Monday, November 30, 2015

Birthday Card with Gold Accents

Hello!  I am taking a break from holiday cards to make a birthday card using the Sketch Challenge #N2515 from The House That Stamps Built.  I heat embossed a Birthday Sentiment from Repeat Impressions with Gold EP and attached to mats of Gold Metallic CS and Blue CS.  I use the same Blue CS as the card base and layered with a Gold Foil accented Pattern Paper.  I selected 4 colors of Looped Ribbon ( from colors in the paper design) to use with Gold Metallic ribbon to complete the card.

The House That Stamps Built: What If? Wednesday Sketch shown on right.
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge 211 Anything Goes

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

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Musical Christmas Tree

Hello! I have been playing again with this Tree stamp from GKD Joyful Holiday set.   I love the way that this looks with Gold Embossing and paired it up with a gold foil accented pattern cardstock  on an Ivory card base.  To add more gold I edged the layers with Pilot Metallic Gold Marker.  Easy Peasy!

Christmas Cards All Year 'Round: Theme is Oh Christmas Tree
Stamp TV: Mix It Up Monday challenge-Use only one Stamp and make it the focus.

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

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Bearing Gifts

 Hello! Happy Saturday!    Did you go shopping yesterday?  I spent the day at home and only shopped online.   After many years in retail stores, I certainly have no desire to venture out shopping on the day after TG.

I have a card for Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #337 with the theme of know how I love Bears so I had to enter this but time is running out.  I used a Crafty Sentiments Digital image Bear with Sled printed on Water Color Paper and colored with Copics and Glaze Pens and added some Sakura Stardust glitter. Heat embossed some snowflakes since he needed them for his sled. Sentiment from MFP was heat embossed with Zing Chestnut EP. Papers from stash including the pattern from Fancy Pants.

Other Challenges:
Saturday Sketch: #389 shown on right
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Use pattern paper on card
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything Christmas

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

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Christmas Tree with Foil

Hello!  I was playing with the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches and flipped it on its side.  I stamped the tree from GKD Joyful Holiday and embossed with Gold EP.  I trimmed to a triangle rather than using as rectangle and popped up on strips of red and gold foil cardstocks.  The card base is a metallic gold CS layered with pattern paper from stash. Used Cuttlebug EF Divine Swirls and Christmas Words EF (freebie).   This is a different design than I usually do ....was using items already on my desk to create.
Tuesday Morning Sketches: #328 shown below.
Just Us Girls Challenge: Color Week #320 use Red, Green, Gold
Stamp TV: Mix It Up Monday Use only one stamp
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round: Theme is Oh Christmas Tree
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Designing with Red, Green, Gold

I have been playing with some DCWV solid Foil Cardstock.  I love how elegant foil is but it is the hardest thing to photograph.  I hope you can sense how this card looks in real life. Did a closer look to show foil layers better.
The Poinsettia Stamp is from GKD A Year of Flowers set and is one of my most used stamp set.  I stamped with Memento Black ink and colored with Copics and added sparkle with Sakura Stardust pen and Stickles Gold Glitter glue.  I matted the single image on Squares of Red and Green Foil and the a Gold Foil before attaching to the card base.  I found the red, green, gold ribbon in my stash which was never opened. 

Just Us Girls: Week #320 Color Challenge Red, Green , Gold
Stamp TV: Mix it up Monday Challenge-Use a single stamped image and make that the focal of card.
Clear it out Challenge: Theme Holiday- Christmas; Stash Glitter
Retro Rubber : Challenge 28 Anything Goes. The poinsettia stamp is one of my favorite.  Used it for several years.
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Take your Pick-Color Challenge Red and/or Green
Mod Squad Challenge: Christmas Floral
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Anything Goes
Cards in Envy: Put some extra layers on.  Layered with Foil CS.

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

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Playing with a Dove

 Hello!  I have been "experimenting" with different versions of a Christmas card made with a Cottage Cutz Dove cut out that I have had a number of years.  These cards were very quick to took me longer to find where the die was in my studio than it did to make all the  cards.
The top card has the blue card base with a layer of watercolor paper that I sponged with DI Tumbled Glass.  The Dove was cut from plain white CS. The Power Poppy sentiment is stamped with DI Broken China.

The second card is the same as the first but  I added the sprig of green cut with the same die.

