Jun 24, 2022
Jun 22, 2022
Before I get to today's card I wanted to share that I made the "Cut Above" for my card featured HERE for challenge #594. It's always a fun surprise when you receive good news like that.
Now on to this weeks, Clean and Simple challenge. Something that is totally out of my comfort zone. - Clean and Simple is hard for me to start out with but combine it with a, One Layer card and yep, I'm a little intimidated.
I decided to give it a try though. I'll also be posting this as an NBUS#39 card since the stamp set I used is brand new and this was it's first use along with the Distress inks that I used.
Here is my card:
Card base: White Card Stock - This was a thicker card stock that I believe I purchased from Papertrey Ink many years ago.
I used a stencil from Tim Holtz Halloween set and sponged on,Spiced Marigold, Mustard Seed and Crushed Olive Inks. Next I stamped the drink stamp (Unity - Itty Bitty - Chillin) with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with colored pencils blended with gamsol. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and embossed with Basic Black embossing powder to complete the card.
So how did I do? I'm still not sure that this is a style I'll grow to love but at least I gave it a try.
Jun 10, 2022
Hello! Welcome back to my blog.
Today I am joining the Color Throwdown blog for challenge number 696.
What a fun group of colors with lots of possibilities to use them.
I debated about what I wanted to do and then decided to dig out my Nuts About Squirrels stamp set again. I just love how cute and cheery looking those little squirrels are.
Here is the card I created using the colors (Kraft, Cream and Green) and whatever neutral you wanted to use.
Stamps: Nuts about Squirrels, Itty Bitty Bakcgrounds - (SU)
Card Stock: Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake, Old Olive and Very Vanilla.
Designer Paper - Heartwarming Designers Series (which after I had already finished the card I noticed that it has white in it and not vanilla - oops!)
Ink: Early Espresso (neutral color), Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive - Granny Apple Green Marker (for the eye)
Other: Circle Nestabilitie Die, Burlap Card Stock, Foam Mounting Tape
All images were stamped on the Vanilla Card Stock, Fussy cut and mounted with the foam tape.
This card was fun to create and I hope it makes you smile.
Have a great day.
Jun 8, 2022
May 3, 2022
Apr 29, 2022
This first card uses and adorable set called, Berry Special. It has a matching die set as well. If interested you can purchase it HERE
The card uses the March Spellbinders Small Stamp/Die of the month set, Spring Gnomes. I used Granny Apple Green card stock for the card base, The little Gnome girl was colored with Prisma Color pencils and blended with Gamsol. I used a piece of patterned paper from a kit that was given to me as a gift. The strip of orange is Pumpkin Pie cs. - I added a baker's twine bow and mounted the images with foam tape. Easy, peasey card.
Mar 27, 2022
Feb 16, 2022
Jan 10, 2022
I went CAS with this card and also made my very first Christmas card for this year, (getting a head start!)
Jan 7, 2022
Details: Card Base, Basic Black, layered with a piece of white/gold shimmer paper (The Paper Studio). I also used SU Gold paper for the border and the rectangle die.
Jan 6, 2022
Happy 2022 - Welcome, I hope you are enjoying the New Year so far. It's been a "snowy" one for our area (much to my dismay) but so far I haven't been depressed about it.
So today I'm sharing a couple of cards that I just did not have the time to post before Christmas arrived.
Card No. 2 - For this card I went with more of a sparkly/festive look.
Card Base was, Mossy Meadow layered with Cherry Cobble and a piece of designer paper that I have no clue where it came from. I also added a small strip of pear pizzazz. The Santa was stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink and fussy cut. The sentiment was stamped with Mossy Meadow ink and mounted with circle dies. I added some green sequins to the card as well and some clear sparkly glitter to Santa. (hard to see in the photo but it was very sparkly).
