Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Runway Inspired Challenge

Excited to join in on the fun this week with the Runway Inspired Challenge. When I saw the inspiration photo, I was hooked!

 For my card, I was mostly inspired by the colors and stars in the background. I went a bit unconventional because I actually created a masculine card...based off of women's fashion no less! Hope you enjoy!

Here is the inspiration photo.

Hello, lovely.

All you need to do is spend just a little bit of time looking through my blog posts and you will quickly find that CAS (clean and simple) cards are not my style and certainly not a strength of mine. So, that is precisely why I decided to participate in Virginia's View Challenge this month..it's just that, a tremendous challenge!! So here is my attempt at a clean and simple card. I started with a crisp white card base and cut a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 pierce of patterned paper from Simple Stories' A Charmed Life collection. Then I cut it at a slant and adhered the bottom portion of the cut piece to the base. I cut a strip of polka dot navy blue gingham ribbon and adhered it with Scor-Tape. Stamped PTI's Wet Paint "Hello" in Butter Bar shadow ink from Hero Arts and "lovely" in navy.I then finished off the card with 3 baby bling rhinestones.  Hopefully one of these days I'll be more comfortable with this style! That's all for today. Hope you enjoy and are not mortified by my poor attempt at CAS!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Delight in this Day

The Make-It-Market Beautiful Brushstrokes kit from Papertrey Ink has been such a pleasure to play with-- such gorgeous supplies and the blooms and type for the sentiments are downright gorgeous! This card was inspired by the following sketch at The Pink Elephant Challenge this week: While at first it may not be apparent, you shall see that there are differing patterned paper at the exact places, the focal point (bouquet) and embellishment (twine bow) have the same placement as the sketch.
Oh and I just can't get enough of those rain stones from PTI! For more Pink Elephant inspiration, you can check the site out here.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

A Party without a Cake

 Happy Saturday!

I'm back with another card for yet another challenge...yes, I'm addicted!  The colors for the card were inspired by the challenge colors at Colour Me Card Challenge.

Here is a fun card perfect for a young girl or a woman young and playful at heart!
Layered the card with tons of patterned paper from Crate Paper. In the front, I cut out a flower with PTI's Ruby Rose die and then layered it with a small die cut flower and rhinestone on the top. The sentiment and focal point was stamped on a die cut piece using a Sizzix framelit die and stamped with a cute sentiment from Hampton Art. I then stamped a few ruby rose flowers in sweet blush and topped it with pearls. A few leaves finish it off and soften the papers. A close up for detail and to see the softness the vellum leaf lends the card.                                                                                                                                                     Well that's all for today...have a great weekend and craft on!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Merry Monday #126

Well hello,

I'm back today with my first entry into the Merry Monday challenge I've never played along so hopefully you'll leave me some love and encouragement. ;) Here is the inspiration photo:

The challenge this week was to have the sentiment front and center, so I took it to heart and created this card.
I actually went for a very simple design and allowed the cut, paper and ribbon do most of the work. I have absolutely no idea where the patterned paper is from, it was just in my stash and seemed perfect for the challenge. I cut the panel with my Silhouette cameo and popped it up with dimensional adhesive for added interest. Then , I grabbed some red accented with  white snowflakes satin ribbon I purchased from Target a couple winters ago and added some mini-rhinestones.  To complete the set, I adhered some of the same patterned paper and some garland like ribbon to an envelope...and there you go! So, what do you think?

Monday, September 15, 2014

You're a Pro- Masculine Card

Another submission to the  Color Throwdown Challenge #309 ...just love the color scheme and it's perfect for masculine cards too!!
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

For A Special Day

I wonder if like me you've ever had the tendency to pine for a stamp set, purchase it and then forget about it for a while until one day you stumble upon it again and can't figure out why you ever tossed it aside like an old dirty sock? And then use it over and over again as penance for having forsaken that beloved stamp set? Hahaha. Well that's precisely what happened with this Simon Says Stamp February release stamp set...Such a gem!
Seems only fitting that I would enter it into the following two Simon Says Stamp  challenges, here and here.
I started with a white card base, standard A2 sized, and layered a hand stamped "wonky" panel using the largest floral stamp in the aforementioned Simon Says Stamp set. I cut the flower with my Silhouette Cameo out of textured red/black cardstock and then used a large tipped stylus to add texture and "veins". A small black brad was used in the center to connect the pieces together and to adhere the embellishment to the panel. For the sentiment I used this beautiful handwriting-styled stamp also included in the set. Some tiny rhinestones underneath it and at the center of the stamped flowers and poppy red seam binding finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by and as always...craft on!
-O