Monday, February 26, 2018

Oldie Moldie Monday

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

From two sheets of 6 x 6 patterned paper I made 4 cards.  The small strips that were left over went into my favorite design for strips of paper.  A large sentiment helps complete the simple design of all the cards.

Remember to show some love for your old supplies.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Make Your Own BackGround

I had made a background.  I had used two colors of pink oxide ink colors.  I had a lighter base color on the panel and I then stenciled little circles over the top.  I was not to enamored with it so it just laid there.  A floral die cut floated to the surface and I laid it on top of the background and this started the journey for making this card.

The floral die cut had a yellow flower in it so my pink background needed yellow on it.  I decided to do a wash with Dina Wakely thick bodies acrylic paints.  I watered the yellow down and just brushed it on part of the pink background.  I took another circle stencil and put on a layer of clear glitter embossing paste.  I die cut the panel and used a piece of the extra colored background for stamping my sentiment.  This sentiment is from a wonderful AlteNew Thinking of You set.  I love this set.

The floral image was pop dotted onto the panel which had been adhered to a black card base.  The sentiment was also pop dotted.  I covered the sentiment up and took another Dina Wakely paint, watered it down and added the dark splatters.

Here is a close up of one corner where you can see the glitter embossing paste, splatters and different layers of color in the background.

I am entering this card in the Wednesday Simon Says Challenge Blog where the challenge is to make your own background.  

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Sweet Little Cards

I recently bought a packet of paper at Tuesday Morning.  The paper is double sided so you get double the creativity from your packet.

I have designed these cards for a friend.  I will kit up 12 of the cards for her group to assemble and sell at a benefit after Thanksgiving.

The little bear was colored with copics and I cut it out with my Brother Scan and Cut.  Have I told you how much I love that machine.  This shows both sides of the paper.  Blue and white baker's twine completes the card along with a birthday sentiment from Altenew.

In one corner of the lined paper is this floral spray.  I cut this corner out and matted it with a solid piece of blue.  Behind that solid blue is a layer of the plaid paper.  The sentiment is a die cut with a shadow.  Love how it turned out. 

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Oldie Moldie Monday

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

This card was inspired by a design I saw on Pinterest.  All the paper used is very well aged.  The Thank You stamp has been in my supplies for a long time also.  I splatted the card front with an oxide ink.

Remember to show some love to your old supplies. 

Saturday, February 17, 2018

You Make My Heart Smile

You Make My Heart Smile - isn't that a beautiful sentiment.  This stamp is from Art Gone Wild.  It seemed to fit this card.

My card today is based on the sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch.

I turned the sketch on its side for my card.  I once again used paper from the Lawn Fawn Watercolor 6 x 6 pad.  This is a wonderful pad of paper to use - it makes a background so easy.  The bicycle is a sticker.  I have two more bikes to use up.  They are boy bikes so I need to think about that.

I added a line of distress oxide under the bike to ground it.  Some pink hearts were stamped around the card to pick on the "heart" in the sentiment.

I really do like how this card turned out.  It makes my heart smile also. 

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Freshly Made Sketches

I have been on vacation but I did lots of card making while I was gone - I helped my friend assemble at least 300 cards - maybe more.  I kinda lost count.  I do know I went through about 8 rolls of ATG tape and I brought some cards home to work on for her.

I decided I wanted to try a sketch this week and get back in the swing of making cards.  I decided to do the new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.

I also decided to use my card at Addicted to Stamps and More where the challenge is Clean and Simple.

I am also entering the card into the Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp.  The challenge this week is to use a Die.

I used a 6 x 6 pad from Lawn Fawn that is called Watercolor Wishes.  There are two shades of each color.  The stamp for the butterfly and sentiment are from Gina K.

I used my wonky stitch die for the rectangle and a circle die.  The butterfly was cut with my Brother Scan and Cut.  I do love this machine and I only wanted it to cut out my stamped designs.

Here is a close up of the butterfly and focal point.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentines Day

This valentine cards was sent to a fellow cardmaker in a swap.  I hope she likes it. 

I felt like making a shabby chic card.  The paper is from Prima.

This is a close up of the decorative elements. 

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Oldie Moldie Monday

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

The image was one I had colored a long time ago.  I fussy cut it out and adhered it to a panel with the sentiment stamped on it.  I sat the dog image on top of the sentiment so it was not floating in the air.  The paper is scraps from Basic Grey.  I do miss that paper company.

Remember to show some love to your old supplies.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Happy Little Stampers February ATC Challenge

It is time to play along with the February ATC Challenge at Happy Little Stampers.

