Saturday, January 26, 2019

Creative Confetti Challenge

Hello!  Playing today with a Creative Confetti challenge at Power Poppy The challenge called Half & Half is to split your card front into at least 2 colors.  I actually made this card with leftovers from the card shown below, which worked great for the challenge. (Posted here) I added the pieces stamped on gray and pink CS and attached to a Dark Gray card base. I stamped the sentiment with Memento Gray ink.  The image on pink was water colored with DOI Picked Raspberry. The image on the gray CS was stamped with Picked Raspberry and heat embossed with Clear EP.
 Supplies used: Power Poppy Dahlia XL Stamps DOI Picked Raspberry, Memento Gray ink Clear EP, Moonlit Fog CS, Pink CS, Dark Gray CS,  Water brush. 


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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Silvery Holidays


Welcome!  The snow has finally ended outside but it is snowing on this card that was inspired by the challenge at Just For Fun Rubber Stamps, especially the card made by April on the DT.  I chose to use the same stamp that she used -JFF Tree Line stamp - but I only used a portion of the stamp to make a vertical card.  Using Versamark ink, I stamped the trees and a GKD sentiment on Navy CS and heat embossed with Silver EP.  Added some snow with Liquid pearls.  Edged the panel with Pilot Silver Marker ( often do this to eliminate the weight of  an extra layer of CS) and attached to a card base of Navy CS.  I won't get points for Design Originality but love the end results done in Blue and Silver.
Challenges:
The Male Room: Challenge 103 Nature
Daring Cardmakers: Just Stamping
CAS Christmas: January Challenge Blue and Silver
Just For Fun Rubber Stamps: January Challenge Blue and Silver


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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Merry and Bright

Hello! I have another Christmas card to add to my stash for 2019.  This was created with GKD stamps from Merry and Bright set and GKD Powder Blue CS.  I stamped the image and verse with Versamark and heat embossed with WOW silver EP. Edged the panel with Pilot Silver marker and attached to a card base.  A Clean and Simple design!
Challenges:
Just For Fun: January Color Challenge Use Blue and Silver combo
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Clean and Simple
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #497 Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #421 Anything Christmas Optional Theme: Add Sentiment
CAS Christmas: January Challenge Blue and Silver




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It's Cold Outside

Welcome to my warm and cozy studio! But it is cold outside! 3 degrees but feels like -6! But that is warmer than yesterday! If you go out, don't forget your mittens to stay warm.  My CAS card sends that message today.  I stamped the mittens with a Flourishes stamp from Warm Winter Wishes set by Marcella Hawley with DOI  Salty Ocean and colored with a pencil and added some sparkle with Crystal Stickles.  Sentiment stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with WOW Silver EP. The straight line was stamped with a GKD stamp using Versamark and also heat embossed with Wow Silver EP. I edged the white CS panel with Pilot Silver Marker before attaching to GKD Powder Blue CS.
Challenges:
AAA Cards: CAS Game #132 use only up to one third of your card for images and greetings. 
Creative with Stamps: #34 Mittens

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Vintage Car

Hello!  This card was made with a digital image that I saved from TLC Creations.   I printed the image on white CS and added some highlights with Silver Metallic Marker. I stamped sentiments from Heartfelt Creations and Flourishes with DOI Vintage Photo. I attached this to a card base of Brown CS.  When my DH saw this, he identified  it as a 1930 Cadillac.  This will be an anniversary card for my DH in October.
Challenges to enter:
 Double D Challenges: Looking Back In Time- 3rd entry
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Clean and Simple
Alphabet Challenge: V is for Vehicle
Allsorts Challenge: #503 Make It Masculine
Always Fun Challenges: #94 Wedding or Anniversary
The Male Room: Challenge #102 Anything Goes

Note: My DH really knows his Cadillacs. I found this photo on line of  a 1930 Cadillac 

                                      
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Sunday, January 20, 2019

When You Wish Upon a Star


Hello!  This card was inspired by the Inspiration Palette Challenge J1619 at The House That Stamps Built (shown below).  I found 3 Colors of Cardstock that seem to match up with the inspiration colors.  I used the darkest as a card base and layered the other two.  I embossed the top layer (before layering) with a Stars EF setting it at an angle and added some score marks.    I die cut 3 sizes of stars out of glitter paper and arranged them and then added a precut star of multi colors with glitter accents from leftovers from a kit.  Finished with some plastic confetti stars touched with Diamond Stickles for more shine.  Used DOI Fossilized Amber to sponge around the sentiment and on some of the stars. The colors in  my photo did not run true to the real colors …..seems to have a yellow cast that I could not edit out.  Trust me, the colors are more similar to the inspiration colors.  I used a Repeat Sentiment....thought it tied in with Dreams and Wishes and Stars. 


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Saturday, January 19, 2019

An Old Sewing Machine

Welcome!  The challenge at Double D Looking Back in Time inspired this card using an old sewing machine stamp.  I used an old stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers called "I'm In Stitches".  I printed a digital paper "Old Paper" with dress forms from Graphics Fairy as my background.  I trimmed the paper and attached it to a mat of  Camel CS with Brown CS as the card base. Before placing the background,  I distressed the edges with a distressing tool and sponged with Distress ink, stamped the sentiment on the top  and the  tape measure across the bottom with Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy. Now for the sewing machine.  I stamped it on White CS with Versamark and embossed with Ranger EP. I colored the metal parts with Silver and Gold Jelli-ink pens and  then fancy cut the image...that was the hard part! Glad I have good scissors.  I attached the machine with foam dots to finish the card. 
Challenges:
Double D Challenges: Looking Back in Time




Personal note- I love this stamp set because it reminds me of a sewing machine  my Aunt Julia gave me several years ago.  I decided to pull it out of  its case and share a picture below. 
The warranty is dated August 1949.

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Clean and Simple 2 Ways

Hello!  I have two cards inspired by the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch challenge.   For both I used a vine stamp from Mixed Media Stamps but used different green inks for each. The first one is a one layer card using Memento Bamboo Leaves ink.  I finished this one with glittery pink and gold heart stickers and a banner  die cut from GKD Grass Green CS with a GKD sentiment stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with White EP.

The second card was stamped with DOI Peeled Paint for the vine and DOI Faded Lipstick for the GKD sentiment.  I added punched pink flowers from my stash and a die cut with the sentiment. Attached to a card base of GKD Fresh Asparagus CS.

Challenges to enter:
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Clean and Simple
Addicted to CAS: #151 Code Word Friends
CAS on Friday: Challenge #149 Flowers
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge 324 Clean and Simple

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Truckin' with Heart


Hello!  Playing with dies from Cheapo Dies to create a card with a lot of love! Die cut the truck from DCWV Foil CS,  tires from Black and Silver CS, hearts from Red CS and Metallic Silver CS, words from Red CS. Assembled the pieces on a panel of White CS that I edged with Silver Metallic Marker. Attached that to a panel of Patterned Paper and a card base of GKD Red CS.  Love the way this came together for a fun Valentine card.
I put this all together with GKD Connect Glue....this is the best glue ever. You must give it a try. I never liked to use glue before....too messy....but this works just great!  I was not paid for this endorsement.
Challenges:
Alphabet Challenge: V is for Vehicle.
Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge: 386 Hearts on Fire
Double D Challenge: Looking Back in Time.  The pickup truck is from another time.
The Male Room: Challenge #102 Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers: January Anything Goes with Dies
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenges: January always about using Patterned Papers











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Thanks with Flowers


Hello! Playing again with the combo of Black and White.  I used another old Flourishes stamp set Zinnias  by Marcella Hawley dated 2011 to create this card. Heat embossed both the image and sentiment with clear EP after stamping with black ink to give some shine.     Other supplies used: White and Black CS, Memento Tuxedo Black ink,  Clear EP,  Cuttlebug Argyle EF, Spellbinders Frame Die.  This was a great image to use since there are so many details.  I have used this stamp many times with lots of colors but this is the first time to simply stamp in black. 


Challenge:
CAS on Friday: Challenge #149 Flowers
The Paper Girls Challenge: #167  Black and White

Tuesday Throwdown: #423 Embossing. Use heat embossing on image and sentiment and dry embossing on black frame
Retro Rubber Challenge: #102 It's all about Black and White.  Stamps are about 7 years old.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Wine Country


Hello!  It looks like major snow headed our way.  Time to go to a warmer climate?  Wouldn't it be nice to be driving in the wine country in Italy as depicted in my card?  I pulled out an old Flourishes stamp set Dreaming of Florence by Marcella Hawley dated 2012 to create this card in Black and White.   Heat embossed both the image and sentiment with clear EP.   Supplies used: White and Black CS, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versafine Black ink,  Clear EP, Gingham Border EF, Dies, Black Gems. 
I love my stamps from Flourishes. Fun to have the chance to use. 
Challenge:
The Paper Girls Challenge: #167  Black and White
Tuesday Throwdown: #423 Embossing. Use heat embossing on image and sentiment and dry embossing on black strips.
Retro Rubber Challenge: #102 It's all about Black and White.  Stamps are about 6 years old.


