Monday, March 25, 2013

Easter Blessing Card

Good morning everybody before I get to today’s card I would just like to share a picture of my current weather conditions we have going on here in Western Pennsylvania. I know its spring time so let’s bring on the sunshine and get rid of the snow.

Okay so for today’s card I had made for the Simon says stampEaster Spring challenge, that is currently going on over at the Simon says stamp challenge blog. So for this challenge they are also featuring the memory box dies however it is not mandatory to use for the challenge. This is great for me because I only own two memory box dies!
I had decided to make a 5.5 x 5.5 square Easter card. The card base is made with a lavender color card stock that I have picked up from Michael’s, is the recollection brand called pastel card stock paper pack. All of the pattern paper is from doodlebug designs 6 x 6 pad called hello spring. The stamped image is from CC designs called masterpiece. And that sentiment is from the Amy R stamps called eggstra special sentiments. I had also used a Martha Stewart butterfly punch. And for the inks I had used staz on jet black for the image and, versa fine onyx black for the sentiments.

So for this card I stepped out of my comfort zone a little bit, and decided to do a little bit of water coloring which I have never done before.  I have stamp out the image using the staz on ink on some watercolor paper and pull out my watercolor sets and went to town coloring. Since this was my first time water coloring I am really happy with the way it turned out.

As I have said before with all my cards I tried to make the inside of the card coincide with the front of the card. I had just used some scraps that I had left over from the front and also added some butterflies on the inside as well.

Good luck to everyone who is participating in this challenge. And if you’re reading this on my blog go check out Simon says stamp challenge blog and play along with this challenge you have until Wednesday, March 27, 2013 to enter. As always thank you so much for stopping by and have a great day and until next time bye everyone!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Egg-stra special card

Update: added video at end of post!!!!

Hello everyone and welcome to today’s card!  So I created this card for the all that scraps challenge blog, this biweekly challenge was an anything that goes. To participate and find out the rules check out their challenge blog by clicking HERE. One of their main rules is that you must use a CC designs stamp, examples Amy R, Mashi Muffins, Sweet November, Lilipad &Lolitas,and Webbies word. The prize for this challenge is 5 CC designs digi stamps.

I decided to make a 5.5 x 5.5 square card with a white card base. Yellow card stock I used as matting is from recollections pastel card stock pack from Michael’s. The yellow plaid card stock is again from recollections pastel printed card stock collection. The rest of the pattern paper is from doodlebug 6x6 pattern paper pack called hello spring. The stamped image is from CC designs called cracked Lula, I colored her hair, face, and outfit with copics, I paper pieced the egg with the yellow plaid paper. These sentiments are from Amy R eggstra special sentiments set. I have also used two different dies on this card, the eggs are from CC designs called eggs, and the die I used for the sentiments is from papertreyink called boutique boarders mother die.  The image was stamp out using memento tuxedo Black ink, and the sentiments were stamp out using Versa fine onyx black ink.

I really enjoyed making this card. I think this card came out super cute. When I’m designing my cards I like the inside of the card to coincide with the front of the card as you can see with the picture below. I do have a video of me putting together this card. I just have to get it edited and uploaded to YouTube, but in the meantime I figured I would get this blog post done. Good luck to everyone who is participating in the challenge! And there is still some time to enter if you haven’t already the deadline for this challenge is March 26, 2013. As always thank you so much for stopping by my blog today and until next time Bye!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Just because........

Hi everyone and welcome to today’s card! I made this card to participate in the Simon says stamp challenge called Simon says choose a sketch. Below is a picture of sketch 2 which I chose to use for this card.

I figured that since I was participating in this challenge for Simon says stamp, that it was fitting that I use my March card kits from Simon says stamp. This card is a 4 x 4 card with a white base, the pattern paper is from Lawn fawn-called Daphne’s closet. The stamp set is called flower friends and it was the stamp set included in the card kit.  The sentiment was stamp out using versa fine onyx black ink, the flowers and dots were stamp out using hero arts shadow inks in charcoal, bubblegum, orange soda, the blue is a neon blue from the hero arts neon collection.

For the inside of the card I went along with the same layout as the front of the card. I did not add a sentiments to the inside, I figured I could add that whenever I needed to use this card.

Good luck to all the participants. And until next time have a great day!
I am entering this card in to the Simon Says....Choose a Sketch ! Challenge

Monday, March 11, 2013

Happy Mail Card

Who doesn't love happy mail! So I made this card about a month ago for a giveaway that I had hosted on my YouTube channel. I was initially planning on posting a video with this card, but I had figured that it’s been a while, and quite frankly I just do not have the time to edit the video. I decided to just go ahead and post this on my blog and just include the pictures. Like I said this was for a giveaway and the lucky winner was Sunni-her YouTube name is siksun2012. I don’t have the card in hand anymore, so I’m going by memory for what I used for the card. I know that this card was bigger than and A2, going by memory-believe it w 5.25 x 5.75.  The paper line I used was prima, and the Madeline collection.  The image is from tiddlyinks and is called happy mail clear stamp set. I color the girl in with my copic markers, I have a picture below that states all the colors I had use. Her dress and shoes were paper pieced with the same collection of papers from Prima. I had also uses Stickles on her shoes, and used a spellbinders die to help create the focal point of the card. I think that pretty much describes the card if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in contact with me! And until next time have a wonderful day!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Wanna hang out

For card again I had used my February Simon says stamp monthly card.  Once again I decided to make a traditional A2 size card. If you would like to watch the video I’m going to include below, it will walk you through step-by-step on how I made this card. When making this card I used everything in the car kit except for the inks.  I had also used my corner chomper  to round all the corners on this card. Again all of this information is explained in the video below. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me, I have now added buttons onto my blog to connect with me on social networks. Thanks so much, and until next time have a great day!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Sympathy Card

Here is my very first sympathy card!  I made this card using my Simon Says Stamp Card Kit.  This card kit was from the of Month FEBRUARY 2013 called STYLE OF LOVE.  When I received this kit I was very excited to use it.  I really, really like this kit.  However I found it very hard to create with.  Normally when I get these kits I try to use what in the kits and nothing else.  Except for things like ink, adhesives, etc.  For this card I did use a piece of vellum, and a stamp set from Kaiser craft that was not included in the kit.   I am really happy with this card,I think it turned out good.  If you want to watch the processed video of me putting the card together I will put it below of you can check out my you tube channel under my name Crystal Shipley. I am also going to include a link to the card kit.Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month FEBRUARY 2013 STYLE OF LOVE Thank you so much and until next time Bye!!!!!