Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Two Versions-To Use Vellum or Not


Hello!  I was inspired by the Rustic Blooms challenge at The Card Concept.  I used the Bouquet stamp from Gina K Hearts and Flowers kit that I stamped on white CS with Memento Gray Flannel ink and colored with Copics.  I cut with the die from the set and attached to panel of a textured vinyl wallpaper sample that I have been hoarding for a special card and placed on a blue card base. Finished with the Hello sentiment and die cut. 
I did a second version of this card making it the same as above but added a layer of Vellum that I stamped with the same stamp with Versamark and Heat embossed with Clear EP.  Also colored with Copics and White Pen and then die cut.  Attached over the colored image on white CS with Vellum tape.  The card looks much better in real life.....does not photograph very clear.  I was very pleased with the finished results especially with the vellum on the textured back ground.

Challenges:
The Card Concept: #85 Rustic Blooms.  Style is CAS. 
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Layer It Up.  I layered  the floral image with the same image stamped on  Vellum--both colored with Copics. (2nd photo)
Alphabet Challenge: V is For Vellum. Floral image stamped on an overlay of Clear Vellum.
CAS on Friday: Challenge 125-color me pretty-use pencils or markers on your card. Used Copics.
Die Cut Divas: Challenge #354 Anything Goes 

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

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Roses for My Valentine

Second Post Today
Hello!  Playing with the Hearts and Flowers Stamp TV kit,  I came up with this card featuring die cut Roses.  Stamped the flowers with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics. Used a White card base embossed with CB EF Polka Dots.  Added border of red hearts cut  with a punch and added some smaller hearts with glitter and the sentiment from stash stamped on a Spellbinders die cut with a heart of Pearl tears.
Challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge: Theme is Valentine- Love. Use some red.
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Theme is Valentines-Love.
Tuesday Throwdown: TT #376 Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers: January Anything Goes with Dies












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

Birthday Wishes from the Kitchen


Hello!  This card was inspired by the challenge at Double D Challenges- Kitchen is the Heart of the Home I pulled ideas from the collage shown below using vintage feel, colors, and utensils from the photos.  I used a birthday theme since Double D is celebrating their second birthday/anniversary.  I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches for my design.
Supplies used: Stamps from old Mark's Finest Papers set, Red and White CS, pattern papers from MME and stash, Memento Gray and Black inks, Clear EP, Copics, Silver Pen, Circle Dies.
Challenges: 
Tuesday Morning Sketches: Sketch #437 shown below right
Shopping Our Stash: #338 Birthday Theme
Craftyhazelnut's  Patterned Papers Challenge: January Anything Using Patterned Papers
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Layer It Up.

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

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Strumming a Love Song


Hello!  Time to think about Valentine cards for those we love.  I created this design with Gina K's stamps and dies from the new Hearts and Flowers kit.   I stamped both the guitar and fancy heart on white CS with Black ink and colored with copics.  I tried to color the guitar with a wood grain lookI cut both out and layered with die cuts from Black CS. I embossed a layer of GKF Red Velvet CS with Cuttlebug Allegro EF for the background which I also stamped and heat embossed with a Gina K sentiment from the set.  I finished by arranging the Guitar and Heart with more hearts cut from red and black CS.  Attached to a card base of GKD Black CS. 
Challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: Love/Valentines
Just Add Ink: #392 Just Add Something New.  Used new stamps and dies.
CAS on Friday: Challenge 124 Make a card for Love/Valentine's Day
613 Avenue Create: Challenge 205 Anything Goes /optional twist Something New.  Used new stamps and dies for my card.
Die Cut Diva's: January Challenge Do Or Use Something.  Used new stamps and dies.
The Paper Players: Challenge PP377 Clean and Simple with a theme of Love Notes

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

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Galaxy with Love

Hello! This card was inspired by the challenge Trend Week #423  at Just Us Girls to use  a Galaxy Background/Night Sky.  I actually began with a piece of White CS that I had used to absorb a spill of Metallic Blueberry Mist shown below.  I cut a section of the paper and layered with some Distress Oxide inks using Black Soot, Faded Jeans, Fossilized Amber, and Wilted Violet until I got the galaxy look. The sparkle from the Metallic mist shows in real life but not so much in the photo.  I stamped Stars and Sentiment from Hero Arts with Versamark and heat embossed with Gold EP.  Used a Gold Metallic CS for the card base. 
Challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown: #375 Distressing.
Stamping Sensations: January-Cold and Frosty Colors
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

More Feathers



Welcome!  I have another entry for Darnell's new Twofer Card Challenge -  make two different card designs for two different occasions using the same stamps and/or dies. Challenge #1 is Feathers.  I again am using a new stamp set Wise Owl by Jane's Doodles but using another one of the great feather stamps.

For my first design, I stamped the feather 3 times with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with copics and added a sentiment from Gina K. Kept it CAS with a Orange card base. 

For the second card, I stamped the same feather stamp 8 times with the black ink on a Green Paper from Graphic 45 Secret Garden pad and fussy cut all eight.  I sponged them with a bit of Distress Oxide ink.  I then arranged the feathers in a "wreath" or "flower" on a background of green paper that was embossed with CB Wicker Weave EF-has a distressed look with the white showing through. Added some circle die cuts of yellow and white stamped with sentiments from the Jane's Doodle set with DO Fossilized Amber ink.

