Thursday, March 26, 2015

Round 2 of RIC #80 Challenge

Hello Fellow Stampers,

I'm back with a round 2 card of this week's Card Challenge. If you haven't checked out my first card please click here. Again I combined a Runway Inspired Challenge with Blog Named Hero - Unexpected and Splitcoast Stampers - Sketch Challenge SC532. Here are the inspiration pieces:

NoNoo - Spring 2015



With this card I decided to take some more liberties with the card layout. I feel this time around I wasn't focused on being so literal. I used the extra card stock from piece 2 on my first card to die cut out "Mom" which I used for piece 3. The background I used Tim Holtz Distress Paint watered-down that way I could easy move the paint by blowing into a straw. (Thanks Dunkin's for providing the straw :) ) 


Unexpected Mother's Day Card, Tulle, Die Cut, Simon Says Stamp

A Blog Named Hero challenged us to do something unexpected. I fulfilled that requirement by using Tulle over my oval piece. I initially was hoping that the Tulle would melt on the piece of card stock but no such luck. Instead I used some Mod Podge to adhere all the layers of tulle. I had a lot of fun creating this card. 


Here's the Inside of the Card

What do you think of this card verses card 1? But as always, thanks for stopping by!

~ Nikita

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

You Make My World Happy - Distressed

Hello Fellow Stampers,

Here I am with a Challenge Mashup for this weeks card. I've decided to combine a Runway Inspired Challenge with Lawn Scaping - Distress and Splitcoast Stampers - Sketch Challenge SC532. Here are the inspiration pieces:

NoNoo - Spring 2015
I wanted to create a card that had a lot of distressing to it which I thought would tie in well with her cosmic inspired dress. I created the pieces 2 through 4 using Tim Holtz Distress inks, water and stamp. I created texture by using embossing powder and molding paste. 
~ Nikita
  • Recollections - Detail Embossing Powder - Snow
  • Acrylic Stamp Blocks - Any Brand
  • Spoolo Ribbon - White - Sold In Store at Michaels
  • Golden - Iridescent Pearl (Fine)
  • Baby Wipes - Any Brand
  • Stencil Ease - Stencil Blanks
  • Permanent Marker - Any Brand








You Make My World Happy - Distressed, Tim Holtz

Actually creating the various elements came quite easy for me. I love how the world turned out. The image below shows a close up. I like that the globe image is broken up by the white embossed dots. I added Flexible Modeling Paste to my handmade stars stencil.  I must say, utilizing the layers with the sketch challenge was just that - a challenge. I think I am going to try and create another card using the same inspiration.


You Make My World Happy - Distressed Close Up, Tim Holtz

I'd love to know what you think and as always, Thanks for stopping by!




Products I used that I can't link to using InLinkz:


Friday, March 13, 2015

AE, Lawn Scaping and Blog Named Hero Challenge Cards

Hello my Fellow Stampers,

I have recently gotten into Card Challenges. I had NO idea soooo many even existed. I love how these challenges can be combined and give you enough structure without limiting your creativity. This card was created using the guidelines provided by AEI♥U Challenge #22 - Stripes, Lawnscaping Challenge: Dots & Stripes, A Blog Named Hero - Bright





As you can tell from the links above the cards were made with bright colors, stripes and/ or dots. As I was creating this post and checking the challenge rules I realized that I didn't use an Avery Elle stamp!! DUH. I clearly created this card after a long day at work. No worries though I was able to make a nice smooth recovery!! On top of that I missed the Lawn Scaping Deadline - I'm really on a roll huh! I wanted to still list them sense they were a part of these cards' inspiration. Please check out this post for card number two! Please enjoy!



Stripped - Thinking of You, SImon Says Stamp

XOXO ~ Nikki


Products not listed in InLinkz:

Michael's Recollection Detail Embossing Powder - Snow
Michael's Recollection  Wood Embellishments - Seasonal (Discontinued Item)


Lawn Scaping & A Blog Named Hero Challenge - Bight Colors and Dots

Hello my Fellow Stampers,


Here is my 2nd card using a similar theme which you can find here. This card was created using the guidelines provided by Lawn Scaping Challenge: Dots & Stripes and A Blog Named Hero - Bright

As you can tell from the links above the cards were made with bright colors and dots. Such a cute combination. Granted I missed the Lawn Scaping Deadline, yet the inspiration guide is still present. I didn't have the exact color pearls in my stash, so I colored some plain ones using Copic Markers. :) That's what I love about alcohol markers you can color pearls and clear gem creating just about every color under the rainbow! Enjoy the card!
XOXO ~ Nikki




Thanks - Bright Colors and Dots, Lawn Fawn

Products not listed in InLinkz:
Michael's Recollection Pearl Sheet - SKU 325552
DCWV - Spring & Summer - Ribbon & Twin (Discontinued Item)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

RIC #79 - Oscars 2015

Hello Fellow Stampers!!!

The RIC #79 Challenge was in honor of the Oscars. They mixed up the rules and posted FIVE different Oscars Fabulous Fashion to inspire us. I'm going to try to create 5 different cards from each of the inspiration photos.
#1 Reese Weatherspoon - Black and White


Card #1: A simple, elegant card by using just three colors - black, white and gold. I've created what I feel is a sophisticated yet striking card. I was inspired to make this card after checking out Runway Inspired Challenge and Splitcoasterstampers (SC531).
On My Mind: Black and White, Simon Says Stamps

Products I used that I can't link to using InLinkz:
Ki Gems- Yellow (Discontinued Item)

Black, White & Gold Card

Hello Fellow Stampers!!!

I'm back with simple, elegant card by using just three colors - black, white and gold. I've created what I feel is a sophisticated yet striking card. I was inspired to make this card after checking out Runway Inspired Challenge and Splitcoasterstampers (3.11.15 - Sketch Challenge).
On My Mind: Black and White, Simon Says Stamps


The SCS - SC531 Challenge was a simple in theory design. However, I had difficulties matching the triangular sections up to create a perfect point. I didn't print out the picture because I figured I could match angles and points right the first time around! haha Well I didn't, but I didn't fret, instead I just worked with the angles that I had created.



The RIC #79 Challenge was in honor of the Oscars. They mixed up the rules and posted FIVE different Oscars Fabulous Fashion to inspire us. I'm going to try to create 5 different cards from each of the inspiration photos.
#1 Reese Weatherspoon - Black and White


Products I used that I can't link to using InLinkz:
Ki Gems- Yellow (Discontinued Item)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

RIC #78 - DKNY

Hello everyone,

I am here to submit my very first card into the Runway Inspired Challenge. This inspiration was this picture taken at a DKNY runway show.
I took my inspiration from the colors and lines. I hope you enjoy. :) 
Stripes and Roses, Fiskars, Simon Says Stamp

I have listed most of the products below. However some products I wasn't able link through the program Inlinkz. So I'm going to list those separately. Good luck to all the other participants!