Orchids Smile & a GIVEAWAY!

Happy Wednesday everyone! 

It’s that day the week when a new card sketch arrives at Splitcoaststampers and a a new challenge is unveiled at StampNation!  So today I thought I’d combine the two of them.

Our challenge over at StampNation today involves a little 3x3 tic-tac-toe board.  For my card revealed at SN, I used the line “Love You, Die Cut, Sequins” and here’s a little sneak peek of that card for you…

On my card here, I used the tic-tac-toe line “Flower, Emboss, Sequin”.  For my flower, I used the newly released stamp set “Orchids Rock” by Power Poppy.  I embossed my sentiment, also from Power Poppy, “Big Scripts” stamp set, using a clear glitter embossing powder and my sequins are the 4mm “Sparkling Clear” sequins from Pretty Pink Posh!

Here is this week’s Card Sketch, SC529:

Also, TODAY is the last day you can download the FREE PDF if you sign up for the Creativity Grows Here class, “Technique Toolbox: Creative Ways to Use Dye Inks” class.
With more than 20 video tutorials and 38 samples, you will learn:
  • Many ways to make your own backgrounds
  • Using the shape of your ink pad creatively
  • Creative Watercoloring
  • Creating movement in your design
  • Rock & Roll – more ways than one!
  • Watercoloring Die Cuts
  • Many techniques including Gradient, Emboss Resist, Ghosting, Bokeh, Joseph’s Coat and more!


I'm giving away one free spot in the Technique Toolbox Class!!
Leave a comment below telling me what kind of 
inks you use the most in your paper crafting.
Please leave your first name and your email in the comment to win.
A winner will be chosen, posted & contacted tomorrow morning, Thursday February 26th!


Come and play along with me at Splitcoast, StampNation or in the Creativity Grows Here classroom!

~ Ally ~

I've also got another post where Power Poppy is GIVING AWAY their ENTIRE February stamp release!  That's $90 worth of delicately delicious stamps!  Click HERE to find out more!

stamps: Power Poppy (Orchids Rock, Big Scripts), Heidi Swapp (chevron background)
cardstock:  X-Press It Cardstock, Stampin’ Up! (Blackberry Bliss, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party)
patterned paper:  Echo Park (Fine and Dandy)
die cut shapes: Lawn Fawn (Stitched Rectangles), Simon Says Stamp! (Stitched Squares)
ink: Memento (Elderberry), Copic Markers
sequins:  Pretty Pink Posh (4mm Sparkling Clear)

embossing powder:  Stampendous! (Crystal).


SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colors you used. I tend to use Distress inks more and more with my crafting these days. I love those mini inks!

Nikki C said...

What a lovely card I use a lot of Memento and Ranger and Heidi Swapp these day :)

Keyosha Atwater said...

Your coloring of the flowers and background really makes this card etremely special and pleasing to the eye! I may have to invest in this stamp set. In my craft room nowadays I use mostly distress inks, Mama Elephant pigment inks, Hero Arts, Simon Says and Stampin Up dye inks. I'm starting to see a ton of other dye inks I want to try out as well such as PTI inks and the new inks from Lawn Fawn!!!

Алексровер Анна said...

Ally, wonderful card, and perfect coloring! I usually use Memento inks and Distress inks)))

Fran said...

I use mostly Stampin'Up inks because that's what I have, but am slowly building my collection of Distress inks - love how they react with water for various techniques.
Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the class!

Theresa Knopf said...

Love the card Ally and thanks for the chance to win. I use mostly Ranger Distress and Stampin' Up and Memento inks.

Allison Cope said...

Congrats Alex! You are the winner of my class giveaway! Please email at allisonnicolecope@hotmailDOTcom