Friday, August 10, 2018

Stamp Off Serene Garden Polaroid

As scheduled, this is a Stamp Off Challenge
with Buffy, Susan and myself.

This week, we are doing a Polaroid card. 
I don't often use this sketch format, so it was
a bit of a "challenge".

I love the Serene Garden stamp set on page 166,
with the coordinating Garden Scene Framelits because
it is kind of fancy doodling, with the set doing all the work.
You can add as little or as much color to the images
as you need.  The Stampin' Blends are a perfect tool to
use with Serene Garden.

The sentiment comes from Varied Vases, which makes
it easy to line up on your card.  The card base was run
through the Pinewood Planks Textured Impressions
Embossing Folder (page 223)

Now it's time for you to check out the challenge projects
offered by Susan and Buffy.  They are brilliant artists
and wonderful friends!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Timeless Chase Dreams with Dandelion Wishes

I've been making a lot of get well cards, given
joint replacements and other illnesses.  I wanted
to get out of the rut a bit and make a get well card
that looks a little different.

I started with a layer of Mango Melody (love) and stamped
it with images from Timeless Textures, to give it kind of
an updated vintage look.  I then ran it through my 
Subtle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
(even more LOVE) to rough it up a bit more.

I added Tranquil Tide feathers, from the 
Chase Your Dreams Framelits on page 216,
that were also run through the Subtle folder.

 The sentiment from Dandelion Wishes in
Poppy Parade (cut out with Stitched Shapes Thinlits),
 layered it on more Poppy Parade finished things off.  

Monday, August 6, 2018

Healing Hugs Get Well

Healing Hugs, on page 110, is an incredibly elegant
set.  It is also one that allows you to put a card together 
really quickly, and still feel good about what you've
created.   It's easy to proportion the images with
sentiment, because they are meant to fit together.

In this example, I used Balmy Blue, Pear Pizzazz
and Basic Black.  The silver sequence dresses it
up just enough to make it sparkle.