Monday, May 22, 2017

Floral Profusion Challenge

Good Morning and Happy Monday.  Our Challenge this time at Crafty Cardmakers is Floral Profusion.  We would like to see lots and lots of flowers.  

This is what I came up with for this Challenge:
I used Art Impressions Watercolor stamps and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.  The die is Gina Marie Designs.  A cas card, but I am happy with the way it turned out.

Our Design Team has some wonderful cards to share with you.  I hope that you will join us for this fun and happy challenge.  Flowers always bring a smile, don't they?

Have a wonderful week!
:) Pam

Monday, May 8, 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge - Add a Sentiment

Happy Monday!  I am hosting the challenge this time at Crafty Cardmakers - Add a Sentiment. I have been collecting quotes and sayings for years.  As challenges do, this one opened my eyes to the fact that even though I am a lover of quotes and sentiments, I have never used them as the main focus of my cards.  That is about to change!  Below is my interpretation of this challenge.

The background was created with an embossing folder and distress inks.  I used vellum on the top and heat embossed the sentiment.  This lovely sentiment is from Unity Stamps.  On the first version of this card, I added a pretty bow at the top.  I just didn't like it.  When I removed the bow, there was a spot where the adhesive held the bow.  I tried to salvage it to no avail, had to start over.   It took at least 7 more tries to get one that I could use.  I was about out of vellum and was going to use card stock, but "sheer" determination kicked in and yes, that is a pun, 😊 I finally got one that would work.  

I do like the final look and plan on using this technique for future cards.  Hopefully, I won't have to buy a case of vellum!

Anyway, I am looking forward to seeing your cards for this challenge.

Have a beautiful week.
:) Pam