Other Challenges:
Alphabet Challenge Blog: U for Use 3 of Something
Happy Little Stampers: January CAS Friendship
Simon Monday Challenge: Simon says: Birds of a Feather










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

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Twofer Challenge

 Welcome!  There is an exciting new card challenge in Blogland!
Darnell has created a new Twofer Card Challenge - we are to make two different card designs for two different occasions using the same stamps and/or dies.  This looks to be a fun challenge. 

I have been anticipating the first challenge and Challenge #1 is Feathers.  I was excited by this theme since I have a new stamp set Wise Owl by Jane's Doodles which has some great Feather stamps which I was anxious to use.  My first card was a CAS design featuring a feather used as a quill to write the words Happy Birthday (Gina K stamp).  I used Memento Tuxedo Black, London Fog, Desert Sand and Love Letter inks for stamping and heat embossed with Clear EP.  Finished with Black card base.

For the next card, I stamped feathers with Versamark ink and heat embossed with White EP on White CS.  I sponged this with Fired Brick Distress Oxide ink and cut with an Oval die and placed on a Scalloped Oval of White CS. I attached to a panel of MME pattern paper from Chalk Studio pad and to a white card base.  Finished with Gina K sentiment heat embossed with White EP and some enamel dots.
Note: I received the Wise Owl set as part of a prize that I won from Jane's Doodles for the Caring Hearts Card Drive.

Other Challenges:
AAA Cards: Game #106 Be inspired by the Quote- Let today be the start of something new. Used new stamps and entered new challenge.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says use Patterned Paper
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: January About Anything with Patterned Paper
Use Your Stuff: #294 Use something new. Used new feather stamps.

Thanks to Darnell and her team for the new challenge!
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Second Card with the Same Image


Hello!  I made this card a few days ago and forgot to post so will do so on this very icy, snowy, cold morning.  I made it using White and Kraft CS with Gina K stamps inked with Memento Tuxedo Black and heat embossed with Clear EP.  I inked the edges of the kraft and white panels giving the look of another layer.  See the other card than I made at the same time below.
Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge 274 Clean and Simple
Time Out Challenges: #100 Be Thankful
Allsorts Challenge: Week 450 No Patterned Papers


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

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Glittery Glasses

Hello!  I made this card a few days ago when it was too cold to be outside and I spent my time in the studio.  This one was made with  scraps of red  and light gold glitter paper and white CS.  I stamped  wine glasses on the glitter paper with Repeat Impressions stamps and fussy cut and placed them on the red glitter paper.  I embossed the white card base with Divine Swirls EF and stamped the old Christmas Sentiment from stash with versamark and heat embossed with Red EP.   I never have used that sentiment but it was perfect for my card.
Challenges:
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: #272 Create a Christmas card with Glasses
Addicted to Stamps and More: #274 Clean and Simple
Cas-ual Fridays: CFC190-All that Glitters



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

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Three Wisemen


Welcome!  More cards for my Christmas stash.   I used a digital image of Three Wisemen by Debbi Moore that was in a freebie in Paper Crafter magazine to make 2 cards.   I printed the silhouette image on Yellow CS and trimmed to the size needed for the cards.  I simply sponged a bit with Distress Oxide inks and added some shine to the stars with Stardust pen.   Finished with Christmas stamps from Penny Black Wonder Collection and used different card bases for the cards.  This would also make simple one layer cards if I chose to. 
Challenges:
The Merry Christmas Challenge: #2 Always Anything Goes + Christmas Optional: Wisemen
Happy Little Stampers: January Christmas Challenge Anything Goes with Optional Twist CAS
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #367 Anything Christmas-Option Upcycle or use something old. Papers and stamps are old. 
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Birthday Pop Up Box


Hello!  I created this pop up box card for my Mother who celebrates her 98 birthday this month.  I used a variety of Silhouette files, die cuts, printed images, fussy cuts, clipart, chipboard numbers, and more to fill and decorate the box.  All papers including Yellow CS, Striped Pattern Paper, Glitter Paper, Gold Metallic CS, and White CS were from my stash.  Used Glossy Accents, Nail Heads , Gemstones,  and Stardust Pen to add accents.   This was a fun project to design and create.   The card does fold up and fit into a standard half card size envelope.

Challenges to enter:
Double D Challenges: Anything Birthday/Anniversary goes using mood board.
Inspired by the cake, candles, balloons and colors.

The Paper Girls Challenge:  #143 Glitter. Used glitter paper for die cuts and word and stardust Pen which is hard to see.

Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes for Birthday

Happy Little Stampers: January Anything Goes with Dies.  Lot of dies used including stars, circles, ovals, rectangles, words.



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

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Beginning Stash of Christmas Cards

 Welcome!  Both these Christmas cards were made with a new stamp and new foil accented pattern papers that I received for Christmas.  I stamped the lovely sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed with Zing Silver EP.  I love how great the embossed words came out....the photo does not do it justice.  The verses were die cut and matted on Silver Mirror CS die cuts.  Finished with White Card bases and Mats of the Pattern Papers.   Other supplies: Silver EP, Stardust Pen, Copic Marker
The stamp and patterns were part of freebies that came with an issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft.

Challenges:
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: #271 Create card with Embossing - heat or dry.
Happy Little Stampers: January Christmas Challenge Anything Goes
Die Cut Diva's: January Challenge do something or use something new
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: January Anything Goes with Patterned Paper


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