Today is a new Pinspirational Challenge. Come and play along! Here's the picture to inspire you:
...and our sponsors for the week:
Thanks so much to them for allowing the design team to play with their images! I'm using one from Stitchy Bear called Sweet Treat.
I ended up using only one of the cupcakes from the image,adding some liquid applique for frosting, some tiny punches for sprinkles and a cherry stamp colored and coated with glossy accents. The cupcake picture made me think of the texture of cupcake liners, so I knew I wanted to incorporate crimped paper as well as a rosette. I used a scoring board to score the rosette at 1/8" intervals so it's not real thick-which I think works a little better on cards rather than the usual 1/4" thickness.
I decided to try my hand at the Fresh Brewed challenge...they're having an awesome giveaway this month! I did some paper piecing with their Warm and Cozy Latte image.
Here are the goodies you could win...what cardmaker wouldn't love some more paper and ink?
This card uses my current favorite color combination: turquoise and black. The flowers are from QuickKutz - Nesting Flowers Cookie Cutter dies. I dyed the lace with Distress ink to match
The white background was cut with a Tim Holtz die- Vintage Cabinet Card. The bee and sentiment are from a set by The Craft's Meow.
I just finished these up for a special order. Pink glitter paper, a fun ballerina patterned paper, a bit of tulle behind the sentiment and a few pink rhinestones along with sewing of course!
Pinspirational Challenges has a great picture to inspire your masculine card designs this week. I just love that fancy sign! I could see some chalkboard style designs coming out of this one-which is what I originally had in mind with my card, but it didn't quite turn out.
We have three great sponsors this week, and as always, there are prizes up for grabs.
I got to play with some digis from Stamping Dragon for my card. I used both the postcards and vintage car.
I started out by using the wrinkle free distress technique to color the paper I used for my postcard digi. After it was dry, I printed out my image on it. I wanted a real distressed look so I ripped out some of the stitching around the crinkled paper. I thought these little Tim Holtz gears were the perfect accent.
Updating a few things to my Shop in the tab above and realized I hadn't posted these on my blog yet. The photos are from this past summer which is why it looks so nice and green in the background...it's making me dream of spring!
These were made with an acrylic stamp set that I borrowed from a friend. I used some Prismascolor watercolors on the stamped images. Each card is about 4 1/4" square and has a matching envelope.
Pink Gem-Something New
Fussy & Fancy-Monochromatic
Scrapping 4 Fun-Baby
4 Crafty Chicks-Bows
Moving Along with the Times-New Beginnings
Handmade Harbour-Pink or Blue
Hi, I'm Emily- card maker, gardener, sewing enthusiast, nature lover and Downton Abbey fan. Thanks for taking a peek into my studio today!