Daily Archives: March 18, 2013

Pleasant Poppies

CAS212The NOT so simple clean and simple card!  So today (as in all Mondays) is the clean and simple challenge on SCS.  You all know how I LOVE that challenge.  Today it was an inspiration picture from pintrest of this AWESOME cake that was black and gold and had poppies on it.  I immediately thought of this stamp.  I really should have stopped there.  I am absolutely NO GOOD at coloring and it takes me FOREVER!!!  Where I can usually whip out a CAS card in under 15 mins…the coloring along probably took me 1/2 hour.   But…it turned out cute so I thought I’d share.

The base of the card is Basic Black (like the cake).  I stamped the poppies using StazOn Jet Black on watercolor paper then used my Riding Hood Red, Lucky Limeade and More Mustard markers to color in along with a blender pen.  This is mounted on a piece of Riding Hood Red then onto the card base.  Next I stamped the greeting using Basic Black on More Mustard, cut into a banner and added to the card front.  I colored the pearls using my Gold Glimmer marker (makes them look Lucky Limeade in real life) then added to the card to finish it off.

Set(s): Pleasant Poppies, Sweet Essentials
Paper: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, More Mustard, Watercolor
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Riding Hood Red, Lucky Limeade, More Mustard
Other: Blender Pen, Basic Pearls, Gold Glimmer Pen, Dimensionals


Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!


Dapper Dad

TSSCHappy Monday everyone and happy Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge day!  Mary Jo once again has a GREAT sketch for us and I hope you can join the fun!

I ended up turning the sketch on the side so that I could use it with this shoe…how fun!  The base of the card is Very Vanilla and I added a strip of Soft Suede.  Next I took a piece of the Parker’s Pattern’s dsp, layered it onto Crumb Cake then to the card front.  Next I added a couple strips of another of the prints form the same pack.  I took another piece of Very Vanilla, layered onto Soft Suede, added some navy brads and added to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the shoe using Early Espresso on Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Not Quite Navy.  I cut out the Soft Suede Soul and Not Quite Navy argyle pieces, paper pieced the show and added to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamp the greeting using Early Espresso on Marina Mist, cut into a banner and added to the card front using dimensionals.

TSSC255So here’s the sketch for today.  I actually managed to keep really close to the sketch this week.  Why not join the fun?  We’d love to have you play along!  Don’t forget to check out the other members of the team and remember go to the Technostamper blog to play along!

Mary Jo Price-Williams – Technostamper
Sue Root – Stampin’ with Sue
Nicole Tegrul – Be Creative with Nicole
Robbie Rubula – Inked X2
Eileen LeFevre – Eileen’s “Stampin’ Fever” Blog
Tanya Bell – Stamping T!
Carolyn Bennett – Carolyn’s Paper Fantasies
Jonia Smith – Stampin For Me

Set(s): Dapper Dad, Delightful Dozen
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Marina Mist, Not Quit Navy, Parker’s Patterns dsp
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Rich Regals Brads, Dimensionals


Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!