Sunday, January 11, 2015

Playing with Paper Smooches

As promised, (because I know you've all waited with bated breath), I'm sharing some cards I made while playing with my new Christmas gift PS stamps. They are so fun and I love to color them with markers.

First up I used the Sugar Rush set to create this little cutie:

(Please pardon the poor lighting - I failed to snap a pic during the daylight hours today. That nap wasn't going to take itself!)
Everything is from the same stamp set. I used the masking technique a few times and colored everything in with Spectrum Noir Markers. I also added a few accents with a white gel pen and a Wink of Stella glitter pen. I wish it showed up better in the photo.

My card design was inspired by this weeks challenge at Freshly Made Sketches:

I am also playing along with 4 Crafty Chicks "Anniversary" challenge.
My next card I played around with a couple of new Avery Elle inks and the PS Leafy Greens stamp set:
I used Avery Elle's Fog and Mint To Be, CTMH's Sunset, and PTI's Hibiscus Burst. The sentiment is from PS Spiritual Sampler.
My card design was inspired by the sketch over at CAS(E) This Sketch:
I got a little wild and crazy and tilted my panels; it wouldn't be the first time I've been called a "non-conformist". I try not to advertise that, but sometimes my true inner self slips out like that. I just wanted an excuse to stamp those leaves all around my card! Luckily, I had restocked some of my enamel dots (I've been hoarding what little I still had) and I had perfect matches to the inks I used on this panel. I love how the extra dimension they provide without the bulk.
I'm also playing along with Crazy 4 Challenges - use the first thing you think of on your card (the Wink of Stella pen for card #1 and the new Mint ink on card #2 -- I had to use that color on something). Additionally, I'm submitting to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge -- use something new (most all of my goodies used on these two cards were from Christmas gifts.)
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit! I hope everyone is having a great new year so far! (I'm such a "winter wimp" I'm already counting down the days til springtime. Ugh.)
God Bless,

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  1. That top sentiment made me smile Mandy! Two great cards! Hazel x

  2. Gorgeous cards! Love the addition of the mini clothespin on the first card - it really adds a wow! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  3. Oh, I love these! Fabulous take on the CTS sketch!

  4. Beautiful cards - yummy in the first case and tender in the second case!! Very well done - so happy for the fun you are having creating so many great award winner cards!!! I am with you on the "winter wimp" thing - I want warmer temperatures and I want to see the sun!!! Take care and keep happpy!!

  5. Beautiful cards! Such lovely designs!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  6. These are both fabulous. The first one is making me hungry for something sweet.

  7. Beautiful stamping Mandy !
    Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) this sketch!


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