Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Scrapping for Less ~ More Castles & Dreams Card Kit Fun

Hello! Today, I am sharing some more fun cards I made using the Castles & Dreams card kit! I chose a sketch that I thought I'd use for all the Collections in the kit, but I only managed to get three cards made. I ended up changing things up a bit with each collection to make the sketch fit the card. 

 My first card is using Collection Three. I stamped the image and colored it in using Prismacolor pencils. I die cut a stitched scallop circle and then die cut the middle to make a frame to fit around the image. I adhered all of the layers of pretty papers to a white card base and then popped up the image. I stamped the sentiment directly on the patterned paper with the words on it. I die cut it using a stitched flag die and then I added the brads. I then popped up the sentiment on the card using foam tape.

My second card is using Collection Four. I did absolutely no stamping for this one. I cut all the layers and adhered them to the white card base and then popped up the die cut stitched scalloped circle. I added the unicorn and the hearts. I cut the sentiment from the cut apart papers and adhered it to the card. I then added a few sequins and called this one done.

My third card is using Collection One. I paired a couple of the fun papers in this kit and also used the Nightshift Blue card stock for a layer. I layered the panel on a white card base. I stamped the little dragon using Memento tuxedo black ink and then colored him in with prismacolor pencils. I also colored in a bit of 'sky' for him to fly through. I stamped the sentiment and die cut it out with a stitched flag die. I adhered the sentiment to the layers on the card and I popped up the main image. I added a few sequins in a triangular pattern around the main image... keeping them in pairs. I think it's super cute with the polka dot pattern from the patterned paper.

 I hope my cards have inspired you with some ideas for your kits.

Thanks for stopping by!

See ya next time.
~ Crystal

Friday, February 23, 2018

Scrapping for Less Presents: Castles and Dreams ~ Feb 2018 FOTM Blog Hop

We are sooooo excited to bring you this kit for the month of February. This kit is packed with wonderful fantasy goodies. Some exclusives are included with this kit: Stamping Bella and La La Land Crafts partnered with us to have some exclusive stamps in this kit as well as Teresa's first ever sentiment stamp (there will be more of these to come) for the Banana Split level. So, don't delay! There are limited kits available this month. Let your knight in shining armor deliver a kit to your door! Head over to the Flavor of the Month page to get your kit now! Enjoy all the wonderful creations our team and guest designer has for you today. So, sit back and join along in our fantasy world this morning. 

I am so thrilled to share my cards for the kit this month! We're just going to get right to it!

My first card is for Collection One and I used Sketch #1. I shared the sweet Stamping Bella dragon that's included in this collection for my sneak peek card... if you missed that you can check it out here. So for this card, I decided to use the icon stickers that are included. How cute are these little dragons?! I kept this card pretty simple and pretty much stayed with the sketch. But... 

I did add some more icon stickers to the inside! How fun! I have a sweet little nephew turning 2 very soon and I made this card with him in mind.

My second card is for Collection Two and I used Sketch #3. I had A LOT of fun with the papers for this card! It took me a bit of time to figure out what to use where but it just kind of came together on it's own. Does that ever happen to you? The card just speaks to you?! LOL... well, maybe I'm just a paper whisperer. LOL! I'm cracking myself up. Anywho, I did color this sweet unicorn with copics {RV06, RV10, RV11, N0, N1, Y06, Y35} and I added some white gel pen and then decided to also go over it with a glitter gel pen. Every unicorn needs some glitter!! I ended up moving my sentiment for this sketch but Oh My Goodness... this sentiment is from Teresa's new kit that is included in the Banana Split level and it's amazing! I love the fabulous sentiments in this stamp set! My last touch on this card was a couple of stickers... the rainbow/star is from this collection and the cloud is from the Doodlebug Designs Rainbow Doodlepop that is included in the Banana Split level.

My third card is for Collection Three and I used Sketch #2. Oh My Goodness! How adorable is this image?! I just love it! It was so much fun to color... like I was a part of a fairy tale! Well, I started by picking the papers for the card and I pulled the colors for the images from the papers. I loved the peach colors for the little princesses dress and hat... and even her shoes! She looks so sweet! I also decided to go an unconventional route here with the knight in shining 'teal' armor... oh, but I think it works! I used the following copics for this image {Skin - E000, E21, E50, E51, E53, RV10; Hair - E55, E57, YR20, YR23, YR31; Dress/hat/shoes - YR0000, YR01, YR15; Armor/helmet/flower - BG000, BG15, BG18, R81, R85, R89; Knight's shoes - N3, N4, N7}.
I kept to the sketch on this one, except I flipped it on the side. The sentiment is another fun one from the exclusive Scrapping for Less Castles and Dreams sentiment stamp set... love it!

