Friday, August 31, 2012

Unity KOTM August Sketch Challenge & Stars Challenge

LOVE this months KOTM sketch! Sunbursts are super in right now and I love the look of doing one with lots of different colors or patterns!
For mine, I wanted to use a lot of different patterns from Authentiques Halloween line. I used the 6x6 paper pad.

The wand with stars is from the November 2009 KOTM and the pumpkin is from September 2009.
It reminds me of Cinderella with the pumpkin about to turn into something fabulous! :) Except with a Halloween spin! I stamped, colored with copics & cut out the pumpkin and used pop dots for some dimension.
After stamping, I realized that this would work for the Unity Challenge to use stars as well! Sweet!
For the circle, I used the PTI Tag Sale #4 Die which cuts and embosses that inner circle. I placed it so that the top of the tag would be cut off from the corner and it would just look like a regular circle.

Thanks for stopping!
Hugs- Kelly

Saturday, August 25, 2012

August PTI Blog Hop!

Hello! Time for another PTI blog hop! This months inspiration was all the great textures and patterns of Fall! My favorite time of year! I love all the textures, colors & fun things to do in the Fall, not to mention the cozy sweater weather! :)

For my card, I used some texture, pattern and felt to remind me of the cozy fall to come!

The frame from Fabulous Frames was stamped in Kraft with the new Herringbone set & ran through my Cuttlebug with the canvas impression plate. I also used felts for the flower, leaves and border and the natural paper that I used for the frame for another set of leaves & border. I really love how the red button stands out on the beautiful soft colors!

Thanks for stopping, can't wait to check out everyone's projects!

Hugs- Kelly

Friday, August 3, 2012

My Favorite Things Guest Designer Search: August

Hello! MFT has a search for the next guest designer going on on Splitcoast right now to create a card using their sketch. I loved the sketch so much I did 3 cards the first day I saw it!
I already shared them on Splitcoast, but thought I should post them over here, too, because I do really like how they all turned out & love so many of their sets!

For the first two, I made patterned paper for the backgrounds using the same set as the main images, "At the Movies" die & stamp sets. The first card is an A2 so I adjusted the sketch a bit for that one.
I just LOVE that MFT has tons of sets now that you can get with their matching Die-Namics dies! It makes it so fun and easy to make matching embellishments for your cards- and for just the cost of some paper scraps! They also have a lot of great basics like frames, tabs, rolled flowers, borders, ect.

For this card I used an older set I had "Rain or Shine" along with some great MME paper from a 6x6 pad. Perfect for card making! I love the colors of this paper pad!

Thanks for stopping! Hugs- Kelly

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Make It Monday #76: Double-time Bleach Stamping- Take 2

Hello again!
I wanted to do another card using the Double-time bleach stamping technique with the actual "double" part :)
I decided to use the Natural Beauties set to do an entire cardfront.

I really love making all over patterns & when they look so pretty, you don't want to cover them up, so I just stamped a simple sentiment along the bottom.

Hugs- Kelly

Make It Monday #76: Double-time Bleach Stamping

Hello! I was so excited to see this weeks PTI Make It Monday! I haven't used the stamping with bleach technique forever! I don't know why, it creates a very cool effect.
I wanted to do a few different things with this technique. My first card is basic stamping with bleach, without the "double-time" part :)

Using the Woodgrain background set, I stamped with bleach on 6 different cardstocks (the one I didn't use is Raspberry Fizz- for some reason it didn't show up at all on that?)
I cut 1" strips of 5 different colors and attached to the card front. 
I also stamped the Framed Out #6 Frame with bleach which looks really cool! Irl it actually looks like cork. I used a scrap of the Summer Sunrise I had stamped the woodgrain in bleach with to use behind to frame to stamp the sentiment on.

Thanks for stopping!
Hugs- Kelly