Sunday, July 22, 2018

Redo of Teacup Card



Hello!  The current challenge at Double D is Tea and/or Coffee.  I remembered a Teacup Card that I made years ago from a template that I still have.   I thought I would remake the shaped card but use a newer design.  I began with a Shimmery Pink CS for the base of the cup...the card folds at the top of the cup. I added some embossing to the lip and base of the cup.  On white CS, I stamped Power Poppy stamps from the Peony Muse set using a Peony and Branches.  Memento inks were used and I embossed the flower with Clear EP to give a porcelain look.(LBIRL)  The white layer was embossed with CB Kassie's Brocade EF.  This was trimmed using the template and attached to the cup.  With a string, I attached  a tea bag that was made with pink vellum over a tag stamped with a sentiment from Power Poppy.  A personalized  message will be written inside.
Challenge:
Double D Challenges: Tea and/or Coffee
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Teacup card made in 2009:







Bird on the Shore

Hello!  I never get bored with coloring this Repeat Impression stamp of a Great Blue Heron-one of the most beautiful birds.  He was perfect to use for the Inspiration Palette Challenge J1818 at The House That Stamps Built-I colored the image using all the colors in the palette (shown below).  After stamping the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white CS, I colored with Copics G40, G82, BG000, BG10, B24, B26, E07, YR14. Sponged the sky with Memento Summer Sky ink.   I used a Caramel colored CS for the base and a mat of Blue to frame the bird.  Just for fun, I added some bits of Sea Glass for accents, inspired by the photo.  Will use sentiment inside card when I determine the occasion to send.  Decided to keep the front free of sentiments. 

Other Challenge to enter:
The Male Room: Challenge #90 Include an unexpected item.  Used Sea Glass as an accent. 
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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Play with Patterns


Hello!  I have been playing with the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches using Gina K Designs stamps and pattern papers from The Simple Things pad (have had for quite awhile).   The leaf and sentiment from Always Autumn set was stamped on an Ivory Circle with Memento Rhubarb Stalk and Potter's Clay inks.  Colored the leaf with Copics to mimic one of the leaves in the pattern paper. Assembled the card using Gina K Cardstocks, a Satin Gold Ribbon,. and added some metallic leaves from stash.
Challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches: Sketch 462 by Melissa
Stamp TV: July Party Release Challenge "Grateful Heart"- Create a thank you card with an autumn feel.
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: July Use Patterned Papers
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says use die and/or punch.

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Flying High

Hello!  Would it not be fun to take a flight in a Hot Air Balloon and chase your dreams?  That is what I was thinking as I designed this card using a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and colors from Color Throwdown.  I stamped  3 Hot Air Balloons with Repeat Impressions stamps, colored with Copics BG01, B29, N4, and N6, and fussy cut the images.  I embossed a white panel with Darice FF Clouds. Added a Laurel Burch sentiment with Memento Gray Flannel ink. I assembled the card with a Base of Aqua CS, a strip of Embossed Blue CS, and the balloons above the clouds.   I sponged the clouds with a bit of blue and gray.  
Guess I'll stay grounded....my DH has no desire to fly in a Hot Air balloon. 
Challenges:
Freshly Made Sketches: Sketch 346 shown below
Color Throwdown: CTD502 Cobalt Blue, Aqua, Gray, and White


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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Christmas in July

Welcome!  Another Christmas Card in July!  What better time to make Christmas cards when it is very hot outside.  Today I have used a watercolor background made with Distress Inks Barn Door and Lucky Clover on a White CS.  I added the GKD sentiment with Vesamark and Red EP. The Poinsettia was cut from Red and Green CS's with Creative Dies nesting dies.  Added some sparkle with Sakura Stardust pen and a Glitter Dome. Finished with Red card base.
Challenges:
Just Us Girls: Trend Week #449 Watercolor Background
CAS on Friday: #137 Christmas in July
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #394 Anything Goes for Christmas / Option Use Punch/Die
CAS Christmas Card Challenge:  July Challenge Poinsettias
CAS Watercolour Card Challenge: July Challenge Splash Watercoloring



