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Aug 29, 2021

Fresh Made Sketches#500 - Halloween Inspired

 Today's card is going into 2 different challenges.  First off it's the 500th (what an accomplishment) sketch challenge on Freshly Made Sketches  Here is the sketch:


I'm also entering this on the NBUS blog - Challenge #29 because I used several new items on my card. 
 
I had planned on entering it for the Two Old Bats Halloween challenge but just noticed that the deadline was yesterday (bummer) - Oh well check out their blog just for the fun of it. 
 
Here is my card celebrating the 500 sketch for Freshly Made Sketches.
 
I went fairly CAS on this card, which is hard for me to do.
All new items for NUBS will be starred*
Card Stock: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie & White - SU
Designer Paper* - From Echo Park Halloween Party
Stamp Set: Echo Park - Something Wicked*
Sequins* - Picket Fence Studios Witches Brew mix
Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Embossing Powder - White SU
Versamark Pad  
 
That's it for this card.  Simple but fun.
Be sure to check the blog out for more inspiration.                                                                                        

 

Aug 26, 2021

Color Throwdown #657

 

Welcome. - Well it's been a few days since I last posted due to just general everyday life happening.  I finally had some time to stamp and decided to join in this weeks Color Throwdown #657

 Colors: Red, Turquoise, Green and Gray.

Such fun colors. 

 

While the inspiration photo is more of a back to school photo I needed a birthday card so I'm going with the colors but a birthday theme.

 

Card Base: Basic Gray layered with a piece of Granny Apple Green.

I stenciled the diamonds with a combination of Tempting Turquoise*retired ink and Coastal Cabana on Whisper White* card stock. The stencil was actually a die Tim Holtz Mixed Media1 that I cut out and then used as a stencil.

I cut the poppies (Taylored Expressions-Silhouette Stems 1) twice.  Once in Poppy Parade & once in Granny Apple Green.  Then I cut the flowers off and glued them onto the green piece.  I added clear glitter (Art Institute) to the flowers.

The sentiment is from Sizzix - Which I purchased at Hobby Lobby. It was stamped with Basic Gray ink.  

I added some red and green sequins and a small baker's twine bow.  The flower were mounted with foam tape.

Here is another view of the card.  This shows the colors a little better.  Hard to photograph the glitter and have it look right.


 



Aug 5, 2021

Color Throwdown#654 & NBUS#29

 Hello and Welcome.  - Every now & then I like to join the Color Throwdown #654 challenge.  This weeks colors were: Kraft, Grey and White.  
 
I must say that this had me stumped a little.  I tried working on a card yesterday and nothing was working for me.  I ended up just putting things down and stepping away for the day.  Then this morning I got up and tried again and before I knew it my card had come together and I was happy with how it turned out.
 
Since I'm using several new products I'm also going to submit for the NBUS#29 challenge as well.  New Items will be *
 
Here is my card: 
 
Card Details:
Card Base: Kraft (Crumb Cake-SU)
Basic Gray (SU)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Basic Gray
Designer Paper* - Paper Studio which I purchased at Hobby Lobby
Stamp Set: Class Act Owl* - Unity
Burlap Texture Die* - Altenew
Other: Brads - Queen and Company which I've had forever in my stash. - Prisma Colored Pencils and Gamsol, Foam Mounting Tape.
 
So all 3 of the new items I purchased last year and finally decided to use them.  -  It was hard trying to color with such a neutral color scheme but I think I pulled it off.
 

Aug 3, 2021

Paper Players#552 - Beside The Sea and NBUS#29

 Hello & Welcome.

This week the Paper Players have a theme challenge: #552 Beside the Seaside.
 
I love the beach and though I haven't been in a several years I just had to play along with this challenge. 

I'll also be entering this for the NBUS#29 challenge.




Here is my card:
Card Details:
Stamp Set: Seas The Day (Hero Arts).
Card Stock:  Gorgeous Grape, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Whisper White*-retired. SU
Designer Paper: Purchased at Hobby Lobby and used HERE last year on a non-traditional Christmas card.
Vellum
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bermuda Bay
Other: Various Copic Markers, Circle Dies, Glitter and foam tape.
 
I'm also sharing a "bonus" card today just because it's beach themed.  This card was done with absolutely no stamping whatsoever.
 

