July 2, 2018

Celebration for the PP400

Today's post is to play along with the Papers Players "Celebration" challenge.
I can't believe it ...  celebrating their 400th challenge! Wow. That's amazing. 

I took the inspiration from the challenge photo of multi colored balloons. My card is multi colored but it is not balloons. The photo lighting is not the best here and the colors look a little muted, but this card is pretty in the bold colors in person, guess you'll have to take my word on that.   8-)  



I used PTI's Botanical Bounty stamp set to create a multi colored floral arrangement for a Birthday Celebration. I stamped some background greenery as well as added a few die cut branches, then popped up the die cut blooms.

I also added a few Nuvo drops for interest and dimension.

Congratulations Paper Players on your 400th Challenge Celebration!


Hugs
Diane

April 23, 2018

Spring Has Sprung.... I think!

Hi there everyone ... (Nancy),

Well hopefully Spring really has Sprung here in Michigan. What a crazy year for weather. Any how, I been doing LOTS of Spring cleaning since I've gotten a fresh coat of paint on my condo, and now just ordered new carpet as well. So I decided to post  a few cards that made me think of the outdoors.

Who doesn't think of those furry friends out for a walk in the sunshine in the spring? Along with the furry friends comes foot prints and sometimes in mud, right? Yuck!  But who could get mad at these cute pups?



With spring also comes the flowers. My tulips are popping through the ground and I'm crossing my fingers there is not another frost! Soon the flower bed will be loaded with many types of blooms.

Lastly... once the blooms are in full force, I like to cut a few of fresh ones for the inside as well.


I know it's been a while, but I hope you're still out there checking in....

Hugs
  Diane  

January 31, 2018

Brushed Birds Beauty

I am having so much fun with my new Brushed Birds stamp set. This is a multi-step stamping set with a lot of choices for bird sizes and positions. It also looks totally different depending on the color choice. Below is a few of the color combos I have tried so far.
Also these are all single layer stamping... but look totally different with 3D die cuts.

Here is the inside to the first card.
Here is my second choice using a stenciled brick background in a soft gray.
And the inside of the second card.

The last card for this post.

And the inside for the third card.

I can't wait to get the dies that match which were on back order, (darn)...  but have now been restocked and... soon to arrive on my doorstep. Yipeee!

 
Thanks for stopping by; and please feel free to comment  ... Nancy  8-).

Hugs
Diane

January 19, 2018

Water Front

Just a few quick cards I made this weekend from the new stamp set "Waterfront" in the new Occasions Catty. There are two versions I did... one has a die cut center that is slightly raised with dimensions... the second one is a single layer of stamping only.


If you look close you'll see where the center is die cut with a stitched edge.
Try NOT to notice where the ink spots from the stamp edge.... Ha!

This card is basic stamping....

I did use some white gel pen to make waves coming into shore on this one... but not bragging where I used it on the 'birds' flying. Yipes!  Zoom at your own risk!

Have a nice day!
Hugs
Diane


October 19, 2017

Holiday Spirit is in the Air!

It's getting to be that time of year again. We all start thinking of the Holidays and wonder just WHAT do we plan first! Right? So much happens so quickly.... No sooner do the little Gobblins leave your porch; that the Thanksgiving guests come filing through the front door.  If that's not enough to get your stress going.... and while the turkey is cooking, you start wondering how will I get my Christmas cards in the mail on time.


Well at least that's my mind set....
So with that in mind... here are few of the cards I am planning for the November Card class.


I plan to use the one card below (white with 3 die cut trees) again this month.  It was huge hit with the girls and it looks fabulous in many different DSP colors. Use your imagination and picture it in Cherry Cobbler, or Soft Pinks, or the many shades of Greens... or how about Black and White?




The next card is just a fun Winter Theme.... The air is crisp and you can feel winter right around the corner. This card's focal point - bird on a mailbox -  is highlighted by the many winter words of the back ground stamps. Does it make you want to cozy up with a cup of Hot Cocoa?


I changed up the color scheme in each card, but the overall design is still the same.
Which do you prefer?

Okay....I'll fess up. That really isn't a mailbox; it's a "for sale" sign. However, I snipped the hanging portion off because it was too distracting in black.  If you tilt your head and use your imagination you WILL see a mailbox. Right?

There will two more cards for class, but as of this posting I'm not committed to anything particular yet. However, I will share a card I made to send my grandkids Halloween $$$ Treat to them. It has long since been mailed but I still wanted to share. I did CASE this card from another blog, but can't remember which one ... sorry.

I really do like how it turned out.
Diane




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