Sunday, November 17, 2019

Stockings Hung With Care


Hello! I may be a bit early but I hung out some Christmas stockings in anticipation of things to come. Not really! Just hung some stockings on a card that I created for the Creative Confetti   Triple Play challenge-to use an image 3 times on a card.  I stamped the Stocking from Power Poppy Poinsettia set 3 times and colored with Copics.  I fussy cut the stockings and hung them with metal nails(brads) on a background of striped Pattern Paper and then attached to a card base of GKD Fresh Asparagus CS. The sentiment from the same set was stamped with Memento ink.  
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #367 Make Your Mark
Creative Confetti: Triple Play

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Leftover from Stencil Monoprint


Welcome!  I have 2 cards to share that were results of a stencil monoprint that I created with a Tim Holtz stencil, distress oxide inks, and watercolor paper.  The top card uses a leftover from the panel with the stencil monoprint that I used in an earlier card that I posted. I simply trimmed the remnant with a circle die, inked the edge with a marker, and adhered on top of a ribbon wrapped around a panel of white card stock. I finished with a Coral card base and stamped with a GKD sentiment with Candied Apple ink.  



The background  of this card was a result of using the excess ink left from inking the stencil.  I used watercolor paper to absorb the ink from the work mat in layers and dry between the layers.  I trimmed the panel and attached to white card base. Added a die cut poinsettia leftover from another project and stamped a GKD Christmas sentiment.
Challenges:
CAS Stencil Challenge: November Stencil Monoprint
Addicted to CAS: #172 Code Word Birthday
Make My Monday Challenge: #109 Red, Green and White
Allsorts Challenge: Week 546 Christmas Flowers


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Friday, November 15, 2019

Birthday Card with Stencil


Hello! I have been playing with stencil monoprinting to create a card for the challenge at CAS Stencil Challenge. You simply apply inks onto a stencil, spray with water, and lay on a panel of water color paper to create the design. I used a Lace Layering stencil by Tim Holtz with Distress Oxide inks Candied Apple and Peeled Paint.  I trimmed a section of the panel, inked the edges with a Copic marker and added to a card base of White CS.  Finished with Cheery Lynn die cut words to make a Birthday card. 
Check out the tutorials for this technique at the CAS Stencil challenge.  I found them very helpful.
Challenges:
Addicted to CAS Challenge: #172 Birthday
CAS Stencil Challenge: Stencil Monoprint

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Merry Christmas Cards

 Hello! It is snowing...the ground is white...and it is very COLD.  A good day to spend inside and post some cards.  All three cards were made with patterned papers from a magazine.  I just added embossing, inked edges with Pilot Gold Marker, and card stock from my stash. Glossy Accents used on ornaments in each card to add some texture and depth. Hard to see in photos.
Other supplies: Pink CS, Shimmery Pink CS, Gold Metallic CS, Cuttlebug Swiss Dot EF, Darice Ornaments EF, Sakura Stardust Pen.
 These cards were quick and easy and I used up some of my stash in the making.
Challenges:
Alphabet Challenge: Q is for Quick and Easy
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog: MLCCB #16 Anything Christmas Goes
Love to Craft Challenge Blog:  LTCCB #40 November Anything Goes

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Monday, November 11, 2019

A Harvest of Pumpkins


Hello! The weather report online calls today Haze and that it is....the sky is gray and hazy.  I guess you might say the scene on this card is haze since I used a card stock for the base that seems to be a haze color.  I was trying to use a neutral color and that is what I pulled from my paper stash instead of a blue color.  This card was inspired by the challenge at Double D to create a Neutral Fall theme card inspired by their Mood Board. I took inspiration from the Truck design loaded with pumpkins shown on the pillow. I also pulled colors for the embossed  tree and used woodgrain pattern from the board. I die cut the truck with Cheapo dies from Ivory, Black, and Metallic Silver card stock scraps.  Used a piece of clear acrylic for the window. I filled the truck with Pumpkins that I fussy cut from a scrap of Patterned Paper (shown in photo).  I embossed the texture beige card base with Leafy Tree embossing folder from Darice and inked the raised areas with Distress Oxide inks. Love the texture of the tree that showed up with inking. I created a road for the truck with a scrap of woodgrain paper and stamped a sentiment from my stash with a Distress ink.  Fun card...love how it evolved.
Challenges:
Always Fun Challenges: Challenge #136 Pumpkins. The truck is full of pumpkins.
Tuesday Throwdown: Challenge #444 Theme is Fall/Holiday
Color Throwdown: Challenge cttd 568 Orange, Brown, Moss Green(on leaves), Cream
613 Avenue Create: Challenge 222 Anything Goes w Optional Twist: Scrap Your Stash!
Double D Challenges: Neutral Fall Theme