 
Card Base is Crumb Cake, Small Punched Stars are More Mustard
The rest of the card was made using, Stickers!  I've had them in my stash for years and thought they would make a fun card.  The sticker set came with one long strip that I used for the left portion of the card.  I also used some Mics Spray (Tim Holtz) to spritz on the stars and the right hand side of the card to look a bit like sand sparkling on the beach although it's hard to see it in the photo.
The sticker set also had several tag stickers so I picked one of them and looped some blue gingham ribbon through it and mounted it with foam tape.  A quick, simple but fun little card.  
 
Do any of you ever use items like stickers or ephemera to create cards instead of stamping?  Do you think it's still creative?  I always feel as if I'm "cheating" a little when I do that but I still like the cards.
 
That's it for today's cards.  I hope you have enjoyed your visit.

Jul 29, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches #496 and NBUS#28

 Hello again.  -  This week I'm actually "on-time" for the newest sketch challenge on Freshly Made Sketches #496!

Here is the sketch:
 
Below is my card that I made using it. 


Since I'm entering this for NBUS#28 I am listing the new items that I used for this card.

 
I love, love, love this entire collection but for my budget's sake I only bought a couple of pieces of the paper.
 
Other:  SU - Cajun Craze, Early Espresso card stock.
SU Early Espresso Ink Pad
Leaf Die - Cuttlebug (I believe these are no longer available).
Foam Mounting Tape.

That's it,  Simple & Easy but very pretty.

Inside of card: Sentiment is an old (2005) Woodblock stamp from,
Serendipity. 
Now be sure to stop by the challenge blog and check out all the Design Teams cards & the other participants cards.  You won't be disappointed.



Jul 27, 2021

Strawberry Birthday

 
Hello & Welcome.
 
Today I'm sharing a card that was based of Freshly Made Sketches#495. - Sadly I wasn't able to complete the card in time to post it for the challenge.  
 
That's okay though because I really liked the sketch and how my card turned out so you get to see it anyway! 
 
Here is the sketch:
 
Below is the card that I created using it as my inspiration.  This card is going to my Mother-in-law who just turned 95 yesterday.  Yes it's going to be late but she will still be thrilled to get it and it's the thought that counts anyway.
 
I had started working on a card with that awesome Strawberry patterned paper ages ago but when I went to stamp the strawberries my ink pad had dried up so bad that I ended up having to get a new one so the project got put in the container where I keep things that I have started or cut out and just haven't found a use for them yet.
 
I got it out this morning and decided to try this sketch even though it was past the date to post it for the challenge.
 
Card Details:
Card Stock:  Shaded Spruce, Pretty in Pink*-retired color, Blushing Bride and Whisper White*-retired.
Ink: Real Red, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce and Blushing Bride-SU and Memento Tuxedo Black.
Designer Paper-Berry Delightful*-retired.
 
Other: Strawberry Builder Punch,
Crystal Glitter - Which I used on the strawberries and the flowers, it's hard to see in the photo but it's sparkly and pretty in real life.
Foam Mounting Tape.
 
On a personal note:

I love Strawberries and picked them for 8 summers as a kid.  We had a bad year here for the berry season due to hail storms & then excessive heat but we did manage to enjoy a few half-flats of berries and boy were they good.

This was the first dessert I made with them this summer:


Strawberry/Rhubarb Cheesecake bars.  They were so yummy.  Yesterday I made a no-bake pie with some and later this week I'm going to make a Strawberry/Rhubarb Crumble. 

 

Jul 20, 2021

Paper Players Challenge #550 - Bees

 Hello everyone.  My card today is being entered for this weeks Paper Players Challenge #550

At first I wasn't sure that I would be able to participate since I could only find 1 stamp set with a (Bee) in it in my stash.
 
Then I thought why not check in the stuff my mom had and "bingo" I found several that fit the challenge.
 
Below is what I picked out and created with:
 

The little Bee trio is a very old (2007 - Stampendous) stamp called, Bee Trio.  My mom loved things that she considered to be cute and these little bees certainly fit that.  The sentiment stamp is even older as the date is 1997 on it.  Also a Stampendous stamp and was one of mine that she borrowed and never returned.
 
So once I had the 2 stamps I then decided what I wanted to do with them.  I knew I wanted some sore of a "beehive" type pattern somewhere on the card but alas I had no beehive stamps or embossing folders.  
 
