Wednesday’s Design by Robbie

I read quite a few blogs each day. I use them for inspiration and to learn new “tricks of the trade” (that is where I found out about the glitter gel pens you all wanted). Nicole at capturethemoment had a release of some of her new stamps and paper. She created this absolutely beautiful card. I just love the yellow color also. On Julie’s blog she used Stampin’ Up supplies to recreate Nicole’s card. I wanted to see how easy/hard it would be so I gave it a try.
I really like Nicole’s card, it just screamed elegant. I wanted my card to mimic that elegant look. I pulled out my cardstock samples and decided to use Pale Plum to make my card. Other than a few things I learned (you need to stagger your background image, how to improvise if you don’t have satin ribbon to match your cardstock, finding a focal image if you don’t have the one on the original card) the card was fun to make. Let me know if I achieved the elegant look of Nicole’s card.

Stamp: Baroque Motifs Paper: Pale Plum, white Ink: Versmark Accessories: Prima flowers (Target $1 spot), Pale Plum brads, white satin ribbon, Crafter’s Took Kit, clear embossing powder, heat gun

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Garden Gate

When I saw this technique called Thumping on Beate’s Blog I really wanted to try it, and then last week I saw she did the Gate Fold so I put the two of them together and came up with this card. “He He” do you like what I titled it, Garden Gate?

Stamp Set: Essence of Love Card Stock: Certainly Celery, Not Quite Navy, White, and Certainly Celery Prints DSP Ink: Wild Wasabi and Not Quite Navy Accessories: Ticket Punch, Circle Punch, Designer Label Punch, Large Oval Punch, Brads, Organdy Ribbon.
Wow I really used a lot of punches on this one, hope you all enjoy your Tuesday.
Candice 😉

Flower of Appreciation

To create my card today, I used Jessica Rone’s sketch from Great Swaps Girls (GSGC02)

Now there is the Sketch and my Monday colors are Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Only Orange, and Bashful Blue (let’s see what I come up with).

Stamp Set: Office Accoutrement Ink: Only Orange, Bashful Blue, and Real Red Card Stock: Only Orange, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, White, and Summer Picnic DSP Accessories: Brads, Scallop Punch, Circle Punches, Red Grosgrain Ribbon, and Pop Dot.
Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed what I came up with.

Candice 😉

Color Challenge Monday

Candice and I decided to use colors from some of the collections in the book. I was immediately drawn to the colors from the Build a Flower kit. I also had not used my ticket corner punch recently and thought it would be fun to punch the corners also. I had so much fun working with these colors. I challenge you to look through the book and find a group of colors that you are attracted to and create a card.

Stamps: Simply Said Paper: Basic Gray, Bashful Blue, Lovely Lilac, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi Ink: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Bashful Blue, Lovely Lilac, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi Accessories: Gray velvet ribbon, Gray Dew Drops, ticket corner punch, slit punch, word window punch, aquapainter, Zots mini glue dots, sticky tape, dimensionals.
Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Sketch Saturday

I am busy preparing for my trip to Italy. I have been making cards and posting them early so you have something to look at while I’m gone (really I just don’t want you to forget me 🙂 ). I thought it might be fun to share with you some card sites/blogs that have sketch challenges each week so that you could check them out and play along. Having the sketch really makes it so easy to put a card together quickly. If you use a sketch I would love to see the card you made. Consider also posting your cards on a site like Splitcoaststampers. It is a great site for inspiration.

I haven’t been to this website for a while and I recently saw several cards on other blogs using their sketches so I decided to check it out again. I saw a couple of sketches I like but went with this one as there was something about the simplicity that appealed to me. I also immediately thought of the Embrace Life set and the Ginger Blossom DS paper which I hadn’t used in a while. Here is the sketch and what I created.

Stamps: Embrace Life, Noteworthy (retired) Paper: Cameo Coral, River Rock, Ruby Red, Very Vanilla, Ginger Blossom DS Ink: Basic Black, Ruby Red Accessories: Ruby Red brads, photo corner punch, dimensionals, sponge.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!