Thursday, March 15, 2012

Four for the Price of One!

I have 4 cards to share with you today -  all made for challenges over at Split Coast Stampers.

My first card was for this weeks Color Challenge where hostess Mary asked us to use yellow, poppy parade and pool party.

This fun summer screen door from Poppy Stamps reminds me of the simple joys of a hot summer growing up - running in and out of the house through the back screen wooden door and hearing it slam!  The modern landscape die is Memory Box. I added a little brad for the door handle and a strip of twill ribbon to ground the door. I love how the door cuts open - welcoming us into the summer sunshine!  The sentiment is from Green Thumb by Papertrey Ink.

For card #2  I used the same landscape die for this Color Challenge card from last week.  Hostess Karen asked us to use Vanilla, Wild Wasabi and Blushing Bride - and for dessert - to do some heat embossing!

I created a little country scene with rolling hills and fluffy white clouds to illustrate the beautiful day spoken of in the black embossed sentiment by Rubbernecker I added a row of pink rhinestones for a little shimmer!

This next card was made for the Inspiration Challenge as well as the Free 4 All challenge - to use a fan fold.
Anne had a wonderful decorative fan web site to show us.  I was inspired by this pretty flowered one.
It reminded me of some patterned paper I had in my stash by American Crafts.  I made a little fan out of the paper using my Tim Holtz Rosette die and adhered it to the top of my  Mat Stack 3 die from PTI.   I stamped my sentiment from Rubbernecker on the bottom part of the Mat Stack and layered it to the next size larger Mat that I cut from the same patterned paper.  I embossed the red panel with Argyle and sponged the sentiment Mat with Mustard Seed Distress ink. I added some rhinestones to finish it off.

And my final card for today was made for 4 challenges!  

Combining last Wednesday's sketch, Thursday's Ways to Use it (something a boy would play with) and two from Thursday - the Free4all to use a fan fold and The Queen for today - Neva.

I was inspired by the cute cowboy on this card of Neva's and in true Neva fashion my card incorporates multiple challenges!  My super hero is a digi imge from Mo's Digital Pencil called 'Ta Da' from the Super Kid set. My sentiment is from Half Pint Heroes by Waltzingmouse .  I colored the image with Copics, die cut it with a circle Nestability, sponging it with Mustard Seed distress ink before taking it out of the die. I layered it to a pinking circle Nestability.  I cut the red star patterned paper with Tim Holtz Rosette die and layered it over the bottom strip. The background is embossed with Square Lattice from SU.

This will be a good card for one of my 'super hero' grand nephews!

Thanks for sticking with me through this long post!

Hope to see you back here on Saturday when I'll be participating in the Waltzingmouse Blog Party (held every 17th of the month! see my side bar)   

This month the theme is St. Patrick's/Irish/Green and to help you out if you have no appropriate images Claire has some free digi's here!

You'll find all the party details here.

The Simple Joys of Life
Stamps: Green Thumb - PTI
Paper: Pool Party, Poppy Parade - SU, Lemon Tart & DP Textstyle Funky Town - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: brad - Imaginesce, gems - Amuse, Classic Screen Door - Poppy Stamps, Modern Landscape - Memory Box, Scallop oval punch - SU, lemon tart twill - PTI   
Beautiful Wishes
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Beautiful Wishes #565-12  
Paper: Vintage Cream - PTI, Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride - SU, DP Pink Paislee Vintage Voguue
Ink: Versamark Watermark Ink
Accessories: Black embossing powder, hot gun, foam tape, Puffy cloud die, Modern Landscape die - Memory Box, Vintage cream gross grain ribbon - PTI, Crystal stickers - Michaels
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Imagine #582-24
Paper: white, true black, poppy red, harvest gold - PTI, DP American Crafts a la carte Vinegarette
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Mustard Seed
Accessories: scor tape, argyle embossing folder - Provo craft, Stack 3 Mats - PTI, rhinestones - Kaiser, paper rosette die - Tim Holtz 
My Hero
Stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil - Ta Da from the Super Kid Set, My Hero from Half Pint Heroes Set - Waltzingmousee
Paper: white, harvest gold, pure poppy , DP Text Style 2008 Bitty Star Basics - PTI, night of Navy - SU
Ink: Ranger Distress Mustard Seed, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: thick foam tape, square lattice embossing folder - SU, circle and PInking circle Nestabilities, Copics - B29, R20, T6, E35, E00, R29, Tim Holtz Paper Rosette Die, small oval punch - SU,


scrappymo! said...

You have been a busy, creative girl! Love the colour challenge did a great job on your cards. Love the red, yellow and aqua combo.

Annette said...

wow these are all so amazing...I love that paper punch you used that is so fun. always a pleasure to stop by..very inspiring

Mara Campbell said...

Wow, you've been busy! Great cards!! They all have such great details. The embossing and the card designs and the fanned flower and that great super boy image. I love all your inspiration, Julia!

Jeanne J said...

Hi Julia - You have been very busy! I have to tell you that I love your screen door - just reading your blog made me think of my own screen door slamming - good times!! I also like how you used the border die and your superhero - AWESOME!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a sweet set of cards Julia! Love the fancy fan fold embellishment!

~amy~ said...

Julia, what amazing cards! Have a fabulous friday!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wonderful cards, Julia! I especially love the one with the lovely fan fold!

Skrimp N Skrap said...

Your cards are so clever! I really love the one with the screen door in front of the landscape. Just charming and nostalgic. I also love your fan inspiration. Using the same paper in the accordion fold element and as the background gives such depth and texture. Beautiful.

Joan Ervin said...

Love all your cards, Julia...I looove the dies you used and the little super hero is just tooo cute...I'm always on the lookout for little boy images. Looks like you have enabled me again...LOL!!!

Robbie said...

The screen door card is absolutely the cutest thing!! It brought back many memories...THEN...I read your comment on it. I will always love the sound of a screen door slamming shut. There's no other comforting sound in the world. Love this! [All of your cards are cute, too. The door one just grabbed my heart.]

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