Thursday, April 30, 2015

MIM #210



Lizzie is up today on Papertrey Ink's MIM.  She shares her ideas for using vellum to soften bold patterns.  She's also got some tips for how to adhere vellum without the adhesive showing.  Check it out HERE

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I die cut a Spellbinder from the White cardstock and also the vellum.  Inked up a Rosie Posie in some bright colored inks and softened it with the vellum.  The 'hello' Swoosh is die cut and glued to the top of the vellum.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

PTI-Blog Hop


This is the inspiration photo for this month's Blog Hop~there are so many gorgeous items to pick up as your entry, it was difficult to decide.  I'm sure I will create a few more cards using this :-)
Check it HERE

I copied the vintage Hobnail White Milk glass vase with my polka dot embossing folder.  The leaves and flowers are die cuts from PTI's Songbirds which mimic some of the colored flowers in the photo.   The striped table top and a border of navy frame was added to the white cardbase. 

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

MIM #209



Lexi's got a fun challenge for us today, using lots of white and just a pop of color.  You can check it out HERE

I love this look, but don't use the technique often because I have to admit my card looked very different in my head :-) 
But, I think everyone else who posted has got it down perfectly! 

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This new baby congrats card is going to my friend's son and daughter-in-law.  Their second baby was born last Friday.
Can you see the three giraffe die cuts behind the grass in the background?  8-)

Monday, April 20, 2015

Monika's Birthday Party

The very sweet Monika of Creative with Monika had a birthday earlier this month and she has been celebrating the entire month of April. 
Now isn't that a fun idea?!?

Monika is also hosting a challenge for us to CASE a card she has previously made. There are several to choose from, which is tough because her cards are all so lovely and her 'style' in cardmaking is so varied.
Take a moment to visit Monika and wish her a Happy Day ~ you have until April 30th, so no excuses ;-)

this is the card that I am CASEing

And here is the card I made:
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I tried to duplicate Monika's style and techniques closely by making a circle stencil, creating the water background with Prismacolor pencils then blending with a wet paint brush. The fishes are colored in the same way, fussy cut out and popped onto the card base with double sided tape for a  bit of dimension.

I  hope you have a wonderful birthday month and the good times continue through the year, Monika!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

MIM #208


Ombre is all the rage in everything from hairstyles to fashion to home decor and even stamping!  I am joining Laurie as she shows us how to use inks to create this lovely look. You can check out the entries HERE.

I kinda ombre'd the background as well as the numbers here, but needed to highlight my butterflies a bit more than just adhering them to the White card base :-)
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Friday, April 3, 2015

MIM #207


Double Partial Die Cutting


Laura is up this week on Make It Monday with her video demonstrating a cool technique called Double Partial Die Cutting.
It looked easy enough, so I thought I would give it a try.   
Watch and see HERE!  

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Wonderful Words: hello 
Stamper's Select White cardstock - base card

Autism Awareness Blog Hop

This morning I was visiting some of my favorite bloggers and came across this: 

I wanted to make a card and join in with Veronica Zalis  and Tenia Nelson, the two uber talented and gracious ladies who have organized this Blog Hop for Autism Awareness Day which is near and dear to both of their hearts.  You can go to their blogs for photos of two of the cutest little guys and links to learn more about Autism.

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I am adding my card here:  
 Light It Up for Autism Awareness Blog Hop.  
Please be sure to check out the Blog Hop and all the wonderful cards that everyone is making in support of this very worthy cause. 
Also, sending huge HUGS and many THANKS to Veronica and Tenia!