Sunday, June 30, 2019

Happy Little Stampers July Watercolor challenge

It is time for a new watercolor challenge at Happy Little Stampers.  The challenge is the best kind - anything goes - but you do have the optional twist of using something pertaining to Wings.

I chose to use a bird for my challenge card.  This is a new Penny Black stamp I recently purchased.  It is such a beautiful image and I had so much fun coloring it.  I tried to get various shades of the colors in the wings and belly. 

I colored the front of my card base with a gold watercolor (yes it is the same gold I used on my card last month - I like it).  I had recently purchased a new die cut card front from Honey Bee Stamps and I colored it with the same color as the blue which is used on the head of the bird.

I cut the image with the coordinating die and I used the die to also cut a layer of fun foam.  This works great on images for card making.  It was adhered to the front of the card with Gina K Connect Glue (I love this glue.)

The die cut smile and the sentiment which I heat embossed on black card stock are also from Gina K Designs.

I finished the card with gold splatters.  I love splatters also.

Here is a close up of the bird.

Here is a close up of the sentiment.

Please come join us at Happy Little Stampers for our July Watercolor Challenge

Monday, June 24, 2019

Oldie Moldie Monday

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

I had approximately an 8 inch square of patterned paper with all these flowers on it.  I fussy cut them out and made three cards.  I really like how they turned out. 

These will go in a box to be sent to some soldiers from Minnesota who have been deployed overseas.

Remember to show some love for your old supplies.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Twofer Challenge - June 2019

I love to play along with the monthly challenge at Twofer.  In this challenge you need to use the same stamp or die on two different types of cards.  I enjoy having to think a little outside my normal way of creating and trying to stretch my supplies.

When I saw this month's challenge, I did a chappy dance.  Bees are one of my favorite elements to create with.  We are a multi generation family with four amazing women with the middle name of Bea.  The first amazing woman - who started this tradition was my mother - Molly Beatrice - but she always went by Bea.  The second amazing woman is my sister - Bonnie Bea.  The third amazing woman (one of my very favorites) is my daughter Carrie Bea and the fourth one is the amazing Elaina Bea who is my great niece - the granddaughter of Bonnie Bea.  This is my story and I am sticking with it.

Here are my two cards.  One is a birthday card and the other is just a general "bee" card.  The bee stamps are from Pink and Main.  They are such happy little bees.

This card will go to Elaina Bea.  She is a sophomore in college and will be studying abroad this fall when Scotland for a semester.  I will try to send her a few cards while she is there to cheer her on her adventure and let her know she is loved.

The background was made by squishing the paper in oxide ink to add some color to a white piece of card stock.  The bees were stamped on Bristol Smooth card stock and colored with Zig markers (this was my coloring for Day 1 of the 30 day coloring challenge)  I used the coordinating dies to cut out the bees.  I positioned the bees where they would be located and laid the trail stamp down, stamped and heat embossed.  The sentiment was also heat embossed.

I added three different washi tapes at the bottom of the card stock.  I had forgotten I had that cute bee washi tape so of course I had to use it.  I think Elaina will smile when she receives it.  I did try to keep it fairly flat for mailing overseas.

This card will be for my daughter Carrie's birthday in September. I hope I don't put it in a really safe place where it will not be found.  I colored the card front with watered down Dina Wakely acylic paint.  I love the color of this pink.  I smooshed the color onto the card front.  I cut the black circle to outline my window.  I die cut a circle in the front of the card.  I glued the black die around the circle.  I glued "Mr. Upside Down Bee" on the back of the circle peeking through the window.  I then put a piece of acetate over the opening (we are making a shaker card).  I then glued the other bee on and added the Happy die cut.  The sentiment was heat embossed on a strip of black card stock.

I added a double layer of foam tape around the window and then filled up the back of the card front with a double layer of foam tape.  I then carefully piled shaker stuff where the circle was located.  I do wish I had had some yellow beads or sequins).  I then carefully placed the front on the card base.

Whew I got it on there straight and I love it.  Carrie will think it is cool and her husband will try to figure out how did she do that.

I am also entering one of these cards in the current challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters where the current challenge is Three B's (birds, bees or butterflies.)  I hit the bees right on the head.

Thanks Twofer for making me think about these amazing women and make cards for two of them.

Simon Says Stamp kit of the month had bees in it - guess who had to order it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Oldie Moldie Monday on Tuesday

The card was made, the photo was taken but I never got to the computer to download it and write the blog post.

So my Oldie Moldie Monday card is being posted on Tuesday.

I found everything for this card in a little baggie - all I needed to do was assemble it. 

This was an easy card to put together.  I love finding those little bags of cards that are all ready to be assembled.

Remember to use your old supplies.  They still make beautiful cards.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Oldie Moldie Monday

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

I joined an ATC exchange in a group I am part of just to use up some supplies I had.  Supplies I had to buy and then they sat there.  Well now I have used eight of the floral images and 8 stickers from a different sheet.  I also used old burlap which is on card stock, an old die, old gesso, old paint and old gold gesso.  Everything was well aged for this project.

Remember to show some love for your old supplies.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Happy Little Stampers June Christmas Challenge

It is time for a new Christmas challenge at Happy Little Stampers.  The challenge is always anything goes but there is the option of Non Traditional.

Here is my card - I chose very non traditional colors.

Once again I am using distress oxide inks for my colors.  I have a stamp and die Christmas tree set.  I stamped the trees but did not like them so chose to go with just a brightly colored die cut tree.  I die cut a circle which was colored using the smooshing technique.  The pink tree was glued to the circle and the other two trees were offset with foam tape.  Glitter stars were added to the top of each tree.

To make my silver base, I cut a rectangle the same size as my card base.  I took silver glitter washi tape and put it around the outside edges of the rectangle.  This is so much cheaper to do than use silver glitter paper. 

The sentiment was heat embossed in silver.  A purple ribbon was tied between the trees and sentiment.

Here is a close up of the circle and trees.

Here is a close up of the bow and sentiment.

I know exactly who will receive this card.

Please play along with our June Christmas challenge at Happy Little Stampers

Monday, June 3, 2019

Oldie Moldie Monday

It is Monday - time to show some love to your old supplies.  This paper is from a Basic Grey 6 x 6 pad.

These cards are for the children's home.

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