Monday, April 12, 2021

Oldie Moldie Monday

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

I needed to make a birthday card for my great nephew who is turning 18.  I find it so difficult to make cards for teenage boys.  Something kicked in my memory and I remembered some old wildlife rubber stamps I had.  They are very detailed so you didn't need to much to them besides stamp them.

The cat I stamped for my nephew's card, I did color with oxide inks.  I just used old different shades of brown card stock to finish the card.  Many of the dark brown pieces were in my scrap bin.

This card was even simpler.  I did not color the image.  It is monochromatic.  A great masculine card.
It is for my birthday project.

Remember to show some love for your old supplies.  They still make great cards.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Happy Little Stampers April Christmas Challenge

 It is time for a new Christmas Challenge at Happy Little Stampers.  Isn't it great to get a start on your Christmas cards so when December comes around you have a few in that box ready to send. 

As always, our challenge is "anything goes" but we do offer you an optional twist if you wish to use it.  This month the optional twist is "Under the Tree."  

Well, instead of "under the tree", I decided to do the tree.  I had seen this new layered stencil at Trinity Stamps last fall when it was first released and I was finally able to order it.  I thought it was so fun and offered so many creative opportunities.

I chose to use oxide inks in blue shades for my color palette.  I first smooshed some ink on the white background (I have a real hard time with white backgrounds).  The ink smooshing is very subtle but I know it is there.  The stencil has four layers.  The three colors of oxide ink I used are Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans and Blueprint Sketch.  The fourth layer was Nuvo Glacier Paste Quicksilver.

The sentiment was stamped on vellum and heat embossed in silver.  The tree background was matted with navy blue and added to a white card base.  I completed the card with ink splatters in White Iridescent Ink.

Here is a close up of the sentiment.

Here is a close up of some the dots.

Oldie Moldie Monday

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

I was recently in an ATC swap and the theme was doily.  I have a drawer full of doilies.

The burlap fabric which is backed with paper is old - I only have two sheets left of it.  The hearts are from fabric which I fussy cut out.  The lace is in the lace box.  An old dictionary page was used for the paper hearts.  I did have to buy buttons but they were half price.  

 I really enjoyed making these ATC's.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

April Happy Little Stamper's Watercolor Challenge

 It is time for a new watercolor challenge at Happy Little Stampers.  As always, our challenges are the best because they are "anything goes".

I had a brand new stamp that I wanted to use.  I stamped the image in black and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  The floral stamp is from Sweet Huni Designs.  The designer is Julie Hickey.  I stamped it on Bristol smooth paper and colored it with my Tombow and Zig Clean Color markers.  I think I achieved some good shading with the markers.  It was fun to get the markers out and play with them because normally I reach for my pan watercolors.

The sentiment is from My Favorite Things.  It is an entire set of thank you sentiments.

I decided I wanted to frame my image so I cut four layers of the scalloped frame and glued them together.  I nested the sentiment directly on the image.  The scalloped framed image was placed on a black card base.  To complete the card, I added some pink sequins.   

Here is a close up of some of the flowers and also the sequins.  The colors are so vibrant from the markers.

Here is a close up of the sentiment.  If you look, there is a heart sequin behind the sentiment.

Please join us at Happy Little Stampers for our April Watercolor Challenge.  

Thank you for stopping by.  

Monday, March 29, 2021

Oldie Moldie Monday

 Oldie Moldie Monday - time to show some love for your old supplies.  

While on vacation I colored up these sweet My Favorite Things image and decided I needed to make them into birthday cards.  Old image stamp, old sentiment stamp, old dies, old paper made by an old woman.

I made two of this card.  I did add the extra doodles on the wings and skirt.

Remember to show some love for your old supplies.

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Birthday Project

 I went on vacation; I came home but my mojo stayed on vacation.  Today I forced it a little and I think the card turned out pretty good.

The challenge for the last couple weeks at Seize the Birthday is a sketch.  I used the sketch to make my birthday card.  

I had this image already colored.  It is a My Favorite Things image.  I had to fussy cut it out because my die slipped and I did not have a rectangle.  I used a lavender paper and cut the scalloped rectangle with a die.  I pop dotted the image with foam tape and the sentiment has a couple strips of paper behind each piece to raise them.

Thanks for stopping by.  

Monday, March 22, 2021

Oldie Moldie Monday

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

I found this lovely Penny Black image on my design table already colored.  I found a small birthday sentiment and we have a card.  I love finding surprises like this on my table - it is almost an instant card.

Remember to show some love for your old supplies, they still make beautiful cards.