Monday, June 26, 2017

Summer Fun

Summer finally arrived last week!  With that in mind, I created this summer theme card using the Sketch below from Retro Rubber Challenge #65.  It turned out being monochromatic since I only used Memento Toffee Crunch ink for stamping the Repeat Impressions Stamps (Sand Castle and Sentiment) and also for sponging the raised areas that I embossed with Spellbinders Impressabilities Sea Scape.  I used Kraft and Ivory Card stocks. I have had the Repeat Impressions stamps since August 2015 ...I know because I used them on a card posted on my blog then.
Challenges:
Retro Rubber: Challenge #65 Feeling Sketchy. RI Stamps are from 2015.
Addicted to Stamps: Challenge 151 Summer/Beaches

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Happy Memories

Hello! My card today was inspired by the Photo/Color Inspiration challenge at The House That Stamps Built. I created my background on watercolor paper using Distress Inks and a Water brush. Using Repeat Impressions stamps I added the sentiment with SU ink. This panel was attached to patterned paper and the an Ivory Card Base. I was trying to achieve a look of a tropical sunset that brings back Happy Memories (inspired by the photo). 
Challenge:
The House That Stamps Built: Inspiration Palette Challenge J2117 shown below
Mod Squad Challenge: Colorful Creations-use a lot of colors on your project.

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Blue Clematis

Hello!  Today's card was inspired by the Blue and White challenge at Double D Challenges and the June Bug challenge at Power Poppy.  I began with the blue and white check ribbon from my stash and the digital printout of Power Poppy Climbing Clematis image.  I colored the flowers and butterflies with Blue and Green Copics and distressed the edges with a Distress Ink.  I added the ribbon to the image and attached to a Gingham embossed Blue Mat and a White Card Base.  The Hello sentiment is from Power Poppy Dahlia stamp set.
Yes, there are blue butterflies and blue clematis....I researched the colors on Google to be sure.

Challenges to enter:
Double D Challenges: Blue and White Challenge. See Mood Board below. Inspired by the colors and patterns.
Power & Spark Challenge: The June Bug Challenge-use a bug on your card. Mine has 2 butterflies.
Addicted to Stamps: Challenge 150-Theme is Flowers




Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Monday, June 12, 2017

Dad's Day


Hello! I'm back with a Father's Day card for my DH-the Dad of my Teddy Bears.  He loves his bears and his red wine....so I kind of combined the two.  Used a precut step card with a wine bottle stamp (won in 2014) from Repeat Impressions and other stamps from PSX and SU.  Heat embossed "Dad" on velum using Black EP  and used Memento Black ink for the rest of the stamping. Finished with Chevron Stripe Washi tape and some strips from Cork.
Another look:


Challenges:
The House That Stamps Built: DCC76 Use Washi tape
Retro Rubber Challenge: #64 Anything Goes with Stamps one year or older.  Wine bottle stamp from 2014 win, PSX Dad stamp from 1999 and SU stamp from 2000.
Cards In Envy: You're the Man Challenge. Can must be masculine.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Make It Masculine


Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa