Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Abstract Impressions Thank You cards

Happy Wednesday! I have some fun cheery and colorful cards for you today. So far the Abstract Impressions stamp set is one of my favorites from the new catalog. I used the set to make my own background paper for these thank you cards.

How pretty is this background paper I made!

I started with a piece of Shimmery white paper. Next I stamped fullest flower stamp in Petal Pink, then I stamped the next image in Grapefruit Grove and then the final image was stamped in Flirty Flamingo. The leaves were stamped in Lemon Lime Twist first and then Granny Apple Green. Then I filled in the white space with another flower image stamped in Pool Party.

I cut the paper in half since I was making 2 cards. To the front I cut out a stitched shape and scallop circle from Petal Pink. Behind that is one of the dies from Springtime Impressions Thinlits cut with Soft Sea Foam card stock.

I stamped the sentiment on Shimmer White card stock and then cut a strip of Wood Textures DSP and some Whisper White Polka dot tulle ribbon. The finishing touches were some sequins and linen thread.

I went a step further and stamped one of the flowers on the envelope as well. This simple step really takes the card to the next level I think.

Since I loved how this came out, I decided to try this out in another color combo - Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape and Rich Razzleberry.

Now I don't know which color combo is my favorite! What is yours?? I think I need to try this is some other options like pinks, yellows or blues!

Have you played with this new set yet?? I would love to see what you're doing with it!

Have a nice day!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Just Add Ink #413 - Color Challenge

Hello and Happy Hot Monday! It's a scorcher here on the East Coast. It looks like it will be pushing close to 100 today. So that means time in the AC and the pool! I had created these cards over the weekend for the Just Add Ink challenge so I wanted to share them before the challenge is over. They have a color challenge this week. I really liked these colors together. Perfect for a hot summer day!

I used the Picture Perfect Birthday set to make 2 cards. These colors also worked great to allow me to use DSP from the new Brights 6x6 paper stack.

Both cards use the same layout but I just changed the colors around a bit. I did the same ombre effect on the sentiment that I did on the card I shared last week. I used all 4 of the colors and my sponge dauber to add the colors to the sentiment. I think it gives the sentiment a fun look. The sentiment was stamped on Shimmer Paper for that extra shine and die cut with the Stitched Shapes framelits.

Next to the sentiment I added an assortment of ribbons. I used the new Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle ribbon, along with Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon, Silver Mini Sequin Trim and Basic Black Baker's twine. The polka dot ribbon wasn't on my original list of items to get from the catalog but I've seen it used on a lot of cards and it's just so cute! I mean it's white polka dot ribbon that can go on ANY card!

Behind the square shape I added some gold metallic thread. Then the final touches on each of the cards were the Glitter Enamel shapes on the Pacific Point card and silver sequins on the Granny Apple Green card.

I hope you enjoyed today's cards and make sure to try out this color challenge. It's a fun one!

Stay cool!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Global Design Project # 142 - Stitched All Around

Hello! I have a quick Friday post for you. I have been able to get crafty a little bit with some new goodies so I have some stuff to share for the next few days! Yippee!! Today's card is for the Global Design Project Challenge #142. Since it's been so long since I've done cards, I'm doing a bunch of challenges to get back into the swing of things. This challenge was a sketch challenge. Check it out here.

 Here is my card for the challenge. LOTS of new goodies used!!

The first thing I had to use out of all the new stuff was this Gorgeous Grape paper!! Purple is my favorite color and I've been dying for a bright purple like this!! I will try not to go too crazy and use purple all the time! :) I also used the new Brights 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper. This paper is so fun too. I only got the Brights collection for now, but I can see where I'm going to need to get the rest of the color collections.

The fun stamp on the Gorgeous Grape cardstock is from the Gallery Grunge stamp set. I can see that this will probably be a well used set. And can we talk about that die cut where I stamped the sentiment?? Is that not the pretties label die ever!!! Something else I will probably be using a lot of!! I stamped one of the sentiments from Stitched All Around using Lovely Lipstick and Coastal Cabana ink to make an ombre look. I like how the Lovely Lipstick and Coastal Cabana ink blended in the middle to make a little purple color.

Last but not least, I added some of the new Glitter Enamel shapes and some sequins.

I hope you enjoyed today's card!! Stop back soon as I have another 2 cards to share.

Have a great day!