Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Happy Birthday Wishes ...

Good afternoon. Today I have a Masculine Birthday card to share with you that features stamps from Rubbernecker Stamps!


Yesterday's card was very feminine so for today I went masculine using the Birthday Wishes Circle Sentiment (565-20), one of the stamps in the Birthday Border Set (438), and design paper.

Using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink I stamped the sentiment and cupcakes on white cardstock. The sentiment was cut out with my Nestabilities Circle Die while the cupcakes were colored with Marvy Markers and fussy cut. I went with a clean design utilizing the stamps, design paper, stamps, scalloped punch, dies and twine.

Here's a closer look the tiny cupcakes ... 


Did you hear about the NEW Card Challenge being hosted by Rubbernecker Stamps. Stop by the Rubbernecker Blog for all of the details, and I hope you join in the FUN!

Until next time ... Enjoy!




Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Happy Birthday ...

Good afternoon. Today is the start of a NEW Challenge over at the Rubbernecker Stamps Inspiratoin & Challenge Blog! Super excited to be a part of this NEW Venture. To start Challenge #1 is all about Birthday's so I created an adorable Birthday card to share with you today.


My card features the simply adorable Tara (891-09) who I paired up with on the sentiments in the Birthday Border Set (438).

Tara was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, colored with Copic Markers. I used my MFT Pierced Square STAX dies to cut out the image, and pink panel behind. Next, I stamped a couple extra Tara's to paper-piece the present and shoes for dimension. I love the combination of pink/teal so I pulled out my MME Happy Day DP and some teal cardstock for the today's card. I used my Memory Box Sketchy Rings Die with the teal cardstock, and it's popping out behind the squares in my design.

The birthday sentiment is also stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and then I colored in the letters with the same markers I used for coloring Tara. This was matted onto pink cardstock. Once all of the pieces were done, I layered them on my background with the final touch of adding teal-colored enamel dots to the corners. 

Stop by the Rubbernecker Blog for all of the details about our Challenge, and join in the FUN!

Until next time ... Enjoy!





Monday, January 16, 2017

May all your wishes ...

Good morning! Today's card focus is the adorable Happy Toons which I paired up with the Wishes & Sparkles Sentiment. This card was made for a friends father who turns 80 today. My daughter adores him and will be sending off this card with lots of love.


I colored the image with my Copic Markers, fussy cut him out and put him on the side. To add a little dimension to the adorable mouse I stamped him a couple more times so that I could paper-piece the shirt, bow-tie and hat. The sentiment was stamped on to light blue cardstock, layered onto more blue cardstock, and then on my white base and blue card. Tim Holtz Distress Ink was applied for the sky and ground cover before I added the mouse using 3D Foam Squares. Blue Stickles was applied to the birthday hat and the center of the bow. I finished the card with the "Dropping In to wish you a Very Happy Birthday" on the inside.

Challenges entered:
 - Paper Craft Crew Challenge #226 ~ Theme: Birthday (see below)
 - Aud Sentiment Challenge #171 ~ Anything Goes + A Sentiment
 - Dragonfly Journeys Challenge #83 ~ Birthday

Until next time ... Enjoy!




  

Monday, January 9, 2017

Good morning! Today's card focus is this cool Park Bench (G493) which I paired up with the Beautiful Life Sentiment (B205). This pairing is beautiful for a sympathy card, so I chose an A-1 cardbase. Mind you, I love the pairing and it was not made because of a loss.


I colored the image with my Copic Markers. Tim Holtz Distress Ink was applied for the sky and grass, and around the edges of the sentiment. Since I couldn't find my silver pen I used a Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen for the bench brackets to give it a silver look. I layered my colored panel on brown cardstock, and then my cardbase.

Until next time ... Enjoy!




Sunday, January 8, 2017

LOVE ...

Good afternoon. Today I have a Masculine Valentines Day card to share with you that features stamps from Rubbernecker Stamps!


When I saw this adorable Gator (895-08) I knew that he was a must have. Before stamping the Gator, I stamped the All You Need Sentiment (804-01), created a mask of the sentiment, and then stamped the Gator. Copic Markers were used to color the image, and then I applied a variety of distress inks to create the sky and ground cover.

Since I was going for a masculine feel I pulled out the Fancy Pants Swagger DP from my stash, to create the layered background. I also added some twine, and the final add was a green heart enamel dot from MME.


Stop by the Rubbernecker Blog for our weekly CONTEST were you can WIN FREE STAMPS. Then keep your eyes open for more FUN to start on January 17th! What FUN you ask? Well, our first Rubbernecker Stamps Challenge goes live on January 17th! Super excited to be a part of this new adventure!

Challenges entered ...
 - The Male Room Challenge #51 ~ Anything Goes
 - Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Wk 1 ~ Anything Goes
 - Brown Sugar Challenge #232 ~ Anything Goes

Until next time ... Enjoy!