Thursday, August 16, 2012

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #78, Stamping and Hand Stitching

I must preface this post and say that I felt guilty after posting my previous card on the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday link up, because I felt like hand stitching the felt and buttons on the card were not enough. Here goes card number two for the MIM, stamping and hand stitching:) 
I am also entering this card in Moxie Fab World Minty Fresh Challenge.

Here is my Mega Gracious Vases Die Cut from Papertrey Ink. I was inspired by those really cool modern vases that have beading on them. Just backstitched with crochet thread.

Used my Tim Holtz ruler to space the stitching here. In hind sight, every other space would be great! :)


OK, I feel better now! Much more hand stitching on this card. Love this Papertrey Ink card stock, it is so thick and the colors are beautiful!



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Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine Color Suite Challenge

I LOVE Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine, and joined in the Color Suite Challenge for August. Get your stuff and make a layout/card with the neutrals white and gray, and colors periwinkle, aqua, and bright green. TFL!  All stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink.


 Such a pretty inspiration board at Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Moxie Fab World Challenge, and CAS-ual Friday Card

Here is my entry in the Moxie-Fab World Mint Green Challenge, and also for the CAS-ual Friday square card challenge. I put the white card stock in position on the Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist card stock and ran them through my Big Shot together. This way the embossed pattern continues onto the top layer and it looks like I trimmed down the white card stock. They are separated by 3D Foam squares. TFL!





This is my inspiration for the Moxie Fab Minty Fresh Challenge. Love the texture and rounded corners!




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CAS-ual Friday Challenge #65

                      CAS-ual Friday Challenge is to create a clean and simple square card.






Here is the inside. The scripture quote is to encourage my daughter on her new journey, and I made the card as a surprise in her luggage to let her know how much I love her! :)


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Friday, August 10, 2012

Clean and Simple Card for Hero Arts Blog Contest

All Stamps Hero Arts. Used my Doodlebug twine in bumblebee to wrap a chipboard hexagon, for more texture. Thanks for looking:)





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Monday, August 6, 2012

CASE study challenge and Simon Says Stamp Challenge

I am entering this card in the Case Study Challenge Blog #102, your signature style challenge. Since I have an Arts Degree in Interior Design, I am like a lot of designers who enjoy neutrals. Neutrals are livable, and I like to add pops of color that I can change out. So this is how I noticed that my favorite cards are neutral, with pops of color. I like to use small areas of pattern with lots of different textures. If you are not snoring yet:) this card is also going in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog Kristina Werner challenge, inspired by her cat Mannie. LOVE him, and the cute way he meows when she makes a video.  :)
 

Supplies: All stamps= Hero Arts
               PP= Basic Grey(Konnichiwa)
               Embossing folder= Spellbinders
               Twill= repurposed from package and dyed with worn lipstick Distress Stain
              Dies= Hero Arts Stamp and Die Cut(co- branded with Sizzix) and Cricut for leaf branch
              Ink= Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, and Ranger Distress inks and Perfect Pearls
              Spray= Tattered Angels Chalkboard in Inch Worm, and my own concoction of  white paint thinned down with water for spraying

Thank you and God Bless
Leigh Ann
             



Thursday, August 2, 2012

MY First CAS-ual Friday Blog Challenge Post

This CAS-ual Fridays challenge was to use lime, aqua, and navy in a CAS card. (That's clean and simple) I was inspired by Debbie Hughes floral card, and wanted to try out my new Papertrey Ink July release stamps.

Supplies used: Card Stock=Papertrey Ink Kraft, and American Crafts Navy,
                       Stamps= Papertrey Ink Mega Gracious Vases, and  Life is Sweet(floral)
                       Dies= Papertrey Ink Life is Sweet
                       Ink=CTMH white pigment, CTMH citrus leaf, CTMH breeze, Versamagic nightsky and turquoise, and Memento Tuxedo Black
                       Embossing Powder= Recollections snow white
                       Twine= Doodlebug
                       button from stash

God Bless,
Leigh Ann