Note: Haze often occurs when dust and smoke particles accumulate in relatively dry air. When weather conditions block the dispersal of smoke and other pollutants they concentrate and form a usually low-hanging shroud that impairs visibility. 
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Sewing Up a Card

Hello!  It's been a while since I played with The Library Challenge.  But when I saw the most recent challenge, I knew I must take the time to make a card since I have the perfect stamp to create a card for this book The Sewing Machine.  I dug out a old stamp set from a company no longer in business but I love the set.  I stamped the Sewing Machine with black ink on White CS (wish I had used ivory). I highlighted parts with Silver Metallic pen.  I trimmed the image with a rectangle die and distressed the edges with Distress Oxide inks. Placed the image on a Brown Mat also cut with a rectangle die.  For the background I found an old Patterned Paper from Graphic 45 that related to the story of the book which includes old notebooks and handwritten note that tell the tale of a family history, one stitch at a time from 1911 through 2016…The pattern paper shows scripted notes from the 1910's.  The sentiment from the same set was stamped with DOI.  Kind of ties in with the story line of the history that goes on and on through the years. 
I have not read this book but have checked out the Kindle book and plan to read soon. 
Challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Always about using Patterned Paper
The Library Challenge: Challenge #46-The Sewing Machine













I'd like to share a picture of an old Sewing Machine that I have. Very similar to the one on the cover but not a Singer.  Also showing another card below made with this stamp.

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Joy with Gold

Hello! Another Christmas card that I made when playing with gold foil.  I took a leftover panel of striped patterned paper and added strips of foil to some of the stripes with double sided tape. Added the word Joy stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Gold EP. This was a freebie stamp from Simply Cards magazine from 2016.  Added some dots of gold. Die cut  the word  with a Spellbinder die and framed it with Metallic Gold CS die cut from a larger Spellbinder die. Finished with a Red Card Base. 
Challenges:
The House That Stamps Built: Designer's Choice Challenge DCC N619 Frame It.
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Always about using Patterned Paper

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Autumn Card

Welcome to my studio!  Today I am sharing a card that I made using digital stamps from Autumn's Gift Set by Beverly Cole at The Artsystamper ShopUsing Photoshop I arranged the Pumpkin and Leaf stamps with sentiment(in brown) and printed on Ivory CS. I added a bit more orange with Copics to the colored images and sponged the edges of the panel with DOI Antique Linen. Attached to a card base of Dark Brown CS.  I am entering this in the Monochromatic Challenge #3 at Artsystamper Digitals Challenges - use any color, as long as it is only 1 color plus natural beiges and tans or black and white. Maybe I should have used another color for the base?
Other Challenge:
Double D Challenges: Neutral Fall. Mood board below. 









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Tree with a Lot of "Punchy" Dots


Hello! I am back with another Red and White Christmas card made with Gina K Design stamps from Joyful Holiday set.  This set is an older one that I have had for several years.  I heat embossed both the tree and sentiment with GKD White EP on GKD Red Velvet CS after stamping with Versamark ink. For fun, I decorated the tree with a White Metal Star brad and "Ornaments" cut from Red Glitter Paper with a large hole punch. Attached the panel to White Card Base. 
Challenges:
ModSquad Challenge: Red and White...that's it!
As You Like It Challenge: Use Favorite Cute or Traditional for Christmas.  I favor Traditional Christmas cards because I do not have many cute stamps. And most of my cards go to the older generations who tend to like more traditional cards.  
Stinkin' Inkers Challenge: Theme is Die-lirious or Punchy.  Use simple hole punch for all the ornaments.
Addicted to Stamps: Challenge 179 Anything goes
Retro Rubber: Challenge 123 Anything Goes with stamps older than a year.  These stamps are at least 5 years or older. 
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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Only Red and White

Hello!  This card was made for the ModSquad Challenge Red and White-that's it!  Use only red and white on your card. I stamped the ornament from GKD Merry and Bright set with Memento Lady Bug ink on White CS using masking technique.  The sentiment is from GKD Holiday Wreath Builder set. I attached the white panel to a mat of GKD Red Velvet CS and then a white card base. 
Had a hard time creating this card because I first tried to emboss the images with Red EP ….threw that away and just used red ink to stamp.
Challenges:
ModSquad Challenge: Red and White--that's it!
Daring Cardmakers: Anything Goes -theme is Baubles and Bows. 

