Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Dies R Us Inspiration Blog

I'm up on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today with this whimsical, fun whale card!  Details on how I created this card can be found on the DRU Inspiration Blog.  When you visit the blog you'll find links to each die I used from the DRU online store.

Monday, May 22, 2017

The PIP Challenge #1721 - Anything Goes

This week's Anything Goes PIP Challenge is sponsored by Fred She Said.

For my card, I used the Growing Together digi stamp set from the sponsor.  I colored the image using zig clean color real brush pens and an aqua brush.  The dragonfly was colored using glitter pens.

We hope you'll share your cards/projects with us at The PIP Challenge #1721.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - Spotlight Technique

 Lemon Shortbread is the sponsor for this week's Paper A La Mode challenge.

For my card I used the  Mushroom Land Elf digital image from the sponsor.  I really like the effect of the spotlight using this technique.

We hope you'll share your cards/projects with us using the spotlight technique at The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Friends of Flourishes Challenge - Use Embossing

It's my turn to host the Friends of Flourishes design team challenge.  The challenge is to use embossing (wet or dry).  

For my card, I used a woodgrain embossed background.  The image is a digital image from Flourisheslc set called Tweeting Friends and the sentiment is from the Flourisheslc Heartfelt Words digi set.

Be sure to visit the Friends of Flourishes Design Team for a lot more inspiration

You can find this stamp set and a lot more at theFlourisheslc online store.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Dies R Us Elegant Floral

I have an easy, yet elegant floral card to share with you here and on the Dies R Us Blog.  The saying goes, April Showers bring May Flowers and today I'm sharing a card created with that saying in mind.

My card is 5x5 square top fold.  I selected designer papers, ribbon, adhesive half-pearl, and one of my DIY stick pins from my stash and then proceeded to create using Cheery Lynn dies as noted below.

I first die cut using Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily and Judy's Blooms:

I then shaped the flowers and leaves using my favorite stylus tool and glue:

After shaping the blooms I inked the edges of the flower and also inked 
the center of the doily:

Here is a close up of the shaped and inked die cuts:

It's fun to create an elegant card to give to someone special at anytime of the year, just because!

Cheery Lynn dies used from the Dies R Us online store:

Both of these dies are currently out of stock, so be sure to sign up on the waiting list so you will be notified when they are back in the Dies R Us online store.

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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Monday, May 15, 2017

Sparkles Monthly Challenge - 4 (or more) legs!

The Sparkles Monthly Challenge theme was chosen by DT member Jacky - 4 (or more) legs!

I love all the crazy stamps that Tim Holtz has released and this adorable dog is from one of them!

We hope you'll share your cards/projects that include something with 4 or more legs with us at the Sparkles Monthly Challenge found HERE.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

CWWC Challenge - Bright and Colorful

The CWWC Challenge is to create something bright and colorful!  OddBall Art is the challenge sponsor.  

For my card I used Kawaii Valentine Giraffe.

We hope you'll share your bright and colorful cards/projects with us at The CWWC Challenge found HERE.