Fab Friday Flowers

It feels like I’ve been doing a lot of flowery cards lately.  I’ve been having such a good time with my Copic markers, though, I can hardly help it – I guess I generally reach for flowers to color!

I picked up a new Hero Arts rubber stamp this past Saturday while we were birthday shopping a bit for the twins.  (Yes!  We spend so much time in crafts stores that my children pick their birthday gifts from there!  Should I be embarrassed…?)  While Hubby spent Saturday at work, I spent a little bit of time crafting.

This creation is for the Fab Friday #5 sketch:

The colors are not from a challenge.  I happened to pick up my purple markers to play around with the image, so I went with some coordinating purple and neutrals.

The purple scallop circle has a negative circle cut into the center, and the piece is raised on dimensional adhesive over the hydrangea image.  I also spritzed it with some sparkle shimmer mist.

For the white background, I used my Quatrefoil Cover Plate as an impression plate.

I tried to keep it simple, since I also accomplished some housekeeping and shopping that day, which didn’t quite leave an abundance of free time.

Thanks for stopping by today. 😉
-Ally

Challenge Photos:
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Hero Arts Hydrangea (K5376); Blooming Button Bits (PTI)
Paper/Cardstock:  White Cardstock (Xpedx); Kraft, Plum Pudding Cardstocks (PTI); Dark Chocolate DP (PTI)
Inks:  Tuxedo Black (Memento); Plum Pudding (PTI); Copic Markers
Embellishments:  Rhinestones (Recollections); Sparkle Shimmer Mist (Tsukineko)
Tools:  Quatrefoil Cover Plate (PTI); Banner Trio Die (Wplus9); Standard and Scalloped Circle Dies (Spellbinders); Fishtail Flag Stax Die (MFT)

Fab Friday and Play Date Splash

It’s a Saturday morning, and I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with myself, now that my guest spot with Dynamic Duos is finished!  I’ve had my Saturday morning posts pretty much all lined up for me through September, so I had to work up something else for today. 😉

I grabbed the Play Date Cafe #152 colors (a plum color splash), and the Fab Friday #3 sketch.  I flipped this sketch to the left, also.

I wasn’t sure these colors were meant for a birthday card, but I am usually in need of a birthday card, so I went with that theme.  The great thing about my family is that I can usually find some wonderfully ‘unconventional’ soul who will appreciate my unconventional cards. 😉

The flower is another one made from coffee filters.  I love the type of bulk that can be achieved with these!  They add so much depth while still being squishable for mailing.

I used some MFT dies and a Sweet & Sassy sentiment, along with a few rhinestones and a lovely little brad.  I have no idea what brand that brad is.  It’s been sitting in my stash for so long, out of its original package, no less.  I’d like to guess Making Memories, but it really was so long ago, I hardly remember.  Sorry!

I took a bit of liberty with the banner elements from the sketch, using the Leafy Flourish die cuts in place of the top and bottom banners.

I used some DCWV shimmer cardstock for the purple touches, so it has a little bit of a subtle shine to it in those spots.

Thanks for stopping by today. 😉
-Ally

Challenge Photos:
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Happy Birthdays (Sweet & Sassy Stamps) 
Paper/Cardstock:  White Cardstock (Xpedx); True Black (PTI); Shimmer Cardstock (DCWV); Designer Paper (K&Company): Coffee Filter
Inks:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Embellishments:  Rhinestones (Kaisercraft); Decorative Brad (Unknown Brand)
Tools:  Botanical Beauty Die, Large Leafy Flourish Die, Plentiful Petals Dies (MFT Stamps); Banner Trio Die (Wplus9)

Fab Friday 2

I am trying the new Fab Friday challenge, Week #2 specifically.

I tried a little label layering for the focal point and used my new houndstooth embossing folder for some background texture.  I think I misinterpreted the colors, though.  I don’t have any Sahara Sand cardstock or ink for reference, and my monitor made it look like a light grey.  So I used some Soft Stone cardstock instead.  But now I’m seeing more of a tan color on other creations.  Hopefully the difference isn’t too great.

Thanks for stopping by today. 😉
-Ally

Challenge Photos:

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Timeless Tags (Craft’s Meow); Mat Stack 2 (PTI); Very Vintage Greetings (Wplus9)
Paper/Cardstock:  Soft Stone, Lemon Tart, Stamper’s Select White Cardstocks (PTI); Stripes Designer Paper (PTI); Misc Gray Cardstock
Inks:  Tuxedo Black (Memento); Soft Stone (PTI)
Embellishments:  Rhinestones (Recollections); Stitched Lemon Tart Ribbon (PTI)
Tools:  Limitless Layers Oval Die (PTI); Banner Trio Die, Label Layers 3 Die (Wplus9); Houndstooth Embossing Folder (Lifestyle Crafts)