Wednesday, February 25, 2015

So far, so good...

DH is feeling better today, so I spent a bunch of time in the craft room. And, man oh man is it a mess, lol! Not sure, but maybe I'll get around to cleaning it up today. However, I still have a 12" x 12" workspace open, so perhaps I can make one more card before getting to it. I've got a couple of cards for a few different challenges, so will stop yammering and get to them.

This first card was a ping card. An idea, suddenly and without warning, popped into my skull, and pinged around until I got it made. Couldn't help this one... I've used the sketch from MFT's Sketch Challenge 217 and the theme from The Card Concept Challenge, which is 'get well.' Love those bright colors in the inspiration photo, and have a feeling that they're sure to cheer anyone up!



I'm calling it a clean and layered card. Not too many layers and few embellishments.


Now I know that it looks like some polka dot dp, but it's actually the MFT Swiss Dots die cut in white. And yes, I did spend some time putting all those little colored die cut dots in place and in order. (I'm a little anal that way...) A yellow base, some vellum scraps cut with MFT Fishtail Flag dies, and an MFT stamp with Versafine ink. A little putzy, but I'll admit that putting all those little dots in place was a calm and soothing activity.

Did you know that the Lawnscaping Challenge is celebrating their 100th Challenge!? I was almost late to the party, but there's still a bit of time to play along if you go quickly!  Their theme, is 'birthday.' Made one to share:


Started with an aqua base, and added a Michaels white panel. Die cut LF stars out of scrap dp. LF stamps colored with Copics, and stamped in Versafine. And there you have it. Will let you go now, and I'm going to run to the bank. Have a great Wednesday. Happy dances everyone.


26 comments:

Becca Cruger said...

I thought you were calling it a ping card because of all those adorable polka dots. I love the layered vellum banners. They are just the cutest!

And that springy star cake card! EEe! It's so adorable!

Samantha Mann said...

oh what a fun and lovely birthday card! the stars are awesome layered like that!! and the colors are soooo adorable!! <3 (ps - i love the get well card too!! the polka dots are sure to cheer someone up!!) thank you so much for playing along and celebrating with us at the Lawnscaping Challenge! :D

Shelly said...

Aww...these are so sweet!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

I NEED that die! I love what you did with it - I'm sure it took some time and patience! Love the pretty dps on your star card, too! So glad John is feeling better!

Kara Lynne said...

I love those inlaid polka dots! I'm curious as to how you chose to adhere them. What a sweet little birthday cake, such a happy card!

Susanne Vargas said...

Those colorful polka dots surely will make the recipient feel better immediately! So sweet! Just like the starry birthday card!
Btw, I now know exactly how it feels to get a ping that won't leave you alone until you make the card!

Brenda said...

Wow, I thought that polka dot was pattern paper, and I was thinking how much I really loved it. That it is so bright and cheerful and then I read that you placed all the those dots down. Wow!! Love it and love how it looks!! It is a fun and cheery card. The birthday card is so fun too! Love the stars in those beautiful papers and I love that little cake. You were very productive Bev! Glad to hear that your hubby is feeling better as well, giving you that time in your crafty room. Hugs, Brenda

Lori said...

Love the polka dots, so pretty!

I Card Everyone said...

Very cute, making your own polka paper.. major cute. I only wish I had a little Lawn Fawn =]

LauraJane:) said...

ALL those polka-dots make me Smile!!
Thanks for playing at TCC!

Kerin said...

Oh my gosh I thought it looked like you added those dots individually, and you DID!! Wow that is some patience you have! It was worth it, your card looks great! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

Jen Mitchell said...

Wow, putting all those dots in place was a labor of love I'm sure. The look is fabulous though and well worth the effort!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, girl, you really made me happy with these adorable cards! I think you and I could work jig-saw puzzles together for a week of Sundays in a cabin in the woods and not even notice the time passing - you'll know what I mean when you see what I posted today. I ADORE your sweet little colored dots and can't wait to try that! They really - you'll pardon the expression - make your card POP!! A winner to me! And so, too, is your adorable star card! Both are so stinkin' cute!! Miss you! Hugs, Darnell

Geri said...

I know that I should be resting my eyeball but saw these two and HAD to say WOW! You seriously stuck each of those dots into the diecut! Yep, we're so cut from the same cloth! Love it!

Sweet softness in your star card! Love the happy face cake and the gorgeous DP's!

Kim Heggins said...

Miss Bev, so sorry to be behind in commenting on your cards, they are just amazing! Love how you can get amazing cards made when you craft room is not neat and tiddy...you are amazing. Miss you lots!

Kim S said...

Your polka dots and vellum make for a PERFECT get well card - it would make anybody feel better just looking at it! And I love the stars and patterns around your cute little cake!

Anita in France said...

I just smiled all over my face at your polka dots, Bev ... and knew straight away what you'd done! Those inset pops of colour are like little jewels ... they're gorgeous. As I just happen to have cut a few of these at the LH (yours, of course!), I may just have to CASE (an adaptation ... didn't keep the dots!). Sweet, sweet star and cake ... such a pretty DP combo! Missing you, my lovely friend ... bisous, bisous, Anita :)

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Such super fun and cool, and sweet designs! LOVE your cards!

donna mikasa said...

LOVE those colorful dots! I'm calling it fun and happy!

Marybeth said...

Oh my gosh ! Love the Swiss dots and all the amazing colores you added! Both cards have such happy party colors! The stars is darling! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

Marybeth said...

I'm glad DH is feeling better!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Both of these cards are fabulous. Love the colors and patterns. Thanks for your lovely comment on my 'CofeeCup. To answer your question - about stamping the brown panel - I did not. that is a pattern paper from ages ago.

Pink Room Therapy Designs said...

oh how I love your swiss dots card and kudos to you for putting all of those little dots into their place!

cm said...

Holey-moley (oops...bad pun), Bev: talk about a labour of love in the polka-dot piecing! The results: only spectacularly awesome and yes, it 'works', because my spirits are definitely lifted! Your smiling little cake nestled in the stars..seriously adorable! With a face like that, guaranteed that little guy would *not* be eaten! I'd have to keep him as a cupcake pet! Glad John's feeling better!
Hugs~c

Miriam Prantner said...

That was a lot of work to create the background in the first card, but I love it! Love the vellum too, so glad you played along at MFT!

Susan R. Opel said...

I love the term "ping" card! I have those kinds of ideas, too!

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