Monday, August 21, 2017

Biking Through the Vineyard


Hello! I have so much pattern paper and try to use it on cards when ever it inspires me.  Trying to think of an idea to use a Bicycle stamp for  a challenge to use Wheels,  I pulled out a paper from Paper House At the Vineyard pad.  I stamped the image directly on the paper with black ink and heat embossed with Clear EP.  I colored in some spots with Copics and Silver Pilot Marker on the bike.  Simply trimmed the paper, stamped the sentiments,  and added to a Card Base of GKD Fresh Asparagus CS.  Stamps all from Paper & Such set Basketful of Flowers.  Love the scene with the Bicycle.
Challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge: Use Wheel or Wheels 
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: August use patterned paper.


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Love You More

Hello! I have another card that I made with the August Hero Arts kit using the stencil of Moon and Stars with several of the Stamps.  I ended up using only 2 colors for the design.  I used the Stencil with Distress Oxide ink Faded Jeans on Yellow CS.  I trimmed this to fit on a card base of the same Yellow CS.  I stamped Stars, Sentiment and more with the same ink on a smaller panel of the Yellow CS  (misted this with Gold Shimmer mist) and attached off center on the stenciled layer.
Challenges:
Just Add Ink: Challenge #373 Just add Stencils
City Crafter Challenge: Week 375 or 377 You Don't Bring Me Flowers.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Add a Sentiment.


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White on White for Christmas





Welcome!  I am sharing a Christmas card that I made for It's All White challenge at Double D Challenge.  I used 3 different white papers-Glossy CS, Neenah white CS, and Off White CS.  I used dies from Partridge in a Pear Tree (free gift) and Spellbinders Royal Frame .  Added a ribbon of White Satin with Flocked Dots and White Enamel Dots. Sentiment from Gina K Designs Peace and Joy set and inked with Memento Tuxedo Black.
Challenges:
Double D Challenges: All White.  Mood board below.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #347 Anything Goes for Christmas
Happy Little Stampers: August Challenge Anything Goes with Dies
Die Cut Diva's: August Challenge Anything Goes with Dies
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: # 429 Christmas
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge: #170 Anything Goes with Ribbon


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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Christmas Card for a Friend


Hello! It's never too early to make Christmas cards and I decided to make this one with some Power Poppy stamps...both clear and digital ones.  I printed the wreath from Wreath Succulent & Baubles digital stamps and the Merry Christmas sentiment from Chickadee In Barberry digitals on White CS.  To make this a special Christmas card for a friend, I stamped the friends sentiment from Sassy Succulents clear stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I colored the wreath with Copics G000, G20, G82, BG11, BG05, BG72, and Y28 and added some sparkle and shine with Wink of Stella and Clearstar Pen.   I used a Gold Simmer Metallic CS for the base and a layer of White CS that I colored the edges with Copics to coordinate with colors in the wreath.  This is a quick way to have a coordinating CS that is a perfect match. 

Challenges:
Power & Spark Challenge: August Mix and Match Challenge-combine ANY KIND of Power Poppy stamp sets: Clear with Clear, Digital with Digital, or if you’re really feeling adventurous...Clear with Digital.  I used 2 digital stamps from 2 different sets Wreath Succulent & Baubles and Chickadee In Barberry and 1 clear stamp from Sassy Succulents.
Addicted to CAS: Challenge #118 Code Word Friends
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #347 Anything Goes for Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: August Challenge Christmas
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: # 429 Christmas



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Life's an Adventure

Hello!  Playing with some old pattern paper and some other items from my stash to create this card with a Travel theme.  The pattern paper by Teresa Collins was a great place to start and I added some stickers from Creative Imagination and a sentiment from my stash of stamps.  I stamped the words on a scrap of tan CS with Memento Tuxedo black ink and inked the edge with black. Added a Brad Camera that I have had (hoarded) for years waiting for the right card to use. Used a Kraft card base and a Black mat to assemble the card.  Like the collage look of the finished card.
Challenges:
Stamp, Ink, Paper: Challenge 112 Travel
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: August Challenge use pattern paper
As You Like It Challenge: Theme is to showcase a project using your Favorite Embellishment (& why).  I love Brads especially special ones like the Camera on my card.  They give such a individual and personal touch.








