Thursday, February 27, 2020

Smiley Card with a Lot of Glitz


Welcome!  I have some happy today...hope to make you smile. This card was a result of playing with GKD Blue Glitz Glitter Gel  that I bought a few months ago but never tried.  Using a Hero Arts stencil from a past monthly kit, I added the glitz to a bright yellow cardstock and trimmed the panel and added to a card base of the same cardstock.  Finished with GKD stamp from You Make Me Smile set and a die cut word Happy stamped and die cut with GKD Tropical Bloom set.  A quick and easy card but it does take a bit for that gel to dry.
Monthly Mix Challenge: Sheri's challenge was Just Add Texture. There is a lot of texture with this gel. This is my 4th entry this month.
Mix It Up Challenge: MIUCB #34 Anything Goes + Optional Twist Stenciling.
CRAFT Challenge: #546 Be Inspired by a Song. This brings to mind the song....Don't Worry, Be Happy

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Birthday Wishes

Hello!  You might have seen my post that showed a card using the Embossed Silhouette technique that I learned from Julie on Power Poppy's Inspire Me Monday.  I have created another card with the same technique using an older stamp from Marcella Hawley's Zinnia stamp set from Flourishes.  The zinnias were stamped with black ink and colored in with a multiliner pen to create a silhouette,  then I re-stamped the image with Versamark ink and heat embossed with White EP.   I used the current sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge to design my card.  I trimmed the edge of my stamped image with a  Martha Stewart punch and lined the punched edge with a strip of black cardstock. I attached it to a panel of white cardstock embossed with Cuttlebug Polka Dots EF and placed on a card base of Black CS.   I finished with a GKD birthday sentiment that I heat embossed.
Challenges:
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Anything Goes
The House That Stamps Built: Challenge F2620 Anything Goes
Retro Rubber Challenge: RRCB #129 Anything goes with stamps older than one year. The zinnia stamp is 9 years old.
Creative Confetti Challenge: Use a black and white accent on your card. Or give Julie's tutorial a try.  I did both since I used a black and white for my card following her tutorial.
Tuesday Morning Sketches: Challenge #543



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Monday, February 24, 2020

Embossed Silhouette

Hello! I was truly inspired by Power Poppy Blog Monday Inspire Me post about Embossed Silhouette.  I was so inspired that I immediately CASE'd Julie's card.  I even used a flower stamp from the same set that she used- Vibrant Thanks set- but I used the Bee Balm  instead of the Coreopsis.  I also did sponging very similar to what she did.  I simply followed her steps to create this card so please check out her post ….she explained everything much better that I can. 
Supplies used: Power Poppy Vibrant Thanks and Simply Camelia stamp sets; White, Fresh Asparagus, and Faded Brick GKD cardstocks; Fried Brick and Peeled Paint DOI, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink; Versamark Ink; White EP; Copic Black Multiliner pen and marker; Dewdrops.

Challenges:
Alphabet Challenge: W is for anything you wish. Wishing Happy Wishes. 
Creative Confetti:  Frame It Up.  Simply framed my image with layers of card stock and also framed the edges of image with a black Copic.


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Simply Hello


Hello!  Today I have a CAS card that features a Rose, a digital image from Power Poppy, that I printed on white card stock and colored with Copics. Simply stamped the word Hello with Black ink. Made this and 3 other note cards shown below in 3.5" x 5" size.  Colored 2 with copics, one with pencils, and water colored one with DOI.  Might use the set for a gift. 

Challenges:
Double D Challenges: Saying Hello.  I was inspired by the roses on the mood board.

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Stencil with Foil




Welcome!   Not all cards are going to be perfect and my first attempts to use foil with a stencil were disappointing. But I continued to learn this technique and using  the right foil made a difference.  The card above was made for CAS Stencil Challenge - to use foil with stenciling.  I used a portion of the GKD stencil called Snowflake Mandala with Deco Foil Transfer Gel on white cardstock to add red foil. I added the foiled image to a Red Velvet card base and attached die cuts also foiled with the red foil.  The words were cut with Cheery Lynn dies. 
Challenges:
CAS Stencil Challenge: Use Foil with Stencil
Christmas Kickstart Challenge: #28 Theme is color Red



I am sharing another card to show my first attempt at this technique.  I used a portion of a Tim Holtz stencil called Lace Layering with Deco Foil Transfer Gel and used a laminator to add red foil.  This was my first try at using my new Royal Sovereign laminator. (I finally broke down and bought one and am ready to learn how to enhance my cards with foil.) Trimmed the stenciled image and attached to Red Cardstock with a White card base.  I stamped Hello with a Gina K Design stamp and heat embossed with White EP.  Did this twice to make brighter. But the results were less than satisfactory. Part of the problem was that I used foil that was to be used with adhesives not a laminator.

