Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Happy Little Stampers July Sketch Challenge

Hello and Happy July! This is my first post as a new designer for the Happy Little Stampers sketch challenge.
You can find all the details about the challenge HERE.
Here's the sketch

I started by die cutting the scalloped panel from MFT's Blueprints #20 and the working panel with Blueprints #1. This is just about my favorite combination for cards. I still get a CAS style but with added depth and interest.
The working panel of my card was embossed using PTI's Cross Stitch Cover Plate to give my card texture. The tree trunk was stamped using Simon Says Stamp "Giving Thanks" and the circles were stamped in bright fun colors using dots from PTI's Day Dreamer and Petite Pots. The sentiment is from PTI's Flower Favorites.

Be sure to stop by the Happy Little Stampers Challenge Blog to see the design team's fabulous cards and join in on the fun!
Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

Adding Color To Cover Plates
MIM #216

Laura's got a great video on adding color to cover plates for this weeks PTI MIM.

I used the cover plate from Garden Gild kit and used copics to color and add a little shading in the center of the flowers for depth. Some sequins to finish it off.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings~ Birgit

Monday, June 29, 2015

You're The Coolest!

I needed to make a card for one of the coaches at my local Curves gym and used Nance's sketch from The Paper Players.

I used MFT's Penguin's in Paradise to create this fun and whimsical card.
The front panel is cut using MFT's Blueprints #13 and the circle is from Spellbinders. The swirly leaves are cut from vellum using MFT's Leaf Filled Flourish. I also used the Waves Die-namics and Stitched Fishtail Stax for the sentiment which was heat embossed in black. I added some Wink of Stella to the little cocktail drink and clear blue sequins finish it off.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Monday Challenge
Simon Wednesday Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Challenge

Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Special Delivery

Just popping in to make a quick post for the card I made using the colors from Color Throwdown

I started by cutting my working panel using MFT's Blueprints #1. I stamped the sun rays from PTI's Hello Sunshine to the top portion of the panel and added waves from MFT's Die-namic Waves. I added MFT's Die-namic Sailboat, omitting one sail to make room for little Ellie from WPlus9's Unforgettable set. The sentiment is from PTI's Bundle of Love set and the little footprints are from an unknown company that I picked up in the craft store a long time ago.
I'm also adding this card into the Word Art Wednesday Challenge
V's Sweet Ideas
WPlus9 Throwback Thursday

Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

Thursday, June 25, 2015

PTI's June Blog Hop

Nichole's got a fabulous inspiration photo for this months blog hop!

Aorable? Yes!
I want to know if they're made of paper or fabric and can actually be worn.
They're just too sweet!

Here's my take on this month's blog hop challenge.

I started with a strip of striped paper going down the edge of the card panel which was dry embossed using the Center Style Feminine Die. The scalloped border is cut using the Heart Border Die and adhered just so the tops of the hearts show, like a scalloped edge. I stamped some flower buds from Just Rite's Wild Rose, very lightly on the front panel before adding the Simple Sunflowers over the top. The sentiment is from A Little Inspiration.

I'm also entering this into the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge
Word Art Wednesday

Have fun along the hop and thanks for stopping by my little corner of blogland!
Blessings~ Birgit

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

PTI's MIM Challenge #215

Danielle's got a great video challenge on Nichole's blog this week on "Bringing the Inside Out". Sound like fun?
You must check out her sweet card and video.
I started with a white cardstock base and used PTI's Everyday Treats die to create the window and then stamped the coordinating image in Spring Rain Ink. I then used my score-pal to make the crosshatch lines on the face of the card. The flowers were stamped and cut using Nostalgic Notions. I adore this sweet little vintage set!!
The sentiment is cut using one of the Big Hugs dies.
Here's the inside of the card:

I'm also entering this card into the Word Art Wednesday Challenge

Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit


This fun little card was made using the Sweet Sunday Sketch for the CAS Summer Treats challenge over at The Paper Players.

I used PTI's Summer Sweetness, stamping the Popsicles in both aqua mist and raspberry fizz and then covering them with Stickles. The wavy borders were cut using WPlus9's Landscape borders and the front panel was cut using MFT's Inside & Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangle Stax. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Cupcake Party.

I'm also entering this card into the challenge over at Word Art Wednesday.

Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit