Saturday, August 15, 2020

Pink Peony with Green


Hello! Today I am playing with a few challenges. I created this CAS card for the Creative Confetti Challenge to Keep it Simple and it fits other current challenges. I used a flower stamp from Power Poppy Peony Muse set and a sentiment from Power Poppy Dahlia set.  I inked both stamps on white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.  I inked the edge of the trimmed panel with a pink Copic marker and attached to a Mint Green textured card base. I used pink and green because this is one a my favorite color combos. 
Challenges:
Make My Monday: #128 Clean and Simple
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Favorite Color Combination. I stamp a lot of floral cards with pink and green-my favorite combo. 
CAS On Friday: Challenge 186 Nature


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Thursday, August 13, 2020

More Patterned Papers



Hello!  I have another card that I created for the Modsquad Challenge to use at least 3 different patterned papers on a project.   My patterns for this card are from GKD The Simple Things paper pad.  I started by using the cover of the pad but had to trim off a bit of the page (had printing on the cover) and insert a portion of the aqua pattern beneath.  I also fussy cut the owl and fox from one of the other papers and attached to the card. I cut the center with a circle die making a die cut window for the sentiment from GKD The Northwoods set which I heat embossed with red EP. Used white cardstock as the base on which I stamped the sentiment. I actually used 3 pieces of different patterned papers but I have 6 different patterns since the portion of cover page that I used is printed with 6 patterns.
Challenges:
Modsquad Challenge: Patterned Paper Trio
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Always about using Patterned Papers
Seize The Birthday: Challenge #97 Anything Birthday Goes
The Male Room: Challenge #141 7th Birthday
Just Us Girls Challenge: Trend Week 548 Die Cut a window





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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Quilting with Patterned Papers


Hello!  The current challenge at Modsquad is to create a project using at least 3 different patterned papers.  A fun way to use patterns is to create a quilt so that is what I did in my design.  I combined several patterns from GKD Autumn Landscape and Sunkissed Autumn paper pads with older stamps from GKD Nana's Needlework set from 2010. I stamped the quilt rack on a woodgrain patterned paper from stash with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and fussy cut the image.  I stamped the quilt on 3 different GKD papers and fussy cut out the pieces and assembled into a pieced quilt. Assembled the quilt and rack on to a white card stock panel, stamped the GKD sentiment with Memento Bamboo Leaves ink, and attached to a panel of another patterned paper from GKD. Used a card base of GKD Fresh Asparagus card stock.  For fun I added a couple of red hearts, die cuts from another project.  In all I used 5 different patterned papers. 
Challenges:
Modsquad Challenge: Patterned Paper Trio
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Always about using Patterned Papers
Retro Rubber Challenge: #141 Anything Goes using Stamps older than a year .  Stamps used are from a 2010 stamp set.

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Drummers Drumming


Hello! I have been playing with more stamps from The Twelve Days of Christmas stamp set from Creative Stamping Magazine.  I used a drum stamp that I inked with versamark and heat embossed with Gold EP.  I stamped the sentiments with the same technique.  While I was at it, I decided to do 2 cards but with different color combos. The top card was stamped on white card stock and colored with  gold, ivory,  reds, and blue copics. I used a Turquoise card base.  The second card was made with ivory card stock and colored with Copics in more traditional Christmas colors red, green, and gold.  I used a Green Metallic Foil card stock behind the image and attached to an ivory base.  I used a Gold Metallic marker to edge the image for each card before assembling the cards.  This gives the appearance of another layer without the extra weight.

Challenges:
CAS Christmas Card Challenge: August 12 Days of Christmas (2nd entry)
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog: MLCCB#25 Anything Christmas Goes
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up: Challenge #68 Optional Twist Shimmer or Shine
Make My Monday: 128 Clean and Simple
Mix It Up Challenge Blog: MIUCB#25 Anything goes + Embossing 



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Saturday, August 8, 2020

Six Geese A-Laying


Welcome to my studio!  I am playing with some stamps from a set called "Twelve Days of Christmas" from Creative Stamping magazine  that I have had a couple of years.  I stamped the goose and words "Six Geese A-Laying" with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock and colored with Copics.  I edged the trimmed panel with an Orange Copic marker and attached to a background of Patterned Paper from my stash.  I used a white card base.  Finished with die cut words using Cheery Lynn dies and a scrap of the pattern paper.  Always fun to use this stamp set. 

