Wednesday, July 13, 2016

You're a Super Hero - CAS383

Happy Hump Day!  Today's card features my favorite technique... distress ink blending and water splots.  I started out by blending the blue distress ink pretty heavily on the bottom of the card  and got a lighter hand as I went up.  I then flipped the card and did the same with the red distress ink, then spritzed water with a distress sprayer and blotted the water with a paper towel.  I used a stencil for the stars on the red and blue sections using the same inks and used sponge daubers to apply the color.   The word HERO is done using individual letters from the Vanity License Plate set from My Favorite Things.  I aligned the letters on the Misti and then stamped with Intense Black ink onto my card base and embossed with clear embossing powder.  The star die cut has Wink of Stella on it for some shimmer and then I coated it with Glossy Accents for some added shine,  For the finishing touch... sequins from Pretty Pink Posh (and some tiny ones from a set from Michaels).

The inside of the card says "I thank my lucky stars for you" done with Reverse Confetti's Because of the Brave stamp set.

Supplies Used:
Watercolor paper - Tim Holtz
Distress Inks: Candied Apple & Blueprint Sketch
Distress Sprayer
Embossing Ink - Simon Says Stamp
Clear Embossing Powder - Hero Arts
Black Ink - Hero Arts Intense Black
Star Die - Sweet 'n Sassy
"You're a Super" - Papertrey Ink - Star Prints
"HERO" - MFT - Vanity License Plate
Frame - Mama Elephant - Dotted Details
Stars Stencil- Simon Says Stamp - Falling Stars
Sequins - Pretty Pink Posh - Patriotic Mix
Wink of Stella
Glossy Accents

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

I'm Lucky To Have A Friend Like You

Hello everyone!  Today's card was done using embossing paste and embossing powder.  Such a fun technique and I just love the dimension the embossing paste gives.  I started out by adhering my stencil to some Neenah Solar White card stock, then applied the embossing paste.  I applied the paste to as much of the stencil that I could so I could make several cards out of this, instead of just one.  While the paste was still wet, I sprinkled on 5 different colors of embossing powder and then used my heat tool to set it.  Then I cut it into three strips, so I could make a total of 3 cards.  I love when a technique like this lends itself to making several cards at a time.

I stamped the text using the Misti.  Perfect placement and perfect stamping EVERY time.  The word friend is a die cut layered a couple times for a little extra dimension.

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Supplies Used:
Stencil - Dylusions Triangle Small
Embossing Powders - Zing
Stamps - Mama Elephant - Friend Indeed
Friend Die - Mama Elephant
Neenah Solar White card stock
Misc. colored card stock

Friday, April 29, 2016

My Favorite Things Color Challenge 44

This week's Color Challenge at MFT is full of fun colors, so my goal was to create a "fun" card!

I started this card by using MFT's Jumbo Dot Cover-Up to cut out 5 different colors of card stock.  The four challenge colors and also white for the frame.  Then, I  cut out the word bubbIe from the white frame.  At this point, I ran all the pieces through my Xyron.  This definitely made all these pieces and parts much easier to adhere to the card.  I still totally love my Xyron, I think I have every size ever made!

After  everything was cut out and Xyron'd (I made up a new word!), I placed the white frame onto a purple card base.  It almost looks black in the picture, but I assure you, it's purple.  I wasn't sure if I should do a striped pattern or just randomly place the dots, but as you can see, random won.  I cut the hello die 3 times and then stacked for a some dimension.  I added a few sequins for a finishing touch and Voila, all done!

Thank you for visiting!

Supplies Used:
Jumbo Dot Cover-Up - My Favorite Things
Hello - Hello, Hi There  - My Favorite Things
Figure of Speech Frame - Papertrey Ink
Sequins - Pretty Pink Posh
Misc Card stock

Thursday, April 28, 2016

My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 278

Hello all!  I was feeling a little crafty today, so I decided to play along with MFT's latest sketch challenge.  It's an ugly, rainy day today and it surely beats housework!  Am I right?

