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Cajun Mosaic

What a whirlwind of activity the last week has been!  But today is finally the last day of school for the kids, so hopefully I can get back to posting new cards on a semi-regular basis.

I am just squeaking this card in for the Dynamic Duos challenge this week and I have paired it with the sketch challenge from Freshly Made Sketches.

The challenges:

My card:


The colour combo was definitely a “challenge” for me (not two colours I would have put together myself), so I thought, why not pair it up with what I found to be an equally “challenging” sketch.

I am in love with Mosaic Madness stamp set and coordinating punch and will definitely be using it a lot! My card is okay but I definitely didn’t hit it out of the park this time – think I kept it a little too simple.  Oh well, here’s hoping the kids do better at the ballpark this afternoon!

Thanks for taking a look!

Here’s what I used:

Card Stock: Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla

Ink: Cajun Craze

Stamp Sets: Simply Sketched, Mosaic Madness

Tools & Embellishments: Big Shot, Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, Mosaic Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Large Rhinestone Basic Jewel

Gingham Garden Sneak Peek

As soon as I saw the sketch for this week’s challenge at Freshly Made Sketches, I knew I had to break out some of the new DSP that I have been hanging onto, that will be available in the new Stampin’ Up! catalogue.

The challenge:

My card:

If you have been a long time follower of my blog, you know that a lot of the cards I create have floral themes.  So when I saw this new Gingham Garden DSP (just wait until you see the other patterns in this package!), in the sneak peek I had of the new catalogue (definitely a big bonus of being a demonstrator!), I knew I had to have it.  But I have been so focused on using all my DSP that is retiring this year, that I haven’t used it until now.

This card really is a mix of old and new. The flowers are created with one of my all time favourite stamps and matching punch, both of which are retired. The DSP is brand new and is definitely going to become one of my favourites.  Flowers and gingham together are some of my favourite patterns, so expect to see this DSP a lot!

Thanks for taking a look!

Here’s what I used:

Card Stock/DSP: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Brights DSP Stack (retiring)

Ink: Island Indigo, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight

Stamp Sets: Itty Bitty Banners, Triple Treat Flower (retired)

Tools & Embellishments: Petal Flower Punch (retired), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, White Baker’s Twine, Vintage Faceted Buttons, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Freshly Made Flower

I fell in love with the sketch Amy created for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge, as soon as I saw it!  And you really ought to stop by and check out what all the design team members have done with the sketch, as they are all amazing creations.

The challenge:

My card:

Try as I might to make over the top, highly embellished creations, they always seem to turn out as frumpy, big messes.  So since I am far better at making clean and simple cards, this sketch was absolutely perfect for me.

I love the Best of Flowers stamp set that came out back in March, I seem to use it quite a lot, so I thought this sketch would highlight one of the flowers perfectly. I stamped the image in Crumb Cake and then used my blender pen to colour it in. I stamped it again, coloured it and then used my paper snips to cut out just the flower. You can’t tell from the picture but I propped it up with a dimensional.

Thanks for taking a look!

Here’s what I used:

Card Stock/DSP: Very Vanilla, Gumball Green, Print Poetry DSP

Ink: Crumb Cake, Gumball Green, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit (can’t see it in the picture but I used it for the centre of the little flowers)

Stamp Set: Best of Flowers, Curly Cute

Tools & Embellishments: Scallop Edge Border Punch, Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon, Basic Pearl Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals,  Blender Pen