I didn't do anything fancy on the inside of this one. I just stamped the sentiment from the Stamping Bella Knight/Princess set. I was thinking this may be a fun anniversary card!

And my fourth for today is from Collection Four and I used Sketch #4. When I received my kit for this month, my daughter was with me and she just Oohhed and Aahhed when we opened everything up. She really loved this princess though and since her favorite color is purple (most days... it seems to change daily!), I thought I'd make this card for her. I used the Echo Park Once Upon a Time Princess papers from the collection to make the layers. I colored the image using copic markers {Skin - E000, E21, E51, RV10; Hair - YR20, YR23, YR31; Dress - 0, V01, V04} and then I trimmed the card stock down and mat it on a piece of the Grape Jelly card stock in the kit. I popped the main image up using foam tape. I added a cute little enamel heart and a few of the pearl enamels. So cute! 

I had so much fun playing with this awesome kit! I hope you've enjoyed the cards I shared! Now it's time to check out all the other fabulous creations from the Design Team.

~ Blog Hop Line Up ~

Crystal O. Minkler <--- you're here

 up next --->  Katie Williams

Thanks for stopping by!

See ya next time.
~ Crystal

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

February FOTM Sneak Peek ~ Happy Birthday Dragon!

Hello! Today, I have a sneak peek of the February 2018 Flavor of the Month card kit... are you ready for the cutest, most darling card kit yet?! Oh. My. Cuteness!! You're going to love it!

Without revealing too much... I created the background using Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide inks. I adhered some fun papers to the bottom of the watercolor paper and then ran the whole piece through my big shot with a rectangle wonky die.

I adhered a few clouds from a die set in my stash. I then popped up a quick sentiment from the same cute papers. I colored this adorable little gal using copic markers {RV10, RV13, V01, V04, V05, V09} and fussy cut her out.

Every girl dragon needs some glitter!! I added some using a clear wink of stella pen. To finish off the card I popped the little dragon up using foam tape. So cute! Don't forget to come by this Saturday for the reveal and blog hop for this month's fabulous kit!

Thanks for stopping by!

See ya next time.
~ Crystal

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Papertrey Ink Stripes Challenge ~ Christmas lives in the Heart

Hello! Today I'm sharing my last entry for the Papertrey Ink 11th Anniversary Celebration Challenges. This one is for the Stripes Challenge. I decided to use up some of the beautiful stripe Christmas paper that I bought last year during the huge sale.

Once I designed my card, I thought... why not make a few? So, I ended up making half a dozen. I really love the way they turned out. I started by cutting all of my card stock from card bases to layers. I don't usually do this but I thought it would make sense since I planned on doing multiples.

I then stamped the angels by using two ink pads, Aqua Mist and Ripe Avocado. I masked the angel and stamped the wings with Aqua Mist. I stamped the stars using Harvest Gold... and then decided to stamp over that with Lemon Tart and it brightened the yellow a bit. I stamped the sentiment using Memento Tuxedo black ink. I was going to doodle some strings for the stars hanging down, but I decided to add some gold twine. I punched some 1/8" holes at the top of the stars. I pulled through some gold twine and taped them to the back of the circle. I then tied a bunch of little bows and adhered them using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

I adhered all my layers on each of the cards. I did pop up the circle pieces and the little hearts. I had a lot of fun making these and I think they turned out pretty cute!

Here are the products I used for this card:
Stamps: Love Lives Here: Holiday
Inks: Aqua Mist, Ripe Avocado, Harvest Gold, Lemon Tart, Pure Poppy, Memento Tuxedo black
Card Stock: Aqua Mist, Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy, White, Candy Cane Prints paper
Tools: Mini Misti, Spellbinders Circle & Scallop dies, 1/8" circle punch
Miscellaneous: gold twine

Thanks for stopping by!

