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

Challenge Links:
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!
Theme Challenge:
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!


  1. Wow, so many amazing cards! I adore the blocked coloring you used on the Blended Bloom. It reminds me of retro 70s illustrations! Great interpretation of the inspiration photo. Thanks for playing at HSS! Erika

  2. I have been trying to resist this Blended Bloom stamp but the more I see it the more my resolve is wavering. Great combo of colors on your card and I like the diagonal stripes for the background! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

  3. You've been a busy stamper! Your ColourQ card with its cool feather is just awesome, and I love the background you stamped for the Stampin Royalty card! All of them are just awesome!

  4. Wow! What a lot of great creations! I love your use of your paper snips to fringe the edge of the leaf to create a feather-like look. Thanks for joining us this week at The Technique Twist!

  5. Fabulous Feather look Denise, really a great idea to show off a fringe look. Thank you for joining us at the Technique Twist Challenge.

  6. All your cards are have such a keen eye for color and design!!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!!

  7. Great selection of cards! Your ColourQ card is perfect for a man! Thanks for playing along with the ColourQ this week!

  8. Your flowers are so pretty! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown.

  9. Great take on the TTTC! Thanks for joining us!