Friday, June 22, 2018

Twofer Cards with Tree

Hello!  Today I am playing with Twofer Card Challenge to use the same tree stamp or die on both cards for two different occasions!  I used a tree stamp form GKD Joyful Holiday set to make a Christmas card and a Thinking of You card.  For the Christmas card I stamped the Tree with Versamark ink on White CS and heat embossed with Gold EP.  I cut the image with Spellbinder Devin Eloquence die and attached to a Gold Metallic card base.  Sentiment from GKD Peace and Joy set.
On the second card, I used the tree stamp to make a background by stamping the tree several times on white CS using Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink. I found a pattern paper in my stash that picked up the flourish design of the stamp and the color that I used.  That became the card base.  Finished with popped up die cut words that read "Thinking of you friend", stamps from GKD Tropical Blooms set. 

Challenge Links:Twofer Card Challenge #6

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: June challenge with Patterned Paper
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Trio of Cards

 Hello!  Today I have 3 cards to share that I made using the same Gina K stamp set called You Make Me Smile but used different techniques for each card.  The top card was stamped on GKD Moonlit Fog CS with GKD new Amalgam Ink that works perfectly with Copic Markers, Watercolors and Colored Pencils,  I used Pencils to color the image and simply attached to a darker gray card base. 


For the second card, I stamped with the same Amalgam ink on White CS but colored the image with Copics which I favor when coloring flowers. 

I decided to use watercolor paper and Distress Oxide inks for the third card.   I stamped and water colored the image with Picked  Raspberry and Peeled Paint inks using a water brush. 
I had fun playing with new ink and stamps from Gina K that were a birthday gift from my DH.
Challenges:
Stamp TV: Monthly Mix Challenge-use gray as one of the main colors in your creation (not just an accent color).  The top card fits this challenge which used gray card stocks,
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Bright and Cheerful. The second and third cards fits this challenge. 
Addicted to Stamps and More: #297  Make Your Mark. Made my Mark with Pencils, Copics, and Watercoloring.
Color Throwdown: #498 Use Peach, Dark Pink, Light Pink. Green.  The third card uses all the colors of the challenge.
Less Is More: Challenge 373 Friendship. Used a single image for clean and simple card.
Happy Little Stampers: June CAS Challenge Smile



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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Vase of Red Tulips Framed with Teal

Second Post 
Welcome!   This card features a Repeat Impressions stamp  Vase of  Tulips that I inked with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white CS and colored with Copics.  I die cut the image with an oval die and then framed it with Teal CS cut with a fancy oval die.  I used a Red CS mat embossed with Cuttlebug  Polka Dots EF with a White Base card.  Added a teal tag cut with a die, tied with red twine, and stamped with Best Wishes to used for wedding wishes. White, Red, and Teal cardstocks from GKD.
Challenges:
Double D Challenges: Color challenge of Red and Teal. 
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Frame It
The House That Stamps Built: Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge J1318. Used Twine, Die Cut, Wedding.
Allsorts Challenge: Week 472 use at least 2 dies. Used 3 dies.
Happy Little Stampers: June  Anything Goes with Dies Challenge






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Happy Father's Day

Hello! Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there.  Sharing a card today that I made for the father of all my Bears.  I recently purchased this digital stamp Just One More from the Busy Bears series at Lili of the Valley.  It was perfect for a card for my Grill Master DH.  After printing the image, I colored him with Copics and used a mat of Polka Dot patterned paper.  I printed the sentiment with the computer and attached to the card. 
Challenges: 
Cards In Envy: Let's Hear It For The Boys Card Challenge. Card fits into an envelope.
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: June challenge use patterned paper
Stinkin' Inkers Challenge: The Guys have it...make a card for the special man in your life. 
CAS-ual Fridays:CFC#201 Boys of Summer



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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Shall We Dance?

