Monday, March 31, 2014

HOC C&S Photo Inspiration

With March having five weeks we are adding a bonus card for the last week of the month over at House of Cards.  So I am going a little off the inspiration today other than using the colours that are in the picture.
Pretty, country, chic. Love it.
Usually I like to follow the inspiration picture along with the colours, but this time I am going just with the colours.  The colours worked perfectly with my Daughters college colours and she recently graduated from Dental Hygiene as mentioned earlier post.  Today's card was my inspiration from the picture.

I found this cute little tooth grad on the internet and used it on the inside of the card.  Very fitting.

So very proud of her we are.  Even better now we will be able to have our teeth cleaned for FREE!  We hope!

So what do you see in the challenge?  Colour or the actual picture?  Show us your stuff and don't forget to link it back to House of Cards.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

TST #160 A Masculine Touch - Are You Ready to HOP!!!

Hop, hop, hop!  Yes folks we are Blog Hopping this week.  Enjoy my card and then follow the links to our other Fabulous Designers!  Hop(e) you have fun!

So has everyone had enough of the snow for this year?  I know we have.  The cold temperatures certainly are not helping either.  -30degreesC (-22degreesF)  Poor dog doesn't even want to go outside. Forecast says it MAY improve next week.  Guess we will just have to wait and see, but in the mean time lets have some fun!  So what is there to do when its too cold to play outside?  Play inside!  This week at Try Stampin on Tuesday we are looking for a masculine card.

Twist:  Masculine Touch

This is another one of those sketches that can be used over and over again.  I like to keep a small binder with the sketches that I really like so that when I need inspiration for cards I can draw on them.
I stamped and cut out two of the oak leaves from the French Foliage set and then inked them up. In order to get a weathered look to them I ran them through my crimper, but you could just scrunch them up to get the same results.
Then, rather than place strips across the bottom I used twine and knotted it to make it appear even more rustic.

If you are just joining us now then Hop on over to Rose's site HERE! We have lots in store for you to see.

Now it's your turn.  More inspiration is waiting for you over at the TST site.  Don't forget to link up your card for all of us to admire.

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Happy Colours!

Are you sick of winter YET!.  Just when everything was starting to melt and you could see tiny growth under the dirty snow we get dumped on again.  Yes folks another foot of snow over night.  I am beginning to think that Mother Nature has decided not to give us Spring or Summer this year and keep us in the deep freeze, but I sure hope not!

So because of this new snow fall and yesterday being the first day of Spring I thought it would be nice to have a happy cheerful and colourful card to lift our spirits!  My first challenge today comes from a fellow Design Team Member at House of Cards, Cornelia, but the challenge itself is from Stamplorations!  Also because it is spring and that was the challenge this week at Splendiferous Creations I am showing it off over there as well.
This is another one of those great sketches that you can use over and over when you need inspiration.

Watercolour seems to be the rage these days and I thought that I would incorporation the colours of the rainbow - even though I did goof on the sequence - and make this a bright and cheerful Spring Birthday card.

I inked up the stamp and using my Stamp-a-ma-jig I stamped the "happy" three times.  Then using a paint brush I flicked water onto the letters.  Because I was not using watercolour inks they did not run as well, but there is still some watermarks on them.  After the paper had dried I stamped the "birthday" three times again and added just a touch of bling! to finish off the card.  It still needed a pop of colour so I set it onto a bright lime green CS and then onto the card base.

Hope you like what I have put together and I hope it brings a ray of sunshine into your life today.

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Monday, March 17, 2014

HOC C&S Add a Button!

No sketch, no colour, just "add a button".  That is all we are asking for our challenge this week at House of Cards.

I decided to dust off an old die that I had from Stampin Up, "Button #5" and use it.

Add a Button

Starting off with a coloured card base I stamped out the flourish from Everything Eleanor and then with a white gel pen I accented the design to make it pop a little more.  Then remember all those paint chips. Well I had one that had a design on the backside so I used that for my buttons, cutting them from the die.

A little bit of twine to tie the buttons and done!

So what can you do with buttons.  Show us your stuff.  Don't forget to link it to our challenge site.  

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

TST # 158 Stripes and Squares

Today I have a card for you with a masculine flair to it.  Over at Try Stampin on Tuesday our sketch challenge today asks you to combine not only the sketch but a Stripes and Squares theme to it.

Theme:  Stripes and Squares

I love this sketch as there are sooooo many possibilities with it.  You could combine the sketch and make the card a trifold card, a buckle card, etc.  This is definitely a sketch that can be used over and over.
After going through my DSP stock I came across this muted green checked DSP.  I loved the colours and thought that it would make a great masculine card.  
By simply adding the Old Olive ribbon with the accent brown buttons it finished off the edge of the upper layer of the card.  Then I needed something to show off the "Smile" ticket so I added in the corresponding beige CS and then raised the ticket sentiment with dimensionals.  The background of the beige was punched, however the effect really does not show up on camera.

Hope you like what I have come up with.  Now it's your turn.  Need more inspiration?  Hope on over to the TST site and see what the other Great Designers have in store for you.

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