Thursday, April 27, 2017

Have a Great Birthday with The Stamps of Life


Just wanted to quickly share a card today. This week both of my daughters are in the school play so my craft time is very limited!!

I began by stamping and die cutting the lion from Lion2stamp set from The Stamps of Life. I colored it with Copics.

I cut the base of my flip-it card using black card stock.  The patterned paper was cut and added next. I adhered the lion and cut and stamped a yellow circle with the Birthday greeting, also from the same set.

I finished by adding some green ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering this card in the SSS Blog Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Have a Fabulous Day with Hero Arts


I wanted to share a card today I created using the Hero Arts Butterflies Stamp and Cut Set.

I began by watercoloring a piece of card stock using greens and blues. After it dried I added it to a piece of green shimmer paper and put that on a base of Winter Wisteria from Papertrey Ink.

I stamped a butterfly with orange ink and the body in Crushed Curry ink. I die cut these pieces and glued together.

The sentiment is also in this stamp set. I die cut a piece of yellow card stock using HA Number It Stamp and Cut. I ran a small line of deco foil adhesive and applied Gold foil.

I am entering this card in the following:

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Papertreyink April Blog Hop


Today is the PTI April Blog Hop.

Photo from Megan Carter

I wasn't really sure about this color palette. This couldn't be further from my comfort zone!

This is the beauty of the challenges and why I participate, they push me to do something different.

I didn't have any idea what to create until I pulled out the stencils from the newest Make It mini - Lovely Lace.

I pulled out three Distress Stains - Weathered Wood, Squeezed Lemonade and Carved pumpkin and starting dabbing the colors over the stencils in the kit. 

Next I used Transfer Gel from Thermoweb to create some bases for foiling. I spread the Gel over various pieces of white card stock.

Here are the pieces after the Gel dries clear:

I cut up foil pieces (gold, pewter and copper) and ran the paper through my laminator. 

Here is what I got:

These are two cards I created:

 MIM Garden Gild kit, embossed with copper EP

I will be able to make several more card with the remaining bases. : )

Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering this card in SSS Wednesday Showers and or Flowers.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #282 Stenciled Watercolor Backgrounds


Today I wanted to share a card I made for this week's PTI Make It Monday #282 Stenciled Watercolor Backgrounds.

Betsy has a video this week showcasing card using a stencil and watercolor. This technique is quite easy but boy, does it make a beautiful background!

I have been cleaning my craft room up and moving things around and rediscovered my Tim Holtz Distress Stains. I decided these would be perfect to help me make the background. I think of this product as liquid watercolor with dabber tops.

I taped down my stencil (Bold Floral Stencil) on watercolor paper and started dabbing around ink. I dried off the stencil between colors.

After the paper was dry, I tied Winter Wisteria ribbon on.

I wanted a something soft for my tag so I decided to cut a flower in pink.

Hello was stamped on using SU Pacific Point. This stamp comes from PTI What the Doodle Feather Set.

I added clear 4mm sequins and adhered the paper onto a base of Winter Wisteria.

Supplies used:
Distress Stains - Twisted citron, Shaded Lilac, Tattered Rose, Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean
PTI - What the Doodle Feather Stamp set, Winter Wisteria Card stock and Ribbon, Sweet Blush CS
Stampin' Up - Flower Die
Pretty Pink Posh - 4mm Clear Sequins
Hero Arts - Bold Floral Stencil

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Sweet Birthday with The Stamps of Life


I am sharing a card I created using TSOL Sweet Sentiments Stamp and Die Set.

I die cut the shape out of the red star pattern paper and filled it back in with a white shadow and the light blue word, Sweet.

I added the red and ice cream paper onto a white base and tied yellow ribbon where the two papers met.

This set also includes a cute stamp set that works with the sentiment. I stamped Have A and Day on colored card stock and added to the red paper. I really like the size of this new die set and look forward to the monthly releases of these in the future!

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Happy Birthday with The Stamps of Life


I wanted to share a card I made using the Sizzix Half Card Panels Die set and TSOL Happy Birthday Circle Dies.

I placed the heart half panel on a piece of yellow card stock and ran it through my Big Shot machine. This "dropped in" the image.

Behind that panel I cut a piece of red foil card stock from a DCWV paper stack. You can see the shine in this picture:

The balloon paper was glued on and a strip of green striped paper was added beside the balloons.

A white and blue circle were cut next using the Happy Birthday circle dies. On the white circle I stamped a random pattern using a tiny stamp that came in another TSOL card club kit.

The red circle was cut from the same DCWV foil paper and added to the white and blue shapes.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Blessed card


Today I have a card to share I made for the MFT Sketch Challenge #329.

These challenges are so great because I am in need of a spark of creativity this week and this is just what I needed!

All the paper I used is from The Stamps of Life April Card Kit Club paper pack, called the Darling Collection.

I cut all the paper to size and starting gluing layers down. The bright pink banner was cut from MFT Blueprints 8.

The flower was stamped and die cut using the TSOL Newport Flower set. A pearl was added to the middle.

Also included in the same card kit are wooden word pieces. I used glue dots to add the "Blessed" to the bottom.

Thank you for stopping by!