Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Brooke's Vivid Vases

I have been playing with my new Blendabilities from SU! and Having lots of fun! My daughter, Brooke, saw me coloring and asked me to make her a card with this Vivid Vases stamp. So this is for her! I also thought I would join the SUO challenge this week that is Birds, Bees, and Butterflies.

This was such a simple but fun card to make! I used all my new Blendabilites on this card. I decided to try to use the Rich Razzleberry and Coastal Cabana together for the vases. I also used the color lifter to form more of a hightlight on each vase as well. The butterfly was colored with Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities.
My daughter was thrilled when I gave her this card. She was also excited to color with me on her own project! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Blendabilities Fun!

I was so excited to break out my new Stampin' Up Blendabilities Alcohol Based Markers when they came in! Actually, I didn't wait for mine because my friend Shana Let me play with them on a field trip we took with our girls 4th grade class. I quickly realized riding on a bus was not the most ideal place to try them but I just couldn't help myself! I decided to make a very simple card for my Grandma for Mother's Day and knew she would just love the flowers! I also decided to join the challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More CAS challenge. Here is my card....
Here is a close up...
Even though this is a CAS card I loved how the Blendabilities added a lot of dimension to the card. I have found the more I use the markers the comfortable I am with trying new things. I have learned to stay away from the edge while coloring so it does not bleed outside the lines. I also used the Color Lifter marker to add a highlight spot to each of the vases. Thanks so much for stopping!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Chevron Mothers Day

I have a card to share with you that I had designed for the Retro Sketches Challenge and Just Add Ink Challenge. I have worked on this here and there over 3 days and the same with this blog post. Because of that I missed the cutoff for Just Add Ink but made it for Retro Sketches..Whew!

I had a lot of fun with this card combining some newer items with some retired items. The sentiment is from April's Paper Pumpkin which I loved! I would normally not buy a Mothers Day stamp by itself so I was thrilled to receive it in the kit!
 I decided to emboss the Chevron background and loved the classy look. I have been seeing many cards being made with sentiments stamped on vellum and then layed over a background stamp. I thought that would work well with this card. I loved the Floral Fusion die cut which I will not be retiring from my stash of goodies.
Thanks so much for stopping!