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Aug 29, 2022

Color Throwdown #707 & NBUS #41

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 Happy Monday!

Joining in today with a card I created for the Color Throwdown #707
 (Mustard, Navy Blue & Turquoise)

Since I also used some new stuff for this card I will be posting for the NBUS #41 as well.

Here is the card that I created:

 For this card I started with a card base of (Night of Navy-SU card stock).  Then I embossed a layer of More Mustard *retired SU cs with a new embossing folder from Spellbinders called, Radiant Burst.  This was the April 2022 Embossing Folder of the month.

Then I cut out circles (SU - Stylish Dies) from Basic White & Bermuda Bay cs.  I stamped the Owl with the coffee cup which is also new and is from Unity Stamps Itty Bitty Ray of Sunshine.
I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored the owl with Prisma Colored Pencils.  I distressed the edges of the owl and the sentiment with More Mustard ink.  I added a strip of designer paper that I found in my scrap pile so I don't know which company it is from.  The circles and sentiment were mounted with foam tape.

I hope this makes you smile.  That owl is just so silly looking, it makes me smile.

Have a great day & thanks for stopping by.

Aug 19, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches#549 & Color Throwdown #706

Hello and Happy Friday!
Today I'm sharing a card I created for, Freshly Made Sketches#549
Here is the sketch:
 Next is the Inspiration Photo for the Color Throwdown:

Finally here is my card:

So for this card there was very little stamping involved.  Instead I used a lot of Dies to come up with my design.
I started with a card base of what I think is an old SU color, Tempting Turquoise - I really should have kept track of the retired colors better.  Anyway...I then took a piece of white cs and used a die from a set Tim Holtz Mixed Media#1 to cut out the pattern on the bottom portion of the card.  Next I used an old SU Kaleidacolor ink pad, Caribbean Sea and the Itty Bitty Background stamp to create the little colored speckles.
Then I cut circles of Bermuda Bay and Pool Party with my new Stylish Shape Dies. - I stamped the sentiment from an old retired SU set - It's Your Birthday with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
I die cut two leaves from Granny Apple Green cs with dies from two different sets (Momenta) that I purchased at Hobby Lobby.
I added some Wink of Stella to them for added sparkle and then included some lime green sprinkles from a company called, AnnaBelle stamps that is no longer in business.
Here is a picture of the sparkle:

 For a change I went pretty CAS on this card but I really like how it turned out.  I hope you do as well.
Be sure to click on the links and see what the DT came up with and also the other participants.  
Have a great weekend.

Aug 14, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches #548


Welcome. - Today I'm joining Freshly Made Sketches #548 and 

NBUS #41

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Once again I used another stamp from my new Stamp Set, Hocus Pocus and the matching dies.

I also used a new piece of designer paper that I purchased last year and never used.  It's by Echo Park and is from the Halloween Magic collection.  This piece was called, Haunted Hats.  

Another new thing I used was my background embossing folder,

Spellbinders - Faux Stitch and was the May embossing folder of the month.  It reminded me of the patterns in the paper I used for the strip portion of the sketch.

Here is my card:


 So details:  Card background, Basic Black, Embossed layer, Old Olive, Strip layer, Pumpkin Pie and Haunted Hats dp.  I used a paper distressing tool on the edges.

Hat was stamped in Memento Tuxedo black ink on Basic White cs and colored with Prisma colored pencils. I use Gamsol to blend the colors.  I stamped the sentiment (Best Witches) with Memento Tuxedo ink and added it to a piece of the pumpkin pie cs.  I used another of my new dies from SU Stylish Shapes set on s piece of More Mustard*-retired card stock to resemble a moon.  I used the Star Die to cut out 3 stars in Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Gorgeous Grape.  I added some Wink of Stella to them for sparkle.  

 The hat and sentiment were mounted with foam tape. 


This was a great sketch because you could use your imagination on how to fill it in.  You could go CAS (Clean and Simple) or embellish it more as I did.

Be sure to stop by the FMS blog and check out the other particpants and the design teams cards. - Also NBUS as there is a lot of great inspiration there.

Aug 9, 2022

Fusion Challenge - Wine and Cheese

 Welcome! - Today I'm joining the latest Fusion Challenge - Wine and Cheese
The idea is to used either the sketch, the inspiration photo or combine both. - I chose to do both for my card. - Although I must admit that it is rather a unique take on the inspiration photo (IMO)
I don't have very many wine/drink related type stamp sets and I wanted to use one of my new Halloween sets so I created a Halloween themed card.

Using the wine color from the photo as my main inspiration.
My card base is, Basic Black which I layered with a patterned piece of old retired SU Halloween paper.  I used a strip of Rich Razzleberry cs and stamped the stars on it from my new stamp set.
I added a piece of punched spiderweb to the side.
My images (cauldron, wand, bubbles, bat and sentiment were stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored with pencils (except for the bat).  I used the matching dies to cut the images out and mounted them with foam tape.  The sentiment was stamped on White card stock and I used some new dies for that as well.
As you can see in this image I also added some shimmer to the bubbles and brew using my Wink of Stella pen.

Since I used a bunch of new stuff  I'm including this for NBUS#41
The Stamp Set and Dies are from Becky Moore - Hocus Pocus  and I just love them.  

The sentiment dies are also new to me and are from SU - Stylish Shapes Dies.

The spiderweb border punch is a Martha Stewart punch - Most likely retired by now.