Monday, December 2, 2019

Border of Poinsettias

Hello!  I am sharing a CAS Christmas card that I made with an old GKD stamp from A Year of Borders.  I stamped the poinsettias on white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.  Added some gold glitter glue to the center of flowers. I heat embossed the sentiment with Gold EP. Attached the panel to a card base of GKD Fresh Asparagus CS.
Challenge:
Perfectly CAS: Challenge #3-Christmas card using one third or less.

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Monday, November 25, 2019

Wintery Thank You

Hello! Today I have created a Clean and Simple Winter Thank You card using two free digital images so generously offered by Beverly to her Facebook group at Artsystamper Art Group.  I arranged the Pine Needles and Pine Cone images for a card using Photoshop, added a sentiment that I typed, and printed it on a textured Ivory Card Stock.  I used a mat of GKD Green CS and a Brown card base.  Finished with some touches of Liquid Pearl to the edges of the cones for texture and shine. 
Thanks to Beverly for the digital images and Happy Birthday to her. Today the 25th is her birthday.
Challenges:
Artsystamper Digital Challenges: #4 Give Thanks
AAA Cards: #154 Made in Minutes.  I think digital images are allowed. 
Allsorts Challenge: Week 547 Thank You or New Year
Shopping Our Stash Weekly: 409-So Thankful. Made a wintry thank you card.
Always Fun Challenges: #138 Anything Goes


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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Stockings Hung With Care


Hello! I may be a bit early but I hung out some Christmas stockings in anticipation of things to come. Not really! Just hung some stockings on a card that I created for the Creative Confetti   Triple Play challenge-to use an image 3 times on a card.  I stamped the Stocking from Power Poppy Poinsettia set 3 times and colored with Copics.  I fussy cut the stockings and hung them with metal nails(brads) on a background of striped Pattern Paper and then attached to a card base of GKD Fresh Asparagus CS. The sentiment from the same set was stamped with Memento ink.  
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #367 Make Your Mark
Creative Confetti: Triple Play

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Leftover from Stencil Monoprint


Welcome!  I have 2 cards to share that were results of a stencil monoprint that I created with a Tim Holtz stencil, distress oxide inks, and watercolor paper.  The top card uses a leftover from the panel with the stencil monoprint that I used in an earlier card that I posted. I simply trimmed the remnant with a circle die, inked the edge with a marker, and adhered on top of a ribbon wrapped around a panel of white card stock. I finished with a Coral card base and stamped with a GKD sentiment with Candied Apple ink.  



The background  of this card was a result of using the excess ink left from inking the stencil.  I used watercolor paper to absorb the ink from the work mat in layers and dry between the layers.  I trimmed the panel and attached to white card base. Added a die cut poinsettia leftover from another project and stamped a GKD Christmas sentiment.
Challenges:
CAS Stencil Challenge: November Stencil Monoprint
Addicted to CAS: #172 Code Word Birthday
Make My Monday Challenge: #109 Red, Green and White
Allsorts Challenge: Week 546 Christmas Flowers


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Friday, November 15, 2019

Birthday Card with Stencil


Hello! I have been playing with stencil monoprinting to create a card for the challenge at CAS Stencil Challenge. You simply apply inks onto a stencil, spray with water, and lay on a panel of water color paper to create the design. I used a Lace Layering stencil by Tim Holtz with Distress Oxide inks Candied Apple and Peeled Paint.  I trimmed a section of the panel, inked the edges with a Copic marker and added to a card base of White CS.  Finished with Cheery Lynn die cut words to make a Birthday card. 
Check out the tutorials for this technique at the CAS Stencil challenge.  I found them very helpful.
Challenges:
Addicted to CAS Challenge: #172 Birthday
CAS Stencil Challenge: Stencil Monoprint

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Merry Christmas Cards

 Hello! It is snowing...the ground is white...and it is very COLD.  A good day to spend inside and post some cards.  All three cards were made with patterned papers from a magazine.  I just added embossing, inked edges with Pilot Gold Marker, and card stock from my stash. Glossy Accents used on ornaments in each card to add some texture and depth. Hard to see in photos.
Other supplies: Pink CS, Shimmery Pink CS, Gold Metallic CS, Cuttlebug Swiss Dot EF, Darice Ornaments EF, Sakura Stardust Pen.
 These cards were quick and easy and I used up some of my stash in the making.
Challenges:
Alphabet Challenge: Q is for Quick and Easy
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog: MLCCB #16 Anything Christmas Goes
Love to Craft Challenge Blog:  LTCCB #40 November Anything Goes

