Wednesday, August 20, 2014

SPD08: Thinking of you

Hello – have a sweet card to share with you today for the latest SugarPea Designs challenge.


The challenge is an easy one this month: anything goes!


  • Play along with any stamp you like - but if you use SugarPea Designs, we'll top your voucher up to $15!
  • Combine our challenge with any other challenge(s)!
  • Upload to your blog or other online gallery using keyword: SPD08 so that we may check out your beautiful work
  • Add your link to the linkup on the SugarPea Blog. You'll find our current challenges on the sidebar.


For my card I used the Twinkle Twinkle Stamp Set and paired it with Life Emporium designer paper from Teresa Collins. I went with very soft tones as I colored the scene with Copic markers, leaving a lot of white space. For embellishment I used Peach Fizz Vintage Seam Binding and some pretty sequins (flowers and large pink ones from Teresa Collins).


Here is a look at the full set:


For more details on the challenge and links to more samples, head over to the SugarPea Designs Blog.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Strike up some Fun!


If there is one theme of card I can never use enough of it is birthday cards, especially boy birthday cards. And guess what? The recently released Spare Me Stamp Set from SugarPea Designs is perfect for a manly birthday card. Well, as manly as I can make a card. lol.


Card details: Used the diamond stamp to create the background by stamping it multiple times in Pear Tart and Bahama Blue Memento Luxe Pigment Ink. The bowler was stamped in black and colored with Copic markers. I then cut him out and adhered him to the card base using foam tape. Add a sentiment and a few die cut stars. Adhered a bit of designer paper and washi tape to a green card base before attaching the main panel with more foam tape. Embellished here and there with a few enamel dots. For a final touch, used a Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen to add shimmer to the bowling ball.


Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Spare Me (SugarPea Designers)
Paper: light green (PTI), Natural Ivory (SU!), Into the Woods designer (Lawn Fawn)
Paper Size: 4.25 x 5.5
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pear Tart Memento Luxe, Bahama Blue Memento Luxe (Tsukineko), Archival Jet Black (Ranger), Copic markers
Accessories: Seeing Stars dies (TE), washi tape, enamel dots, foam tape, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen.


Sunday, August 17, 2014

For the love of… gold


How about a card that features a bit of gold? I don’t use gold very often and I think I need to change that. Loving how the following card turned out. Let me know what you think of it!


Card details: Stamped background image in Versamark on Icy Mint cardstock and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. Cut 6 squares from cardstock, each one 1.5" x 1.5". Sponged the edges with Distress Ink and mounted on a Peanut Cluster panel using foam dimensionals. Embellished with Gold Liquid Pearls, sequins and a bit of jute string. Die cut a butterfly (Butterflies dies from TE) from blue cardstock and embellished with enamel dots before adhering to the card front with dimensional tape. Finished by adhering the main panel to a white card base using more foam tape.


Stamps: CMS155 Simple Sayings, CMS106 Papillon (Stampers Anonymous)
Paper: Peanut Cluster, Marshmallow, and Icy Mint Card Shoppe (Bazzill)
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko), Archival Jet Black (Ranger), Pumice Stone Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Butterfly die (Taylored Expressions), jute string (May Arts), sequins, enamel dots, Antique Gold embossing powder and Gold Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)

As always here are some product links if you would like to do a bit of shopping:

Saturday, August 16, 2014

C4C249: Watercolor Thanks

Hello -

It is the third Saturday of the month which means it is time for a sketch challenge from Crazy 4 Challenges. This one was a bit of a doozy for me but I made it work and there is something interesting about this card… no black. That is almost as rare as no stamping. ;)


Here is a look at the sketch. I was very create with the shapes I used for a couple of elements.


Lots of detail on this card, so I will break it down for you:

1. Stamped “thanks” from Chit Chat (Paper Smooches) in Memento Luxe Pigment Ink. Once dry I filled in the open areas in the letters with Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen and Glossy Accents.

2. The background was created by stamping the large image from CMS106 Papillon (Stampers Anonymous) in Versamark and heat setting with white embossing powder. I then used a Sakura Koi Watercolor set to color the background. Let dry and then trimmed to size.

3. To create the top layer of the sketch I cut a piece of white cardstock with the Medium Scallop Border, trimmed its length, and then stitched it to the top of the watercolor panel.


4. For that bottom most element of the sketch instead of adding a little rectangle I die cut a butterfly (Taylored Expressions) from green cardstock and added it there.

5. For the main panel I used a large pink button for the circle element of the sketch and added another butterfly.


6. For the finishing touches I added some ivory jute (May Arts) and a few white sequins. They always add some fun texture to a card.


Hope you enjoyed my colorful take on the sketch. For more amazing inspiration head over to the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog.