JUGS #153 Stamped Line Art Technique Challenge

Today I’m entering this card in the Just Us Girls #153 Technique Challenge.

The Technique is Stamped Line Art, which means stamp a lined image in ink but with no coloring.

You can watch a great Video by Gina K over at Stamp Tv here and make your version of her fabulous card, like I did.

I cut the card base and layers with Recollections cardstock. Then I used the Inkadinkado Floral Inspiration stamp set for the focal image stamped in Versa Fine Deep Lagoon ink.

The sentiment is from Pink By Design’s Friends to the End stamp set.

The inside sentiment is also from the Friends to the End stamp set.

Good luck everyone! There are some great cards entered in this challenge!

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Butterfly Birthday Wishes

Hello everyone.

I just got home last week from a well deserved holiday and straight back to work I went. I didn’t want to leave the sun behind and head back to the real world but I had to.

Well this week was my friend’s birthday and every year we go camping to celebrate the occasion. Camp fire, food, drinks, stars and of course s’mores.

I bought her a balloon and whipped up this simple birthday card for her.

I used  Recollections cardstock and my Indentz Vine 1 folder to emboss the background, then stamped one of the butterflies from Inkadinkado Butterflies stamp set in StazOn Teal Blue ink. I decided to cut out the butterfly with the Spellbinders Peony Die set and added some popdots.

The sentiment is from Pink By Design’s Sibling Love stamp set, cut out with the Spellbinders Grommet Tags and attached using Divine Twine in Aqua.

The inside sentiment comes from Studio G, I think.

So here are some Butterfly Birthday Wishes!!!!

To another great year of new adventures and treasured memories.

Leap and rise above

Today I’m sharing a card that I made for a fellow co-worker.

She is departing for another job opportunity and was nervous about it. I thought I might give her a little reassurance…. that sometimes we just have to go for it!

She is a strong woman and I know she can do anything she sets her heart and mind to.

The base is Bazzill cardstock, I also used a Momenta Pyramid pack, which I can’t remember the name…sorry.


I love embossing, I think it looks so good.

The sentiment is from Pink By Design’s The Life You Imagined.
The Butterfly is an Inkadinkado stamp set called Butterflies.
Recollections Party Pink and Stampendous Sunny Yellow Pastel embossing powder.

I added a leftover strip of the butterflies and the sentiment is from Pink By Design’s Rise Above it All.

Hope you’re all having a great day.

Just a couple little notes of Thanks!!

Little notes of Thanks to a couple of friend’s of mine and some chocolate too 😀

Today I wanted to show you the 3×3 thank you cards that I made.

I used some paper and ribbon from my stash with my corner punch. The sentiment comes from Pink By Design’s Jan Stamp of the Month set entitled Small Things.

The inside sentiment is from Pink By Design’s Oct 2011 Stamp of the Month: Friends to the End.

The bird stamp is by Inkadinkado called True Friends.

I just love how the birds turned out, I embossed them in black on the yellow paper and then cut them out. Then just attached to the front of the envelope with a AdTech dot runner. (love it)

I wrapped a Purdy’s Dark Chocolate Bar in some metallic red foil paper …yummmmm

The second card is also made with paper and ribbon from my stash.

Both the inside and outside sentiments are also from Pink By Design’s Oct Stamp of the Month: Friends to the End.

I embossed a Sea Star for the envelope in black embossing powder on green paper and used my circle punch to cut it out.

The Sea Star is from the On the Beach Mini set by Inkadinkado.

I love making 3×3 cards they are quick and simple to make.

Sweet Birthday Wishes !!!!

Today I wanted to share with you a birthday card I made for one of the ladies that I work with.

Yesterday was her birthday and we always celebrate by giving each other a card and of course ………. any excuse to eat cake.

I started by running a piece of teal cardstock through my Cuttlebug using the Seeing Spots folder and attached it to the pink card base. I just love this pink and teal cardstock from Recollections.

The main image is a stamp from Great Impressions Stamps called Dessert Piled High…. yummmmm

I colored the image in with my Copics and a few Bic Markers. For an extra little bling I used Glossy Accents for the cherry on top, as well as some Stickles in Crystal.

I put two thin layers behind the main image and then used some popdots for dimension but only for the top half.

“Sweet birthday wishes” comes from the Say It Sweet stamp set from Pink By Design. I have a sweet tooth and this stamp set has a lot of great sentiments for anyone who does.

I used the Cuttlebug and the Spellbinders Grommet Tag Die set to cut out and then stamp the sentiment on. I then attached it with some Flower Brads from Recollections that I picked up from Michaels.

I think that everyone should take this advice on their birthday too. I know I do…heeeheee

I used two different stamp sets for the inside of the card. I used the Pink by Design Simply Everything stamp set for the “It’s Your Birthday !” and the Inkadinkado Eat Cupcakes set.

I will be posting some more birthday cards soon… May is such a busy birthday month.

Birthday Wishes

Today I want to share with you a card I made for my Father for his upcoming birthday.

When I was younger, my father and I used to go fishing. I always loved getting my hands in the minnow bucket, I would open it up and stare at all the little minnows swimming around. I have lots of great memories of fishing.

I used grey Recollections Cardstock for the base, added a layer of lime green paper, topped with a blue layer. The blue piece of cardstock is from Momenta Great Outdoors Paper pad and is embossed with fish.

The Sentiment comes from the Pink By Design Simply Everything Stamp set.

The main image of this card is the Wide Mouth Bass by Inkadinkado. I colored the fish in with my Copics and went over the fins with a Sakura Stardust Clear Gelly Roll pen.

I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Weathered Wood for the water and to ink around the edges. Then used my Cuttlebug and Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large to cut out the image and green layer.

The inside sentiment comes from the Pink By Design  Spring Has Sprung Stamp set.

The little fish is also from the PBD Simply Everything Stamp set…. isn’t he cute.

So here’s Fishing my Father a Happy Birthday.

Wedding

In two different previous posts I showed you the Wedding Invitations and Favors that I did for a friend.

Wedding Invitation
Wedding Favors

Well her big day has finally come and gone and two have become one. What a beautiful Bride my friend made, a day she won’t soon forget.

To wish them well on their new journey together I made them a Chapel card.

I used the Tie the Knot Cricut cartridge and my Cricut Expression to make this card.

I welded two Chapel Shadow layers together in the Cricut Craft Room to make the brown base of the card. I cut the other layers out using the same pink and brown paper that I used to make the invitations.

The tulips are cut out using my Martha Stewart Tulip edger punch and then colored with Copics.

I found the bell embellishment in my Christmas stash and attached it with a mini brad so it can move back and forth.

The sentiment is from Inkadinkado Wedding stamp set. I used the hearts cut from the front of the chapel and added some popdots for dimension.

The ribbon is from Recollections, its hard to tell but it says:  …and they lived happily ever after….

Since this card is 7 inches tall I had to make an envelope for it. I used my Martha Stewart Score Board and this beautiful paper Wedding Words from  Recollections.

Here are few pictures of the favors and of the cake.

The tables looked so good… I love the Center pieces and of course the favor boxes 🙂

 … love the cupcake holders

Cake anyone??

What a Yummy treat for all Kahlua Caupcakes with Raspberry Icing…….they were soooo good.

Wishing my friend and her new hubby all the best on their new journey of Love.