Saturday, July 30, 2011

Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger: Squares to Cherish

This week's Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger challenge brings us this lovely inspiration pic:

I wanted to recreate those graphic layered squares, as well as incorporate the soothing colors. I started by using Cricut Design Studio to create a set of concentric medallions centered within a 4" square:

I cut the whole thing out of white cardstock, then inked and stamped away. Here's the finished product:

The only colored paper used is the gray cardfront - the rest is all just inks (direct to paper) and stamps! The layers are attached with varying thicknesses of foam dimensionals for added depth. Not bad for just a 4" square of white cardstock, don't you think?

Card Supplies:
Stamps: SEI "Bridgeport", Stampin' Up (sentiment); Ink: Stamp It Up! pigment (lavender), My Mind's Eye "Natural" pigment palette; Accessories: Cricut / Design Studio software / Elegant Edges cartridge, foam dimensionals

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge CFC12

I finally get to play along with another CAS-ual Fridays challenge! This week the challenge is to use a rub-on or sticker on your project. Here's my creation:

Now, I have to confess: this is my first time EVER using a rub-on on a card! I've had this one little pack of American Crafts rub-ons for years, but for some reason I've always been hesitant to break them out. Let me tell you, I'm a convert! They go on smoothly, and the coverage is superb. I'll definitely be using more of these in the future!

Card Supplies:
Cricut / Sentimentals cartridge (peacock feather); American Crafts rub-on; small corner rounder punch; foam dimensionals

Summer Show & Tell

After yet another round of VPN issues, I finally have access to Blogger again. Sometimes the restrictions here really get under my skin! Now, where were we before our unscheduled break? 

So far my summer has been filled with things like yummy food:

Colorful art exhibits:

And stunning views:

Can't wait to see how the rest of the summer unfolds!