the top part of the butterfly, but in Regal Rose. Three pearls on the butterfly and three more on the sentiment are the only embellishments.

Stamps: Flourishes Poppy Patch, JustRite Butterfly Garden Set, Cornish Heritage Farms, Waltzingmouse

Papers: Stampin’ Up! Regal Rose, Basic Gray, vellum cardstock and Xerox Ivory

Inks: Stampin’ Up! Regal Rose, Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette and Melon Mambo

Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Lace Ribbon Border punch, Big Shot, Wizard, Nestabilities Labels 10 and Lacy Circles, Couture Creations Satine embossing folder, Versamark, Stampin’ Up! Irridescent Ice and Basis Pearls.

I hope you enjoyed this creation today and I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!