My upline, Brian King, is part of a design team that has started a new challenge, and I decided to play along! The challenge was to use three colors: pink pirouette, smoky slate and so saffron. I was all ready to get started when I realized that I didn’t have any smoky slate paper, and I never got around to ordering the smoky slate ink pad–oops! I was beginning to panic until I remembered that a past My PaperPumpkin kit had used Smoky Slate, so I started rooting through my stack of orange boxes, and thankfully found the inkspot and an unused card base. Whew!
Now–this is not a color combination that I would have thought of on my own, and I had to play around with the layout a little bit, but I admit that I am really happy with the end result! For the sentiment, I know it looks a little washed out–the ink spot was probably a bit dry, but it does add some extra contrast! I had the label bracket punch laying on my desk from another project, and I just happened to try it out-and it fit! I like the different look. I did pop the sentiment up with dimentionals. The pink butterfly helps fill in the big blank area in the upper right of the card–you could also use a flower, but I’m on a butterfly kick these days! A few pearls for some bling, and I think it is perfect!
Stamps: I Think You’re Great
Ink: Smoky Slate
Paper: Smoky Slate, So Saffron, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Misc: Label Bracket Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Circle framelits, 2 3/8″ scallop circle punch, corner rounder punch, pearls, dimentionals
Go check out the challenge here:
and play along!
Today I decided to pull out my Get Well Soup stamp, put it together, and actually USE it! I have an awful lot of stamp sets that I have not even opened yet–it’s a little embarrassing to admit that to the blog world–but I decided that if I actually shared it with you all, it might make me do something about it! This is a really cute stamp, and it’s a nice size–it’ll fill up your card so you don’t have to add much more to finish it off.
I haven’t done paper piercing in a long time, so I decided to use that for the bowl. I don’t have a big selection of current paper (let’s not talk about my massive hoard of retired papers–) but when I was flipping through the Cherry on Top DSP stack, and saw the paper with the swirls on it that mimicked the steam coming off the bowl of soup, I knew I had to use that as my background! The other paper with the tiny colorful hearts was perfect for the bowl. The hardest part of this card was cutting out the heart that goes in the center of the bowl–AND, if you look closely, it appears that I used paper that had a design on it, but that was just from my chewed up cutting pads when I passed it through the Big Shot! I thought about redoing the heart, but I decided I kind of liked it!
I colored the inside of the bowl, the soup, and the hearts on the handle of the spoon with markers, and then finished it off with a candy dot in the middle of the heart on the bowl.
Stamps: Get Well Soup
Paper: Cherry on Top DSP, Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink: Memento black, Watermelon Wonder marker, Daffodil Delight marker
Misc: Oval Framelits, Subtles Candy Dots
I had to make the card that you never want to have to make tonight. It was for a friend who lost her 23 year old son to an overdose. Such a sad, sad situation. I have been thinking of her and the family constantly since I heard, so I knew that I wanted to use a “Thinking of You” sentiment, and butterflies just seemed appropriate. I chose yellow and green because I love that color combination, and it just seemed soothing to me.
When I saw the CYCI layout, I knew it would work perfectly for my card, so I got to work. I tell you guys, I am really late to the party using all these challenges, and I really regret all the time I used to spend agonizing over creating a card! I am starting to enjoy working with my hoard now!
I chose to layer the wax paper cut out of the butterfly underneath the mossy meadow cut out to create a little more depth. I used my new favorite fine tip glue pen to adhere them together–I LOVE that thing! A line of mini pearls and the sentiment stamped in white, and the card was done in less than an hour. Amazing! Here it is:
Ink: Craft White
Paper: English Garden DSP, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Very Vanilla
Misc: Butterfly thinlits, Pearls
Ya’ll, hug those that you love extra tight tonight, tell them you love them, and DON’T DO DRUGS!