Monday, August 15, 2016

Circles and Paint

Hello Everybody!

With circles and paint-who can go wrong?  This is my card for the Creative With Stamps mid-month post.  At CWS we are all about geometric shapes on our cards.

I painted the base of the card with cracked sapphire distress paint.  I used twisted citron distress ink on white cardstock for the middle panel.  Then I used Tim Holtz's circles stencil and chipped sapphire distress paint.  The sentiment is from Dyan Reaveley.

It's funny-I didn't realize that there were some darker spots in the dark blue areas.  I guess it's where I dabbed the paint.  (I still have the old bottles with the dabbers).  But I have grown to like it.  It is sort of an added texture.  I love this color combo at the moment too.  (But I'm not a Seahawks fan)  ;)

So if you have joined us already-please do so!  My teammates at Creative with Stamps and I would love to see your geometric cards.  Plus-there's a prize-so get to crafting! :)

Be sure to include our graphic! :)  

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time friends...Don't be square! ;)

Monday, August 1, 2016

Geometric Fun!

Hello Everybody!

It's a new month at Creative with Stamps.  Last month was splatters-and it was super fun.  This month we want to see geometric shapes.

Here is what I created for this challenge:

I used different colors and different circles-all from Stampin Up- to make this card.  It was very cool to stamp using the different colors.  I am so used to stamping in brown and black and a friend of mine totally gifted me with all of these different colored stamps and ink pads.  I feel like she brought color to my sepia world. :)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination #96:  Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes

So please come join us.  Don't forget to put the graphic on your post! :)

I almost forgot to mention the prize!  Stamplorations is generously giving the prize this month.  Check out the rest of the Design Team's cards.  They are all super talented ladies.  

Until next time my friends....don't be square ;)  

a $15 Gift Certificate from STAMPLORATIONS
Choice of any 2 ARTplorations Stencils
(for Challenge Winner)

House of Cards August Challenge

Hello Everybody!

New month-new challenge at the House of Cards!  This month you can use this lovely color palette or use twine or do both.  I chose twine.  :)

Use Twine and/or Colors

Some friends of ours were married a few weeks ago.  Etiquette says I have 6 months to get them a present.  Whew!  So here is their card:

I am super happy with how this turned out.  The heart stamp is from Great Impressions and the sentiment is from Stampin Up.  I used platinum embossing powder from Ranger on the hearts and Pixie Pink ink from Stampin Up for the sentiment.  My sentiment was a little off so I placed the key to kind of making it look more centered. ;)  Shhhh don't tell!

And then there is the pink twine.  To make this white cardstock panel work, I used pop dots.  

I hope you will join our fun challenge.  :)

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:

Until next time my friends...have a great twine (lol) ;)