Sympathy Rose

I'm contributing this post to the February Blog Hop Challenge for Papertrey Ink.  Here is the inspiration photo for the hop.

I like the geometric background and the purple in the photo, so here's what I came up with.

I love the Rosie Posie set from PTI!  Such beautiful two tone roses!  And I added some detail with a white get pen.

I hope you like my take on the challenge!  Enjoy the hop!

Birthday Songbird

OMG!  I am so in love with the Songbirds stamps & dies from Papertrey Ink!  These are the cutest little birds I've ever seen!

I adore the tiny details that are die cut from the birds, and the embossed stitching on the leaves.  These look awesome in bright, bold colors!

I inked up the edges of my bird with a red-orange ink, and the little leaves with a darker green.  I think it helps the bird to pop off the page.

This set includes several musical bars that fit on the wavy banner die cut.  This one is a line of the Happy Birthday song.  This is why I chose this set for the MFT Sketch Challenge.  :)

I stamped some of the coordinating flower stamps on the inside of my card, along with a great birthday sentiment from another PTI stamp set.  I'm also entering this card in the ShowCASe Your Style challenge.  The theme is birthdays!  :)

Thanks for visiting!

Rock On

Here is another post for the Cure For The Monday Blues challenge.

And I'm also entering this one in the ShowCASe Your Style Challenge.

Though this card is actually the opposite of organized.  It's a mess!

I was inspired by the shades of pink, aqua, white and gray in the inspiration photo, and this was the result.

I inked up the raised side of a diamond plate embossing folder with VersaMark ink and used it like a stamp on my gray paper.  Then I sprinkled it with pink embossing powder and heat set it.  I repeated that process again using aqua embossing powder.  After that, I did the same thing using a stamp that looks like splattered paint.  The result looks messy and bright and wild!  I love how it came out!

I didn't use the paint splatter stamp on the bottom of the card, so you can see how it looked with just the diamond plate stamping.  I used some fun reflective metallic paper for the die cut star and the details on the guitar.

For the inside of my card, I stamped a bunch of sentiments to make a cool subway art panel.

And on the back I stamped the guitar from PTI Boy Basics, and a fun "card back" stamp that seemed appropriate.  People always want autographs from rock stars, right?  So why not mine for making this rockin' card?  ;)

Well, thanks for stopping by!  Keep on Rockin'!

Take What You Need

This time I'm playing along with the Cure For The Monday Blues challenge.

I noticed the cute little notes clipped up on the bulletin board in the photo and thought it was a great time to pull out my little notebook page die.  :)

I also found this awesome paper in 6x6 pad that has the same gorgeous combination of bright and pastel colors.

I wanted to carry over the flower motif on the inside of the card, so I stamped some along the bottom in colors to match the front of the card.

I don't often make cards using primarily patterned paper, but I really enjoyed making this!  It was certainly faster and easier than stamping the whole card.  ;)

Thanks for stopping by!

Monsters Just Want To Have Fun

Here is another card using the adorable Monster Mash stamps from Lawn Fawn.

These little guys are totally ready to celebrate the 100th Lawnscaping Challenge!  They even brought their own confetti!  :)

I stamped my monsters on blending cardstock and colored them with Copics.  They were die cut using their matching Lawn Cuts dies.  I think the googly eyes really help them to pop right off the page!

This is, of course, a shaker card which I filled with confetti I bought at a party store.  I love the starburst confetti shapes!

This could easily be used a birthday card if I stamped a birthday greeting on the inside, however, I am sending this card to my nephew who is having a rough time of things right now.  I want him to know I'm thinking of him and hoping that things will start looking up for him soon.

And of course, he needs to know that he is loved.

I hand cut the banners on the front and back of the card and added the stitching lines by hand.  The window/shaker panel and the inside panels were cut with Spellbinders Wonky Rectangles.

Monster Hugs

I'm here to share a fun card I made using Lawn Fawn's adorable little monsters from the Monster Mash stamp set.

The chevron background paper is from a LF 6x6 paper pad.  The monsters were stamped on X-Press It blending paper and colored with Copics.  I added googly eyes for some fun dimension.  Don't these little guys look ready to party?  They are definitely excited to see you!

The window panel was die cut using Lil' Inker stitched circle dies and then I used a black pen to color in the stitching lines.  The sentiment tab is from MFT's Accent It-Labels & Tabs die set.  I stamped the sentiment from Monster Mash with VersaMark and used white embossing powder.  I wanted there to be some pattern on the tab so I found a stamp that is a cluster of small dots and stamped all over it in Pure Poppy ink.

I'll be submitting this card in the LID Monthly Meet Up Challenge