My brain got creative when I spotted a piece of bubble wrap laying on my desk.  Yes, that hive was created by stamping an ink pad down on the bubble wrap and then pressing the inked side onto some white card stock and voila~ the beehive was accomplished.
 
I colored the bee image with various Prismacolor pencils blended with Gamsol, masked them and added a faint blue shadow around them.  
 
For my CAS design I only layered just the bees with foam mounting tape and put them at an angle to add some extra pizzazz to the card.
 
The wings have glitter added to them and the red antenna has a slight sparkle from a Spica Glitter pen.  
 
Card Stock: Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Daffodil Delight (SU)
 
I was super happy with how this turned out.  - Have a great day and as the card says,  Bee Happy!

Jul 16, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches #494

 Welcome. 
Today's card is based (although somewhat loosely in my case) on the current Freshly Made Sketch challenge #494

For my card I started out with 2 things in mind...
 
#1 - I wanted to use my new stamp set,
(Measure of Love) from Stampin'Up!
which also qualifies this card for the NBUS #28 challenge. 
 
#2 - I also wanted to use a strip of designer paper that I had in my stash.  A friend of mine was down in June and gave me a bunch of little borders and one of them was perfect for the stamp set I wanted to use.  
 
So now without further ado here is my card: 
 

 As you can see I "fudged" a little on the sketch because my border piece goes all the way to the bottom of the card.  
 
Anyhow here are the details:
Stamp Set: Measure of Love - SU
Card Stock: Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Granny Apple Green, and Whisper White.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Granny Apple Green and Pool Party (I watered colored the scale with that color)
Other: Border Strip - Unknown source
Foam Mounting Tape, Scallop Punch (SU), Swiss Dot embossing folder (Cuttlebug) and Crystal glitter (Art Institute).  I used that on the hearts that are on the bowl.  It's sparkly in real life. 
 
That's my interpretation of this weeks sketch.  I hope you like it.

Jul 8, 2021

Color Throwdown 650

 Welcome and thanks for stopping by.  
Today I am joining the Color Throwdown #650

This card features a very old stamp that I've had since 2007 at least.
 
I started off with looking for some patterned paper that I though would work well with the colors (Yellow, Gray, Black & White).  -  I happened upon a piece in my stash that I just loved so that became the basis for my card.
 
The yellow is much more subtle then the inspiration photo but I liked the leafy pattern that the paper had.  Next I decided to use a piece of Barely Banana (old SU retired color) card stock and a border punch (EK Success).  - I search high & low for stamps that I though would go with this paper and ended up picking out this Geisha by JudiKins that I've had forever.  Next up I wanted a sentiment that reflected, peace, tranquility or harmony.  
 
Wouldn't you know it I did not have a single stamp in my stash that was what I was looking for.  I went to a couple of local stores to see if they had anything and finally decided that I would have to go with something else. - So I will say upfront the sentiment is not stamped.  I typed it out on the computer and printed it off on card stock.  
 
Card Base, Basic Black, Punched border, Barely Banana, Circles are Whisper White and Basic Black.
 
I edged the white circle with a Barely Banana ink pad that surprisingly still has decent ink in it. 
 
The Geisha was colored with Prisma Color Pencils and blended with Gamsol.  I fussy cut her out and mounted her on top the circle with foam tape. - To finish off the card I added 3 small black pearls.

Jul 6, 2021

Paper Players #548 - Stars and Stripes

 Welcome - Today's card is for the current Paper Players Challenge,
I'm also going to link to NBUS#28  Here is what I created for this challenge.


This card sort of evolved after I got started on it.  I first picked out a piece of striped designer paper I've had in my stash for forever and have no clue where it came from.  - I wanted something that wasn't patriotic.  Next I decided on using some Star Dies that I purchased from JoAnn's several years ago.  I've never used them before so this qualifies it to be entered into the NBUS challenge.
 
Next up I decided to use a Star embossing folder (Cuttlebug) that I've had for a long time as well.
 
I also used a new sentiment from SU - Through it Together stamp set.
 
I also sprayed on some Distress Mica Spray (Tarnished Brass - Tim Holtz) onto the white circle panel and the sentiment panel.
 
That's it for this card. - If you have questions about how it was made feel free to email me and ask.  
 
