Monday, April 29, 2019

Butterfly Hello

When you have new stamping supplies, you really do need to play with them.
 For this card, I used a few online challenges and I think my most favorite Distress Oxide stamp pad in BluePrint sketch and a new Tim Holtz stencil.  How much do I want to use both of these on everything I create!!!! For this background, I have covered the stencil in ink and I always want to make use of all of the ink I can so I spritzed the inked stencil and pressed that to watercolor paper.  
 A rather newer stamp set for me is a set from Simon Says Stamp.  It's a set with a number of great images and I picked the leaf and two of the butterflies to help me use the colors in the Color Throwdown challenge.  These were stamped in white ink, embossed with white embossing powder and then colored with Distress Stains.  One of the beauties of this set is it has matching dies, making cutting out the images so fast and easy.  
The dotted rectangle die frame is from Lil' Inkers and the "hello" is from Lawn Fawn. 

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Let's Celebrate

Yes, another card created from the inspiration of a couple online challenges.  I love using these challenges to give me direction as to the colors or layout.  
 I used a little block stamp from Wplus9 Designs.  I stamped it four times to fill my card front and then added the colors in the ColorThrowdown challenge using Zig Clean Color markers on watercolor paper.  
 In order to follow the sketch with CAS(e) this sketch, I used a stencil and some Distress Stain to create a design that would become the strip down the middle of my card.  
 The banner and the "Let's Celebrate" is a stamp and die set from Avery Elle.  That was added with foam tape for added dimension.  The dots were created on each flower with white Nuvo Cyrstal drops.  I find it interesting that the white took on the underneath watercolor ink.  
 This Color Throwdown is already closed.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Bouquet of Roses

Just a big bunch of red roses.
 My card fits The Card Concept challenge.  I stamped a number of Altenew flowers and cut them out allowing me to add them as a group to the bottom of my card.  
 I love playing with stencils and inks and this background is the result of a play session.  I added a coat of glaze to each of the flowers for further interest.  
Here is The Card Concept challenge.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Black and White, a splash of Red

I used the Paper Players Tic Tac Toe challenge to create my card that I'm sharing.
 I picked Washi Tape, Embossing and Circles.  As usual I love using a challenge to inspire my card design.  Instead of using just a white card base, I used a stencil and blended some black ink for a random design.  
 I applied four different designs of Washi Tape to a piece of white cardstock then cut a scallop circle from that.  The circle die is from My Favorite Things.  It is a set of graduated sizes so I cut a slightly larger circle from cardstock to create circle layers.  The leaf sprig is a stamp from Wplus9 Designs.  I stamped that in black, embossed that with clear and then used the matching die to cut it out.  Nuvo drops added some accent.  
Here is the Paper Players challenge.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Layered Flower

I started out with the amazing layered flower die set from Altenew. 
 I started out cutting all of the pieces of the flower from watercolor paper.  Using that kind of paper let me then custom color my layers.  I used various colors of Distress Ink.  After these were dry, I assembled my flower and let it steal the show on my card front.  
 I cut the sentiment, "congrats" from silver glitter paper.  It's a simple look but carries a punch in the glitter.  
 My background was simply created on watercolor paper with shades of green Distress Ink.  Once that was dry, I added a dot accent with a stencil and embossing paste.  
I designed my card after the CAS(e) this sketch challenge.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)