Challenges:
CAS Christmas Card Challenge: August 12 Days of Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Always about using Patterned Paper
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog: MLCCB#25 Anything Christmas Goes
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up: Challenge #68




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 Theresa

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Shelling at the Beach



Hello! If I had a stamp that said "I wish I were there", I would have used it since I wish I were collecting shells at the beach.  But I made this card with what I has ...so it says "Wish you were here..." to go with my card createdwith a Gina K border stamp from Gifts of the Sea set.  I stamped the border of shells and sentiment  on a white cardstock panel with Vintage Photo DOI and colored with Copics.  Finished with coloring some sand beneath the shells and added a brown mat and coral card base.  Quick and easy with a lot of white!
Challenges:
Monthly Mix Challenge: August challenge is the concept of White Space- Mindy asks us to create with white space on our card.
Make My Monday Challenge: #128 Clean and Simple
CAS on Friday: Challenge#185 Summer Fun - collecting shells on the beach is Summer Fun
AAA Cards : CAS Game #171 Along the edge + Optional Twist Beach
Shopping Our Stash: #426 KISS- Keep it simple sister.






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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Time on the Beach


Hello!  I am sharing a card that I have made with a beach theme.  I used some very old stamps from a Flourishes  set which is now retired.  I stamped the images with  Distress Oxide inks and then water colored with the DOI and a water brush.   Four stamps from this set were used in creating the card. I used a Kraft mat and a blue card base to finish.  Making this short since deadline is near.

Challenges:
Double D Challenges: Let's Go To The Beach
CAS Mix Up Challenge: August -Beach- water coloring must be the main element.
Alphabet Challenge: I is for Island Fun


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Monday, July 27, 2020

Flowers for You


Hello!  I have been playing with another challenge from Creative Confetti Challenge-Sketch It Out! Using the sketch shown below I  created a card with a zinnia stamp from Power Poppy Vibrant Thanks set.  The zinnia was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white card stock and colored with Copics. I sponged the background with a DOI. I cut the image with an oval die and attached to a scallop oval of Green CS.  I used a background of patterned paper from Blank Canvas pad by First Edition that I inked with a Copic marker. The floral paper inspired the colors that I used for coloring the flowers. A sentiment was heat embossed on a strip of green vellum and added to the card. I used a card base of textured mint cardstock and added some dewdrops for embellishments. 

Other challenges:
Allsorts Challenge: 581/582 Flowers All Over
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Always about using Patterned Papers


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

Sunday, July 26, 2020

My Mini Version


The recent challenge at Creative Confetti Challenge is to use a creation of your own to inspire a "mini" version.   I chose to be inspired by a recent card (shown below) that I made using Power Poppy Apple in Season digital stamp. I resized and printed one of the images of the Apples on white cardstock and colored with Copics.  I trimmed this to 4"x 4", inked the edges with a Pilot Gold Metallic Marker and attached to a Green Card Base 4.5"x 4.5".  The sentiment from another Power Poppy digital stamp was printed the same time that I printed the image.








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Friday, July 24, 2020

Summer at the Lake


Hello! This is my third post today.  Making up for missing several days of posting.  I made this card for a couple of challenges including Mod Squad and The House That Stamps Built.  I created this scenic slim card with Repeat Impressions Stamps using 2 shoreline stamps and one of a canoer that I think I have never used before.  After stamping the shoreline with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, I colored the trees and lake with copics and sponged the sky with clouds using Memento Summer Sky ink. Stamping the Canoer with Memento Gray ink was an afterthought but I liked the outcome.  I colored the image with more of my Copics. After  trimming the scene, I attached the panel to a tan mat that I embossed with a Forest Branches EF and finished with a Dark Brown card base.
Challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge: Make a Slimline card with a scene. Card is 3.5 x 7.5"
The House That Stamps Built: Anything Goes Challenge JL220. Used Repeat Impressions Stamps
Use Your Stuff: #401 Summer Fun.
The Male Room: Challenge#140 Sport.  Rowing a Canoe is the sport featured on my card.


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