Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Just Add Ink #140 - Happy Easter

Hello! Happy Spring or shall I say Happy snow day in the northeast! More snow expected tomorrow. I’m so over it already. To help me get over the winter blues, I made a spring-y card for you. The Just Add Ink blog is celebrating 400 challenges so I decided to play along this week. The challenge this week is an inspiration challenge.

I took inspiration from the colors on the eggs and the speckles. I wanted to make an easter card since I realized easter will be here in no time and I haven't made any cards for that yet.

I am using the Southern Serenade set for this card. This was a set I totally just glanced past when I saw it in the catalog but then I received a fabulous card from Becky Foster Cowley with this set and I just had to have it.

Anyway, I stamped the flower image and colored in the flowers with my aqua painter and Elegant Eggplant and Pear Pizzazz ink. I cut out the image and layered it on Soft Sky card stock.

The crumb cake card stock is stamped with the lace image from the set and I splattered Elegant Eggplant ink over the card.

The Crumb Cake piece was glued onto a piece of Whisper White that was stamped with the Diagonal stripe stamp in Powder Pink. If you notice behind the Crumb Cake card stock is some of the white glimmer paper from the Myths and Magic glimmer pack. I like how it kind of takes on a pink look to it by being near the Powder Pink color.

The Happy Easter sentiment is from Circle of Spring (retired). Apparently I couldn't find any current Happy Easter sentiments in my stash. Oh well, there is no harm in using retired stuff. :) I added a little yellow to the tag by lightly watercoloring some Daffodil Delight ink on it.

And as usual to finish off the card I added sequins and some lace ribbon.

I hope for any of you who are stuck in snowy weather, this just brightened your day a bit!

Have a nice day!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Global Design Project #130 - Sketch Challenge

Happy Monday! I am excited to be a guest designer on the Global Design Project challenge this week. I was a winner on last month’s color challenge, woo hoo!, so I get to participate as a guest designer this month.

This week the challenge is a sketch challenge. I love a sketch challenge and this one is great.

My kids went to a birthday party this weekend for the girls of friends of ours. Of course I had to make their cards and this sketch challenge was perfect for that. I love how these came out.

The first card I did was the party hat card. I started by cutting out one of the party hats from the Picture Perfect Party DSP. Then I cut out a number 5 from the large number framelits with the Myths and Magics glimmer paper. A kids birthday card has to have sparkle to it! For the background I used another piece of DSP from the Picture Perfect Party pack and then stamped the diagonal stripe piece. I did go pretty literal from the sketch by stamping the diagonal piece but you could definitely switch that out by using another piece of DSP or stamping a different image. And to finish it off I added the ribbon and some pink tutti fruitti sequins.

For my next card, I decided to use the Magical Day stamp set. I could see myself using all of the images from this set with this same layout for other birthday cards. That is next on my list to try!!

I stamped and colored the unicorn with the Pink Pirouette, Calypso Coral and Rich Razzleberry blends. I cut the 3 out from the Myth and Magic glimmer paper again. This time I used my Pink Pirouette blends marker to color it in. I like how it became a light peachy color. The DSP used on this card was from Painted With Love. I love all of the papers in this set. I again used the diagonal strip stamp on Flirty Flamingo cardstock. I was having fun using different shades of pinks and purples on this card. To finish off this card, I added the silver baker’s twine and some iridescent sequins.

Make sure you stop on by the Global Design Project blog and play along with this week's challenge and check out the other great designs by the team.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Birthday Dinos in Pink!

Happy Wednesday! Remember a few weeks ago when I made the cute dinosaur birthday card? Well since I thought it came out so cute, I wanted to do the same card but in some girly colors. Girls like dinos too!

I used the Painted with Love DSP (which obviously does not need to be used on Valentine’s cards). And I pulled the colors from there for the dinos. They were stamped first with Powder Pink and the bones were stamped in Berry Burst.

If you notice at the top, I added some purple glimmer tags. To get purple glimmer paper, just use your markers to color in the Myths and Magic white glimmer paper. I used the Light and Dark Rich Razzleberry Blend markers to color the paper in.

Here are the two cards together. So fun right?!

Today is a quick post but head back to this post to see more details on how to create these cute cards.

Have a wonderful day!