Thursday, March 24, 2016

Let Them Eat Cake! Just Desserts!

I know, I know, lots of exclamation points in this post title, but I am so excited to have this new Just Desserts stamp set in my stash.  I might just sell off all my other birthday and food stamps cause this one is just over the top perfect.  I received this in the mail on Monday, and I just can't stop stamping with it.  Here are a few things I have created.  Most of the ideas started with a design team member's card, while others, I morphed a few other card making designers and sketches to make them.

Lizzie Jones is the designer for this stamps set, and I feel like she made it just for me.  I have begun to sell my cake creations, and this set allows me to make coordinating gift tags to go with them.  I am so happy!  These three are for my Easter cake orders: Carrot cake, lemon cream cake, and cookies and cream cake.  Fabulous.

These two cards follow design elements  modeled after Inge Groot's cards, where she uses all kinds of tilted layers.  

These two are using a Mojo Monday sketch for this week.  Gonna enter them into their link up. I dug out some very very old Papertrey Ink patterned papers for those two.  They are perfect though.  Next time I might emboss the darker panels with a large dot embossing folder, just for some added texture and interest.  

These two sets are CASed designs from the Papertrey Ink design team and their cards using this set.  Super fun and cute.  This stamp set is so easy to use with fabulous results every time.  Love it. 

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Some cards I have been working on.

Hello.  I have been absent for awhile here on the blog.  I wanted to share some cards I have been making lately.  Trying to beef up my birthday and get well card stashes.  I gave away/sold most of my cards this past fall, so I need to get my card boxes stocked.  I need to send more cards this year too.  So many goals, so little time.  Trying to use older or neglected sets as well as some new ones that need to get inky.  I have been having fun and am pleased with the results.  

MIM#242 Sponged Stamping

This week's Make It Monday Papertrey Ink challenge was doing sponged stamping.  I made two cards that are basically the same, one in pinks and one in blues and greens.  You can tell the pink one is the first one I did, cause it has some serious imperfections in the color gradients, but the blue and green one turned out much better.  I used mostly all PTI ink colors and PTI Birthday Wishes stamp set.   I may step the cards up a bit and add some vellum clouds and some candy dots to accent the elements a bit.