Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Double D - Black and White ONLY

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D we are doing BLACK AND WHITE. And ONLY black and white. What a fun Mood Board provided for our inspiration:

So many possibilities with this one. Here's my card:
 Here I have used the positive/negative technique.  I stamped and heat embossed the GKD flower image from Lisa Hetrick's Something Good In Every Day Stamp Set twice, once on black card stock and once on white. The black card stock got white embossing powder, the white card stock got black. Then I cut them exactly in half and joined the two back together. And yes, I have another image identical to this This is really fun to do, and can be done with lots of different colors, as long as they are contrasting. I also die cut the GKD Fancy Labels Die out from black and white card and split that in half as well.

here are the Ingredients:
GKD Black Onyx and White Card Stock
GKD Petite Patterns Patterned Paper
GKD Something Good In Every Day
GKD Fanciful Tags for Greeting
GKD Fancy Labels Die
GKD Gingham Ribbon
Judy Dots

I invite you to head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and check out what all the other designers have done. And if you play along you could win this fabulous Memory Box cutting die:

So that's it for me, thanks for stopping by. I adore your comments, they always make me smile. And don't forget to stop over at Double D, there is always so much inspiration over there.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Mod Squad - Stencil Your Background

Dear Ones~
This time over at the Mod Squad Challenge it's my turn to host, and I have chosen to stencil my background. You must use a stencil to create your background.

Gina’s goal is to continue to offer top quality signature products through her online store Gina K. Designs along with informative and creative crafting videos.Be sure to check out StampTV for a ton of great videos and techniques. They also have weekly challenges. Shop Gina K Designs.
Gina K. has been in the stamping industry since 1998 and started Gina K. Designs in 2007. As the business grew, Gina asked her husband Tom to leave his position as an attorney to join her in the business. Together they built StampTV, their online video website featuring broadcast quality paper crafting videos, galleries, social network for paper crafters and more! Gina now has over 200,000 followers over her various social media networks and video sites from all around the world.
A $20 gift certificate to the Gina K Designs store.

Here is the card I have created:

For this card I used a Gina K Designs stencil called Floral. I sponged it with GKD Innocent Pink, Dusty Rose, and Apple Mint Inks. The card stock is Whisper (a FABULOUS new color), Innocent Pink and White. The greeting is from the GKD Cottage Garden Stamp Set. It was heat embossed with GKD Silver Embossing Powder on white card stock and then mounted on a tag cut with the GKD Decorative Tag Die on Innocent Pink. I used my white gel pen to add the dots on the flowers for more interest.

Glad you stopped by, and don't forget to head on over to The Mod Squad Challenge and play along. You could win the prize! I can't wait to see your wonderful creations, and I adore your comments!


Double D - Watercolor

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D the challenge is Watercolor. One of my all time favorite mediums. Just look at this GORGEOUS Mood Board provided for our inspiration. OH MY mouth is just watering from all this beautiful color.........

And here is my card:
I can't tell you how much I envy those who can do their magic with water color. I need to practice more. Here I have cut out a card base with the PTI Noted: A2 Scalloped Die, and then colored the flowers from the Honey Bee Spring Blossoms set with Mission Gold watercolors and  die cut them out.  For the background I did a simple smooshing technique with Distress Inks. I was paying homage to the photo on the lower left in the Mood Board.

Here are the Ingredients:
*GKD White Card Stock
*PTI Scalloped A2 Die
*Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink
*Honey Bee Spring Blossoms Stamp
and Companion Dies
*Card Making Magic All Around Greetings for Greeting
*SU Stitched Circles

 I would invite you to head on over to the Double D Challenge and check out what the other designers have done with this Mood Board. And if you play along, you could win this awesome paper pack. If you love water color you will LOVE these papers!!!!
I so appreciate your stopping by and leaving your lovely comments. They make my day. Don't forget to go over to the Double D Challenge, and I'll see you next time!!!