I'm back.... with another Vintage Halloween Card made with a Digital image from Magic Moonlight Studio. This was printed and matted on yellow CS that was embossed with Cuttlebug EF Forest Branches and inked with Red Ink. I placed this on a Card Base of Kraft CS and added strip of ribbon, border of black drippy goo ( Martha Stewart punch), and bats ( Plumrose Lane digis). I used Wink of Stella on the Cat's eyes and whiskers and the pumpkin eyes and mouth.....looks great in real life but not so much in the photo.
Hello! For this Vintage Halloween card, I have used a Vintage image of the cat on a pumpkin from Plumrose Lane that I sized and printed and then fussy cut. I arranged that with vintage looking pattern paper from Echo Park The Apothecary Emporium pad, 2 of which I cut with Cheery Lynn Swedish Spring Oval Frame doily die. The card base is Slate gray CS layered with another pattern from the same pad. I placed some Kraft CS under the doily with the image before adhering to the card. Added a black Olive branch cut with Cheery Lynn die, some red ribbon to the cat and glossy accents to the pumpkin. Colored the cat's hat red with a Copic. Attached a Kraft tag stamped with MFP's stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black.
Just for fun, I made this Halloween Lantern using the Cameo to cut a Silhouette file from Black Cardstock, Orange CS and Yellow Vellum and assembled with Scor-tape. Each side has a different design. I used it with a battery operated flickering candle.
Welcome! Today I am back with another Christmas Card which I created with Non-traditional Christmas Colors. My inspiration was the Merry Monday Challenge to do just that --create with Non-Traditional colors. I began by heat embossing the Festive Frame from Melanie's GKD stamp set on White GKD CS with Gold EP and colored in the design with Memento Markers Pear Tart, Angel Pink, Rose Bud, and Rich Cocoa. I filled in with Copic Gold Marker. I trimmed the frame and attached to a mat of GKD Bubblegum Pink CS and then to a card base of GKD Jelly Bean Green. For the sentiment I heat embossed it on an oval of Bubblegum Pink with Gold EP and did the edge of the oval as well. I attached this to the center with foam dots.
Challenges: Merry Monday: #131 Challenge Use Non- Traditional Christmas Color Stamp TV: Mix it Up Monday Challenge Christmas Comes Early Addicted to Stamps: Challenge #118 Holiday Mod Squad Challenge: Judy's Challenge is to create your most very favorite kind of card. I guess my favorite cards include heat embossing and coloring. I am always fascinated by watching the heat transpose the EP, especially gold powders. Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything goes for Christmas. Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Use something new or never used. I did not think this would qualify for Hazel's challenge but I have never used these colors or papers for a Christmas Card so I guess I qualify.
Good Morning! I said to myself that I would not make any
Halloween cards this year because I have so many in my stash that I
do not need any more. But Halloween cards are so much fun that I gave in and had to make this one for Simon Says challenge. We are to use the colors in the graphic shown on the right. I used stamps from MFP's Boo To You and papers from my stash. Dracula was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with YG03, V15, E51, 100 and re pencil. Memento Grape Jelly and Tangelo inks were used for the sentiments. I embossedeach strip with borders from Cuttlebug Pop Culture EF. The drip was punched with Martha Stewart border punch. Challenges: Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Color Coordinates Missed the Deadline!!! Waited too late to post,
Hello! When I saw the current challenge Circus at Cupcake Inspirations (see graphic on right), I knew that I had to use the Flourishes stamp set Under the Big Top to create a card. I used the sketch from Sweet Sunday with Stripe Paper from American Crafts Kringle & Co paper pad with the Tent, Banner, Balloons, and Verse stamps.
Other supplies: Ivory CS, Gold CS, SU Ruby Red Ink, Memento Cantaloupe, Memento Markers Summer Sky, Tangelo, Rich Cocoa, Circle and Rectangle Dies, Gold Grosgrain Ribbon, Cuttlebug EF Polka Dots.
Welcome! I was playing with the Chinese Lanterns stamp from Power Poppy Sunny Harvest set and created this card using the sketch from Saturday Sketch challenge. The image was stamped with Memento Espresso Truffle ink and colored with Copics R24, YR07,07,18, YG 09,67, Y13,17,E25 and cut with Nesties Square Die. I inked the edges very lightly with Memento Pistachio. The sentiment was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black. I used a pattern background from Teresa Collins World Traveler pad which I thought gave a dramatic look with the Black Card Base. The pattern was embossed with Cuttlebug EF Wicker Weave. The ribbon banner of Orange Satin was the finishing touch to emphasize the bright colors of the lovely Chinese Lanterns.
Hello! Glad that you dropped by. Before I start raking leaves today, I thought I'd share a card which my DH calls "Interesting." Well, it is a bit different. I made this for the challenge at Poppy Sketch shown on the right and we are to use a pop of Houndstooth pattern. After finding this pattern paper in a Fancy Pants Trend Setter pad and the loopy trim in red in my stash, I designed my card around these 2 elements. The card base is Ivory CS embossed at the top with Cuttlebug Pop Culture Border and stamped on the bottom with the Train and Sentiment from GKD The Northwoods and Life is Good sets. They were stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Black and Red EP's. Added the strip of Houndstooth paper and the ball fringe trim
to finish my design.
Challenges: Poppy Sketches: #15 with a Pop of Pattern
Hello! This card is for the Mix It Up Monday Challenge - Over the Deep Blue Sea at Stamp TV. Tricia has asked us to make a Water Themed Card. We can use nautical images, rain, snow... ANYTHING that has water! Since I do not have many Nautical Theme Stamps from GKD (note to self....buy some GKD nautical stamps), I had to stretch my resources for this card. I selected a verse from Melanie's Gifts from the Sea set and seashells from her A Year of Borders and combined them with a water looking Pattern from GKD Poolside paper pad to create this water themed design. Other supplies used were: GKD Soft Sand CS, Metallic Copper CS, Versamark, Copper EP, SU Blue ink, and Nesties Label 4 Dies. The embossed verse was recessed under the copper frame.
Hello! Today I have a card made with Gina K Stamps frame from Lovely Labels 2, a sentiment from Stippled Nature, and an image of a wheelbarrow that I won in a great grab bag from GKD. The image was stamped and recessed beneath the Label Frame which I cut out the center with a circle die. The frame was popped up above the image with pop up dots. I assembled the card on a green card base with a mat of red topped with the framed image. The card looks BIRL because the photo distorted the margins of red and green because of the way I had card sitting. I was too lazy to redo the photo. I added a wooden button with twine for the wheel of the cart. Thought this was the perfect size and type of button.
Challenges: Stamp TV: Release challenge is RECESSED - make a card with a recessed focal image. The focal image has to be down inside of it and the frame should be a layer above the image. Mod Squad Challenge Blog: Who's Got the button?
Stamps: All from GKD listed above
Ink: Memento Lady Bug, Espresso Truffle, Bamboo Leaves, Yellow glaze pen
Copics: YG 63,R22, E35
Papers: Green, Red, White CS
Button and Twine from Collection