Saturday, May 8, 2021

Just Us Girls #583 - Trend Week

Ina is host for Trend Week at Just Us Girls and this is what she chose:

I went from making very layered cards to clean and simple ones and am now working my way back - part way. I'll never give up CAS cards but I love adding layers too.  My card is a little different in the layer department.
Although I did layer the main panel on some leftover green, most of my layers are on the wreath from The Greetery.  To get a variety of greens I used my gel plate and Rustic Wilderness Distress Ink, adding layers of ink to make it darker.  Aha!  Another way to layer. ;)  I stamped the sentiment and then embossed the panel with the Subtle folder.

The Design Team and our guest designer Jacinda would love to see your layered cards.  You can check out their cards first if you need some inspiration.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Color Hues #17

Red and orange.  That a bright and cheery color combination and one that Color Hues wants us to use on our cards.  I aim to please.

I just had to have this three layer stencil from The Greetery and only used it once so thought it was time to get it out again.  It was inked using Distress Inks: first layer Crackling Campfire, second Carved Pumpkin and the third a lighter version of the first.  No need to tell me the darkest color should be the overlap.  I just didn't plan the colors well but I loved the results so I carried on. A couple of die cut flowers layered up and a sentiment on an Altenew label die was all I needed to finish it off.


Wednesday, May 5, 2021

The Card Concept #154

The Card Concept theme is Mother's Day but since my mother is gone I made a Thinking of You card because I do think of her almost every day.

The bouquet is from Concord and 9th, colored with Altenew artist markers.  To finish off my clean and layered card I added a border made on my gel plate and a sentiment from The Ton.

Thanks for dropping by.  I love it when you do.


Tuesday, May 4, 2021

The Flower Challenge #56

What is you favorite flower?  The Design Team at The Flower Challenge wants to know.

I love all flowers but I do have a couple of favorites.   You'll see one now and the other one in the reminder post on the 15th.  Today is poppy day.

The poppies are from Altenew and colored with their artist markers.  I liked them on a dark gray background which is cut with a die from Stamplorations.   The sentiment is from The Ton.

I'd like to welcome our guest designer this month - Bozena at Artcardbox.  Please visit her blog where you'll find some wonderful creations. 

I hope you'll join us for this challenge with your favorite flowers.  Remember they need to be the focal point of your card.