Monday, October 20, 2014

Halloween Greetings!

Halloween is fast approaching and here is a friendly-spooky card to help you celebrate!  I am using the Falling Pumpkins stamp from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  I colored the jack-o-lanterns with Copic markers, then sponged the background with Weathered Wood and Black Soot Distress inks.  The sentiment was stamped onto a white banner and the Small Scribble Kitty was stamped onto another white paper and fussy cut.  Then I popped the kitty onto the banner.  I used the barbed wire die for a bit more of a creepy accent and added some washi tape with the Halloween decorator paper. So snuggle up with a cup of hot cocoa and check out more inspiration on the PPRS blog!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Fall Flower Display

It's that time of year with pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and colored leaves.  Today I am using the Daisies in Boot stamp from Prickley Pear as my main image.  I colored the flowers in fall colors and cut out the image with my Scan N Cut machine.  I cut out the Scallop Oval from Prickley Pear and while the die was still over the paper, I sponged the paper with Frayed Burlap.  Once the image was popped up onto the oval, I cut out a Flourish and separated it into two pieces.  Then I adhered the pieces behind the boot.  The background papers are from Bo Bunny.  The sentiment was form the Flourished Oval stamp set...and of course...I made a banner for my greeting!  Then popped on two Candi accents and my card was complete.  Meet the new design team on the PPRS blog today!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Wisconsin Fall

I think fall is here to stay in Wisconsin, so it's time to pull out those fall stamps.  Today I am using the Oak and Maple leaf clear stamp set from Prickley Pear Rubber stamps with the matching die.  I used lots of different elements on this card.  First I pulled out some decorator paper.  Then I used some decorator washi tape and ric rac washi tape. The doily and frames that I used behind my leaf were the Scalloped Circle die and Scallop Circle Nesting die...both from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  I added the Thank you sentiment from the stamp set and made it into a banner.  It still needed a little bit more, so I added the green swirl that I cut out with the flourish die.  And of course...some candi!!  Be sure to head on over to the PPRS blog for more great cards from the Design Team!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Poinsettia Blossoms

This Poinsetta Blossoms stamp is one of the new Prickley Pear Holiday stamps.  I love the festiveness of these beautiful flowers.  The first poinsettia is cut out in a square, but with the petals hanging off the frame.  The second Poinsettia is cut out and popped up onto the card.  The sentiment is from the Victorian Ornaments 3 stamp set.  These clear sets have many small and perfect sentiment to add to the front of cards.  Check out more beautiful samples on the PPRS blog.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Dia de Muertos

Dia de Muertos means Day of the Dead.  This is a Mexican holiday to celebrate and to remember those that have departed.  This holiday is celebrated on November 1, which I know is still a few weeks away.  In honor of that holiday, here is a card that uses the new Cats 2 stamp set along with the Pumpkin die and stamp set.  The fall colors that I used on this card go with the autumn season more that is used for the holiday.  Most costumes during this event are very colorful and bright. Even though this isn't a holiday we celebrate, it is nice to often remember those that were special to us and have past on.  So wishing you a happy fall and bountiful harvest! Don't forget to check out the PPRS blog!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Checking His List

Here's another card using the Checking His List stamp from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  Because this is a smaller size stamp, it lends itself to more of a collage looking card.  I like the ability of adding lots of extra accents to a card to add interest.  I made a small tag with the image, a banner with the sentiment and then I used the Poinsettia die and Holly leaf dies for accents.  The embossed circle was cut out using the Scallop Circle Nesting die from Prickley Pear and then sponged with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.  The banner has embossed lines using the ScorBuddy and then sponging with the Distress Ink.  We are back to our Monday Inspirations, so check out the PPRS blog!