Monday, August 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink August Blog Hop

Inspired by Kate Spade! Need I say more? I knew I had to participate in this one! Here is the inspiration photo...

The Papertrey Ink blog hop for August caught my attention immediately. I haven't joined in the hop in months and months, but I wasn't about to pass this one up. I created a very simple card using golds, silvers, and pinks.

I used a single small polka dot stamp from Papertrey Ink "Polka Dot Basics" and stamped it randomly in Delicata gold ink. The sentiment was die cut from DCWV silver glitter paper using PTI dies "Headline Alphabet" and "Birthday Trio". To get just a bit of pink in there, I added these fun sequins from Doodlebug.

Keeping this one short and simple today, there's lots to get done! Happy Monday!

<3 Rachel
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Procrastinated Triangles ;)

It's 10pm! This morning I created a card for the Moxie Fab Trendy Triangles challenge... then I didn't do anything with it, thinking I had pleeeenty of time to post before the challenge closed. Wrong! At this very moment I have 1 hour and 52 minutes left. So please enjoy my very late post with very late photos :)

Someday... I'll stop procrastinating  (ya right)

This was the inspiration photo... Triangles!

I used the Papertrey Ink triangle die plate to fill the whole front of the card with triangles. I backed it with the bright ombre rainbow paper from Glitz "Wild and Free" to make everything pop. I used chevron embossed white cardstock from DCWV for the diagonal banner. The sentiment is a die cut from Lawn Fawn... it was originally cut on white glitter cardstock, so I just colored it a very dark grey with Copic marker C6.

Close call for the challenge! Back to doing Wednesday night things for now...

g'night :)

<3 Rachel
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Monday, August 18, 2014

Key Lime Summer

This summer I have been craving all things Key Lime from pies to ice creams to cookies. It is definitely a perfect summer flavor! I created my key lime inspired card for the latest Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge "Summer"!

The new citrus papers and ice cream stamps in the latest Simon Says Stamp card kit were an easy choice for this card. I embossed the lemon pattern paper with big polka dots, then lightly swiped over them with an Olive stamp pad. Each ice cream cone was stamped on Neenah cardstock, colored with Copic markers, and added to the card with foam adhesive. The banner is from the Simon Says Stamp set "Exchanging Card Friends" which I cut out then stamped the fun "You're so cool" sentiment. I was so happy the sentiment fit so perfectly inside that banner! (it's the little things!)

Once all the pieces were adhered to the card, I went in to add some Crystal Stickles, little dots of yellow Liquid Pearls, and Glossy Accents over the banner.

mmmm summer sure is delicious ;)

<3 Rachel

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