Friday, September 25, 2020

Balloons for a Happy Birthday

Seize the Birthday Challenge is celebrating their 200th Challenge!  Congratulations to them for this great achievement and thanks to them for having a great challenge.  For their special celebration we are to make a card inspired by their graphic shown below.  I chose to use balloons and colors from the graphic and give it a watercolor feel by inking the balloons.  I threw in some splatters as well (which my DH called sneezes?) I also colored the balloon strings with a black marker and used black die cut words as in the graphic. Supplies used: Darice Embossing Folder Balloons, White CS, Black CS, Pink CS, Cheery Lynn Dies, Memento Inks, Pods for Coloring Raised images, GKD Stamp for Splatters. 

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Fall Cards

Hello!  I have been creating more Fall/Thanksgiving cards.  I have used colored digital stamps from Artsystamper Shop to create some quick and easy cards.  The top card features a sunflower image printed on Ivory textured cardstock and a sentiment from Gina K Designs stamped in dark red ink. Added a green satin ribbon printed with leaves that I had in my stash.  Finished with  a card base of Faded Brick.

This design was made with Artsystamper pumpkin, leaves, and sentiment digital stamps arranged and printed on Ivory Textured paper.  I stamped a sentiment from Hero Arts in Rich Cocoa ink and used a dark brown card base.
I used the same pumpkin and maple leaves digital images from Artsystamper Shop for the last 2 cards but added some distress ink,  Cheery Lynn die cut words, and Green card base on one.  I also popped up the pumpkin on this one by printing the image twice and fussy cut the pumpkin.   The last one was printed with a sentiment on ivory cardstock and placed on a card base of Faded Brick.  Used a black gel pen to highlight the sentiment.

These cards are part of several that I  am making for the residents at my Mother's care center. 

Challenges to enter:
Cut It Up: Challenge 209 Happy Fall, Y'all  + use at least 3 layers. Used die cut words and 3 layers with -card base, background layer, and pumpkin cut out with words.

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Fall Leaves

Hello! I made this card a few days ago and forgot to post so I will do so now.  For the background I used a sheet of Gina K Designs Foil mates which I blended with Distress Oxide inks.  I tried to adhere foil to the design but for some reason I was not successful doing that. I stamped and embossed leaves and a sentiment form GKD Skeleton Leaves set (year 2018) on a panel of white cardstock. Used gold EP with Versamrk ink.  I inked the edges of both panels with Pilot Gold Metallic marker before assembling on a card base of Warm Cocoa GKD Cardstock. 
Monthly Mix Challenge: September Challenge Fall is almost here!
Modsquad Challenge: Autumn Foliage
Retro Rubber Challenge: #144 Anything Goes.  Stamps are from 2018 

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Birthday with Roses

Welcome to my studio!  My CAS card today features embossing that I did with a Spellbinders die from Devine Eleoquence  on a panel of white card stock. This created a frame for the stamp from GKD Tropical Blooms set that is dated 2018. I stamped the roses with Memento Black Ink and colored with Copics and Pencils. The words from the set stamp set were inked with Memento Bamboo Leaves. Finished with Green card base. 
Retro Rubber Challenge: #143 Color Me -use only yellow and green on your card and use stamps one year or older. Stamps are 3 years old. 
Cas Mix Up Challenge: September Embossing with Dies. Also used stamping and alcohol markers.
Simon Monday Challenge: Simon says Frame It. I frame my image with embossing.
Seize the Birthday: #199 Anything Birthday Goes

I finally bit the bullet and gave in to using the new Blogger.
Luckily I had no trouble and it was not to figure out. 
Guess I am one those people who do not like change. 

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Monday, September 14, 2020

Christmas Cards with Foil

Hello!  More Christmas cards for my stash.  I started with panels of GKD Large Snowflakes Foil Mates for both of these cards and blended Distress Oxide ink using reds on the top card and blues for the second one. I added GKD Glimmering Gold foil to both using a laminator. I trimmed both panels and added the red one to a card base of Gold Metallic card stock. I inked the edges of the blue panel with Pilot Gold Metallic marker and used a GKD Blue Raspberry card base.  I die cut the sentiments from Gold Metallic CS with Creative Expressions die Merry Christmas trim and backed with strips of solid cardstock before attaching with Connect glue.
Make My Monday Challenge: #131 Christmas in September
Love To Craft Challenge Blog: LTCCB #50 September Anything Goes
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog: LTSCB# 137 Anything Goes. Used scrap under the die cuts.

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Sunday, September 13, 2020

Embossing with Dies

Hello! It is fun to use dies for embossing and it is interesting what you can do with that technique.  To make a card with die embossing, I chose an older die from Cheery Lynn, the first one I bought from that company. For the top card, I embossed the large Fanciful Flourish die along with Cheery Lynn Thank You dies on a panel of White cardstock. I sponged it with DOI Vintage Photo to achieve an antique distressed look.  I stamped some flowers on pink card stock with Memento Pink ink using a Heartfelt Creations Rose stamp. I fussy cut the flowers and attached with foam tape. Attached to a pink card base to finish.

