Thursday, October 19, 2017

Halloween with Count Dracula

Hello! As I said in yesterday's post, I love playing with some of my old stamps and could not resist making more Halloween themed cards.  I made another one with Mark's Finest Paper stamps from Boo to You set from 2011. This time Dracula appears on my card stamped in black ink and colored with Copics and Stardust pen. Used black card base and a mat of Purple Glitter paper with Spooky die cut and Plastic spider confetti.
Challenges:
Color Throwdown: #465 Purple , Black and White
Retro Rubber Challenge: #73 Boo! My stamps are from 2011.
Cards in Envy: Let's Play Dress Up!  Dracula is a great Halloween Costume.
Cupcake Inspirations: CIC427 Monsters
AAA Cards: CAS Game #101 Inspired by a 1931 Movie Dracula.




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

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Eat and Drink with Frankenstein

Hello!  I told myself that I should not make any Halloween cards this year because I have several already in my stash.   But I love playing with some of my old stamps and could not resist making more Halloween themed cards.  I made this CAS one with Mark's Finest Paper stamps from Boo to You set from 2011.   I simply stamped Frankenstein with Memento Tuxedo Ink and colored with Copics.  Stamped the sentiment and distressed the edges with Distress Oxide inks. It's hard for me not to reach for those Oxide inks which are so great for many uses.  Added a layer of Orange CS and a card base of White.  Vey CAS and quick. 
Challenges:
Retro Rubber Challenge: #73 Boo! My stamps are from 2011 and some of my faves for Halloween.
Cards in Envy: Let's Play Dress Up!  Frankenstein is a great Halloween Costume.
Cupcake Inspirations: CIC427 Monsters
CAS On Friday: Challenge #118 Fall/Halloween 
Tuesday Throwdown: Challenge TT365 is Clean and Simple
The Paper Players: PP 366 Clean and Simple
AAA Cards: CAS Game #101 Inspired by a Movie.  Original Frankenstein was made in 1931. 
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge 264 Clean and Simple







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

Haunted Spooky House


Booo!  Today I am sharing a couple of Halloween cards that were made in the same way but with some minor changes.  I used a Just For Fun stamp Haunted House Silhouette that I just received (won in a challenge).  The house was stamped with black ink and embossed with Clear EP and then I sponged the background with Distressed Oxide inks Faded Blue Jeans, Peeled Paint,  and Black Soot using masks. The moon was sponged with Fossilized Amber.  I colored in the windows and door with Copics and added shine with a lacquer pen.  Added words cut with Cottage Cutz dies. The first card that I made, shown below,  was spritzed with Gold Shimmer mist but I used too much.  I added just a bit of the mist to the top card by spritzing on a paper towel and dabbing it on the card so I could control the amount.   Used Black textured card base on the second and Gray textured card base on the first.
First card

Challenges:
Just For Fun Rubber Stamps: October card challenge Halloween. Thanks for the stamp.
Die Cut Diva's: October Challenge be inspired by Mood Board.
The Paper Players Challenge: PP366 Spooky CAS.
Artistic Inspirations: Challenge #188 Make It Creepy
Make It Monday: Challenge #57 I put a spell on you. Halloween











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

Monday, October 16, 2017

One Layer Ombre

Hello!  Taking a break from Holiday cards.  Today I am sharing this One Layer Card made with a large  Repeat Impressions floral stamp that I heat embossed with White EP on White CS.  I then inked this with Distress Oxide ink Faded Jean creating an Ombre effect dark to light.  Finished with a single score line and a sentiment.  This may become apart of several I will create for a box set of note cards.
Challenges:
Happy Little Stamps: October CAS Challenge One Layer
Always Fun Challenges: #28 Monochrome
Addicted to Stamps Challenge: #155 Anything Goes with Flowers





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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Holiday Cards



Hello!  I am back for a second post.  I have more Christmas cards....these were made for the Release Challenge at Stamp TV.   We are to make the greeting the focal point of a card by framing it with dies, punches or another type of border or panel.  I used Spellbinder dies to create frames for each of my cards using sentiments from GKD Joyful Holiday stamp set.  I stamped the Poinsettia from  A Year of Flowers on GKD Red Velvet CS with Versamark and embossed with Gold EP. The flowers were cut with my new dies from GKD and attached with foam tape.  Other supplies used were: White CS, Gold Metallic CS, Embossing Folder, Pilot Metallic Gold Marker, Stardust Pen, and Red Nail Heads.

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Set of Holiday Cards





Hello!   This set of Christmas cards was made with Foil Accented CS and precut Toppers from a Festive Flourish Card kit included as a freebie  in a magazine.  I simply added some colored CS from my stash to make the cards.  Used some Gold Metallic Word Dies on the bottom card.  No stamping involved except on the inside. 
Challenges: 
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Card Challenge: Anything goes for Christmas -Option Stripes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Card Challenge Extra: October Anything goes for Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: October anything with Patterned Paper
ABC Christmas Challenge: U for Unlimited, V for Vibrant

I will include these in cards that I am sending to the Caring Hearts Card Drive 2017.
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Friday, October 13, 2017

Oldies but Goodies

Hello!  Another card made with scrap of  pattern paper from stash and a very old stamp Fall Leaf Pattern, this one from All Night Media.   I teamed this with a GKD stamp from A Year of Leaves.   I inked a white CS with Distress Oxide ink Twisted Citron and Fossilized Amber and stamped and water-colored the leaves with several Distress Oxide inks.  Added some gold to the leaves with metallic marker. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark on a strip of Vellum and embossed with Gold EP.  I assembled the card with a Orange Card Base, with HFC pattern paper, and a Gold Metallic frame.
Challenges:
Cards In Envy: Blowing in the Wind-fall leaves.
Happy Little Stampers: October Watercolour Challenge Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Anything goes with Patterned Paper







