Saturday, June 30, 2018

Snail Mail -Several Challenges

Hey Friends, I was inspired by several challenges this week. I guess it started with the Color Throwdown Challenge 499 and the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 31. Since the Color Throw down had green in it, I thought of leaves and flowers and that was the theme of the Lawn Fawn challenge. 

So I got out my Gleeful Garden set and colored up my images with Copics, while matching the coloring to the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid "Chill" blue paper. 
The green paper is of unknown origin, something I received in a SSS Easter kit one year. 

Following the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches 343 I built my card accordingly. A white heat embossed sentiment and twine bow finish it off. This card can be used for ANY occasion. I'll just stamp an appropriate inside sentiment when the time comes to mail it.

Hope you are enjoying summer, Thanks for visiting! Kim

Also entering these challenges:

Cards4gals  Summer Sunny Days

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The Card Concept 96

Hey Friends, I have 2 cards for this challenge! I made the one down below first in an elegant and classy style with a nod to rustic. But then I ordered this Simon Says Stamp "Beautiful Flowers" set and had to use it. I declined to get the card kit subscription in June for this and then kept seeing it and loving it more and more. I guess the style of this is elegant and classy too. 
I first colored the image with Zig markers on Bristol paper. There wasn't enough contrast tho so after it was dry, I added colored pencils to parts of it and it popped much better!
I fussy cut around part of it and cut it out with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Square die. I did the same for the wood grain patterned paper. Then added a heat embossed sentiment from the same set and some sequins. 
Keep reading below please.

On this card I let the paper do the work. I used this lovely Echo Park patterned paper called Rustic Elegance with is also the style of my card. I beleive the sentiment is from an "Our daily bread" set.
I heat embossed in gold powder and cut it our with oval Spellbinder dies. The scalloped rectangle is from Pretty Pink Posh, cut in gold foil paper and layered on vellum. 
I hope you all head over to the The Card Concept blog and see with the team came up with. And please play along!
We'll be back in September!

Saturday, June 9, 2018

The Card Concept #95

Hey Friends, Time for a new Card Concept Challenge! I love the inspiration photo, I have loved fabric prints long before I knew card making was a hobby. The owls on the pillows are just the cutest!

I used a Reverse Confetti Owl stamp. I stamped on several different patterned papers and paper pieced it. On the card itself, as well as the owl, I used MME Splendid 6x6 papers along with teal card stock. I heat embossed a sentiment from the same set and added a few sequins. My card style is clean and layered.
We'd love you to come by and link up a card! There is only one more challenge after this then summer break for July and August!
Thanks for stopping by!

Other challenge links below

I used this sketch which is longer current but still inspiring!