Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Double D - Signs of Summer

 Dear Ones~
Well, we are finally into what feels like summer, so the theme this time over at Double D is so appropriate - SIGNS OF SUMMER. I love it!!! Here's the Mood Board for our inspiration:
Here's my card:

I have had this charming little stamp for years and years. I don't even think the company is around any more. It's a wood mount, but I have peeled the stamp off and use it like a regular rubber stamp.  When I saw the image in the lower left corner of the Mood Board I had to dig it out. Isn't it just so sweet? I fussy cut her cute little sundress from patterned paper, and watercolored the rest of her with Karin Brush Markers. I sponged the "seaweed" and sand dollar die cuts with Plum Punch Ink for dimension, and placed the small starfish to look like she is picking it up. I thought the addition of the baubles made it look like bubbles from the sea. I didn't add a greeting, didn't feel like it was needed here.
The Ingredients:
Recollections Very Violet Card Stock
Recollections Kraft Card Stock
Recollections Petite Floral Patterned Paper for Sundress
Recollections Bouquet Basics Patterned Paper
Stamps Happen, Inc. Collecting Sea Shells Stamp
Canson XL Watercolor Paper
GKD Plum Punch Ink
SU Under the Sea Dies for Sea Life
Trinity Stamps Bubble Blowout Baubles
Karin Brush Markers

If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this adorable die set by Cheapo Dies.  And don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created for your inspiration. 
Cheapo Dies - Beach Chair

I'm so glad you stopped by, I adore your comments. They always make me smile. Please stay well and enjoy your crafting. Now head on over to Double D to see what's going on. 
Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.  

Monday, June 14, 2021

Make the Cards Challenge - Guest Designer

Dear Ones~
This week it is my great good pleasure to be guest designing for the Make the Cards Challenge. 
This is a fun challenge blog that changes every week, and there is always something new or different to create.  Our challenge this week is a theme, which is ENCOURAGEMENT. 
 And here is my card:
I used several different dies and stamps for this card. The background is a Stampin' Up patterned paper that I just love. The sunburst on the left  from Papertrey Ink was heat embossed with gold, colored with Karin Brush Markers and then fussy cut.

The Ingredients:
Recollections Very Violet Card Stock
GKD White Card Stock
SU Frosted Florals DSP
PTI Sun and Moon Stamp
Sizzix Winter Garland Dies
SU Sending Thoughts Stamp for Greeting
SU Ornate Frames Die
Tim Holtz Kraft Metallic Card Stock
GKD Gold Embossing Powder
Trinity Stamps Gold Baubles

 Here is another card with this theme:
I love the delicate pastels on this card, it's so sweet. Here I used a technique that I learned from Dawn Griffith of Dawn's Stamping Thoughts. You can see her video HERE.  Little squares are cut and glued together for a cute pinwheel design. I also used the very popular Book Binding Fancy Fold that's all the rage right now.  HERE is a link to a video by Karen Titus showing the how-to.  The background is a pretty 3D embossing folder from Altenew called Enchanted Vines.

The Ingredients:
Recollections Rose Petals Card Stock
GKD White Card Stock
 Altenew Enchanted Vines 3D Embossing Folder
Memory Box Springtime Bouquet Patterned Paper
Craft Consortium Bloom & Wild PP
SU In Symmetry Stamp for Greeting
SU Tasteful Labels Die
Versafine Ink & Clear EP for Greeting
Stash Pearls and Ribbon
You can enter your creation  HERE.  
The Make the Cards Challenge winner will be the following week's Featured Creator.

Use #mtcc20 and #makethecardschallenge on your card projects when you post them to social media or in public forums and galleries.

For more info and rules for the challenges, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by, I love to read all your wonderful comments. Stay well, and until next time, Here's Celebrating Your Creative Muse!