Here is the sketch:
Here is my take on the sketch...

I started out by blending distress inks on watercolor paper.  Once everything was blended, I sprayed it with water using a Distress Sprayer. I let the water sit for a bit and then it dabbed it with a paper towel.  Once it was dry, I used MFT's Square Grid Cover Up to cut the squares.  I used the grid that it was popped out of for perfect placement of the squares.  I simply laid the grid on my card front. adhered the squares in their proper place, then lifted off the grid.  Easy peasy!  Now, I have the grid to use for a future project.  Win-Win!

To finish off my card, I used the happy die from MFT and cut it out using  lime cardstock.  Then I embossed Wishing You Everything with white embossing powder on black cardstock and cut it out using MFT's Fishtail Flags Layers Stax.  I thought the card still need a little something, so I added the black and white striped Washi tape.  To give it that finishing little touch, sequins, of course!

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Square Grid Cover-Up - My Favorite Things
Fishtail Flags Layers Stax - My Favorite Things
Happy Die - My Favorite Things
Sea Breeze Sequin - Pretty Pink Posh
Amethyst Sequin - Pretty Pink Posh
Lime Sequin - Doodlebug
Watercolor Paper - Tim Holtz
Card Base - 110 lb. Neenah Solar White
Distress Inks: Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean & Wilted Violet
White Embossing Power - Hero Arts
Misc. Cardstock
Washi Tape

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Muse Challenge #161

Here is this week's Muse inspiration card by Anita Bowden.

The first thing that struck me about her card were the colors.  I just love these colors, bright, vibrant and fun.  Such a pretty card, and yet, clean and simple.

Below is my take on her card.  The background was done by blending distress inks on watercolor paper and then spritzed with water using a Distress Sprayer, then trimmed with a stitched border die.   I used a church die cut and stacked four of them on top of each other for a raised look and then placed on kraft cardstock (also using a stitched border die here), stamped my sentiment and voila!  Easy peasy.

Supplies Used:
Card Base- - 110 lb. Neenah Solar White
Kraft Cardstock
Watercolor Paper - Tim Holtz
Distress Inks - Abandoned Coral,  Carved Pumpkin & Fossilized Amber
Church Die - Simon Says Stamp
Sentiment - Prayers stamp set by Simon Says Stamp

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Muse Challenge #154 by Jenni Murray

Here is this week's Muse card by Jenni to inspire us for this challenge:

And, here is my card:

I was inspired by her use of the three squares on the left side and the stripes.  I love stripes, especially striped patterned papers.  I probably own a fire hazard's worth of striped paper!  I wanted to stay with the floral theme, but I really don't own any floral stamps similar to what she used, so I went with the next best thing, flower die cuts.   I adhered the flowers on the card base and then popped up the front of the card with foam tape for a little dimension.  I also rounded the corners on the bottom of the card to go with the rounded corners of the squares.

Supplies Used:
Hero Arts Hello Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink Oopsie Daisy Dies
Simon Says Stamp Tri Square Die
My Mind's Eye Summer Splash Paper Pad
VersaFine Black Onyx Ink
Misc. Cardstock
Foam Tape

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Paper Smooches Fun & Cute Challenge

Happy Monday everyone!  Today's card is for the February challenge over at Paper Smooches entitled Fun & Cute.  "Anything goes for this challenge as long as it it fun & cute!"  That's not hard at all when it comes to Paper Smooches, it would be more of a CHALLENGE finding a PS stamp that ISN'T cute, right?

Here is my take on "fun & cute".....

I started out with some distress inks and watercolor paper, then went to town with these fun colors to create the background.   Once it was dry, I stamped the cute, little snow dude in VersaMark a bunch of times and then heat embossed him with white embossing powder.

Materials Used:
Paper Smooches Warm Hearts Stamp Set
Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler Stamp Set
Picked Raspberry Distress Ink
Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink
Peacock Feathers Distress Ink
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Simon Says Stamp A2 Curved Edge Die
Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
Misc. Cardstock

 Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great week!