Sunday, August 28, 2016

Hello Friend

I loved the sketch from a couple weeks ago over at CAS(E) this Sketch so much, I made yet ANOTHER card based on that fun sketch!  Here's my card and the sketch...

 I used a bunch of sweet Simon dies to make this card, layered all the die cuts twice...the sentiment 3x, and added some hand drawn dots to the in between the leaves. I did sponge the color onto cardstock before I die cut the leaves.   I glossy accented the "hello" and added a stamped sentiment below it(Simon's set Tiny Tags).  Here's a close up...
Just because a sketch challenge ends, the inspiration doesn't have to:)...such fun!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Happy Birthday with Love

I made a Happy Birthday card with the Painted Happy Birthday die from Simon Says Stamp...the font is so much fun...
 I paired the die with 1/2" cut pieces of heart patterned paper (from Reverse Confetti) that were adhered together on a thin piece of cardstock, and then layered the sentiments.   I added a piece of a cut up sentiment stamp from Simon Says Stamp's retired set Filled with Love set, to tie the birthday die cut sentiment to stamp.  I used a stitched rectangle to give the raised white panel some interest.  Here's a closeup...
Rainbows and hearts...LOVE!!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Sunday, August 21, 2016

You are Beautiful

 I used the pretty Simon Says Stamp set, Sketch Ranunculus to make a card to share with you...
I stamped the large and small circular flowers on a piece of vellum with versamark(using a static bag first so that white powder doesn't stick everywhere), then white embossed.  I colored on the back of the stamped images with 2 different shades of pink Prismacolor markers.  I added a black strip to each side of the triangular panel pieces, and used a sentiment from the set.  Here's a closeup...
Okay, I know I say this all the time, but...what FUN!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Friday, August 19, 2016

You Make the World...

I couldn't resist one more card like yesterday's, with watercolored, die cut leaves...
 I used the My Favorite Things Layered Leaves dies and the old (I think retired)Vertical Greetings stamp set. I stamped the sentiment and clear embossed.   I was having so much fun coloring my watercolor paper with my Peerless paints...I let the papers dry, then die cut with the middle and smallest leaf dies.  I stamped the borders with Simon Says Stamp's Diagonal Stripes background stamp.  Here's a close up... 
LOVING the Fall leaves and colors!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Thursday, August 18, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch 186...Fall Leaves Thanks

There's a new sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch!  Here's my card and this week's sketch...
(I edited my card and moved my leaves a little lower to go a bit better with the sketch.)

Feeling in a "Fall" mood today...even though the heat index is in triple digits here in Virginia...ugh.  I used watercolor paper, watercolors, and Impression Obsession die, to make my leaves.  I colored the paper, then die cut.  I do think this is a first in maybe forever, or at least in a LONG time...I DIDN'T LAYER THE LEAVES!!  Watercolor paper is pretty thick anyway, but I thought they looked more like delicate leaves with single layers.  I added Lawn Fawn's Stitched borders(all of them still attached to one another)on an angle for the bottom of the card.  The sentiments are by Altenew.  Here's a close up...
I just can't get enough of these sketches, of late...SUCH FUN!!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

**EDITED**
Thank you so much, ladies, for the recognition of my card as a FAVORITE for this week's challenge...

...you made MY week!!!

Monday, August 15, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch 185..."Heartfelt" Thanks

I am having so much fun with the CAS(E) this Sketch sketch this week...well... been having so much fun with a lot of their sketches of late:)!! Here's my card and this week's sketch...

 I couldn't resist using a "heartfelt" sentiment along with the same "thanks" die cut that I used on my last entry!  I found the little stamp while looking for a sentiment to add to the "thanks"...THAT led to the red felt hearts.  I used the Holiday Shapes by Simon Says Stamp to cut 4 different sized hearts.  I also stamped and gold embossed a pinstripe pattern on a piece of cardstock to use with my solid gold strip along the right side of the card.  Here's a close up...
  Such...great... fun!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa
**EDITED**
Thanks so much for the Honorable Mention this week, ladies...so appreciate your recognition of my work!!