Colors used: Early Espresso cs, Pacific Point, Cajun Craze, Whisper White cs, and a piece of old card stock that has speckles in it.  Again I can't identify where it came from.

Jun 23, 2021

Paper Players Challenge #546 - Fruit and Berries

 Back again and yes I know this is the 2nd post in one day but I want to get this card posted before Friday.  Hopefully you all don't mind the extra post.

I'm joining in on the Paper Players Challenge #546 - Fruit and Berries.
 
I've wanted to use up some of the gorgeous designer paper from Stampin'Up! that they had as part of the Celebration catalog this year.  
 
So here is what I created for this challenge.
 
 

 Stamps: Berry Blessings (SU) - Which sadly did not make the current catalog nor did the super cool paper, Berry Delightful.
 
For this card I stamped the berry with Rich Razzleberry and Blackberry Bliss inks on watercolor card stock (Tim Holtz)
I used a water brush to give the berry a water color look.  I stamped the stem and leaves the same way using Shaded Spruce and Granny Apple Green ink and then fussy cut them out.
 
Next I stamped just the outline of the leaves with Granny Apple Green ink stamping it off once and then onto a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I cut that out with a circle die and layered onto another circle die of Whisper White.  The berry was mounted with foam tape.
 
I did a small piece of rick-rack using a punch (Ek Success) and layered it over the piece of designer paper which was then mounted on a piece of Whisper White card stock and layered to the card base.  
I'm guessing the base was Rich Razzleberry as I couldn't find a piece of the Blackberry card stock to compare it with.  Color compared today and the base is Blackberry Bliss.
 
Finally I highlighted the berry with a hint of clear glitter to give it a bit of sparkle.
 
Have a great day & thanks for stopping by.

Tropical Birthday wishes

 Popping in today with a card that I made yesterday to send to a friend for their upcoming birthday. - No special challenge for this one, just a spontaneous creation.


I had bought this super cool piece of paper at JoAnn's (Damask Love - Sunshine Blvd) and want to use it for a card.  

I have a friend that loves going to Hawaii and thought she would enjoy a tropical themed birthday card.  I put this together super quick yesterday since I wanted to get it off in the mail and had to have it to ready to mail by 2:00 to go out in the mail on time.

I spent about 1/2 hour looking for that Happy Birthday stamp, it's one of my old favorites and apparently one of my mom's as well since after moving a bunch of boxes to look in her stamping stuff I found it.

The card went together quickly after that.  I used my Momenta Die set that was used on (this card)
 
So here are the colors and details:
Card Stock: Pacific Point, Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party and Whisper White (*retired) 

The sentiment was stamped with Pacific Point ink.  - I added some green bakers twine that I purchased at the dollar store and a tiny white pearl to complete the card.  Also circle dies and foam mounting tape.  

That's it for today...now off to stamp for one of the current challenges.

Jun 17, 2021

Paper Players Color Challenge #545

 Hello & welcome!

Joining in today with the Paper Players for a color challenge 

#PP545

 

Here is the card I created for the challenge.  I just had to use my flamingo again for this challenge.  (getting good use out of those dies and stamps)!

 

 

 


 For this one I used the Bermuda Bay for the card base, layered with a piece of Granny Apple Green (my new favorite SU color) and a layer of retired Whisper White.  I used a small band of Basic Black card stock and a small strip of designer paper (Bella Blvd).

I stamped the flamingo from SU's (Friendly Flamingo) stamp set with Melon Mambo Ink and used the flamingo die (Flamingo Dies) to cut it out.  I stamped the leaves ink Granny Apple Green ink and die cut them as well.  The small flowers were also stamped in Melon Mambo on white cs and die cut with a flower die from the set.  The circle die is a Nestability die.  I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo black ink.  I added green gems to the flowers and two small pink pearls by the sentiment.  The flamingo was raised up with foam mounting tape.  

 That's is for this challenge but I loved those colors together and hope you do as well.

Jun 8, 2021

Paper Players Theme Challenge - Signs of Summer

 Hello!
 
It's time to join in with the Paper Players for their - Signs of Summer PP544 theme. 
 
Here is the card that I created for this challenge. - I hope you all aren't tired of my Flamingo themed cards just yet as once again I've showcased them on my card.
 
