4/27/2016

CardMaker and the Greeting Farm Blog Hop

 
    Welcome to the CardMaker and The Greeting Farm blog hop and giveaway! The Greeting Farm is giving away a great prize for one of you hoppers so keep reading.
     I chose to create my cards using the birthday cake stamps from The Greeting Farm. There are lots of possibilities for this collection. There are several size and design cake layers to mix and match.

     Since I needed a birthday card, I decided to start there. I created the trim on the left side by turning a bow meant for the cake top on it's end.
     On a separate sheet of white cardstock, I stamped my chosen layers, cake stand and candles. I fussy-cut the whole cake and adhered it with foam tape.
     Then, I stamped and trimmed the sentiment tag.
     I used a chalk ink pad for the cake and trim, silver pigment for the stand and candles.



     For my second card, I heat-embossed the bow to use as a vase. I added a tiny punched link to the vase to give some dimension. Then, I heat-embossed the flowers. Like the bow-vase, the flowers were meant to be used as decorations on a cake. With a small paint brush, I picked up pigment from an ink pad and drew in the stems.  Finally, I heat-embossed the sentiment and adhered the white panel to the blue card base.

     Be sure and stop by my fellow CardMaker magazine blog team member's blogs and see all the inspiration they have to share with you today. We all love hearing from you and reading your comments.

     Your next stop is at Carisa's.

    Below is a full list of participating blogs just in case you started here or get lost along the way.

     Thanks so much for hopping along with us today! The Greeting Farm is giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky hopper!

Hope you have a great day. Good luck on winning the gift certificate, Pamela


Materials used:
    
     cardstock- heavy duty white (the Paper Studio 227041)
                          blue (the Paper Studio pack 449769)
     stamps-      The Greeting Farm
     punch-        double link trim (Martha Stewart 42-40086)
     chalk-          Arctic Deep (ColorBox 12052)
     pigment-    Orchid (ColorBox 15327)
                          Moss Green (ColorBox 15062)
                          Cyan (ColorBox 15019)
                          Citrus Splash (ColorBox 17022)
                           Silver (ColorBox)
     powder-      clear (JoAnn Essentials)
     adhesive-    double-stick and foam (Scotch 3M)




4/22/2016

Published in CardMaker Magazine, Summer 2016

Window Card
CardMaker Magazine
Summer 2016
       So excited to share my news with my faithful followers. CardMaker magazine published another of my cards!
     Want to make a card like mine? You can find all the details in the Summer 2016 issue which is on newsstands now. Or if you prefer, here's a link to CardMaker magazine's website where you can get a digital and/or print copy.
     Thanks for letting me share with you, Pamela
http://www.cardmakermagazine.com/inthisissue.php

4/21/2016

O-D-B-D Recipe Challenge (Card 2) ODBDSLC273




     Come on in and look around!
     I have a second card for this month's challenge over at Our Daily Bread Designs. I think it's amazing how differently two cards can turn out when you use the same design. Take a look at my post for April 19th, 2016. That's my first card for the challenge. I loved the design I came up with for that card. I needed another card quickly, so I used the same design. This one goes to Mom. She loves sparkles so I had to use a bunch. I can see her now opening the card and rubbing her fingers across the glitter. Then, she'll hold the card close to her face to read since she can't see very well these days. Oh, I'm making me sad ~~~

     Back to business! As a reminder, the point of this challenge was to take the letters O-D-B-D and use that for our design elements. Here's what I used:
          O-  ODBD stamps (details below)
          D-  designer papers
          B-   bling! bright, sparkly, glittery bling
          D-   dies, ODBD
      I heat-embossed the sentiment onto regular cardstock since the crinkle paper does not take stamping very well. Trust me, ink will bleed everywhere on it.

     TIP: I have found out through much trial and error and more error that glue dots are the best adhesive to adhere things to solid glitter sheets.

     There is still plenty of time to play along with us. Check out the rules here:
   
  Hope you have a great day,  Pamela

Materials used:
     cardstock-  heavy duty cream (the Paper Studio 667998)
                           crinkle turquoise (the Paper Studio 210633)
                           solid glitter (the Paper Studio, champagne 616755)
                           solid glitter (the Paper Studio, turquoise 879593)
                           glitter paper ( purple Core'dinations)
                           plain purple (Core'dinations, Brights GX-3000-04)
     stamps-       sentiment (ODBD, Friendship B52)
     dies-             heart (ODBD, Ornate hearts CSBD53)
                           flourish (Spellbinders, Parisian Accents S5-034)
      ink-             pigment (dragonfly black, ColorBox 13165)
      powder-     embossing powder (clear JoAnn Essentials)
                       


4/20/2016

DCWV Stack-a-holic Challenge, April 2016




     Time for another challenge over at Die Cuts With a View!
     I used the Good Wood Stack for my card today. All the cardstock I used to create my card, including the sentiment tag that I cut from one sheet, was in this stack. I colored the poppies with alcohol markers, fussy cut them and adhered them with foam tape. The small bud on the left side is layered with foam tape on top of the other flowers to give my card even more depth and dimension.
    Here's a copy of the sketch we had to work with this month and a link to all the rules. There's still plenty of time to join in all the fun.
     Hope you have a wonderful day, Pamela

Materials used:
     cardstock-  the Good Wood Stack, DCWV, PS-005-00359
      markers-    Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
                               JG1
                               CT1
                               PP3
                               PP5
                               blender pen
     adhesive-        double stick tape
                              foam tape


4/19/2016

O-D-B-D Recipe Challenge ODBDSLC273




     Thanks so much for stopping in. Today, I have a card for the O-D-B-D Recipe Challenge over at Our Daily Bread Designs' Blog. The point of this challenge is to use the four letters to design the elements of your card. Here's what I used:
          O- ODBD stamp (details below)
          D- designer papers from ODBD
          B- button (cameo)
          D- dies from ODBD
     I love mixing prints. I know all my choices go together today because someone else has already figured that out. All the prints come from the same 6x6 pad.
     I die cut several layers of flowers to add dimension and a little elegance to my card. I heat-embossed the sentiment and used hot glue to adhere the cameo button.
     Here's a link to all the rules if you want to play along with us: http://ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/2016/04/odbdslc273-o-d-b-d-recipe-challenge_19.html

     Hope you are having a great day, Pamela
    
Materials used:
     cardstock-         prints (ODBD Christian Faith Collection)
                                 heavy duty white (the Paper Studio 227041)
     stamps-             sentiment (ODBD Friendship B52)
     dies-                   flowers (ODBD Asters & Leaves CSBD57)
     button-              cameo (Dress It Up, Nostalgic Treasures 597930)
     ink-                    pigment (dragonfly black ColorBox 13165)
     powder-            embossing powder (clear JoAnn Essentials)