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Sep 26, 2020

CAS #391 - Thankful Fall leaves

 Hello,  I hope you all have been having a nice day.

Today I am joining the CAS(E) this Sketch blog for, CAS #391.
 
Here is the sketch:  Below is my card that I came up with for the sketch challenge.
 

Card Details:
Card Stock: More Mustard (Card Base), Really Rust (Embossed Panel) and Early Espresso (Embossed Leaf)
Other Harvest Gathering Matstack (DCWV) 
Sentiment Stamp: Hey Foxy Stamp Set (Amuse Studio)
Ink: Early Espresso (SU)
Embossing Folder: (The Paper Studio)
 
This design was super easy to create so I won't go into detail about how I created it.

Sep 24, 2020

Two for no challenges

 Hello everyone.
Today I'm sharing 2 cards that I created this week with no particular challenge in mind. 
 
Card #1


This card just seem to come together with little planning on my part.  I had picked up one of my old leaf stamps and a Kaleidacolor ink pad along with a piece of folded card stock that was laying on my desk.

I stamped the leaves with the Kaleidacolor pad on the right hand corner and from there everything else just went right in place.  I found a piece of fall designer paper that matched the colors and cut a fishtail strip of it and added a plain fishtail strip as well.  The Orange circle was already punched out from another project I had started but didn't finish so I just stamped the sentiment on it and mounted it to the card and added some sequins to finish it off.

Card Stock: More Mustard, Cajun Craze & Pumpkin Pie (SU)
Ink : Memento Tuxedo Black,  Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves
Fishtail Dies (MFT) Circle Punch (Marvy)
Stamps: Leaves (Rubber Stampede) Sentiment (Hero Arts)
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Card #2 

This card was created because my Granddaughter wanted to color with me.  She was coloring in a book and I was stamping and coloring.
I had an old piece of SU Designer paper and based my colors off of it.
Stamps used: Witch from Greeting Card Kids (SU) and Sentiment from Essential Sentiments (Amuse Studio)
Card Stock: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and I'm not sure what SU color the purple is.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Prisma Color Pencils, Bold Black Embossing Powder (SU), Nestabilitie dies, Orange Gems, Scroll & Dots Punch EK Success.
Metallic/White twine.

Hope you have enjoyed seeing what I created.


Sep 23, 2020

Case this Sketch - God Bless You

 

 Wow 2 posts from me in one day! - I just had to do the challenge for the Case this Sketch #390. 

Since the challenge ends in a few hours I wanted to make sure my card got posted on time. Here is the sketch:

Here is my take on the sketch:

Details:  Card Stock: Old Olive & Whisper White.Textured Red from Chatterbox.

Designer Paper - Chatterbox - Scrapbook Walls which I have forever just waiting to be used.

Sentiment - SU Trust God stamp set

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Other Silhouette Stem die (Taylored Expressions)

Embossing Folder - Stampin'Up!

Brads - Source unknown.

Again a lot of my stamps & accessories I've had for a long time and am trying to use some of my stash up before buying new stuff.

Thanks for stopping by & I will try not to post 2 cards on the same day very often as I know it's hard to keep up with blog posts when they come so quickly.
 

Paper Players CAS 509 - Too Cute to Spook.

 

 Hello and Welcome!

Today I am sharing a card I made for the Paper Players Clean-and-Simple Challenge.  The focus was on: Pets.

Clean and Simple is really hard for me as I like to add lots of different layers/elements to my cards.  I started out with an idea and got frustrated so I put it away and decided not to do the challenge. (Does that ever happen to you?) - Then I was going through some cards that people have sent me and found a layout that I liked so I decided to try again.

Here is my card:

I had bought some really cute designer paper from DCWV - Pets and Pumpkins and wanted to make a Halloween card using it. I mounted the patterned paper on a small strip of Basic Black and layered it to an Old Olive card base.

