Saturday, February 21, 2015

RIC#78 + FMS174 + Seize the Birthday + Simon Says Texture

One of the benefits of reorganizing my stamps and dies into a theme based system is uncovering a few old favorites that have been hiding at the back of the bins. I immediately thought of these Elizabeth Crafts candle dies when I saw the striped top in the Runway Inspired Challenge #78 photo. The sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #174 provided the perfect design and I am also linking this card to Seize the Birthday and the Wednesday Stamp Challenge at Simon Says Stamp to use texture.




A Darice embossing folder provides the diagonal lines on the red panel and the sentiment is from an older PTI set, Birthday Bash.




A little Wink of Stella provides a touch of glitter to the candle flames.





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Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

Friday, February 20, 2015

MIM #201: Cover Plate Stencils & Embossing Paste & CASology #134: Monochrome

I've been playing around with the Make It Monday #201: Cover Plate Stencils & Embossing Paste on and off this week and finally have a card to share. You can check out Laurie Willison's video tutorial here.

The Twist Cover Plate is used to make a stencil and the Viva Pearl Modeling Creme is spread over the panel, starting in the bottom right corner.




A few Turning a New Leaf dies are layered over the embossed corner and a sentiment tag tied to them with Baker's twine.




This card is also being entered in the CASology Week 134: Monochrome challenge.




ETA I am also linking this card to the Wednesday Stamp Challenge at Simon Says Stamp to use texture.

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Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Muse #104 + Papertrey Ink 8th Anniversary Day 8

Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope you are doing something special with loved ones today. We are repeating our steak & lobster family dinner. The first time I bought lobster for Valentine's Day I wasn't sure if the kids would like it and was sort of looking forward to leftover lobster for lunch the next day. My dear son inhaled his whole tail, took his plate and headed to the kitchen looking for more. He has since learned to take his time and savour each little piece drenched in garlic butter.

Before I start cooking, I thought I'd better quickly post these two cards as the deadlines are rapidly approaching. This first one is for another Papertrey Ink 8th Anniversary challenge Day 8: Blue Ombre Challenge.

8th-Anniversary-Logo



This second card is inspired by Michele Ferguson's card for Muse Challenge #104.



I added a little color to my embossing paste and used a stencil to apply it to the panel. The neutral palette, chevron's and "hello" sentiment are all elements from Michele's card.




Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie