Sunday, August 20, 2017

Christmas Card for a Friend


Hello! It's never too early to make Christmas cards and I decided to make this one with some Power Poppy stamps...both clear and digital ones.  I printed the wreath from Wreath Succulent & Baubles digital stamps and the Merry Christmas sentiment from Chickadee In Barberry digitals on White CS.  To make this a special Christmas card for a friend, I stamped the friends sentiment from Sassy Succulents clear stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I colored the wreath with Copics G000, G20, G82, BG11, BG05, BG72, and Y28 and added some sparkle and shine with Wink of Stella and Clearstar Pen.   I used a Gold Simmer Metallic CS for the base and a layer of White CS that I colored the edges with Copics to coordinate with colors in the wreath.  This is a quick way to have a coordinating CS that is a perfect match. 

Challenges:
Power & Spark Challenge: August Mix and Match Challenge-combine ANY KIND of Power Poppy stamp sets: Clear with Clear, Digital with Digital, or if you’re really feeling adventurous...Clear with Digital.  I used 2 digital stamps from 2 different sets Wreath Succulent & Baubles and Chickadee In Barberry and 1 clear stamp from Sassy Succulents.
Addicted to CAS: Challenge #118 Code Word Friends
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #347 Anything Goes for Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: August Challenge Christmas
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: # 429 Christmas



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Life's an Adventure

Hello!  Playing with some old pattern paper and some other items from my stash to create this card with a Travel theme.  The pattern paper by Teresa Collins was a great place to start and I added some stickers from Creative Imagination and a sentiment from my stash of stamps.  I stamped the words on a scrap of tan CS with Memento Tuxedo black ink and inked the edge with black. Added a Brad Camera that I have had (hoarded) for years waiting for the right card to use. Used a Kraft card base and a Black mat to assemble the card.  Like the collage look of the finished card.
Challenges:
Stamp, Ink, Paper: Challenge 112 Travel
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: August Challenge use pattern paper
As You Like It Challenge: Theme is to showcase a project using your Favorite Embellishment (& why).  I love Brads especially special ones like the Camera on my card.  They give such a individual and personal touch.








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Saturday, August 19, 2017

More Hibiscus


Hello! I have another card made with a Print and Cut file of a Hibiscus from Silhouette Studio that I printed and cut with my Cameo.  Attached the flower to a background inked with Distress Oxide inks Peeled Paint, Fossilized  Amber and Spiced Marmalade . Used a card base of Orange CS. I did add a bit of Spiced Marmalade ink to the flower.  I heat embossed the GKD Birthday Wishes sentiment and the stamens with Copper EP.  Love the swirly design of this Hibiscus. 
Challenges: 
Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Hibiscus
Die Cut Diva's: August Challenge anything goes using die cut (including Cameo)
Tuesday Throwdown : Challenge 356 Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes
CAS on Friday: Challenge 114 Birthday 


For fun I am sharing some cards that I made using our photos of Hibiscus from my garden.
Photo by my DH of Hibiscus now blooming in my garden:

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Daisies and Butterflies


Welcome!  My card today features Repeat Impressions Daisies and Butterfly and a sentiment stamp that I inked with Memento Tuxedo Black on White CS and colored with assorted Copics using colors from the Inspiration Palette from The House That Stamps Built. I inked the edge of the image with DI Wilted Violet and attached to Lavender CS.  I added a smaller Hero Arts butterfly stamped, colored and die cut. 

Challenges: 
The House That Stamps Built: Inspiration Palette Challenge A1617
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #255 Photo Inspiration.  I was inspired by the shape of the petals to use daisy stamp.
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: Challenge #194 Things with Wings
Cards In Envy: Challenge Bug Me!  


