Birthday Card Challenge

     I'm entering this card in the Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. The challenge is to make a birthday card where stamping is the featured technique.
      Using Tim Holtz' Playful Journey collection, I heat-embossed the old car in dark blue on a light gray cardstock panel I die cut using Labels Eighteen dies from Spellbinders. I brushed the edges of the panel with VersaMark's watermark pad. I heat-embossed the sentiment with silver pigment and clear embossing powder. Have a birthday card you've made that you want to enter? You can find the info here:  http://www.moxiefabworld.com/2012/06/stamp-it-cards-week-birthday-card.html


Birthday Card Challenge

     I'm entering this card in the Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. The challenge requires us to use stamping as the primary technique.

    I used Inkadinkado's set of lace doily stamps to make this birthday card. The cardstock is from DCWV's Painted Petals stack. After heat-embossing the doilies, in white and boysenberry, I cut them into small, varing shapes and adhered them to my white card in a mosaic fashion. The sentiment stamp is from Studio G. You can join in the fun by entering your own card here: http://www.moxiefabworld.com/2012/06/stamp-it-cards-week-birthday-card.html


June Card Challenge at DCWV

June 28, 2012 -UPDATE-  Just found out that my card made it to the Top-10 in DCWV's June Card Challenge! So exciting!! This is the first time I've entered their monthly challenges. New challenge goes up Monday. Their link is below if you want to play too.

I created this card for the DCWV June Card Challenge. I made the medallion and the lace with patterned paper from the DCWV Heirloom stack. The rest of the card is made from cardstock from DCWV Coral Couture stack. Both stacks have absolutely gorgeous papers in them. I love 3D and layered flowers so I added an extra layer of petals to the magnolia blossom in the center of the medallion to give it a 3D look and add some depth and texture to the card. I used foam tape to adhere the extra petals.

Below is the sketch we had to work with. There is still time if you want to join in the fun and make your own card or layout. You can find info here:  http://dcwvinc.blogspot.com/2012/06/june-stack-holic-challenge.html


Monochromatic Thinking-of-You Card

     I made this card for the Hero Arts June challenge. The gorgeous cardstock is  more of the Coral Couture stack that I won from DCWV recently. I heat-embossed and cut the die-cut flowers, flourish and sentiment using Hero Arts Thinking-of-You stamps and matching die framelits. I love the monochromatic style. I think it definitely adds an elegance to any project. 


An Occasion to Smile Card

    I created this card for the Hero Arts challenge for June, and I just had to share it with you guys too. Don't you just love the colors! I won some cardstock stacks from DCWV and made this card from one of them. These sheets came from the Coral Couture stack and all the papers in it are just as fabulous as these.
     Do you ever wonder what to do when you mess up a card!?! Well, I messed this one up. When I stamped the sentiment which is from Hero Arts Cuckoo collection, I got a little smudge of pigment ink on the right side of it. I was so mad. I tried erasing it. Yes, I know that does not help, but that was my first instinct. In order to save the card I cut some leaves from a scrap of the magnolia sheet and adhered them over the smudge. I don't think anyone would know if I didn't tell them, but I wanted to share it with you guys so that you have another idea if you make a mistake on a project of your own.
     Thanks so much for stopping by. Your visits are very encouraging to me.

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