Thursday, July 22, 2010

Stampin' Up! Blueberry Friends

I saw this Blueberry Crisp DSP from Stampin' Up and knew I liked it. I never thought it would be this pretty! It is GORGEOUS in person! I used five different patterns on this card. There's something not quite right about the balance of this card, but overall it's good for me.
I left the die cut in the Nestabilities die and sponged around the edge of the inside with Pacific Point ink. After I put the card together I thought of putting a little white acrylic paint around the die cut. Loved the shabby effect!
My flower was also cut out with Nestabilities dies. The little middle was cut out of a book page. I wrinkled the layers up and edged them with Pacific Point. The button is from my stash, with one of the blue Bling rhinestones in the middle.
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Friday, July 9, 2010

Friday Friends With Flair Blog Hop

Another Friday Friends with Flair Unity Blog Hop! I used the new Hip Hop Sketch Challenge too.

I found some long forgotten paper tonight. I was so happy since I had received the July Store Kit! The paper was the perfect feel I was going for; optimistic, positive, hopeful. The bird is from the June Kit of the Month. There is a similar bird on this paper, but it got covered up. After stamping the bird with Pixie Pink, I sprayed Cosmos Glimmer Mist. You can see it in the bottom picture, kind of. One of these days I'll learn how to take a picture of my cards so you can actually see how they really look! I also sprayed the die cut while it was still in the die to get that little bitty white edge. Now these stones, I picked up today at Walmart. They're Jolee's All That Bling and they're made by EK Success. They have them in many colors. Yummy. I wish you could see how absolutely sparkly they are. I'm sure some of you have bought some rhinestones and got them home and they aren't nearly as sparkly as they were in the store. These are sparkly! They're irridescent. YUM! Love 'em!
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Have an inspiring day!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Hello, Thank You Unity!!!

Another card using the Hip Hop Sketch! I love this sketch! All of the paper is October Afternoon Fly a Kite, except for the scalloped piece. That's from Cosmo Cricket's Material Girl. I punched little circles out of the Cosmo Cricket paper and put the little plastic stickers on them. Love the effect.
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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Love Blooms

So excited about this card! I thought I'd try the Etsy Inspired Challenge for the first time. I used THESE buttons for my inspiration. Great colors! I recently bought a few ;) kits Donna Downey had up in her shop, and the paper for the flowers was in one of the kits. Big circles. Perfect colors! I punched the circles and wet them with a spray bottle of water to soften the paper. Then I wrinkled them up and let them dry. I stacked them and held them together with a plain silver brad. I used these awesome gemstones in the middle. They were from a Christmas pack. I think I've used them on everything but Christmas.
The paper is from everywhere! The card base is Stampin' Up Certainly Celery, sponged with Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress Ink. The pink is Optimistic Designer Cardstock by Basic Grey. The peach is Cosmo Cricket Material Girl. The grid paper is October Afternoon Fly a Kite.
This card is also for Unity's Hip Hop Sketch Challenge #14. Love these sketches every week. "Love Blooms" is from Unity's April, 2010 Kit of the Month, Together We Bloom.
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Have an awesome day!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Summertime Summertime Sum Sum Summertime

Been waiting to get these stamps out. I knew how I wanted to approach this card, using Rusted Sun by Fancy Pants Designs. I love the colors, not basic brights usually associated with summer. I used my Stampin' Up markers to ink up the stamp. When inking up the trees I used a lighter green, then went around the edges of the trees with a darker green. I love the effect!
Hope you're all having a great summer so far! And have a great day!

Monday, July 5, 2010

DeLovely Birds

I had to get the Cosmo Cricket DeLovely paper out. It was calling my name and there have been so many gorgeous cards using this paper. I received these two chipboard birds in a couple of kits from Donna Downey. I was lucky enough to snag a few ;). I covered them in some DeLovely paper and inked the edges with matching ink.
I was inspired by all of the paper flowers I've seen lately on blogs. I decided to try a couple of different styles. The little ticket is from Michelle Wooderson's Etsy shop. I put a little strip of paper on the middle of the ticket. The "Thanks" stamped on the ribbon is from Unity's Ippity Regal Greetings.
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Friday, July 2, 2010

Unity Friends with Flair and Moxie Fab Card!

I love Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger! What inspiration! I used the colors, the roses, and the grungy background as my inspiration for this card below. It's a gorgeous picture! I hope you like the card too ;)

The paper is various Basic Grey, except for the gold print. I believe that's Pink Paislee's 365 Degrees. I wanted the background to be like the background in the trigger picture, so I sponged it with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tea Dye. The ribbon was very light blue. Got it for a buck at Michaels a while back. I sponged it with SU Bermuda Bay to get it where I wanted it. The greeting is Unity, as is the print under the greeting. I popped that up on dimensionals.

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Have an awesome day, and a wonderful holiday weekend!
Edited to add: The flower is Prima, of course. I also went over the greeting with a black glaze pen very carefully to accentuate it a bit. Thanks for all of the great comments. I really appreciate them ;)