Category Archives: Inkadinkado

Happy 4th of July!

Happy Birthday America! 

I hope  you are all enjoying this long holiday weekend.  Since it is so dry here there is a ban on burning and most fireworks.  Still, it is a wonderful day for celebrating, barbeque and just kicking back. 

Here are two cards I did for the holiday CAS challenge at SCS.

This card was made using one of the postal images from Rubber Monger – this particular set has 4 stamps, each with a phrase from America the Beautiful.  I love the set and don’t use it nearly enough.  It was colored with copics in the V and BG series. I mounted it on some lilac and black cardstock that was cut with pinking sheers.  The star image is from an Inkadinkado set called You Rock!  I was looking for a good star image and just happened to glance at the set to find the stamp.  The “America” stamp is from Mark’s Finest Papers “Regal and Proud” set which contains some great patriotic and masculine images.

This card with so quick and easy.  I used the same star image from the previous card and just stamped it 9 times.  I colored the stars with red and blue prisma pencils and mounted the panel with bllue cardstock.  The sentiment is computer generated because I could not find a good “God Bless America” stamp in my stash.

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clean and simple monday – rock and roll

This weeks Clean and Simple challenge at SCS is “rock and roll”  so what better way to jump start the challenge than  with the king of rock n roll himself, Elvis!

This  no layer card  was quick and easy – first I printed “Elvis” on white cardstock.  I elongated the font so that it would fill most of the front.  Then I stamped the Elvis image (Viva  Las Vegas Stamps)  in black.  I had to add a little bling and black rhinestones seemed just enough to keep this card clean and simple.

This next card is done in a similar manner – with no layers.  I printed the star burst background on paper – the image is one of the “shapes” on photoshop elements.  I like the bright blue.

Then I stamped the guitar and sentiment in black.  Both images are from Inkadinkado.  Easy peasy!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you will join us over at SCS for this weeks Clean and Simple Challenge!

a card inspired by a scrapbook layout

This card was created for two challenges this week at SCS, and was inspired by a scrapbook layout…first the card:

The photo is one I took a few days ago of the blooms on one of our dogwood trees.  The trees are gorgeous this spring and I’ve got several photos that I’ll turn into a scrapbook page. 

I started with a piece of light purple paper (from SU, but not sure which color it is, probably one of the ones that are retiring).  I stamped the line of circles (from Inkadinkado) in Palette lavender sachet.  The florals and leaves in the background (from Flourishes) were  stamped in Memento New Sprout and the sentiment (from Flourishes) was stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa. 

The sentiment is from a St. Patricks Day set, but I wanted to show that it could be used for a general purpose card like this one. 

The card was then mounted on green Bazzill textured cardstock, then on chocolate.  The ribbon is from JoAnns.

The layout of the card was inspired by this scrapbook layout that I found  – its by Marina from the MScraps team.    Here’s the deal – I’m not fond of this type of layout for scrapbooks.  While I think the layout itself is artsy and well done, the photo is just too small to be the focal point, however I think it translated into a card design nicely!

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I’ve got a rock and roll heart

Yes, that’s me – all rock and roll –  Eric Clapton’s song says it all!  Now my DH – he’s all country and you can imagine the issues we have when we’re in the car trying to chose a radio station to listen to. 

When I saw this set from Inkadinkado I had to have it.  The images can be used for your favorite rock ‘n roller regardless of their age!

The images were stamped using Memento Rich Cocoa.  The designer paper is the newest from Basic Grey – Origins and I chose it because it had a sort of retro feel.  The square rhinestones are also from Basic Grey – thought they looked better than round ones!

I paper pieced the lower portion of the guitar and you can’t tell from the photo it’s outlined with a stardust gel pen to add a little more sparkle.

The sketch is from this weeks Mojo Monday sketch.

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