Friday, April 18, 2014

Sketch Frenzy Friday share

Here's my card for today's Sketch Frenzy Friday sketch...
I love the starburst sayings stamp set and matching framelits! I used baked brown sugar, coastal cabana, so saffron and very vanilla cardstocks along with coastal cabana and calypso coral inks. I'm loving the Retro Fresh Designer paper!!  I used the colors found in the paper for my cardstocks and inks.  I also used the dotted embossing folder for the texture on the so saffron strip.  This was a birthday card for my father in law who had his big day on the 16th.  Happy birthday Papa!
Wishing you all a wonderful Easter. 
Please go to wwww.sketchfrenzyfriday.blogspot.com to play along and see what all the other designers have done for you!
Kathy

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Easter card

Here's an Easter card I made for some friends. I love this tulip image from the Blessed Easter stamp you can find in the Occasions mini catalog. I actually separated the image and greeting so I can continue to use it throughout the spring and summer without having to mask it out.  I used the birthday basics paper as my background and stamped the image on watercolor paper with Staz on and colored with a combination of ink pads and markers and used an aquapainter to spread and blend the colors. I used a combination of pink pirouette, blushing bride and a touch of calypso coral. I used wild wasabi for the leaves. If you look closely, there's a little shadow that I did with smoky slate ink.
Thank for stopping by!
Kathy

Friday, April 11, 2014

Fun sketch

I loved this sketch so much I did two cards this week!  I also couldn't figure out how to delete my second one from my iPad, just don't tell anyone :)
Here are my cards... Be back later with the details.  Off to get my taxes done :(

Friday, April 4, 2014

Sketchin' again!

Here is my card for this week's sketch frenzy Friday group! We have a great sketch this week and I hope you'll play along at: www.sketchfrenzyfriday.blogspot.com
I used my old faithful Birthday Basics Paper at the bottom and accented my page with the cute (and now retired) banner blast stamp set from Sale A Bration. I used Island Indigo bakers twine acrosse the card and my little banners are stamped in Bermuda Bay. The main portion of my card is Gumball green and I used a piece of soft sky at the top. The birthday greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes is stamped in Gumball green then punched put and added to another Gumball green layer. Have a great day and please come play along!
Kathy

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Sketch Frenzy Friday---again :)

Heres my card for sketch frenzy Friday   Please play along at www.sketchfrenzyfriday.blogspot.com. I love pool party cardstock!  It's one of my all time favorites. I used the perfect pennants stamp set and the teeny tiny wishes for the happy birthday and stamped them in basic gray ink and stamped on whisper white cardstock. I used the sweet sorbet designer series paper at the bottom of the card. I used whisper white taffeta ribbon across the card. I also used the new tag topper punch for the three tags and accented them with one of the mini flower punches at the top.  A little mini silver brad is in the center of the flowers. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Sketch Frenzy Friday---a little late!

IHere is my card for today's SFF. I'm late getting this posted.  Used some of my favorite Designer Series Paper again---birthday basics.  It's got so many bright, fun colors in it! I used Gumball green for the background and also for the smallest banner in the corner. If you look closely at the three banners, I embossed them with 3 different embossing folders--the fancy fan on the rich razzleberry, decorative dots on the summer starfruit, and the herringbone folder on the Gumball green banner.  I used the tasteful trims die for my Big Shot for the decorative strip that goes across my card. The Create a Cupcake Stamp set was stamped with summer starfruit and rich razzleberry then punched out with the cupcake punch.  I also used the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set for the happy birthday greeting that is mounted to the various punches! I used lots of rhinestone jewels on this card too!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

My other club card

Here's the second card we did for my last club. It's simple but incorporates paper piecing into the vases from the Vivid Vases Stamp. I love this stamp! You can do paper piecing, color with markers (like I did here) or watercolor it.  I used daffodil delight, coastal cabana and whisper white card stocks along with the printed paper from the Fresh Prints designer paper stack, on the vases.  Our Stampin' Write markers were the perfect medium to quickly color the flowers! They are so smooth and cover perfectly. I stamped the Vivid Vases stamp with Staz On then colored the flowers with the following marker colors: daffodil delight, melon mambo, real red, old olive, rich razzleberry and tempting turquoise.  Try this fun technique at home!
Happy stamping!
Kathy