Pattern papers are pretty just as printed but sometimes you want just a different color on them. When Make The Cards Challenge wanted ink blended backgrounds I decided to alter the original PP. I used a piece with white background and navy flowers from SU's Boho Indigo papers.
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Wow, Tuesday rolls around so fast. Happy Tuesday to you. And another sketch form Tuesday Morning Sketches This one by Debbie. Click on over there to check out all the design team cards and add your entry.
Here is the sketch:
I made my card in landscape.
The pretty fern paper is SU's Artfully Composed DSP. I picked up the Pale Papaya colored dots for the solid strip and also the butterfly. The butterfly is a retired SU die. It seemed a little plain so I splattered some dark green dots over it and then did the body with Nuvo drops. My circle component is die cut from vellum. The sentiment is an old unlabled one.
I did a message on the computer for inside. To add some extra interest, I added a die cut fern that I found in my stash. And oops! I forgot to take a picture of the inside and have already taken the card to the co-op where I sell cards.
Also entering this one at Let's Craft and Create challenge #182- Beautiful Butterflies
Saturday, April 23, 2022
Do you watch any of the pro golf matches on TV? My husband has it on occasionally. Those men wear some really colorful outfits. So when I went searching through my paper stash for something for a Father's day card, I found this argyle pattern that reminds me of those outfits.
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Happy Tuesday Greetings! It is time for a new sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches . I hope you will play along with this sketch by Melissa. The shapes are there for suggestions. You may use any shapes.
Here is my interpretation.
I am sure all mothers at some time have received a beautiful hanging fern for a Mother's Day gift. This paper from SU's Artfully Composed DSP reminds me of the hanging plants. The sentiment is an Impression Obsession die. Instead of the circle, I used a die cut fern from a retired SU set. To make the words fit, I ended up with more space at the bottom so I added the 3 elements of silver sequins there.
I look forward to seeing your creations and hope you will join us at Tuesday Morning Sketches
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Tuesday again and time for another sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches
I have used one of the beautiful tulip print papers from the Flowering Fields DSP from SU.
The tags are 2" strips punched with SU Tag Topper Punch. The darker tag is from the reverse side of the purple tulip paper. The lower tag is Highland Heather with a floral embossing from a Sizzix folder. The sentiment on the white tag is from SU. The tulip stamp on the white tag is from the Layering Hugs die set from SU. I added a strip of heather ribbon and 3 gems.
Go on over to Tuesday Morning Sketches to check out the beautiful creations of the other designers.
Saturday, April 9, 2022
The papers and sentiment are all from Stampin' Up!, some current, some retired. I stamped a Tim Holtz globe onto the vellum map paper with Balmy Blue ink, and backed this portion with white card stock because it did not show well against the blue marble background. The blue background reminds me of clouds in the sky perfect for a fun day of travel.
The design is the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
I am so excited to have been selected for the design team at Tuesday Morning Sketches.
I have been playing with their sketches for several years. Debbie's sketch and card are great examples of the inspiration they provide. Starting with a sketch is a great jumping off point to create a card.\
Here is Debbie's sketch for challenge #651