Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thank You Card

I have a thing for purple.  There, I said it, I like purple!  So, when I saw the Our Daily Bread Designs challenge,  I knew I had to enter.
This is the color inspiration.  You had to use three or more of the colors. 
 Here is my card for their color challenge...
Stamps I used:  ODBD Floral Sentiments 6 (flower)
                         ODBD Pennant Flag Verses
Dies: ODBD Double Stitched Pennant Flags
         ODBD Leafy Edged Borders
         ODBD Layered Lacey Squares

I stamped the flower with distress inks, and colored it with polychromos colored pencils, then used the Lacey squares die to cut it, then used distress ink and my Clarity brush to add a hint of violet to the edges.  I did the same with the verse, using one of the pennant flags dies.  I cut the border with one of the leafy edged border dies.  I trimmed off some of the flower panel, and tucked the border up under it, hand trimming the leaf to overlap the border.  Some clear opalescent sequins are the finishing touch.

I am also adding my card to these challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown challenge - Your favorite medium

Thanks for stopping in today.  Hope you like my card.  I appreciate your comments.  Please let me know you were here.  



Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Altenew Stamps Challenge Card

I have been happily stamping on this overcast, drizzly day.  This card is for the Inspiration Challenge at the Altenew blog

Be sure to stop over and check it out when you get a chance, and see the amazing cards the design team has stamped. I was inspired by this YouTube video by Amanda (Little Crafty Pill)
I used Altenew's clear stamp set Painted Butterflies, dies from Spellbinders, and Tombow markers with a Dove blending pen.  A coat of clear sparkle with my Spectrum Noir brush and some spatters are the finishing touch, keeping my card clean and simple.
I am also adding my card to the Allsorts Challenge (wings on things), AAA Cards Challenge (Hello), Cas-ology Challenge (cut), and 
My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you have taken some time to do something you love.