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Saturday, August 19, 2017

More Hibiscus


Hello! I have another card made with a Print and Cut file of a Hibiscus from Silhouette Studio that I printed and cut with my Cameo.  Attached the flower to a background inked with Distress Oxide inks Peeled Paint, Fossilized  Amber and Spiced Marmalade . Used a card base of Orange CS. I did add a bit of Spiced Marmalade ink to the flower.  I heat embossed the GKD Birthday Wishes sentiment and the stamens with Copper EP.  Love the swirly design of this Hibiscus. 
Challenges: 
Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Hibiscus
Die Cut Diva's: August Challenge anything goes using die cut (including Cameo)
Tuesday Throwdown : Challenge 356 Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes
CAS on Friday: Challenge 114 Birthday 


For fun I am sharing some cards that I made using our photos of Hibiscus from my garden.
Photo by my DH of Hibiscus now blooming in my garden:

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Daisies and Butterflies


Welcome!  My card today features Repeat Impressions Daisies and Butterfly and a sentiment stamp that I inked with Memento Tuxedo Black on White CS and colored with assorted Copics using colors from the Inspiration Palette from The House That Stamps Built. I inked the edge of the image with DI Wilted Violet and attached to Lavender CS.  I added a smaller Hero Arts butterfly stamped, colored and die cut. 

Challenges: 
The House That Stamps Built: Inspiration Palette Challenge A1617
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #255 Photo Inspiration.  I was inspired by the shape of the petals to use daisy stamp.
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: Challenge #194 Things with Wings
Cards In Envy: Challenge Bug Me!  


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Friday, August 18, 2017

Happy Hibiscus


Hello!  I really like this Happy Hibiscus card! The card was made with a Print and Cut file from Silhouette Studio that I printed and cut with my Cameo.  Attached the flower with foam tape to a background inked with Distress Oxide inks Fossilized   Amber and Spiced Marmalade and then a card base of Coral CS.  Added a stamen with Metallic pen and stamped a Power Poppy sentiment with Versamrk and heat embossed with Gold EP. Misted the background and flower with Gold Shimmer Mist.  Shows better in real life than in photo.
(Actually the background layer was a byproduct of making another background....just used the remaining inks from my craft mat with a white CS. )
Challenges:
Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Hibiscus
Sunday Stamps: SSC159 Summer Petals- Color Challenge- use a minimum of 3 colors from the graphic below, plus you may also use a neutral of your choice.
Happy Little Stampers: August CAS challenge-Flower









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Prickly Cactus



Hello!  I have 2 versions of the same card.   I made the top one first but decided it looked a bit too empty when I took the photo and so changed it by adding another verse to the second one.  Which do you prefer?  I used stamps from Power Poppy Hens & Chicks (2016) and the Hello stamp from Flourishes Cherry Blossoms (2012). Used Copic and Memento Markers and SU Cameo Coral and  Blues and Memento Espresso Truffle and Pear Tart inks for stamping and coloring.  Papers are White CS, Cooral CS, and Green Vellum.  Inked edges of Paper with Memento Pear Tart ink.
Challenges:
Retro Rubber: Challenge #rrcb69 Sketch below.  Hello stamp from 2012 and others from 2016.
CASology Challenge: Week 262 Cue Card Prickly
The Paper Players: Color Challenge #357




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Fall Leaves


Welcome!  Fall may be a few weeks away but I made this fall card for a challenge at Stamp TV using GKD leaf stamps from Signs of Autumn and a sentiment from A Year of Leaves.  I made the background layer with Distress Oxide inks Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, and Spiced Marmalade with White CS.  I stamped leaves with Walnut Stain and spritzed with Gold Shimmer Mist.  Attached to a GKD Brown CS and added sentiment stamped with Walnut Stain ink on white CS and sponged with Fossilized Amber.  Added Leaf Ribbon with gold metallic edge from stash to finish.
Challenge:
Stamp TV: Mix It Up Monday challenge-Leaf Me Alone-focus on some of the sometimes overlooked leaf stamps in a collection. The 2 leaves used are from an old set including florals and other items.
Time Out Challenges: Theme is Autumn. Opted out on the speed challenge.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Add a Sentiment.
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Challenge #170 is Anything Goes with Ribbon.





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