Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Thank You Tag

 
Hello!  I made this tag for the challenge at Tag You're It!  My tag is inspired by the one created by Michelle Short shown on the right.  I cut my tag using a Spellbinders Die and a corner punch and a hole punch.  I sponged the white CS using Memento Bahama Blue ink and then attached the flower cut with Memory Box Die Darling Poppies from yellow and green CS's and the word Thanks cut with a Cheery Lynn die.  Finished with a yellow twine.
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Flowers with Love and Hugs

 
Hello!  Today I  CASE'd a card by Gloria Lee shown on the right.  I did not use masking as she did but used a die cut heart for the center of the card. I stamped Repeat Impressions Flower Power Background with versamark ink on White CS and heat embossed with Gold EF and colored with various markers.  I stamped the scalloped heart  with Repeat Impressions sentiment and edged with a Gold Metallic Pilot pen  before attaching to a layer of white foam craft and adhered to the card. Used a GKD Green CS for card base.  My card used the same colors with a floral design, the heart in the center, and a similar sentiment.
 
Challenge:
Happy Little Stampers: Case the Designer Challenge.
Allsorts Challenge: Week 377 Fabulous Florals

                                                   
 Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Monday, August 22, 2016

Sunset at the Lighthouse

 
Hello!  I am back after being away from Blogland for about a month.  I have returned to post a card for the WHAT IF? Wednesday photo challenge A1716. (shown on right) I used Repeat Impressions stamp for the scene on my card.  I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Using masking techniques, I sponged and blended the sky, sea and sun with Memento Cantaloupe, Tangelo, Elderberry, Nautical Blue, and Paris Dusk inks.  The scene was colored with pencils.  I cut the image with Spellbinders die and matted with Orange CS and placed on a background of glittered paper from DCWV Tahiti mat stack and a card base of Turquoise CS.
 
Challenges:
Crafty Catz: Challenge #334 Anything goes with a Twist of Birthdays
Seize The Birthday: Anything Goes Challenge


Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Monday, July 25, 2016

Roses of Love

 
Hello!    I made this design using the Sketch from this month's  Challenge #14 at Outside the Box and used Memory Box's die English Rose Stem.  I used Red and Green CS, gcd Studio pattern paper from Ambrosia pad, watercolor paper for the sentiment, GKD sentiment from Birds and Blossoms, circle dies, and a Red Heart Brad.
Challenge:
Outside the Box: Memory Box Challenge #14 Sketch
 

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Sunday, July 24, 2016

One Layer Christmas

 
Hello!  Getting an early start on Christmas with this one layer card.  Power Poppy Stocking and Sentiment stamps (Poinsettia Set) were inked on  GKD Heavy weight CS with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I colored the image with Copics.....they do not bleed on this CS so it is perfect when making a one layer card colored with Copics.   I added some glitter with Stardust Pen and embossed a border with Cuttlebug EF that I inked with Memento Ladybug ink.
Challenges:
One-Layer Simplicity: Challenge 89 Christmas in July
Power Poppy Power & Spark Challenge: B Happy-use things that begin with B- Used stamp with box and bow, a B in Bright, and a Border(embossed).
CRAFT Challenge: #373 Christmas


Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Partridge in a Pear Tree



Hello! I am sharing another Christmas card made with a Partridge in a Pear Tree die that was free with a purchase from Cardmaking and Papercraft.   The die was cut from Gold metallic CS and Placed on another die cut of an Ornament from DCWV Red Foil  CS.  This went on  Frame cut from White CS with Spellbinders Divine Elegance die.  This was assembled  on a card base of DCWV Shimmer Gold CS and finished with Metallic Gold Twine and a Penny Black Sentiment from Wonder Collection heat embossed with Gold EP.

Challenges:
Happy Little Stampers July Christmas Challenge: Make sure Gold is prominent on your card.
Happy Little Stampers: July -Anything goes with dies.
Die Cut Divas: July challenge is Make It Glitter
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: #168 Christmas in July
The Christmas Challenge: #89- just punched/die cut, not stamped
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Use a Sentiment
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: July Anything Christmas
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Things with Wings


Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Christmas Cardinal

 
Hello!  There's no better way to keep cool on a hot day than thinking of Christmas.   Since there are several challenges this month to create Christmas cards, that is what I did using GKD Stamps from Peace and Joy set.  I colored the Cardinal with Copics after stamping on GKD White CS with Memento Tuxedo Black.  To "dress up" the card I added 2 strips of Red Foil using Clear Snap Foil and double sided tape.  I attached to a card base of Black CS.

Challenges:
Stamp TV: Mix It Up Monday challenge - Christmas in July
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #203 Holiday
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #291 Use Sentiment
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Anything with Wings




Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Friday, July 15, 2016

Ship In A Bottle


Hello!  I found this At The Vineyard Paper House pattern paper with wine corks in my stash and thought it would be perfect with my stamping of a Ship in a Bottle on Vellum Paper that I did with Repeat Impressions Wine Time set.  I did the stamping with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then heat embossed with Clear EP.  I did a bit of coloring on the ship with White, Blue, and Tan Pencils on the backside of the Vellum.  I cut a rectangle from the Pattern Paper, attached the image on vellum behind the opening and then replaced the rectangle behind the image to create a frame around the bottle. I used a Dark Brown CS for the base.  For fun, I stamped the larger Cork Stamp on cork and trimmed and then attached to the card.  I like the masculine look of this card.  I first stamped this design on white CS but the vellum show the bottle so much better.

Challenges:
The House That Stamps Built:  Designer Choice Challenge 713 It's a Man's World.
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Any card with Patterned Paper.

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Sponging Birthday Wishes


Welcome!  I am not very good with color challenges but I like the challenge at Color Throwdown  and just had to give it a try.  I am not too fond of purple but it goes very well with the other chosen colors.  I was very inspired by the DT card by Lori  and I guess you would say I CASE'd it.  Hope she does not mind.   I sponged SU Lovely Lilac, Rose Red, Regal Rose, and Creamy Caramel  which seemed to match up close to the colors to use.   I used water color paper and was pleased with the outcome of the sponging and the subtle texture.  I stamped  GKD stamps from Wild Blossom set which I had been anxious to use. Inked with Memento Tuxedo Black and heat embossed with clear EP.

Challenges:
Color Throwdown: #401 Use dark pink, burgundy, pale peach and purple.
Just Us Girls Challenge: Trend Week #351 Sponging.  I sponged 4 colors on water color paper as background for silhouette stamping.
Simon Monday Challenge: Use Flora and/or Fauna. Chose to use Flora.




Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Time for a Birthday


Hello! I have another One Layer card with the theme of Time.  I used more stamps from Flourishes Moments in Time set with an embossing folder from Darice called Clock Background.   I used my Misti to line up the stamps and the embossing ....  I stamped on GKD White CS with Memento Tuxedo Black ink before actually doing the embossing.   Make sure the ink is dry before embossing or you may get smearing.....I learned the hard way.

Challenges:

Challenges:
Less Is More: Week 284-It's TIME  for another One Layer challenge and this time the theme is TIME. And this a second card for the challenge.
Tuesday Throw down: TTD302 One Layer.
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge 434 Embossing

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa