Hellooo Out There...I had a lot of fun with the new Majestic Mistletoe from Altenew for this Christmas. This was a bit more labor for a mass produced card than I anticipated, but what the heck, I just went with it. This is an A2 card and I had trouble getting the greens I wanted so this is a combination of greens from different companies. Instead of using a darker green as the layering guide suggested, I embossed with Ranger Princess Gold- a lighter and brighter gold than the standard detailed gold. Once the greens were finished, I stamped the berries on both of the greens because I liked the look. I used Distress Oxide Candied Apple and let that ink dry completely. I used some Prisma red colored pencils for the shadow and then drew in the highlight with a gelly roll pen. Next I die cut the little bow at the top of the mistletoe using the My Favorite Things bow element - Blueprint #26 from some glitter paper and attached it with Ranger Multi-Medium Glue because it dries flat and looks great when it's dry. When done here I adhered a layer of green cardstock between the card base and the front panel. The final panels were either cream colored or red. The sentiment is also from the Altenew set. Thank you for reading this and the materials used and challenges I'm submitting to are below the picture.
Happy Snowy Day In Wisconsin,
This one is a Christmas card for one of my little grandbabies. This is also an entry into the Simon Says Monday Challenge. I used some Brusho in just one color but was able to achieve quite a range of blues. When it was dry I spattered it with white ink to create the 'snow'. I cut the panel with a multi-window die and then cut it again out of fun foam to raise up the window frame. I cut the little Reindeer and colored them with Copics and raised them up with dimensional dots. Lastly, I stamped and embossed the sentiment and applied all to an A2 card base. Thank you for reading this, and the materials used are listed below.
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.
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.
Gina K - Thank You Border
Dragonfly Stamp - I just can't remember where i got this one from
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.
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
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.
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.
We Are Memory Keepers Birch Stencil
Mama Elephant - Wishing You - "simply isn't enough"
Simon Says Stamp - Handwritten Borders "thank you"
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:
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.
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
Hellllo Out There! Today I'm submitting this card for the Altenew September inspiration Challenge. I began by stamping with clear embossing powder on some watercolor paper. I wanted to incorporate the colors for the challenge (Altenew image below), so I just kept adding some wetter color to the dry water color paper until I had a nice mix and then I let this dry. I really liked the colors so I didn't want to cover them up and chose to adhere to the last color as a card base and a sentiment strip backing. I white embossed the sentiment on the small strip and cut stitched rectangles to the edges. Materials used are listed below.
Alternew, Persian Motif used as background stamping
Unity, Hang In There, sentiment
My Favorite Things, stitched rectangles
Distress Inks: Stormy Sky, Cracked Pistachio, and Wilted Violet
Happy almost Fall everyone! I am entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Shimmer and Shine Challenge. To create this A2 card, I began by stamping and embossing the image in gold embossing powder and then painting it in with some zig markers. They looked pretty tame, so I decided to try out my distress oxide inks for the first time and added some of that over top. Wow, what a mess I had, but I kept going and spraying with water and blotting it up and spraying some more and was just about to give up when I tried just blotting up the ink between the images with a damp brush and decided I liked the look. I'm sure it will be many moons before I am any good with oxides. Practice makes better anyway. When everything had dried, I used the gold shimmer spray that came in the August Hero Arts Kit to add some glitz. Lastly, I stamps the sentiment on vellum and gold embossed that cutting it to a strip and adhering to the back of the panel. Oh, and I used a stitched rectangle die and mounted it to some Simon gray card stock. Thanks very much for reading and the materials used are listed below:
Sharing a card for submission in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. I really liked making this one, and in spite of some flubs, it still turned out okay I think. I started with some glossy card stock cut down to fit on an A2 card. I used some die inks rubbed across an acrylic block spritzed with water and set it down on the card stock; pulling it up left me with some neat markings on the paper. Once it was dry I stamped the word 'Stars' on it. I also went ahead and stamped the supporting sentiments at the edges of the little rectangle. When I was doing this I left a big smudge with the black ink up in the right hand corner, so I cut the inlaid hearts to take care of that. I laid them in the two corners to balance it out. Thank you very much for reading. Materials used are listed below.
Happy Labor Day to Americans today! Thought I'd play along with the Happy Little Stamper Watercolor Challenge today and I'm submitting a card I made for our Aunt Jo's 92nd birthday. This was a lot of fun to make and super easy. First I did a quick sketch in pencil of the triangle 'chain' and basket , and then used a waterproof black pen to actually do the little picture. I didn't draw in the green/yellow leaves. Next I took a mix of lemon yellow and indigo to mix green and used different mixes along the way to dot in the leaves. I painted the planter with plain indigo blue. Then I stamped the birthday sentiment. I trimmed the watercolor panel down to 4 x 5-1/2". Lastly I used a border embosser for the two side elements and adhered it to a kraft cardbase. Thank you for reading this and the materials used are listed below.