I bought several different patterns of designer paper featuring flamingos so I just had to use one for today's card.
 
 
 
Card Details:
Card Stock - Tangerine Tango, Granny Apple Green, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point and Whisper White*(retired*) - Designer paper is by,
Cara Bella - Flamingo Fun
Flamingo Die - Stampin'Up!
Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers: Basic Black, Melon Mambo
Punch: Optic Dot (Martha Stewart)
White Gel Pen
Foam Mounting Tape
Black Diamond Stickles - Ranger - Used for the eye of the flamingo.
 

Jun 7, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches #488 and NBUS#27

 Happy Monday!

Joining in today for Freshly Made Sketches#488 and NBUS#27
 
Here is the sketch

I debated about posting my card since it's a little loose of an interpretation of the sketch but then I though why not...so without further ado here it is:
 

 For this card I used a brand new die set from Momenta that I purchased at Hobby Lobby.  It also featured an embossing folder which I used as well on this card.
 
The sentiment is also new: It's from Stampin'Up! (Through it Together) set.
 
Card Base: Mossy Meadow, Embossed Layer, Old Olive, Sentiment stamped on Whisper White with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
 
Cheetah was cut out with a piece of ColorCore Cardstock from Core'dinations which I've had for a very long time.  One side had a chocolate color and then the other was a different color.  When you sand it the other color shows through.  I loved how this really made the cheetah die pop.  The die leaves were cut using Mossy Meadow and More Mustard* (retired) card stock.
 
The DP is from the Safari Chic Matstack (DCWV)
 
I spritz the card base & embossed layer with Antique Bronze Distress Spray (Tim Holtz)
 
I had a lot of fun with this card.  

Jun 3, 2021

Fushion Card Challenge - Laugh Decor

 Hello & Welcome.  Before I get started on today's post I'd like to say how excited I was this week to have 2 of my cards chosen as honorable mention cards for the challenges.  

I made the Paper Players #542 - Cut Above for my Flamingo card & 
Freshly Made Sketches #487for my floral trio card.  

Now on to today's card.

I'm joining the Fusion Card Challenge - Laugh Decor

This week I went more towards the inspiration photo and the laughter theme.  

Here is what I created:


For this card I dug out one of my mom's stamps to use as my focal image.  She loved "cute" things and thought these frogs were adorable (so do I).  I stamped them in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with colored pencils (Prisma) and blended with Gamsol.
The sentiment is one from Hero Arts - Anytime messages.
Card Stock: Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White and a retired SU color of blue.   The designer paper is a scrap that I had.
I used Nestabilitie Dies and a Fishtail Die (MFT) and some sequins to finish off the card.

Inside I stamped one of my favorite "saying" stamps: Hero Arts (Celebrate just living).

That's it for today. - Have a great day & thanks for stopping by.

May 30, 2021

Color Throwdown #644

Hi, I'm back again today with another card and challenge.  This time I'm joining the current, Color Throwdown #644

 

 Here is my card using this awesome color combo:

 


 So for this card I once again used the All Squared Away stamp set & Floral Square Dies from the new Stampin'Up! catalog.  - I just think this is such a fun set of stamps and dies so I had to use them again.

Details:  Basic Black, Smokey Slate, Daffodil Delight card stock & Whisper White. SU

Ink: Daffodil Delight SU & Memento Tuxedo Black

Other: Lemone' Glitter - Art Institute on the yellow flower. Black Diamond Stickles were used for the centers of the small gray flowers.

Swiss Dot Embossing Folder & Foam mounting tape.

The inside of the card - Note I could not get the camera to focus on this very well.


 That's it for this one. 

May 28, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches #487 & NBUS

 Hello,  Hope you all have been having a good week.  I've actually been enjoying creating some cards this week.  

Today I'm joining Freshly Made Sketches #487  and also using this as another NBUS#26 card since I'm using brand new products for this card.

Here is the sketch:


Here is my card:


Details:
Stamp Set - All Squared Away - SU
Dies - Floral Square - SU
both of these are brand new to me and available in the current Stampin'Up! catalog.

Card Stock: Poppy Parade & Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight - SU
Whisper White - retired SU
Ink:  Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Gree, Daffodil Delight - SU and Memento Tuxedo Black.
Other - Scallop Border Punch - retired SU
Bakers Twine
Foam Mounting Tape

May 25, 2021

Paper Players Sketch 542 & NBUS#26

 Welcome! - More stamping fun this week.

