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Apr 17, 2014

The Sky is the Limit - with the Deconstructed Sketch

Good morning my friends!  I've got a happy little card to share wit you today for this week's Deconstructed Sketch.  

I had to get clever with a ruler and a pencil to splice and dice my layers apart to create this sunburst. To keep everything neat, straight and even, I started by cutting the pieces using a Square STAX and both Orange Fizz and Lemon Drop and then got fancy with my paper trimmer.

I added in a few puffy clouds that I cut with my Cloud Cover-Up Die-namics. The sentiment is from the Blue Skies Ahead Stamp Set which I nestled onto a Pierced Oval STAX.  I opted to modify the sketch slightly adding a full length Fishtail Flag STAX cut from glitter paper and embellished with a little Orange Fizz Button.

Here's this week's Deconstructed Sketch - it's a fun one, I can't wait to see what you whip up this week!

Be sure to visit all the Deconstructed Sketch girls to see what they've designed for you today:

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Apr 11, 2014

Release Rewind with My Favorite Things

I have two more cards to share with the My Favorite Things April Release - I had so much fun with the  previews, but I still had goodies on my desk to put to use.  Today I've got a card with each of each of the new Pure Innocence images.

Up first, let's take a look at Sunny Thoughts - isn't she sweet?  She's been stamped to watercolor paper and colored with my Distress Markers.  I used my Cloud Cover-Up Die-namics to cut Sweet Tooth felt and I've now got a bevy of puffy clouds to use as accents.  I added a small Sno Cone button tied with Hemp Cord.

The new On the Diagonal Background stamp was inked with the new Hybrid Sno Cone Ink.  The ink looks like a die ink, but when you stamp and let it dry, it has a soft pigment effect.  The coverage is fabulous.

I also used the new Hybrid Kraft ink to stamp the Typewriter text to Kraft paper. The image was trimmed out with the Pierced Rectangle STAX Die-namics.

My second image - Pure Innocence I Pick You was actually stamped with the new Hybrid Black Licorice Ink. The ink lists that it is permanent and waterproof - and of course I wanted to test that out for you.  

I am very happy with the quick drying time and waterproof quality of this ink. I was able to stamp it, and within a minute was watercoloring, the lines held with no bleeding whatsoever.

My overall card design is clean and simple.  The largest piece was stamped with the Wood Plank Background with Sweet Tooth ink.  The main image was die-cut with the Pierced Rectangle STAX and then framed with the Postage Stamp STAX. The sentiment sits on the tiniest Traditional Tags STAX which has been embellished with a Pink Lemonade Button and a bit of Hemp Cord.

If you haven't checked out the April Release I hope you'll head on over to check it out. It was a great release for sure, and I'm guessing you'll find a few things that you'll just have to take home with you.

Thanks for stopping by today, you'll find the links for my two cards just below.

Apr 9, 2014

Focus with the Deconstructed Sketch

Good morning! I've got a card to share this week for the Deconstructed Sketch challenge, and I've used some of the newest Stamps and Die-namics from My Favorite Things.

I went for a really soft, crisp look pairing off white with a big pop of black. The new Bokeh Builder Stamp Set is gorgeous, I had fun mixing the various circles to create a soft background.  

This was a great chance to use the Gerbera Daisy Die-namics that I love so very much. Remember that this amazing Die-namics is free with your purchase of $60 or more this month. 

I had so much fun stamping these bokeh building patterns I'm excited to play with the stamp set again.

This week, I did deviate lightly from the sketch, I omitted the two small notches..  I can't wait to see what you all come up with for the sketch and I hope you'll play along.

Be sure to visit all the Deconstructed Sketch girls to see what they've designed for you today:

Here are the links to the products I've used in today's card! The only one missing is the Gerbera Daisy this month's Free with $60 Die-namics.


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