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.
Got a little card to share with you today. 🙂
Made this one last week when I just needed a little bit of recharge/refuel creative time. Never got around to sharing it so I am today.
(Insert dramatic effect.)
The little bird is from Julie Ebersole’s Twelve Days stamp set for Ellen Hutson. There’s a little number included on the stamp that I just masked off with tape before inking the stamp and stamping.
Nobody die of shock or anything, but I used MARKERS (… yes, the marker challenged girl…) to color the cutie in. I have been messing with markers more than usual lately. It remains a sweet surprise when things turn out. 😉
The words are from Julie’s Hello Gorgeous set, also from Ellen Hutson.
And the circles and backgrounds? Cut those with a couple dies from My Favorite Things – Wonky Stitched Circles STAX and Snow Drifts Cover-Up. And the sequins? A mix from Pretty Pink Posh, of course.
Alright. That’s what I have for you. Good to see you all again. I’ll be back again later, gators. Take care.
Another day. Another take on the 14 (love cards) in 14 (days) challenge with Ashley.
Today’s card is a super inky one.
Played with the new Sketched Blooms set from My Favorite Things. Such a fun one.
Rather than using the solid shadows that come with the stamp set for the flower part of the flowers, I decided to do my own thing…. because I like to do that “own thing” thing.
I whipped out the Distressed Patterns set and stamped a couple of the patterns a couple times to make artsy’ish background. It’s kinda hard to tell but I used dye inks and lightly sprayed a little water over the patterns to make them super blotchy. Once the ink dried, I stamped on top with the flowers. By the way, I should confess that I did use the shadows for the leaves that comes with the flower set. Felt like they just needed something.
The words are from the I Love You More stamp set. It’s definitely one of my 2015 faves from MFT.
Alright! That’s what I have.
Swing by Ashley’s blog to see what she did for the challenge! Be back tomorrow.