My Sentiments Exactly Challenge - Gina K Designs

     My card today is for the My Sentiments Exactly Challenge over at the Gina K Designs blog. This month's challenge was to stamp only sentiments. No other stamps. No patterned papers.
     This was the most fun challenge I've been a part of in a long time. It kind of forced me to try something new. I created my backgrounds with Ken Oliver's Color Bursts. I love how these cards turned out. I'll play with these pigments again.
     To create the side step on this card, I cut both top panels 4" x 5.25". Then I side stepped them to form a 4.25" x 5.5" card. I used a white base card and adhered both panels to it. I cut two corners away to match the top panels.
     There is still plenty of time to enter your own card in this challenge. Check out the rules here: https://www.ginakdesigns.com/category/challenges/
     Wishing you a fun day and inky fingers,
Materials Used:
cardstock-  white, Turquoise Sea, Blue Lagoon (Gina K Designs)
 stamps-     Grand Greetings (Gina K Designs)
pigment-    Orchid, Turquoise, Tangerine (Ken Oliver Color Bursts)
ink-              black, Blue Lagoon (Gina K Designs)

Card & Matching Envelope Challenge - Simon Says Stamp

       Thanks for stopping in! Today, I have a card for the Card and Matching Envelope Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp.
     I created this card by first drawing a butterfly pattern that would fit inside a 4.25" x 5.5" envelope. I added score lines every 1/4" to the front of the card and the envelope back flap. I LOVE my scoring board and rarely make a card without it even if the only thing I do is score the fold line. I think it makes my cards more professional looking.
     Next, I die cut two fancy flourishes and adhered them to the butterfly. I heat-embossed the sentiment tag and used foam tape to adhere it. A few purple gems completed my card.
     A new challenge goes up every Wednesday. Here's a link to the Simon Says Stamp blog where you can see the rules and other challenges. https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/
     Wishing you a fun day and inky fingers,
Materials Used:
cardstock- purple (Recollections, Cool Waters 221136)
                     blue (Momenta, Watercolor Splash 26643)
stamp-       Sending Love (Gina K Designs)
die-             Flourishes (Spellbinders S2-247)
ink-            violet (ColorBox CB15017)
powder-    clear (JoAnn Essentials)
scoring board
bone folder


DCWV Stack-a-holic Challenge, Jan 2019

     Today, I have a card for the monthly Stack-a-holic Challenge over at DCWV. They made it easy on us this month. We can make anything we want but must use some of our favorite DCWV products.
     I used their Botanical Beauty stack to create my card. There are so many great tags in the stack that it's easy to put together a pretty card. I added a stamped sentiment to the butterfly tag, a brad and a bit of ribbon.
     There is still plenty of time left if you want to join in the fun. You can find the rules on the DCWV, Inc. Facebook page. I'll look forward to seeing your creations.

     Thanks so much for stopping in. I love reading your comments.   
     Have a great day, 


Materials Used:

cardstock- DCWV, Botanical Beauty
stamp-       sentiment- Gina K Designs, Stippled Flowers


Something New Challenge Simon Says Stamps

     I can say with great certainty that a person will not be struck down if they cut off an angel's wings and then turn her upside down.
     One of my favorite things to do in card making is to change up a die cut, stamp or other embellishment and turn it into something NEW.   

     That's how I made the blooms and bud for my card. First, I die cut the angel. Then, I made the cuts as you see here. I glued little hearts where the flower meets the stem and used foam tape to adhere the flowers to the card.
     I free cut the stems and added some fancy foliage die cuts. I die cut and embossed the cupcake and added a few sprinkles.
     I was so pleased with this card that I made two more while I had all my supplies out.

     I'm submitting this card to the Something New Wednesday Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamps Blog. There's still plenty of time for you to get your own card in. Come play with us! You can find the rules here: https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/

     With family visiting, a trip to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary, a few writing assignments, the holidays . . . the list has no end.
     Anyway, I've had quite a long break from my craft room and card making. I began to have withdrawals from lack of ink on my fingers. I should be able to get my usual dose of creativity back in my life now.
     Thanks so much for stopping in today.
     Happy crafting,

Materials Used:
cardstock - white, Jelly Bean Green, Lemon Drop, Wild Wisteria, Dusty Rose (Gina K Designs)
dies - Holiday Angel (Spellbinders S2-185)
           Fancy Foliage (Divinity Designs CSBD33)
           cupcake (Divinity Designs)
           hearts (Sizzix)
stamp - sentiment (Gina K Designs Stippled Flowers)
ink - black dye


Anything Goes Challenge - Simon Says Stamps

Today, I have a card for the Anything Goes Challenge at Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge.

Using metallic gold cardstock, I die cut and embossed leaves and a bow with dies from Spellbinders. I also used the gold stock to create a mat the front panel on my card.

To create more depth and dimension for your cards, try adding a mat behind the front panel.

There are still a few days left if you want to join in the fun with a card of your own. Here's a link to the rules.

Thanks so much for stopping in. I'll look forward to seeing your cards.