Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sketched Birthday Meets Yippee-Skippee!

This was a fun card to make!  Inspiration came from two talented stampers Stamping Together at Monika's Place and Inking Idaho! It will be going out the door today to wish someone a happy day later this week.
Here's the inside of the card:

Stamps: Yippee-Skippee! (Sentiment), Sketched Birthday (Cake)
CS: Sahara Sand, Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Basic Black
DSP: Sweet Sorbet (SAB)
Accessories: Tag Topper Punch, In-Color Boutique Details Button, Pool Party Ribbon
Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Banners Framelits, Bitty Banners, Ovals Framelits,
Finishing Touches Edgelits, Decorative Label Punch, Candy Dots (1)

The balloon from Sketched Birthday was stamped twice, once on the Pool Party cs, once on Whisper White and colored yellow, cut out and paper pieced over the inside stamped balloon.  Coloring was done with Copic markers.

Thanks for stopping in today.  Stay warm and dry if you're buried in snow like we are!


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Birthday Card For Mom

The hydrangea stamp above was one of the first stamps I purchased prior to Stampin Up.  I've only used it a few times in the years I've owned it.  After I saw Debbie Olson's card here I thought it would make a nice card for my Mom's birthday next week.  I stamped the hydrangea on vellum with versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Then I colored it using the emboss resist technique and Stampin Up markers.  The butterfly was punched with the Elegant Butterfly punch.  I added some jewels for his body.  I will add a birthday sentiment to the inside.  I hope Mom likes it.

Thanks for stopping in today.


Monday, February 3, 2014

Stippled Blossoms Just Because

Stippled Blossoms is one of my favorite Stampin Up sets.  I used it to make my own background layer - stamping randomly with the blossoms and leaves.  I was inspired by this beautiful card at LW Designs.  Stamped extra blossoms and leaves, cut them out and placed them with dimensionals.  The sentiment Just Because is from another of my favorite sets called A Dozen Thoughts.  It was stamped on Whisper White in Pool Party ink, cut out and layered onto Pool Party CS.  The ends were flagged with my paper ships.

Stamps: Stippled Blossoms, A Dozen Thoughts
CS: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Wild Wasabi, Gumball Greeen, Pool Party
Other: Pearl Basic Jewels, Bitty Butterfly Punch, dimensionals

Hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping in today.