Embellishment Challenge

AYSI For The Birds...

It’s time for a new As You See It Challenge!  This challenge requires you to use five items on your card – stripes, circles, dark blue, brads and birds.  Now, this is harder than you imagine and the card I am posting today is my second attempt.  The first card will not see the light of day!  LOL!

#159 9.22.17

I started by stamping a circle in daffodil delight and some stripes in pink pirouette.  I added a die cut bird out of night of navy and then a sentiment followed by a night of navy brad.

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I used my mini stitched scallop rectangle to die cut and then popped it up on a night of navy base.  My first attempt included a bird cage, birds and a lot of stripes.  It was awful!  I am happier with this card and already have plans to send it to someone who could use a pick me up.

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Be sure to play along and link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS:  SU! white and night of navy.  Inks:  SU! daffodil delight and pink pirouette.  Memento black.  Stamps:  SU! playful backgrounds.  SSS you got this.  CB sunburst.  Dies:  PTI linen impression plate, Memory Box resting birds.  MFT mini stitched scallop rectangles.  Other:  SU! brads.


Retro Rubber Challenge #61 part two...

Welcome back to the second week of the Retro Rubber Challenge. Just use buttons on your card plus a stamp older than a year!

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I started by running some watercolor paper thru my sheet music impression plate and then adding a few colors for a rainbow effect.

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Then I punched some bitty butterflies in other rainbow colors and adhered them to the watercolor paper to give the full effect of a rainbow.

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I added the sentiment and attached everything according to the sketch from the Fusion Challenge which also inspired the butterflies and music!

That’s it for today. Link up your RRCB creation HERE!

Supplies: CS: Watercolor paper. SU! real red, pumpkin pie, daffodil delight, basic black. Dies: PTI sheet music and linen impression plates. SU! bitty butterflies punch. Stamps: PTI life’s music (2014). Inks: SU! crushed curry, garden green, marina mist, island indigo, and perfect plum. Other: Mini buttons.


May House Of Cards...

Happy May Day! It’s a new month and time for a new House of Cards challenge. Use sequins and/or the colors below on a card!

May Use Sequins or colors

I started with a die cut circle and adhered to a card base of vanilla that I ran thru the linen impression plate.

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Then I added some stamped flowers and sentiment before adding a trio of sequins.

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I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. Be sure to play along with us and link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to pop in tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: SU! white, vanilla, blushing bride. Stamps: PTI bitty bouquets. Dies: PTI bitty bouquets and linen impression plate. MFT mini scallop stitched circles. SSS sketchy banners. Inks: SU! crushed curry, mint macaron, wisteria wonder, blushing bride and peekaboo peach. Memento black. Other: SU! sequins.


Retro Rubber Challenge #61...

Welcome to a new Retro Rubber Challenge! Just use buttons on your card and a stamp older than a year and you are good to go!

RRCB 61

I started with my PTI Fancy Footworks stamp set from 2013. This was a stamp set that I had to have when it came out because I loved the dance steps.  So I stamped the “her” steps in harvest gold and the “his” steps in blueberry sky. I ran the card front and the card base thru the linen impression plate as well.

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I stamped the sentiment and cut out using my washi tape die. I also die cut a couple more washi tapes in yellow and blue so I could layer them up.

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I layered the front over some crushed curry and then put everything together on a base of midnight muse. Be sure to play along with us and link up HERE!

I am entering this card in the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge.

A huge thank you to Nance at Paper Players for selecting THIS card as A Cut Above!

On a personal note, my life outside of card making (not that we like to admit we have one *wink*) has gotten a bit more hectic than I expected so I am rolling back the number of posts that I typically do each week. I hope to post 2-3 times a week but it may be down to once a week for a while. Thank you for understanding!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies: CS: SU! white, crushed curry and midnight muse. Stamps: PTI fancy footworks. Inks: Memento black. PTI blueberry sky and harvest gold. Dies: PTI linen impression plate. MFT washi tape. Other: SU! buttons. Twine.


A Cameo For Brown Sugar...

Welcome to a new challenge at the Brown Sugar Challenge. Our challenge this week is to use rhinestones and/or ribbon.

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I started with this sweet image that I colored up with my pencils. I die cut it into an oval and backed it with an oval scallop.  Which reminded me of a cameo.

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I used some vintage looking papers and then added a piece of lace with solid cardstock to layer over the papers.

Be sure to play along with us! Link up your image HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies: SU! white and midnight muse. PTI kraft. Pattern paper from stash. Stamps: Elaine digi image. Other: SU! lace ribbon. Colored pencils.


Retro Rubber Challenge #48 part two...

