The current (and almost times up) challenge over at Cards In Envy is Yellow and Black.
The cute little mouse is from Your Next Stamp (cupcake day). The background is a cover plate from MFT (abstract). I stamped birthday in most of the shapes and the shapes that it didn’t fit into I stamped a heart.
Our oldest son lives in a rural area and close to a little airport that offers hot air balloon rides (no thank you). When we visit when it is getting closer to sunset we like to sit out on his deck and watch the hot air balloons. They are so beautiful and peaceful to look at.
I used an outline sticker from Krazy Kreations adhered it to glittered cardstock (SSS) and colored it with copic markers. Sometimes the sticker doesn’t adhere very well but I add the smallest amount of glue to help it along. Then I fussy cut it out. The cloud paper was from my stash and I ran it through the cuttlebug using the birthday embossing folder (my favorite). The critters are from Your Next Stamp and the grass is a stamp from Stamps by Judith.
The paper I used is from BasicGrey called Euphoria and the ribbon is from my stash. I colored the unicorn with Copics. I am a shipper for Send A Smile 4 Kids so this tag will be going to one of the hospitals I ship to. Two of the hospitals have school programs for the kids to attend while they are receiving long term care (makes me sad), so hopefully this will brighten up one of the kids spirits when they see the happy unicorn if they use it for a book mark.
Thanks for stopping by and maybe this will inspire you to make a tag for the challenge or start donating your creations to SAS4KIDS.
Using the smallest of the paint swooshes I used various inks (MFT, Memento and Distress) inking the panel using a stamp positioner. I then used retired stamps from Stamplorations to stamp the words Make, Today, A. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Scribble Fun Two stamp set. The Cuttlebug Birthday Embossing Folder is the very first one I purchased years ago. The ribbon was a donation from one of the faithful card makers with SAS4KIDS and the sequins are from Hero Arts.
The next card is a bonus (haha). I had to use the paint splatters just for fun. I used a Wink of Stella pen to sparkle the droplets on some of the splashes.
This is my second post today — I have finally been able to catch up with making cards. With the excitement here in the Philadelphia area, and the Eagles winning their first ever Superbowl, we have been celebrating all week and unable to focus on anything else. Time to get back to normal. I created this card for Send A Smile 4 Kids and I made three more for my Grands.
The step up is a die from Stamps of Life which includes 20 dies. The stamp set I used is from Your Next Stamp, I couldn’t find the bee mine sentiment which is part of the stamp set so I wrote it in myself. Then I found it stuck to something on my desk (don’t you hate when that happens).
Words 2 Craft By has a new challenge going on “Proverbs and Blessings”. The inspirational words this month are from an Irish Proverb — A good friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have. You can create any kind of craft, I choose to make a card “You are my Lucky Penny”. I did find my inspiration on Pinterest.
Happy St. Patricks Day and thanks for stopping by.
I am joining in a new challenge (to me) over at Craftaholics R Us. This month the challenge is Love/Romance. As many of you know I am a volunteer shipper for Send A Smile 4 Kids. So most of my cards are for the very sick children. at St. Christopher’s Hospital in Philadelphia and Penn State Children’s Hospital in Hershey, PA. So here is my kid friendly card.
The hedgehogs and sentiment are from Your Next Stamp, the heart circle is Spellbinders. The grass stamp is from Stamps by Judith and papers are from my stash. I heat embossed the hedgehogs in gold just to give it a little shine for the kids.
The challenge over at Cards In Envy (CIE) is “Hip To Be Square” (if any of you are old enough, can you remember Huey Lewis and the News?).
My rose garden is blooming with the last roses and some of them are yellow. My marigolds, which only come in two colors gold and yellow, are just in their glorious stages right now. It is amazing when you plant one marigold plant in the spring and watch it for a few weeks, it looks as though it might not make it; but, as the air heats up and the afternoon rains come they grow into the most magnificent flowers. They will be rendering full colorful plants right up until Thanksgiving. Why am I rambling on about this? YELLOW. My take on the “Hip To Be Square” challenge:
I embossed the square into my cardstock using two dies together (stitched square stacks from MFT), then stamped my image (GinaK Designs Year of Flowers 2) onto a separate square, colored with copics Y02 Y06 Y08 G21 and G24. The Happy Birthday greeting is from Your Next Stamp and ribbon from Stamps of Life. Mounted it on black cardstock. Added a few black dots (to coordinate with ribbon) and called it a day.
I am a volunteer shipper for SAS4Kids and accept handmade cards from cardmakers for the kiddos at St. Christopher’s Hospital Philadelphia and Penn State Children’s Hospital Hershey. It fills my heart with so much joy when I receive all of your beautiful cards. So here is one of the cards I had the opportunity to create today, that will be going to the hospital to put a smile on those sick children’s faces.
These kid friendly stamps and dies are from Your Next Stamp, colored with copics. I didn’t have a cloud stamp or die but I did have a cloud embossing folder and just cut the clouds from that. I also don’t have any sun stamps – used a circle and sponged with some ink. Don’t have a grass die or stamp, but I do have a Martha Stewart Icicle punch that I trimmed a bit to look like grass.