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

Falling Leaves

Hello!  The leaves are falling but it has been too wet to rake.  I was inspired by a pattern paper scrap that I found in my stash to create this Falling Leaf theme card.  I used a very old PSX stamp with Versamark ink and Gold EP with Ivory CS to create the focus. The sentiment used was an older GKD stamp.  Used mats and die cut(Spellbinders Regal Frame) on the corner cut from textured metallic Gold CS.  Added a leaf  metal embellishment and Ivory Card Base. 
Challenges:
Allsorts Challenge Blog: Week 436 Trees and Leaves
Always Fun Challenges: #27 Lots of Layers
Cards In Envy: Blowing in the Wind-Fall Leaves.  Card fits into envelope.
ModSquad Challenge: Fall Fest

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

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fall Fun

Hello! Another rainy day...good for playing in my studio.  My card today was made with GKD's Always Autumn stamp set and I did some creative cropping with the pumpkin and sunflower stamps both going off the side.  I inked the pumpkins with Memento Tangelo and the flower with Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide and colored with Copics and Pencils.  The sentiment was stamped with Walnut Stain DOI. Distressed the edges of the white CS with Fossilized Amber and adhered to GKD pattern paper from Sun Kissed Autumn pad. Finished with a metal embellishment from October Hero Arts kit. 
Challenge:
Stamp TV: Mix It Up Monday -Creative Crop-Choose an image you have that will go OFF the card after stamping.
The House That Stamps Built: Challenge O1117 Tic-Tac-Toe. Used pumpkins, patterned paper, and metallic.  I usually use Repeat Impressions stamps for this challenge but this card as a perfect match for Vertical Row 1.
ModSquad Challenge: Fall Fest anything for fall. 
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge 263 Holiday
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Distressing-used a bit of distressing around edges. 



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

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Christmas Trio





Hello!  I have a trio of cards made with papers from a Festive Flourishes kit that was included as a freebie in a magazine. I used heavy White CS as the base and die cut sentiments from Silver Metallic CS with Cheery Lynn dies.  Added a layered die cut snowflake to the top card.  Also used some White enamel dots as embellishments.  I let the papers with Silver Foiled Accents be the star of the cards. 
Challenges:
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Christmas.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: October Challenge Anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Anything with Patterned Paper
Artistic Impressions: Challenge 187 Theme Anything goes / optional use cool colours .  Used cool colors of blue and silver.

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

Monday, October 9, 2017

Christmas Card with Pink and Gold

Hello!  I have another Christmas card that I made for the Caring Heart Card Drive.   I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday Challenge #484 for my inspiration.  Starting with a Pink Card Base, I added a layer of Gold Foiled Pattern Paper, Strip of Gold Metallic CS, Die Cuts from the Metallic CS, Die Cuts from Pink CS, and a Sentiment from Penny Black Wonder Collection.  Used Versamark and Gold EP.  Pattern paper and Snowflake Die were freebies.  

Other Challenges:
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Anything with Patterned Paper


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

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Christmas Tree


Hello!  Yesterday was World Cardmaking Day and I spent part of the day making Christmas Cards that I will send to the Caring Hearts Card Drive.   For this card, I used stamps from Penny Black's Wonder Collection with Versamark ink and Gold EP.  I added a strip from a gold foiled pattern paper with snowflakes die cut from the paper and a gold embossed star.  Used Metallic Gold cardstock as base with layer of Pink CS.  Love the Gold and Pink Combo.
Challenges:
Merry Monday Christmas: Challenge #259 Christmas Trees.
Happy Little Stampers: October Christmas Challenge-Anything Goes


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

Friday, October 6, 2017

Repeat Challenges


Welcome!  This post may sound like a rerun since I am repeating 2 challenges from Tuesday Morning Sketches and  Stamp TV.  I stamped the sunflower from GKD A Year of Flowers set on Yellow Vellum with Versamark and Heat embossed with Clear EP. This was colored with Copics and then cut with GKD Die. I cut a second flower from card stock and layered under the Vellum one. A pattern paper from Heartfelt Creations was adhered to a Yellow Card base and the card was assembled using the flower, a strip cut with a Martha Stewart border punch, brown stain ribbon and bow, and Dew Drops.  The sentiment was heat embossed with Brown EP on a die cut of the Vellum.
Challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches:  Sketch 423
Stamp TV: Mix It Up Monday challenge-use Vellum
The Paper Players: PP 364 Autumn Floral
Shopping Our Stash: 323 Give Thanks
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Challenge 173 Anything goes with Ribbon

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

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Spooky Jack-O-Lantern


Hello!  I used some pattern paper, vellum, a Jack-O-Lantern stamp, punch, and dies to create this card using the challenge sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.   I stamped the Gina K Design stamp, from a Mystery Bag that I won, on white CS with Memento Tangelo Ink and covered with a circle of bright yellow to give it a glow. Layered that with a Orange Scallop die cut. Assembled the card adding a strip of Orange CS punched with Drippy Goo border and a strip of the Yellow Vellum topped with a Black Spider. Added some happy pumpkin confetti.  Pattern Paper from Echo Park Apothecary Emporium pad and  Yellow Dandelion CS from GKD.
Challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches: Sketch #423
Stamp TV: Mix It Up Monday challenge-Use Vellum
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: October-Use Patterned Paper
Crafty Creations Challenges: #351 Anything Goes
Die Cut Diva's: October challenge-Be inspired by Mood Board.
Always Fun Challenges:  #26 Dies or Punches
Double D Challenges: Fright Night
Just For Fun: October challenge Halloween

Die Cut Diva's



Just for Fun 

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