Thursday, October 21, 2021

IB192 Who's Your Boo?

  We are back with a new challenge over @ Inspired By Card Challenges.  

This week we are playing with Halloween, Trick or Treating, Ghosts, Vampires, Witches, mummies, witches, bats, pumpkins, "Boo" sentiment, "Trick or Treat sentiment", Christmas, animals, holidays.


Boo, Boo Halloween Card


I was inspired by the colors, windows, ghosts, "Boo", spiders, pumpkins, just about everything!




And here is IB192C


And here is the sketch for this week!


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Thursday, October 14, 2021

IB191 I'd Fall for You


             We are back with a new challenge over @ Inspired By Card Challenges.  

This week we are playing with Fall themes, bears, colors, leaves, and Christmas! 


Hello card

I was inspired by the colors, fall theme, bear, layers of color, and leaves.



Congrats card


And here is IB191C


And here is the sketch for this week!




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Thursday, October 7, 2021

IB190 Pumpkins Rock

We are back with a new challenge over @ Inspired By Card Challenges.  

This week we are playing with Fall themes, pumpkins, color, and Christmas! 


I was inspired by the colors, fall theme, pumpkins, and the rocks.

Grateful it's pumpkin spice season card


 I loved inking up this stamp set from SSS Pumpkin Spice Season and coloring it with colors inspired by the bottom rock in the photo.



And here is the IB189C


And here is the sketch for this week!

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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Inspired By...All the Peels

We are back with a new challenge over @ Inspired By Card Challenges. This week we are inviting some friends to play with us, and I invited the incredibly talented Donna Mikasa to play and you HAVE to check her card out!  We hope you'll invite a friend to play along with you this week!

 This week we are playing with Fall themes, apples, baskets/containers, colors, patterns and Christmas!



I was inspired by the apples, container, and fall theme.

Just For You Card




To create the apple basket, I die cut several The Greetery shiplap boards and then ink blended Distress Oxide weathered wood to create the color for the container.  The apples were stamped using an oldie but goodie stamp set from Papertrey Ink and hen clear embossed to bring out the shiny goodness of the apples! And to create my bow, I stamped the Simon Says Stamp Mini Plaid with Distress Oxide Faded Jeans ink, then die cut it with a bow from Ink to Paper Birthday Bouquet dies.




And here is the Christmas IB189C photo.


And the fun sketch this week!


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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Hello There

We are back with a new challenge over @ Inspired By Card Challenges.  This week we are playing with Fall themes, leaves, color, patterns and Christmas!



I was inspired by the colors, leaves, patterns on the leaves, pops of fall colors against white, and the fall theme.


Just Saying Hello card

The leaves are shimmery from being heat-embossed with clear powder.  They are really fun to look at against the white Shiplap background.


It's a little harder to tell in the photos, but the yellow leaf is shiny also.


To create the leaves:

*Die-cut various leaves from white card stock
*Ink blend the leaves with PTI Fresh Snow, then ink blend a fall color onto the leaves
 (I do this step to soften the shade of the ink, and give it a very smooth appearance, you CAN skip the white ink blending)
*Heat emboss the leaves with clear embossing powder.
*Using a toothpick and white acrylic paint, create designs on the leaves.
*As the leaves are drying, die-cut two wheat stems from The Greetery Botanicuts Wheat, ink blend the stems the same color as your leaves, adhere to back of leaf.  (if your leaf comes with a stem, you could cut it off if you like the look of thinner stems)



Hello There card

The sentiment on this card is stamped onto vellum before heat-embossing and adhering it to The Greetery Crimped Circle die. I blended a darker brown on the outer edge of the leaf, then a lighter brown on the inside before heat-embossing with clear powder.  I ink-blended the bow from PTI and heat-embossed it before adhering it to the leaf.


And here is the IB188C

And here is the sketch for this week!


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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Hello, Beautiful!

 We are back with a new challenge over @ Inspired By Card Challenges.  This week we are playing with Fall themes, leaves, flowers, wreaths, color, and Christmas!


Hello, Beautiful card

I was inspired by the colors, flowers/leaves, and the "Hello..." sentiment



And here is the IB187C photo

And here is the sketch for this week!


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Thursday, September 9, 2021

IB186 Inspired By Back to School


We are back with a new challenge over @ Inspired By Card Challenges.  This week we are playing with Back to School themes, and color.  We decided on this fun classroom design because it incorporates ART, COLOR, the classroom, books, shelving/frame, a striped rug, and a pom-pom ball trim.  So many ideas!  We thought, if you don't have a reason for a "back to school" card, you may have a reason for an Art card, book card, rainbow card, stripes/color card, etc.


For my first card, I was inspired by the theme.  I chose to make a crayon-inspired card with all those happy colors to share with a co-worker.

Happy Hello card

For my next card, I was inspired by the rainbow of bright colors and that striped rug.  I die cut a stencil and color-blended the background before masking and color-blending the scallops.

Happy Hello card

I was also inspired to create some much-needed notecards, inspired by the fun colors against the striped rug and the ball trim.







There's also the Christmas inspiration this week, and I may still find time to create with it for my much-needed Christmas stash, I just haven't YET...wink.  I know there is amazing inspiration from the team using it.


And here is the sketch this week!

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IB192 Who's Your Boo?

    We are back with a new challenge over @  Inspired By  Card Challenges.   This week we are playing with Halloween, Trick or Treating, Gho...