This photo shows another attempt at using foil with a stencil but the foil did not transfer completely.

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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Elmer Says Happy Birthday


It's been awhile since I played with The Library Challenge so I just had to make a card for Challenge 53 Elmer when I saw The Patchwork Elephant. I remembered I had a template for an elephant that I could use.  I traced the template on a 6"x 6" square of Scor-tape that I have hoarded for a long time. I simply trimmed the elephant and attached roughly cut half inch squares of various colored cardstock to the adhesive on one side of the Scor-tape trimming the edges as I went.  If I had it to do over I'd use larger squares and cut perfect squares-easier to line up.  Added a pink ear, a toothpick tusk, and a googly eye to the elephant.  I simply peeled the backside exposing the adhesive and attached to a textured card base.  Sorry, the square textured finish does not show in the photo but it looks great.  I heat embossed the Gina K Design sentiment using Black ink and Clear EP.  The template was from a Paper Crafts Magazine with Birthday Free Projects that I have had for years.  This was a fun card but it took some time to make. 
After looking at the photo, I thought another color would be better for the base but that elephant is really stuck tight. 
Challenges:
The Library Challenge: #53 Elmer.  Used all the colors and a patchwork design from the cover. 
Always Fun Challenges: #150 Animals
Male Room: #130 Use Embossing. The sentiment is heat embossed. 

I am sharing another card that I made with this template in 2013 which was a shaped birthday card: 
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Take a Slice of Lemon and Make Cards


Hello!  I have an entry for Twofer #24 Card Challenge to use Fruit - use the same stamp, stencil, or die for the prompt on two different designs for two different occasions.  I decided to use a simple lemon slice stamp from Just For Fun to create 2 cards.  For one card I stamped the slice 3 times using masking with Memento inks and markers.  The sentiment was generated using Photoshop.  Added a border of dry embossing to give some texture. Finished with a lime Green cardstock. I will send this for a birthday. 
For the second card, I created  flowers with the lemon slice stamp adding some stems and leaves with GKD stamps. Colored with Memento and Copic Markers.  Used Scalloped oval dies to trim the image and to frame  with Yellow cardstock. Attached to an Orange card base.  Finished with some glitter gems and the word Hello stamped and die cut with GKD stamp and dies. 
Challenges:
Double D Challenges: Saying Hello

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Friday, February 21, 2020

Snow Scene

Welcome! Another cold day in Ohio. It's 14 degrees this morning but feels like 10.  It's a good day to post a card that was inspired by the Inspiration Palette challenge at The House That Stamps Built. As I tend to do sometimes,  I almost recreated the scene in the photo. I used DOI to sponge a background on white cardstock and stamped a tree line with 2 Repeat Impressions stamps Large Pine Forest and Bass Harbor Light (used the large trees portion only).  I stamped the center trees first with Memento Black ink and then stamped again with Memento Cottage Ivy ink.  The trees on the left were stamped only with green to get a different dimension. I used a scrap of watercolor cardstock on the lower part of the card for snow.  Added some falling snowflakes and snow drifts with Snow Marker. The sentiment from my stash was inked with Memento London Fog.  The Rose card base is a textured cardstock by Neenah, a bargain from Tuesday Morning. 
Challenges:
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Add a Sentiment.
The House That Stamps Built: Inspiration Palette Challenge F1920

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Tall Giraffe

Second Post Today
Hello! I am playing with animals today....a change up from Christmas and flowers.  I used stamps from GKD Wild About You set .  I stamped the Giraffe with DOI and colored with Copics. The grass was done with Memento Cottage Ivy marker.  The sentiment was stamped with 2 colors of DOI. Used an orange card base and a scrap of patterned paper to finish.  The finished size of card is 3.75" x5.5" so I consider this a tall card with a tall animal.
Challenges:
Always Fun Challenge: #150 Animals
CASology: Week 362 Tall-used a tall giraffe
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Add a Sentiment
Addicted To Stamps and More: #377 Make Your Mark. Used Copics and Memento Markers
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Birthday Boys






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Owls Are Cute!

Hello! I had some fun playing with a Hoot Owl digital image from Beccy's Place.  I used her colored version of Hoot and printed it on white cardstock with a computer generated sentiment.  For fun I added some brown and yellow Flocking to his feathers and Glossy Accents to his eyes.  I love how his glossy eyes pop out on the card.  Rounded the corners of the trimmed image with a corner punch, attached it to a patterned paper mat and brown card base, and finished with 3 green gems. Isn't he the cutest?
Challenges:
Beccy's Place Challenge: February Challenge use a Beccy's image -optional element-animals.
The Paper Players Challenge: PP478 CAS Theme Woodland Critters.
Always Fun Challenge: #150 Animals
Make My Monday Challenge: #116 Critters



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