Monday, July 26, 2021

Oldie Moldie Monday

 Wow - two weeks in a row I got an Oldie Moldie card made and posted on my blog.  

A private Facebook group I am in is having challenges this week so that is why I am making cards.  I really need to be doing other things - but no - I am making cards.

This beautiful background and heat embossed stamped image was sitting in my background box waiting to be made into a card.  I cut a grey mat, heat embossed a birthday sentiment on the same grey card stock and adhered it to a card base.  Very easy card to make when you focal point is made.

The background is watercolor of some sort.

Remember to use your old stuff, paper, images, backgrounds - they do make great cards.

One more card for my Birthday Project.

Monday, July 19, 2021

Oldie Moldie Monday

 Oldie Moldie Monday went on sick leave.  My gall bladder decided to give me a run for my money and in the end it was removed.  I am several weeks into recovery from the surgery.  I am feeling so much better and just need a little more sleep.

I am still working on birthday cards for my Birthday Project.  Birthday cards for the residents of the nursing home where my Mom lived her last years.  I wanted to give back and I know how much the residents love receiving mail.

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

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

July Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge.

 It is time for a new stencil challenge at Happy Little Stampers.  Come join us for some fun.

This is my first time designing for the stencil challenge.  I am also on the Christmas challenge team.  I wanted to try stencils because I have many stencils in my collection of supplies and thought I would better utilize  them if I was doing a challenge.  Of course, I did have to go buy some new ones also.  

The challenge is "anything goes" which makes it very fun to do.

My card is a mixed media card.  The background is coffee died paper.  I then used a circle stencil to add detail to the background of the card.  I used Distress Oxide Ink Speckled Egg color for the circles.  I matted the background with black and stitched around it with my sewing machine with black thread.

The branch is the stencil.  I put the stencil over coffee dyed music sheet paper and colored in the openings with my inkintense pencils.  I used a water brush to activate the colors on the leaves.  I drew around the branch with a fine black pen outlining all of it.  I then fussy cut the branch out.  The branch was glued at an angle onto the front of the card.  The sentiment was matted with black card stock also.  To complete the look of the card, I added black splatters.

Here is a close up of a leaf and you can see the music paper in the background.

Here is a close up of the page and you can see the coffee stains, the polka dots, the fussy cut leaves, the splatters and stitching.

This was a fun card to make and I now have a couple masculine birthday cards made for later in the year.

Please stop by the Happy Little Stamper's Stencil Challenge and join in the fun.  

Thanks for stopping by.  

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Happy Little Stamper's July Christmas Challenge

 It is time for a new Christmas Challenge at Happy Little Stampers.  

Christmas is fast approaching so you need to be making those Christmas cards ahead of time.

As always the challenge is "anything goes" but there is an option if you choose to do it.  The extra option is Jingle Bells.

I don't really have too much for jingle bells so I did "anything goes" and I went to town.  I had recently watched a video from Septeria 18 on You Tube.  Here is the link to the video.  

You start with an envelope to build this holder which I am using for a Christmas card for a special someone who will love all the little goodies I have put in all the tuck spots.  I cut my envelope on my Silhouette and then used a very old grouping of October Afternoon paper to complete the card.

Here is a picture of the front.   You can see the envelope peeking out behind (the small polka dots).  The large polka dots is what I cut off the envelope flap and added to the front as trim.

Here is a view from above so you can see all the different folds.

Here is the front, the middle which has a tuck spot on the side (all filled with coordinating goodies) and a view of the back panel which is the envelope.  It is filled with more coordinated goodies.

Here is the back side.  The front folded around to make another tuck spot (also filled with coordinated goodies).  I just added a piece of the paper grouping to the other panel.

This was a very fun card to make and I used up that little paper collection.  I have a package of memory cards which coordinates with the paper and that will be going along with the card.  

Please stop by Happy Little Stampers this month and play along with our July Christmas Challenge.  

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Fourth of July

 Today, Independence Day, I am sharing a patriotic ATC I made.

The starting point for this card was the cancelled stamps.  I was in an ATC exchange.  I did have to buy some of the Uncle Sam stamps because I only had a few in my stamp stash.  I covered the base of the ATC with the woodgrain red/blue paper from Hobby Lobby.  I also had vellum with silver stars on it which was an overlay.  I used staples to hold the vellum on.  The stamps laid on a bed of tangled red thread.  The sentiment was done on the computer.  To finish the ATC, a piece of silver glitter washi tape was added.

Happy Fourth of July.