Sunday, June 26, 2022

Anniversary Card


Hello, and so nice you dropped by...

Running low on much of my stash, and so happy to this sweet sentiment from the new
Greetery release, Grow Old with Me. It inspired the garden themed. card for an
anniversary couple.

Lots of stenciling and inking, along with a bit of copic coloring and white gel pen.
The star of the show: Those fabulous garden gloves! 

The Greetery
Garden Gear Gloves Stamps and Dies, Botanicuts Bluebells, and Lavender,
Seed Catalog Background Stamp, A Side of Greens Die.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

The Card Concept: By the Sea


It's time for a new challenge at the Card Concept, and it's the last one through thee summer.
We take a break, before coming back in the fall. Our theme is, By The Sea.

Cool refreshing sea colors and the glass jar and shells inspired my Layered Theme card.

I loved a card by Kelly Lunceford, who designs for PapertreyInk. She was featuring
the Message In a Bottle set, and her card was wonderful! I used the colors on our 
photo, and added a bit of pink to the shells. 

I love the sentiment sticking out of the bottle!

The Shells and Palms are also from PTI, the sand swatch is an older set, not sure if it's
still available.

Hope you'll give By the Sea a try, and play along for our last (until fall) challenge. 
Have a great week!

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Bouquet of Love


Finally! It's been a busy month. 
I finally had some spare time to play with the new Greetery release, and
combined a few of the new goodies for this card.

I started with In Spades (the gardening tools, and decided on a darkish color. That meant
stamping the floral pattern again and again with white ink, before added colored ink.
Then I went over some of the petals with a white gel pen, and did some colored 
pencils as well. 

The handles are silver foil and Memory Box woodgrain. The Greetery's handle imprints
a spectacular woodgrain pattern, which I inked with Ranger's Oxide Walnut Stain.

The Background is the newest of the Greetery's Rubber Cling, Seed Catalog 
Background Stampwhich covers the whole A2 sized card. 
I just could'n't bring myself to die cut this beautiful stamp! Left it whole
and inked the corners.
The new Botanicuts flowers were all added, and I added some roses too. 
It's A Wrap is cut from vellum, and I added a sweet little tag from
Hug In a Mug.

Just heard there's a new Greetery release coming out at the end of this month.
It's for sure these newbies won't be put away before the new sets are on my 

Graduation 2022


Our grandson graduated this year from USB, (University of Santa Barbara). So happy to have
The Greetery's Year In, Year Out bundle!
Followed Betsy example with background color blocking.

I used all Polished Foil cardstock from Memory Box.

I used the colors of the University, Blue and Gold.

We're so proud of Carson! It's on to a Masters for this young man. 
Plans are to be a Cell and Developmental Biologist. 

Love him! 

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

The Card Concept: Make It Masculine


Welcome to a new challenge at the Card Concept, this time it's Make It Masculine.

Our inspiration photo is of a pillow with all the masculine vibes you need.
I was inspired by the color swatches, animals, and nature for my Clean
and Layered card.

The critters are from Stamplorations' 'You Are my Tribe stamp and die set. 
They're mounted on The Greetery's Wood Slices.
The panel is from Spellbinders, and the masculine paper is Poppystamps.

Father's Day is around the corner, and it's always nice to have a few masculine
cards in your stash! 

Saturday, June 4, 2022

GD for The Flower Challenge: Use Blue and Yellow

Hi there, and welcome! My sweet friends from the Flower Challenge asked me to
Guest Design for the month of June. I love the Flower Challenge, where you must 
make flowers the star of your card. The theme this month is: Use Blue and Yellow,
in honor of the Ukraine.

I chose a couple of new sets from Poppystamps, and used gold with shades of 
watercolored blue. The sentiment is another newbie from Poppystamps, Foil and Cut.
These sets come with the foil die plus it's outline that die cuts it. This sentiment is 
foiled onto vellum.

If you love using flowers on your cards, and I know you do, pick a few and play

Have a wonderful weekend!


Perfect Posies Bouquet, Potpourri Flower Set, Foil and Cut Die set,
Fairy Gemstones