Thursday, January 23, 2020

Tri-Panel Tropical ~ CCMC596, IB107


Hello stampers!  Today's card is for Create with Connie and Mary Thursday sketch challenge.  This time it's a tri-panel sketch and our designers have come up with some awesome cards, so be sure to check out the post on Create with Connie and Mary.  I chose to incorporate the inspiration photo from Inspired By Challenge #107.  I was inspired by colors....they are so serene! I was also inspired by the simpleness of the photo, so I tried to keep my card pretty minimal....minimal for me anyway!




Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Tropical Chic
Ink: Balmy Blue, Soft Seafoam, Mint Macaron, Smokey Slate
Paper: Smokey Slate, Balmy Blue, Soft Seafoam, Mint Macaron, White
Accessories: Balmy Blue ribbon, Beautiful Boughs die

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!
Jenny



Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Frosty Winter Penguin ~ HSS331, CTS355, ATC176





Hello stampers!  Today's card is for Hand Stamped Sentiments January Inspiration Challenge....There's something magical about wintertime!
You can see that I was inspired by the picture in the upper right corner.  
I also found inspiration in CASE this sketch #355.  I'm also joining in with Addicted to CAS: Frosty.  I think my frosty snowflakes qualify for that!




Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Playful Penguins
Ink: Night of Navy, Craft White, Smokey Slate
Paper: Night of Navy, Vellum, White
Accessories: Snowfall Thinlit dies, Ice Stampin' glitter, silver sequins, Stitched Shapes dies

Thanks for taking peek and have a blessed day!
Jenny



Thursday, January 16, 2020

Lacy Poppy Parade Celebration ~ CCMC595, PP473, GDP223, WW254



Hello stampers!  Today's card is for Create with Connie and Mary's Thursday color challenge with colors taken right from the Peaceful Poppies Suite from the 2020 mini catalog.  
I chose to showcase Poppy Parade and let Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive take a back seat.  
I'm also sharing my card with The Paper Players Challenge #437 as they have almost the identical color scheme. I'm also sharing with a couple occasions challenges:  Global Design Project #223 and Watercooler Wednesday #254


For my card I stamped a floral image from Bloom and Grow in versamark ink on watercolor paper and embossed it with white EP.  I colored the image with my aquapainter and ink pads.  
I cut it out with the coordinating Budding Blooms die. 
I also cut a 4 1/4" x 2 3/4" white piece with the Stitched Lace die.  I backed it with the same size white piece.  I glued the top of the floral image to the bottom of the lace and then carefully cut away the bottom of the white lace so it would not show under the flowers.  
I stamped my Handwritten background stamp on the Poppy Parade card base in Poppy Parade ink and then embossed the sentiment from the Bloom and Grow set in white embossing powder.  I made sure to swipe it with my embossing buddy so the EP would only stick to the sentiment ink.


Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!
Jenny


Thursday, January 9, 2020

Bloom and Grow Poppy Case ~ CCMC594, CTC260


Hello stampers!  Today's card is for Create with Connie and Mary's sketch challenge #594.  I also used inspiration from Casing the Catty challenge #260 by casing the colors from the Peaceful Poppies suite.  I used Poppy Parade, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, and Pool Party.  
I started by stamping a flower image from Bloom and Grow in Versamark ink onto watercolor paper and embossed it with shimmery black embossing powder.  I colored the image with my aquapainter and ink pads.  I paid homage to Dena Rekow by splatting my image by flicking the tip of my black stampin' write marker with the lid.  Just watch a few of her YouTube videos and you are bound to see the technique!  I like the look it adds!  
For the background elements I die cut my Flirty Flamingo panel with my stitched lace die, backed it with Whisper White, and then layered it on black.  I ran the Poppy Parade piece through the big shot with my Country Floral EF.  The whole thing is mounted on a black base.  The sentiment is from Well Said.

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Stamps: Bloom and Grow, Well Said
Ink: Versamark, Poppy Parade, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, Pool Party, Black
Paper: Watercolor, Black, Flirty Flamingo, Poppy Parade, White
Accessories: Shimmery Black EP, Country Floral EF, Stitched Lace Die

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!
Jenny

Monday, January 6, 2020

Sympathy Rose ~ CCMC330


Hello Stampers and welcome back to Hand Stamped Sentiments 2020!  We are kicking off the year with a pretty color challenge.  
My mind immediately went to flowers when I saw these colors and I've been itching to try the Christmas Rose in a non-Christmas way!  This was the perfect opportunity!  I made it a sympathy card because unfortunately I always need to have those on hand.  
I used my masks and Champagne Shimmer paint to create the elegant and subtle looking background.  The sentiment is from a retired set called Rose Wonder.  I've always loved the sentiments from that set.  I finished it off with some organza ribbon and pearls.  The card base is embossed with the basketweave EF. 



Thanks for taking a peek and I hope you'll join us over at HSS for this fun challenge!
Jenny


Thursday, January 2, 2020

Rhino Baby ~ CCMC593, FMS419


Hello Stampers and Happy New Year!  Can you believe we are in the year 2020?  How exciting!
Create with Connie and Mary is back after a short break for the Holidays and we are kicking off the new year with a soft color combo.  I saw baby when I looked at these colors so that's were I went.  I used the Animal Outing stamp set and also used the paper piecing technique.  
For the background I used the polkadot decorative mask and white craft ink.  I always think polkadots lend themselves nicely to a baby card.
My design also uses the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #416.




Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day and new year!!!
Jenny

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Christmas Gleaming Bird ~ CCMC592


Hello stampers and welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Sketch Challenge.  I've combined two different stamp sets to make my card this week....Christmas Gleaming and Free as a Bird, which was inspired by the case the designer challenge at Global Design Project. As long as I've had this Free as a Bird set I've wanted to make the birds into Christmas birds.  I'm happy I finally did it and it was such fun!
I stamped the large bird image and two of the holly images on watercolor paper with Stazon ink and watercolored with my aquapainter and ink pads.  The colors I used are: Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Real Red, and Shaded Spruce.  
I fussy cut them all out after they dried.  I added Shimmery Crystal Effects to the holly berries to make them stand out a bit more.
The images are layered on a piece of Night of Navy CS embossed with the Softly Falling EF, and then layered on a mat of Real Red.  The Background is the wonderful Wrapped in Plaid DSP.  
My horizontal accents consist of a Real Red Strip, embossed with the Subtle EF, and a itty bitty strip of gold glimmer, topped off with a bow of linen thread.


My card also takes in the Festive Friday Challenge using metallic paper, embossing folder, and snow/snowflakes. 





Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!
Jenny