Monday, June 18, 2018

Oldie Moldie Monday

While I was looking for something in a 12 x 12 Iris container I came across this pretty piece of paper.  It was not an entire sheet but there was enough to make 3 birthday cards.  These cards will go in the troop box I am working on. 


I made two of this card.


Remember to show some love for your old supplies.  They still make wonderful cards.  I loved the soft colors in this piece. 

Saturday, June 16, 2018

CAS(E) This Sketch

I keep working on trying to improve on my Clean and Simple card making skills.

I do try to do the weekly sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch each week if time permits.  This sketch has all kinds of possibilities.


I am in love with this floral stamp from Ellen Hudson.  It was a little bigger than my card base but I trimmed the edges.

I stamped the image on Bristol Smooth card stock with VersaFine Black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I then colored it very loosely with watered down ink from Gina K Designs.  I started with with a very light color and then added a darker shade in the center on the flowers.  The leaves were painted with distress oxide ink.

The background was the same card stock smooshed in watered down ink. 

I added a small amount of tape to hod the floral piece on the card front and then used a rectangle die to cut through both layers.  The floral image has the same design cut element on it as the card front.  I then removed the floral design and added foam tape to it. 

The sentiment was stamped with VersaFine black onyx ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  After everything was adhered, I added just a few sequins to the card.


I love this new sentiment stamp I bought at the Expo.  This card will be mailed to my daughter and son in law living in Alaska.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Card Sketch Challenge

I am trying to work on my clean and simple card making so I try to do several different sketches each week.  It is a struggle for me.  I always want to add something extra.  I must "walk away" from the card.

One of the challenges I try to do is Freshly Made Sketches.  It is a sketch challenge every Wednesday.  Here is this week's sketch.


This card is made with all Gina K Designs products.  The flower is from her June kit and I stamped it in three different colors of ink from the same color family.  I did both the large and small flowers. 

The background was made with Bristol Smooth card stock which was smooshed into watered down ink.  The lightest color that was used on the flower.  I also did the same technique on the sentiment strip.  I first only had the large flowers on the card and stamped one of the leaves under each flower.  I thought it looked a little bare - so I tucked the smaller flower in under the large flower.  The sentiment strip is added with foam tape to give it a little dimension.


I really like how it turned out and I do have enough flowers to make another card so I should really do that.

Thanks for stopping by.  

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Playing With Supplies - Rubbernecker Challenge #35

I was in Minnesota this last week end spending time with my creative friend Annie.  Three of us went to the Scrapbook Expo.  We all stimulated the paper/stamp/die industry very well.

One of the booths I enjoy visiting at the Expo is the Rubbernecker Stamp booth.  They have so many stamps and dies and fun stuff.  I am sharing two of my new stamps with you today.  The background is a floral type swirl and the birthday sentiment.

I based my card on the current sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches.


I used my distress oxides (yes - once again - I am using my distress oxides - I love them - what else can I say) to make my background.  I colored two pieces of Bristol smooth card stock.  One is light and one is darker to provide the two colors I needed for the sketch.

I also flipped the sketch.

I stamped the floral swirl in black VersaFine ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.
The sentiment was stamped the same way on the darker paper and die cut with a circle die.  Another circle die was used to cut a mat for the sentiment.  The main part of the card was also matted with black.  A thin strip of the black and white stripe from My Favorite Things divides the two colors on the base.


Here it is in another color of distress oxide inks.


I am also entering it into the current challenge at Rubbernecker Stamps Challenge Blog where the current challenge is Birthday.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Oldie Moldie Monday

It is Monday - time to show some love for your old supplies.

I found these sheets of coordinating paper.  They were thin but they were beautiful so  they became thank you cards.


Remember to show some love for your old supplies.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Happy Little Stampers June ATC Challenge

It is time to play along with our ATC challenge at Happy Little Stampers


ATC's are fun art to create.  They are small pieces of artwork that measure 2.5 x 3.5 inches.

I made a background with distress oxide inks.  The little monsters were stamped and then I used my Scan N Cut to cut out the images.  I colored the images with distress oxide inks.  I added a small strip of black and white stripe paper (My Favorite Things has a 6 x 6 pad of just black and white stripe.)  I wanted to have a visual break between the stripe and the background so added a very thin strip of black card stock.  The monsters were adhered standing on top of the sentiment.


Here is a close up of each ATC.  The Monsters are from Art Gone Wild.


Don't they make you smile?


Please join us at Happy Little Stampers for our ATC Challenge

Did I tell you there were prizes?

Friday, June 8, 2018

Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies June Challenge

It is time for another challenge at Happy Little Stampers using your dies.  It is a wonderful challenge because Anything Goes.


I recently bought this die/embossing folder set at Hobby Lobby.  I am so proud of myself that I came home and made a card right away.

The embossing folder embosses the stripes and the floral but while embossing it also cuts out the center of the floral wreath leaving you a beautiful opening for your sentiment.

The Hello is a die that came with the embossing folder.

I added a light green mat behind the white embossed panel.  The butterflies and hello were cut out of a blue/green patterned paper.

After the card was assembled, I splattered it with an oxide ink.

This was a very easy card to bring together.  I am going to have to make some more.


Die out your dies and come join us at Happy Little Stampers June Die Challenge

Did I tell you there were prizes?