Monday, May 23, 2016

Oldie Moldie Monday Christmas Card

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

I found two of  the image used on this card while I was looking for something else.  I decided they needed to be made into Christmas cards this year - they have aged well enough.  The paper was in my large Christmas paper supply.

The current challenge at Jingle Bells is Anything But Blue.  No blue was used on this card.  I know there were more of these images that were colored - maybe I need to look in that stuff some more.  This was a pretty easy card to make and I really like it plus it is pretty flat - so easy to mail.

Remember to show some love for your old supplies.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Framed Die Cut

This card is a CASE of one Julia Stanton made which I saw on Instagram.  Here is the link to her blog post about her card.

In ways my CASE was a fail but the card was a success to me.  I have been playing with an large die cut from Sizzix.  I loved how Julia show cased a die with a circle.  I used two circle dies to make my solid border and then just cut a focal point out of the large die.  Her coloring was very beautiful - mine did not turn out like that.  If you look very closely at the background, you will see that I used the die to emboss my background paper using the rubber mat.

This card will go to a friend who is battling cancer.

I am going to enter another card in the Happy Little Stampers monthly challenge for Die Cuts which is Anything Goes (of course, every card I made this week could have been entered since I have been playing with this particular die and trying to get my money's worth out of it)

Enjoy your Saturday - heading out to a flower place which is also having a flea market.  This could be very dangerous.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Allover Die Cut Card

This is the first card I made with my new Hero Arts all over die cut.  It is so beautiful.  I have been trying to use it in different ways.  I did not realize that I had not posted the first card.

I used some bright patterned paper that I had to put behind the white die cut.  The green flowers were fussy cut from another piece of paper.  The Penny Black sentiment was stamped and embossed in white.  Several pearls were scattered across the card.

The card has already been mailed.  I hope they like it.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Birthday Card With Die Cuts

I have bought a new large all over die cut and I am trying to see what kind of mileage I can get out of this die cut.  I want to find more ways to use it.  Here is another use for the large die cut from Hero Arts.

Here is a close up of the Penny Black sentiment which was heat embossed on vellum.

I just used a cross section of the die cut for this card.  I had this beautiful flower in my supplies - it has aged very well over the years and I went looking for card stock that matched the flower.  I thought the die cut looked too dressy on the plain card stock so I embossed the card stock and added some beautiful swirls to it.  Subtle but beautiful.  This was the last little bit of this ribbon that I had left and it worked perfectly (of course, I have one more flower and am going to make a second card and now I am having to be creative with the ribbon accent).  The sentiment was stamped on vellum and then I used a circle die cut to cut it out.  It is adhered under the die cut to the card stock so you do not see the adhesive.

I am entering this card into several challenges.

Happy Little Stampers - Die Cuts - Anything Goes

House of Cards May Challenge - Clear Papers   I used vellum.

I hope you enjoyed this card.  It was lots of fun to make and I actually have a birthday card done ahead of time for some one.  Wowsers.

Have a great evening.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Inlaid Die Cutting

I bought myself a new large die cut from Hero Arts and I have been playing with it and findout out different ways to use it.

I decided to cut circles out of the cut die.

I have used two different shades of teal card stock on this card.  The white circle is inlaid in the card front and is backed with a lighter shade of teal than the card base.  I had some pearls that somewhat matched the colors of card stock.  The sentiment is from Penny Black embossed with a Hero Arts embossing powder.

I am entering this card into several challenges.

Happy Little Stampers - May CAS Challenge - Inlaid Die Cut

Addicted to Stamps - Clean and Simple

Come back tomorrow to see how I used the die on another card.

I struggle on CAS cards and I cannot promise that I will not go splatter white paint on this card.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Unconventional Graduation Card

Many of my neighbor grandchildren are graduating this year - two from high school and two from 8th grade.  After I made this card, I thought it would be fun graduation card for Ben who is graduating from high school.  I think everyone is happy to graduate from high school and move onto the next adventure in their life.

This is what I started with.  I had made this background piece awhile ago.  I had used paint and glimmer mist inside an embossing folder and got this unique background.  The crazy bird was already colored and I stamped the sentiment on a piece of gessoed book pages.

Here is a close up of the bird after he was on the card.  I did fussy cut him out and adhered him to the card front with gel medium.  I added blue glitter to parts of the bird to give him some extra shine.  Of course, he needed some googly eyes to complete his look.  I think I do need to go back and make his lips a little more orange.  I decided I wanted to staple the sentiment onto the card front and after that I decided to add a few more staples else where on the card front.

I am entering this card in several challenges.

Happy Little Stampers - Mixed Media Challenge - where the challenge is Shine.  I used silver embossing paste on the card.  The background has a little glimmer to it and I added glitter to the bird.

Try It On Tuesday - where the challenge is spots, dots and splashes.  I have splashes of black paint and dots and spots of blue and green embossing paste.

Tuesday Throwdown - where the challenge is embossing.  I did use an embossing folder to make the background.  The sentiment and crazy bird were heat embossed with black Versafine ink and clear embossing powder.  I also added elements of embossing paste in three different colors:  blue, green and silver.

I love to do mixed media cards.  There is something very liberating about it.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Oldie Moldie Monday

It is Monday - time to show some love for your old supplies.  I found this image already colored and wanted to make another card for the Collins Home for the kids.  I love when your cards can be used for encouragement and jobs well done.

The paper is from and older 6 x 6 pad.  Ok - now the song Happy is going through my head.

Have a wonderful day.