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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Fusion of Sketch with Butterflies

Today I am playing with the challenge at Fusion's  5th Anniversary Challenge shown below.  We can choose to use the sketch or photo or a fusion of both.  My card was inspired by both.  I used 3 Butterflies (found in my stash of leftovers) that were die cut with Cheery Lynn dies from Navy CS and cut angel wings of Glitter CS from my scraps. I started with a Ivory card base and attached a panel found in my stash of handmade backgrounds that was made by blending assorted  Distress Oxide Inks and spraying Gold Shimmer Mist.  I added some die cut circles of navy and ivory with die cut shapes of navy and Glitter Paper following the sketch and then attached the Butterflies.   I like it when I use up some of my scraps and leftover die cuts and inked backgrounds. The sentiment from Gina K Designs was stamped with Memento Paris Dusk ink.
Challenges:
Fusion: 5th  Anniversary Challenge
Happy Little Stampers: January Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
The House That Stamps Built: Challenge J919 Tic-Tac-Toe. Used top row- Glitter, Die Cut, Blue













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Twofer Challenge Birds



Welcome!  Today I am posting cards that I created for the Twofer Card Challenge #12 - make 2 different cards for 2 different occasions using the same stamp, stencil, or die.   I used a Swan stamp from The 12 Days of Christmas stamp set that was in an issue of Creative Stamping.   For a Christmas card I stamped the swan 7 times (using a mask) on white CS with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics, stamped sentiments from the same set, and layered with a blue card base and an orange mat.   
The second card was made with 2 panels of White CS inked with Distress Oxide Ink Salty Ocean.  The panels were both results of my playing (experimenting) with DOI and were found in my stash  of saved handmade backgrounds.  The bottom panel ( inked by swiping the pad over the paper) was embossed with Fiskars Texture Pad Ocean and trimmed  along a wave. On the top of the card, I used a panel that looks like a sky with clouds.   I stamped another swan, colored with Copics, fussy cut, and attached to the card. Stamped some sentiments from my stash with DOI Salty Ocean.  Also added some glossy accents to the swans' beaks. 

Challenges to enter:
Twofer Card Challenge: #12 Birds
Tuesday Throwdown: #423 Theme is  Embossing. Use Fiskars Texture Plate Ocean.
Merry Little Christmas: #6 January  Anything Christmas



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Monday, January 14, 2019

Glittery Cupcake


Hello!  Today I am sharing a card made using a stencil from Gina K Designs to sponge DOI Picked Raspberry on a strip of white CS that I fussy cut and layered on to a die cut rectangle of Glitter paper with a layer of Pink attached to a white layer with a pink card base.  Used Clear Star pink on the swirl for some shine.  I finished by adding a pre-cut 3D die cut Cupcake from Valentine Crafts and stamped a sentiment with the same ink. Followed the sketch below. The cupcake was actually recycled from an older card that I had made but never sent.
Challenges:
Die Cuttin Divas: Challenge #402 Glitter or Foil
CAS Colours & Sketches: Sketch 303
CAS Stencil Challenge: January Stencil with Sponging (2nd entry)
Simon Monday Challenge: Simon says Recycle Something.



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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Card with Heart


Hello!  My card today was made with the My Favorite Things stencil Radiating Rays.  I sponged DOI Fired Brick on a panel of white CS using the stencil and then cut with  a Spellbinders Scalloped Heart die. I stamped a Gina K Designs sentiment in the center with Versamark and heat embossed with Gold EP. I attached the heart to Gold Metallic paper that I recycled from a card that I received from my DH and then placed on a white card base.
I do not have many stencils and do not make many cards with stencils.  But, I was inspired to make this CAS card for the new CAS Stencil Challenge that started this month.
Challenges:
Time Out Challenges: #126 Loving
CAS Stencil Challenge:  January Sponging with Stencils
Dies R Us Challenge: #112 Anything goes using dies by companies carried at DRU store.

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