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Friday, August 18, 2017

Happy Hibiscus


Hello!  I really like this Happy Hibiscus card! The card was made with a Print and Cut file from Silhouette Studio that I printed and cut with my Cameo.  Attached the flower with foam tape to a background inked with Distress Oxide inks Fossilized   Amber and Spiced Marmalade and then a card base of Coral CS.  Added a stamen with Metallic pen and stamped a Power Poppy sentiment with Versamrk and heat embossed with Gold EP. Misted the background and flower with Gold Shimmer Mist.  Shows better in real life than in photo.
(Actually the background layer was a byproduct of making another background....just used the remaining inks from my craft mat with a white CS. )
Challenges:
Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Hibiscus
Sunday Stamps: SSC159 Summer Petals- Color Challenge- use a minimum of 3 colors from the graphic below, plus you may also use a neutral of your choice.
Happy Little Stampers: August CAS challenge-Flower









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Prickly Cactus



Hello!  I have 2 versions of the same card.   I made the top one first but decided it looked a bit too empty when I took the photo and so changed it by adding another verse to the second one.  Which do you prefer?  I used stamps from Power Poppy Hens & Chicks (2016) and the Hello stamp from Flourishes Cherry Blossoms (2012). Used Copic and Memento Markers and SU Cameo Coral and  Blues and Memento Espresso Truffle and Pear Tart inks for stamping and coloring.  Papers are White CS, Cooral CS, and Green Vellum.  Inked edges of Paper with Memento Pear Tart ink.
Challenges:
Retro Rubber: Challenge #rrcb69 Sketch below.  Hello stamp from 2012 and others from 2016.
CASology Challenge: Week 262 Cue Card Prickly
The Paper Players: Color Challenge #357




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Fall Leaves


Welcome!  Fall may be a few weeks away but I made this fall card for a challenge at Stamp TV using GKD leaf stamps from Signs of Autumn and a sentiment from A Year of Leaves.  I made the background layer with Distress Oxide inks Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, and Spiced Marmalade with White CS.  I stamped leaves with Walnut Stain and spritzed with Gold Shimmer Mist.  Attached to a GKD Brown CS and added sentiment stamped with Walnut Stain ink on white CS and sponged with Fossilized Amber.  Added Leaf Ribbon with gold metallic edge from stash to finish.
Challenge:
Stamp TV: Mix It Up Monday challenge-Leaf Me Alone-focus on some of the sometimes overlooked leaf stamps in a collection. The 2 leaves used are from an old set including florals and other items.
Time Out Challenges: Theme is Autumn. Opted out on the speed challenge.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Add a Sentiment.
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Challenge #170 is Anything Goes with Ribbon.





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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Catch a Falling Star

Hello!  Playing again with August Hero Arts kit.  I made a galaxy sky background with Distress Oxide inks Faded Jeans, Fossilized Amber, and Wilted Violet on White CS. I used dies to cut the silhouette of the boy on the moon fishing from Black CS and the star from CS inked with Fossilized Amber ink. Sprayed them both with Gold Shimmer Mist from kit. Stamped the sentiment with black ink and embossed with Clear EP. Assembled all on Yellow CS. Used stamp for fishing pole.
Challenges:
Use Your Stuff: #275 For the love of children
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Add a Sentiment
Happy Little Stampers: August Challenge Anything Goes with Die Cuts



Just for fun, listen to Catch a Falling Star by clicking on video.
Must be on blog in order to play.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Life is But a Dream


Hello!  I have been playing with the August Hero Arts kit that I received on Monday.   Just for fun, I created this dreamy, celestial theme card using the fancy window cut die and stamps from the kit.  I created a watercolor background with watercolor paper inked with Distress Oxide ink Faded Jeans and Salt.  Hope the effects of the salt can be seen in the photo. Stamped the star with Distress Ink Fossilized Amber and added some shine with Clearstar pen and Metallic Gold Gelly pen.

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour Card Challenge: Add salt to watercolor pieces. Used salt on the watercolor background. 
Use Your Stuff: Challenge #275 For love of Children. Create a card with s child theme. 
City Crafter Challenge: Week 375 Make a project with no flowers on it. 
Happy Little Stampers: August Anything Goes with Dies. 

