Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Card Concept 111

Hey Friends, Welcome to The Card Concept Challenge #111. I love shells and all things beachy! I did buy a new-to-me stamp and die set from Avery Elle called The Reef. 
I started with a piece of bristol card stock for distress inking of the background. I use Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo and Antique linen. After sponging I used clean water and watered down distress inks for flicking. 
I stamped the coral shapes on the background and stamped more shell shapes which were die cut out. 
With a Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped frame die I cut out 5 frames and stacked them with a piece of acetate under the top one. I put the die cut shells and some sequins inside and adhered down.  The sentiment is from the same set. 
My mind is getting ready to think about the beach again. Winter is so long in New England but warm weather will be here eventually! Come play with us and visit the blog too!
Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The Card Concept 110

Hi Friends, Ya, March is here, spring is around the corner! The Card Concept 110 has a great inspiration for you. 
I tried to go Vintage or Shabby Chic with this card. I used the colors from the pieced Shamrock in the photo for my shamrocks. Although I distress it, it wasn't enough. Just looking at it now, some splatters would have helped. I cut the shamrocks out with a die from Paper Smooches with various 6x6 papers. I machine-stitched thru the centers and added hand stitched buttons. I roughed up the edges of the panels with a Tim Holtz distress tool and added Antique Linen distress ink. 
I hope you join us this week. Stop by the blog and check out the fun!

Monday, March 4, 2019

LawnFawnatics 48

 "Puff the magic dragon, lives by the sea......." 
Are you singing it?  I am! 

I need a birthday card for a very special boy who will be 5 this week. I pulled out one of my favorite sets from Lawn Fawn, Critters Ever After, and colored up the cute Dragon.

 Boy, am I rusty with my copics! I haven't used them much in months. I am distracting you all from the bad coloring with the white gel pen dots which really add such a cute whimsical feel. I used Lawn Fawn's cloud border dies, MFT's cloud stencil and paper pieced balloons from Lawn Fawn's Party Animal set.

I gold embossed the sentiment and added teeny-tiny stars. The crown is diecut with gold foil paper, the camera caught the reflection in a strange way. 
So for the challenge at Lawn Fawnatics 48, the inspiration is Puff the Magic Dragon.
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More challenge links below.

Simon says stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes 59

Seize the Birthday 160 Make us laugh or Anything Goes (I did Anything Goes)