Sep 212015

All Occasional CardGo Team is designed for a card sketch challenge.  It could be used as an encouragement card, get well card, just because card or even a birthday card.  You can switch up the color scheme to match the recipient’s team colors.  It is football season again and anyone who follows the sport would appreciate this card.  I know two of my grandsons will be getting one in orange and black for the Oregon State Beavers.

The card is relatively quick & easy to create and assemble.  Punch or cut the circles, add a little texture to the background and a sentiment and you are finished.

Sometimes it is hard to find a stamp set for teens or males.  With the Simply Sports stamp set, it is easy to switch out the sport theme, choose their favorite team colors and you are well on your way to letting a special young adult know you care.

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Sep 072015

Special day cardBright, vivid colors are used for today’s “happy day” card.  I created this for a card sketch challenge.

The color combination comes from the Bohemian Designer Series Paper.  The color scheme is a little outside my usual comfort zone, but I was determined to try some of these patterns and colors.  I think the Very Vanilla borders and center keep the colors toned down a bit.

The card can be used for any special day and definitely can be used for a masculine card.  Just an appropriate sentiment to the blank inside and the card is ready to go.  I like to have several of these types of cards on hand so I can grab one and finished the inside.  In minutes the card is on its way.

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Aug 312015

get wellHow Are You?  Today’s tall & skinny get well card can also be used for just keeping in touch.  I had it in mind for a get well card, but the inside is blank and would make a perfect note card for male or female.

The tall & skinny style card fits into a common #6 3/4 envelope.  This card measures 3 1/2″ X 6″ giving you a little extra height.

The only stamping on the card is for the three small hexagons down the center.  The tiny hexagons are cut from Very Vanilla using the Hexagon Hive Thinlits.  I just cut a few of the hexagons and stamped them.  The Hello Honey layers are punched out.  And, the background layer of Crumb Cake is run through the Honeycomb embossing folder.

Once the elements for the card are created they are easy to assemble with glue and dimensionals.

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Aug 242015

Thank You CardThe Fall Colors Card represents my wishful thinking towards cooler days and nights.

All the colors are pulled from the Farmers’ Market Designer Series Paper.  The background doily is brayered first with Hello Honey ink and then sponged with Tangerine Tango and Old Olive inks.

The little bit of wheat grass showing is stamped lightly with Soft Suede and then again with Old Olive.  The Stamp-a-ma-jig is used to line up the images and also helps to line up the sentiment over top the wheat.  The sentiment layered is also sponged with Tangerine Tango and Old Olive ink.

I am definitely looking forward to cooler temperatures, but this card could send a Thank You note any time.

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Jul 132015

card sketchToday’s Congratulations card is designed from a card sketch.  I am a little late getting this  graduation  card out, but better late than never.  card sketch

Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Delightful Dijon are the colors I used for this card.  The color combination is a little dark and not as cheery as  you would expect for a congratulations card according to my husband.  I was going for a masculine style.  I even left off the lace trim because it didn’t coordinate with the masculine scheme.  What do you think?  Is the color combination too dark for a congratulations card?

Lately I find myself using a sponge or sponge dauber quite a bit.  I just love the effects you can get when sponging color around the edges.  It adds so much depth to the card.  On the inside of the card, I sponged a border by masking the center and the left side at the fold.  At first glance you might think I layered the inside.  The star gives the same effect, but it is Crumb Cake on Crumb Cake sponged with Soft Suede ink.

Let me know what you think of the color combination.

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Apr 222015

Birthday WishesILCS25 sketchToday’s Forest of Birthday Wishes card is designed for the sketch over at i Love Card Sketches.  This is a quick and easy card to make and could be used for a masculine or feminine birthday.

The background is a single sheet of Designer Series Paper matted with Mossy Meadow card stock.

The sentiment is stamped on Whisper White with Mossy Meadow ink using the Four You stamp set.  I stamped a couple of partial trees from the classic Lovely as a Tree stamp set.  The trees are stamped in Mossy Meadow ink that has been stamped off once before stamping over the sentiment.

This is a perfect background for my nature-loving brother whose birthday is next week.

The versatile Four You stamp set is on the retirement list and won’t be carried over to next year’s catalog.  The Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper will also retire with the new catalog.  Be sure to order both of these excellent products today before they are no longer available.  Shop online 24/7.

Apr 202015

Father's DayMoon Lake Father’s Day card is created for a sketch challenge.  I love the Moon Lake stamp set and it is so easy to use for masculine cards.  It is a bit early for Father’s Day, but I’ll be all ready when it is time to be mailed.

I used markers to color the stamp image before stamping onto the Very Vanilla card stock.  Then I washed over some areas using the same colors and an Aqua Painter.  The sky and the water was also added with Aqua Painters.

The Soft Suede layer is embossed using the Woodgrain embossing folder.  Hard to see in the picture, but it does add a bit more dimension to the card.  I also used a few Stampin’ Dimensionals on the Soft Sky and sentiment layers to give it even more.

After stamping the Father’s Day in Soft Suede, I cut out the sentiment with one of the Project Life label framelits and sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink.

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Apr 152015

Masculine Birthday CardILCS24 sketchMy Birthday Rocks masculine birthday day card is designed for the sketch this week at i Love Card Sketches.

On Monday I posted a card I designed for my husband’s birthday, but I think he will like this one better.  He is a real rock hound and will appreciate the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper on this card.

The Polka Dot embossing folder is used on both the Sahara Sand and the Basic Gray accent pieces.  The large dots are colored with a sponge dauber using both Sahara Sand and Basic Gray ink.

I didn’t have any gray ribbon so I mixed a little alcohol and a few drops of Basic Gray ink refill in a small plastic.  Just drop the small pieces of ribbon into the liquid for a minute.  I pulled them out with my craft tweezers and dried them with a heat tool.  Voila!  Gray ribbon!

The Whisper White label is sponged lightly all over with Sahara Sand ink and then a little darker around the edges.  As I’m looking at the card now, I’m thinking a little sponging around the polka dot piece of Sahara Sand might look nice.  Also maybe sponge around the designer series paper with Basic Gray ink.  Ideas to remember for next time.

Share your opinion on this card and take a look at Monday’s card.  Let me know which one you would prefer for a masculine card.

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Apr 132015

Happy Birthday Card Today’s Happy Birthday card is designed for a sketch challenge.  It is also for my husband’s birthday this week.

I think the circle softens the geometric aspect to the card.  The colors could be either masculine or feminine.

It is difficult to tell in the picture, but I used Shimmery White card stock to create a custom background.  The circle and one layered square is cut from the same custom background paper.  The custom background paper is made using an old technique by apply ink onto sheet protectors and transferring it to the card stock.

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