Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day

Thank you, to all that have served and to all that do serve.  Happy Memorial Day.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Another Design Challenge Card!

I posted a little too quickly today!  My friend Regina made a card for this month's challenge - check it out!  She did an amazing job.  I love the way she used the colors on this card; simple, yet elegant!  The stamped image is very cute with the cut out and popped up umbrella piece.  I love the addition of the bling too - looks just like rain drops.  Love your card, Regina!  Thanks so much for joining us!

Ich gab wenig zu schnell heute bekannt! Mein Freund Regina, die eine Karte für die Herausforderung dieses Monats gemacht wird - überprüfen Sie sie heraus! Sie erledigte eine erstaunliche Arbeit. Ich liebe die Weise, die sie die Farben auf dieser Karte verwendete; einfach, dennoch elegant! Das gestempelte Bild ist mit dem herausgeschnittenen und geknallten oben Regenschirmstück sehr nett. Ich liebe die Einführung von - Aussehung gerade wie Regentropfen auch bling. Lieben Sie Ihre Karte, Regina! Dank soviel für die Verbindung wir!

To see more of Regina's wonderful creations, please check out her blog here.
Thanks for looking!

May Design Cards

Happy Memorial Day Weekend, Everyone!

Just a quick post today with our challenge cards.

Here's the challenge:  Use the colors provided and make a center step card.

First up is Michelle's card - isn't it bright, fun, and awesome?  I love her use of colors - that DSP is adorable!  And, I love the way she framed out the center image using both fancy shapes and ovals.  The flowers, bling, and ribbon give it that extra special touch too.  And, aren't the sentiments across the bottom clever?  I love these banner framed sentiments - they are just perfect for this card!
Love it, Michelle!

Next is my card.  This was a challenge for me since I'd never attempted a center step card.  I didn't realize it was going to be more square.  But, I like it and will attempt more in the future.
I knew I wanted to do some kind of sea scene using my new whale die.  The colored DSP made it easier for me since I didn't stamp anything but the whale's spout!  The pendents across the top helped me fill in a lot of empty space, but I like how it turned out.  With the punch, it is quick and easy.  I believe the stars and fish are also on the whale die - so cute!

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

New Technique

I learned a new technique, thanks to my fellow SULD Stampin Sister Gaylyn P (thanks Gaylyn!).  You use reinkers and a straw - very cool!  It takes some practice, but I love that each time you do it, you get a unique image.

After seeing her demo this technique, I thought about what I wanted to do.  The first thing that came to mind was a sea/sun scene.  I'm not sure anyone else will get this, but it made sense to me at the time! LOL
After this, I thought about how the ink lines look like jellyfish tentacles.  It is almost eerie, but I love it!  I also incorporated another technique I saw demoed by fellow SULD Stamper  Kathy K!  Kathy showed us how to make faux metal images using Versamark and embossing powder.  I didn't stamp anything, but loved the thick look and wanted to use it on my jellyfish body.  I used my frosted Versamark and clear embossing powder - It has a very cool shimmery effect.  Not sure it comes through on this picture though.

When I first saw Gaylyn demo this technique, I though that her image looked so much like modern art that I love.  So, I wanted to create a piece that reminds me of some favorite pieces I've seen in bold basic colors.  I love the simplicity of this one!

I decided to try it again and place it on crisp, sharp lined pieces to contrast the non-conforming lines of the ink.  I like how this one turned out too.
Anyway, it is a very cool and fun technique that is full of possibilities!  Hope you try it too!
Have a great day and thanks for looking!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

May Challenge

Hi Everyone!  Michelle is challenging us this month to try a Center Step Card.  Please join us and happy stamping!