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

Monday, November 11, 2019

A Harvest of Pumpkins


Hello! The weather report online calls today Haze and that it is....the sky is gray and hazy.  I guess you might say the scene on this card is haze since I used a card stock for the base that seems to be a haze color.  I was trying to use a neutral color and that is what I pulled from my paper stash instead of a blue color.  This card was inspired by the challenge at Double D to create a Neutral Fall theme card inspired by their Mood Board. I took inspiration from the Truck design loaded with pumpkins shown on the pillow. I also pulled colors for the embossed  tree and used woodgrain pattern from the board. I die cut the truck with Cheapo dies from Ivory, Black, and Metallic Silver card stock scraps.  Used a piece of clear acrylic for the window. I filled the truck with Pumpkins that I fussy cut from a scrap of Patterned Paper (shown in photo).  I embossed the texture beige card base with Leafy Tree embossing folder from Darice and inked the raised areas with Distress Oxide inks. Love the texture of the tree that showed up with inking. I created a road for the truck with a scrap of woodgrain paper and stamped a sentiment from my stash with a Distress ink.  Fun card...love how it evolved.
Challenges:
Always Fun Challenges: Challenge #136 Pumpkins. The truck is full of pumpkins.
Tuesday Throwdown: Challenge #444 Theme is Fall/Holiday
Color Throwdown: Challenge cttd 568 Orange, Brown, Moss Green(on leaves), Cream
613 Avenue Create: Challenge 222 Anything Goes w Optional Twist: Scrap Your Stash!
Double D Challenges: Neutral Fall Theme


Note: Haze often occurs when dust and smoke particles accumulate in relatively dry air. When weather conditions block the dispersal of smoke and other pollutants they concentrate and form a usually low-hanging shroud that impairs visibility. 
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Sewing Up a Card

Hello!  It's been a while since I played with The Library Challenge.  But when I saw the most recent challenge, I knew I must take the time to make a card since I have the perfect stamp to create a card for this book The Sewing Machine.  I dug out a old stamp set from a company no longer in business but I love the set.  I stamped the Sewing Machine with black ink on White CS (wish I had used ivory). I highlighted parts with Silver Metallic pen.  I trimmed the image with a rectangle die and distressed the edges with Distress Oxide inks. Placed the image on a Brown Mat also cut with a rectangle die.  For the background I found an old Patterned Paper from Graphic 45 that related to the story of the book which includes old notebooks and handwritten note that tell the tale of a family history, one stitch at a time from 1911 through 2016…The pattern paper shows scripted notes from the 1910's.  The sentiment from the same set was stamped with DOI.  Kind of ties in with the story line of the history that goes on and on through the years. 
I have not read this book but have checked out the Kindle book and plan to read soon. 
Challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Always about using Patterned Paper
The Library Challenge: Challenge #46-The Sewing Machine













I'd like to share a picture of an old Sewing Machine that I have. Very similar to the one on the cover but not a Singer.  Also showing another card below made with this stamp.

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Joy with Gold

Hello! Another Christmas card that I made when playing with gold foil.  I took a leftover panel of striped patterned paper and added strips of foil to some of the stripes with double sided tape. Added the word Joy stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Gold EP. This was a freebie stamp from Simply Cards magazine from 2016.  Added some dots of gold. Die cut  the word  with a Spellbinder die and framed it with Metallic Gold CS die cut from a larger Spellbinder die. Finished with a Red Card Base. 
Challenges:
The House That Stamps Built: Designer's Choice Challenge DCC N619 Frame It.
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Always about using Patterned Paper

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Autumn Card

Welcome to my studio!  Today I am sharing a card that I made using digital stamps from Autumn's Gift Set by Beverly Cole at The Artsystamper ShopUsing Photoshop I arranged the Pumpkin and Leaf stamps with sentiment(in brown) and printed on Ivory CS. I added a bit more orange with Copics to the colored images and sponged the edges of the panel with DOI Antique Linen. Attached to a card base of Dark Brown CS.  I am entering this in the Monochromatic Challenge #3 at Artsystamper Digitals Challenges - use any color, as long as it is only 1 color plus natural beiges and tans or black and white. Maybe I should have used another color for the base?
Other Challenge:
Double D Challenges: Neutral Fall. Mood board below. 









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