Thursday, May 28, 2015

Faux Detail Letterpress

Welcome!  This card was inspired by a video by Jennifer McGuire showing how to do Faux Detail Letterpress technique.  I used a Cheery Lynn Die Kiwi Doily that I inked with Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink and then embossed on Kraft CS.  I cut out the center of the design with Lawn Fawn Stitched circle die and layered on a Red Scalloped Circle cut with Spellbinders Die.  I attached this to a Card base of the Kraft CS that I embossed with Cuttlebug EF Gingham and stamped with GKD sentiment from Nana's Needlework set with the red ink.   I hope you can see all the details on the center.
The Kraft Journal: #225 CAS Embossed
Craft Your Passion Challenge: Always Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge:  Happy Birthday
Seize the Birthday: Anything goes Birthday
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Anything Goes

Thanks to Jennifer for her great video on this technique.
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Oh My Stars


Hello!  I am still stuck on CAS cards which I can whip up quickly.  I created this for a few challenge using some items I had laying on my desk.  I layered the stars cut with a Sizzix die and a metal brad on a die cut with Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle and attached to a base of red CS.  The sentiment from GKD Stippled Nature and the Curved Line are with Brilliance Moonlight White ink. Looks BIRL.
Stamp TV: Mix It Up Monday Challenge Oh My Stars  
Less Is More: #225 Recipe-Use some metal. Red Star brad is metal.
Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge: #260 Sketch on right    
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Shiny Christmas Card

Welcome!  I have a Christmas card today which looks better in real life than in my photograph.  I always have a hard time photographing metallic cards. I made this with Cheery Lynn Swedish Spring Oval Frame die cut in Silver CS and attached to an embossed (Darice Snowflakes EF)  Gold Metallic CS.  I finished with words Merry Christmas cut in Gold Foil Paper with Cheery Lynn dies.  This was a quick and easy design but I think it is elegant.

Cheery Lynn Designs Blog: Challenge is anything goes with Cheery Lynn Dies
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Use something die cut or punched
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything goes for Christmas

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

Monday, May 25, 2015

Birds a Flutter

Hello! I hope everyone is having a safe Holiday Weekend.  May we all remember what this holiday is about  and remember all the people who died while serving our country and protecting our freedom.

My card today was inspired by the photo inspiration challenge at Addicted to Stamps shown on the right.

I started by embossing white cardstock with Cuttlebug EF Leafy Branch and colored the raised surfaces.  I added a bird cage cut on the Cameo with a Silhouette file from Gray CS and attached with a gray metal brad and glue.  I stamped and fussy cut Hummingbirds with Flourishes stamp and Memento Grape jelly ink. The sentiment from the same set Humming Along was inked in Memento Gray Flannel. Card base is GKD Morning Fog CS.
Addicted to Stamps: #145 Photo - Used birds and branch from the inspiration.
Crafty Sentiments: Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown : Theme is Missing You.  This is a card that I would send to someone that I miss.
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Birds and/or Bees

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

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Geometric Design

 Second Post today:
Hello! Today I was just playing and decided to go out on a limb with this Runway Inspired Challenge and do something geometric which is very unusual for my style.  But I have always enjoyed working with geometric designs having spent a lot of time doodling with geometric shapes but do not use often in my card making.   I was challenged with the Runway photo on the right to use the colors Blue, Orange, and a nude shade.   I used a Winnie & Walter Geometric design that I downloaded from this post on their blog.  I colored the design using Photoshop and printed it as a background for my card.  I used stamps from Winnie & Walters The Big, the Bold and the Happy set and cutout the Hello using the Cameo and a file also from W&W. I added some shine with a Clear Star pen and Shimmer spritz  to capture the shimmer from the fashion garment but it does not show very well in the photo.
Used Memento Grape Jelly ink and Orange CS Card Base.

Runway Inspired Challenge: RIC#84 Custo Barcelona fashion shown in photo. Used colors and geometrics from photo.
Winnie & Walter Blog: Geometric Challenge -use geometric element in your design and use Winnie& Walter products. Check out their other great geometric designs.

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

Time for a Quick Card

Hello! I have not spent much time inside since I am working in the yard and gardens since the weather has been so nice.  I have found time to make cards that are quick clean and simple designs.  Today's card was made by printing this design on the Cameo with a Silhouette file which was a free design (available through Monday).  I colored the flower to fit the color challenge and stamped the vertical sentiment from Repeat Impressions with SU Elegant Eggplant ink.  Added a few sequins for sparkle and attached to a card base of Yellow (Curry) CS.

CAS Colours & Sketches: Use colors Curry, Eggplant and Green
Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes Birthday

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

Saturday, May 23, 2015

X, Y,Z for Simon Says

Hello! I cannot wait for the zinnias to bloom in my garden.  I had fun making this card with one of my favorite stamps, Zinnias" from Flourishes.  I was inspired to make this for the Simon Says Monday Challenge which is an alphabet challenge using X,Y,Z. I decide to make it X-special with Spellbinder Dies from Card Creator, Y for Yellow , and Z for Zinnias.
Other Supplies:  Copics, Memento Inks, GKD White and Fresh Asparagus CS.

Other Challenges:
Die Cuttin' Diva : Challenge is Water a Flower Day. Include a flower on project. Used dies from Card Creator A2 Divine Elegance
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge: Floral and Fauna. Card features flowers
Creative Corner Challenges: Anything Goes

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

Beautiful Day at Sunset

Hello!  This is a second card that I made for  WHAT IF? Wednesday M2015 challenge at The House That Stamps Built.. We are to create a project using the photo shown on the right.  I again was inspired to use one of my photographs of the sunset in Florida.   As I mentioned earlier,  I will probably do a series of cards for gift sets using the photos that we took last February.  I printed the photo of the sunset made at Ding Darling Wildlife Reserve on a watercolor paper and attached to a Card Base of Yellow CS and stamped the Repeat Impressions with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Inspired by the challenge photo, I added a Wine Glass (Repeat Impressions Wine Time Series) stamped on Vellum with Versamark and embossed with Black EP.  The glass was fussy cut and glued to card.

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

Friday, May 22, 2015

Where Is the Sun?

Third Post today:
From Christmas to Sunshine is where my posts are going today.  I just had to play with the Less Is More Challenge this week and time is almost up to enter. The theme is Hello Sunshine!  I made a quick and easy card using stamps from Mark's Finest papers with Memento inks and a Clear Star pen.  I drew in the sun rays with a Dandelion Marker and Clear Star and edged the white CS with a Black Marker before adding the Yellow card base.

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

CAS Christmas

Second Post today:
Welcome!  Today I made this card for a few challenges.  This is the first time that I have used the Cardinal stamp from GKD Peace and Joy set which I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.  I added the word Joy from the same set.  I rounded the corners of the image with a punch and attached to a Card Base of GKD Fresh Asparagus CS. Added some glossy accents to the berries.

Stamp TV: Mix it Up Monday Challenge STV15MON20  First Date - use something in your stash for the FIRST time! I used the stamps from Peace and Joy.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: 229  Use some of your favorite things-I used copics and a cardinal as my faves
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything goes with Christmas theme
Addicted to CAS: Challenge 63 Code word is Birds
The Glory of Christmas Challenge: #59 Birds
ABC Christmas Challenge: J is for JOY
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Clean and Simple

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