Sunday, March 17, 2019

Foil

I have been interested in using Foil in my cards.  There is a bit of  a learning curve.  Sometimes the Foil doesn't stick, other times it melts too much.  I find that I really have success when I use my Laser Printer. For this card I stamped the sentiment with Versa mark ink and then used sticky powder over it. I placed a foil sheet over the sentiment and put it through the Laminating machine without using any heat.



Monday, February 25, 2019

Looking Forward to Spring




Global Design Project's Case the designer.  I think I may have gone off a little.  I pictured rainbow  Seeing the snow and ice out our windows, it's hard to being me to be inspired and create a garden card.  This Challenge I found Spring.  It may be only in my mind. But, I was able to get it on these cards.  Hope you enjoy and you are inspired to make Spring. Unfortunately, I missed the deadline to turn this one in. These cards turned out so pretty, I just had to share them anyway.












What I did:
STAMPS: Bloom By Bloom(SU! Occasions Catalog) stamp set. Similar items at Simon Says Stamp.
CARDSTOCK & PAPER: Night of Navy(SU!) card base: cut 5.5 x 8 1/2 scored at 4.25, Whisper White(SU!) cut  5.25 x 4, adhering it to the card base Tear Tape’ , after everything was stamped on it.
INK:Night of Navy,
Other: Snail Adhesive(SU!) Tear & Tape (SU!) Simply Scored (SU!) Scissor snips
TECHNIQUE: First, I stamped the left hand side with Versa Mark, used white embossing powder over it, and embossed using heat tool.  By embossing this causes any ink added to the card to resist.  I built The different colors using the Tim Holtz Blending tool. I spritzed with a little water and tapped wet paint brush to expose the wonderful benefits of the distressing.  Last, I adhered the card front to the base.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Bubbles


This week's Less is More challenge is all about the sentiment.  They are keeping it simple with a single layer and simple background. The sentiment is from Butterfly Gala stamp set (SU! 2019 Occasions Catalog) The background is from Beauty Abounds.  This is one of Stampin' Up's new cling stamp set.



Less is More- Sentiment

What I did:
STAMPS: Beauty Abounds(SU! Occasions Catalog) stamp set.
Sentiment: Butterfly Gala
CARDSTOCK & PAPER: White(SU!) card base: cut 4.25 x 11 scored at 5.5, Whisper White(SU!) cut 5.25 x 4, adhering it to the card base using Dimensionals, after everything was stamped on it. INK:Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather, Momento Basic Black
OTHER: Snail Adhesive(SU!), dimensionals,  Tear & Tape (SU!) Simply Scored (SU!) Scissor snips TECHNIQUE: Nothing fancy.  After cutting the white out I stamped the various bubbles using the different colors.  Used the ink spritz stamp and stamped off the color, first, then stamped.  Using the Stamperatus I stamped the sentiment several times, inking between each time.
Less is More #389
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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Hope Your Day is Amazing




GDP 176 
I am just loving the Bloom By Bloom(SU! Occasions Catalog) stamp set.  It is so versatile. I'm entering this in this week's Global Design Project 176. I loved the rainbow colors that this week's designers used. This stamp set can be used to make one of a kind papers and backgrounds.


What I did:
STAMPS: Bloom By Bloom(SU! Occasions Catalog) stamp set. Similar items at Simon Says Stamp.
CARDSTOCK & PAPER: Lemon Lime Twist(SU!) card base: cut 5.5 x 8 1/2 scored at 4.25, Whisper White(SU!) cut  5.25 x 4, adhering it to the card base Tear Tape’ , after everything was stamped on it.
INK:Granny Apple Green, Garden Green, Pineapple Punch, Flirty Flamingo, Lovely Lipstick, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, and Basic Black.
Other: Snail Adhesive(SU!) Tear & Tape (SU!) Simply Scored (SU!) Scissor snips
TECHNIQUE: Lots of stamping.  Just used my stamping blocks.  Started with the largest images first, fitting everything else in the empty space.  Used Stamperatus to stamp the Sentiment.  Stamped the sentiment 5 times and added black ink after each stamping.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Frogs Go Wild


I participated in CAS(E) this Sketch #308 this week.  I had some great fun with this So Hoppy Together Cling stamp set from Stampin' Up Sale-A-Bration catalog.  You can get this free through the month of March when you place a $50 order with me.  The paper is from another free item- Butterfly Botanicals.


