Sunday, July 12, 2020

Fluttering Around



Hello! Today I am playing with a butterfly stamp from Repeat Impressions and I have created two different cards with the same stamp but for two different occasions. On the first card (right) I stamped the butterfly 3 times on white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.  I added some stitches with black thread to connect the butterflies in flight. Stamped the Repeat Impressions Happy Birthday with the same black ink.  Finished with a mat of Black cardstock and Yellow card base. 
For the second card I started with a background of Patterned Paper from Our Daily Bread Designs Shabby Rose collection.  I stamped the butterfly twice with DOI Frayed Burlap on an Ivory CS and colored with Copics. Then I fussy cut the two butterflies and attached to the background with foam tape. Stamped a Repeat Impressions sentiment with the Frayed Burlap ink and added some rose colored sequins. Used a Glossy Ecru card base.  This all purpose card can be used for many occasions.
Challenges:
Twofer Card Challenge: #29 Create two different designs for two different occasions using the same stamps. This month prompt is Butterflies.
The House That Stamps Built: Tic Tac Toe Challenge JL820. Used top row Patterned Paper, Butterflies, Sequins.
Double D Challenges: Stitching.  Used black thread to make actual stitches.
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Always about using Patterned Paper.





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Theresa


Saturday, July 11, 2020

Leftovers Served for Christmas Cards



Hello! Today I have 2 Christmas cards both using die cuts and negative space leftover from die cuts. 
The top card uses the negative leftover from white card stock that I cut with a GKD Christmas word die.  I trimmed the white panel and placed over a strip of Glimmering Gold foil that I had left from another project.  I inked the edges with a Pilot Metallic Gold Marker. Added the word Merry that I die cut with a Cheery Lynn die from the same foil. Finished with a Red Velvet card base.  


The second card uses the leftover negative from a strip of the Glimmering Gold Foil that I placed on to a card base of White Cardstock with glue.  I cut a frame from Gold Metallic CS with rectangle dies and attached to the card. Finished with the word Merry cut with Cheery Lynn die from White CS. Edged the finished card with the Pilot Metallic Gold marker.
I created 2 simple and quick cards using leftovers and scraps.
Challenges:
613 Avenue Challenge: #235 Anything Goes w optonal twist the Sentiment as the  Focal
Die Cut Divas: Christmas in July
AAA Cards: CAS Game #169 Made in minutes + optional twist Christmas in July
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #498 Anything Christmas goes with Optional Theme use Red.



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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Christmas Wishes with a Wreath


Hello!  I have another Christmas card for my stash that I made with a Wreath and Sentiment stamp from Repeat Impressions.  I stamped the wreath with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics. I added shine to the ribbon with Sakura Stardust pen.  I cut the image with a Spellbinders round die and attached to a Green Cardstock circle cut with Lawn Fawn stitched die.  I place d this on a background of Polka Dot Patterned Paper and then a white card base. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed twice with Gold EP. 

Challenges:
The House That Stamps Built: DCCJL120 Christmas in July
Tuesday Throwdown: #461 Polka Dots
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Alway about using Patterned Paper.
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog: MLCCB #24 Anything Christmas Goes
Double D Challenges: Stitches Challenge. I used die with stitches. 

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

More Christmas



Hello! I am playing with more Foil-mates from GKD to create a Christmas card.  I used a panel of Holiday Flora that I laminated with GKD Red Velvet Foil. I trimmed this and attached to a card base of White CS. I stamped and embossed the sentiment from Joyful Holiday and poinsettia from Holiday Wreath Builder on a strip of white CS using Versamark and Red EP.  I added a strip of red foil beneath and added to the card. Finished with a couple of Pearls.
It is so hard to get a good photo of cards with foil because of the  reflection of the shine. But I did the best that I could.
Challenges:
Monthly Mix Challenge at GKD: Christmas in July
613 Avenue Create: #235 Anything Goes with optional twist Sentiment as Focus


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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Christmas in July


Welcome to the studio!  The month of July is a great time to start making holiday cards since it is so hot outside and this is a way to stay cool! I created this Christmas card with some supplies from GKD including the large Snowflakes Foil-mates that I foiled with Glimmer Gold Foil using a laminator. I stamped the word Christmas with Versamark and embossed with Gold EP and cut with GKD Die from Seasonal Sentiments set. I attached this to a strip of Red Velvet CS and stamped and embossed  the word Merry using a part of a stamp from Holiday Wreath builder.  I assembled the card on a card base of the Red Velvet CS.
Challenges:
Monthly Mix Challenge at GKD: Christmas in July
Shopping Our Stash Challenge: #424 Hanukkah/Christmas in July
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog: MLCCB #24 Anything Christmas Goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round: July Cool It! Featuring snowflakes on my card.
Die Cut Divas: Christmas in July

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

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Guest Designer for Retro Rubber Challenge #138

Hello! Welcome to my studio. I have not spent much time here for the last few weeks but I am back now to post as a guest designer for one of my favorite card challenges   Retro Rubber.  This great challenge gives me  an opportunity to use some of my oldie but goodie stamps. 


