Friday, October 19, 2018

TupeloDesignsLLC - Awesome Rainbow Shaker

Happy Friday! I hope you're having a great day. The sky is dark and grey here in Northwest Indiana - I think some showers are headed our way. That's ok.. because afterward I'm going to look for a rainbow!

Today I'm posting for TupeloDesignsLLC. They're my favorite store. They have lots of my favorite brands at great prices and shipping is always FREE (USA only - discounted rates international). They have so many brands in the store that you're sure to discover a new favorite.
I love a shaker card but they're often troublesome for me. I hate cutting strips of double sided adhesive foam tape into strips... it sticks all over my scissors (even though my scissors are supposed to be non stick). The Queen & Co Rainbow Shaker die makes it easy.
I used the Rainbow Shaker die to cut a piece of craft foam to insert between the die cut cover and the card base. It doesn't get easier than that. 
The Awesome Word die is from Waffle Flower - because they'res always gold at the end of the rainbow right? I cut a few extra clouds from white card stock to embellish my design.
To create the background of bright colorful stripes, I applied packing tape to the back of a white card stock panel before cutting the Rainbow die. The packing tape prevents the die from cutting all the way through but you can still see the die cut lines clearly. I colored the stripes and cloud with Copic markers. The shaker openings are all filled with clear sequins so the Copic colors show through. 
I love TupeloDesignsLLC because I can always find something new that's fun and interesting to me. I wonder what you'll discover! Click here to go shopping! It's a great way to treat yourself!



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Dies | Queen & Co. Rainbow Shaker Die | Waffle Flower Awesome Word Die

Queen & Company Rainbow Shaker Die
Queen & Company Rainbow Shaker Die

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Clarity Stamp Stencil Brush Set
Clarity Stamp Stencil Brush Set

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Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink

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Salty Ocean Distress Ink
Salty Ocean Distress Ink

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Pretty Little Studio - Savannah Dreams

I'm enjoying the color show of the fall foliage in our area. Between the leaves, mums and pumpkins the neighborhood is awash with color! My favorite new collection at Pretty Little Studio is Savannah Dreams for the very same reason - it's a festival of color! 
The background papers are Daydreams (aqua polka dot) and Embrace Joy (yellow and white print hearts). I topped the papers with half a 4" Cambridge Doily and a Just Relax rainbow print journaling card.
The journaling card had a sentiment printed on it that I covered with a Rainy Day 2 die cut cloud and Carefree flair. I chose one with a rainbow to repeat the rainbow on the journaling card.
I added Floral Fantasy die cut flowers with adhesive foam tape to give them a little lift and a simple sentiment. 
I'm wishing you a day as bright and sunny as this card for you to enjoy!



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Pretty Little Studio
Paper | Savannah Dreams | Daydreams | Embrace Joy
Journaling Card | Just Relax
Doily | 4" Cambridge
Die Cut | Rainy Day 2 | Floral Fantasy | Me Time | Happy Place
Flair | Carefree
Sequins | Sunsation | Jump For Jade | Frosted Teal

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The Card Concept - Pink Pumpkins

Hi and thanks for stopping by! Today I'm a lucky girl! I was asked by my sweet friend Michele K. Henderson from Crimson Owl Creations to be her guest at The Card Concept. Is there anything better than crafty friends? It was so sweet of her to think of me and I'm anxious to see our projects together on the Card Concept challenge blog.
I sure hope you will join us! Check out this pretty inspiration photo! I love the gold dipped pink pumpkins, swirls of gems and pretty florals! Isn't it so pretty!?

If you're not familiar with The Card Concept you'll love that they have design team members that represent several styles of card making from Clean and Simple to Shabby Chic and Mixed Media so you're sure to see a style that speaks to you. I love seeing how each of the designers interpret the photo with their own particular style! 

Here's what I made...
I'm going to classify this as Classy and Elegant because it has a monochromatic color scheme, sparkling embellishments, and is dramatic with a shiny finish! 
I started with the the Reverse Confetti Pumpkin Patch pumpkins and Garden Bunch florals. I arranged them on a piece of clear plastic the size of my card base until I was happy with the arrangement. Then I thought about ways to make the background sparkly and dramatic. 
Little bits of foliage from Love Blooms and Pumpkin Patch are tucked around the pumpkins and the flowers. 
I inked up a panel of white card stock with Spun Sugar distress ink and splattered it with Picked Raspberry ink. I adhered the edges of the Lattice Leaf stencil over the panel and spread Cosmic Shimmer glitter glue over the panel. The glue is thick so I used a pallatte knife - like you would for embossing paste. I removed the stencil and immediately washed it. When the glue was dry I applied Nuvo Gold Flake to the sticky surface. A sprinkle of jewels add even more sparkle and shine. 
Click here to jump to The Card Concept Challenge where you'll see lots of inspiration from their design team and directions on how to link up your own design. 



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Love Blooms, Pumpkin Patch, Garden Bunch
Dies | Reverse Confetti Love Blooms, Pumpkin Patch, Garden Bunch
Stencil | Reverse Confetti Lattice Leaf Stencil

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RC - Reverse Confetti
PPP - Pretty Pink Posh
SSS - Simon Says Stamp

Love Blooms
Love Blooms

RC
Love Blooms CC
Love Blooms CC

RC
Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkin Patch

RC
Pumpkin Patch CC
Pumpkin Patch CC

RC
Garden Bunch
Garden Bunch

RC
Garden Bunch CC
Garden Bunch CC

RC
Lattice Leaf Stencil
Lattice Leaf Stencil

RC
Pink Blush Jewels
Pink Blush Jewels

PPP
Watermelon Jewels
Watermelon Jewels

PPP | SSS
Cosmic Shimmer Flake & Glitter Glue
Cosmic Shimmer Flake & Glitter Glue

SSS
Radient Gold Nuvo Gilding Flakes
Radient Gold Nuvo Gilding Flakes

SSS
Spun Sugar Distress Ink
Spun Sugar Distress Ink

SSS
Picked Raspberry Distress Ink
Picked Raspberry Distress Ink

SSS