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Friday, November 8, 2019

Quick Cards from Stash


Hello!  I am sharing 4 Christmas cards that were quick and easy to make because I used Patterned papers and die cuts with no stamping involved.  For the top card, I trimmed a Patterned Paper from a stash of magazine freebies, embossed it with Divine Swirls EF, and inked the edges with Gold Pilot Marker.  Wrapped the panel with Gold Metallic ribbon and tied on a bow. Added this to a card base of Shimmery Pink CS. Finished with Cheery Lynn die cut words of Gold Metallic CS.

This card uses more of the Patterned Paper on a Gold Metallic card base with the same ribbon and die cut words.
For this card I used Pattern Paper accented with silver foil snowflakes.  I inked the edge of the panel with a Silver Metallic Pilot Marker and popped up die cut snowflakes(backed with white foam) from Silver Metallic CS.  Finished with Cheery Lynn die cut words that I cut from White CS that I heat embossed with Silver EP.
This is another version of the card directly above but used Silver Metallic CS for the words along with die cut snowflakes. All 4 cards were created with scraps of Metallic CS.  Dies for snowflakes were from Cheery Lynn Build a Flower  and an Unknow Freebie.  

Challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Always about using Patterned Paper. 
Alphabet Challenge: Q is for Quick and Easy.  All 4 cards were quick and easy. 
613 Avenue Create Challenge: #227 Anything goes with Optional Twist: Scrap your stash! Used scraps of Metallic CS for die cuts, Ribbon, and leftover patterns. 
Use Your Stuff: #381-Use your scraps.
Shopping Our Stash Weekly: #408 Here Comes Suzy Snowflake
Daring Cardmakers: Anything goes challenge with theme Baubles and Bows

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Snow for the Holidays and More


Hello!  Looks like snow is on the way.  I have another card featuring snowflakes made with Gina K Designs stamps and dies from Seasonal Sentiments set. Heat embossed the snowflakes withSilver EP on White CS. Popped up with foam tape. The sentiment embossed with White EP on a GKD Blue CS panel is from Holiday Wreath Builder set. Inked the edges of the panel with Pilot Silver Metallic Marker. Added snow to the background with Snow Marker. Used White CS card base. 
Challenges:
Monthly Mix Challenge at Gina K Designs: Let It Snow.
Alphabet Challenge Blog: Q is for Quick and Easy.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #462 Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas. Optional theme - something beginning with H.  Sentiment begins with H.
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #366 Anything Goes
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Thursday, November 7, 2019

More Oxidized Metal Technique


Hello!  As promised I am back with 2 more cards made using leftover portions of a panel that I created with the Oxidized Metal technique.  Please check this post for all the details on the technique that I used. For the above thank you card I used a Black card base to which I stamped the leaf from Gina K Designs Skeleton Leaves and embossed that with Gold EP. I added the leftover strip at the bottom edge. This time you can see the leaf that I stamped before adding embossing and more embossing powder to the silver paper.

I used GKD Fired Brick CS as the base for this card.  I embossed 2 corners with a Sizzix EF that I  have never used. The flower design seemed to pick up the flower from the leftover strip of Oxidized Metal panel that I added.  I inked the edges of the strip with Pilot Gold Metallic marker before attaching. 
Challenges:
CAS Mix Up Challenge: November Oxidized Metal + Stamping + your Choice. Leaf stamped on the panel and Black CS. Used dry embossing with Sizzix EF's.  
Just Us Girls Challenge: 512 Word Week Thanks
Simon Monday Challenge: Simon says Thanks/Thanksgiving
613 Avenue Challenge: 227 Anything Goes - Optional Twist Scrap your stash. Use leftovers from panel. 
Use Your Stuff: Challenge # 381 Use scraps.
CASology: Week 355 Appreciate

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Oxidized Metal Technique.


