Thursday, July 20, 2017

Seize the Birthday - Splatters

Hello and happy Thursday friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this week we have the "Toppings" option of using splatters on your birthday project.
For my card I used a piece of watercolor paper sponged with SU Night of Navy and Rich Razzleberry.  They are both lighter when watercoloring with them.  I splatter thinned white paint with a toothbrush for the spots.  This is actually a left over piece from a project I was doing for our Vacation Bible School at church, which is Galatic Starveyors.  So I had followed some tutorials and made it look like the glaxay.    The top white piece is done with MFT Stitched Scallop Basic Edges die and the bottom is done with MFT Stitched Strip die.  The flower is made using MFT Stitched Flowers and SU Marina Mist and white CS.  The leaves are MFT Simple Leaf Flourish cut from the same Recollections CS as the mat.  I snipped it and rearranged it a little.  I used a glitter enamel dot in the center of the flower.

I used MFT Sketch Challenge 342 for my layout so I am linking my card there.
Sketch Challenge 342 #mftstamps

I hope you will check out all the fabulous creations by the designers over at Seize the Birthday and join us for this fun challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping, 
JoAnn

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Happiest of Birthdays to You

Good Morning friends.  I have a birthday card for a special friend that I am sharing today.
I was inspired by several different cards on Pinterest, so I combined elements from each one and this is what I came up with.   I used my new Sue Wilson Maggie die by Creative Expressions for the center element and mounted it with foam tape.  The bow is another Sue Wilson die-Classic 3D Itty Bitty Bow.  The sentiment is from SU Birthday Blooms stamped in Smokey Slate ink.  The bottom border is cut with a Spellbinder's die -A2 Scalloped Borders One.  I embossed the large white panel with Cuttlebug Geometric Rings EF and added pearls where the rings join.  The lt. blue CS is from a Recollections pack.  The card is 5-1/4" square and will be hand delivered.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I really appreciate it when you take time to leave me a comment.
I hope you have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Friday, July 7, 2017

Anniversary Wishes

I have another anniversary card to share today.  I think the card is much prettier IRL.
I used DSP from an older SU 6x6 pad Sending Love.  The sentiment is from Verve's Love Story (retired).  The hearts are cut with Verve"s Heart Quartet die.  The little doily is MFT Mini Delicate Doilies and the banners are cut with MFT Pierced Fishtail Flags and Fishtail Flags Layers.  I added some tiny red enamel dots to the sentiment panel and mounted it with foam tape.  I also added a larger enamel dot to the center of the white heart.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Seize the Birthday - Red, White & Your Choice

Hello Friends and Happy Thursday.  I hope you have had a wonderful 4th of July week.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this week we have the toppings option of "Red, White, and You - your choice of a third color."
For my card I went with red, white and blue.  I used MFT Party Balloons, MFT Electric Red ink and SU Brilliant Blue ink, stamped off once before stamping the happy birthday balloon.  The red and red & white striped balloons look like pattern paper but they are stamped.  The balloon strings and bows are also stamped, but I drew them longer with my black pen.  The ribbon is some older SU ribbon.  The sentiment is from MFT Make a Wish set.  I used the largest MFT Pierced Oval die to die cut it and then fussy cut the ends.  I embossed the white panel with SU Decorative Dots EF.

Be sure to check out all the fabulous creations by the designers over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will be inspired to join us.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, July 3, 2017

Another Anniversary Card

Surprise, I have another anniversary card to share.  I still have a couple more to make for July.
This one goes to some dear friends at church.  I used some new paper from SU Color Theory DSP 6x6 stack.  The white flourish frame is a new die by Gina Marie Designs that I got at StampFest this past weekend.  The flowers are Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisies stamped in SU Smokey Slate ink and die cut with the matching daisy die.  I shaped the flowers and sponged a little lt. blue ink and SU Midnight Muse ink on the petals.  I added blue glitter enamel dots to the centers.  The leaves are cut with SU Little Leaves Sizzlet die.  The sentiment is from Verve's Love Story and the stamped flourish is from Festive Frames by Inspired by Stamping.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, June 29, 2017

July 4th Anniversary Card

Hello Friends.  Today I am sharing another anniversary card for a couple at church whose anniversary is on July 4th.  I also have several more July anniversary cards to make.

I used SU Riding Hood Red CS and DSP from Recollections Home Basics 6x6 pad.  I fussy cut the banner shape and matted it on white CS.  The large white panel is embossed with Cuttlebug Cross My Heart EF.  The flower is made with MFT Upsy Daisy Die-namics.  The sentiment is from Verve's Love Story set (sorry, it has been discontinued) and is cut with MFT Pierced Circle die, and matted with Circle Stax 2 dies.  I added blue enamel dots and a large red enamel dot to the flower center.

I am sharing my card at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes

Hello friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time it is "Anything Goes" as long as it is for a birthday.

This card will be going to my great-grandson who has a birthday soon.
I used this cute MFT Space Explorer set and the matching dies and colored them with Promarkers and Copics.  I made the background with Ranger Distress Watercolor Card and SU Night of Navy ink.  I wet the paper and added water to the ink on a clear block and then painted the background.  I let it dry and went over it a second time. for variation.  I then added some thinned white paint splatters and a few dots with my white gel pen.  The mat is MFT Electric Red CS.  I did parts of the sentiment on the computer - "Hope Your" and "Is Out of This", and then stamped Birthday from MFT Adorable Elephants and World from the Space Explorer set.  I lightly inked around the edges with Electric Red to make them stand out a little better.  Birthday, World, the rocket and the cute Space Explorer are all mounted with foam tape.  I used a piece of white hemp cord to connect the rocket to the Space Explorer.

Now check out all the fabulous cards by the designers over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will be inspired to play along with us.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn