Archive for April, 2012
Congrats to Linda Callahan aka abbysmom2198, the Featured Stamper (FS273) on Splitcoast! Since there is an extra Sunday, this April, I’m hosting again. And I’m sure you’ll love Linda’s clean style, fun layouts and wonderful color combos. I know I do!
For my case, I chose Linda’s For You card. The super layout and bright colors really grabbed me so I kept those. I changed the images (these are a sneak peek from Our Daily Bread designs), used different ribbon, used an embossing folder on the peach circles and did the right edge a little differently.
I stamped the beach scene several times, colored with markers and used several different sizes of Spellbinders circle die to cut them out without embossing them. The sentiment was stamped on some green dp (designer paper) and the peach was some I had left over and it already had the mesh (reverse side) texture embossed on it. I went around the edges with a white Permapaque marker to make them stand out a bit more then arranged them and popped a few of them up. The edge is a white strip die cut with a scallop border with a narrow strip of the green dp on top. I added the crystals and ribbon and the finished card is 4.25 x 5.50.
Thanks so much for looking!
|Stamps: ODBD – Happy Retirement|
|Paper: Neenah white, peach, dp (SEI – On the Coast collection)|
|Ink: Ancient Page coal|
|Accessories: Permapaque white maker, Tombow markers, Spellbinder circle (sm & lg) dies & Classic Edges 1 die, Cuttlebug mesh embossing folder, crystals, ribbon|
Today’s Ways to Use It Challenge (WT372) is to make a monochromatic card (neutrals are ok to add). This card is almost entirely neutrally monochromatic ( just a tiny pop of orange) so I think it will fit right in. The images are from DRS Designs.
For my card, I used a variation of a technique I call “into the window”. It’s sort of a reverse out of the box. I made the window by resizing a Spellbinders long rectangle die to make it just a tad longer. The sentiment was stamped on top of the white frame and my cut out little fisherman was added as well. The scene behind it was stamped on kraft using a combination of the chalk inks, going light to dark, top to bottom. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25.
If you would like to enter to win some free DRS images, please check out the DRS Thursday Challenge. It’s easy and DRS images are not required to win.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
|Stamps: DRS Designs|
|Paper: Neenah white, kraft, dk green|
|Ink: Ancient Page coal, Fluid Chalk inks in amber clay, olive pastel, dk moss & deep green|
|Accessories: Spellbinders long rectangle dies, Tombow markers|
Today’s Technique Lover’s Challenge ( TLC374) is a real challenge! Holly really knows how to put a crimp in my style, lol. In one fell swoop, she took out half of my stamping arsenal! I really love my dies and embossing folders. But it’s good to get back to the basics now and again.
This also is very CAS (clean & simple) which is also out of character for me. I’m also combining it with yesterday’s Featured Stamper challenge (FS272) and once again, I cased Karen’s Rainbow Branches. I really love that card! I kept the rainbow, similar layout and CAS design, but I changed images, added a ribbon and some scoring. The images are Our Daily Bread designs.
So for my CAS card, I used a couple of rainbow ink pads I’ve had since time began. For the sentiment, I added an eyelet and ran some ribbon through it. (Holly said we could use eyelets and 1 ribbon!). The bottom part was scored w/ a bone folder so old it’s actually kind of formed to the shape of my hand, lol. Nothing new (except the stamps) or fancy here…just back to the basics!
Thanks so much for looking!
|Stamps: ODBD – Cat Sympathy, Paw Prints|
|Paper: Neenah white|
|Ink: Kaleidacolor calypso & spectrum rainbow pads, Ancient Page coal|
|Accessories: Permapaque black maker, bone folder, ribbon, eyelet|