Friday, August 30, 2019

Anniversary card for my brother and SIL

Hi!  I have a few new goodies and some time to stamp. My brother's anniversary is coming up. I wanted a card not too flowery and thought this worked pretty well.

I love plaid and I just got a stamp by Concord & 9th called Sketched Stripes Background. I stamped the stripes once in each direction in Weathervane and then again in Tattered Rose DOX.

I played with various combos of ink for the sentiment and ended up with Smokey Shadow, Melon Berry and Weathervane. It gets your attention and the shading is not too in your face.

I like the shape of the Elegant Rectangle Stax dies but really had hoped that there would be less space between the dies. I guess next time I will trim down the outer layer.

At this point something was missing and I played for a long time before realizing that a simple polka dot strip would do the trick.

I think this would be great for a masculine card for any occasion. My SIL's birthday is coming up soon so I will give her a more feminine card then :-)

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card!

Stamps: Shadowed Sentiments (pti); Sketched Stripes Background (Concord & 9th)
Paper: White, Weathervane, Melon Berry Pattern Pack (pti)
Ink: Smokey Shadow, Weathervane, Melon Berry (pti); Tattered Rose (Ranger Distress Oxide)
Dies: Elegant Rectangle STAX Die-namics (mft)

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Jurassic Wiper Surprise

I haven't had much time for stamping lately but I saw a wiper surprise card and really wanted to try it out. I don't have the dies so I watched several videos and proceeded to wing it. It took me a really long time but I finally got it to work. I think the wiper surprise dies will be in my future.  I am entering this card in the My Favorite Things Peek-a-Boo Surprise Challenge. The sentiment will go on the back of the card but I forgot to stamp that before taking my pictures.

Here is the unopened card.

The surprise is when you pull the sides of the card and a pterodactyl pops up.

I love to make interactive cards and if you have a young one who loves dinosaurs then this is a fun one to make!

Stamps: Delightful Dinosaurs (mft); Gradient Sunset (Altenew)
Paper: White, Kraft, Simply Chartreuse, Saffron Spice, Soft Stone (pti); Poppy Parade, Only Orange (SU)
Ink: Smokey Shadow, Weathervane, Spring Moss (pti); Early Espresso (SU); Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide
Dies: Delightful Dinosaurs, Volcano Die-namics (mft)
Other: Zig markers, Always Artichoke marker (SU); cosmetic blending brushes by Yoseng

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