A Birthday Card for a Guy (6-16)

Hi, all!

Back again with another card to share with you.

Saw the Lawnfawnatics were having a “Cards for Guys” Challenge and was totally inspired to play so meet today’s card.

A stamped birthday card by Teri | Terisplace.wordpress.com

I created this card mostly with the Screen Time stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I also pulled in a few images (the stars and party hat) from the Lovable Legends set.

It’s a pretty basic card. I stamped most of the images on cardstock, colored them in with markers and then fussy cut them with my scissors.

For the stars, I just stamped them onto my patterned paper background and then added a hair or so of color with a blue marker. Subtle but does the trick. I also added a few dots with Nuvo Crystal Drops. I just love those things.

A stamped birthday card by Teri | Terisplace.wordpress.com

And that’s about it. 😉

Hope you like the card. I’ll be back again soon. Thanks, as always, for stopping by.

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Thinking of You Card Challenge: Day 3

Hi, guys!

Back again with another take on the Thinking of You Card Challenge with Ashley!

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I have been on a bit of a scene kick lately so, of course, I once again have a card with a stamped scene. This one features stamp from Ink Blot Shop’s get tired of a Flopsy Forest Friends and Tiny Bubbles stamp sets. (They are both available at Simon Says Stamp! as well.)

I went old school by doing a lot of fussy cutting to put this scene together. I stamped the bears, hearts and trees on a piece of cardstock  and went to town by coloring them in with markers. I went more with a specific look when I did the coloring, rather than subscribing to any traditional marker blending philosophy.

Lean in close for a minute, friends. I feel the need to confess something to you. I detest a lot of stuffy rules in card making and scrapbooking and really prefer to do my own thing, seeing where creativity takes me. And sometimes that means saying, “You know what. I don’t care about your (insert: marker blending) rules. I like the look I’ve got going on and am going to run with it for MY card.”

A stamped card by Teri || terisplace.wordpress.com

To give the bears (and the hearts too) a little extra pop, I applied some Nuvo Crystal Drops to them. It’s amazing how just a little something can add such pop.

Alright! That’s it for today. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog for her latest take on the challenge. Be back again tomorrow.

Today’s card (4-21)

Hi, friends!

Back again with another stamped card to share with you.

Meet today’s card.

A stamped handmade card by Teri || terisplace,wordpress.com

Just a little “for fun” card that came as the result of messing around once again with the Three Amigos stamp set (and coordinating dies) from Mama Elephant.

I just love the little signs the animals hold in the stamp set. And I love that they are blank so you can really do all kinds of things with them.

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I wanted to make a card for a friend, who is always there for everyone with a kind word and hug, so I went with these phrases. I easily could have turned this into a birthday card to give to another friend instead by using different words.

I was pretty pleased with the card when I added the stamped images to it, but I felt like it needed some extra pop so I used Nuvo Crystal Drops to add a circle (Look really, really really close! It’s black!) to the die-cut circle. Then I used white Nuvo Crystal Drops to make a white dot border outside the black circle.

I also added some dots with red Crystal Drops to my little stamped, colored (with markers) and die-cut hearts.

I think the dots just add the right little something to a card.

Anyway,  that’s it for today. I’ll be back again later, friends. See you soon.

Lawn Fawn Challenge: Day 3

Hi again!

A happy Thursday to you! I’m here once again with a take on the Lawn Fawn Challenge with my pal, Ashley. We both are sure having fun digging into our stashes and playing with their stamps and dies.

Meet today’s card.

A stamped birthday card by Teri || terisplace.wordpress.com

Decided to make a birthday card today.

Pulled out the Hang In There stamp set (and coordinating dies) that I, ironically, treated myself to for my birthday last year. 😉 The sloth, leaves and hat are all from that set.

Did some good old coloring with markers to add color to the little guy. Went a little dark with the red on the hat, but, you know what? That’s OK. No need to try to be perfect every(single)time you make a card. Mistakes show a card’s handmade and heart went into making it.

To make the little guy seem a bit more realistic, I dabbed a teeny tiny amount of black Nuvo Crystal Drops on his eyes. By the way, I tested it out on scratch paper first to make sure I put the right amount down and used the right amount of pressure (squeeze) on the bottle to not get too much out of it. LfSlothBirthday2-teri

The sentiment was created by combining together words from the So Much To Say set with words from the Hang In There set. Love when you can mix and match things and have them look good together.

Well, that’s it for this card. I’ll be back again later, friends. Thanks, as always, for stopping by. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog to see her latest challenge card!

Lawn Fawn Challenge: Day 2

Hi, gang!

I’m back again with another card to share with you. Today’s card again uses stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn and is another take on the Lawn Fawn Challenge with Ashley.

So meet today’s card!

A handmade stamped card by Teri || terisplace.wordpress.com

Don’t you just love that little dinosaur? She’s from the Rawr stamp set. The conversation bubble and heart are from the set too.

Add some extra details to the dinosaur by pouncing some dots onto her with a medium and dark green marker. To blend the color into the dinosaur’s “skin”, I used a light green marker to pounce some additional dots over them.

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I created the sentiment by pairing together some words from the Rawr stamp set with a “miss you” from the So Much To Say stamp set. I think it turned fun!

I once again grabbed paper scraps from my stash for the card. And I once again added some quick dots to the card with Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Alright. That’s all I have for you today. Be sure to hit Ashley’s blog today to see her latest take on the challenge.

Lawn Fawn Challenge: Day 1

Hi, guys!

Back again with another stamped card.

Ashley and I decided to challenge each other again. This time, we are diving into our stashes of  Lawn Fawn stamps and dies to make some cards. Let’s be honest: The two of us have enough Lawn Fawn products to sink a small island. (Wink! OK. Maybe not but maybe…) But, hey it sounded like a good idea!

So meet today’s card and my first take on the new challenge.

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This was such a fun card to work on, as I’ve had the stamps (So Jelly stamp set and Fintastic Friends stamp set) in my stash awhile but they haven’t seen a lot of action.

First, let me tell you a little bit about my design process. I only knew I was going to make some Lawn Fawn cards this week so I pulled out a bunch of stamp sets and dies and just stamped and cut a bunch of images. Then I colored them and pulled some images out of the mix to make these card.

A stamped card by Teri || terisplace.wordpress.com

I felt like the fish and jellyfish needed some kind of water to swim in so I cut a circle from cardstock and sponged some Distress Oxide ink on it. Then I spritzed on a little water. Once it was dry, I added the stamped images and stamped a couple air bubbles. I also went kinda crazzzzzy and added the blue circle border with Nuvo Crystal Drops and some clear circle dots in the middle with Ranger’s Glossy Accents. Both are staples in my card making stash.

The patterned papers on my card came from my shoebox of scraps. I forced myself to pick some papers from that box that just worked with the stamping rather than cutting into a couple new pieces of paper.

For the sentiment, I just stamped some words from the So Jelly set on a strip of white cardstock. And then I added a few more blue dots to it… just to go with the ones on the circle.

Alright! That’s all I have for you.

Be sure to hit Ashley’s blog to see her first take on the challenge. Be back again later.