Sunday, February 26, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches #276 and a PaperTrey Ink Anniversary Card Posted Too Late

Hello everyone!! It is Sunday night and I am posting a couple of cards I created.

The sound of crickets were here on my blog last week as I was not feeling the creativity bug. Then on Thursday night I came down with hives and was a little sick to my stomach. Think I had an allergic reaction to something I ate-but still trying to figure it out!! Yesterday Charlotte and I went shopping with my niece who had come down on Friday. She took Char to a Panic at the Disco concert. Both had a BLAST.

I was able to play a little last night, though. My first card I created using Freshly Made Sketches #276 my inspiration.

My card is not as clean as the sketch but it has the elements.

I combined Simons Stays Stamp! images from "Time for Wine" with a sentiment from Paper Smooches "Free Spirit" stamp set. Las time I used this set, I made my wine purple, but today I played with it being a "white" wine. The color is not perfect but close to what I wanted!!

The background was created by watercoloring Ranger "Twisted Citron" and "Mowed Lawn" Distress ink onto watercolor paper and then pairing it with a little Kraft card stock.

Love how it all came together and know I could send this to several of my friends.

My next card I actually created last week for the PTI 10th Anniversary Challenge but never got around to photographing it. It was also EXTREMELY simple. I rarely enter PTI Challenges as I can never make my cards look as good as so many other contributors!!

I was inspired by the "2015 Birthday Tags" stamp set and my favorite DT member, Dawn McVey. While I do not have that set, I do have the "2012 Birthday Tags" (The Vault) set and used that instead.

I stamped the green and white patterned paper using "Ombre Builders" and used "Edgers #3" die to die cut the scalloped edge. I thought the colors were perfect for a more masculine card.

Of course I am a day late and a dollar short for entering this but that is okay. Any card made is a good thing!!

I am also entering this into Simon Says Stamp! Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes."

I thank you for stopping by today. Have a great night!!


Stamps-Simon Says Stamp! "Time for Wine" and Paper Smooches "Free Spirits"
Dies-My Favorite Things "Blueprints 13," Simon Says Stamp! "Time For Wine"
Ink-Memento "Tuxedo Black," Ranger Distress Inks in "Twisted Citron" and "Mowed Lawn"
Paper-Neenah Solar White, PaperTrey Ink "Green Parakeet," Recollections "Kraft"

Stamps-PaperTrey Ink "Ombre Builders," "2012 Birthday Tags" (The Vault)
Dies-PaperTrey Ink "Edgers #3," "Limitless Layers 2 1/4" Ovals"
Paper-PaperTrey Ink "New Leaf," and "Classic Kraft Polka Dot," Recollections "Kraft," Neenah Solar White
Ink-PaperTrey Ink "New Leaf"