Sunday, June 25, 2017

Birthday Peonies


PTI's June Blog Hop features this inspiration:

Ombre delight, right?

So many directions to go in, I went the ombre of course,
the transparency, (watercolors), and the sweet blooms with their 
 pink/coral hue.


Sponge inked and splattered background, (Aqua Mist & Spring Rain)
Peonies On Parade, 1st white embossed, then watercolored 
with Kuretake pan colors.
Love to 'ombre' each petal on the flowers!
Ways to Say Birthday die cut from glitter card stock.
Panel backed with foam dots and adhered to Ombre Stripes Pattern Paper.
So much inspiration on these hops, can't wait to see everyone's take today!


I'm off to church, and home soon to visit and comment!


Friday, June 23, 2017

Enjoy


Good Morning ! 
My sweet friend, Lindsey Larsen from Occasional Crafting is our guest designer at the Tag You're It Challenge blog this month.


Her sweet tag had me thinking, 'What do I have to honor her tag
with a proper case'?


Within my die binders is this one by Spellbinders.
It's an oldie, and I don't even know if it's available any more. (Ebay?)
It's a Spellbinders Nestabilities die set called Marvelous Squares.
The one word sentiment is a PTI die, Bloomin' Cute Sentiments
I kept it close to Lindsey's tag. Loved her diamond shape and lacy loveliness!
One week left in our challenge.
Come play along here:



Forever Together


Good morning Card Concept fans, and welcome to this gorgeous
romantic inspiration!


Gorgeous, right? I really zoned in on the solid red bouquet.


Perfect chance to play with my new Concord & 9th, Petals & Pallets stamps and dies.
the pallet die allows you to pop it up, or lay it flat. So many options! 
And all the blooms and leaves are included in this lovely set!
I first white embossed my sentiment before stamping with Hero Arts, Wet Cement.
The black dots in the flower centers are tiny pearls.
Just a bit of elegance to my Clean and Layered card.

Come play along on the Card Concept Challenge blog.
And be sure to tell us what inspired you!


Monday, June 19, 2017

Happy Summer Birthday


Happy Monday Morning to all!
Lexi Daly shows us some different card making today,
at PapertreyInk.
Using Pantone Chips for inspiration and definitely color
matching too, it's all about using and hi lighting a simple object.

I didn't think I'd like this as much as I did.
But after visiting Lexi's blog and her pinterest board on 
Pantone inspiration,I'm hooked!

 

I needed a card for a brother in law, one who loves growing his own fruit,
so went right to 'Still Life Summer'. 
My card needed to be a wider width than an A2 to accommodate the 3 chips,
 and after some measurement calculations (which I'm horrible at!), 
came up with a 4" x 6 1/4".
My chips are 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" square, as Lexi suggests, with 3/4" x 1 3/4" band
at the bottom for sentiment.
Birthday Classics: June & Happiness in Bloom for the sentiments
I'll be doing a custom envelope for this one, which is OK, when it's
thankfully, hand delivered.


Each color chip was sponged to match the die cut image.
I used PTI inks for all.
Melon Berry & Pale Peony for the peach
Scarlett Jewel & Pure Poppy for the strawberries
Mint Julep & Green Parakeet for the lime.

Great Fun doing this card, and looking forward to 
seeing what all of you do!
Stay cool, supposed to get to 110 here today =(

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Let the Bliss Begin


Playing along with Inspired by All the Little Things,
and this photo:

It was the perfect opportunity to compose a wedding card
with SSS's June card kit.


The stamp set is called Floral Bliss.
The dp, from Echo Park: Wedding Bliss
I clear embossed the image on PTI's True Black card stock, 
and watercolored with Finetec Mica Pearls.
Honestly, LOVE how the colors come alive on dark card stock.
Added a strip of glitter paper, popped the panel up with foam,
stamped the sentiments and buds on a branch, then painted them.
Lastly covered my stamped image before splattering the mica paint.
A wedding card just begs for bling, so rhinestones it is!


I blew up this photo so you can see the mica shinning through the colors,
and the coverage is fantastic!


The colors also blend beautifully on either dark or light surfaces.
As you can see, I'm a fan!





Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Thanks with Poppy Stamps


I'm up today on the Poppy Stamps blog.
Visit and see the card I created with the new 
Blooming Poppy die!


