Thursday, January 26, 2023

TBT: Nature's Beauty

Hello Everyone!

Today I am going back to 2019 with the Nature's Beauty stamp set. My card was inspired by Retro Rubber Challenge #198. They have a Winter Scene theme. 

I started with a Starry Sky card base. I layered it with a 4" by 5 1/4" piece of Orchis Oasis cardstock. I embossed a 3 3/4" by 5" piece of basic white cardstock with the Woodland embossing folder (ret).

I used the largest circle from the Stylish Shapes dies and cut a white circle. Using Orchid Oasis ink and the Nature's Beauty stamp set I stamped some snowy trees. I used a blending brush with the Orchid Oasis ink to create a cold horizon. The circle was glued to the card front.

I stamped the deer with Soft Suede ink and colored it with various brown and gray pencils. This was fussy-cut out and attached to the card front with dimensionals.

The sentiment from the Art Gallery stamp set was stamped using Orchid Oasis ink. I attached this with dimensionals.


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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Floating Strips

Happy Tuesday!

Today's card combines two challenges. Inspire Create #134 has a beautiful card made by Verity as inspiration. Just Add Ink Challenge #636 has a fun challenge that asks you to showcase your favorite. I don't know about you but my favorites are always changing. Today I am using my favorite in-color Starry Sky and a favorite Sale- A-Bration DSP.

I used a thick white card base that was layered with a piece of 3 15/16" by 5 3/16" Starry Sky Dainty Flowers DSP. then topped with a piece of 3 3/4" by 5" white cardstock.

For the circle of paper strips, I started with a 3 1/2" square of window sheet. I cut 1/2" by 3 1/2" strips of three colors of the Dainty Flowers DSP. I glued the strips to the window sheet leaving about 1/8" in between. I used the largest circle from the Stylish Shapes dies and cut out a circle.

I used the flower from the Summer Shadows dies to cut out the flower from the circle. I also cut the same flower from the Starry Sky cardstock. The circles was attached to the card with dimensionals, and the flower was glued flat onto the card. I also added a leaf piece that was cut out of Mossy Meadow cardstock

The sentiment from the Shaded Summer stamp set was stamped with Starry Sky ink.

I added Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels to finish of the card.

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Monday, January 23, 2023

Path of Petals

I have a card today that brought together two challenges. Tic, Tac, Toe Challenge #193, as always provided some great elements for inspiration. I went with flowers, vintage and ribbon. The layout for my card came from Paper Craft Crew #502 Vertical Sketch Challenge.

I started by cutting a 3 15/16" by 5 3/16" piece of Pressed Petal DSP (ret). This was layered onto a 4 1/16" 5 5/16" piece of Rococo Rose cardstock (ret).

I cut a 1 5/8" by 4 1/8" piece of the DSP and layered it onto a 1 3/4" by 4 1/4" piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock. I glued this to the card front.

I cut one more piece of the DSP that measured 1 5/8" by 3 3/8". This was layered onto a 1 3/4" by 3 5/8" piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock. This was glued to the card front.

I cut a 2 1/8" by 3" piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and stamped the image from the Path of Petals stamp set. I used Mossy Meadow, Rococo Rose and Crumb Cake inks. I roughed up the edges of this piece and used a blending brush to lightly color the paper in spots using Crumb Cake ink. This was glued to the card front.

The sentiment from Bloom with Hope stamp set (ret) was stamped with Crumb Cake ink. Before attaching the sentiment with dimensionals, I tied a ribbon around the card front. The whole thing was attached to a Mossy Meadow card base.

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Sunday, January 22, 2023

Cheers to Challenges

Hello All! I have a fun card today that I created from two challenges. SU Only Challenge #318 asked the maker to create a card that is predominantly black and white. Freshly Made Sketches #569 has a versatile sketch by Jacquie that worked great. 


Every time I use the Rays of Light stamp, I remember how fun it is and wonder why I don't use it more. I thought it would be great for a black and white card. I highly recommend using the Stamparatus for this large stamp to ensure good coverage. 

I used black ink on white cardstock. After stamping I cut the cardstock to 5 1/8" by 3 7/8". I layered this onto a 5 1/4" by 4" piece of black cardstock. This card front was attached to a Sahara Sand card base.

I got a little help from the cut outs of the He's All That Specialty DSP. I attached the "Cheers" circle with dimensionals. The used a blending brush with Crushed Curry int to color the torn  strip from the DSP. I cut it down so it wasn't so wide. I attached that to a 1/4 inch strip of black cardstock and glued that to the bottom part of the card. 