Joining in on the current Paper Players sketch challenge #542 and NBUS#26

Here is the card I created for this challenge.
 
 
The stamp set is new to me and the first time using it.  It's SU, Friendly Flamingo set.  Only available through June since it's in the Mini catalog but not the current catalog.  I also used the Flamingo Dies that go with the set.  - If you want them be sure to purchase before the end of June.
Also I used 2 new Dies from a set of leaf dies I bought off Amazon previous used one other from the set on this card.
 
The designer paper is also new.  Purchased from Scrapbook.com 
 
Card Stock: Retired SU - Cameo Coral for card base.
Granny Apple Green, Crushed Curry, Basic Black and *Whisper White (now retired) 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Calypso Coral.
Other: Stickles for the flamingo's eye and the center of the little flower.
Foam mounting tape.
 
I'm not sure how close this follows the sketch but this card took on a life of it's own and I think it meets the requirements of the sketch since I used the flamingo/die leaves as my shaped elements.

 

May 24, 2021

Fusion Challenge - Thank You

 Finally some time to stamp!
 
Joining in today for the current Fusion Challenge  - Thank You.
 

 The idea being to either be inspired by the Sketch, the Inspiration Photo or both.
 
Below is my take on the challenge.
 

 I liked both the sketch and the inspiration photo.  Two things different for me.  I used a "cat stamp" instead of a dog stamp since I am more of a cat lover and have so few dog stamps.  - Also I went with a different sentiment other then a (Thank You) type sentiment because it seemed to fit my card better.
 
Details:
Card Stock: Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Whisper White (SU)
Designer Paper - My Minds Eye
Stamps: Stampendous Grasshopper, featuring Fluffles the cat.
Sentiment Stamp: Hero Arts
Background: Dots and Daisies (retired SU)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Crushed Curry
Colored Pencils - Prisma Color and blended with Gamsol.
Dies - Nestabilities 
Foam Mounting Tape.
 
I had a lot of fun with this one & hope you enjoy it.

Apr 10, 2021

Fusion Challenge - Bee Kind and NBUS#25

 Welcome! - I finally had some time this week to stamp.  Seems like this month has been a super busy one so it's always nice when I get a chance to make a card.

I'm sharing this for the current Fusion Challenge: Bee Kind
 
 
and also for NBUS#25
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here is the card I created for this challenge:
 
I loved the colors in the Inspiration photo and the big bee.  So I decided to treat myself to a new stamp/die set.  Don't you just love that big bee with the lovely roses on it's back.
The stamp/die set is from Sizzix and can be found HERE - I purchased mine at Hobby Lobby.
 
Details: Card Stock: Whisper White (I'm going to miss this when my supply runs out) Bermuda Bay and a retired piece of Barely Banana (SU) The designer paper was also purchased at HL.  I loved the splatters and the water color look.
 
I stamped the Bee with Memento Tuxedo black ink, colored the bee with Prismacolor pencils and blended with Gamsol. - I added a clear glitter (Art Institute) and cut the bee and the roses out with the dies that came with the set.  The roses were mounted on top of the original bee with foam tape.  Then the entire bee was also popped up with the foam tape.

The sentiments were stamped with MTBlack ink on Barely Banana Card Stock and cut with the dies.  
 
I added a piece of retired SU cream grosgrain ribbon and some gems (unknown source) to complete the card.
 
I hope you like my interpretation of the sketch and the inspiration photo.
 

Mar 12, 2021

Paper Players Theme Challenge - Spring

 I'm joining the Paper Players Theme challenge today & just getting it in under the wire. - Long day yesterday trying to find a missing cat so no time to stamp until this morning.

Here is the card that I created for the challenge.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Thankfully I had this piece of paper in my stash of (project ideas) that I was able to get out and use for this card.
 
Card Stock: Bermuda Bay, Green Galore* (*retired SU) and an unknown piece of textured card stock for the border and circle.  I also used Whisper White
 Sentiment is from Amuse Studio
Bird Die is from Momenta.
Also used a few sequins, black bead for the birds eye.  Foam mounting tape and a border punch.
 
If you have any questions about this card feel free to e-mail me.