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Rustic Elegance Wedding Card #TGIFC116 Sketch Challenge

Better Together TFIFC116

Hey everyone!  It’s time for another sketch challenge at TGIF Challenges.  You can check out what the other designers created using the sketch below by visiting the challenge blog.  I’d also like to invite you to play along with us and upload your creations.  We love to see how you interpret the sketches.

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This is going to be a busy year for us with weddings and babies.  Tomorrow, we will be attending the wedding of the daughter of my husband’s good friend from high school.  I’m quite certain that we are not old enough to have friends with children that are old enough to get married.  Yep!  I’m definitely getting old!

Better Together Wedding Card

Since we will be giving them a gift card, I wanted to create a beautiful wedding card for the newlyweds.  The background is from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack and lends a bit of a rustic feel to an otherwise elegant card.  I added a few Gold embossed banners using the Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The greeting is from the Better Together stamp set.  It was stamped in versamark, heat embossed with gold embossing powder, then die cut with the Stitched Shapes framelits.  To complete the gold ensemble, I added a scallop layer of Gold Foil cardstock and a wrap of the mini gold sequin trim.

Better Together Close Up

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Have a great weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!

 

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Magical Mermaid #TGIFC114 Designer Spotlight – Elizabeth Price

Magical Mermaid

It’s the last Friday of the month and that means we are featuring one of our designers at TGIF Challenges.  I am thrilled that my good friend, Elizabeth Price, is this month’s Designer Spotlight.  I’ve know her for several years and I’m always in awe of her creations.  Be sure to check out her blog to see for yourself.

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Elizabeth is a master of layering various papers and her use of accessories is always spot on.  You can click HERE to see the card I chose to CASE.  When I saw what she did with the Hexagon embossing folder, I knew I had to try it myself.  For the background, I started by embossing Shimmery White card stock with the Hexagons embossing folder and the Big Shot.  I lightly rubbed my Basic Black ink pad onto the folder before running it through the machine to create the black outlines.

Mermaid Kisses

I thought that the hexagons resembled the scales on a fish or a mermaid’s tail, so I selected 3 colors that would look iridescent when combined:  Pacific Point, Emerald Envy, and Perfect Plum.  An Aqua Painter was used to color the hexagons and the Magical Mermaid image.  The tail was a blend of the colors and was brushed with the Clear Wink of Stella to make it shimmer.

Magical Mermaid close-up

If you look closely, you’ll see that I used quite a few gold products to embellish the card, as well as a small bit of burlap ribbon.  At first, I felt like I went a tiny bit overboard with the embellishments and was certainly stepping outside of my clean and simple comfort zone.  However, thanks to Elizabeth’s inspiration, this is definitely a favorite new technique and design.

Would you  like to add the Magical Mermaid stamp set to your stamp collection?

You’ll find a complete list of supplies at the bottom of this post.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a magical weekend!

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#TGIFC112 Let’s Hear It For The Boys: No Bones About It

No Bones About It

Sad news this week……Mojo Monday has posted a final sketch.  I’ve always loved playing along with their weekly sketches and have found that they have stretched my creativity over the years.  However, I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am about joining the TGIF Challenges team recently.  The talent and commitment of this group is nothing short of amazing.  They always inspire me with their weekly designs and this week is certainly no exception.  You can click on the challenge picture below to see what the other designers created.  As always, we invite you to play along with us. We love to see your creations!

I no longer have a little boy, but I still love the dinosaurs in the No Bones About It stamp set.  I’ll find any excuse to make a card with this set, so this challenge was perfect for me.  I paired the No Bones About It with the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, using the final Mojo Monday sketch.  The color combo just screams “BOY” to me:  Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky, and Tranquil Tide.

No Bones About It

Don’t you just love the playful mixture of patterns in the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper?

For the focal point, I stamped the dinosaur in Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide inks, then fussy cut him.  The greeting was stamped in Night of Navy and Lemon Lime Twist, then die cut with the Big Shot and the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I added a tiny bit of Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon behind the focal point to help it stand out a little more.

No Bones About It Close Up

 

You’ll find a complete list of supplies for this project below.  Thank you so much for stopping by today!

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Big Shot

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This Little Piggy TGIFC#111 Sketch Challenge

This Little Piggy……can fly!

My first real order from the Annual Catalog arrived this week and I could not wait to use the This Little Piggy stamp set.  These pigs are just so darn cute!  I also had to use the new Embossing Paste with the Pattern Party Decorative Masks.  You’re going to love the effects you can create with these fun tools!

This Little Piggy

 

It’s Sketch Challenge week at TGIF Challenges.  We’ve got a great sketch and we’d love for you to play along with us.  You can link up your creations with this sketch over the next week.

 

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I stamped the pig image onto Powder Pink card stock and Whisper White card stock.  The wings were cut from the Whisper White card stock, then adhered to the Powder Pink pig.  Using a blender pen and the Basic Gray Watercolor Pencil, I added a bit of shading to the white wings and the pig’s hooves.  I used the Blender Pen with ink from the Powder Pink stamp pad to add highlights to the body of the pig.  A tiny bit of Clear Wink of Stella was added to the wings.

This Little Piggy

 

The greeting was stamped in Versamark ink, then sprinkled with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated with the heat tool.  To create the “fluffy” clouds, I used the Embossing Paste along with the Pattern Party Decorative Masks and a Palette Knife.  I’ll try to shoot a video next week to demonstrate this interesting technique.  I think you are going to love it!

 

The final touch is a Powder Pink Bitty Bow.  These bows are perfectly tied and so soft…..a perfect accent for this card.

Have a fabulous weekend and thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

 

 

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Happy Birthday Gorgeous Color Challenge TGIFC110

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Color Challenge
We’ve got a fantastic color challenge on the TGIF Challenges Blog today using Bermuda Bay, Peekaboo Peach, and Basic Black.  It’s such a fun combination!  We would love to have you play along with us.  Create a project using this color combo and upload it to the challenge blog HERE.  We select a winner every Friday.
 
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I combined the color challenge with the Mojo Monday Sketch to create this cute birthday card.  The full card measures 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  When I mail this size of a card, I simply add a piece of Whisper White card stock measuring 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ to my standard envelope.  Unless there is a lot of bulk, this will save you on postage.
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I created my own background paper by 2-step stamping the floral images from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set in Peekaboo Peach and Bermuda Bay inks.  For the first image, I stamped off.  Then the detailed image, I stamped at full strength.  The greeting was stamped in Basic Black archival ink, then die cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  You’ll also see a new ribbon:  the 3/8″ mini chevron ribbon in Bermuda Bay.  I love the casual feel of it!

Now that the Annual Catalog is LIVE, I’ll be adding recipes for each card at the end of my posts.  There are certainly a lot of new items in this catalog, but I highly recommend the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.  It is definitely one of my favorites!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Big Shot

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