Hello! Yikes! It's been a long time since I have posted! After my mad dash to submit cards for World Card Making Day, I kind of lost my mojo there for a while. I was perusing blogs, which I often do for inspiration, when I came across Winnie & Walter's Playdate #4 color/picture prompt. I think I audibly gasped when I saw this:
I went to a couple big Holiday Boutiques in the last month and these colors were everywhere! I have to say, for someone who admittedly dislikes glitter, this goldish/silver glitter combo that's going on lately completely draws me in.
Anyway, here is the card I made:
I used my Silhouette to cut out the deer/tree glittery foreground. I then went to work creating a shaker card. I cut a hole in a separate sheet of cardstock that was slightly smaller than the deer oval. I then adhered a piece of transparency to the back of it. I used glossy accents to adhere the deer oval to the front of the shaker card window. Next, I used Stampin' Up ink in Baja Breeze to shade in the card front. I wanted it to be soft and muted. Then I added some dark red sequins and some super fine white and green glitter to the center of the card. I added some foam squares all over the back of the deer sheet then adhered it to the front of the card. Then, I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed it with yummy silver embossing powder. I didn't have another sentiment, so I just punched out out and put it on. I think this card turned out so beautifully.
That is all for today. I hope to be back crafting soon! I have a lot of Christmas cards to finish!! I hope my Amberican friends have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow. <3 p="">
Until next time...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Hello! I was super motivated in the card making department yesterday, so I hope you have a beverage and free time! There are a lot of pictures coming! :)
For this first card, I decided to do bold with a pop of color. I used a fun new stencil that looks like basket weaving, along with white and black accents. I made this one for a challenge, so I'll blog more about it at a later date. Here's a close up:
I used the above Cardmaps sketch to create this card. I used Echo Park's Hear and Now collection, as well as Paper Smooches feather dies. To get the fun finish on the feathers, first I masked off the bottom portion and then blended on some deep pink ink. While it was still masked, I applied Versamark and clear embossing powder over it. (As it turns out, my clear powder also has flecks of white in it, so it added a bit more character to the feathers.) Once that was dry, I masked off the next section and used silver embossing powder this time. I used the same silver powder for the sentiment and finished everything off with silver glitter enamel dots. My new favorite things! Here's a close up of the details:
For this next card, I started by masking off the square in the center, then applied the confetti stamp using Versamark. I covered it with clear powder and then applied distress ink in Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers, blending in the center to get the fun purpley color. I cut the Winnie and Walter sentiment out of glitter cardstock using my Cameo. That's it! Here is a close up of the details:
I made this next card for my hubby's bday (and you can see that I took the picture after I had already written in it. :/) First I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and used clear embossing powder over it. I masked off the top area of watercolor paper and then got it really wet with my thick paintbrush. Then I pressed two colors of ink onto a large stamp block and spritzed them with water. I took a smaller brush and started to dab the ink on in a somewhat random pattern. Usually I'm not very good at this, but I really love how this one turned out. Once everything was dry, I used my clothing iron and a paper towel to take off the embossing powder, making this a completely flat front with no dimension. I backed the paper with matching blue paper and that's it!
I wanted to make a cute fall card, so I grabbed some fall-colored distress inks (Crushed Olive and Peacock Feathers - because teal) and blended them over a stencil I made with my Cameo. Then I stamped the fox from Sweet Stamp Shop with a brown ink and covered the parts I wanted to stay white with rubber cement. I then blended Spiced Marmelade over it. When I took off the rubber cement, some of the color from the top of it smeared on to the image, so I ended up blending it all with a clean blending pad. I like how it turned out. I used two different patterns of woodgrain washi to mimic logs that the little guy might be sitting next to and then added a coordinating button with white buralp twine. Here is a close up of the details:
For this card, I started by stamping two rows of this fun border stamp from Avery Elle on the bottom of the kraft card base. Then I adhered the speech bubble at the top, which was cut using a Lawn Fawn die. I stamped some pretty Peonies from WPlus9, added the Simon Says Stamp sentiment, then threw on some enamel dots. I love how it turned out. Actually, when I caught this out of the corner of my eye, I thought the bottom of the card looked like burlap, which made me love the result even more. Here's a close up of the details:
This is a card I started on WCMD-eve. I stamped the Paper Smooches images and then masked them so I could use a stencil and apply transparent embossing paste over it. Once the paste was dry, I masked the snowmen again and then used Broken China distress ink to blend over the falling snow and under the snowmen. I did some paper piecing and some coloring with colored pencils to color everything else in. Here is a close up of the details:
Well that is it for me! I hope you enjoyed seeing what I made yesterday and I hope you made time for yourself to make some cards as well! Until next time...
