Artistic Avenger


Pretty Purses

This week at Create with Connie and Mary there is a fantastic inspiration challenge! Now I am not one to usually use pink – I mean I love it but I don’t use it too often. However this week, the inspiration photo called for a big dose of pink and black! Oh, and I was inspired by the sketch at the Paper Players this week!

The base for this card is Blushing Bride. On the far right, I used the Delight in Gladness Builder Wheel and then on the left I embossed a piece of Blushing Bride designer paper with the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder and sanded it to reveal a little bit of white.

The vertical layer is some Basic Black designer paper backed with Whisper White. Now for the super fun part of this card.

The focal panel is Basic Black and layered with Whisper White. On it, I added three purses. However, I made these purses with the Build-A-Cupcake Punch! The half-circle flaps are made using the 3/4″ circle punch and the handles are made by first punching the 1/2″ circle punch and then around it with the 3/4″ circle punch. I added a little Basic Rhinestone as the button closure.

Behind this layer I added some Whisper White organza which I looped and to it added a Basic Black button tied on with some 1/8″ Whisper White taffeta ribbon.

For the sentiment, I stamped a part of the sentiment from Create a Cupcake in White StazOn on some Basic Black cardstock. I cut it out and added it on with dimensionals.

Head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and play along and also check out what the design team has come up with!

Products used on this project:

Cardstock: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Basic Black.

Ink: White StazOn, Blushing Bride.

Stamps: Create a Cupcake, Delight in Gladness Builder Wheel.

Accessories: Builder Wheel, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Neutral Buttons, 1/8″ Whisper White taffeta ribbon, Build-A-Cupcake punch, 1/2″ circle punch, 3/4″ circle punch, Basic Rhinestones, Neutral Designer Paper, Big Shot, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, In Colour Designer Paper.



Hello Baby

This week at Create with Connie and Mary, they’ve got a great sketch challenge! I thought I’d pair it with the SU Only Challenge of doing a baby card. Here is the sketch:

For my card (it is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 square) I used Marina Mist for the base. I grabbed a piece of Play Date designer paper and backed with Wild Wasabi on one side and a piece of Poppy Parade on the other. I punched the Poppy Parade piece with the Dotted Ribbon border punch.

What I decided to do with the horizontal piece, I stamped “hello” from Hello Again and “baby” from Fundamental Phrases. I sponged the edges with Wild Wasabi and then backed it ¬†with the same colour cardstock. If you look closely, you’ll see another little bit of Poppy Parade on the far right of this piece.

I made a little collage of baby-type images using the Every Little Bit stamp set and my 3/4″ circle punch, Neutral buttons, 1/8″ taffeta ribbon, Bold Brights Buttons and again a little bit of Play Date designer paper.

So head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and play along with us!

Products used on this project:

Cardstock: Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, Poppy Parade, Whisper White.

Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie.

Stamps: Fundamental Phrases, Hello Again, Every Little Bit.

Accessories: Play Date designer paper, Bold Bright Buttons, Neutral Buttons, Dotted Ribbon border, 1/8″ Whisper White taffeta, 3/4″ circle punch, blender pen.