Friday, July 28, 2017

Double Layered Sunflower

Sure having fun with this digital stamp by Power Poppy and the challenge to CASE a Bloomie.

This card was inspired by Stacy Morgan.  I changed only a few things because I love it so much - can't improve perfection.   Here is Stacy's card:
The flower is Sunflower Power.  The sentiment is from the digital set Roses and Chamomile.  For her card she printed the sunflower twice, cut out the bloom and then added it on top of the first printed flower.  I really like that dimension so I did the same.
Thanks for looking. 


Challenges:
Power Poppy - CASE
Simon Wednesday - anything
Time Out - good thoughts, sunbeams
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Work It Wednesday - bling
Joy Clair - anything
7 Kids - anything

Thursday, July 27, 2017

More Balloons

Using the same patterned paper as the last card but this time as the background, I made another card with balloons using two dies, an Elizabeth Crafts Stitched Oval and Paper Sweeties balloon die.

After the balloons were stamped and cut, I colored them with Copics.  I used a Prisma pencil to go over the stitch lines on the oval.  I think I like this card better than the one yesterday but both are fun and will send both cards to Send A Smile 4 Kids.

Challenges:
CASology - balloons
Stamplorataion - warm colors
Stamploration CAS
Joy Clair - anything
7 Kids - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Party Balloons

Balloons and parties just go together.  I used some old patterned paper to make these balloons with the Stamploration dies, cutting out some of the fun words.

Between the base piece of patterned paper and the frame, I inserted a piece of window sheet that I cut with the base die. 

Challenges:
CASology - balloons
Scrapyland - anything with dies
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Stamploration CAS
 Joy Clair - anything
7 Kids - anything
Crop Stop - anything
Stamploration Never ending challenge 


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Another CASEd card

Here is another card I CASED, again from Cindy Lawrence.
Here is Cindy's card:
I loved how she did the bow on the side and the strip of stripes.
The image I used is a Poppy Power digital stamp which I colored with Copics.
Oval die is Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Ovals. 

Thanks for looking.

Challenges:
Power Poppy - CASE a Bloomie
Crop Stop - anything
Joy Clair - anything
7 Kids - anything
Yes, Virginia - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Cardz TV - anything
Mailbox Smiles - anything
Scrapyland - anything with die





Sunday, July 23, 2017

Love to CASE

One of the challenges this month (Power Poppy) is to CASE one of the members of the design team.  Do you have a file of cards to be CASEd?  Mine is quite large.  It is very seldom that I come up with an idea for a card on my own; I need a sketch,  or colors, or similar stamps to get my creative juices flowing. 
My card is a CASE of the very talented Cindy Lawrence.  Here is her card:

And here is my take :
The roses are a  Power Poppy digital stamp, printed, colored with Copics, fussy cut.  The left one is popped up with dimension tape over the right one. 
The sentiment is from an Altenew set, Fresh Freesia.

Thanks for looking.

Challenges:
Power Poppy - CASE a Bloomie
Crop Stop - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Joy Clair - anything
7 Kids - anything
Mailbox Smiles - anything
Cardz TV - anything
Time Out - good thoughts 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Last July Birthday Card

Finally finished with all the birthday and anniversary cards for July.  This is the last one.
I have been wanting to make window/shaker cards for a while now so here was my first attempt after receiving these dies from Stamplorations.
I tried cutting the balloons with fun foam but the sequins would get stuck to the adhesive between the layers.  Next I cut three balloons out of cardstock, glued  them together but it isn't quite enough space for the sequins to move freely.  I will keep experimenting; probably buy a filler other than sequins and a thicker foam.  But the balloons are cute even if they don't shake.
Sentiment die is by Memory Box.  Embossing folder - Darice.

Suggestions are very welcome!

Challenges:
Work It Wednesday - bling
Joy Clair - anything
7 Kids - anything
Cardz TV - anything
Mailbox Smiles - anything
Scrapyland - dies
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Stamploration Sketch 
Stamploration Never Ending Challenge




Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Fun With New Dies

I took a few minutes to play with a new set of dies that I won this past week.  I love all these pretty wild flowers.

Dies are Sizzix by Tim Holtz.  I received these from 7 Kids so here is the site if you are interested.
Sentiment is Power Poppy (digital).

Challenges:
Scrapyland - anything with die
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Stamploration - warm colors
Stamploration CAS

Joy Clair - anything
7 Kids - anything
Cardz TV- anything 
Mailbox Smiles - anything