PPA269: A Sketch Challenge

I made a card for the Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge this weekend.
The background stamp has birthday messages. 

And here's the PPA's sketch. 
I took the liberty of rotating it 90 degrees, and made the five circles a birthday garland.
Stamp: ABC-123 Outline Alphabet & Numbers, Endless Birthday Wishes, A Fitting Occasion, Happy Birthday Background (mft) 
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red, Tangeline Tango, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point 
Ink: Memento (tuxedo black), Smokey Slate, Bermuda Bay, Real Red, SU Markers (daffodil delight, tangeline tango), VersaMark
Accessories: Embossing Powder (white), Die-namics Stitched Circles STAX, Linen Thread, Mini Glue Dots, Dimentionals


Fall Gift Tag

I made simple fall gift tags - just white embossing on punched out tags.
 I chose muted colored cardstock.
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp: Lighthearted Leaves
Paper:Island Indigo, Lost Lagoon, Tip Top Taupe, Primrose Petal
Ink: VersaMark
Accessories: Embossing Powder (white), Scalloped Tag Topper, Hemp Cord


PP263: A Clean-and Simple Theme Challenge

I made this card for the paper players' clean-and-simple them challenge this week.

The theme is "create a fall scene".

I put a piece of knit sweater patterned paper (DSP) behind the maple-shape cutout.
Thank you for stopping by!

Stamp: Fabulous Phrases
Paper: Whisper White Thick Cardstock, DSP Sweater Weather, Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point, Old Olive, Crumb, Cake
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Fall Foliage Shapeabilities, Sequins, Dimentionals


PPA268: A Sketch Challenge

I'm back for another Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge. This week's challenge has 2 overlapping stars. I made the second layer a star frame instead of a solid star.

Here's the banner for the sketch.

This is a shaker card, and I put some colorful sequins behind the stars to give it a festive spirit.

Stamp: Fabulous Phrases
Paper: Whisper White Thick Cardstock
Ink: Coastal Cabana
Accessories: Star Framelits, Window Sheets, Dimentionals, Foam Tape, Mini Glue Dots, 2013-2015 In Color Sequin Assortment


This week's Runway Inspired Challenge photo is this:
The soft multiple colors the model is wearing, the bold black outlines, the bright ribbon - it's a very interesting design.
And here's my card for the challenge:

I stamped the map on watercolor paper, and colored the map. I embossed the sentiment.
Stamp: World Map
Paper: Basic Black, Watercolor Paper
Ink: StazeOn (jet black), Pink Pirouette, Calypso Coral, So Saffron. Pool Party, Bashful Blue, Wisteria Wonder, Pumpkin Pie, Cucumber Crush, VersaMark
Accessories: Embossing Powder (tangelene tango), Sycamore Street Ribbon (tangeline tango), Aqua Painters


PP262: A Color Challenge

It's Sunday, and time for playing along with the Paper Players Challenge!
I made this CAS card for the challenge.

This week's challenge is a color challenge:

I coated Crystal Effects over the leaf veins, and layered them over the leaves.

I heat-embossed the sentiment to make it pop.
Stamp: Perfect Words
Paper: Tangelo Twist, Lost Lagoon, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: VersaMark
Accessories: Die-namices Layered Leaves, Embossing Powder (black), Crystal Effects

PPA267 - A Color Challenge

It's still very hot in Southern California, but I made a wintry card this weekend.

The color palette is from the Pals Paper Arts challenge

I often have a hard time capturing in the pictures the real colors of the cardstock - especially Pool Party. If you know any solution to this, could you please leave a comment and tell me how to fix this problem? I would really appreciate it!

I used white felt for the sentiment to give the card warmth, and coated Crystal Effects over the small circles to give them a shine.

Paper: Pool Party, Crushed Curry, Tangeline Tango
Ink: StazeOn (white)
Accessories: Woodland Textured Impressions EF, Oval Collection Framelits, Greetings Thinlits, Owl Builder Punch (circles), Die-namics Centerpieces Framed Lovebirds, Stamping Sponges, Crystal Effects, Felt (white), Dimentionals


Keepsafe Box

I used Designer Series Paper to make this box, so there's not much to add.
 I also made a tag for this box, but it looked better without it.

Stamp: Fabuous Phrases
Paper: DSP International Bazzar, Whisper White
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Accessories:Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits, Die-namics Stitched Oval STAX, Dimentionals


MFT Card Design Superstar Contest 2

This is my second submission to the My Favorite Things Card Contest.
The sentiment is pretty bold, so I sprinkled some sequins on and around the flowers to give the card a festive spirit.

 And Here's inside of the card.
Stamp: Circle Scribble Flowers (mft)
Paper:Whisper White Thick Cardstock, Strawberry Slush
Ink: Strawberry Slush
Accessories: Die-namics Pop-Up Birthday, Die-namics LJD Scribbles, Die-Namics Stitched Snow Drifts, Sequins (pretty pink posh), Dimentionals

MFT Card Design Superstar Contest 1

This is one of my submissions to the My Favorite Things Card Contest.
I love stationery, so when I saw this life-size paper clip die, I just fell in love with it!
Another thing I love is coffee. (I used to work for a coffee company.)
So this card consists of "my favorite things"!
Stamp: Perk Up (mft)
Paper: Real Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Die-namics Office Supplies, Die-namics Mini Album Torn Notebook STAX, Glossy Accents, Glue Dots, Dimentionals 


I played along with the Runway Inspired Challenge (#91) this week.

 Here's the Michael Kors inspiration. Isn't this cool?

I tried to capture the color elements and the long & slender model image.
Stamp: Fabulous Phrases (su) 
Paper:Whisper White Thick Cardstock, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black (su)
Ink: Mement Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Die-namics Looped Border (mft), Die-namics Stitched Rectangular STAX (mft), Enamel Dots


PP261: A Theme Challenge

I dug out a few Stampin' Up! retired stamps, and created my card for The Paper Players theme challenge this week.

And here's the theme for PP261: Lunchbox Love.

This is a mini card, so I can easily put it in a lunch bag.
I'm going to write a message inside with a white jell pen. :-)

Stamp: Perfect Words, Every Little Bit, Swiss Dots Background (mft)
Paper:Whisper White Thick Cardstock, Strawberry Slush
Ink: Mement (Tuxedo Black), Strawberry Slush, SU Markers (Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky)
Accessories: Hearts Collection Framelits, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dimentionals


Table Name Tents

I started making table name tents - 6 more to go!

Stamp: Swiss Dots Background (mft)
Paper:Whisper White Thick Cardstock, Bashful Blue, Soft Sky, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Primrose Petals
Ink: Mement (Tuxedo Black)
Accessories: Die-namics Stitched Rectangle STAX, Die-namics Creative Clips, Glue Dots, Fast Fuse Adhesive


PPA266: A Color Challenge

This week's Pals Paper Arts color challenge presented these 3 fall colors. 
They're beautiful colors, but a little bit subdued for the birthday card I wanted to make for a friend of mine. So the question is - how can I make a fun birthday card that pops using these colors?

Here's my solution.
I used the colors as accents against a white background, chose the polka dot pattern stamps, and a fun font for the sentiment.

Stamp: Six-Sided Sampler, Family Phrases
Paper: Whisper White Thick Cardstock
Ink: Delightful Dijon, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Mement (Tuxedo Black)
Accessories: Hexagon Punch, Die-namics Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX, Designer Buttons (Regals), Glue Dots, Fast Fuse Adhesive, Dimentionals