The theme for the challenge is Anything Goes and you must use stamps older than a year.  For my card I have reached back in time to 2011 to use a stamp set from Flourishes ( no longer around) designed by  Marcella Hawley.  The Zinnia set is one of my favorites and I have used it many times.  I stamped the Zinnias on white card stock with Memento Toffee Crunch ink and colored with Copics using my favorite color combo of pink and green.  I added some highlights and accents with colored pencils and a gold gelly roll metallic pen. I stamped the sentiment from the same set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I trimmed the image with a Spellbinder scalloped oval die and placed on a background of patterned paper from DCWV Hello Darlin' stack. I attached this to a Pink card base.  I finished with some Dewdrops that I have had in my stash for many years. 



Please pull out some of your older stamps and join in the fun at Retro Rubber Challenge. You have until July 10 to enter.
Thanks to all the design team at Retro Rubber for inviting me to be a guest designer....it was an honor.

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Theresa

Monday, June 29, 2020

Vase of Flowers


Hello! I am sharing a simple card that I made with a sticker from a set that I purchased at a Dollar Store last week.  Of course I was not there for more craft supplies but I could not resist buying these puffy stickers from Paper Crafts.  I attached the Vase of Flowers sticker to an oval of white CS and then layered some leftover die cuts of green and yellow and then a layer of White CS and a card base of blue.  I just love this dimensional sticker with beautiful colors. Finished with a sentiment from GKD stamped in Memento Green ink. 
Challenges: 
Color Throwdown : ctd599 Colors Pink, Blue, Green, Yellow
Alphabet Challenge: F is for Flora or Fauna. Used flora. 


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Wishes for You


Hello!  My card today was inspired by the Inspiration Palette Challenge J1720 at The House That Stamps Built shown below.  I used a old stamp from my stash that I stamped on white cardstock with Memento inks and colored lightly with Copics.  I trimmed the image and matted with 2 cardstocks with colors inspired by the photo.  I attached this to a darker color mat and then to a card base.  I stamped one of my favorites sentiments from Repeat Impressions with Versamark and heat embossed with Green Pearl EP.  This is a card that can be used for several events. 
Other challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Design: Anything Goes: 

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Shaping Up with Succulents



Hello!  I am back playing with another Creative Confetti Challenge.  This one is  Shape Up!-create making shapes take center stage.  I chose to use the shapes of circles, ovals, squares and rectangles. And I found a DCWV Patterned Paper featuring hexagons with gold foil accents to use as my background. I stamped 4 images from Power Poppy Sassy Succulents set on white cardstock and colored with Copics  using colors pulled from the patterned paper. I trimmed the images using Spellbinder dies and attached to mats of Metallic Gold CS.  I arranged the shapes on the hexagon paper popping up the 2 smaller images with foam.   I edged the background panel with Pilot Gold Metallic marker before attaching to a white card base. I attached the sentiment from the same stamp set with Versamark and embossed with Gold EP.   I thought the words "We're All in this Together" were appropriate for this card in today's time. Is it not interesting the stamp set was created in 2014?  What was Marcella thinking when she included this sentiment in the set?
Challenges:
Creative Confetti Challenge: Shape Up!
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Always about using Patterned Paper.


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Theresa

Saturday, June 27, 2020

A Box of Zinnias


Hello!  One of the challenges at Creative Confetti this month is All Boxed Up-put your image in a boxed shape/layout for graphic punch.  So what I did was to put an image of Zinnias in a box that I created with Patterned Paper. On white cardstock, I stamped the Zinnias from an older set designed by Marcella Hawley and colored with Copics.  Then I added my box that I designed from patterned paper and stamped the sentiment from the same set.  Finished with a card base of another patterned paper with glitter that coordinated with the box. 

Challenges:
Creative Confetti Challenge: Always boxed up.
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Always about using patterned paper. 



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