Monday, April 14, 2014

Pickled Potpourri Stained Glass Cross



As we think toward Easter, we think about the cross and the sacrifice Christ made for us.  This digital image from Pickled Potpourri called Stained Glass Cross makes a colorful Easter greeting.  I've colored the image with Copic markers and die cut it with Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8.  It doesn't show in the photograph, but I added a clear Wink of Stella pen to the cross to make it shiny.


Supplies:
Stained Glass Cross digital image by Pickled Potpourri
Copic X Press-it Blending card
Blue cardstock
white cardstock
Various colors of Copic markers
yellow ribbon
Wink of Stella pen - clear

Challenges:
Dream Valley Challenges - Easter
That Craft Place - Anything Goes/Easter
A Gem of a Challenge - Spring is in the Air
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Path of Positivity - Peace

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Red Rubber Inspirational #115 - Masculine Birthday



Today it is Masculine Birthday cards at the Red Rubber Inspirational challenge blog.  Lynda leads us in this week's challenge.  My first card uses the Eyes to See and Masterpiece rubber stamp sets.  I've stamped some of the images as background on Kraft cardstock. The focal image is stamped on cream cardstock and colored with Copic makers.  Twill ribbon and brads are added for accent.

Supplies:
Eyes to See rubber stamp set by Red Rubber Desigins
Masterpiece rubber stamp set by Red Rubber Designs
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
Palette Burnt Umber ink pad
Kraft cardstock
Brown cardstock
Cream cardstock
Copic markers:  E21, E23, E27, YG95, YG97, G46,, BG000, BG11, Y38
Brown Twill ribbon
brown brads 

My second card uses Hey Life and Always Be Fabulous stamp sets.  I used a Cuttlebug Embossing folder to impress the white cardstock before cutting a circle for the golf ball.  

Supplies:
Hey Life rubber stamp set by Red Rubber Desgins
Always Be Fabulous ("happy birthday" sentiment) by Red Rubber Designs
Hip Hop cardstock
Blue cardstock
white cardstock
Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Green mini brads
Blue and Green Scrappers Floss

Challenges:
Flat Friends Challenge - Include a sentiment
Simply Steampunk - Create your own background 
The Crafting Side - One for the Boys 
The Eastwind Challenge - Use a Sentiment 
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes (no digi) 
 
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Monday, April 7, 2014

Pickled Potpourri Flopsy Bunny



This cute image from Pickled Potpourri called Flopsy Bunny greets you today with a spring thinking of you card.  Using a Sizzix Embossing folder I made a brick wall for the bunny to climb over.  Another folder made the grass and flower border, using a Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix folder.  The sky background was made with a cloud template, sponge and Palette Reflection Blue inkpad.  The image is colored with Copic markers (N0, N1, R56, R59, YR27, YG95, YG97, RV11).  The cardstock is from PaperTrey Ink.

Challenge:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes with optional sights, smells, sounds of Spring
Dream Valley Challenges - Easter
Red Carpet Studios - Easter inspired project
Robyn's Fetish - Easter
Storyteller - Easter, Spring
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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Red Rubber Inspirational #114 - Spring



Kendra has chosen Spring for the Red Rubber Inspirational #114 this week.  My card features the stamp set, Singing Praises, from Red Rubber Designs. The pastel colors sing spring to me, and I like the scripture saying on this stamp set.

You can create a Spring card and enter the challenge here.

Supplies:
Singing Praises by Red Rubber Designs
Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
Cuttlebug music embossing folder
Cloud template and sponge
Reflection Blue Palette ink pad
Copic markers:  R85, B02, B04, B05, B01, E35, E37, YG95, YG97, Y38

Challenges:
Crafting for All Seasons - Dies and Punches
Creative Moments - Anything with Wings
Handmade Harbor - Spring/Easter

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Grand Botanical by Pickled Potpourri


Today I'm showing a card I made with a digital image from Pickled Potpourri.  It is called Grand Botanical.  Since it is digital, it can be sized however one wishes.  I wanted the flower to be prominent on the card, so I made it large. Be sure to visit the Pickled Potpourri site and see the variety of digital images available.  Thanks for visiting my blog.


Supplies:
Grand Botanical by Pickled Potpourri
Elegant Holiday Greetings by Pickled Potpourri
Misc. printed cardstock
Bazzill Buttercup cardstock
cream cardstock
Copic markers - Y32, Y35, Y35, YR14, YR24, YR27, E19, E29, E39, YG93, YG95, YG97

Challenges:
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Add Some Flowers
MarkerPOP Challenge - Spring

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Red Rubber Inspirational #113 - Very Vintage



Mary Anne is leading the Red Rubber Inspirational #113 this week with a theme of Very Vintage.  I don't do a lot of vintage style cards, but I thought this Yester Years cling stamp from Red Rubber designs is certainly an old image.  It reminds me of by-gone years when the stagecoach would stop at the inn for travelers to board or deboard.  We have such an inn in central Texas which was an actual stagecoach inn.  It is currently a restaurant and hotel.  Inside they have vintage photographs of when the stagecoach stopped there.

Supplies:
Yester Years Cling Rubber stamp from Red Rubber Designs
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
Kraft cardstock
Cream cardstock
Copic markers: E31, E35, E37, E17, E19, E27, E29, YG93, YG95, YG97, T0, T2, T3, T5

Challenges:
Red Rubber Inspirationals - Very Vintage
The Male Room - Vintage
Mod Squad Challenge - Red and Brown
Stampotique Designers - Vintage


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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Texana Designs Texas Wildflower card



It's that time of year again - Spring - when the Texas wildflowers bloom.  I've made a card with Beauty of Wildflowers and Bouquet by Texana Designs.  The inside sentiment called Texas-sized Birthday says, "Have a Texas-sized Birthday".  We like to drive to the Texas hill country during April to see the Bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrushes, and other wildflowers.  

Supplies:
Beauty of Wildflowers by Texana Designs
Texas-Sized Birthday by Texana Designs
Bouquet by Texana Designs
Spellbinders M-Bossabilities folder EL008
Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacey Squares
Spellbinders Labels 8
Cardstock - Bazzill red, blue
white cardstock
red ribbon
doily
Copic markers - YG93, YG97, E35, E37, B63, B66, B69, R24, R29, Y35, Y38


Challenges:
Through the Craftroom Door - Always Anything Goes


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