6/24/2016

DCWV Stack-a-holic Challenge, June 2016

         
     Today, I have a card for the Stack-a-holic Challenge at DCWV. I used the Homespun Cardstock Stack to create my card this month. I've been hoarding the last few sheets from this collection. It is one of my all-time favorites!!! The cardstock comes pre-scored as you see here.
     I used a combination of dies and punches to create my circles. The sentiment stamp is from Our Daily Bread Designs Friendship (B52) collection.
     There are still a few days left before the deadline. Come join in the fun! Here's a link to all the rules and a copy of this month's sketch.

http://www.dcwv.com/blog/post/stack-a-holic-challenge-for-june



6/16/2016

CardMaker & Clearsnap Blog Hop

   

     Welcome to the CardMaker and Clearsnap Blog Hop and giveaway!


 
 
     I've had so much fun this week playing with the new ColorBox chalk inkpads from Clearsnap! I love working with chalks, especially when I'm in a hurry. No waiting around for the ink to dry before you can work on the next element. They dry instantly once you've stamped your image.
     I love how this card turned out. I know just which friend to send this to. She'll love it! But, I digress.
     I love the look of just a touch of color on the edges of my cards. For the small squares and the edges of this card, I tamped the paper edges against the  chalk inkpad. I adhered the squares with foam tape. Then, I stamped and die-cut the flowers, butterfly and sentiment. I finished it off with a few pearls on the butterfly and adhered him with foam tape.


 
 
 
     This card has a completely different feel about it. To create the front panel, I started with a sheet of watercolor paper. I trimmed it to size, and then I took two of the chalk pads (Cheeky and Splash) and rubbed them lightly across the paper. I wanted them to overlap where they met to create a third color.
     I stamped the flourish with the same color (Cheeky) I used on the background. I created the sentiment and border edges with the background color (Splash). As you can see, you can get lots of shades from the same chalk ink pad. 
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Thanks for hoping with us today! Your next stop is Chana's blog. 
 
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     Make sure you stop in at all the blogs and leave a comment. We love hearing from you!
     Clearsnap is our host for today's blog hop and and very generous giveaway. They are giving $50 worth of ColorBox products to one lucky hopper. Good luck!
 
     If you get lost or find a broken link, you can go back to CardMaker's blog where there is a complete list of  participating hops. 
 
 
 
Materials List:
     chalk inks-   ColorBox by Clearsnap
                            Splash (16018)
                            Chive (15285)
                            Lipstick Red (16071)
                            Cheeky (15316)
     cardstock-   heavy-duty cream(the Paper Studio 667998)
                            heavy-duty white(the Paper Studio 227041)
     watercolor paper-   Canson
     stamps-        flowers & sentiment (Sizzix 657776)
                            flourish (Inkadinkado 97634)
                           sentiment (Fiskars, Forever Friends Quotes)
     adhesive-    double-sided and foam tape (3M)
     tools-            1/4" heart punch (Fiskars)
                           die cutter
 
 
 

6/02/2016

April Showers Bring May Flowers Challenge ODBDSLC274


     Today I have a card for the Shining the Light Challenge over at Our Daily Bread Designs. The theme this month was April showers bring May flowers.
     I sized my picture a little bigger than I normally do because I want you to see the texture of the flower petals.  Aren't they pretty!?! I created them by first rubbing distress inks heavily across watercolor paper. Then, I die cut the flowers and vine.
     Want to add your own card? You have only until June 5th at 8pm. Here's a link to the rules: http://ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/2016/05/odbdslc274-april-showers-bring-odbd-may.html

     ODBD products used:
          Asters & Leaves dies CSBD57
          Fancy Foliage dies CSBD33

     Other products used:
          inks- distress inks by Tim Holtz, Broken China 112597, Shaded Lilac 112818
          cardstock-  purple, the Paper Studio
                                white, DCWV
          stamp- TPC Studio                     
                    

5/27/2016

DCWV Stack-a-holic Challenge, May 2016

 
 
 
    Today, I have a card for May's Stack-a-holic Card Challenge over at DCWV.  I used the Ocean Breeze Stack to create a birthday card for my FIL. I die-cut and fussy-cut all the anchors and tags from different sheets in the stack. It's a great stack for masculine cards, but it still has plenty of colors that will make pretty feminine cards and/or scrap pages.
     Want to come play with us? Here's a link to the rules and a copy of the sketch we had to work with this month. The deadline is coming up quickly so don't wait too long.
     Thanks so much for stopping by,
Pamela
 
Materials used:
cardstock:  Ocean Breeze Stack (DCWV, MS-002-00029)
dies:  Labels 22 (Spellbinders S4-346)
           Oval (Spellbinders Herloom Legacy S6-010)
 


5/26/2016

CardMaker & Reverse Confetti Blog Hop & Giveaway

     Welcome to the  CardMaker and Reverse Confetti blog hop and giveaway!

 
      Those of you familiar with my work know that I love finding new and unexpected ways to use my stamps. Today's post is no different. I used 'The Buzz' stamps and matching dies from Reverse Confetti to create my two cards.
     For my first card, instead of using the hive as one might expect, I used it to add detail along the edge of my tag. I heat-embossed it in black then colored it in with a yellow alcohol marker.
     The bees are also heat-embossed and colored in with alcohol markers. I added foam tape behind the big bee, the sentiment tag and the little bee on the right.
     For my second card, I used the bee's wings to create flowers.  
 
     I began by stamping the large bee stamp several times on pink and yellow cardstock. I cut the pieces apart as shown here. I did later stamp the bee on green cardstock to use to attach the stem. I thought it looked better in green, but yellow, as in this photo, works too.
     Next, I arranged the petals into a flower shape and adhered them to each other. My pink flower has five sets of wings. My yellow flower has two sets of wings.
     I set aside the bee's bodies to use as balloons on another card.
 
     I used the same card base on both cards to show how versatile this stamp collection is. As you can see, I was able to really stretch this stamp set to get a completely different look.
 
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     Thanks so much for hopping with us today. Your next stop is Amy Rohl .
 
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     Make sure stop in at all the participating blogs today. We love hearing from you. And, don't forget the giveaway at Reverse Confetti
     If you get lost or find a broken link, pop back over to CardMaker and you'll find a complete list of the hops.
 
     Have fun hopping, Pamela
 
Materials used:
 
   stamps & dies-  The Buzz (Reverse Confetti)
 
   cardstock-         card base (DCWV CM-002-00008)
                               yellow, pink, green (the Paper Studio 449769)
 
   ink-                    black dye (Memories Direct)
                             dragonfly black pigment (ColorBox)
 
   powder-             clear embossing powder (JoAnn Essentials)
 
   markers-            alcohol markers (Spectrum Noir, CT3, IG6, IG8)