Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Split Negative

Good Morning!  I have one quick card to share with you today. I'm feeling the stress of school starting next week and hope to stay motivated to keep up with my cardmaking.  This is one that we made at stamp club - with a few embellishments.  It fits perfectly with the Friday Mashup Challenge to use the colors Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black and Whisper White and have a wood element.
I used the split negative technique on my card for the wood element - it was my first time using this technique and I really think its a cool result especially for the background.  I've mostly seen it used as the focal point.
I'm really loving the Blended Bloom stamp set!  I forgot how therapeutic coloring can be :)  This is also a sneak peek at a new hostess set coming soon called Good Greetings.  Its filled with sentiments for the fall and winter holidays.

Stamp Sets: Blended Bloom, Flower Patch, Good Greetings
Ink: Staz On, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Versamark
Paper:  Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Accessories: Hexagon Punch, Flower Fair Framelits, Banners Framelits, Aqua Painters, White Baker's Twine, Basic Metal Buttons, Black and White embossing powder

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Summer days

Happy Summer!  Its been so nice to see some sunshine the last few days!  The one day that was cooler I used to be creative.  Here's what I have to show you...

 I love the cool tones of this card with just a hint of warm with the yellow.  I was going for a patchwork quilt type of look with the Blended Bloom flower.  I feel like it needs something else but I don't want it to be too busy.  Suggestions anyone?

Stamps: Blended Bloom, Lots of Thanks
Paper: Pacific Point, Coastal Cabana, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Starburst Framelits, Stylish Stripes EF

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 Next is a card we will be making at my next stamp camp.  I love this color combo for a masculine birthday card. To make the holes in the background of the woodgrain piece I just used my handheld 1/8" circle punch.

Stamps: Truly Grateful, Sassy Salutations
Ink: Island Indigo, Hello Honey, Early Espresso
Paper: Island Indigo, Hello Honey, Early Espresso, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Accessories: 1/8" handheld circle punch, Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Blender Pens

Just a closer look - I used my paper snips to fringe the edge of the leaf/feather.

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TTTC#29- Using Fringe

I really like the mixture of flowers on this card and the pop of color they bring.   I must say - candy dots are one of my favorite accessories.  They make it so easy to finish off a look.

Stamps: Blended Bloom, Sassy Salutations, Flower Shop, Petite Petals
Paper: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Smoky Slate
Accessories: Brights Candy Dots, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Pansy Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Petite Petals punch

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AYSIChallenge047 I missed the deadline for this one - my hubby took proirity with the computer time so even though I had my card made, I wasn't able to post it in time.  Boo!  Its still a great challenge site so check it out!
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Stamped Backgrounds!!

And finally, a graduation card in the colors of my alma mater.  {Go Mustangs!}

Stamps: Bravo
Paper: Tangelo Twist, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Early Espresso, Tangelo Twist
Accessories: Early Espresso and Tangerine Tango Baker's Twine

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Once again, I hope you've been inspired to create something too.  Enjoy your day! Pin It Now!