Sassy Cheryl's! And speaking of Sassy Cheryl's, don't forget about the current challenge going on (a shade of purple with two dies). You could win free digital images. All the details are right here.
To make this particular card, I printed the adorable Sassy Cheryl's image from the Cap & Gown Kids digital stamp set onto X-Press It cardstock. I colored the image with Copic markers and cut the panel with a Nestabilities die. I paper pierced around this panel.
The larger card panel is from Little Yellow Bicycle patterned paper. It too was paper pierced, and faux-stitched with a colored pencil. Light blue cardstock and a die from The Cat's Pajama's were used to create the stars. Light blue cardstock frames the entire card. A light blue rhinestore was adhered to one of the stars.
The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onxy Black, and is from a Studio G $1 stamp.
Stay tuned. There still is one more graduation card to come!
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
This image from A Jillian Vance Designs "Seas the Day" from Whimsie Doodles is amazing! So fun to color...it will help you "bubble your troubles away". At least it did for me, LOL!
You know the drill here...X-Press It cardstock, Copic markers, Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink, and some crystal beads for bubbles.
Thanks for visiting my blog on this Memorial Day. And, thanks so much to those who have served.
Sunday, May 25, 2014
A friend of mine needed to send a soothing, gentle "Thinking of You" card. This card is what I came up with for her.
The main image is from Judikins and was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press It cardstock. I colored the image with Copic markers and cut with detailed scissors. I placed the cally lilies on an oval that was sponged with Adirondack Salmon dye ink. It was framed with a scalloped oval. Both dies used are from Nestabilities. The main card panel is patterned paper from Studio Calico and was adorned with some lace. Baker's Twine was tied around the calla lilies.
I like how this card turned out, and I was happy my friend approved too. You really can't go wrong with lovely calla lilies, can you?
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Don't you love it when a challenge aligns with a card you actually need? Today marks the first day of a two week challenge over at Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog. The ever-so-talented Sassy Dawn challenged us to use at least two dies and at least one shade of purple on our creation. My husband needed graduation card for a graduate who will be wearing a purple gown...so woot!
To make this card, I printed the Sassy Cheryl's digital image of "Con-grats!" onto X-Press It cardstock. I colored the image with Copic markers (I usually don't work with my Violet purples...but, I'm liking the results on this). I framed the image with black cardstock, and then using Cuttlebug dies, I cut the numbers 2-0-1-4 from black cardstock.
The card panel is patterned paper from Lasting Impressions. I arranged the 2-0-1-4 along the side, tied some Baker's Twine, and adhered the image.
The sentiment was inked with Versafine Onyx Black and is from a Michael's $1 stamp.
So grab something purple and a couple of dies and get creating. You could win digital images from Sassy Cheryl's. Sure hope you can join us in all of the fun!
Monday, May 19, 2014
I squealed with delight when AJVD shared with me that they would be teaming up with Whimsie Doodles. I have been in LOVE with Melyssa's designs for years, both at Whimsie Doodles and the former There She Goes.
This is a retirement card I made (Buckeye style trailer) using the stamp set AJVD "Happy Trails" by Whimsie Doodles.
To make this card, I stamped the trailer with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press It cardstock and colored with Copic markers. I cut around the image with detailed scissors.
I stamped two trees with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto lime green cardstock. I cut with detailed scissors and sponged with Adirondack Lettuce dye. The trunks are colored with a Copic marker.
I sponged a light blue textured piece of cardstock with Distress Ink Tumbled Glass dye. I adhered a strip of lime green cardstock, sponged with Adirondack Lettuce dye, along the bottom. I placed the trees and trailer into the scene. The scene was them framed with black cardstock. The star trio was stamped three times along the "sky" with Versafine Onyx Black ink.
The scene was then placed onto a white cardstock front, and the sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.
Stay tuned! You'll be seeing many more cards on this blog featuring AJVD and Whimsie Doodles! What a great pairing!
Sunday, May 18, 2014
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Sassy Cheryl is probably thinking I didn't do a card for her this week, but I needed to wait until *after* someone's graduation. My friend needed a graduation card for her son, and this is what I designed for her.
I printed the Sassy Cheryl's image of "Frantic Graduate" from the Cap & Gown digital stamp set onto X-Press It paper. I colored the image with Copic markers. All of the sentiments and words are computer generated, with some being cut onto speech bubble dies from A Jillian Vance Design. I framed the scene with black cardstock. Patterned paper from Little Yellow Bicycle was used for the card panel. Beige cardstock was cut with a banner die from Memory Box. A button and some hemp cord complete the details on this card.
Congrats to Big Josh! I actually made his high school graduation card, seen here:
Where has the time gone?
Monday, May 12, 2014
It's Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day. I sure did...Sloopy bought me a Route 44 from Sonic, so all was good.
I wanted to share a card that I made for the A Jillian Vance Design Blog today, featuring the stamp set "Tea Time" designed by Becky Schultea. Perfect for those who chose tea as their beverage of choice.
To make this card, I stamped the tea cup image onto X-Press It cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the image with Copic markers and cut with detailed scissors. I placed it onto white cardstock that was sponged with Adirondack Salmon dye ink, with a line drew near the bottom for the base. I added a shadow with a Copic marker, and drew some steam. This scene was framed with black cardstock.
The kraft cardfront was stamped repeatedly with a bouquet image from "Tea Time" with Adirondack Salmon dye. I framed this with black cardstock as well.
The sentiment from "Tea Time" was stamped onto a pennant flag cut with a MFT die-namics die. I added a transparent pink button, tied with Baker's Twine.
A small scrap of patterned paper from Studio Calico was tucked beside the tea scene.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today! Lots more cards to share...stay tuned!
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Woo-hoo! It's time for another challenge on the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog. For the next two week's we are being challenge to create a one-layer CAS card. A challenge totally up my alley, LOL!
I printed a Sassy Cheryl's image from the digital stamp set "All About Polly" onto X-Press It cardstock. I colored the image with Copic markers. I added a button to the center of the flower and added a little Baker's Twine to the button, and along the top of the card.
The sentiment, stamped with Versafine Onyx Black, is from My Favorite Things.
Make sure you join us, as a lucky winner or two will win free digital images from the Sassy Cheryl's store. You can't beat that!
Monday, May 5, 2014
Happy Monday, if there is such a thing, LOL! I'm here today to share with you a "tea-rific" card I made using the stamp set "Tea-Time" from A Jillian Vance Design.
I stamped the adorable stacked cups image, and the tea bag image, with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press It cardstock. I colored them with Copic markers and cut around the images with detailed scissors.
I drew a line onto a piece of light blue cardstock, and then placed the cups into the scene. I rounded the corners with a corner punch. The light blue cardstock was then framed with black cardsdtock. I "hung" the tea bag over the blue cardstock.
Patterned paper from Fancy Pants Design was paper pierced and faux-stitched with a colored pencil. This was then framed with black cardstock.
The sentiment is also from the set "Tea-Time" and was put onto a flag cut with a MFT die-namic die. A button tied with Baker's Twine complete this card.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. Come back soon...another card for tomorrow!