See ya next time.
~ Crystal

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Papertrey Ink Color Challenge ~ You Warm My Heart

Hello again! Today, I have my entry for the Papertrey Ink Color Challenge... another challenge for the 11th Anniversary Celebration over at Papertrey Ink. Woohoo! I've had so much fun playing along with these challenges!

For the color challenge, we were able to choose a color combo from the inspiration shared by the design team so I chose Stephanie Gold's color recipe of Smokey Shadow, Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, Lemon Tart, and Soft Stone.

I started my card with a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2" piece of Soft Stone card stock that I inked up first with the Background Basics Birch (say that 3 times fast - ha!) stamp using Soft Stone ink. I then stamped a bunch of images from the Drips & Dribbles stamp set using first and second generation stamping with the Smokey Shadow ink. I cut that piece down to 3-5/8 x 5-1/2" and mat it on a piece of Lemon Tart card stock and added two strips of Smokey Shadow card stock approximately 1/8" wide on either side of my background. I adhered the entire piece to a Soft Stone card base and set it aside. I die cut and inked up two coffee cups from the Warm Happiness and Warm Happiness Too stamp sets using Aqua Mist,  Spring Moss, and Smokey Shadow inks. I die cut two banners from Lemon Tart and Smokey Shadow card stock and trimmed them on one end. I stamped the sentiment on the Smokey Shadow banner using VersaMark ink and heat embossed some ultra fine white embossing powder. I adhered the banners to the card and added the coffee cups. I also added a few drops of Nuvo Crystal gloss Ebony Black drops. That's it for my Color Challenge card!

Here are the products I used for this card:
Stamps: Background Basics Birch, Drips & Dribbles, Warm Happiness, Warm Happiness Too
Inks: Soft Stone, Smokey Shadow, Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, VersaMark
Card Stock: Soft Stone, Smokey Shadow, White, Lemon Tart
Tools: Warm Happiness dies, Mini Misti
Miscellaneous: Nuvo Crystal Drops gloss Ebony Black, Ranger Ultra Fine White embossing powder

Thanks for stopping by!

See ya next time.
~ Crystal

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Papertrey Ink Use Only Dies - No Stamps Challenge ~ Love

Hello! I'm back again with another entry for yet another challenge over at Papertrey Ink. This challenge was interesting to say the least... Use Only Dies - No Stamps Challenge.

I decided to play with my new Mix & Mat: Hearts die which made for an easy background. I wanted to do something a little out of the box so I grabbed some of my Papertrey Ink papers from last years big sale. I decided this beautiful textured grey paper would be fun. I die cut that and a piece of Pure Poppy card stock. I adhered the grey piece to a piece of True Black card stock. I went searching through my Papertrey Ink dies thinking I would surely have one to go with these pretty hearts, but I didn't. Eeek! So I had to use my Happy Greetings dies from My Favorite Things. I cut the Love sentiment out of both layers and set them aside. I adhered the whole piece to a white card base and then started adding the red hearts and letters. I added a few drops of Nuvo Crystal gloss Autumn Red drops.. sadly, the only red drops I have... and then added some white and red twine. Another card for the PTI challenges! Woohoo!

Here are the products I used for this card:
Card Stock: White, True Black, Pure Poppy, Floral Sketches paper
Tools: Mix & Mat: Hearts die, Happy Greetings (MFT)
Miscellaneous: Nuvo Crystal Drops gloss Autumn Red, Red & White twine

Thanks for stopping by!

See ya next time.
~ Crystal

Sending You Lots of Love with a New Distress Oxide Technique!

Happy Valentine's Day!! I have a cute card to share with you today that I made using a new technique that I just recently saw from a Creativation video.

I just adore this new little stamp set from My Favorite Things called Blowing Kisses. Isn't she adorable! I wanted to try out this fun technique I saw Tim Holtz demonstrate using the Distress Oxide inks and Alcohol Ink Cardstock so I pulled out Candied Apple, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, and Wilted Violet oxide inks.

I smooshed them on my craft mat and dabbed the card stock in the ink here and there. I dried each layer and did more dabbing. This was a bunch of inky fun! I loved it! You notice at this point the colors are soft and muted but look what happens when you blend some distress glaze over the card stock... 

All of the layers pop and shine!! Oh my goodness!! I loved how this background turned out!