I stamped the cat (Amuse Studio - Too Cute to Spook) with Versamark Ink and embossed it with Black Diamond embossing powder - Judi Kins on white card stock. I created the tag using an old SU Corner rounder punch.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set and was stamped with Old Olive ink.

I tied some sparkly white/orange twine to the tag and mounted it on the card with foam tape. - Pretty easy and quick to do if you wanted to create a bunch of cards.

Mind you a lot of my stuff has probably been retired or companies have went out of business but I'm sure you could find similiar products elsewhere if you want to recreate this card idea.

Sep 19, 2020

Pumpkin Spice Squared

 Hello & Welcome!

 Normally I don't stamp many square cards but I decided today to give it a try again.  I researched Square Card Sketches and found one that I thought would be fun to try.

It's an old sketch from My Favorite Things.

Next I had to get together all the stuff I wanted to use for my card.  I decided on a certain piece of background paper and based all my colors and accessories off of that.

 

 


 Here are the details.

Stamps: Pumpkin (Studio 112) Thankful Sentiment (Amuse Studio - Hey Foxy stamp set).

Card Stock Base and embossed Panel: Mint Macaron.  Large Circle and Smaller Circle: Garden Green, Whisper White.                  

Patterned Paper (Pumpkin Patch - DCWV) 

Ink Pads: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pumpkin Pie (SU)

Other:  Pumpkin Harvest Embossing Folder - Provo Craft, Washi Tape, Fishtail dies, Circle Nestabilitie Dies. Orange Gems.

  I layered the patterned paper down first.  Then the large Garden Green Circle.  On top of that I layered the embossed pumpkin piece.  Then the White Circle.  I fussy cut the pumpkin image and mounted it with foam tape.  I added 3 orange gems. I layered the Washi tape onto a piece of garden green cardstock and then cut it out using the fishtail die.  - The Thankful sentiment was stamped and cut out then layered onto the Garden Green circle.

I love patterned paper because it has a glossy look to some of the pieces.  See Below.


   So there you have it.                                                                                                               


Sep 18, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches #453

 Hello everyone. 

 Time for another card. I liked the color scheme so much for this weeks Color Throwdown that I decided to create another card using those colors.

This time I picked the sketch for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge (#453)

 
For this card I used a stamp set from Amuse Studio called, Hey Foxy and the coordinating Dies that go with the set.  This is also another stamp set that I've had in my stash that had never been used before.

 I stamped the Fox on Whisper White card stock and used the coordinating die to cut him out before coloring it with colored pencils. The leaves were stamped with Garden Green ink and colored with pencils.  The sentiment was stamping in Tuxedo Black ink.  I paper pierced the line under the sentiment.  

On my card I decide to layer the smaller circle under the larger circle instead of how it's shown in the sketch.  The larger circle was raised up using foam mounting tape as were the fox and leaves. I added some sequins for added pizazz to complete my card. 

 

 


Supplies Used:

 

Card Stock: Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate and Whisper White.

Ink Pads: Memento Tuxedo Black, Garden Green

Nestabilities Circle Dies, Amuse Studio Dies, 

Color Medium - Prisma Color Pencils, Gamsol, Blending Stubs.

Foam Mounting Tape, Sequins, Paper Piercing Tool.


Sep 17, 2020

Color Throwdown, NBUS & A Sketch

 

Welcome Back!

Playing a long with several challenges today.

The first challenge is the current Color Throwdown #611

Then I'm entering again for the  and NBUS #18

 and a sketch challenge from

Happy Inkin Thursday.


So without further ado here is my card...
 
For this card I used a never before used stamp set from SU (now retired) called, Tap, Tap, Tap.
Card Stock SU: Craft, Garden Green, Whisper White
Designer Paper, DCWV - Pumpkin Patch.
Ink: Memento London fog & SU Garden Green
Dies: Circle Nestabilities
Fishtail/Flag (MFTS)
Other: Brads (Pink Hedgehog Paper Crafts) and Foam Mounting Tape.
 
Here is a 2nd view of the card as I had a hard time getting the colors to show decently.