Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day (a wee bit late)

This is the other card I made for Mother's Day this year.  I'm late posting it (and mailing it) because my camera's battery died.  This one is similar to the previous card I made as I used the same sketch Paper Players 92 and SCS Color Challenge 374.  I used the same retiring stamp from Season of Friendship as shown in this card that is also featured on PP92.  The little green leaves are from the Bird Builder punch, I just trimmed off the stems.  For the little blue flowers I used an old SU punch and added green stick on gems.  I didn't have any pearls in the shade of green I needed so I used an alcohol marker to color the pearl for the bird's eye.

Stamps:  Season of Friendship, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Crumb Cake, VV, Pacific Point, Certainly Celery, DP - SU
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Pacific Point
Accessories:  Scallop Border Punch, Bird Builder Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Three Flower Punch, Cuttlebug, Stick on Gems, Pearls, Spectrum Noir Marker, and Ribbon

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Inspired Mother's Day

Mother's Day is coming this Sunday.  There are a couple mothers in my family to celebrate with so this is one design that I made. This one uses another stamp set that is on SU's retirement list.  The colors are from SCS Color Challenge 374 and the sketch is #92 that I found over at the Paper Players Challenge from last month.

It was a little tricky to color this image because it is a large solid stamp.  I used my Certainly Celery and Chocolate Chip SU markers to color the stems, leaves and tops of the flowers.  I don't have a marker in Pacific Point so I used a drop of the re-inker and a blending pen to color the petals.

Stamps:  Inspired by Nature, Teeny Tiny Wishes - SU
Paper:  VV, Crumb Cake, Certainly Celery, Pacific Point, DP
Ink:  Pacific Point, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Word Window Punch, Triple Layer Flower Punch, Border Punch, Corduroy Brad, Re-Inker, Blending Pen, Markers

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Cake and a Nap

I'm slowly replacing my stash of birthday cards that is almost empty.  This card features a House Mouse stamp and is colored with my new Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I so looove these markers!   The colors are deeper and brighter tones of the pink, aqua and neutral shades from the CR84FN52 color challenge.  The sketch is from Merry Monday Challenge 1 that was posted in January.  I turned it on it's side to fit the stamped image.  This is another card that I made the background from DP scraps that I cut in 1/2 inch strips.

Stamps:  Eat Your Cake and Nap Too - House Mouse
Paper:  WW, Bermuda Bay, Regal Rose, DP
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir Markers, Hodge Podge Hardware, Ribbons, Cuttlebug, MS Ribbon Punch, Nestabilities

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Cutie Patootie Birthday

This card is a combination of 3 challenges:  SCS Sketch 383, Color Throwdown 187, and SCS Clean & Simple 167.  I am so behind on the list of birthday cards I need to make.  The combination of these 3 challenges instantly formed this card in my mind.  The design of this card is perfect for a little boy, however I don't have any little boys in mind who have birthdays coming up in the next couple of months.  My youngest niece, Little Munchkin, will be turning 2 early next month so I may make a card like this for her using more girly colors.

One note about this sketch, I love it!  It noticed that it is similar to other sketches that I have used and I love all the layering of colors.  

Stamps:  Fox & Friends, Party this Way, Riveting - all SU
Paper:  WW, Chocolate Chip, Lavender Lace, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, DP
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Lavender Lace, Creamy Caramel
Accessories:  Twine, Button, SU Markers, Circle Punches, Lacy Ribbon, MS Balloon Punch