Friday, January 16, 2015

Try a Technique at The Paper Plunge

Over at the Paper Plunge, the challenge was to try a technique.  I made this card, but I'm not real thrilled with it.  I wanted to try something else, but time got away and I didn't have time.

This technique is taking a piece of foil, embossing a design on it, coloring it with alcohol markers (SU's blendabilities), then sanding the image lightly to get the dimensional effect.  Maybe it's the colors, I don't know, but I'm sure I can make this look better next time.

Anyway, stay tuned for some other new techniques I'm playing with as well.  Please make sure you pop on over to The Paper Plunge and play with us this week.  It's a lot of fun!

Hope to see you back soon.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

I Heart You

This is a card I made at a team meeting and it's so appropriate for Valentine's Day.  I didn't think I would like the stamp set "seasonally scattered", but I'm finding that I like it more than I ever expected.  There's a lot you can do with it, and here's another card that I made with it.

The added touch is the silver heart vellum.  Just love that too.

Happy Creating!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Coloring Down the Lines - Lotus Blossom

I liked the colors in this week's challenge.  They remind me of spring, yet there's snow outside on the lawn, and yes, it's blustery.  Creating cards that remind me of Spring keep me going.  I don't mind Winter, but after the holidays, it's time to look forward to new birth, grass, leaves on the trees, and most of all, warm Spring breezes.

The color pallet we used for inspiration is shown below:

Perhaps the poppies in the photograph above are peeking out of a snow-covered ground.  It sure looks that way.

Here is my interpretation of the challenge...

Paper:  early espresso, crumb cake dsp, whisper white
Ink:  crumb cake, real red, calypso coral, pear pizzazz
Stamp Set:  lotus blossom (sale-a-bration)
Accessories:  early espresso ribbon

Now, let's check out what Carol and Joni made for you this week.  Don't forget to hit the back button to get to Carol's blog, and proceed forward to Joni's blog.  Have fun with all the inspiration that was given to you this week.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Time to Get Toasty - A New Year Celebration!

I made this card before the holidays and forgot to post it.  It's a happy card, and although I made it for New Years, with any sentiment, you can adapt it to any sort of celebration.

I enjoyed making this card, and the colors are happy and subtle enough that seem to be "warming" vs. chilled.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Snowy Pines

I found some cards that I didn't post and thought I would share them.  This is a card that I received as a swap and I thought it was pretty.

I know Christmas has passed, but the snow is still lingering.  Keep warm!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Celebrate Today

Here's another card that we created at our team meeting in December.  This stamp set is called "Celebrate Today" and it's a new stamp set in the Occasions Catalog, which just was released.  This stamp set has framelits to go with the balloons ... oh how cute is that?

Check it out.

I can see I'll get a lot of good use out of this stamp set.


Friday, January 9, 2015

The Paper Plunge #16 - Dying to See What You Create ... How About Love?

This week, over at The Paper Plunge, the challenge is make a card using a "die" as the focal point. Well as you know, Stampin' Up has so many dies, where do you begin?  I knew exactly what I wanted to use - I have hearts on the brain of late.

Here's what I created for you.  I actually can say, I "love" this card.  I sure hope you do too.

Paper:  basic black, whisper white, real red, dazzling diamonds glimmer paper, gold foil
Ink:  none
Stamp Set:  none
Accessories:  hearts framelits, expressions thinlits, stylish stripes EF, real red woven satin ribbon

If you like what you see, why don't you go over to The Paper Plunge and check out what our other designers created for you for inspiration.  Then ... try your hand at the challenge and post your creation to share with all of us.  We'd love to see what you design.

Until tomorrow, thanks for stopping by.