Dec 17, 2021
Now I must confess this card is a "case" of a card I saw in an old stamping magazine. - I kept a lot of the Paper Crafts magazines (how I miss them) and from time to time I get them out for inspiration. Here is a picture of the card from the magazine:
Kimberly Crawford use to have a stamping blog (https://kimberly-crawford.blogspot.com/) but is no longer posting cards as she has now become a surface pattern designer. I wanted to give her credit though for the card idea.
Dec 15, 2021
Dec 11, 2021
So for this card my card base was, Real Red cs that I layered the reverse piece of designer paper on top of it. I added the little white centers from the flowers that had been punched out from the first card.
Dec 3, 2021
Hope you aren't tired of this color combo as the last 2 cards I've posted have been done using it.
For this card used the sentiment from: Star Studded Season.
Card Base: Basic Black, Second layer blue card stock from paper studio, designer paper from paper studio, brushed silver cs *retired su, Whisper White. Edited to add that the star is white cs with silver glitter in it.
Swiss Embossing Folder, Star Dies, Memento Tuxedo black ink and a blue gem. Foam mounting tape.
Nov 28, 2021
For my second card I went again with the colors of the inspiration board and did a religious card. My mom always sent out cards celebrating the birth of Christ at Christmas time so again this one is a reminder of her faith to me.
The card base is Basic Black. Then I layered it with a piece of a blue card stock (Paper Studio) and a piece of patterned paper that I found at JoAnn Fabric. This paper was so cool. It has an almost felt like texture to it and had sparkly silver stars and blotches of blue against a black back ground. It really reminds me of the night sky.
I stamped the Nativity (Inkadinkado - O Holy Night) with Night of Navy ink on Basic White cs. Then I added a tiny touch of glitter around the halo of baby Jesus. I layered that onto a circle of the same blue card stock. The sentiment is from: SU - For Unto Us stamp set and I stamped it on white cs with Memento Tuxedo black ink.
I embossed the star, also from the For Unto Us stamp set on black card stock with Silver embossing powder and fussy cut it out. Then mounted it with foam tape and added a light blue gem to the center of the star.
I really like how this one turned out.
Nov 27, 2021
Nov 20, 2021
Nov 19, 2021
Navy, Gold & White.
Here is my CAS card for this challenge:
I found this small stamp set my mom purchased at WalMart several years ago still unopened it it's package and decided that I wanted to used it for a Christmas card. She loved "angels" and so this one is dedicated in her memory.
Card Base: Night of Navy - SU The next layer is Brushed Gold card stock -*retired SU.
I stamped the angel with Versamark ink on Basic White cs and used Gold Glory *retired SU embossing Powder. The star and swirl were also gold embossed. - I used a water brush and the Navy ink pad to loosely water color around the angel. Then took the Navy marker and spritzed some blue ink onto the image.
The sentiment was stamped with Night of Navy ink.
I distressed the edges of the Navy Strip of paper and around the angel.
To finish the card I added 3 Navy brads (something that use to be very popular on cards)
The gold panel and the angel panel were mounted with foam tape to give it a big more dimension.
Nov 18, 2021
Nov 15, 2021
Hello & Welcome!
Today I'm joining in on the current Paper Players Color Challenge #567
Here is the color scheme: Grey, White, Black & Silver. - A really neat combo.
I decided to make a Christmas card using these colors. I know it seems weird for a holiday card but I assure you it works. Be sure to check out the Design Teams cards as well as there are several Christmas/Winter themed cards using these colors. - It was hard to photograph this but the silver is shimmery. I really miss this card stock that SU use to carry in both gold, silver and white.
I added a strip of black,grey & silver designer paper a punched border of snowflakes in brushed silver card stock. The I punched out my cardinal with brushed silver card stock, the poinsettia in black and white cs, the holly leaves in silver, the berries in white. I glued the cardinal down on Basic White cs, added the poinsettia piece which I mounted with foam tape. I also used some white/silver cording and a touch of glitter to the center of the flower.
Sentiment Stamp is from SU (Peaceful Wishes)*retired.
Bird and Poinsettia Dies are from Momenta
Background Stamp Momenta
Circle Die - Spellbinders
Thanks for stopping by.