I have a hard time throwing scraps of dsp away. Sometimes they come in handy, like with this card:
Enjoy your Monday! Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Hello, Lovely
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo
Paper: Whisper White, Gingham Garden dsp
Embellishments: Pear Pizzazz 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon, Island Indigo Baker’s Twine, Brights Designer Buttons
Do you have any colors that strike fear in your crafting heart? I’ve heard many people say that color is orange for them. I have no problem with orange. In fact, I really like it. It’s the favorite color of my two girls. They’ve even asked me if they could paint their rooms orange. I haven’t quite allowed that yet, but I don’t mind orange pillows or other accents.
I used some fun, new products on this card — the Positively Chevron background stamp, which I embossed with white embossing powder, and the Island Indigo 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon. I also used some more of those sequins from my stash.
I do have a color that strikes fear into my heart, and that color is purple. I think purple is a perfectly pretty color, but I rarely use it as I never know with what to pair it. That’s why you don’t see many purple cards from me.
Enjoy your Tuesday! Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Hello, Lovely, Positively Chevron
Ink: Island Indigo, Versamark
Paper: Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Whisper White
Embellishments: Island Indigo 3/4″ Chevron ribbon, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Pearl Basic Jewels, sequins (non-SU)
Polka dots just make me happy! So do flowers. I hadn’t used my Secret Garden set in a while, so I pulled it out and paired it with this fun polka dot pattern from the I Am Me dsp pack. After cutting out the flowers with the coordinating framelits, I used some Dazzling Details to add sparkle to the centers. I also used some of the fun new Candy Dots around the leaves.
Enjoy your Saturday! I need to spend some time designing swaps for convention this weekend. Time is slipping away — it’s less than three weeks away! Yikes! Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Secret Garden; Hello, Lovely
Ink: Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Calypso Coral
Paper: Pool Party, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, I am Me dsp
Embellishments: Secret Garden framelits, Subtles Candy Dots, Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine, Dazzling Details
It’s another Fab Friday kind of day! This week we have a fun sketch challenge for you:
I knew right away when I saw the sketch that I wanted to make another Polaroid/Instagram style frame on this card. What threw me for a loop was the arrow. Then I remembered that the Hello, Lovely set has an arrow image. So then I knew what stamp set I wanted to use. But what to put in the frame? I decided to let some dsp be the star of the show, and I love the fun, bright colors on this pattern.
I hope you’ll join us in this challenge at Fab Friday! Meanwhile you can check out what the rest of the design team made here.
Enjoy your Friday! Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Hello, Lovely
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush
Paper: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, Quatrefancy Specialty dsp
Embellishments: Squares Framelits, 3/16″ Corner punch, Modern Mosaic embossing folder, Artisan Label punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Look at the great sketch that the talented Cindy Hall has for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches:
I think this one could yield many different styles of cards. I kept mine very simple and very true to the sketch.
This one uses a color combination that I thought was very fresh and fun — Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, So Saffron, and Basic Black. Those leftover sequins (I think they multiply at night while I sleep — I can’t believe how many there were in this small bag) have found a new home on my desk, and I couldn’t help but to use them again.
I can’t wait to see what will get posted to the gallery for this sketch. I hope you can join us. Meanwhile, you can check out what the other designers made at the Freshly Made Sketches site — you’ll be inspired!
Enjoy your Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Hello, Lovely
Ink: So Saffron, Strawberry Slush
Paper: So Saffron, Basic Black, Whisper White, In Color DSP Stack
Embellishments: Neutrals Designer Buttons, White Baker’s Twine, Strawberry Slush 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim, Pearl Basic Jewels, Sequins (non-SU)
One of the new products that I really love is the 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon. I wanted it to be the star of this show, so I didn’t use any other embellishments. I decided to pair it with a couple of new stamp sets — Hello, Lovely and Mosaic Madness. I also used some new dsp, I am Me, and a new In-Color, Coastal Cabana. Lots of new stuff!
I think it will be fun to mix and match these two stamp sets. They go together so well.
Enjoy your Thursday! Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Hello, Lovely and Mosaic Madness
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, I am Me dsp
Embellishments: Calypso Coral 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon