Saturday, September 10, 2016

Swirly Tree, Apple & Birthday Balloons

Hi there!  I'm back with three more cards.  First up is for the Merry Monday challenge which has started up again after a summer break.  We were challenged to make a card using gold, black and white.  I dug out some shiny gold cardstock and cut it with this fun Whimsy Stamps Christmas tree die.  I mounted it on the Avery Elle burst die and added an MFT sentiment in Delicata Golden Glitz ink.  

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Hand Lettered Holiday) My Favourite Things
Ink:  (Delicate Golden Glitz) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Funky Christmas Tree) Whimsy Stamps, (Burst die) Avery Elle
Gems:  Recollections

Next is a card for the Curtain Call: Candy Apple challenge.  I love this Paper Smooches apple image and always have fun paper piecing it.  The font on the Mama Elephant thanks die is also a favourite.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Kraft) Papertrey Ink, (Gumboil Green, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (This & That Graceful 6x6) Echo Park
Stamps:  (Apple from Falling for You) Paper Smooches
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Thanks) Mama Elephant, (Stitched frame) Reverse Confetti
Other:  (Glossy Accents) Ranger

Finally is a card for the Muse challenge.  I love the colour palette that Anita used for her balloons and used almost all the same Distress Inks for my Simon Says Stamp balloons.  I then die cut the Mama Elephant birthday and mounted it on a couple of layers of grey cardstock before popping it back into place and adding a little "Happy" above it.  I'm also going to add this to the Stamp It challenge over at the Simon Says Wednesday challenge

That's it for now.  Have a lovely day!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Watercolor) Ranger, (Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Balloon from Birthday Balloons) Simon Says Stamp, (String from Admit One) Lawn Fawn, (Happy from The Big, the Bold & the Merry) Winnie & Walter
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, Hickory Smoke) Ranger
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Inside & Out Stitched Rounded Rectangles) My Favourite Things, (Birthday) Mama Elephant
Gems:  Recollections


Jingle said...

These are fantastic! Great cards! Thank you so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! Happy STAMPtember!

Marisa said...

Fun apple with the two colours on it adn love how you framed it. Thanks for joining us at The Curtain Call.

Marcia Hill said...

Your Merry Monday card is beautiful...CAS perfection! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Merry Mondays! :0)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic cards Jen. Love the gold wire tree on the first one... super cute paper pieced apple on the second... love the in-laid word on the last card. Thank you for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

Lindsey said...

Ooh, I love that swirly Christmas tree! That's what caught my eye first, but the other two are awesome as well.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Awesome CASE! Such a cool balloon card! Love that shiny thanks, too and your modern Christmas tree!

Neets B said...

Loving the swirly tree in gold, looks fab with just the black and white. And your take on my card is lovely, the inlaid die cut looks fabulous and I love the use of grey too.
Thanks for playing along at Muse this week, Anita x

Lynn said...

You are most definitely on a roll. Three CAS beauties! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Curtain Call!

Bobby said...

Wow, Jen, you're crafting up a storm. The fun tree looks spectacular in gold. The pieced apple looks folk artsy on kraft and the 'hidden' message on the balloon card makes it special.

Linda said...

Awesome Merry Monday card. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Ardyth said...

Fantastic cards, as always! Love the drama of the black and gold and your balloons - love how the die cut is layered to create dimension! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

Jacquie Southas said...

Great cards, Jen! Love the way you hid the "birthday" in the balloons on the Muse card :)

foleysfriend said...

Love your MUSE card; super clever interpretation; loving the effect of your die cut sentiment.

Melissa L. said...

Love yu CASE of Anita's card, Jen. :)

Marilyn said...

Great cards, Jen. Love the balloon card with the perfect colors and raised sentiment. Great interpretation of Anita's card.

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful cards! I especially love your polkadot apple!

Anita in France said...

Wow, Jen ... what a trio! Sylish and striking gold on black Christmas tree, cute paper pieced apple ... and oh my, those delicious balloons with the camouflaged die cut sentiment ... gorgeous and so celebratory! Hugs, Anita :)