Saturday, April 9, 2016

Timeless Textures Hello You

I was working on a color challenge and this is a reject card.
I stamped Timeless Textures (p 29 of Occasions Mini) images
in Old Olive, Wisteria Wonder and Lost Lagoon.
I spritzed and rubbed the images with a wet paint brush,
beading up the top layer of the Whisper White card stock.

The Hello You Thinlits on p 172 were used to product
the 3-D sentiment.  I added the linen thread (p 159) to
pull the 2 portions of the top layer together.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Stamp Off: Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Yeppers, it's Friday, so it's a Stamp Off Challenge
kind of day!  Buffy, Susan and I are locked and loaded
to show you a good time and fun samples!

Today we are doing a Tic Tac Toe Challenge.
Like the game, you draw a horizontal, vertical or
diagonal line through 3 blocks and incorporate those
components into your card.  You can see the most of the
choices are accessories, which enables us to pick our own
sketch and color scheme.
You could draw several lines, showing accessories that I
used on this card.  The It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack,
on page 5 of the Occasions Mini is interesting because you
can select patterns that are distinctly party-like, or patterns
 like this one, that work for a variety of themes.
The Cotton Paper Assortment (on page 148) works perfectly with
the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies (p 26 in the Occasions).
When you stack the flowers in layers, they are puffy and pretty.
They are also very thin, so give a delicate appearance.
 I used the birthday sentiment from the Age Awareness set
on page 10 of the regular catalog.  The end is trimmed with the
Banner Triple Punch on page 165.  I added Candy Dots (p 161)
to the flower centers.
I can't wait for you to see the fun Tic Tac Toe Challenge
cards offered by Buffy and Susan!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Botanical Builder Geometric Wheels

Well, it was one of those days when bits and pieces were
scattered on my table.  I often Big Shot the inner portion of 
the flower dies from the Botanical Builder Framelit Dies (p 26)
to add to flowers.  I decided to punch around the scrap with
a circle die.  I found myself exchanging bits and pieces,
to see what I could come up with.  I felt that the scraps
were kind of masculine, and perhaps worth using.
In this example, the background layer comes from the
In-Color Envelope Paper pack on page 149.
The "happy" sentiment was created with the Hello You
Thinlits on page 173.  All in all, I felt it was a 
"good experiment". 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Timeless Textures with You've Got This, in Pink

I've made several cards with this combination of sets;
Timeless Textures (Occasions p 29) and You've Got This
(Regular Catty p 113).  I just love the way the textures
blend with this sentiment.  On this card, I added a flower
from the Botanical Builder Framelit Dies on page 26
of the Occasions mini. What a wonderful set of dies!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Botanical Builder Enjoy the Fuss

Botanical Builder Framelit Dies (p 27 of the Occasions Mini)
 rock when it comes to creating quick, 
dimensional cards.  For this project, I added the sentiment from
Big News on page 100.