Sunday, November 12, 2017

Poppy Thank You

Okay, last of the submissions for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.  To create this one, I stamped the yellow ink on the stamp and then the red; once dry I stamped the waterproof black. Then I stamped the sentiment. I cut the panel and then cut another one 1/8" larger in black and layered them. I cut the brown kraft cardstock to fit an A2 card but used the border die and layered it on a black card base.  Thank you for reading, and the materials used are listed below.
Materials Used:
  • Rubbernecker - Poppy Field
  • Papertrey Ink - Botanical Silhouettes - Sentiment
  • Lawn Fawn - Puffy Cloud Border Dies
  • Distress Inks - Fired Brick, Mustard Seed
  • Canson Watercolor 140 lb. Cold Press Paper

Thank You - Thank You - Thank You

This is a 4x4" card I'm entering into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.  To create this card I cut an 8-1/2x11" piece of cardstock down to 8" wide and then 4" wide.  I color blended some distress ink in greens and yellows.  Next I stamped a verrrrry old dragonfly stamp in the green and used a white Signo pen to add white dots around the stamping.  I stamped the thank you stamp in versamark and embossed with white detailed embossing powder.  When it was finished, it looked a little harsh, so I cut a vellum panel to lay over it, and that completes it.  Thank you for reading this and the materials used are listed below.
Materials Used:
  • Gina K - Thank You Border
  • Dragonfly Stamp - I just can't remember where i got this one from
  • Inks - Memento Die inks in greens and yellows
  • White cardstock
  • Vellum
  • White Signo Pen

A Greenery Thank You

One more thank you out of a few I made for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.  I had a lot of fun creating this card.  I stamped some cream colored cardstock with the leaves in green with first and second generational stamping.  Next I used some a cross-stitched set of rectangle dies- embossing the smaller one and cutting the larger finished panel with the largest rectangle. I then cut the word 'thank you' out of the cream colored cardstock and then three more times in green.  Once finished I stacked the word together and glued them with some Ranger Multi-Media Matt.  I placed it in the upper center position and adhered that as well.  For a finishing touch I dropped some liquid Ranger Enamel Accents.  They're just as easy I find as the Nuvo Drops to use.  That's it!  Thank you for reading and the materials used are listed below. 
Materials Used:
  • Altenew Thank You Die
  • Altenew Floral Shadows for the greenery
  • Lawn Fawn - Cross-Stitched Rectangle Stackables Dies
  • Alenew Ink Frayed Leaf
  • Ranger Liquid Enamel Accents
  • Cream Colored Cardstock - I can't remember the brand, though

Another Thank You

I'm entering this card for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.  For this cardI stamped the medium-sized feather in the set in various colors of regular distress ink.  I used the ink mixed with water to add some watery goodness (-:  I then stamped the smaller sized stamp to fill up the white space.  Next up I used the little circles to fill out the white area as well.  To finish it off, I added some little dots in deeper orange and once all was dry, I stamped the sentiment and die cut the panel using a slanted rectangle.  Thank you for reading this and the materials used are listed below.
Materials Used:
  • Papertrey Ink - Feather Finery
  • Papertrey Ink - Botanical Silhouettes Stamp Set
  • My Favorite Things - Slanted Strips
  • Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberries, Spiced Marmalade, Shaded Lilac
  • Canson 140 lb. Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper

Birch Tree Thank You

This is one of a few cards I am entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge.  This card was super easy.  I used a stencil and dropped some Brusho crystals over it.  I then sprayed water over this and activated the watercolor powder.  I removed the stencil quickly so the water wouldn't seep under it and set it aside to dry.  Once dry, I stamped the sentiment and adhered it to a gray card base.  Thanks for reading this, and the materials used are listed below.
Materials Used:
  • Brusho Crystals
  • We Are Memory Keepers Birch Stencil
  • Mama Elephant - Wishing You - "simply isn't enough"
  • Simon Says Stamp - Handwritten Borders  "thank you"
  • My Favorite Things - Slanted Strips

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Hibiscus Bouquet - Anniversary Card

For this card I used the Altenew Hibiscus Bouquet Stamp Set.  I must admit that I really have to practice with these stamp sets when I get a new one, but it was fun. I did a lot of masking with this card, but since I have the dies I used them and cut the masks out of 2" post-it tape because it's solid sticky and cheaper than the other forms I've found,  I just kept stamping and masking and basically filling up the area shown.  I used Altenew inks and stamped the ink pads on a craft mat so I could paint with the ink and a bit of water.  I noticed I had to act fast because it didn't really move easily once it was on the paper if dilly-dallied.  I pulled out some stitched border dies and cut some pink layering paper to cut both main panel and the pink layer.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment using the MISTI.  Thanks very much for reading, and the materials used are listed below.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

The Flower Challenge #13 - I would love the $25.00 voucher from Casual Fridays if I were to win (fingers crossed)



Altenew October 2017 Inspiration Challenge (I love this company).



Materials Used:
  • Altenew Stamps, Hibiscus Bouquet and 365
  • Inks Used, Versafine Black Onyx, Altenew Rouge, Frayed Leaves, and Sunkissed
  • Gold Gelly Roll
  • Canson 140 lb. Cold Press
  • Black and Mild Pink paper, but I don't remember the brand

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Happy Sunday to you!  I'm submitting this card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes.  I have made this one as part of a package I plan on sending to my two grand daughters with one more to follow.  To create this one I used some watercolor paper and stamped the little elephant very faintly and then painted it with a mix of Payne's Gray and Chinese Ink watercolor pencil.  I mixed in some pink for the ears and cheeks and used a Micron pen to draw in the eye.  I used a set of alphabet stamps I really love from Lawn Fawn to die cut the circular letters for her name and used Hero Arts Shadow Ink for that.  I stamped the 'Sending' in gray and hand drew the little hearts and colored them in with the watercolored pencil paint.  I die cut the stitched heart and painted it with the same color as the handrawn hearts and stamped 'Love' in gray to match the rest.  To finish it off zI used some border dies to form the side edges and adhered this to a pink card base.  Thanks very much for reading this and the materials used are listed below.

I also formed the letters in the shape I wanted and slapped a piece of Press & Seal to them to hold the shape I wanted and adhered with some Tombow Mono Multi-Adhesive.


This was a draft of what I wanted to create.

Materials Used:
  • Mama Elephant, Ella & Friends
  • Altenew, Baby Zoo for 'Sending' and 'Love'
  • Lawn Fawn, Owens Alphabet stamps and dies
  • Lawn Fawn, Stitched Borders
  • Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils
  • Hero Arts Shadow Inks
  • Canson 140 lb. Cold Pressed Paper
  • Cannot Remember Brands, Pink Cardstock and Stitched Hearts