Thursday, June 29, 2017

Baseball Scottie and Tipsy Mouse at Muddy Boots Vineyards

Hi, everyone!! I have some exciting news today! I am honored to be joining Digital Delights by Louby Loo as a guest designer. They have such fabulous images, it was hard to pick just one.

My first card uses the Baseball Scottie digital image. My nephew plays on a Little League team so I used Baseball Scottie colored up in his team colors for his 4th birthday card.


I meant to color the three boys differently to represent other players on the team, but I forgot about this halfway through. The boy in the front is sized slightly larger than the others, fussy cut with scissors and popped up with a mini action spring wobble.

You can see the mini action spring wobble in action here.


The images are colored with Copics and the sentiment on the front is computer generated.


My second card uses Tipsy Mouse for my sister's birthday that was just a few days ago. She lives on a farm and they recently planted grapes in hope of making wine one day. During their "grape planting party" they nicknamed their place "Muddy Boots Vineyards" so when I saw Tipsy Mouse, I knew this would be the perfect image to use for her card.


Using my Mama Elephant Calli Letters stamp set, I personalized the inside sentiment. To make sure everything was centered, I first stamped the words on scrap paper and used a light box for the final stamping.


I created the background with distress inks on watercolor cardstock using the smooshing technique. The image is colored with Copics and then die cut with my deckled rectangle dies. The framing layer is colored with Copics to match the wine. The image panel is popped up with foam tape.


I didn't want the sentiment to take away from the image focal point, so I added a thin strip towards the bottom and a layered word die, both heat embossed in liquid platinum. A matching bow in satin checkerboard ribbon also adds another feminine touch.


It's hard to see in the photos, but the background is also spritzed with Sparkle Clear Shimmer Mist. It really shimmers in person.


Well, I really enjoyed being a guest designer this month for Digital Delights by Louby Loo. Thanks for stopping by!!

Challenges Entered:

Cute as a Button #35: For the Boys (Baseball Card)
Cutie Pie Challenge #112: All Creatures Great and Small (Mouse Card)
SSS Wednesday Challenge #40: Anything Goes

Supplies:

You can find links to the supplies I used on this project below; click on the photo to be taken directly to that product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I truly appreciate your support.


Baseball Scottie Card:


Tipsy Mouse Card:

Friday, June 23, 2017

Dino-Mite Birthday

Hi, everyone! Today is Fabby Friday over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and my card features the boyish Dino-Mite digital stamp. This was a birthday card that I made for my son's Pre-K friend.


After coloring the image with Copics, I blended crushed olive distress along the edges before mounting it to an old olive card base.


The inside sentiment is also stamped in old olive dye ink and cut with my stitched rectangle dies. A strip of coordinating striped cardstock compliments the colors on the card front.


If you need more inspiration before you get crafty this weekend, feel free to check out the other projects created by the design team on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog. Thanks for stopping by!!

Challenges:


Supplies:

You can find links to the supplies I used on this project below; click on the photo to be taken directly to that product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I truly appreciate your support.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Tiddly Inks Challenge: Make it Rectangle

Hello! Today we are kicking off a new monthly challenge over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog.

Make It Rectangle

So think rectangle cards and project bases... My card features an image from the Everyday Whimsy coloring book.


These coloring pages are available in a PDF file so you can resize individual pages to print card toppers. They are so detailed and fun to color that you don't need too many embellishments.


I colored the image with Copics and added clear Wink of Stella to the bluebirds. To finish off the card, I colored white seam binding with coordinating Copics and tied a bow.



I added a sentiment on the inside instead of on the front.


Now it's your turn! Link up your rectangle projects for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the Tiddly Inks shop. If you need more design team inspiration, you can also see what my teammates have been up to this week. They really got into this one!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges:


Supplies:

You can find links to the supplies I used on this project below; click on the photo to be taken directly to that product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I truly appreciate your support.