The theme this month is hearts.

ATC's (artist trading cards) are small pieces of artwork that measure 2.5 x 3.5 inches.  A fun size to work on.

I thought and I thought and thought and couldn't decide what to do and I was looking through my dies and found  this great die of a coffee cup and the steam was hearts.  OK - now we had a focal point for our ATC.  I also had been playing with my very old Basic Grey paper and found these great pinks and browns to work with.

I used brown ink to ink the edges of the ATC.  The pink hearts in the steam have a layer of glitter on them.  The sentiment was created on my printer.

Please come and play with us at Happy Little Stampers ATC February challenge. 

Friday, February 9, 2018

Happy Little Stampers February Anything Goes With Dies Challenge

It is time for the February Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies Challenge

This is always a fun challenge because it is "anything goes".

Since it is February I decided I needed to make a valentine card.  I found some great Basic Grey paper to use for my card.  The color pink makes me think of my Mom - it was her favorite color.

I cut the pink paper to fit the card front.  I added additional depth of color to the pink front by using a circle stencil and oxide ink.  I just added the dots randomly across the front.  All the hearts were die cut along with the love sentiment.   I stamped the sentiment on another piece of pink card stock and pop dotted it.  The large heart and red hearts were pop dotted also.  The two red hearts and the love sentiment have a layer of glossy accents on them.

I have four elderly ladies I send cards to every four to six weeks and this will be their February card.  I hope it brings a smile to each of their faces.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Happy Little Stampers February Mixed Media Challenge

It is time to get messy and play along with us at Happy Little Stampers February Mixed Media Challenge.  

The challenge this month has the theme of butterflies.

I had won this lovely stamp set of butterflies and received it in the mail so it worked perfectly for this challenge.  I embossed the butterflies and die cut them.  There are three sizes of butterflies in the stamp set.  All three sizes were used on this card.

The background was done with Distress Oxide Inks.  I love to play with my distress oxide inks.  A layer of pearl embossing paste was put on the background paper.  All the layers of distress oxide colored paper were matted with black. 

The sentiment is a free digi from Autumn at Sew Paper Paint.  Thank you Autumn for this great digi.  It was just what I needed for my retirement card.  Mary smiled when she read it.

I first colored the paper for the sentiment with distress oxide and then I printed the sentiment.

Here is a close up of the corner of the sentiment and the small butterflies.  You can see the layer of embossing paste and also the layer of black thread.

Here is a close up of the strip on the left side of the card.  The large and medium butterfly are layered on the strip.

Here is a close up of the black bow.

Here is a close up of the entire sentiment.

I even decorated the inside of the card coloring it with the distress oxide inks, stamping butterflies and coloring them.

So the card was too large and too fat to go in a normal sized envelope so I took black card stock and sewed it together to make my own envelope.  I used some tealish ribbon to finish the envelope.

Please join us at Happy Little Stampers February Mixed Media challenge and get messy

Monday, February 5, 2018

Happy Little Stampers February Christmas Challenge

Hard to believe it is February and time to start new challenges for the month at Happy Little Stampers.  This post is about the Christmas Challenge for February at Happy Little Stampers.  

The challenge is Anything Goes with an optional twist of Hearts.

I thought of many different ideas but finally settled on this stamp and here is my card for the challenge.

This is a Penny Black stamp.  The snowman is juggling snowballs on the stamp but I masked off the snowballs.  I colored the image with some watercolor markers.  I then chalked the circle so it was not so starkly white.  I die cut little hearts and glued them on to replace the snowballs.  The hearts have a layer of glitter on them and then glossy accents were added so the hearts are very dimensional.  I also chalked the sentiment circle and added a heart to it also.

The paper is from Kaiser Kraft.

Here is a close up of the snowman, sentiment and hearts.

Here is a close up of the silver thread bow.

Please stop by and play along with us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge

Oldie Moldie Monday

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

This was a sheet of paper I had.  I made 6 cards for my Hero box.  The sentiments are old stamps I had which had never been inked.  I cut the sentiments out with my Scan N Cut.  I love that machine. 

Friday, February 2, 2018

Sympathy Card

Here is another card I made for a basket of cards for a charity auction.

The background was made with oxide distress inks.  I put the ink on some crumpled saran wrap and placed it on the background for the sky and grass.  The tree was stamped in brown ink.  The sentiment is from a Gina K set with an inside sentiment. 

Trees are a favorite subject for me to use in my sympathy cards especially if it is male who passed away.

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