Sunday, April 26, 2015

Real Deal and Hello for The Card Concept and Color Throwdown.

Hello again!  I was creative this weekend. 

If you're looking for the CASE a Card Blog Hop - Click here to continue on the hop.

And again, if you didn't know about the hop, highly recommend you check it out as it's a great hop that shows the progression of card as it is CASE'd from one person to another (and there is a prize).

I have two more cards to share this afternoon.  My "go to place" for inspiration - StampNation - was having a virtual retreat this past week.  I wanted to share a few more cards that I created there that were mixed with some other challenges. 

First up . . . for The Card Concept . . . they had an amazing inspiration photo . . .

I immediately thought of a deck of cards, but was also drawn to those chevrons in the photo.  I set out to create and Clean and Layered card.  One of the challenges at StampNation was to try a new technique.  So I wanted to do layering of stencils. 


 The spade, heart, diamond and club were stenciled onto the white cardstock first, and then I used a second stencil to add the chevron embossing. 

I used an opaque embossing paste and some glitter.  I was pleased with how it turned out, as it will be an awesome masculine card (and we all need those). 

My next card was for Color Throwdown, whose color scheme this week was . . .

Daisies . . . Kathleen Kelly's favorite flower in You've Got Mail.  StampNation had challenged us to make a thinking of your or miss you card.  So here is my card . . .

I used up supplies from a kit from The Stamps of Life, and just added some ink, Stickles and metallic spray.  

I hope you found some time to create today! 

Supplies Used - The Real Deal
Cardstock:  Neenah and Bazzill
Stamps:  Quite the Pear from Simon Says Stamp
Ink:  Simon Says Stamp and Hero Arts
Ribbon:  Stampin' Up
Other:  Stencils from Art C and Color Box, Dreamweaver Embossing Paste, Glitter

Supplies Used - Hello
Bulk of supplies from The Stamps of Life October Card Kit
Additional Supplies:  Ink from Colorbox, Stickles and Color Theory Gold Spray from Studio Calico


  1. A great cheerful card that will definitely cheer someone up! Thanks for joining us at Color Throwdown this week!

  2. Cool shimmery chevrons! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

  3. Nice texture. Thanks for playing at TCC:)

  4. Fun cards!! The CTD card is lovely with those flowers and fun hello clip!!

  5. Both cards are sooo the wood flowers on the CTD card!!! Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

  6. Debbie I am so in awe of the cards that you make wow!