Welcome!  Some stamps just make me smile, like this one - dancing bears from Lili of The Valley called Shall We Dance which I have had over 5 years.   I stamped the image with Memento Rich Cocoa ink on GKD white CS and colored with copics.  I had fun accessorizing their fancy outfits with Black Gemstones(cufflinks and buttons)  and Pearls (necklace and shoes).  I did a color wash in the background with Distress Oxide Ink and a water brush.  After trimming the image, I adhered it to a mat of dark gray CS and then to a base card of shimmering  pink pearl CS. The GKD sentiment was stamped with black ink and embossed with clear EP.  I will stash this card away for our anniversary in October. 

Challenges:
ModSquad Challenge: Wedding Bears in June-The challenge this week is to make a Wedding or a LOVE themed card. Must use a critter somewhere on the card. 
The House That Stamps Built: Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge J1318. Used Gems or Pearls, Background Wash, Wedding/Love
Retro Rubber Challenge: #88 Anything Goes.  I used the LOTV stamp that I have had since 2013.
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge 296 Anything Goes


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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

June Garden Favorites

I do not have a card to post so I am sharing more garden pictures taken early this June.


 Al made this photo of the front area of the house.
Al shot this view of the climbing Pink Rose bush in full boom.  Th bush was a birthday gift from Al several years ago.
Front of house in June

 We had a maple tree cut in this area this spring and are using the high stump as a bird bath.
 Our bench garden ….Al's favorite place to sit. 
 Red, White and Blue theme near the lamppost
 Fence garden with Clematis in Bloom
 Relocated a bird bath in our lower garden to an area which used to have a tree. 
Herb garden in the pool area
Have a great day!  Hope that you have many flowers blooming .  Theresa

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Bouquet of Flowers

Hello!  I am enjoying my flowers from our garden (see below) but also enjoy stamping flowers on a card.   This card was made for Stamp TV's Monthly Mix Challenge Gray is the New Black. We are to  use gray as one of the main colors not just as an accent color.  I used Gray CS as my background, Memento Gray Flannel ink for the sentiment and stamping the image, and a dark gray CS for the die cut behind my colored image. Supplies used: GKD  stamps and die from You Have My Heart set, Clear EP, Glossy Accents, Copics, Wicker Weave border embossing folder, GKD Moonlight Fog and White CS's.  No black used in the making of this card, just gray.

Roses and Peonies from my garden:





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Coloring on Black


Hello!  It's raining here today so I spent some time in my studio creating some cards.  This one was made for the Come to the Dark Side challenge at Mod Squad.  We are to color an image on dark colored card stock.  I stamped an image from GKD Tropical Blooms set on GKD Black CS with Versamark and heat embossed with Gold EP.  I colored the image with Koh-I-Noor pencils.  I also stamped the sentiment from the same set and  stamped some splatter from GKD Tiny Textures with Versamark Ink and also heat embossed with Gold EP.  I attached the image to a mat of GKD Gold Metallic CS and then to a base card of black.   I thought this resulted in a very dramatic look.
Challenges:
Mod Squad: Come to the Dark Side
Stamping Sensations: June challenge is Anything Goes
CAS on Friday: Challenge 134 is Embossing

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Summer Fun


Hello!  Why not put a smile on your face and take a bike ride on a beautiful day and fill your basket with flowers?     That is what I was thinking about as I created this card for a few challenge.  The Bicycle stamp is from Papers & Such and the sentiment is from Power Poppy.   I had a hard time finding a "Smile" stamp in my stash. Other supplies: Pink and White CS's, Memento Lady Bug, Rose Bud, Bamboo Leaves, Rich Cocoa inks, Yellow and Orange Copic markers, Black Marker, White enamel dots.

Challenges:
The House That Stamps Built: What If Wednesday? Sketch Challenge M3018
Crafty Sentiments: Challenge is Summer
The Card Concept: Challenge #94 Inspiration on Wheels

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May Garden

Hello! I decided to share some of my favorite blooms from our late May garden.

Tulips
Lilac 

 Iris




 Peonies




Will be showing photos of June blooms very soon.
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