Back again for one more take on the Valentine Challenge with my pal, Ashley!
So meet today’s card.
A super sweet friend sent me the Pure Innocence Blowing Kissses stamp set and die from My Favorite Things to play with. (Thank you so stinking much, super sweet friend!!!!) I couldn’t resist pulling it out and using this weekend while crafting with friends during a Super Bowl/Scrapper Bowl party. 😉
I created that background on the kraft card with the help of a “retired” stencil (also from MFT). I just placed it on card at an angle and then sponged a little ink on top. I often like to ink up a whole card front when using a stencil but wanted to live dangerously (so to speak) and only do part of this one. I think it turned out pretty nice. I also sponged a little ink (lightly) onto the card for the girl to stand on. The shadow that inking creates is always good for grounding an image.
Keeping in line with the “kisses” sentiment, I used some heart dies to act like kisses for my card. I also added a few dots with white Nuvo Crystal Drops to the design. I sure like the dimension they always add to a card without adding any real bulk.
Alright! That’s it for today. Be sure to hop on by Ashley’s blog-a-roo to see her latest take on the challenge.
I’m back with another card to share with you!
Meet today’s card.
Created this guy with the new Breakfast Puns stamp set. My friend, Mendi, just released it along with a bunch of other new products for Sunny Studio Stamps. She was so kind to hook me with up a few of her new products early for my birthday last month. (Thank you, Mendi!)
I couldn’t resist making a quick card with this little coffee cup. Happy face + coffee = can’t go wrong in my world.
Cut the banners and rectangle with a couple dies from My Favorite Things. And the patterned papers are just from my scrap box. Really trying to use my scraps, rather than hoard them, get frustrated to have so many and then recycle them so I can start fresh…. wink. Can you relate?
Added a few extra dots to the card with some red enamel dots (from Simple Stories) and my trusty bottle of white Nuvo Crystal Drops. Those white dots are kinda of light, but they are there. You are going to have to trust me!
Alright! That’s it for today. I’ll be back again later, gators! Thanks, as always, for stopping by!
Just sharing a card I started last week and finished up this week, just in time for Easter.
The sweet girl + basket and the words are from Pretty Pink Posh, as are the sequins. Let’s be honest: I’m not the best color’er, but, good gosh, people, I try. I colored her in with markers and then added a few extra details with colored pencils and a white gel pen + some Glossy Accents and a Wink of Stella glitter pen (it’s subtle but there on the ears). I think she turned out alright.
The banner was cut with a die from Lawn Fawn (LOVE IT), and the patterned paper is from a stack of paper from My Favorite Things. Crazy thing. I colored the girl in first and went looking for patterned paper. I discovered that I am COMPLETELY lacking in purple patterned papers so I was totally lucky to find this piece in my MFT stash. I guess I could have went to the craft store (Oh, the horror! Hee!) to find something else, but I decided I could make do. Yep. Make do. (Translation: Not allowing myself to be tempted at the craft store by all the other stuff at the craft store seemed like a good idea at the time… because… seriously… who goes for one piece of paper and leaves with just one piece of paper? Not I, people. Not I. Anyhoo, I digress.)
Alright, friends. This is what I have for the day!
Thanks, as always, for stopping by. Always a treat when you do.
Another day. Another crack at this year’s Christmas Card Challenge with Ashley!
Just continued having some stamp-tastic fun by making this card.
I went Lawn Fawn stamp crazy… or cray cray, as some would say. 😉 I used all these stamp sets: Winter Alpaca; Happy Trails; Toboggan Together and Snow Cool. I also used the coordinating dies for all them, other than Snow Cool. Just used the sentiment and snowy pattern (at the top of the card) for that one.
The little hills in the background were cut with a die from My Favorite Things.
To make the snow pop, I once again whipped out some Nuvo Crystal Drops and added a few few dots to the snow. I think like how it just added a little bit of texture, as well as a bit of dimension too. Kinda fun!
Alright, so this is day 4 of the challenge.
Be sure to hit Ashley’s blog to see her take on this time. I’ll be back again Monday with another card based on the challenge.
Thanks, as always, for stopping by. I appreciate your kind words.
It’s Challenge time again. My friend, Ashley, and I are kicking off our annual Christmas Card Challenge!
What is it, you ask? Simple. We are trying to push each other make some cards and so here we are.
This is my first card in honor of this year’s challenge. 🙂
The mouse and words are from the Unity’s Merry, Moe & Joe stamp set. It is one of my favorite Christmas stamp sets out there this year. Just. So. Cute. And different. I like different than the same old.
Cut the rectangle and half circle elements with the Blueprints 21 Die-namics from My Favorite Things. The Blueprint dies remain some of my fave because you get a lot of practical, useful dies in each set. Go, MFT!
You might be wondering about the white snowy stuff. I created those little dots with some of Nuvo Crystal Dots. A repetitive process and yet an easy peasy process.
Overall, I got to admit: This card feels a little bit like a hot mess. I mean, there’s a lot going on for a “normal Teri” card but it’s OK. Sometimes, it’s more about having fun than being perfect-o. Actually, a lot the times it is. 🙂
Alright. That’s what I have. Be back again later, gators. And stop by Ashley’s blog to see her take on today’s challenge.
Another day. Another crack at the Halloween Card Challenge with my pal, Ashley.
Just having some fun this time by mixing together some different products I had on hand. The words and stars are from the Frightfully Fun Halloween stamp set from My Favorite Things, while the cute critter and accessories are from the Meowlloween set from Mama Elephant.
I wanted to do something I haven’t done in awhile so I stamped the images on kraft cardstock and then colored them in with colored pencils. Once I did that, I whipped out my old friend, Gamsol, to blend the colors together.
I also used some black and white Nuvo Crystal Drops to do a little embellishing. Love that stuff because it looks like enamel dots, only it’s not. Love that.
Alright, that is what I have. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog to see what’s she has for you today. And I’ll be back again soon. Thanks for stopping by.
(Looking for my Essentials by Ellen Blog Hop post? It’s the post right below this one. Scroll down or click here.)
Ashley and I are back at with our Birthday Card Challenge. Our posting days are a bit unpredictable but we are still doing it. So yeah. 😉
This is my take on the challenge today.
It “might” be a stretch for a birthday card but I am running with it.
The adorable bunny and words are from Avery Elle’s Pure Magic stamp set. So cute.
For the bunny’s face, I used a Copic marker to tap dots. Then I used a blender pen to tap even more dots. Then I used another Copic marker (just a shade darker) to tap even more dots. And then (one more time!) I tapped even more dots with the blender pen. If you try this at home, I warn you: Be patient. All that dotting looked kinda of lame and made me question what I had done to the poor bunny until the ink dried and then things looked good.
Wondering about the panel I stamped the bunny on? Cut that bad boy with the Blueprints 21 Die-namics from My Favorite Things. Some of my most favorite, practical dies. (Dearest friends at MFT, please keep making more of them? K, thanks. I love you guys… like a lot. Hugs, kisses and creative wishes, T)
Alright! That’s what I have.
Don’t miss Ashley’s take on the challenge. It will not disappoint. I’m sure.