A Triple Challenge Post!

I have a card to share today that I'll be entering into the following three challenges:

My Favorite Things Color Palette Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop Challenge

So without further delay, here's the card I've created.

I began by die cutting and stamping some butterflies from the MFT Blissful Butterflies set using die inks, and then I stamped over them with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder to add that "high gloss" look for the PTI March Blog Hop challenge.  [Unfortunately, the glossy embossing didn't show up in my photos]  :(   I don't have any MFT inks so I used Pear Tart from Memento and Lavender Moon and Aqua Mist from Papertrey Ink, along with Classic Kraft cardstock for the MFT Color Palette Challenge.

I picked out that adorable ledger paper and another gorgeous patterned paper from a cute 6x6 paper pad.  I used a Spellbinders die to die cut the strip on the left side of the card to add a little extra detail.  The sentiment panel was cut with a Flourishes die from this set.  The sentiment itself is from the Lil' Inker Sun Sentiments stamp set.  I inked up the edges of each piece for the card front with PTI Chamomile ink before adhering everything together.

I intend to give this card to a special girl at work for her birthday, but it could easily be used as a Mother's Day card as well - just use a different greeting on the inside according to the occasion - therefore I'm also entering it in the SSS Wednesday Challenge.

I wanted a little more glossiness on this card, and I attempted to create my own enamel dots, but that was an epic fail!  So I settled for some pretty pearls from my stash instead.  :)  At least you can see the shine on the pearls in photos!  [I'm still disappointed the butterflies don't look glossy, but o-well]

Over all, I love this card.  It's one of those cards that turned out just exactly how I envisioned it in my head.
Have a happy hump day tomorrow!  TTFN


Love Sparkles!

I'm stopping by to share a card I made that's extra sparkly!

I put Be Creative tape on some white cardstock and die cut the heart from it.  I removed just the largest piece of the design backing and covered with pink glitter.  After I burnished the glitter and cleaned off the excess, I carefully pealed off all the other pieces of backing from the design.  I find it easiest to use a paper piercer to lift the edge of the backing so I can get a hold on it.  Then I covered the rest of the heart in white glitter and burnished it again.  [Click HERE for a technique video]

I embossed a piece of white paper for the background and stuck it down to my card base.  Then I tied the ribbon around the card front.  Just added some dimensionals to the back of the heart and that's that!  I LOVE how clean and simple this card turned out to be, and yet it has tons of texture and dimension!  The glitter is absolutely gorgeous under the light too!

I'm entering to win an AWESOME prize pack from Clips-N-Cuts.

Most of the supplies I used are listed below in my InLinkz supply list.  The products not listed are Stampers Select White Cardstock from Papertrey Ink and some ribbon I purchased by the yard at a scrapbook store that's no longer in business.


A Special Anniversary

Just a super quick post to share a card I made for my parents' anniversary.

I used the Lil' Inker Designs Circles & Diamonds Stitched Pattern Die to emboss the front of my card.  Then I stamped the design using the Darling Diamonds stamp set with Classic Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Ocean Tides and Hawaiian Shores inks from Papertrey Ink.

The sentiment comes from the Papertrey Ink Ruby Reprise stamp set and is stamped on a strip of Ocean Tides paper.  I just added a button and some twine and viola`!

Hope Your Day is Fabulous!

Let me just say, I absolutely LOVE this card!!!  I started by die cutting and then stamping the flower bloom from the Rosie Posie stamp set using Plum Pudding ink which I stamped off once on scrap paper.  Then I stamped the darker area of the petals from Rosie Posie Step II using the Plum Pudding withOUT stamping off first.

The flower stem and leaves were stamped in Memento Pear Tart ink and die cut.  The background is also from the Rosie Posie set and stamped with Plum Pudding, Memento Pear Tart and Hero Arts Tide Pool.

That gorgeous sentiment came from the Signature Greetings stamp set, and I have a feeling that I'll be using it again and again and again, because I just love it!  That whole stamp set is great!

The Rosie Posie stamp set has quickly become one of my most favorite stamp sets.  I especially love the hexagons in this set.  They are so versatile and they just make me feel so happy!  I'm not sure how a simple shape can induce happiness, but for some reason they just do!  :)

And here is the photo I took my inspiration from.  I simply adore these colors together!  Well, that's all I've got for now.  I think I need to make another of this card for myself, because it makes me want to jump up and down and clap my hands like an over excited 4 year old!  I hope you find something in your day to make you feel the same way!  TTFN <3

A Few Birthday Cards

Here are some birthday cards that I forgot to post over the past few weeks.

This one was for my Mom.  I wasn't thrilled with my coloring on the lilacs, but I love everything else about the card.  The Perfectly Pierced frame die from Flourishes adds so much detail without adding bulk.  And I really love the finishing touch that the border die added to the bottom.

This next one was for my mother-in-law.  She and I are both fans of the color purple.  I just adore these Mehndi stamps from Papertrey Ink!  I used Inktense pencils to color parts of the Mehndi Medallion and added some liquid pearls for a little dimension.

I made this one for a co-worker.  I used the Mehndi Medallions again, and stamped them in some bright, cheery colors.  I inked up the edges of my sentiment panel and popped it up with pop dots.

And here is a masculine card I made for my father-in-law.  I chose this stamp because of the dear that are in it.  (He likes to hunt dear on occasion.)  I just did some basic coloring with Copic markers, but I also stamped the patterned background using Papertrey Ink's Autumn Pattern Pieces.

Well, that's all folks!  Happy Monday!

Belated Valentine's Post

Here are a few Valentine cards that I forgot to share previously.

I made this first one for my son.  He happened to be studying the periodic table of elements at the time, so I thought this stamp set was perfect!

This next one was for my nephew.  He's a bit of a squirrel himself.  :)  LOL

And finally, one for my hubby.  I used a combination of his favorite colors (green and teal) and mine (purple and teal) on this card.

That's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by!


Wish Big

I found some time today to make a birthday card I'll be needing for someone at work this week.

All of the papers used are from Papertrey Ink.  I started with a Vintage Cream card base and added a mat of Royal Velvet.  I cut the PTI Hexagon Die cover plate from both of those colors as well as Winter Wisteria and pieced it back together on my card.  I couldn't find any matching ribbon in my stash so I just cut an extra strip from the Royal Velvet paper.

The sentiment comes from the PTI Script Sentiments stamp set and is stamped with Hero Arts ink.

I die cut the butterflies and popped them up with dimensionals.  Then I inked up the paper flowers with Royal Velvet ink and added a pearl to finish it off.  :)