Welcome!  I have been playing with something  new to me -  Oxidized Metal Technique which I learned about at CAS Mix Up Challenge.  First I tried the technique as shown on a video by Jay Soriano.  She made it look so easy but I failed at my attempt and made a mess.  Don't know what went wrong but my work is still not dry....maybe not enough embossing powder.  But from reading some other posts, it seems that I was not alone in being unsuccessful.
My second try at Oxidized Metal was a bit more successful using Melissa Kerman's video as a guide. I started with a silver metallic card stock and wiped it with StazOn Black Ink and then stamped randomly with a Gina K Design leaf stamp from Skeleton Leaves with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Gold EP.  (The leaves seemed to got lost as I added more to the card later but they are still there.)  I embossed the panel with Sizzix Thanks EF and swiped with Versamark Ink and then sprinkled on Copper EP and Silver EP and a bit more Gold EP and heat embossed.  Then I swiped again with the Black StazOn. For my card, I trimmed a portion of the completed Oxidized Metal panel.  I inked the edges with Pilot Silver Marker and attached to a Bronze CS.  I really liked the way the words pop on the panel. If you look really close you can see the stamped leaves in the background.  
Note: I created other cards with the unused part of the panel to be shared later. 
Challenges:
CAS Mix Up Challenge: November Oxidized Metal + Stamping + your Choice. Leaf stamped in the background. Used dry embossing with EF and Inked the edges with a marker. 
Just Us Girls Challenge: 512 Word Week Thanks
Simon Monday Challenge: Simon says Thanks/Thanksgiving


Videos for this technique can be found at CAS Mix Up Challenge.
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Winter Scene

Hello! No snow in Ohio, but it is on the way but I hope not too soon.  For now, I am sharing some snow on my card.  I created this winter scene with a Tree stamp from GKD Merry and Bright set that I heat embossed with Silver EP on GKD Blue CS.  Added snowflakes (embossed with White EP) and sentiment ( embossed with Silver EP  3 times) using GKD stamps from Holiday Wreath Builder. Added more dots of snow to sky with Snow Marker.  Attached strips of watercolor paper to bottom edge for snow banks with texture.  Used Frosty Stickles to tree for more glitter (hard to see in photo).  Used white card base.
Challenges:
Monthly Mix Challenge: November challenge Let It Snow.
Christmas Kickstart Challenge: #23 Snow-  This is new challenge for me. Checkout the great cards by the DT.
Retro Rubber Challenge: Challenge 123 Anything goes. Stamps were bought October 2018 or earlier. 
Shopping Our Stash Weekly: 148 Here comes Suzy Snowflake. Theme is snowflakes.

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Wreath with Holly

Hello!  I have yet another Christmas card with a wreath.  I made this some time ago but never posted. I used stamps from a Hero Arts monthly kit with red and green inks.  The sentiment was heat embossed with Silver EP.  The circle was die cut with a Lawn Fawn die.  I used a silver foiled Patterned Paper as the background  also from the kit and a glossy white card base.
Challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Always about using Patterned Paper.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #462 Use something with the letter H.
Winter Wonderland: Use Holly and/or Ivy on your card.

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Christmas Wreaths


Hello! How was your weekend? Today I am sharing 2 similar Christmas cards made using GKD Stamps from Holiday Wreath Builder set for the wreath.  The top card uses a sentiment from Repeat Impressions.  Sentiments were stamped with Versamark and embossed with Gold EP.  Both panels with images were edged with Pilot Gold Metallic marker before attaching to card bases. 
Challenges:
Modsquad Challenge: Sentiment says it all. 
The House That Stamps Built: Challenge O2319 Anything Goes
12 Months of Christmas: #59  Optional Twist Red and Green
Stamping Sensations: November Traditional Christmas Colors Red, Green, Gold
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog: MLCCB #15 Anything Christmas Goes

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Saturday, November 2, 2019

K-Cup Holder



Hello!  I an sharing a gift box that I made for holding Pumpkin Spice Coffee K-cups.  I used my Cameo to cut the elements from Orange CS and  Heartful Creations Patterned Papers from Classic Editions Collection but did not use dotted lines for folds(erased those before cutting design). I used Scor-pal to create scoring for fold lines.  The design was 3D coffee cup gift set by Jamie Lane Designs. Use double sided tape to assemble. Fussy cut pumpkins from pattern paper for the top.

Challenges:
Love To Craft Challenge Blog: LTCCB #40 November Anything Goes
Scor-Pal:  More than one score challenge- November #65 Birthday or Fall. Made fall design. 
Alphabet Challenge: P is for Poppies or Pumpkins.  My project features Pumpkins. 
Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: Projects need to have a caffeinated element.


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