Thursday, March 15, 2018

Marshmallow Bunnies

Going for a more mature look for an Easter card for a nephew in college, I cut the bunnies out of pattern paper and didn't add the faces or tails.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Products used:  Frantic Stamper Easter Icons (bow), Frantic Stamper Large Marshmallow Bunny, Circles embossing folder

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Funny Bunny

Another card with the Cheery Lynn Funny Bunny die

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Products used:  Cheery Lynn Designs Funny Bunny, Martha Stewart Cosmos punch, Penny Black Easter Blessing, Frantic Stamper Petite Layering Posies

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Live Love Laugh

This is another card that I made using some leftover inks that were on my craft mat that I just couldn't bear to wash off without using.

I swiped the white cardstock through the various watered down  orange and yellow distress inks then let them drip down the card.

Products used:  Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed distress inks, Live Love Laugh by Frantic Stamper

I'm entering this in the Dies R Us Challenge:  Frame It

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Not Your Ordinary Flowers

I've been wanting to use these flower dies by Dee's Distinctively for a while but didn't want to use pink or bright colors because I've used them a lot lately.  So today's card is something different and will be entered in the SSS Work it Wednesday Challenge:  Something Green.

I inked the background paper with Bundled Sage distress ink  and Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud Frosty Jade blending ink  then stamped the script stamp with Bundled Sage ink.

The flowers were cut using white paper that I inked with more Bundled Sage ink for the centers and stems.

Products used:  Dee's Distinctively Flower 1, Flower 3 and Flower Stems, Elizabeth Craft Designs Curvy Leaves, Impression Obsession French Text background stamp, Bundled Sage distress ink, Frosty Jade Cosmic Shimmer blending ink

Bossy Chicks

This adorable little bunny just wants to play but the chicks are letting her know not to get near their egg.

This card will be entered in both the Monday and Wednesday challenges at Simon Says Stamp since the theme for both is Easter.

Products used:  Cheery Lynn Designs Chicken Wire background die, Cheery Lynn Funny Bunny, Marianne Designs Grassy Border, Dies R Us Chicks, Frantic Stamper  Halloween Icons (bow in bunny's hair), Frantic Stamper Nested Eggs, Fiskars mini flower punch, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, Circles embossing folder

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Monday, March 12, 2018

Daisy, Daisy. . .

The current challenge at Simon Says Stamp is Easter/ Spring.

Products Used:  Dee's Distinctively Flower 2 and Flower Stems, Sue Wilson California Collection Basic Frames Set A and Decorative Frames Set B, Frantic Stamper Petite Leaves, Mustard Seed and Peeled Paint distress inks, pattern paper

I'm also entering this in the SSS Wed Challenge:  For a Girl.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Girl Power

This card was made to fill two challenge requirements at Simon Says Stamp:  Whatever the Weather and Girl Power.

The snowflake is for winter weather and the female figure skater with the floral background is all about girl power.

Products used:  Find It Trading Jeanine's Art Winter Sports die set, We R Memory Keepers Nesting Scallops, Cheery Lynn Snow #2 

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Just Saying Hello

The current challenge at Impression Obsession is Clean and Simple.  This is about as clean and simple as I can get my cards.  I normally have at least one layer behind the top layer for framing; however, that would be a Clean and Layered card, not a Clean and Simple one.

Today's card uses the following dies by Impression Obsession:

Birds DIE003
Fence Border DIE028
Hello DIE376

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Shades of Pink

I'm entering this collage card in the following challenges:

I used the following products:

Crushed Olive, Worn Lipstick, and Walnut Stain distress inks, Designs by Ryn Raindrop Set, Hero Arts Brushstrokes, Anna Griffin Modern Graphic Stamps, assortment of other stamps with no names on them, gold and pink embossing powder, black distress ink pen

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Bambi Hugs

Monday's challenge at Simon Says Stamp is Whatever the Weather.

The only weather related stamps I have are these raindrops by Designs by Ryn.  I got the inspiration from Birgit's card using the same cute deer set.

To make the card, I inked up two pieces of white card stock with Tumbled Glass distress inks.  Then I stamped on the raindrops with black VersaFine ink and colored them in with a Tumbled Glass distress marker and a white gel pen.  The rest was a matter of simply arranging the die cuts on the card.

Products Used:  Marianne Design Collectibles Eline's Deer, Technique Tuesday Hugs, Dee's Distinctively Flower 2 and Flower Stems, Designs by Ryn Raindrop set, Lawn Fawn Grass Hillside Borders, Tumbled Glass distress ink and marker, Mustard Seed distress ink, white gel pen.

This is also a card I would give to a girl so I'm entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wed Challenge:  Girl Power

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Winter Sunset

The night after the Super Moon in December, we had the most beautiful sunset.  It was amazing to look at through the bare trees with it's combination of oranges and pinks.

Today's card uses the Impression Obsession Tree Line Cover-a-Card background stamp.  I've used this stamp several times in the past few months.  It's just one of those stamps that stamps perfectly the first time and is easy to use.

First I stamped the Tree Line stamp with Adirondack Earthtones Espresso Dye Ink.  This way I could use distress inks for the background and the dye ink wouldn't smudge.

Then for the background, I used the following distress inks:  Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Dried Marigold and Tattered Rose.  I used regular 65 lb cardstock from Michaels and to blend the inks I use mini smoothies.  This is what a smoothie looks like:

Smoothies are made by Creative Expressions and have a latex coating that allows them to slide across your paper unlike the typical sponges on other ink blending tools.  It eliminates any lines or smudges.  They are perfect for distress and water based inks and can be washed under hot water and reused again and again.

I'm entering this in the SSS Monday Challenge:  Whatever the Weather (calm and clear for a sunset)

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Pretty Pink Flowers

I am trying to make some cards using pattern paper for the backgrounds since I rarely use it.  I am color challenged and find it very difficult to match papers that go well together.  The purple paper is by Doodlebug and the plaid paper is by Lawn Fawn.

The stamp is part of the Penny Black Forever and Always set.  I stamped it on a Scallop Dotted Oval by Elizabeth Craft Designs and surrounded the oval with flowers from the  Pretty Petals Flower by Diemond Dies.

To make the flowers, I used two of each size and pinched the ends of the petals with tweezers.  For the leaves I used the Martha Stewart Frond punch.

Products Used:  Diemond Dies Pretty Petals Flower, ECD Scallop Dotted Oval, Penny Black Forever & Always, Martha Stewart Frond punch

I'm entering this in the SSS Wed Challenge:  Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Monday, March 5, 2018

Leafy Vines

I had some inks left over on my craft mat from a previous card and wanted to use them up rather than waste them so I created this card.  I used Mowed Lawn distress ink and Cookie Monster dye ink by Taylored Expressions.  The blue paper is also Cookie Monster by TE.

After swiping my paper through the leftover inks, I dried the paper and then stamped on the Hero Arts Leafy Vines stamp with black VersaFine ink.   After some simple matting, the card was done.

Products Used:  Taylored Expressions Cookie Monster 8.5 x 11 paper, TE Cookie Monster dye ink, Mowed Lawn distress ink, Hero Arts Leafy Vines stamp, black Versafine ink.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes

SSS Work it Wednesday:  Green

Have a good day ~ Ann