Altenew // Vintage Roses

Playing along with Altenew's February challenge, using this beautiful inspiration piece...

...and also for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes challenge,
There is so much pretty in this picture that I had a hard time choosing which elements to focus on. In the end, I decided to mimic the embossing, jewelry, gold and pink, and then those little pops of blue.

For the base, I took my Love Triangle embossing folder, then lightly wiped my Versamark ink pad over the raised part. I wasn't particularly concerned with getting perfect coverage, and once I embossed the front of the card base, I covered it with gold embossing powder. I had to brush off a decent amount of powder that was clinging to the wrong triangles, but it wasn't too labor intensive.
I topped off the card base with a die cut and embossed sentiment, then some roses from Altenews gorgeous Vintage Roses set - love love love this set! Again, I wasn't concerned with stamping the roses perfectly or using all coordinating inks - you should know that when I say "I wasn't concerned with", it's basically my code phrase for "I was too lazy/impatient". ;) Anyways, I trimmed the flowers, adhered them to the base with some scrap die cut leaves, and, to mimic the jewelry in the photo and to bring out the blue, I topped off the base with some blue pearls.

Thanks so much for stopping in and God bless!

Cardstock: Canson, Bazzill
Stamps: Altenew "Vintage Roses", MFT "Framed Greetings"
Ink: Versamark, Studio Calico, Tim Holtz
Other: pearls and embossing powder (Darice)

Tools: Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Love Triangles embossing folder, MFT Framed Greetings die, PTI Life is Sweet die, heat gun


Papertrey Ink February Blog Hop Challenge

I was totally inspired by THIS pin. I was too lazy to get fancy with masking the stamped City Scene buildings, so I just freehanded it, using a bunch of random stamp pad for the colors.

You can't tell, but the "limit" has some Wink of Stella just because I wanted to put SOMETHING sparkly on there. ;)

Thanks so much for stopping in and enjoy the rest of the hop!

Cardstock: Canson, Bazzill
Stamps: Papertrey Ink "City Scene" and "City Scene Sentiments"
Ink: Studio Calico, Hero Arts, Tim Holtz
Other: Wink of Stella

Tools: paintbrush, water


Lawn Fawn // Hello Baby

Another scrappy card! I tell ya, I'm on a roll! Today's card uses some leftover die cut flowers from THIS card.

I'm playing along in the Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn Flickr Co-challenge that my sweet friend Barb is co-administrating. Just use some kraft paper/ink and Lawn Fawn and/or Simon Says Stamp product!

I used the Lawn Fawn Hello Baby (the images are SO cute!) and Simon Says Stamp Inside and Out Sayings (one of my favorite sentiment stamps sets) sets for my card, as well as the SSS Mini Hearts die...

Momma bunny accidentally got some blush on her nose, so pay no heed to that. ;)

Thanks so much for stopping in today and God bless!

Cardstock: Canson, Bazzill
Patterned paper: DCWV, Crate Paper (both retired collections)
Stamps: Lawn Fawn "Hello Baby", Simon Says Stamp "Inside and Out Sayings", WPlus9 "Fresh Cut Florals"
Ink: Versamagic, Stazon, Tim Holtz

Tools: Cuttlebug, circle die, WPlus9 Fresh Cut Florals die, Lawn Fawn Hello Baby dies, Simon Says Stamp Mini Hearts die


Hero Arts // Russian Dolls

Another card using up some scraps. The colored doll is at least a couple years old, and I have several other versions still sitting in the scrap bin. I know I made a card with whatever version I settled on, years ago, but I can't remember.

Tri-fold cards are tricky to photograph. ;) The kraft border wasn't done by myself - I got a large box of David Tutera envelopes and card bases on sale at Joann's a year or to ago, and the pretty edge is just from one of those kraft card bases.

Thanks for stopping in and have a blessed Sunday!

Cardstock: Canson, DCWV, David Tutera
Stamps: Hero Arts "Russian Dolls", MFT "Framed Greetings"
Ink: Stazon, Versafine
Other: gems (Darice), coloring pencils


Avery Elle // Weather It

Taking a little study break to present a wild but soft number for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (Texture).

So, we got some ripped paper (I love this ripped look on the edge of a card), two fabrics, some glitter, wood, heat embossing and a puffy sticker - I'd say the texture thing is covered pretty well. The best part is almost everything here was from my scrap bin!
For the die cut fabric doily (which I made literally years ago), I adhered the fabric to some scrap vellum, and die cut it.

Thanks so much for stopping in and God bless!

Cardstock: Canson
Patterned paper: October Afternoon
Stamp: Avery Elle "Weather It"
Stickers: Crate Paper, unknown
Other: glitter paper (American Crafts), fabric (stash), wood embellishments and puffy sticker (Pinkfresh Studio), embossing powder (Hampton Arts)

Tools: Cuttlebug, Papertrey Ink doily, circle die, heat gun, Martha Stewart bird punch


Papertrey Ink // Simply Jane

For Papertrey Ink's All Things Spring challenge - I checked and I do not have a PTI stamp set that I have NOT inked up, so I  just went with a sadly neglected stamp set, Simply Jane.

To make sure the tails of the "p's" in "happy" didn't get lost in the navy of the "anniversary" sentiment, I inked the die cut with Versamark, covered with clear embossing powder, and heat embossed. This helps the "happy" to pop out and gives it a nice shine without going to the trouble of covering it with Glossy Accents.

Thanks for stopping in and God bless!

Cardstock: Canson, Bazzill
Stamps: Papertrey Ink "Simply Jane" and "Wet Paint I"
Ink: Studio Calico, Versamark
Other: vellum, embossing powder

Tools: Cuttlebug, Papertrey Ink Wet Paint I dies, heat gun