"wee inklings" - 5 new articles
Happy Sunday, everyone! I am the hostess this week at the Paper Players and I have a color challenge for you:
I think this is a nice color combo for masculine cards, or vintage patriotic cards, or anything else that appeals to you! Unfortunately, I needed another sympathy card, my third for the week, (why do they always come in threes?) for a gentleman who used to attend our church:
I have been wanting to use these Stitched Leaves dies for a while; once autumn turned to winter, I kind of forgot all about them! I cut one from Merry Merlot and used various DSPs for the rest of the card:
My neutral is Very Vanilla, and the sentiment is from the retired Wishing You Well. The inside sentiment is from Woven Heirlooms:
And the sketch is from a new-to-me challenge, Stamping Pals:
The design team has come up with some fun samples using these colors! Be sure to stop by the Paper Players blog to check them all out. Then put on your creative thinking cap and show us your artistry as well! Can't wait to see you there!
A couple more Easter cards, this one is from Danni:
and from Teri:
These girls make me feel so special! Thanks! Enjoy your day and be blessed!
Hi everyone, happy Saturday! The FMS sketch this week was so cool:
I have a Penny Black die that I haven't used much but I knew it would work well with this sketch! I also hadn't used my Forever Greenery DSP too much, so I combined the two:
I cut a Whisper White panel with the die, then embossed each side with one of the Greenery EFs. I added a panel of the DSP, but I didn't like how it was showing through the little diecut holes, so before adhering it, I traced the curve on a piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock and backed the edge with it. I adhered the pieces together and put them on a Shaded Spruce card base. My final addition was a sentiment from Lots of Heart, diecut with a Tasteful Labels die and backed with another piece cut from the same die:
I left the inside blank, so I could use it for whatever occasion arises!
A few more Easter cards; this one is from Sally:
and from Robyn:
All so pretty and thoughtful! Thanks for popping in today! Be sure to come back tomorrow as I am the hostess at the Paper Players! Enjoy your day and be blessed!
The color challenge from CAS Colours & Sketches was an interesting one; my first thought was Christmas, but ending going in another direction! Here's the palette:
And here's my card:
It's all pretty self-explanatory; the elements were stamped and diecut with the Window Flower Box dies and mounted on a Stitched So Sweetly panel, and that's on top of a Mossy Meadow DSP panel:
The inside panel was stamped with the little corner viney stamp...so cute!
I just love playing with this set...these little dies are so fun to work with! Thanks for popping in today!
Thought I would share some of the lovely Easters cards I received this year!
This is from Mollie:
and from Karen:
More to come! Thanks ladies! And thanks for visiting today! Enjoy your day and be blessed!
"May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." Romans 15:5-6
Happy Thursday, peeps! A new Tic Tac Toe challenge is on deck for today; here's the grid:
I chose the bottom row across of Patterned Paper, Any Shape Die, and Stencil! And I love how this little boy card turned out!!
The Dino Days set is so fun, and I am sad it is retiring! I just didn't get a chance to use it enough! I stamped this dinosauer in Old Olive and Bermuda Bay to coordinate with the Ice Cream Corner DSP I used:
I used the Basic Pattern masks (stencil) to create my background, and can you see the mat behind the polka-dotted paper? I used DECKLE-EDGED scissors to cut that! Who remembers them? One of my first purchases from SU way back in the early 2000s! I added some Mossy Meadow Braided Trim and a sentiment from the retired Boys Will Be Boys! I added a palm tree and mounted everything on a Cinnamon Cider card base. For fun, I added another dino on the inside:
Happy Thursday, everyone! It's time for a new Inspired By, and I think I have gained a couple hundred calories just by looking at these luscious treats:
My eye caught that sweet little green and purple cupcake up in the left corner; it reminded me of the little wild violets I would pick as a child, a sweet little bunch of them for my grandmother! And purple is always a challenge for me, so I decided to go for it:
My Pierced Blooms dies came to my rescue; I diecut some from Gorgeous Grape, with centers of Daffodil Delight and a circular panel of Lemon Lime Twist (which I was sure that I would never use again, LOL!). To give a little interest to the circle, I stamped it with Versamark using a retired stamp called Dot, Dot, Dot. I love that the Versamark makes the stamped image just a shade darker than the cardstock itself...subtle but nice! I added a white scalloped mat and little "bow" of Highland Heather, along with a sentiment from Here's A Card:
There is LOTS of inspiration to be found in our cupcake photo today---take one or take them all! Share them with us at Inspired By so we can be inspired too! Thanks for popping in today!
Enjoy your day and be blessed!
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