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Everything Rosy


Hello!  Have you ever created your own Pattern Paper?  I did using Photoshop and a single digital image.  I used the single rose image from Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile set  and arranged 36 roses on a panel 4" x 5.25", colored the roses red (through the magic of Photoshop), and printed this on white CS.  I then printed a sentiment and image from Power Poppy Everything Rosy set.   I colored the image with Copics and cut with an oval die and placed on a red oval mat. The sentiment was cut with a label die and edged with red ink.  I assembled the card using my "Pattern Paper" with a red card base and adding a Green Grosgrain ribbon with a blue thread that picked up colors in the image.
Challenge:
Power &Spark Challenge: Mix and Match Challenge-combine ANY KIND of Power Poppy stamp sets: Clear with Clear, Digital with Digital, or if you’re really feeling adventurous...Clear with Digital.  I used 2 digital sets Everything Rosy and Rose and Chamomile. 
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Challenge #169 Anything Goes with Ribbon
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Theme is Flowers

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Paint Chip #2

Hello!  I have another card made with a paint chip from a local paint store.    I created this with GKD  stamps from Birds and Blossoms that I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black.  Added some color to the flowers with Copics. I embossed the top panel of the chip with a Cuttlebug EF border.  Attached to a white card base.
Challenges:
City Crafter Challenge: Week 374/375 Paint Chip Inspired

Paint Chip Inspiration













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Paint Chip Card


Hello!  Today my card is made with a paint chip from a local paint store.  I have saved a few of these in my stash for some time.  May be time to pick up a few more.  I created this with GKD floral stamp from Hello Friend set and a sentiment that I stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with White EP.  Added some White enamel dots on the top panel.  Attached to a White card base.
Challenges:
City Crafter Challenge: Week 374/375 Paint Chip Inspired
House Of Cards: August Challenge Floral Images and/or Colors shown below.  
Crazy 4 Challenges: C4C98 Monochromatic
Happy Little Stampers: August CAS Challenge Flower

Paint Chip Inspiration
House of Card Inspiration

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Butterfly with Tissue Paper Background

Hello! Some days a card is easier to make than others.  I found this card came together easy once I decided to use a large Butterfly stamp from  Repeat Impressions.  I decided to create the background with tissue paper using a watercoloring method.  I used Distress Inks Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, and Squeezed Lemonade to watercolor the tissue paper which I scrunched up and glued to a panel of White CS.  I stamped the Repeat Impressions sentiment with Memento Tuxedo black directly to the tissue paper layer.  I stamped the Butterfly with same black ink and colored with Memento Markers and fussy cut.  Assembled the card with an orange card base following a sketch from the challenge below and added some dew drops and a ring around the butterfly.
Challenges:
The House That Stamps Built: Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge A917.  Used Horizontal Top Row 1 and also Left Vertical Row.
CAS Colors & Sketches: Sketch Challenge 235
Happy Little Stampers: August Mixed Media Challenge Tissue Paper





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Classic and Masculine

Welcome!  I recently won some digital images from MHK Designs and just had to use this vintage truck on a card.  I printed the truck and 2 of the sentiments from Various Vehicles set on heavy White CS.  I printed one of the sentiments in red to add a bit of color.  Added black brads to the tires and some glossy accents to the windows.  Finished with some score lines at the bottom edge to add more texture.  Quick and easy one layer card and a very masculine birthday card for my stash.
Challenges:
Addicted to CAS:  Challenge 117 One Layer
Less is More: Challenge #341 One layer with Vehicle.
Creative With Stamps: Challenge #17 Boys to Men. Make a masculine card.
Mod Squad Challenge: Black and White and One Other color
MHKDesigns:  August Challenge Anything Goes with MHK Designs  products,











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Playing with a Sketch


Hello! Some sketches call out to do something with die cuts instead of stamping.   I literally followed the layout below using Heartfelt Creation dies for the larger pink flowers ( layered with green brads), Cheery Lynn Mini Flourish die cut in Green CS,  and some smaller precut flowers with green centers(found in my stash).  Used an Ivory card base with Graphic 45 patterned papers. Embossed the green layer with CB Victoria EF.  Added words cut with Cheery Lynn Dies in Pink CS.  
Challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches: Sketch #415
Die Cut Diva's: August Challenge Anything Goes.
Happy Little Stampers: August Challenge Anything Goes with Dies
Simon Monday Challenge: Simon says Happy Birthday.


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