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Mar 30, 2024

Inspired by challenge with TK


 Hello and Welcome!

So my friend, TK and I are back again this month with another challenge.

She picked this photo:

of a trio of cakes.  We could do our theme based on cake, color, theme etc...

I had hoped to do more then one card for this challenge but time got away with me this week and I only managed to get one card completed for the challenge.

Here is what I came up with:  You can pretty much figure out where I got my inspiration from.

This is a relatively simple CAS style card (something I tend to struggle with).  I got the idea for my design from this card and of course the cake with the sunset colors and the elephants.

I didn't have an elephant stamp (that I knew where it was) on hand so I opted for a Giraffe instead.  

For this card I started with a card base of Basic Black, Then a layer of Calypso Coral that I distressed the edges with Calypso Coral ink as well.  

Then I cut out a square on a piece of scrap paper and used that as a mat for sponging my colored square.  Inks used were: Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Calypso Coral.  I also distressed the edges with the Crushed curry ink.

Next I stamped the tree and giraffe in Memento Tuxedo black ink.  I stamped the sentiment with the same ink and die cut it out with an SU Stylish Die and an old SU circle punch.  That was mounted on top of the square with foam tape.
To complete the card I added some enamel dots from Paper Studio.

The stamp set is Hero Arts.

Be sure to stop in on TK's blog:  Time4Kards to see what she was inspired by.

Thanks for stopping in and have a beautiful Easter Weekend.

Mar 28, 2024

Birthday Greeting

 Hello and Welcome - Long time no post seems to be my motto anymore - But I'm back today to share a card I made awhile back to send someone for their birthday and then never mailed it.

So for this card I used a cake stamp from (Annabelle Stamps) which no longer exists.  I used a birthday embossing folder (Cuttlebug-Provo Craft) which I also believe is not in business anymore.
The candle punch is, (EK success).  The paper is from, (DCWV - Grade School stack). Enamel dots (Paper Studio).

Colors used: Granny Apple Green, Real Red, Basic White and Lavender Lace*retired. Circle punches (Nestabilitie dies and SU Stylish Die). Foam tape and some yellow glitter on the flame were also used.

I hope to have more cards to share in the future but stamping time has been limited lately.

Thanks for stopping by.

Also my new banner while it's not stamping related I created it on AI Bing and added some stuff using BeFunky.  I'll try to get a card banner back up soon but I thought this was cute.

Mar 8, 2024

Unity Kraft Challenge

 Welcome. - I'm finally getting around to posting a few cards.

Today's cards are for the Unity Stamp Company Kraft Challenge.
 If you want to view the other cards for this challenge click on the link HERE
Here are the cards I made for the challenge:
For this card I used this adorable mouse/dandelion image from Unity April 2023 KOM.  The sentiment was a set gifted me for Christmas.  You can purchase it here on Amazon.
Card Base: SU Pecan Pie, Kraft base is a retired SU card stock that had little bits of colored speckles in it.  The DP  was purchased at JoAnn's.

I used a border punch (SU - retired) and some lavender cs (SU retired).
Ink Pad: Pecan Pie SU
Colored Pencils.

Card #2:

All details are the same as the card about - Except the stamps and sentiment.  These are from Unity February 2023 KOM

I hope you enjoyed these cards.  It was fun to be able to sit down and craft for a change.