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Saturday, January 21, 2023

Sweet Songbirds for PP624

Okay!  Confession time, I was sitting down to blog about my card and only just now realized that this week's card is supposed to be CAS. CAS usually means Clean and Simple right? Well, just for today let's go with Cute and Sweet. 


The Paper Players have a new challenge that begins today. Jaydee is bringing us   Clean-and-Simple Challenge PP624 with a Happy 'bird" day theme. 


I started my Cute and Sweet card (CAS) by cutting a 4 1/4" by 11" piece of Fresh Freesia cardstock. I scored the card at 5 1/2" and 2 1/2". Fold the card in half at 5 1/2 " and then fold up the 2 1/2" section. 

I cut a 4" by 5 1/4" piece of the Fresh Freesia Dandy Designs DSP and attached it to the inside of the card. I cut a coordinating 4" by 2 1/4"piece of DSP and glued it to the flipped up section of the card base. I cut on more coordinating 4" by 2 3/4" piece of DSP and attached that to the top section, behind the flipped up piece.

I tied Fresh Freesia Ribbon around the flipped up section of the card.

I cut a Petal Pink rectangle using the Scalloped Contour dies and glued it to the flipped up section only, while centering the rectangle on the entire card front.

I cut a rectangle to fit the inside if the Fresh Freesia rectangle. Using the Sweet Songbird stamp set I stamped the branch in Soft Suede ink and some leaves using Granny Apple Green. I added Fresh Freesia Loose Flower Flourishes and stamped the sentiment with black ink.

The bird and small wing were stamped with Fresh Freesia ink and punched out with the coordinating punch. The feet were stamped with black ink and fussy-cut then glued to the bird. The beak was punched out of Mango Melody cardstock. The eyes were stamped with black ink. I attached the bird with dimensionals.

The inside of the card was stamped with Fresh Freesia, Granny Apple Green and black ink.


I hope you join us at The Paper Players this week. We would love to see what you created for this Clean and Simple Challenge. You can enter your project from now until noon PST on Friday January 27, 2023. 

Friday, January 20, 2023

A Color Combo and a CASE

Hi all, Today I have a CASE of a card from the new mini catalog that uses the colors of a weekly challenge. For CASE-ing Tuesday Sketches #391 I kept the layout of the card pretty much the same. I changed the colors and the stamps. Creative Colour Challenge #72 provided the colors Fresh Freesia, Night of Navy and Soft Sea Foam. I was excited to be able to use the new Night of Navy Bordered Ribbon.

I started my card with a 4 1/4" by 5 1/2" piece of Fresh Freesia from the Dainty Flowers DSP. I attached this to the front of a Fresh Freesia card base.

I embossed a piece of 3 3/4" by 5" Soft Sea Foam cardstock with the Timeworn Type folder and set this aside. 

I cut a Fresh Freesia circle using the Layering Circle dies- second largest and glued that to the Soft Sea Foam panel. 

I stamped the floral image and sentiment with Night if Navy ink onto white cardstock. The sentiment was cut into a strip and I flagged the ends.

I used wink of Stella to the small flowers and the flower centers while the ink was still wet. This pulled in just enough color. I colored the rest of the image with Soft Sea Foam and Fresh Freesia Blends. I glued the flowers to the circle.

I tied a piece of the Night of Navy Bordered Ribbon around the card front. Then attached the card front to the card base. The sentiment was attached with dimensionals.

Opal Rounds were added to finish off the card.

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Thursday, January 19, 2023

Penguin Celebration

Hello Everyone,

Congratulations to Sunday Stamps on reaching their milestone of 300 Challenges. They asked there entrants to participate in there achievement by making a celebration card in addition to this week's sketch challenge. My card for Sunday Stamps Challenge #300 brings both challenges together. My card is also inspired by a great little girl who will be celebrating her 4th birthday soon with a penguin theme.

I started by cutting a piece of the Rain or Shine Specialty DSP with the Stitched Rectangle dies. I bordered that with a slightly larger piece of Night of Navy cardstock. This was glued to a Melon Mambo Card base.

I stamped the penguin with black and Mango Melody ink using the Penguin Place stamp set (ret). I used the Penguin Builder punch and attached it to the card front with dimensionals.

I used the Balloon Bouquet punch to cut out the balloons using Hues of Happiness DSP, Mango Melody and Melon Mambo cardstock. Theses were attached using glue and dimensionals. I attached the white twine with glue and tape.

The sentiment from Bonanza Buddies stamp set (ret) was stamped with Night of Navy ink. I bordered it with a piece of Night of Navy cardstock.

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