Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Mediterranean Achievers Blog Hop: Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek

Welcome to the Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop for August. This month our theme is the Holiday Catalog Sneak Peak. We are so excited to be able to show you these amazing BRAND NEW products that you will be able to purchase from September 1st 2016. 

If you are reading my blog in an email, please be sure to click over to my blog to see the hop list on the very bottom.

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog - Claudia Perry or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. At the moment you are visiting Claudia Perry. 

I decided not to do a Holiday Card, but still use items from the Holiday Catalog!

I started out and placed the stamps I wanted to use like a collage on a clear block

Then I stamped it 2x in VersaMark ink, sprinkled with clear embossing powder and heat embossed...

Then I applied 3 inks in direct to paper method and the last one I lightly sponged where I wanted dark but soft coverage

Oh and before I forget, here is a close up on the very cool embellishment I made

I LOVE the swirly background! It's part of the "Cheerful Tags Framlilt". I am not sure you can see the rhinestones ...

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Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog - Claudia Perry, so check the blog hop line up list on the very bottom of this post to see who is next in the list.

Blog Hop Line up... have fun hopping:

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Mixed Drinks in Pink

Today I wanted to make a card that has washi tape on it... So I aimed for a more modern look and I think I accomplished that...

Using that much pink is a little bit out of my comfort zone... or A LOT, really LOL.

I hope you think this card is fun...

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Monday, August 22, 2016

August Customer Swap Cards

This month's Theme was "mixed occasions" and the ladies could select from a lit at sign up... Here are the participants...

 Allysha (Christmas):

Melissa (Sympathy):

Robin (Thanksgiving):

Sammy (Love):

Tera (Kids):

Thanks for playing along! Great cards!!!!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Black and White Birthday

... and a little sparkle! Can't go wrong with that combo!

 I hope you can see the Irresistibly Floral Specialty DSP in the background, if not, click on photo to enlarge... This time I kept it white and love the subtle pattern shining through!

A little tip when stamping over this resist paper... give it some time to dry before flipping it over to put adhesive on... if not... it might just smear. And the reason for the splatters on this card may or may not be due to that fact...

BTW, the center of the silver flower is a "white perfect accent" embellishment, but I colored it with a black permanent marker ;-)

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Friday, August 19, 2016

A little birdie told me...

.... to make a masculine Birthday card... so I did!

But really this card could be any occasion if you'd stamped a different sentiment... Very calm!

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Sketches make things easier!

Today I scrolled through my blog finds to get inspiration from posted samples... but came across a sketch that I liked... so I ran with it!

Not only was is fast to make, but it also invited me to use some of my Designer Series Paper and not just hoard it ;-)

Here is the sketch:

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Thoughtful Branches and Jar of Love

.... seem like a good combination of stamp sets!

So I just made a card with both sets...

To get the is marbled look of the blossom I die cut it from Wisteria Wonder cardstock. Then I spritzed it with water and used the splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge that has that large splotch to pick up Elegant Eggplant ink and stamp it onto the wet cardstock. I repeated it several times, BUT made sure I dried my stamp before inking up again so I would not water down my ink pad! VERY easy!

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