Showing posts with label Playdate Cafe. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Playdate Cafe. Show all posts

Friday, July 26, 2013

A Golden Birthday and a Neon Paintbrush

Yippee!  It's the weekend!  and even though it's raining tonight -  it won't dampen my spirits!  

I have two cards to share tonight made for several challenges out there in blog land.

My first card is a little bit of Mixed Media - as I used something new I just purchased - Black Embossing Paste.  I used it with my Aspen Trees stencil and it gives a great result - it's textured and a bit raised so there's a bit of dimension when you look at it.    I used a gold gel pen to draw my frame and a glitter-gold card stock for the die cut 'birthday'
I used this weeks' Cas(e) this Sketch for my card.
 I'm also putting this in Cas-ology cue card Gold and Bloggers Challenge - They Say it's Your Birthday and Addicted to Cas - Code word Glitter!
 and one more -   Seize the Birthday - anything goes!
 For my next card I used a brandy-new die that I got from MFT -  this great little paint brush!  The die has three pieces - the handle, the metal band and the textured brush (see the bristles?) - SO FUN!
This card was made for The Play Date Cafe - Black and White with a Splash of Neon Yellow 
and I used this week's Freshly Made Sketch  

 I used a Lemon Gelato to get the neon color - rubbing it on the brush and also the twine.  The black panel is embossed with a Herringbone Embossing folder and the sentiment is cut with a deckled edge mega rectangle Nestability.
Thanks for stopping by today -   don't forget the WMS Pajama Party coming up on Monday!

Aspen Birthday
Paper:  white - PTI, gold glitter - Michaels
Accessories:  Gold Gel Pen - Uniball, Aspen Trees Template - The Crafters Workshop, Black Embossing Past - Studio 490, glue pen, birthday die - PTI

Paintbrush card
Stamps:  Sentiment - Cornish Heritage Farms/Motivational Centers
Paper:  white, true black - PTI, brushed silver - SU
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Lemon Galato - Farber Castel, paint brush die - MFT, Lemondrop Bakers Twine - the Twinery, Herringbone embossing folder - Provocraft, foam dots, deckled rectangle mega rectangle - Nestabilities.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sweet Sherbert

Today I'm playing along for the first time with the Play Date Cafe challenge - these are the colors to use this week. Makes me think of summertime orange and lime ice cream sherberts!
My stamping friend, Mona Pendleton, is the guest designer and sponsor for the prize this week - so I used one of her MFT stamp sets, Tropical Sensations,  for my card.  I also have the die set that goes along with the stamps - so it makes it super easy to make a beautiful creation!
I embossed a Fleur de Lis Nestability Square on my card base.  Then I stamped the flower, stamen and leaves on the die cuts and layered them over the frame with foam dots.  The flowers have two stamps so you can accent them with different colors of ink in the centers.

Today is the last day of our weeks' vacation and the 90 degree humid heat finally broke -  it's in the 80's today and there is a cool breeze that feels SO good!   We've opened the windows and turned off the air conditioners and it's just lovely!

My son Josh and his partner April are coming over for late lunch and we'll have it on the deck (I thought we might have to eat inside with the heat).  Looking forward to their visit and having a lovely afternoon before heading back to work tomorrow!

Thanks so much for dropping by today!

Stamps:  Tropical Sensations - MFT
Paper:  Vintage Cream - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Spiced Marmelade, Dried Marigold, Mowed Lawn, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Dienamics Tropical Sensation dies - MFT, Fleur de Lis Square die - Spellbinders, foam dots.