I die cut the large heart and adhered it to a white stitched layer on the white card base. I also die cut a few little hearts and adhered them to the card here and there. The stamped image was fun to play with, too. I inked her up and colored her in using copic markers, I even changed up my usual color combo for the skin {Skin - E000, E21, E50; Hair - E31, E55, E57; Tights - N0, 0; Shoes - RV10, RV11}. I paper pieced her dress from the scrap papers left from my Coffee Craft Repeat card kit. Still having fun with that kit! I popped up the sweet little girl on the card and then stamped the sentiment on a scrap of black card stock using VersaMark ink and heat embossed a fine white embossing powder. I just love how this turned out! Hope you like it too! I also hope that you'll give this new technique a try... it was so much fun! And if you do, be sure to share in the Scrapping for Less: Show & Share Facebook group.

Thanks for stopping by!

See ya next time.
~ Crystal

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Papertrey Ink Retirement Challenge ~ Thank you!

Hello! I am on a roll... woohoo!! Here's my entry for the Papertrey Ink Retirement Challenge. The stamp set I used for this is the Paper Clippings: Thank You set. I hate to admit it, but this is the first time I inked up this set. Wow, is it big!

As you can see it takes up almost the entire A2 card that I made. It's a really cute set. I inked up the sentiment using VersaMark and Royal Velvet ink and then I heat embossed it with a clear embossing powder. For some reason the embossing didn't heat up smooth... it's kind of bumpy. I don't know why. If you know why it did this, please let me know in the comments. I hope I don't have defective embossing powder. Anywho, I stamped a few flowers and the little birds using Plum Pudding, Blueberry Sky, Winter Wisteria, Lilac Grace, and Lavender Moon inks. I die cut the piece using a large rectangular stitched die. I adhered it to a piece of Blueberry Sky patterned paper and then popped up the whole panel using dimensionals onto a white card base. I added a few drops of Sweet Lilac gloss Nuvo drops. A pretty quick thank you card and another one for the Papertrey Ink challenges! Yay!!

Here are the products I used for this card:
Stamps: Paper Clippings: Thank You
Card Stock: White, Blueberry Sky patterned paper
Ink: Royal Velvet, Winter Wisteria, Lavender Moon, Lilac Grace, Blueberry Sky, Plum Pudding
Tools: Stitched Rectangle Stacklets (Taylored Expressions)
Miscellaneous: Nuvo Crystal Drops gloss Sweet Lilac

Thanks for stopping by!

See ya next time.
~ Crystal

Monday, February 12, 2018

Papertrey Ink Floral Challenge ~ Happy Birthday!

Hello! I'm super excited! I was able to make another card for the 11th Anniversary Floral Challenge over at Papertrey Ink! I am having so much fun with these challenges!

For this card I started with a piece of watercolor paper and I smooshed some Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink on my craft mat and spritzed it with a little water. I dabbed my paper in it. I did it just a couple of times to get the background. I then put my watercolor paper in my splatter box and splattered some gold silks. It's all shimmery and pretty! I set that aside to dry and inked up some pretty flowers using the Gran's Garden stamp set and dies. I adhered the flowers to my card and stamped my sentiment using the Ways to Say: Birthday mini stamp set. I die cut that out with a banner die and then die cut another banner in Plum Pudding card stock. I layered the banners and popped them up on the card. Another card for the PTI challenges AND another birthday card for the stash! Woohoo!

Here are the products I used for this card:
Stamps: Gran's Garden, Ways to Say: Birthday
Card Stock: White, Watercolor paper, Plum Pudding
Ink: Lilac Grace, Plum Pudding, Harvest Gold, Lemon Tart, Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide
Tools: Heat gun, Mini Misti
Miscellaneous: Gold silks (Fun Stampers Journey)

Thanks for stopping by!

See ya next time.
~ Crystal

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Papertrey Ink Transformation Tuesday {on a Wednesday} Challenge ~ Happy Birthday!

Hello! I am so happy I was able to play along with another challenge from Papertrey Ink's 11th Anniversary challenges and celebrations! The challenge this time was to Tranform a card so I decided to go through my entries from the Make it Monday challenges and pick one of those to transform.

I chose this card from the Make it Monday #284 challenge. I like how this card turned out, but I thought it could use a little somethin' somethin'. Ha!

