Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Floral Thank You

I have been wanting to play along this week's challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch #187 for the last few days. I have changed my mind several times but still couldn't think of the perfect card. Has this ever happened to you? How and where did you find inspirations?

I finally sat down to make this card this morning. I stamped some flowers with changed orientation by forty-five degrees, and moved them to the sides, but kept the sentiment on its original position. Can you see the sketch from the card? I stamped 4 flowers on the left and 3 on the right to match the number of elements from the sketch. The inks I used were from Ranger. For the sentiment, I used Tsukineko Brilliance pigment ink. I love the added shimmer in the ink. It is very hard to see from the photo. But the shimmer really made the sentiment focal point of the card. I love to make thank you cards. We can never get too many of thank you cards on hand, right?

Here is the CAS(E) sketch #187.

I am also playing along the August challenge at Penny Black: Anything Goes With a Stamp.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Another You Are Wonderful

I am making another you are wonderful card to play along the Paper Smooche challenge. I previously made this card, and  I had a lot of fun making it. So I wanted to make another.

Here is the card I made. I used the small stamps from the same Paper Smooche's "kudos Two" stamp set to make the background with mostly pink ink and added some orange for accent color. Sentiment was from the same set too. A different feeling, but still lovely!

 This is the inside of the card.

I am playing along the Paper Smooches's August challenge friendship. Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, August 18, 2016

You Are Wonderful

Time to celebrate friendship! I like to make cards for my friends telling them how wonderful they are. Paper Smooches' "kudos Two" is the perfect stamp set to make those cards. It comes with the perfect sentiments and the flowers and some other goodies. Just perfect!

I heat-embossed silver to make the sentiment pop. Inks are from Ranger. The card was mounted on a green background.

I plan to play along the challenge "friendship" at Paper Smooches. Also the challenge at Color Throwdown CTD406: orange, green, pale pink, and white.


Blue Butterfly Thank You Card

I love blue! Blue skies. Blue flowers. Blue ribbons. Blue birds. And blue butterflies! When I saw the "Shades of Blue" challenge from Sunday Stamps, I had to play along!

I first stamped the butterfly using VersaMark ink on a piece of watercolor card, then heat embossed the butterfly with clear embossing powder. Next, I took out my markers and colored on my acrylic block. Then I picked up the colors with a dampened brush to paint on the cards. I used different shades of blue and a hint of green and tried to catch the calm and soft feeling from the hint card. Here is what I came up with.

To make the sentiment pop, I used silver embossing powder, and finally, I sprayed the card with some shimmers I made with perfect pearls. 

I am also playing along the AAA Cards Challenge #71 Blending and Penny Black August challenge: anything goes with a stamp.


Hope you like this card!