Monday, July 17, 2017

Tropical Tiki Time IPC#51

Hey everyone!

It's Inky Paws Challenge Time
Perfect for summer weather we are having a
For this card I got to bring out my old friends.


This was one of those cards that I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
I am a huge fan of Kraft Paper.  
Kraft paper and bright colors are awesome!
 Some die cut palm trees from " the stash"
 a quick shuffle thru my collection of embossing folders, 
 to add some texture to the plain background.
Such a fun card to make!
I highly encourage you to break into you stash.
Mess around with texture and color.
That what I did for this card with amazing results.
Thanks for dropping by.
Now go and Get your Paws INKY
Links and Stamp Sets are listed below.
 Bye for now


Tiki Time  Tropical Card by Diane Morales  | Tiki Time Stamp Set


Monday, July 10, 2017

Live in the sunshine IPC #50

Hey Everyone!

Diane here with some Inspiration for the current 

 Inky Paws Challenge

This is one of those cards that stared on a whim.
Not sure where it was going to go. Not sure how it was going to get there.
I stared out with a basic water colored background and a shaped card.
The colors in this challenge that got me thinking,
and led a colorful set of palm trees.

Live in the Sunshine Card by Diane Morales  |  Paradise Palms Stamp Set
Something a little different.
This was I lesson in "Trust your instinct"
you might make a really cool card.

There still a few more days to play along with the challenge.
You have till Friday 7/14

 So get in some crafty time and get those paws inky!

Link for the challenge is listed below.
Thanks for dropping by


Paradise Palms


Monday, July 3, 2017

Find your Paradise IPC #50

Hey Everyone!
So excited to share this special card with you today for
The Inky Paws Challenge
This card is special, because it is my first card for the 
Inky Paws Inspiration Team!
I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am to be on the team for my favorite stamp company.
Totally a "pinch me moment".
When I started this journey 2 years ago, I had no idea what I was doing. 
The Stamp store that used to teach Die-Cutting and scarpbooking in 
closed down and I was totally bummed out.
I had dabbled in card making, when my husband was deployed in the military.
 And then along came Instagram. 
I was checking out all the cool cards everyone was making,
 and I decided to give it another try.
Flash forward two years and here we are.

Find your Paradise card by Diane Morales  Using Paradise Palms Stamp Set

For this card I kept it simple. 
I love the colors in this challenge and 
I wanted to make sure that they were the focus of the card.

The background is color smashed. 
  The stamp image is embossed over the color.
I  always use black ink and clear embossing powder.
I finished the card with a smear (literally) of Stickles for a little added shimmer.
The one helpful hint that I could offer when doing this kind of card, is to make
 sure your background ink is dry before you stamp and emboss over the top.
This will avoid any crafty redo's
This is a simple card,  great for even a beginning card maker.
Super quick, if you need a card in a hurry.

Thanks for stopping by. 
Stamps used and links are listed below.

That's all for now.

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Paridise Palms

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Love You Tons.

Hey Everyone! 
Today I have a card for the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge
This one is right up my alley


Did they read my mind? Watercolor just happens to be one of my favorite things.
When watercolor becomes the focus on the card,
 you don't need a lot of extras to make a card work .
Less is more is the key.

The idea from this one came from watching a commercial about this cute elephant family.
The background for this card is Distress Ink that is water colored in a lot of layers.
I kept the colors are very muted, like you find in a dry Serengeti.
I had a TON( get it) of fun creating the backround for this card.
 I was nice to just color and see where the color takes you.

Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps used and links are listed below.



Love You Tons

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Feel Better

Happy Saturday!

Got in some crafty time today and created a card for 
The Lawn Fawnatics Challenge.

Cheerful Get Well.

I created the background for this card by messing around 
with the Texture Paste below,
 a stencil and Distress Ink.

I inked my backround in First and then layered the Texture Paste over the ink with a stencil.
Warning! Texture Paste is a whole lot of fun, but takes a little bit of time to dry.
So have a snack handy.

End result is awesome and a great background for the "Bon Voyage Stamp Set"
A cute message in the clouds and we have a card.

Thanks for stopping by.
The stamps used and links are listed below.
Have a awsome weekend !


bon voyage (retired)

Thursday, June 15, 2017

purrfect stripes

Hey everyone!

Today its all about the 
 The Inky Paws Challenge
WE all have a lot of stamp sets. 
We buy them for different reasons.
 What do you do with little extras that come with main stamp?
You make stripes!

All those cute accessories stamps are the perfect choice for making stripes.
The sizes are always tiny to small, so they will not overpower your main image.
For this card I used the extras in the Newton's Antics Stamp Set.
I thought that black and white was boring, so I added color to the images.
I feel that I could have done something a little different
in the background, but I was a little pressed for time and just went for simple.
 That's all I  have for now.
Links for the project are listed below.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out the blog


Stamps Used

Newtons Antics

Monday, June 12, 2017

Sail Away.

(or not)

 Today, I have a card today for the Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
If you have seen my work you know I LOVE a shaped card.
With Fathers Day coming up, this one was inspired by my husband who,
when retired, just wants to get on a boat and sail away.
Shaped cards are unique because you are limited in 
the elements that you can add before its just to much.
This one is just layered circle dies with the elements added on top.
The waves are the interesting item here. 
They are made with Ranger texture paste and Distress Stain  
that was mixed together, and then swirled on the paper.
In hindsight, I should have hid the crease at the top of the card with a cloud, 
but I was worried about the top getting smooshed in the envelope. 

That's all for now.
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps for this card are listed below


Stamps and Dies Used

Sailing (sss101535)
Flat Bottom Clouds (sss retired)
any circle die you want to use.