I started with the same kraft card base and I adhered the vellum layer directly to the base. I decided to use softer colors on the white layer so I didn't need the vellum layer to cover it. I also used a new Mix & Mat: Postal die for the white layer AND I used the Linen/Canvas Impression plate to give it some texture. I made the butterfly using just the bluish green colors this time, instead of the chocolate. I do like the chocolate outline on the first card because it makes it pop, but I didn't use any other chocolate on the card so I thought I'd just stick with the colors I used. I also decided to add a smaller sentiment to finish off the card. I like the repetitive background saying happy birthday but I think this really made the sentiment stand out. I added a few gemstones, just like the first card and called it done! I like my first card, but I REALLY like how this transformed card turned out!

Here's the products I used for this card:
Stamps: Pen & Ink, Butterfly Hope, Ways to Say: Birthday
Card Stock: Kraft, White, Vellum
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Aqua Mist
Tools: Mix & Mat: Postal, Linen/Canvas Impression Plate, Butterfly Hope die
Miscellaneous: The Paper Studio Gemstones

Thanks for stopping by!

See ya next time.
~ Crystal

Friday, February 9, 2018

Papertrey Ink Sketch Challenge ~ Sending You Sunshine

Hi there! I'm going to make this quick... I really want to get this entered for the PTI 11th Anniversary Sketch Challenge before it ends. I really struggled with this card... nothing was going right so I'm just going to enter it as is. Maybe later this weekend I'll have another go at it.

I die cut an oval shape on a thin piece of card stock and used that to mask the area that I wanted to blend my ink using the Dots Collection stencil. I also blended some ink around the edge of the oval to give it a little more definition. I die cut and then stamped the sunflowers several times using different inks... it's really hard to see in the picture. Unfortunately, my last color was some kraft ink around the center of the flower and that's where my first mistake took place. It smudged terribly. I finished up inking the flowers and the center for the flowers and then the leaves. I adhered the pieces together and then adhered them to the card layering them a bit. I stamped the sentiment and fussy cut the banner and adhered it to the card. Now, my last mistake was to add some wink of stella around the oval... for some reason the pen leaked and thank goodness, the mess it made isn't really visible in this picture. I do like how this turned out as an overall design and I hope to revisit it soon.

Here's the products I used for this card:
Stamps: Simple Sunflower
Card Stock: Aqua Mist, White
Ink: Lemon Tart, Bright Buttercup, Harvest Gold, Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Prairie Grass, Ripe Avocado, Hawaiian Shores
Tools: Simple Sunflower Die Collection, Dots Stencil Collection, Oval die (not PTI)
Miscellaneous: clear wink of stella

Thanks for stopping by!

See ya next time.
~ Crystal

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Pets Make Life Sweeter!

Hello! Today, I have a sweet card using the My Favorite Things New Best Friend stamp set! Have you seen this adorable set?! It's in the Scrapping for Less store right ---> here
I knew when I saw it, I just had to have it... even though, at this time, we don't have a pet in our home. I do, however, have a lot of family and friends with fur babies so I can make cards for them with this adorable set. Enough, chatter... let's get to the card!

I've been in a mood for white cards lately, but I decided with this one I wanted some layers. I stamped the main image using memento tuxedo black ink and then colored her in using a bunch of copic markers {Skin - E50, E51, E53, RV10; Dog - E02, E07, E08, E09, E21; Hair - YR20, YR23, YR31; Jeans - B95, B97; Boots - E34, E37, E39; Shirt - YG61; Ground - N0, N1, 0}. 
I paper pieced her shirt using a pack of papers that I normally wouldn't have reached for to make a 'shirt'. I used the Echo Park Go. See. Explore. paper pack. I loved the color and the fun geometric design was a bonus. I also used the paper for the dog's collar, but it's really hard to see. It's just a light blue portion of the other side of the paper.

Once the main image was colored I die cut it using a wonky circle die and set it aside. Next, I cut a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2" piece of white card stock and stamped the top portion with the tiny hearts from the stamp set using Distress Oxide Candied Apple ink. I dried it with my heat gun... just to be safe and then ran the card stock through my Big Shot using a paw print embossing folder just for the top portion. The bottom half was not in the folder at all. And then, I die cut the card stock using a stitched rectangle die. I adhered the embossed rectangle piece to a white card base using pop dots. I then popped up the main image using foam tape.

