Thursday, February 20, 2014

Vintage style card

I always struggle when making Vintage style cards, but I decided to play with some ideas to see what I could come up with.  This stamp is from Coronado Island.  I bought it several years ago, but never used it until today.  I stamped the image onto GP 110# white card stock with Versafine black ink.  Let dry, then cut out image and background layer with Spellbinders Card Creators dies.  Punched the flowers, leaves and fancy corners on the black layer with EK Success punches.  Embossed the white background layer with the Darice Flur de lis folder.  Added some lace plus gems and pearls to the flowers and corners.  Attached image to card base with pop dots.  This is way out of my comfort zone, but it's fun to try out different styles every so often.

Love to Scrap Challenge 24 - Anything goes
Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - Lets feel it - add texture
Embossed white background layer and added flowers and gems
Creative Moments Challenge 36 - Anything goes - Love 
Whimsy Stamps Challenge - Love is in the air
Paper Crafting Journey - Love is in the air
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Wedding or anniversary
The Paper Shelter Challenge 146 - Punches or dies - Used Spellbinders dies and EK punches
Whoopsidaisy Challenge - 2 or more dies - Used 2 Spellbinders dies to cut out image

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Women from the past

Vintage style cards are a bit out of my comfort zone, but I gave it a go today.  Printed the faux postage grid then stamped 4 ladies from the Hero Arts Women from the past stamp set.  One of my favorite oldies but goodies stamp sets.  Cut out images with postage stamp decorative scissors from Fiskars.  Added lace, flowers with pearls and EK punched leaves.

Simon Says Monday Challenge - We love stamps 
Favorite stamps and favorite technique
Craft Your Passion Challenge 200 - Pick your challenge
Challenge 181 No Colored In Images

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Owl Always Love You

It's only 2 degrees outside so I'm staying inside and playing in my craft room today.  While looking through my clear stamps, I found this cute little owl that was one of my impulse purchases last year.  It's one of the Studio G sets that I bought on sale for 50 cents.  It was past Valentine's Day when I bought it, so I stuck it away and forgot about it.  When I discovered it today, I decided to make a card with it.  The owl and saying stamps are in the Studio G set and the branch is from a Stampendous Changito clear set.  I used Colorbox pigment inks and Georgia Pacific white cardstock.  Designer paper is from Basic Grey.  I used sketch 296 from Sketch Saturday as my inspiration.

Sketch Saturday 296 - See sketch above
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Have a heart
There's hearts next to the arrows on designer paper
QKR Stampede Challenge 74  - Hearts and kisses
Paper Pretties Challenge 296 - Valentine/Love
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge 15 -Anything goes
Whoopsidaisy Challenge - Include a sentiment
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge 210 - To my sweetheart
Feeling Crafty Challenge 25 - Dies or punches
Cut out image and background layer with Spellbinders A2 Card Creators
Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party 24 - Colors - Used red, pink and white
Craft Your Passion Challenge 200 - Pick any challenge and list the challenge
I picked Challenge 199 - Love is in the air

Monday, February 3, 2014

Just pawsing to say hello

Quick and easy CAS style card for the children's charity.  Precolored digi image is from a set called Little Lucy's Critters.  It's by Cheryl Seslar from the Digi Web Studio store.   Embossed red layer with hearts from the Love Letters folder.  Added some red prima flowers with pearl centers.  Printed saying, cut out banner and added a bow tied with twine. 

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Use twine or string
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge - Flowers - Red Prima flowers
Digi Darla's Challenge 100 - Your personal style - CAS
Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party 24 - Colors - Red white and pink