Monday, June 20, 2022

JUN SID- hats off to you!

Hello all and welcome to my post for the June card sketch from Stick It Down! I can't believe it is summer time already, and there has already been a couple of days that I wished we had a pool to cool down in!


Loved this sketch for the layered look and thought it would be great to use as a graduation card.... it is that time of year after all and I know a few grads. I kept the card pretty neutral as I wasn't sure of the school colors. I tend to like to use them if I know them, but like the basic black and white too it can be used for anyone! 


I stamped the cap in different directions to create my own pattern paper. I did stamp an extra to color and die cut because I thought it would be nice to add a colored one next to the sentiment. Below is a closer look at the hat and the foil cardstock used.



Hope to see you over at Stick It Down with your card based on the card sketch or one of our scrapbook layouts! Love to see how you use the sketches. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Monica


 

Monday, April 18, 2022

APR SID

 








Hope to see you over at Stick It Down with your card based on the card sketch or one of our scrapbook layouts! Love to see how you use the sketches. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Monica



Monday, February 21, 2022

Feb SID - Nuts about you

 Hello and welcome to Stick It downs February card sketch! Hope you are inspired by the sketch or one of my fellow design team members and join us!


For my card I didn't stray from the sketch, but did make it a standard A2 size, since I was mailing it to my in laws for Valentine's day. The panel was a watercolor image I had in my stash, that I colored with watercolors and a few metallic watercolors for a little shimmer. I layered the watercolor panel on some brown cardstock for a little pop of brown, before adding it to the card base with some pattern paper. Sprinkled on some sequins and gems to finish it.


Here is another picture so show the metallic watercolor areas a little better. 


Hope to see you over at Stick It Down with your card based on the card sketch or one of our scrapbook layouts! Love to see how you use the sketches. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Monica


Sunday, February 13, 2022

I heart you

Another day and another post... wow two days in a row! Today's card is another Valentine's day card for my hubby, so I kept it simple no frills for him. This card is part of a twofer, the card I posted yesterday was the other I made with the same die cut panel from Simon Says stamp.


For today's card I took the hearts that were punched out of the panel and glued them in place. I colored one heart and adhered it with foam tape for a little dimension. The I and the U are die cut using Lawn Fawns Cole ABC's out of black cardstock and adhered to the hearts. I did add some glossy accents on the letters and heart.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monica

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge- Clean and Simple 

Saturday, February 12, 2022

A java valentine!

Hello everyone! Today I'm posting a valentine card I made and sent to my folks in TX and adding to some challenges (it's been a hot minute since I've played along). I'm hoping its the start of more now that I'm settling into a new job. (Fingers crossed I stay active with creating and sharing!) Anywho... my folks and I are some coffee drinkers, so thought this would be a cute one for them! Also this the first card I've shared that isn't for a design team in a long time.


I used distress oxide inks to create the blended background. The coffee cups colored to coordinate are from Lawn Fawn (Love You A Latte Stamps & Dies). I used the chunky heart panel die from Simon Says stamp for the white layer and an older Hero Arts Die set for the sentiment and little black hearts. Covered the black hearts with glossy accents and added some sequins and gems to finish the card with a little a bling! I loved how it turned out!
 
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day! 

Monica

#StayCrafty challenge
TicTacToe- Red, Free, Die Cut (diagonal) 

Monday, December 20, 2021

SID Dec- peppermint kisses

 Hello everyone and welcome to the last card sketch for Stick it Down in 2021! I can't believe it's this time of year again, so much has happened and I feel like the year has just flown by. Here is the card December card sketch.


I didn't change anything from the sketch really, but had fun playing with the Frosted Gingerbread bundle from Stampin' up! The dies alone to make your own layered die cute gingerbread cookies and peppermint candies is to stinkin' cute, that's what I did for my decorative elements on my card. I die cut all the elements and added brown ink to my craft star to make it look a little more like gingerbread. Glued on the icing and a little red bling for fun. Peppermints were done the same way, I just love how they turned out!





Hope to see you over at Stick It Down with your card based on the card sketch or one of our scrapbook layouts! Love to see how you use the sketches. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Monica

Monday, November 22, 2021

SID NOV- Happy Thanksgiving

Hello all and welcome to my post for November Stick It Down card sketch! I can't believe how fast this year has gone by and Dec is here next week. 
I decided to make my card a Thanksgiving card since the post goes live the week of! I stayed pretty true to the sketch this month, just changing a few minor things to make it for the supplies I pulled out for the card. I finally used some items in my stash for the first time. Which made me happy, since I buy things like but then don't always use them right away. I know I'm not the only one! ;-)





 Hope to see you over at Stick It Down with your card based on the card sketch or one of our scrapbook layouts! Love to see how you use the sketches. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Monica