I got to thinking about what color to do the sentiment on and I thought I'd keep with the red from the hearts. So, I stamped the sentiment on red card stock using VersaMark ink and then heat embossed some ultra fine white embossing powder. I die cut the piece using a banner die and then adhered it to the card. But I wasn't done there... it needed some more love so I die cut a couple of hearts using the Lawn Fawn Hearts dies from the December FOTM kit. I then stamped and heat embossed a little paw print. How cute is that?! I adhered the heart popping up the edges to they didn't get smooshed later when I mail it. That's it for today... I sure hope you like this sweet card.

Thanks for stopping by!

See ya next time.
~ Crystal

Saturday, February 3, 2018

~ Friends of Unity February Blog Hop ~

Hello! It's time for another Friends of Unity hop and our theme this month is fitting for the month of February... LOVE! Unity has a huge selection of kits that can be used for Love cards! It's really almost overwhelming... but that's a good thing! That means they have something for everyone's likes and tastes! Yay!

I woke up one morning last week with this very card in mind using the Bryna Girl kit from Unity's line of Angie girls. Isn't it funny how inspiration can just hit you out of nowhere?! And this was before I had even had my coffee! Say what?! Amazing!

I had picked up a bunch of papers from the Hobby Lobby last time I went there and I remembered this super fun distressed cloud paper. I thought, why not run it through my Big Shot with the stitched clouds cover die from Lil' Inker Designs... so I did! How cute!? I adhered it to the top portion of a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2" piece of thin card stock. I adhered a piece of distressed wood paper to the bottom portion for my ground. Once all those were adhered, I ran the whole piece through my Big Shot with a larger die from My Favorite Things. There were really so many pretty papers to play with that I just HAD to add some pink brick papers to the edge with a fun scallop! It covered up a bit of the pretty stitched edge, but I'm ok with that. I adhered my background piece to a kraft card base and set it aside.

Now for the fun... some paper piecing and a tiny bit of coloring. I stamped Bryna Girl using Memento tuxedo black ink and then colored her skin in using E50, E51, & E53 copic markers. I colored her hair in using E51, E55, & E57. I also colored the bottom portion of the shoes with E50 & E53; filled in the background with BG72; and lastly, her bracelet with R14. I stamped Bryna Girl again on a bunch of different papers and fussy cut pieces out to paper piece her outfit and even the tops of her shoes. I love paper piecing... it's a lot like paper dolls with so many possibilities!

 I also paper pieced the heart balloon and fussy cut it. I originally had the string still attached but then I thought it would be fun to use some twine so I used a small circle punch to pop a little hole where her hand is in the pocket. I slipped the white baker's twine through there a couple of times to cover up the black 'string' still on her hand and then I tied the other end to the balloon with a bow. I popped up Bryna Girl and the balloon on the card using dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of white card stock and fussy cut a banner and then trimmed a piece of the distressed wood paper for a mat. I used a staple to attach the two pieces and then popped up the sentiment. I love how this turned out! What do you think? 

Now let's go see what the other hoppers have, shall we?! I believe there's also a giveaway on our hop! Before you hop away though, I'd love to hear your thoughts... leave me a comment below. :)

~ Let's Hop ~

Crystal O. Minkler <--- you're here

up next --->  Eileen Mathys

Thanks for stopping by!

See ya next time.
~ Crystal

Friday, February 2, 2018

PCC278 ~ Happy Anniversary!

Hello! I saw a cute sketch challenge over at the Paper Craft Crew Challenge blog and thought I should play along with some new stamps!! Great excuse to get inky, right?!

I stamped the cake from Unity's Blossomy Confection kit in Memento tuxedo black ink and colored it in with Copic markers. I cut some strips of paper from a new fun pack of papers that I just recently got called Mint Berry by The Paper Studio! Beautiful pack of papers! I adhered those strips to an A2 white card base. I die cut a circle from another paper and adhered that along with a couple of banners. I also paper pieced the cake plate... how fun is that!? I stamped the sentiment using VersaMark ink and heat embossed some fine black embossing powder. I fussy cut the cake out and popped it up on the card. Voila!

Now... I wasn't quite done there, to finish off the card I added some clear wink of stella to the flowers and I added a bunch of pink nuvo drops... maybe too many drops, but oh well. I had some inky fun!

Isn't this a fun sketch challenge?! If you have some time to get inky, you should play along too! Here's a link to the challenge... Paper Craft Crew!

Thanks for stopping by!

See ya next time.
~ Crystal