Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Treat Yourself

Supplies: Stamps: Lawn Fawn Happy Summer, Treat Yourself, A Birdie Told Me  Ink: Memento tuxedo black  Paper: DCWV pink, Gina K white, Accessories: Copic markers, Lawn Fawn A Birdie Told Me die cuts, stitched rectangle dies, twine, dimensionals
I was checking out the Paper Players challenge for the week and Lawn Fawn's Treat Yourself set came to mind.   Then I thought it would be cute if the ants from Happy Summer were crawling into the ice cream and it was their treat, as the ant on top of the ice cream yells, "Treat yourself!"  :)  I added some twine at the top to complete the card.  Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Watercolored Father's Day

Supplies: Stamps:  Moon Lake, Woodgrain, Delightful Dozen  Ink: crumb cake and soft suede and black staz on  Paper: crumb cake and Tim Holtz watercolor paper  Accessories: Kuretake watercolors, twine ribbon, silver ribbon slide, corner rounder, and dimensionals
This Father's Day card is for my father-in-law.  He enjoys fishing and hunting so this seemed like a suitable image.  With the image being on the water, I chose to use watercolors as my coloring medium.  I rounded the corners on one side after the image was dry, added the ribbon and ribbon slide, and popped it up with dimensionals.  I added it to the card base where I stamped the woodgrain background with crumb cake.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

You're a Classic

Supplies: Stamps: Classic Cars, car is from a rummage but is not marked with a company  Paper: Paper cut: black, cherry red, and Gina K layering white  Ink: Memento tuxedo black  Accessories: glossy accents, corner rounder, small brads, ribbon, copic markers, spellbinders, Cuttlebug embossing folder
I made this card for my Dad for Father's Day.  He has always liked corvettes, and this one is a classic.  I colored it with copic markers and added glossy accents to really make it shine.  Here is a close up:

I didn't have a rounded tag die cut, so I used my circle spellbinders.  I measured the widest part of the circle and cut a strip of paper with that width.  Then I partially die cut the circle to create the rounded tag look.  I used the ribbon to add a border to the embossed bottom of the car.  I thought this embossing folder looked like tire tracks.  For the sentiment I turned a rectangle into a license plate, by rounding the corners and adding brads to each corner.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

First Stenciled Card

Supplies: Stamps: Amuse  Paper: Neenah solar white  Ink: Distress ink: tattered rose, Victorian velvet, milled lavender,  Memento rich cocoa,   Accessories: translucent embossing paste, Clearly Besotted happy die cut, Stampin Up edgelit finishing touches, Tim Holtz lace stencil, twine, spatula, multi matte medium, dimensionals
You Tube has soooo many great tutorials, and I have been watching quite a few.  I recently watched this one, by Kristina Werner, and decided to give this technique a try.  First I mixed my distress ink with the translucent embossing paste one color at a time, applying it to the stencil overlapping the paste a bit in between each color in order to blend them.  Then I had to wait for it to dry....  I decided to make the stenciled portion an angle, and cut a couple slivers of white cardstock and one strip that I die cut with the fancy edge.  Instead of trying to find cardstock to match I used the distress ink pads to color the paper so it matched my project.  For the sentiment I die cut the word happy, inked it with the distress ink pad, and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder twice so it was a nice thick gloss look.  Then I stamped the birthday portion of my Amuse stamp and adhered my die cut to coordinate with the stamped word.  I added a twine bow, popped up the panel with dimensionals, and that finished the card.  Thanks for stopping by! 

Monday, June 15, 2015

I Love this Technique!

Supplies: Stamps: SU Flower Shop  Ink: SU pink pirouette  Paper: white, pink pirouette, pear pizzazz  Accessories: SU pansy punch, SU bird punch, self adhesive pearls, twine
Hello!  I have been seeing some cards pop up using this technique, using white die cuts to make the background and then adding stamping to one of the images to make it pop.  Instead of using a die cut, I used Stampin' Up's Flower Shop and Pansy Punch set.  First I punched out a bunch of white pansies, and then I decided where I wanted the focal image.  Then I placed the other flowers on the white panel to create a background.  I glued them down, and then I cut out two leaves using the bird punch, and added some scoring for the veins of the leaves.  I stacked up about 5 white pansy flowers and glued them together and then stamped the pink flower, punched it out, and adhered it to the top of the stack.  I glued the leaves to the bottom of the stack, added some pearls to the center of the flower, and adhered it to the card.  I felt like the card needed something else at this point, and decided to add some twine at the top. I really like this technique, and with so many stamp companies having coordinating dies there are so many possibilities.
Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Easter Greetings

Supplies: Stamps: Amuse Ink: Memento Espresso truffle  Paper: Neenah white, Doodlebug patterened paper  Accessories: Amuse basket and egg die, Impression Obsession bunny die, Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle die, Martha Stewart grass border punch, SU daffodil delight ribbon, diamond glaze, dimensionals, heart gem, googlie eyes
Another Easter card using burlap as promised.  This time I used the burlap as the basket and I love the texture it gives to this die cut.  I added diamond glaze to the eggs to give the look of the traditional plastic eggs used during the holiday.  For the bunny I added googlie eyes, and a heart gem for the nose.  I am entering this in the Paper Players challenge as well.
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Happy Easter