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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Music is Love

Hello!  Playing today with GKD background stamp Petite Flowers and stamps and die from You Have My Heart set.   I decided to use the sketch from Sketch Saturday to create a musical theme card.  I used the background stamp with Memento Bamboo Leaves on white CS and layered this with a Fresh  Asparagus panel stamped and heat embossed with the sentiment. The edge of the green was punched with a scallop border and lined with white CS.  Added a Guitar stamped on Kraft CS and cut with a die.  I thought I had some die cut Musical Notes  in my stash but could not find them.   So I improvised an embellishment....I emboss a scrap of Vellum with a portion of a CB embossing folder Allegro.  Inked the raised area with black ink and heat embossed with Clear EP.  Fussy cut 2 sections to use for my finishing touches. 
Challenges:
Sketch Saturday: #522 by Neha
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Add a Sentiment Challenge
613 Avenue Create: Challenge 211 Anything Goes/ Optional Twist Create Your Own Designer Paper
Happy Little Stampers: July Anything Goes with a Die Challenge.  Used die for guitar.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says use a die and/or punch.  Used a die and a punch.


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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Bouquet of Flowers


Welcome to my studio!   I love picking flowers from my garden and it is almost as much fun using flowers on a card. Today's featured stamp is Impression Obsession Bouquet.  I stamped the lovely bouquet with Black Ink on White CS and colored with Copics. Used all the colors from the House of Cards graphics shown below.  I cut the image with an oval die and inked the edge with red ink.  Attached a die cut tag stamped with a GKD stamp also in red ink. Attached with a red ribbon. Used a mat of Pink CS embossed with Darice Floral EF and inked with red ink.
Challenges:
Allsorts Challenge:  Weeks 476/477 Flowers All Over.   My card has flowers all over.
Stamping Sensations: July Challenge In My Garden
House Of Cards: July Challenge Popsicles/Food Image and/or Colors,  Used the colors.
Happy Little Stampers: July Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

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Monday, July 16, 2018

CAS Sketch

 Hello!  Here I have a very Clean and Simple card....not much simpler that this.   I used Simon Says Stamp! Modern Flowers Card Wrap die to cut the design in a Pink Card Stock and folded. I added a White CS panel behind the cut out and a Avery Elle sentiment stamped on double die cut label. I like the elegant look of the cut design against the crisp white.
Challenges:
CAS Colours and Sketches: #280 Sketch shown below.
Happy Little Stampers: July Anything Goes With Dies Challenge


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Who Is Amazing?

Hello! Or should I say Whoo! Whoo!
I am not sure what inspired this card with the Owl and Trees, but I pulled out the Jane's Doodles stamp set Wise Owl and began to play with it.  I decided to use colors Gray, Yellow, Kraft and White from the Color Throwdown challenge.  Made a background of Trees with Memento ink on white CS.  Stamped the Owl on Kraft, Yellow, and Gray CS's and fussy cut and paper pieced the pieces to shape the Owl that I sat on the stamped branch.  Finished with some Baby Button eyes and the sentiment stamped in Yellow and Kraft inks. Placed on Yellow card base.
Challenges:
Color Throwdown: CTD#501 Challenge Gray, Yellow, Kraft, White
Always Fun Challenges: #67 Paper Piecing
Just Add Ink: #417 Just Add  T.  Added Trees.




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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Christmas in July


Hello!  Back with a couple of CAS Christmas cards made using the same "never before used" Santa stamp from my stash.  Stamped one in red ink and one in black ink on white CS.  Used Snow Maker to make beard and trim on hat. Colored face and hat with Copics.  Used stamp for greeting on top card and ribbon on bottom one.   Used patterned papers from stash to frame each Santa.
Challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Christmas In July Challenge
Merry Christmas Challenge: Anything Christmas
Cute Card Thursday: 538 Challenge Ribbons/Bows
CAS on Friday: Challenge #137 Christmas in July
AAA Cards: CAS Game 119 Christmas in July
Happy Little Stampers: July Christmas Challenge Anything Goes Optional Twist Santa

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