Mojo Monday 453

Hello everyone!

I decided to play along with this weeks Mojo Monday sketch contest.  This was the sketch given:

And here is my card:


I decided to use the MFT Flashy Florals in this card.

I took some green card stock from my stash and stamped it with the solid leaf from the MFT stamp set.  I used Lawn Fawn Noble Fir.  I then used the Lawn Fawn stitched square die on some Neenah Solar White 80lb paper and cut it out with the Big Shot.

I stamped the solid leaves in Lawn Fawn Cut Grass and then the veins were stamped with Noble Fir.  To stamp the followers I use Lawn Fawn Pink Flamingo, Cranberry, Black Licorice, and Juice box. I die cut those flowers using the coordinating dies.

The sentiment was from a Lawn Fawn sentiment stamp set.

The green strips were cut from a piece of MFT Timber Green.

I put the card together and placed it on a top folded 4.25 x 5.5 Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock.

I hope you enjoy this card!


SIP Challenge 51 – Sunsets

Hello everyone! I decided to take part in the Stamp Ink Paper sketch challenge this week.

The sketch for this week was sunsets.  Sunsets are one of the things I am still working on with card making. It is very hit or miss when it comes to combining the right colors to get that perfect sunset.

I think I did well with this ink blending with distressed inks.  The dogs are stamped with Versafine black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

The sentiments are from two different sets.  One of them is from Lawn Fawn’s Dad + Me set and the other is from Paper Smooches Paws for a Cause.  That is also where the dog stamps are from as well. The “translation” stamp is from Lawn Fawn’s Chirpy Chirp Chirp set.

I hope you enjoy!

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Mojo Monday #451

Hello everyone!

So I decided to participant in Mojo Monday’s Sketch this week.  Here is an example of the sketch:

And here is what I came up with:


I took the Flamingo background stamp from The Ton and stamped it with Lawn Fawn’s Merman ink. Then after that dried, I took the same flamingo stamp and used Versamark ink and then sprinkled it with the rose gold embossing powder from The Ton.

I then cut some paper that I bought from Michael’s that matched the ink pretty well and attached it to the card base.  Then I used a Memorybox circle stitched dieto cut the circle out of the same.

I cut out the Simon Says Stamp painted “hello” die out of 80lb card stock four times.  I glued these all together and then coated the top with Versamark ink.  Then I sprinkled that with the rose gold embossing powder and heat set it.

I hope you enjoy this week’s card!


My First Sketch Entry – SIP Challenge 50

Hello everyone!

So the last couple of weeks I have been researching on what sketches were, how they are used, and anything else I could learn about them. I had entered one before, but I wasn’t really into it at the time and I was still learning a lot of techniques.

Out of my research I found that the one greatest thing is being able design cards a lot easier. Duh, I mean who wouldn’t have thought of that right?  I have always looked at sketches, but always saw everyone’s outcome and it intimidated me.

So after finding Jk Cards through Twitter/Instagram, he let me know he puts sketches up weekly at Stamp Ink Paper and that I should give it a try.

So I did.

Here is the sketch he provided:

And here is my result:

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For this card I used the Lawn Fawn “Mermaid for You” stamp set.  I colored my mermaids hair with copic markers, along with the rock, seaweed and coral piece. For the tail, I put a coat of multi-media matte glue down and then sprinkled with some glitter I had on hand. Then I die cut each piece.

I cut some blue cardstock (not sure of the brand) and then cut a smaller piece of the “Under the Sea” from Doodle Bug. I then cut out a piece of vellum with a Lawn Fawn stitched circle die, and heat embossed the sentiment with The Ton’s wonderful rose gold embossing powder. It truly is amazing in person. I placed this on a Neenah Solar White 110lb top folding card base.

I then finished this off with some Pretty Pink Posh rain droplets and added some shimmer to the mermaids hair with Spectrum Noir‘s clear glitter pen.

I hope you enjoyed this card! Have a great week!


Scrap Paper Cards

Hello everyone!

So I have to be honest, I hate throwing away scrap paper.  There always seems to be a use for it.  So I rarely through it away.

I had two pieces of card stock I had inked up for some other projects and I also had some paper strips with words that I could not bare to throw away. They sat at my desk for months while I thought of how to use them!

Finally an idea came to me.  I used a Hero Arts background stamp to do this.  I glued the strips to a 4.25 x 5.5 card stock.  I then heat embossed 2 of the backgrounds. One in silver and one in gold.  On the two cards with the distressed strips, I just use black ink and stamped them.

On the two with the word strips I used some distressed ink on both cards.  Then heat embossed the thanks and the sympathy sentiments.

On the two heat embossed back grounds I cut out the sentiments with silver and gold glitter paper and placed it on the card.

Pretty simple cards to make since the hard part was already done.  Never throw away scraps. Just sit on it and think about how you can use them.  It will eventually come!

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