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Hey, all! I stumbled upon one of the most amazing blog hops this past Monday...a coffee lovers' blog hop! I start my day with my version of a mocha (coffee, sugar free chocolate, stevia and coconut milk) and my family knows not to talk to me until I've had some in the morning. :) I just knew I had to play along. :) I originally posted this card to my instagram page because the hubs was on the computer after I made this and just couldn't understand my immediate need to use the computer. Silly boy. :)
Here is the card I made:
I don't have a dedicated "coffee lover" stamp set, so I pulled the coffee cup from the Paper Smooches Warm Hearts set and stamped it with some creamy brown chalk ink. Then I filled in one of the hearts with a colored pencil and covered the entire cup with glossy accents. Unfortunately my glossy accents is old, so it dried kind of yellow, but you get the point. I put a tiny strip of coordinating pink cardstock onto the kraft cardstock base, then adhered the front to the card. Simple and to the point. And coffee. My favorite things. :)
That's all for today! Thanks for stopping by to take a look!
Until next time...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Hello! Forgive my lack of a title for this post. I've had a long day and have a headache...the brain doesn't want me to be witty, I guess. :( I'm here to post another card I made using this week's Cutting Edge and CAS(E) this challenges.
For a refresher, here they are:
And here is the card I made:
|Terrible lighting tonight...no bueno!|
That's all for today! I'll be back tomorrow with a card I made for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop that was held yesterday (Monday, Sept 29th).
Thanks for stopping by! Until next time...
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Happy Sunday, everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Today I am playing along with this week's Cutting Edge and CAS(E) this Sketch challenges. Here is what I was working with:
How could I NOT play along with the Cutting Edge challenge...it's my colors! :) Here is the card I made:
I started by masking off a stencil I made a while back using my Silhouette. Then I used Peacock Feathers and Picked Raspberry distress inks to fill in the background. After that was finished, I flicked on some Graphite Glimmer Mist (since I didn't have any black). I cut out the Winnie and Walter sentiment with my Silhouette twice. Once with black cardstock and once with black glitter cardstock. I adhered the two together and to the card using Glossy Accents. I added the pink cardstock strip and I was done! I love how it turned out! Here is a close up of the details:
That is all I have for today! Thanks for stopping by!
Until next time...
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Now that it is officially Fall, I was in the mood to pull out my Sweet Stamp Shop Foxy set and make a cute card with it. I used this week's CAS(E) this Sketch to guide me along.
Here is the sketch:
And here is the card I made:
I used the washi tape from My Mind's Eye's Cut and Paste Charm collection for this card. I lined a bunch up on a piece of scrap cardstock, then cut out the outside frame with a die. Then I cut a similar-sized square in the front of the card. Before I adhered the frame, I put the washi tape border on and the washi pennant on the side (which was backed on cardstock to make it more sturdy). I then marked on the inside where the open area would be on the card, and got stamping!
I colored the fox using my water pen and the same ink color that I stamped it in. I masked off the fox and then stamped the grass in two contrasting greens. I think he turned out so cute!
I put the sentiment in the speech bubble using complementing ink colors, then cut it out and adhered it to the frame. Then I used some Charm enamel dots to finish everything off. Don't you just love when something looks exactly like you pictured it in your head?
That is all I have for today. Thanks for stopping by!
Until next time...
Monday, September 22, 2014
I love when a new stamp set can just make you want to create, create, create! I am back with another card that I made using Wplus9's Pretty Peonies set.
I wanted to use elements from the Fresh Cut Florals set for this card. Here is what I made:
Fresh Cut Florals. For the sentiment, I used my favorite silver embossing powder...because I can't seem to get enough of it. :) I layered the top piece on top of a blue cardstock that matches the darker blue ink color that I used on the card. I love how it just seems to make the pinks pop more.
That is all for today! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!
Until next time...