Challenges to enter:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #256 Theme is Things with wings
Addicted to CAS: #77 Dimension....Dove popped up for dimension.
AAA Cards: Game #53 Anything Goes
CAS on Sunday: #72 Make a CAS Christmas card
The Glory Of Christmas: #72 CAS
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: #181  Blue and White with Texture.  The bottom card has the most texture of the ones shown.
Shopping Our Stash: #229 No stamping.
Bottom card has absolutely no stamping.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Christmas
 This third card has the same card base but the white layer is White CS that I water colored with DI Tumbled Glass.  I like the background that this made for the Dove cut from Watercolor paper which has a nice texture.  I stamped this card with a Spellbinders sentiment also in the DI Broken China.  

I am not sure why I water colored on the plain CS but sponged ink  on the watercolor paper.  It seems I should have done that in reverse but I liked the results.  Maybe the next time I will do that.

The bottom card is with a White Card base and a Blue CS layer embossed with CB EF Divine Swirls.  The Dove is cut from a White Textured CS and centered on the card.  All Doves where attached with pop up tape. I think using foam cut with the die would work really well but I do not have any white foam.  The sentiment Peace on Earth was cut from an embossed border  of Glossy White CS with Christmas words. No stamping on this card.

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

Monday, November 23, 2015

More Christmas Cards

Hello!  I am back with some more cards for some challenges about to close. So this will be a quick and short post. 
The first card was made with Die Cut Silver Snowflake that I had in my leftover stash and I have no idea where it came from or the die used.  I just attached it to Bazzill Blue Card base embossed with Cuttlebug EF Snowflakes that I inked with Brilliance White ink.  Finished with an Annabelle sentiment stamped and embossed with Silver EP on vellum and fancy cut.

City Crafter Challenge Blog: #288 Color Challenge on left. Inspired by snow and blues.
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: #181 Blue and White with Texture
This second card was created with white textured CS embossed with a Darice EF Christmas Tree.  I simply added Gold Liquid Pearls to the stars and ornaments with some Sakura Clearstar sparkle.  The GKD sentiment was heat embossed with Gold EP.   I attached this to a White Card Base.
Clear It Out Challenge: Theme is Colour challenge-white +1 colour Stash: Your choice ( card must be mostly white).  Used gold with white.
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round: Theme Oh Christmas Tree

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

Happy Holidays

Hello! I have another card that I made after watching a  video by Jennifer McGuire on making monochromatic cards and layering stamps.  I decided to make a Christmas theme card using several clear stamps from GKD Joyful Holiday and Memento Red inks.
Other Supplies: White CS, Red CS, Vellum, Brilliance Moonlight White ink, Versamark, White EP, Red Copic Marker, White Gel Pen, Vellum Tape.

Mod Squad Challenge Blog: Pattern your paper-create your own patterned paper. Second entry.
Addicted to Stamps: #114  Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything Christmas
The Challenge: #52 Create a Christmas Card

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

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

Hello! Today I am sharing a card that I made using an already colored Dearie Doll digital image.  Uncolored images are also available but I went the easy (lazy) way and the colors are so bright and perfect.   This card was so easy to create I almost feel guilty that I did not work that much.  I simply printed the image on white CS and trimmed with Spellbinders Divine Eloquence die and placed on a orange mat and then a brown CS base. I stamped the MFP Happy Thanksgiving with Memento Rich Cocoa ink.   Even the die cutting was easy since I used dryer sheets with my die and the pieces popped right out.  Have you tried that easy step? 

Cards in Envy: Put some extra layers on.  My card does not have that many layers but the image is wearing a jacket.
Die Cuttin Divas: #242  is Thanksgiving. Used Spellbinders Die.
Tuesday Throwdown: #271 challenge is Shopping Spree.  My card shows some Pumpkin Shoppers.
Simon Monday Challenge:  Challenge is Thanks/Thanksgiving
Shopping Our Stash: #228 Challenge is make a Thank You or Thanksgiving.

