Saturday, June 23, 2018

Lucky to Have You as a Friend



I feel like this card birthed itself...
you know?

I wasn't sure what I was going for until it was done.

Now I want to make more versions of it. ;)
 

stamps: Hero Arts Dress Up Stamp & Cut  dies: Hero Arts Dress Up Stamp & Cut/Stamp & Cut Yes, Papertrey Ink Geode Layers  other: Copics, Nail Polish drops, Papertrey Ink Modern Background Stencil

http://addictedtocas.blogspot.com/2018/06/addicted-to-cas-challenge-139-girl-power.html

I love the power of friendships~especially among women.

We cry together, laugh together~the point is...we all need friends!
 (Copic coloring and nail polish drips)

http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge-297-make-your-mark.html

Thanks for stopping by, friends!




Friday, June 22, 2018

Heart of a Hippie




I bought this stamp set for the cool sentiment and image~



stamps: Unity Stamp Company Summer Girl  dies: Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangles, Papertrey Ink Geode Layers



it totally suits my free spirit aunt.
I remember when she had long brown hair and 70's colors were swirling about.

I know those colors were bright back then~
 Simon Says (Wednesday): Bright and Cheerful

 but I stamped and colored on patterned paper so it has that vintage feel.


 I created a one-of-a-kind window for the wonderful sentiment.




http://just-add-ink.blogspot.com/2018/06/just-add-ink-414just-add-windowframe.html


 I didn't want it to get lost in the large space, so I filled the rest with a layer of vellum. I also distressed the edge that distinguishes the two layers~going for a hippie/worn look.

I added nail polish drips, sequins and Copic specks for embellishment~
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I was inspired to create tropically today~


stamps: Hero Arts Color Layering Hibiscus/Color Layering Graphic Flowers  pp: Crate Paper Gather, Simple Stories You are Here



The hibiscus flower has me thinking Hawaii, which has me thinking summer vacation~(most summers to visit my fam)


http://www.ablognamedhero.com/2018/06/summertime-fun/




http://timeoutchallenges.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge-112.html


This summer, however, is staycation city~so I'm bringing the tropics to me!


Have a good one friends~


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Reverse Flowers Sympathy Card




hosted by Dawn McVey


stamps: Papertrey Ink Bold Blossoms/Words of Comfort  dies: Papertrey Ink Bold Blossoms/Songbirds banner/Brushed Off Rectangle for a stencil


This challenge is appropriate for a sympathy card~

with the leaves displaying full color, rather than the flowers.

My new favorite pink is Pale Peony~so I matched it with outlines in Autumn Rose.

Both pinks sit on the warm side, and harmonize well. 

I did a little sponging on a brushed off rectangle, creating a subtle frame for the images to rest on.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Dream Higher Than the Sky



This is the year for male graduates, apparently~
 


stamps: Practical Publishing Hot off the Press Life's an Adventure, Verve Strong Anchor  dies: Winnie & Walter In a Word: Friend Cutaway, Taylored Expressions Crustaceans, Verve Nautical Die Set  pp: Authentique Seafarer


I used Authentique's  patterned panels to set the direction for this card.

The first, "Dream Higher than the Sky and Deeper than the Ocean" set this card in motion.

I stamped an airplane in the background and built the rest up with ocean themed images.

Thanks to the following challenge, I had a direction to steer toward


 ~see what I did there ~ :)

 







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Monday, June 18, 2018

Masculine Colors Celebration



stamps & dies: Papertrey Ink Palm Prints/Celebrate Big (free customer appreciation set-Jan), Avery Elle Wonky Stitches



My color of choice for this week's Just Us Girls Challenge is blue added to black & red~
 

http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/just-us-girls-445-colour-week.html



Love the bold color of red!

These colors are perfect for a masculine graduation card.


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