Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Challenge 88

Hello! I'm back today with a new challenge from The Challenge! We have some keywords for this week.


And here's my take on the keywords!


I heat embossed my image on some Ranger Watercolor paper in white embossing powder and then used my Zig Clean Color Brushes to color them in. I trimmed my piece down to a 4x4 square and then adhered it to a card base. I used two sizes of Wonky Stitched Rectangles to create a frame and then heat embossed my sentiment onto some vellum with rose gold embossing powder. I placed my sentiment strip where I wanted it to be and then captured it underneath the foam tape from my frame so that no adhesive would show through. I finished it off by adding a few rose gold sequins.

Thanks for joining me today! I can't wait to see how you're inspired by our keywords!




Tuesday, June 20, 2017

CASology: House

Hello and welcome to a brand new cue from the CASology Challenge!


I'll be honest, I don't have a lot of house stamps or dies in my collection. I like things that are really versatile, so I shopped my stash and came up with this cute key die and a small stitched tag die that works well as a key-ring. I paired it up with a fitting sentiment it works perfectly for a New Home card! Perfect for the cue!



1. I started by choosing a card base. I wanted my key and ring to stand out, so I knew I wanted something dark. I went with Navy because I'm a huge fan of the color (no other reason!).

2. I cut a heart from some Neenah Solar White cardstock to be my spotlight for my focal point.

3. I cut my key from white paper and then used Versamark ink and silver embossing powder to make it shiny and fun. I don't keep much metallic paper on hand, so this is a simple way to create your own with supplies you probably already have on hand!

3. I cut the pieces of my key-ring from two different colors of cardstock to create a fun dimensional look. I also cut another of the little circles from the same Tag die to attach my key to the ring. I simply cut a slit in the gray ring and attached the two pieces and then adhered the slit on the back of the tag so it wouldn't show.

4. I wanted something to put on the front of the key-ring, so I searched my stash and found the perfect little heart die in a Band-aid set. I cut that from some blue paper to keep the color scheme consistent.

5. I adhered my heart to my card base and then used my MISTI to stamp my sentiment underneath it in Versamark ink. I heat embossed it in white so it would stand out nice and bold on my dark background.

6. I used foam tape to pop up the key and the key-ring on top of my spotlight heart.

Thanks for joining me today! I can't wait to see how you're inspired by our cue this week!



Saturday, June 17, 2017

Kennedy Grace Creations Post

I'm over on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog with a super simple and easy (no coloring!) sympathy card. Go check it out for all the details!


Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Challenge 87

Hello, everyone! I'm back today with some inspiration for the newest color challenge from The Challenge!


I decided to use those beautiful brights for some gorgeous flowers!


I know, I usually reach for my Copics, but this time I decided to try my hand at some watercolors. I mixed a few different brands for this one because I just didn't have the colors I wanted in one collection. I used my Zig markers for the Orange and Pink and my Gansai Tambi pan paints for the green/blue. I finished it of by adding some shadowing with some Pumice Stone distress ink. For once, I didn't succumb to full collection syndrome and just picked up bits and pieces as I needed them.

I did start my piece by heat embossing my stamp in white embossing powder. I'm still a novice, so those raised lines really help to keep my color contained until it dries!

I finished off the piece by adhering it to a card base with some double-sided tape and then adding the sentiment on some scrap kraft paper. I added a sprinkling of Sparkling Clear sequins and it was all done!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll join us this week!