Come see how I made this card here:

Blooming Poppy Thanks by Nancy Penir

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

'berry' glad we're friends


Release week at PTI, and we are challenged to 'Create Along With Us',

a happy way to case the designers and their fabulous inspiration.

Nichole did this beautifully simple card, with a new, soon to be released 
herb garden set,
and I think showing us one of some new stencils.
I loved her distressed edges, something I haven't done in a while.


Didn't stray from her clean, cas design, with the stenciled circle, 
(I created mine with paper and a hole torn out of the middle),
 and the sentiment within the hi lighted circle.
And of course those distressed edges I love!

Strawberry Patch & Strawberry Patch Sentiments
PTI Inks
Play along here, on Nicholes blog:

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Sending Birthday Wishes


It's time for a new challenge at the Card Concept.


A wonderful contemporary room is our inspiration.
I used it to make my Clean and Graphic card.


The black and white chairs, with their strong graphic presence inspired 
this background.
PTI: Grand Finale (bg), and Painted Petals (flower and sentiment)
Play along for 2 weeks, and don't forget the 6 card styles.






Tuesday, June 6, 2017

HB2U


Well you can file this one under the, 'Who Knew' dept.
Ashley demonstrates using baby wipes to create her designer paper bg,
in this week's MIM at PapertreyInk.
That's right, BABY WIPES!


Ashley shows a couple of ways to use the wipes. I did a card
for my grandson, using the folded or rolled technique.


The reinkers I used are True Black & Harvest gold.


I kept it simple, letting those free form circles show.
After all, it's going to a 17 year old, who's definitely
more interested in the money inside!
The sentiment is black embossed onto a strip of 1 1/4" vellum.
Enamel dots created with Nuvo. Have you tried Nuvo?
Forms the perfect dot, any size you like.


Initial Sentiments: Birthday
The tiny dots randomly stamps are 3 dots from
Paper Clippings: Done in Love.

Also joining SSS Monday Challenge: Masculine


Enjoy your week!





Saturday, June 3, 2017

Floral Dancer


Good Saturday Morning! 
Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.
I'm up today on the PoppyStamps blog
with a new die called 'Floral Dancer'.
She's a window die perfect for embellishing!



Pop on by the Poppystamps blog to see how I created this card!


Friday, June 2, 2017

Always & forever


Playing with my new You Are Here Stampset,
from Concord & 9th.
Watched a no-line watercolor video by Illina, on their blog,
Very informative and she makes it so easy!


This goes to my son and daughter-in-law, celebrating their 11th Anniversary.


Did a matching envelope too. 

Concord & 9th
Kuretake Pan Watercolors

Adding this card to SSS Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

Bible Journaling


Enjoying some Bible Journaling with a whole bunch
of PTI Stamp Sets.


Genesis and 'In the Beginning God...'

What the Doodle: Sun
Little Bitty Bird
Keep Swimming
Comics


Year of the Psalms: February
Songbirds


And one more, with Gran's Garden and Inspired: Mercy

Thank you Dawn McVey!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Happy Little Stampers June 2017 Watercolor Challenge



HLS' June Watercolor Challenge!
Adding watercolors to your cards is so hot right now.
Beautiful background washes, wet on wet, bright bold colors, or
soft muted pastels. All give our cards that little something extra.


The challenge is Anything Goes, with an optional twist, to mask.
I usually love to incorporate the twist, but I tried a new 
technique, (to me) and didn't do the twist.


My background is done with Marvy Brush Markers, but you can use 
any markers that are water base.


I started with a 4 x 5 1/4" watercolor card stock, and 4 pen colors.
The colors are applied to  an acrylic block, and spritzed with water.
The block is then pressed onto the card stock, to form a washed bg.

I found the technique here:

Tutorial Tuesday Watercolor Series Part I -Creating Designer Papers with Distress Inks and Distress Markers with Heidi Blankenship

Once my bg was dry, I splattered with the darker blue, purple and white paint.

My butterflies are from PTI's Life is Beautiful, 
and Bitty Butterflies Coverplate.


I painted and spritzed my butterflies with various colors and iridescent sprays.
The large butterfly is die cut with vellum, and edged in silver embossing powder.
Sentiment from HLS's 'Especially For You'.

Hope you get a chance to try this technique, so much 'whammy'
for very little effort. Can't wait to try it with other colors!

Don't forget, there's a 20. GC for the winner of this challenge!