Here's the sketch:
CAS(E) Sketch #308


What I did:
STAMPS: So Hoppy Together (SU! Sale-A-Bration 2019) stamp set.
CARDSTOCK & PAPER: Lemon Lime Twist(SU!) card base: cut 10 x 4.25 scored at 5.5, Butterfly after everything was stamped,
Botanical DSP (SU! Sale-A-Bration 2019) cut 5.25 x 4, Scrap of Lemon Lime Twist, scrap of White to stamp the froggy on.  Whisper White(SU!) cut  5.25 x 4, adhering it to the card inside using Tear Tape’ ,
INK: Lemon Lime Twist (SU!), Black(SU!)
Other: Stampin' Up! Colored pencils, Snail Adhesive(SU!) Tear & Tape (SU!), Stampin' Dimensionals, Simply Scored (SU!) Scissor snips
TECHNIQUE:
Nothing fancy here, just stamped The froggy on the white paper.  I colored one in with green pencil, the other, I only colored in the belly.  Not sure which one I like more.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Snow Day/Cold Day

CAS(E) #306

 Today we are home due to record low temperatures up here in northern IL.  Awoke to -26ºF with windchill -50ºF!  WOW! Then, lost power for an hour.  Luckily it eventually came back on and all is well. What to do when given a free day- laundry and card making of course.  Temporary displaced from my Craft Room, so my hubby can work from home.  Not a bad view from the dining room table as I work.   One of the cards I worked on today is for CAS(E) Sketch #306.  I love my Distress Oxide Inks and want to add to my colors, but for now, I used what I have. I do not have an orange, but love how the Fossilized Amber and Worn Lipstick blend to create an orange hue.   I used an older stamp set.  Sorry, not sure where I obtained the set- but Simon Says Stamping has several similar sets.







CAS(E) This Sketch #306


What I did:
STAMPS: Believe Sentiment stamp set. Similar items at Simon Says Stamp.
CARDSTOCK & PAPER: Whisper White(SU!) card base: cut 5.5 x 8 1/2 scored at 4.25, Whisper White(SU!) cut  5.25 x 4, adhering it to the card base Tear Tape’ , after everything was colored on it.
INK:Versa Mark Watermark Stamp Pad Distress Oxide Inks: Worn Lipstick, Wilted Lilac, Broken China, Fossilized Amber.
Other: Snail Adhesive(SU!) Tear & Tape (SU!) Simply Scored (SU!) Scissor snips
TECHNIQUE: First, I stamped the left hand side with Versa Mark, used white embossing powder over it, and embossed using heat tool.  By embossing this causes any ink added to the card to resist.  I built The different colors using the Tim Holtz Blending tool. I spritzed with a little water and tapped wet paint brush to expose the wonderful benefits of the distressing.  Last, I adhered the card front to the base.

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

One of a Kind


#387 Sketch 25
 I had some fun with this challenge from Less is More and trying a new challenge group: AAA Cards-Clean and Simple.  It truly is One of a kind.  The challenge for AAA#132 was masking- and keeping a majority of the space white. I used Ranger Distress Oxide inks to create the one of a kind color by blending Broken China and Faded Jeans colors together with a blending tool. I used Post-it tape to tape off the sides and get the sharp edge.  I worked top to middle, then bottom to middle and overlapped.  What's so great about Distress Oxide inks, is how they react to water.  In both examples, I flicked water on it to create a distressed look.  In the first example, after it dried I used some Crystal Effect glue drops to create a 3D water droplet over each splatter.  I left the water droplets alone in the second example.
Here is the Less is More Sketch and AAA directions that these are based off of:


AAA #132



Card #1: You're One of a Kind
What I did:
Stamps and Products: Sea of Textures (SU! 2018/19 catalog)
Cardstock & Paper: Whisper White(SU!) cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4, White cardstock 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, adhering it to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals Whisper White cardstock(SU!) scrap to stamp the Octopus.
Ink: Ranger Distress Oxide inks: Broken China and Faded Jeans 
Other: Classic Label punch, Tear & Tape (SU!) Simply Scored (SU!) Scissor snips. Post-It Tape



Card #2:  Celebrate Your Day 
What I did: 
Stamps and Products: Hello Cupcake (SU! 2018/19 Sale-A-Bration)
Cardstock & Paper: Whisper White(SU!) cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4, White cardstock 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, adhering it to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals Whisper White cardstock(SU!) scrap to stamp the Octopus.
Ink: Ranger Distress Oxide inks: Broken China and Faded Jeans. The cupcake was stamped using Gorgeous Grape(SU!) and Pineapple Punch(SU!)
Other: Tear & Tape (SU!) Simply Scored (SU!) Scissor snips. Post-It Tape

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