Friday, July 29, 2011

July Inspirational Challenge

Do you feel inspired? Well there is always lots of inspiration to be found at Lily Pad Cards and today there is another Inspirational Challenge up.  Come and take a look at how the DT was inspired by other cardmakers to make their creations & join the fun challenge ;)

I was inspired by Janet's (Swanlady21) lovely card here. I particularly like the white stamped panel and the ribbon running below. Such a great design which can be used in many ways.

Here is my take...

I used the lovely flower from the Hero Arts Lotus Leaves set to stamp a subtle background in white on kraft and used the same flower stamped with pool shadow ink on white cardstock. The pool panel on which I stamped the sentiment is colored in with pool shadow ink using an ink blending tool.

I really rarely use black ribbon on my cards ... but somehow this seems to work okay on this card ;)

Stamps: CL542 Lotus Leaves, CL493 Live Life.
Papers: Bazzill Kraft & coconut swirl, Bo Bunny 
Inks: Memories White/Black dye ink, Hero Arts Pool Shadow ink
Other: May arts silk ribbon, Doddlebug button, twine.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Manilla tags & beautiful stamps

I use inexpensive manilla tags for many of things - but one of my favorite things is to make cute & simple stamped tags for gifts. 

I love the combination of the simple tag & a beautiful stamp in a lovely color. 
(just one color & second generation stamping (stamping 2nd time without reinking the stamp) to make a lighter shade)!

Here is a set I made for a quick and inexpensive hostess gift. No fuss - just stamping in lovely colors!!

The supplies list is limited:
Hero Arts CL383 Antique Butterflies, Hero Arts Delicate Leaf Clusters, Hero Arts CL519 Many Dots, Ranger distress inks (dusty concord, peeled paint & broken china)
Manilla tags

I used binding rings to hold the set together with some matching ribbon & twine.

The supplies list is limited:
Hero Arts CL519 Many Dots, Ranger distress inks (dusty concord, peeled paint & broken china)
Manilla tags

Wrapping it up with matching tissue paper & twine for gift wrapping & some matching flowers & homemad jam.

Have a great Sunday!!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Lily Pad Cards's Lucy's Lovely Lines Challenge

 Happy Friday everyone! 

A new Lucy's Lovely Lines Challenge is up at Lily Pad Cards today! Isn't this sketch just great? Love how this makes me wanna make CAS cards ;)

The challenge is sponsored by the craft's meow and all of the design team members each got a stamp set to work with. I was so lucky to get this very sweet Lovely Birds Set
I love that this set has a great variety of cute birdies....

And here is my inspirational card for the challenge! 

Stamps: the crafts meow Lovely Birds Set
Inks: Tuxedo Memento Rich cocoa, Ranger distress ink barn door.
Papers: Bazzill kraft and coconut swirl.
Other: stiching & ribbon (unknown)

Please check out the other fabulous cards of the design team at Lily Pad Cards. 

I hope you feel inspired to play along with a chance to win a stamp set from the craft's meow!!

Have a great weekend!!!