Retro Rubber Challenge #57 - Color My World!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Hello everyone,

I am here with another fun challenge with Retro Rubber's Challenge Blog, which is a "Color Inspiration" challenge. To join the challenge, simply use a stamp one year old or older and the theme below. It's so much fun to join Retro Rubber's challenges. Don't forget to stop by the blog and see all the other design teams creations.

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I have had this stamp set in my collection for quite a while, so I was so happy to see what the challenge was!  This set is called "Color My World" from WPlus 9.  This set has so many elements that you can create some wonderful cards.  The stamp set was released om February 5, 2016.  I had scrap pieces of paper, so I die cut them out and inked the edges, I used copics to color in the words and the paint tubes.

Thanks again for stopping by, please don't forget to stop over at the Retro Rubber Challenge blog and join the fun and check out the beautiful projects the design team members have created. You have until March 10th to join in on the fun! Leave me a comment to tell me how you liked my card, I love to read them. 

Christmas Card Challenges - Color Inspiration #7

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Hello everyone!

I am here with the Christmas Card Challenges, and the challenge is an inspirational photo, see below:

Here is my take on the challenge:

I am using the Poppystamps die which is called "Ornament Trio Cutout".  I added some glitter paper behind the ornaments which matches some of the color of the inspirational photo.  To finish my card off, I added some ribbon to each ornament and added the sentiment.

I hope I have inspired you to join the challenge. You will have two weeks to complete your project. Check out the Christmas Card Challenges blog for more inspiration and to link your project.

Thanks for stopping by, please come back again soon!

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CottageCutz - Have a Bee-utiful Day!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Hello everyone,

I am here with CottagCutz and I am using a couple of the new Bumblebee Chloe and Ben stamp and die sets.  If you have not seen the new sets, be sure to go over to the store and see all these adorable Chloe and Ben's Adventure Stamp and Die Sets!

Here is my card:

closer look

Here is how I put my card together:

1.  A2 card
2.  I embossed the base of the card,
3.  The design paper is cut at 2 1/2 x 5 1/2 and I cut two stripes and added it to the side,
4.  I stamped m y sentiment, 
5.  I die cut and colored the images and used foam tape to pop them up on the card.

Very simple, these stamps are so easy to color and die cut out.  I really enjoy working with these.  

Thank you for stopping by and please come back again soon!

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A2Z SCRAPBOOKING - Destination Paris

Friday, February 24, 2017

Hello everyone,

I am here with a2z Scrapbooking and the challenge for this month is "Shades of Red". You can link your project here. Please be sure that your project contains at least ONE main HERO ART Product as the focal element!

Here is my card, I am using the new stamp set "Oh La La",  I used Hero Arts Crimson to stamp the words for the background of the card.  I stamp the little poodle from the "Oh La La" stamp set, fuzzy cut it out and colored it with copics.  I then stamp the Destination Paris stamp with Hero Arts Soft Sand and die cut it out with the Hero Arts Rectangle Infinity Dies.  I finished the card off by adding some of the new Hero Arts Ombre Blush Sequins.

Closer look at the Paris Image

If you like any of the products I used on my card, please stop over at the a2z Scrapbooking Esty store. You can also use the code "Donna15" to receive 15% off of a $25.00 order.

a2z Scrapbooking has a Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages. Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any of the promotions!

I hope I have inspired you to join the challenge this month! You will have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store! One lucky winner will be announced on March 7th. Good luck and please come back again soon!

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Joy Clair - Be Brave

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hello everyone!

The February release with Joy Clair is amazing!  I am showcasing the new stamp set called "Be Brave". Have you noticed a theme in this release this month?  It's all about being yourself, being free and being strong.  What have you gotten out of this release?   This months theme is watercoloring, I love the technique of emboss resist.

Here is my card:

JC_Be Brave_D Idlet

Here is how I put my card together:
  1.   A2 card 4 1/4 x 5 1/2,
  2. . I used Ranger Watercolor paper (I always use the smooth side of the paper), I die cut     the paper with a stitched die to give it some dimension,
  3.  I  used the feather from the "Be Brave" stamp set, I stamped it with versamark and  then applied white embossing powder to the stamped image,
  4.  I then heat embossed the image,
  5.  I let the image cool,
  6. Then I applied some blue watercolor paint directly on and around my embossed  image,
  7.  I stamped my sentiment with Archival Black ink using my Misti so it would be exactly  where I wanted it,
  8.  I finished my card by adding some foam dots.

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Thank you for stopping by, please come back again soon!

A Blog Named Hero - Hip Hip Hooray!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Hello everyone!

I am here with A Blog Named Hero and this month we are collaborating with, Jane’s Doodles.  Jane Doodles stamps are so adorable and they are easy to stamp and color.  You must go check out her store and blog to see all the adorable stamps she has to offer!

A Blog Named Hero's February challenge is "CAS", for those of you that don't know what "CAS" is, it means "Clean and Simple", your card should have minimal embellishments, lots of “white” (or empty) space with minimal layers.  So, if you have been following my blog, that is hard for me to do, but with Jane Doodles - Party Time stamp set, I was able to pull it off!  And I was able to match the perfect sentiment from Hero Arts stamp set called "Tassels".

I used the Hero Arts Soft Granite Shadow ink and stamped off, so the cake image was faint in the background.  I then stamped the cake image with Memento on a separate piece of x-press it paper and fuzzy cut it out.  I then colored the cake with Copic Markers (R27, 47 and 58).  I then added some stickles for the icing.  I stamped the sentiment with Hero Arts black in.  To finish the card off, I added some enamel dots.  There you have it, a CAS card, lots of white space and no layering.

Closer look at the icing on the cake

Thank you so much Jane’s Doodles for sponsoring our challenge this month.  I hope you will join the challenge over at A Blog Named Hero.  Be sure to check out what the design team has created for your inspiration.  One random entry will win a prize from our February collaborating company, Jane’s Doodles!  Please remember to follow all of our challenge rules so that you’re eligible for our prize!

The challenge ends at 11:59PM EST on February 27th and the winner will be announced shortly after!  Please add your card using the linky tool here.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

Thank you for stopping by, please come back again soon!

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