I decided to make another card but made it more CAS with out the background inked giving more white space.  For this one I only used the Fanciful Flourish die for embossing and stamped the GKD Sentiment with Memento Brown ink. I stamped the same flower - 2 directly on the card and one that I stamped on white Cardstock and fussy cut. I stamped the roses with same pink ink  and colored with pencil and markers.  I distressed the edge of the panel with DOI Walnut Stain and used a brown card base.

The Flower Challenge: #48 Color Pink and Brown
CAS Mix Up Card Challenge: September  Mixed Media Challenge Embossing with Dies. Include stamping and at least one other Mixed Media Element.  I also used fussy cutting  and sponging. 

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Explosion of Color

Welcome to my studio.  I have a floral card to share that I created with Power Poppy digital stamps...the image is from Garden Fireworks and the sentiment is from Countryside Bouquet.  After printing the image, I colored the flowers with Copics and inked the edges of the panel with a Copic marker.  I attached to a green card base. I photographed the card and then decided to add a sentiment ....shown in second photo.

Creative Confetti Challenge: Free For All-create anything you desire using Power Poppy Stamps.
Allsorts Challenge Blog: Week 589 Theme is I Love...... Use something use love.  I love  Coloring, Flowers, and Digital Stamps
Artsystamper Digital Challenge: #23 Anything Goes
Double D Challenges: Colorful Challenge - third entry.

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Saturday, September 12, 2020

Hello with Flowers

Hello!  I recently purchased the Watercolor Florals cardmaking Kit from the Artsystamper Shop which includes some beautiful digital stamps and papers.  I used the solid green paper as the card base, with a layer of blue cardstock, and then a layer of one of the floral patterns.  I printed one of the colored floral images on watercolor paper, added a bit of  coloring with Copic markers and pink foiling, and cut with a circle die.  I attached the image to a circle that I foiled with the pink foil paper.  Assembled the card and completed it with a sentiment from the kit  and pearls from my stash.  Love the colors in the design.

Artsystamper Shop Labor Day sale ends Sept 15th.


Artsystamper Digitals Challenge: #23 Anything Goes
Mix It Up Challenge Blog: MIUCB #41 Anything Goes + Foiling

This second photo better shows the shine of the foiling. 
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Friday, September 11, 2020

Recycle for a Birthday Card

Hello!  Posting  another card that I made for the Challenge DCC S220 at The House That Stamps Built which is to use a recycled item on your creation.   I used another part of  a Kleenex box that I had saved because I like the pattern on the box.  I was also inspired by Donna's card that she made with a recycled Kleenex box. I die cut 3 sections of the box with a rectangle die and attached to a white card base.  I stamped the Happy Birthday portion of a  Repeat Impressions stamp on the top section with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white EP.  I added a Birthday die cut (Cheery Lynn Die) to the lower section.  To the middle I added a embossed section of a a card that I had received and saved.  I die cut it with an oval die and inked the edge with a Copic marker. Finished with some Dew Drops from my Stash.
Going to keep choosing the Kleenex boxes by their design.

Challenge DCC S220 at The House That Stamps Built 
Seize the Birthday: Challenge 199 Die Cuts

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Cards from Napkins

Welcome!  I have been wanting to use napkins as an element on a card for some time but I did not want to use glue or an iron to adhere the napkin to the card stock.  I have seen many videos using those techniques and decided there must be an easier way. I decided to use  Stick It paper with the napkin....a much quicker and easier way and no messy glue.   I simply peeled the top ply from a napkin and laid this carefully to a sticky side of the  Stick It paper that I trimmed to 4."x5.25" or whatever size fits best to the design on the napkin.  I  then trimmed the edges of the napkin beyond the panel of Stick It.  The best thing to use for this is a pair of sharp scissors.   A trimmer does not trim a smooth edge on the napkin.  I then attached this to a base card with glue, tape, etc. For the top card, I inked the edge of the panel with a Copics before adding to the base.
On the bottom card, I inked the edge of the panel with a Pilot Gold Metallic marker picking up the gold text on the printed napkin. I finished with die cut words from Cheery Lynn to create a Thank You card.  Textured Green card stock for the bases was from my stash.
This was a quick and easy process to make cards using paper napkins.  It would be easy to make a gift box of these cards which I probably will do.  I can do 4 cards from each napkin.

The top card uses a large napkin that I have saved for a few years and the bottom card is from a pack of cocktail napkins that I recently purchased.

Love to Craft Challenge Blog: LTCCB #50 September Anything Goes. Craftting with paper napkins

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