Welcome to Val's Paper Obsession
This is a blog of my card creations, with a few other things thrown in...Kick off your flipflops and sit a spell.
To see my card gallery, please go to: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=162786
Sunday, February 26, 2012
I cased Janice's card found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1664405?&cat=500&ppuser=116312&sorttime=all&sortby=mf&way=desc. Used the kitty digi instead of flowers, different border punch, buttons in place of the larger pearls and birthday sentiment instead of Mother's Day.
Used Copics to color my little pearls, since I didn't have any pink ones. tfl
Friday, February 24, 2012
The inspiration piece I chose - shown above - can be found here: http://calgarycraftedgifts.com/metal.htm . I love this beautiful metalwork, and the scene immediately made me think of my tall trees embossing folder. tfl
Also entering this here:
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - It's a Man Thing;
http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - anything goes.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
http://doyoustackup.blogspot.com/ - distressing
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
I saw this beautiful card in Birgit's (Biggan) Splitcoast gallery the other day, and chose to case it. I used different punches, different colors and a different sentiment. This card may look clean and simple, but when you get into it, it's a lot of work, but I do love the result! Thanks for the inspiration, Birgit, and tfl.
Also entering this into a challenge to use lots of layers at http://doyoustackup.blogspot.com/2012/02/dysu-59-layers.html.
Monday, February 20, 2012
The sketch is Freshly Made Sketches #22 - FMS22.
The dogwood stamp is from the pinkpaislee Nantucket set. I stamped it with the tea stain ink and colored it with Copics.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
1. Catch the Bug Sketch Challenge; and
2. Crazy4Challenges - C4C124 - stripes and polka dots.
The cute little lady with all the packages is a digital stamp from Bugaboo Stamps. The Happy Birthday sentiment is a digital I had in my files. tfl
Saturday, February 18, 2012
1. Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper Challenge - FS263 - to use a card from Becky Carafa's gallery (BECCABATGIRL). I found inspiration from her beautiful cards found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1024831?&cat=500&ppuser=26764&sorttime=all&sortby=mf&way=desc; I changed the orientation from portrait to landscape, used a different stamp and sentiment and different colors.
2. http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/ - Challenge #90 - focus on the sentiment.
I used watercolor markers on my flower stamp from Hero Arts. The sentiment is from the same set, and is stamped in hunter green.
I love the clean simplicity of this design. Thanks for the great inspiration, Becky!
My beach scene - Friendship II from http://www.innovativestampcreations.com/ was stamped on watercolor and colored with watercolor pencils. I just love this scene...it is so serene...one of my favorite things is to just look out at the ocean. The "thinking of you" sentiment is from Hero Arts CL140. Love the script and it just seems to fit this card, in my opinion, at least...hehe. tfl
Entering this card in:
http://doyoustackup.blogspot.com/ - layers
http://inkyimpressionschallenges.blogspot.com/ - use punches or dies
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The sketch is CPS #231 at Card Positioning Systems.
For the background for the owl I used the Wrinkle-free Distress Technique - which was yesterday's TLC364 at Splitcoaststampers. tfl
Monday, February 13, 2012
Sunday, February 12, 2012
I used lavender/purple scripted dp for my background instead of black and white, mounted on dk purple cs instead of black, made ticketed corners, dyed white pearls with lavender copics for the corners. Added lavender ribbon from my wedding 5 years ago instead of black. tfl
Also entering this here:
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Also entering this card here: http://stampinfortheweekend.blogspot.com/ - Challenge 3-photo-color inspiration
Friday, February 10, 2012
I knew I'd get to use this dp someday, but first time it's seemed to work. I sliced on each side of the orange in the middle of the dp to thread my ribbon through. Computer generated the Happy Birthday sentiment panel, as I didn't have a stamp that would go the long way, and, there you go! tfl
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Today's Ways to Use It Challenge - WT361 - at Splitcoaststampers, is to make a Valentine With a Twist (No RED or PINK)...Yikes!
The DYSU#58 Challenge at http://doyoustackup.blogspot.com/ is "LOVE".
I used a pre-embossed square card for my base, and added the Core'dinations teal panel with some teal lace on top of it.
The heart is stamped on some My Mind's Eye striped paper.
The main image panel is done in gradient teal on my computer. Wanted to keep it monochromatic, so colored Stella's dress and Gus's shorts and their slippers and glasses with light gray.
Some Dew Drops, and fini! tfl
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
1. Splitcoaststampers CC361 - color combo or soft suede, poppy parade & daffodil delight;
2. Mojo Monday Sketch - MOJO227;
3. Sentimental Sundays - Challenge #88 - Feel the Love; and
4. Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog - "The One I Love".
The stamp is from the Just Rite "Sending You Sunshine Set", stamped, heat embossed and colored with Copics.
Monday, February 6, 2012
1. Splitcoaststampers TLC363 - make your own striped paper;
2. Splitcoaststampers CAS156 - hearts;
3. Crafty Card Makers - CCM61 - Monochromatic Magic;
4. The Shabby Tea Room - TSTR100 - "Candy Hearts" - food theme & hearts, inspired by a cute photo on their site; and
5. The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge - SSS144 - sketch.
I made my homemade stripe panel with packaging from a stamp set.
My card base is a pre-embossed square card.
It doesn't show up well, but the main image panel is vellum with little heart flowers on the same striped packaging that my homemade panel was made of.
The cupcake, which is from Inkadinkadoo Birthday Cupcake set, was stamped in chocolate chip and colored with Copics, cut out and popped up on the vellum panel. The sentiment is from Hampton Art Happy Birthday set.
Inside is stamped Happy Birthday, from the Hampton Art se,t and little hearts, from the Inkadinkadoo set, randomly stamped very faintly.
I love the way this came out. I think it will perfect for my sister's upcoming birthday. tfl
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Also entering this card into:
1. doyoustackup blog - anything goes;
2. partytimetuesdays - anything goes; and3. http://birthdaysundaes.blogspot.com/ - birthday card w/sentiment.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Today's Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use It Challenge - WT360 - was Repetition - so I stamped my cherry blossom branch from Inkadinkadoo repeatedly to make a pretty cherry tree. Dry embossed the blue background, added some SU butterflies with chocolate pearl trim, and white ribbon bow.
The sentiment is Stampin' Up's Because I Care.
The butterflies are to meet a challenge - FBW188 - at flutterbywednesdays, to use butterfly, fairy or angel.