Supplies: Stamps: Lawn Fawn  Ink: SU Bahama Blue  Paper: Neenah white. DCWV burlap paper  Accessories: Offray ribbon, Amuse bunny die cut, tiny heart button, pom pom
Hello Stampers!  As frigid temperatures are upon us today here in Wisconsin, lets think springtime!  Easter is on it's way, and hopefully so is springtime weather!  Burlap seems to be in a lot of craft projects lately and this bunny die seemed to be the perfect match to use it with.  I added a button and pom pom to finish off the burlap bunny, added a sentiment, and some ribbon and it was done.  Paper Players challenge this week is to think spring, so I will be linking it to this challenge.  Stay tuned, I have one more burlap project to share tomorrow. 
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 2, 2015

March Calendar

Supplies: Stamps: Peechy Keen: Cheers for Green Beer Paper: Doodlebug, white cardstock  Ink: Memento tuxedo black  Accessories: Amuse ribbon, computer generated calendar, liquid applique, glossy accents
Cheers, and Happy March! Here is my calendar for the month, enjoy! 
Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

February Calendar

Supplies: Stamps: Savvy Paper: red and white cardstock  Ink: Versamark  Accessories: detail white embossing powder, SU border punch, gingham ribbon, computer generated calendar, Martha Stewart scallop heart punch, solid heart created and cut out on Silhouette Cameo, self adhesive gems, SU embossing folder, red DMC floss

Hi!  These calendars are so fun to make.  When I sat down to make the February calendar, I used this card as inspiration. I thought it would be easy, peasy!  Ha!  It was difficult finding the scallop heart in such a tiny size.  I ended up using a scallop Martha Stewart heart punch, but then I had to create a heart cut out for the solid heart!  An hour later...I had my hearts figured out.  After that things fell into place.  Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Celebrate With Cake and Ice Cream!

Supplies: Stamps: Big Day Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versamark Paper: Papercut whip cream, raspberry, Basic Grey 6x6 kneehigh  Accessories: Zingo vanilla embossing powder, Lawn Fawn scalloped stitched border die cuts, twine, MFT banner die cut, Cranberry colored pencil, Gamosol
Hi!  Does this look familiar??  I used the same layout as my last card, except this time I used the banner die cut for my focal image.  I also colored in part of the sentiment with colored pencils and gamosol to highlight a couple of words in the focal image.  I made this card for the Paper Players challenge, to make your sentiment the focal image.  This stamp set is so fun to arrange different sentiments, so I decided to use it again.  Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Celebrate with Cake!

Supplies: Stamps: Big Day  Ink: SU white craft ink Paper: 6x6 Basic Grey Kneehigh, black cardstock, light blue cardstock  Accessories: SU chalk talk die cuts, Lawn Fawn stitched scallop die cuts, bakers twine, multi matte medium
Hi!  The CAS challenge on SCS was to use the sentiment as your focal image.  I thought this sentiment worked well with the chalk talk tag.  The trick was figuring out how to stamp it to show up nicely on black cardstock.  I ended up using SU white craft ink and then heat embossing it with detail clear embossing powder.  I added some layers, and fancied up the bakers twine using the multi matte medium.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Happy Heart Day

Supplies: Stamps: Whipper Snapper Ink: Memento tuxedo black  Paper: Gina K layering and base weight white cardstock  Accessories: Hot Off The Press embossing folder, Doodlebug twine, circle nestabilities, copic markers, crystal effects, wink of stella marker clear
Hi!  Thought I would get a jump start on a Valentine card.  I made this with inspiration from the featured stamper challenge on SCS.  I cut out the partial circle, embossed the focal panel, added some twine, and adhered it to the card base.  Then I used my trusty stamp-a-ma-jig and stamped the heart bee.  I colored the image with copic markers, added wink of stella to the wings and heart.  Then I added crystal effects to the heart as well.  I wanted a little sentiment to fit in the cut out circle, but I couldn't find one that was just right!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Happy New Year!

Supplies: Stamps: Stampin Up Gift Givers Paper: SU silver glitter paper, white cardstock  Ink: Memento tuxedo black  Accessories: copic markers, liquid applique, heat gun, computer generated calendar, Lawn Fawn stitched die cuts
Hello All!  I hope everyone had a delightful holiday season and are ready to tackle the New Year.  I was cruising through my blog and noticing how little I posted last year.  Yikes!  And I found these little calendars I used to make.  I was up for a project last night, and went for it.  I have always thought the little girl in this stamp set was just adorable.  So I stamped, colored, and cut her out.  Then I got out the snow scene die cuts and started to arrange them to create a snowy scene.  After that I added some liquid applique to her hat and to create some snow.  I computer generated a calendar, and added it to the glitter paper.  I have to say the sparkle in Stampin Up's glitter paper is so wonderful.  I have bought other glitter papers, but this one just seems to shine and sparkle more. 
Thanks for stopping by!