Saturday, May 30, 2015

A Quartet of Cards

Hi there!  I had a productive couple of hours in the Craft Cave today.  I made some special order cards and also managed to play along with some challenges.  First up is this card that I made using the Paper Smooches Sparks sketch.  The spaceship and sentiment are from the PS Space Cadet set.  To make the moonscape I used some splatter stamps from Stampin' Up' Gorgeous Grunge.  I love how it turned out!  I'm also going to enter this in the Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes challenge and the Addicted to Stamps and More Anything Goes challenge.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Pumpkin Pie, Night of Navy, Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Rocket & sentiment from Space Cadet) Paper Smooches, (Splatters from Gorgeous Grunge) Stampin' Up
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Nestabilities Standard Circles Large) Spellbinders, (Stars) Mama Elephant
Gems:  Recollections
Markers: (Y08, Y17, YR26, B39, C3, C5) Copic

Next up I'm playing along with The Challenge's theme of celebrating teachers.  I think all of the sets I used here are either retired or from companies that are no longer in existence.  The apple is Unity, the sentiment is Sweet Stamp Shop and the background is Market Street Stamps.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Apple) Unity, (Sentimetn from School's Out) Sweet Stamp Shop, (ABC Background) Market Street Stamps
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Soft Granite) Hero Arts

My third card was inspired by the Joan Bardee's Muse card.  I liked the sketchy look of the birthday cake and it made me think of this Hero Arts cake that I've had forever and has never seen ink.  The sentiment is also from an old Hero Arts set so because of this I decided to join the a2z Scrapbooking Supplies Anything Goes challenge (using Hero Arts).  

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Cake from CL139, Sentiment from CL340) Hero Arts, (Circle from Beautiful Blooms II) Papertrey Ink
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Bubble Gum, Butter Bar) Hero Arts, (Tempting Turquoise) Stampin' Up
Gems:  Recollections

My final card is a special order card that I'm entering in the Seize the Birthday Anything Goes challenge.  The skyline is cut from DCWV glitter paper.  I love that stuff especially for blingy, girlie cards!  It may be the first time I actually get through an entire paper pad at the rate I'm going.  :)

So that's it for today.  I have a couple more special order cards to finish tomorrow and hopefully will sneak in a few more challenge cards as well if the mojo sticks around.  Hope you're all having a fabulous weekend!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Daffodil Delight, Smokey Slate, Basic Grey) Stampin' Up, (Pink glitter) DCWV
Stamps:  (Birthday from Say What, Party from Good Times) Mama Elephant
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Super 2) Paper Smooches, (double Ended Banners) Papertrey Ink
Gems:  Recollections


Sharyn Polesel said...

Very pretty card! Love your cityscape! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

Helen F. said...

Hi Jen! These four cards are fantastic! LOVE the first one~it's sure to speed up the recipient's recovery ;-)

Lynn said...

Seriously...where in the world do I start! You have not only been busy in the craft cave, you've been knocking it out of the park. I love your PaperSmooches stinking cute! The MUSE card...seriously JAW DROPPER Jen. I am in love...and now don't like my card that I have scheduled to post :) So awesome. Love the adorable teacher card...and the fun city scene. Seriously inspiring to pop on over here my friend!

Lori said...

Great designs! Love the adorable space themed get well card with its starry background. And, that text print background on your teacher card is just perfect.

Lisa Elton said...

Four times the fabulousness Jen!! Love them all, super cute. But your first card wins it for me today. The spaceship is adorable and I LOVE your moon!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome cards, Miss Lady!!

Jacquie Southas said...

Great set of cards, Jen! Love your take on the Muse, but these are all fun :)

Tina said...

Cute cards! I like the spaceship and rockstar ones the most. The moonscape was a nice detail to add. That was resourceful to use splatter stamps for that. :)

Happy Dance said...

Dang girl! I might have to come down and spend time in your Craft Cave to get my mojo working as well as yours is! LOVE the sweet little get well card. That little rocket is fantastic flying by a very cool moon! Teachers and apples just go together, and perfect card base too. Great take on the Muse card. Love those little birthday cakes.And a great 'young person's' birthday card. Love that cityscape. You've been really busy with these, and I can't wait to see what's next on your adgenda! Have a great week. Bev

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous collection of cards...but I really love your sweet teacher card, just adorable. Thanks for joining us at The Challenge!

Lesley said...

Such a great collection of cards, Jen!

Brandi said...

Each card is so cute!!! Love the skyline one!!!

Ardyth said...

I love those dotty cakes! Such a fun technique! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Jen!

Nance said...

Wow, Jen, so many wonderful cards you've made! Love the CAS design of the teacher card. Glad you played The Challenge!

Tanja said...

love your little spaceship and the texture on the moon looks fabulous - thanks for sharing your fun card at ATSM

Jingle said...

These are super adorable! Great cards! Thanks so much for playing along with us for the Anything Goes Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Lindsey said...

Where to start? These are all quite spectacular. I'm loving how you created the lunar landscape -- and such a great way to use the sketch! I like that the teacher card background is a stamp and not patterned paper -- and that, like me, you keep old stars. ;) The birthday cards are both so much fun!

cm said...

Jen, I'm adding my 'awe' to the other commenters: you've created a stunning array of cards here! Each one is absolutely fantastic! As Bev mentioned, I, too, could use some time in your craft cave, because my mojo has gone missing! Perhaps rubbing shoulders with you would bring it back! Thank you for sharing your creativity in the ATSM gallery!

PS. Apologies for lagging in commenting...Queen of Disorganized is my new name! I'll aim to visit more regularly; your cards truly are stellar!

Dawn T said...

Really cute cards. Thanks for adding your birthday card to A2Z Scrapbooking challenge. It's perfect.

Wei Wei said...

So many cute cards!love the little spaceship and the pretty texture on the moon. Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

shirley-bee said...

Busy Bee! Love your blingy cityscape. Thanks for playing at Seize The Birthday :)

wienerhoneymooners said...

SUPER busy lately....Lovely and inspiring, LOVE your teacher card for The CHallenge....

And the Paper Smooches, needs to be in a magazine

Me...slow exhausted, and over heated... getting too warm in the NW for me. My Norwegian blood only handles temps high as 70... It is 88pm