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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

FLORAL GREETINGS

It's spring, and the flowers will soon be blooming.  I loved the "Keep Dreaming" stamp set in the new CTMH Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog, and the challenges I found were perfect for it!  I used a sketch from CASE this Sketch, the floral image from Inspired by All the Little Things, and the Coming Up Roses theme over at Heart2Heart.
 
I used the papers from the Little Dreamer pack and stamped the floral images directly to the paper, then cut and pieced them together.  The background foliage was stamped directly on the card front and the cut-out flowers were arranged on top of them.  The green background leaves were actually watercolored using the ink pad!  I added some clear shimmer brush to the roses and the background pink flowers.  I inked the edges of the layer on the large flower in the center, and added bitty sparkles to the center.
I used Blossom, Sweet Leaf, Thistle and Black inks.  All products are from Close to My Heart.  You can find them on my CTMH website. 

This card is one of the projects we will make in my June Stamp Club Classes.  Watch here for more details, or send me an email at scrappingailaz@gmail.com if you are interested.

Be sure to pop over to the blogs mentioned above to see other great creations!  

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

A Birthday that is a LLAMA FUN!

I can't believe that it has been a month since I last posted - and it was a Mojo Monday challenge back then!  This is the latest sketch from one of my favorite challenge blogs.  I wanted to showcase the bold papers in the new "Prickly Pear" paper pack from Close to My Heart, and all of the block sections on this sketch made that possible.


I was inspired by a card created by fellow CTMH consultant Claudia McDaniel.  She had used multiple rows of fringed paper with this little llama.  I pulled out my Martha Stewart fringe scissors to create that feature on this card.



  This cute llama is found on the "Prickly Pear - Cardmaking" stamp set that has a coordinating set of dies.  I colored him with the ShinHanTouch Twin Markers.  In addition, I added a few of the Prickly Pear Sequins and a strip of the new Blue Burlap Ribbon.

Here's the complete list of what I used on this card (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper:
Prickly Pear Paper Packet (X7721B)
Poppy cardstock (X5779)
White Daisy cardstock (1385)
Stamps:
Prickly Pear - Cardmaking (C1682, stamp set only, Z3332, bundled with dies)
Inks:
Black (Z2805)
Peacock (Z2849)
Poppy (Z2852)
ShinHan Touch Twin Markers - Barely Beige (Z2445), Pastel Peach (Z2460), Golden Yellow (Z2452), Carmine (Z2448), Leaf Green (Z2454), Turquoise Blue (Z2465), Peacock Green (Z2461), and Black (Z2446)
Accessories:
Prickly Pear Sequins (Z3324)
Blue Burlap Ribbon (Z3325)
Miscellaneous:
Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060)
Martha Stewart Fringe Scissors

Be sure to check out the other cards created with this sketch over at the Mojo Monday challenge blog.  I also am entering this in the Anything Goes challenge over at the Seize the Birthday Challenge Blog.  Pop over there as well to get ideas for birthday projects!


If you are interested in any of the products used on this card, you can head over to my CTMH Shopping Website to see them all.

Thanks for stopping by!