Welcome to the second week of the Retro Rubber Challenge! The challenge is to use twine, ribbon, or lace.

RRCB 48

I decided to use a few shades of twine and coordinate some lightly stamped snowflakes both behind the twine and on the stitched circle.

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I added the sentiment and put the card together. There’s plenty of time to play along so link up your card HERE!

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I am entering this card in the Sunday Stamps challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to pop in tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: SU! white and Bermuda bay. Inks: SU! pool party, Bermuda bay and coastal cabana. Memento black. Twine: SU! Bermuda bay, pool party and coastal cabana. Stamps: PTI peace be still and Christmas critters. Dies: PTI linen impression plate. MFT double stitched circles.


Retro Rubber Challenge #48...

Welcome to a new Retro Rubber Challenge! This challenge is an embellishment challenge and embraces the use of ribbon, lace or twine on your card. That’s it! Yep, bust out your old stamps, throw on some ribbon, lace or twine and you are all set!

RRCB 48

I started by going with a bit of a retro theme! I die cut several retro shapes out of some “retro” (retired SU! paper) and some fresh new pattern paper. I layered the pieces a bit randomly, adhered to the card base and then stamped the sentiment. The sentiment was part of the PTI stamp a faire challenge from 2014.

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My final step was to staple the grey shape to some lost lagoon ribbon and adhere to the rest of the shapes. I say this because I figured out pretty quickly that the ribbon interfered with getting a good image of the sentiment. Good thing I have lots of white cardstock! LOL!

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Now it’s your turn! Be sure to play along and link up your card HERE!

I am also entering this card in the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies: CS: PTI white. SU! bashful blue, lost lagoon and basic grey. LF winter plaid. Stamps: PTI SAF 1960’s retro stamps. Dies: PTI linen impression plate and 1960’s dies. Other: SU! lost lagoon ribbon.


Thanks For The August House Of Cards...

Welcome to a new challenge at the House of Cards! This month our challenge is to have you use twine and/or these lovely colors on a card for us!

August 2016 Twine and or colors

It took some doing but I came up with a card I liked that incorporated both the colors and the twine. I started by stamping the large flower in sweet blush with autumn rose accents and the smaller flower (which you can’t see very well due to the sentiment) in autumn rose with sweet blush accents. I added the centers in bright yellow.

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To create my card, I die cut this dotted circle around the flowers then added the sentiment. For the sentiment, I stamped on white and used the washi label punch to create. I added a bit of twine because I was just feeling that it went well with the images and colors.

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I put everything together using the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

Be sure to play along with us this month! Just link up your card HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today! I have a full week of cards so be sure to pop in tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: PTI white. Inks: PTI autumn rose, sweet blush and bright buttercup. Memento black. Dies: MFT stitched dotted circles. PTI linen impression plate. SU! washi label punch. Stamps: PTI some like it hot. SU! another thank you. Other: SU! linen thread.


Retro Rubber Challenge #42 part two...

Welcome to the second week of the Retro Rubber Challenge to use brads and/or eyelets! I am playing along again this time with a sketch from Sunday Stamps.

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I die cut the tag after adding a bit of washi tape at the bottom. Then I stamped the sentiment and added the butterflies.

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I ran the tag thru the linen impression plate and added the eyelet and twine. I die cut a stitched rectangle out of vintage cream linen cardstock and adhered to the card base.

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Then I popped the tag up according to the sketch and was done. Be sure to play along with the Retro Rubber Challenge and link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to pop in tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: SU! crumbcake. PTI white and vintage cream linen. Stamps: Altenew painted butterflies. Inks: SU! daffodil delight. Memento black. Dies: PTI tag sale 9 and linen impression plate. Other: Eyelet and thread.


Retro Rubber Challenge #42...

Welcome to a new Retro Rubber Challenge! We have an embellishment challenge for you this time so break out your brads and eyelets and put them on a card!

RRCB 42

I made a birthday card to give to a dear friend of mine who is older than me as I LOVE to remind her! To incorporate both brads and eyelets (you only need to use one or the other but I am an overachiever!), I made a “picture” to hang on the card.

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I stamped a bitty flower and the sentiment (both stamps I have had over a year – more like about two I would guess) and then die cut using the stitched mini scallop die.

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Then I added some pink eyelets and thread and “hung” on a brad. I think she will like it!

Be sure to play along with us! Link up your fab creations HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to pop in tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: PTI white. SU! crumbcake. Stamps: PTI bitty bouquets. SSS sketchy banner greetings. Other: MFT mini stitched scallop squares. PTI linen impression plate. Eyelets. Brads. SU! linen thread.