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.

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.

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.

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.


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

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Sands of Time

Hello! My One Layer card has the theme of Time.  I used the Hour Glass stamp and sentiment from Flourishes Moments in Time set.  The hour glass was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored with Copics and then coated with Glossy Accents.  The sentiment was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and I added a dimensional border with Cuttlebug EF Pop Culture.  I used GKD heavyweight CS since Copic markers do not bleed through this great CS and it is perfect for One Layer cards colored with ink.

Less Is More: Week 284-It's TIME  for another One Layer challenge and this time the theme is TIME.
City Crafter Challenge Blog: Week 320 On the border. I used an embossed border on my one layer card.
Tuesday Throw down: TTD302 One Layer
Time Out Challenges: #61 Inspired by words.

As I typed the title of my post I thought of the soap opera Days Of Our Lives which always opened with sand pouring in an hourglass such as the one on my card.  Check out this video by clicking on the arrow:

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Single Rose with Splatters

Hello! My card today is made with Gina K Design stamps from A Year of Flowers (rose), Pressed Flowers (rose), Say It with Flowers (sentiment) and a newer set Tiny Textures (splatters).  I just played with the splatters as a background behind the single rose after masking the flower. 
Supplies: GKD White and Fresh Asparagus CS, Scrap of Pink CS, SU Pink Passion, Petite Rose, Always Artichoke Inks, DI Tea Dye Ink, Spellbinders Regal Frame Dies,
Pink Satin Ribbon.

Stamp TV: Mix It Up Monday-Just One Flower
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Anything Goes
Creative With Stamps: Challenge #4 Ink Splatters. Used a stamp for my splatters.
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge 238-239 Anything Goes


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

Monday, July 11, 2016

Manly Anniversary

Hello!  This card was inspired by Pattern Papers from my stash which I came across when going through some items I had stored away.  The Chevron pattern is from a Bo Bunny gift bag pack purchased at a closeout sale and the vintage image is from Graphic 45 pad.  Not much work except to assemble the papers with a Brown CS base.  The sentiment stamp is from Repeat Impressions stamped with Memento Brown ink.  Used a Argyle EF to give texture to the Chevron Stripe paper.
Cards in Envy: Stripes Challenge.  Have Chevron stripes and also stripes on the man's shirt.
CAS-ology: Week 205 Chevron
Addicted to CAS: Challenge 92 Stripes
Allsorts Challenge: Week 371 One for the Boys


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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Vase of Tulips

Welcome!  Today I have a card made for the WIW Color Challenge at The House That Stamps Built. We are to use Red, Turquoise, Black and White.  I stamped Repeat Impressions Vase Of Tulips with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored the tulips and leaves with Copics.  Instead of green leaves, I took artistic license and made them shades of turquoise.  I paper pieced the vase with some MME patterned paper.  I stamped a portion of a RI sentiment and dry embossed a border at the bottom of the image panel.  Finished with a Turquoise card base and a mat of Black CS.

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Summer Flower

Hello!  Playing with some gingham and a flower design.  I began by stamping a Flower from GKD Hello Friend set with Memento Rose Bud ink and colored with Pink Copics and added some Wink of Stella for shine.  I fussy cut the flower and popped up on a Oval cut from glossy white CS.  I assembled the card using the layout from Tuesday Morning Sketch.  The base is a Shimmery Pink CS layered with Glossy White CS mat embossed with Cuttlebug EF Gingham.  I attached Pink and White Gingham ribbon and then the Flower image.  The sentiment is from the same GKD set.

Tuesday Morning Sketches: #359
The Ribbon Girl Blog: Anything Goes
Stamp TV: Mix It Up Monday Fantasy Flowers
Double D Challenge: Simply Gingham-used gingham ribbon and embossing

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

Friday, July 8, 2016

Another Lighthouse

Hello!  I have not seen many lighthouses in person but I enjoy the different shapes and designs.   I came across this Just For Fun Stamp when I was looking for a Lighthouse stamp and thought I'd use it for another card with this theme.  I won this stamp in 2010...nice to have a post on my blog to remind me of the date.   I tried to color in a way to make the bricks appear to be old.  Used some pattern paper from Graphic 45 pad, yellow CS for base, some red eyelets from stash. Cannot remember the last time I used eyelets on a card. The GKD Sentiment was heat embossed with red EP on clear vellum and cut with label die.  I also used a Spellbinder die for the image.

Crazy 4 Challenges: C4C343 Honor lighthouses on your card.
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Summer/Holiday Destination-lighthouse by the sea.
Retro Rubber Challenge: #42 Brads and Eyelets.  I won the Lighthouse stamp in 2010 in a card challenge.
Addicted to Stamps: Challenge #201 Anything Goes.
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: July challenge
Mod Squad Challenge:  Lazy Days Of Summer---another lighthouse entry.

This one is for you Dianne.
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