Oct 24, 2016

Thanks and Giving

Another quick share for the Fallidays challenges at Splitcoaststampers. This card  is Lori's challenge of texture and uses a Ghosting technique. It was simple to make I started with a top folding white card base and a white panel cut with a stitched die. For the background I blended lots of distress inks, Carved Pumpkin, Rusty Hinge, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon and Mustard Seed. I used a leaf stamp from the Vintage Leaves Stampin Up set and wet it with some water and then let it sit on the paper for about 5 seconds, The distress inks reacted to the water and left the imprint of the leaf. I added a little more texture by using a stencil with Gathered Twigs and to finish it I added a sentiment from a retired SU set.

I am also entering this one in the 
CAS Mix Up Challenge 

Watercolored Christmas

Happy Monday!
 I am still making card for the Falliday challenges and today I am playing with some Concord & 9th for Joyce's challenge which was to use a set differently than it is intended.   I used a couple different sets to bring this card together. 
 To make my card I started with a top folding card base and a piece of watercolor paper. I randomly stamped images from the Wildflower set that is definitely not a Christmas set, and used Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens to watercolor them. The greeting is from the O Christmas Tree set also from Concord & 9th. To finish the card I ran the watercolored panel though my die cut machine using the Quilted Stitched pattern from Lil' Inker Designs.

I am also entering this one at Addicted to Stamps and More 
for their challenge of Anything Goes

Oct 23, 2016

Crazy Dogs

Happy Sunday! 
It's time for another challenge at AAA Cards, our sponsor for our masculine challenge is Stampendous and if you play along you have the chance to won a $20 gift certificate.

For today's card I am laying with  Tim Holtz' Crazy Dogs, they are the cutest. 
Making this card was so simple, I started with a top folding Crumb Cake base and a white stitched panel using my go to frame from My Favorite Things from the Blueprints 15 set. I stamped the image and colored it with Copic markers, then masked it off and used a stencil and some Ground Expresso distress ink to create the background. To finish it off I added the sentiment in the center.

This one is also for the Falliday challenges at Splitcoaststampers, The challengers are over, but you still have time to play along if you'd like. You have until October 31st at noon central time to upload your projects.

Oct 19, 2016

Dashing Through the Snow

Happy Wednesday! 
I am up on the Sweet 'n Sassy blog today, sharing this card 
I am still working on my Christmas cards as there is only 67 days until Christmas, can you believe it??
My card uses one of the new Christmas releases from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Holiday Hugs. This is the sweetest set and I love all the images but this little penguin is such a cutie! 
I also used the Hillside Edges die set for the snow covered hill and trees.

I also made this card for one of the Falliday challenges at Splitcoaststampers. Are you playing along? there are lots of prizes to be won and you get a jump start on your holiday crafting.

Oct 17, 2016

Butterflies and Music

Happy Monday! 
Today we are featuring the Butterfly Music Stamp. there are several of us participating so be sure to check the DT blogs I have listed below for more inspiration.

To make my card I started with a side folding card base,a white panel cut with a scallop stitched die, the Butterfly Music stamp and the Wings to the Soul greeting which goes perfectly with the butterfly stamp.

I stamped the Butterfly Music stamp in Versamark ink and embossed it with white embossing powder. Next I took a stitched circle die and cut out the butterfly only and sponged the entire circle with Wilted Violet distress ink. 
At this point is when I decided that I wanted to make two cards with the same image embossing them in separate colors and then using the pieces separately, so I embossed another image in purple embossing glitter and placed the butterfly image I had sponged with Wilted Violet into the negative space of the Purple glitter embossed panel giving me this two tone effect. To finish the card I stamped the greeting at the bottom of the card.

For the second card I also used a white side fold card base, a white panel cut with a scallop stitched die and the same two stamps as above. I stamped the image from the Butterfly Music in purple embossing glitter and cut out the Butterfly image using the stitched circle die.
I took the panel that I had embossed in white and sponged Blueprint Sketch distress ink over it entirely and then placed the stitched circle die with the embossed image using the purple embossing glitter in the negative space. I used the same greeting at the bottom to finish my card. 

The MISTI tool was super helpful in making both of these cards, helping to line things up.

Here is a close up of both cards 

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to stop by the rest of the  DT listed below for more inspiration.

Oct 15, 2016

Creative Fuel

Happy Saturday!
It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS and we are all about Coffee.

As you now I am not a coffee drinker so my creative fuel would be either a Pepsi or if it's cold a cup of hot chocolate.
To create my card, I started with a top folding white card base, a strip of that yummy Perfectly Plaid fall paper. The stamp set I used is Just Brew It set from Reverse Confetti, super cute set. The dies are from Lil Inkers, Silly Stitched and Coffee Cozy, love how these dies add stitching without cutting. 

Oct 14, 2016

How Tweet

Happy Friday!
Today is release day at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. How cute is this little birdie!?!Isn't he just the cutest! and he is super fun to color. 

Again I apologize for the short post, here are the deets on my card. I used the How Tweet set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, the branch from the Love Birds set and that yummy perfectly plaid fall paper from Lawn Fawn. I used Zig real brush pens to watercolor both the birdie and the tree. Once again the MISTI was a necessity not only because I was stamping on watercolor paper and had to overstamp to get a crisp image but I forgot to add the sentiment and my card was all put together.