 Wishing everyone a great  and blessed Thanksgiving!
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Rudolph Leads the Way

Welcome! Christmas is quickly approaching and soon it will be the night before Christmas.  I have  cut a frame in a pattern paper from stash and used a embossing folder to create the image to place inside.  The embossed image was colored with pencils and gold glitter and white Stickles. I added some plaid ribbon and bow and a sentiment from Power Poppy stamped in Memento ink.  The card base is a textured ivory CS. I thought the text in the paper added to the theme of the card.
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: #180 Use a Reindeer
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge: T is for Tis the Season
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Anything with Pattern Paper
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Christmas


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

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Scenic View with Reflection


Hello!  Today I have a scenic card which I have not made in awhile.  But I love creating them because I am never sure as to how they will turn out.   My inspiration is from the  Photo Challenge N1815  at the House That Stamps Built  (shown on right). I made this card using Repeat Impressions stamp Rocky Shore Vista which I stamped on White CS with Memento Black ink.  I created the scene by sponging layers of colors on the sky and water.  I colored the images all black because I wanted it dark.  The sentiment also from Repeat Impressions is  a portion of a verse as I only wanted it to read Happy Birthday.  I stamped it with black ink and heat embossed with Clear EP----I do that a lot lately as it makes the words show up shiny.  Supplies Used: Distress Inks Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Spun Sugar, Stormy Sky. Memento Summer Sky and Tuxedo Black ink, Pencils, Bazzill Blue Textured CS, Black CS, Black Micron Pen.
Other Challenges:
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge: #302 Shades of Blue
Creative Corner Challenge: Theme  Happy  Birthday
Seize the Birthday: Anything goes with Birthday Theme

Below is a second version of this card.....on watercolor paper.  I water colored  the  background first with the distress inks and then stamped the Rocky Shore stamp using the Misti to line the stamp up.   I finished this one in the same way but used a darker blue card base.   This one is more artistic with an impressionist feel.  Do you favored one over the other?

Is my card a sunrise or sunset scene?  I had a sunrise in mind as I created this card but my DH said that it looks more like a sunset!  I guess it could be either...just determine if you are looking to the east or the west.

This is a sunrise photo that I made in Florida
which has more orange and red but I was also thinking of this when I made the card.

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

Friday, November 20, 2015

Guest Designer at Tag YOU'RE It!

 Hello! Today, I am thrilled to be a Guest Designer at Tag YOU'RE It! Challenge.  I have only recently found this fun challenge and love their inspirations and making tags for their challenges.  This week's inspiration for Challenge #35 is by Tracey and is a great Christmas design.  I was inspired by her use of Pattern Papers and great die cuts.   I hope you will be inspired to play along and have a chance to be a Guest Designer.

For my tag, I decided to also focus on pattern papers (just love playing with patterns) and I stayed with a Christmas theme.  I chose pattern papers from Pebbles Welcome Christmas pad with similar colors and used a Impression Obsession Branch die, a Cuttlebug Ornament die,  and a Cheery Lynn Die for the word Merry.  I heat embossed some Pinecones using a GKD stamp and Zing Chestnut EP and fussy cut them after coloring with Copics.  I assembled all my elements together and added a bow of green twine to complete the tag.

Challenges to enter:
Happy Little Stampers: Christmas Challenge Tag
Allsorts Challenge: 337 Anything but a Card
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #255 Red and Green must be seen.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Christmas
Thanks to Tracey and the TYIC team for inviting me to join them as a Guest!
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Christmas Tag

 Hello!  Today I am showing a Tag made for Cheery Lynn Challenge # 211 To Make a Tag.  My design is CAS using gold Metallic Paper for the tag that I embossed with Snowflakes.  I attached White Snowflakes die cut with Cheery Lynn  Snowflakes 3 and Merry Christmas die cut with Cheery Lynn dies in Red Foil.

I decided to make a card by attaching the above tag to a white card base.  I used the Cheery Lynn Snowflake 3 die to embossed 2 corners of the card base.  I also edged the card with a Pilot Gold Marker. 
Challenges to enter:
CAS On Sunday: # 71 Tag It
Happy Little Stampers: Christmas Challenge Tag
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Amazing Technique

Hello!  This is a card that I made after watching a  video by Jennifer McGuire on making monochromatic cards and layering stamps.  I loved her cards and just had to give this technique a try.  This is one of the results from my trials.
Supplies used:  Verve stamps from Nature Walk and Fabulous You, Yellow and White Cardstocks, Memento Tangelo Ink, White Gel Pen, Vellum, Versamark, White EP, Die Cut.
I thought this would fit the challenge at Mod Squad Challenge Blog this week-Pattern Your Paper.
Other Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #171 Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspirations: Challenge 336 Colors Ballet, Butter, Coral-inspired by colors and also acorns and other shapes from nature as in photo.

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