Paint the town - 50th Birthday Card

Hello Friends, I have a super quick post today for you. I made this card for a special friend who just recently turned 50. In April a group of us will go to Vegas to celebrate! You can see why I thought this Cityscape stamp would be perfect.
Paint the town
I love to divide the cityscape image up into three sections. On this particular card I put part of the image on the other side of the street. (I used Black Soot distress ink for the street) Here is another card that I designed with the cityscape. The heart is embossed on white paper with clear embossing powder then distressed with some blue distress inks. The tree's oval is cut from my oval Nestablilities.

Paint the town

The distress inks I used for the background are listed below. I used a dauber for the rising "sun" behind the buildings. This marker is a must to create thin brick lines and some accents on the windows . Add a nice blob of Glossy Accents on the windows and I promise you will love the look. The sentiment on the front of the card I printed from my computer. The inside sentiments are wonderful  SRM stickers.

Paint the town
What are you plans for the weekend? I hope you have sunny sky's and sweet breezes.  Hugs,Kathy



Coffee and Cream Challenge

Hello Friends, How are you all? I love Wednesdays cause it's the middle of the week and it's a new Simon Says Stamp Challenge. Just click on the photo below and it will take you right to the Simon Says Stamp store..or click here for the challenge blog.
Each week there is a fifty dollar voucher for a lucky random that too :)

The challenge this week is called "Coffee and Cream" how perfect is this for all of you coffee drinkers? I hope my card makes you think of some yummy espresso with some cream on top?
Coffee and Cream
I had so much fun inking this Queen's Anne lace stamp. The Perfect Pearls Mist is what really made my card to come to life. If you want some details read on. First cut your Labels 8 on kraft paper and Labels 14 on white card stock. Distress the Label 8 with Walnut distress ink. (If you use the ink blending tool you will really get a professional appearance on your label.) After distressing label 8 stamp the letter background stamp on it with some Walnut distress ink. Set aside.
Coffee and Cream

Move onto Label 14. Ink up your flower stamp with embossing ink then add some distress ink on top of the embossing ink. I used two colors- Brushed Corduroy and Antique Linen. Once your stamp is layered with the embossing ink and two distress inks stamp onto the Label 14 and use your clear embossing powder and heat set it. Once cool distress the background on the die with Walnut first and add Black Soot on the edges. Use your letter background again and ink it up with Black Soot and stamp it onto the label 14. The real magic happens when you spritz  the image and label with the Perfect Pearls.

Coffee and Cream

Keep in mind the right tools really make your life easier. I hope you have a craft mat and the distressing tool. Until I had that tool... my distressing was awful!Assemble you card and wrap some twine through a vintage button.  Let me know if you have any questions. Scroll down to see the stamps I am giving away this week and thanks so much for your visit today. Hugs, Kathy


Cartwheels for the winners

Hello Friends, I hope you had a great weekend? Mine flew by but, right now I am doing some cartwheels for all five of the winners....and so is this little hedgehog.  How about some stamps to give away for this week? Sound good? Keep reading :)

Our wonderful designer Elizabeth Allan is sharing her beautiful cards on the Penny Black Blog this week. All you have to do is leave some love for Elizabeth at the Penny Black Blog here. If you leave a comment each day you have a better chance.
Next Monday I will pick some random winners again for each post Monday - Friday. These are the stamps I will be giving away below.

So here are the winners for last week. I pulled the numbers from my vintage bingo set.
Congrats ladies please send me an email with your addresses.

MONDAY #46 Eve, TUESDAY#7  Chelle K, WEDNESDAY #5 Jenny, THURSDAY #10 Marie Moore, FRIDAY #11 Paula !

Here are the supplies for the card I made...just click on a thumbnail. Thanks and Hugs, Kathy
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