Oct 30, 2022
Color Throwdown#716 and NBUS#43
Oct 16, 2022
Color Throwdown #714
I was inspired by the colors and the photo. I went through a bunch of fall themed stamps and found one that belonged to my mom that I had never used before so that is my "NBUS" stuff for this card as well as the designer paper that I used.
Here is my card:
Details: Card Stock: Early Espresso, Night of Navy, Basic White and More Mustard*(retired) - Designer Paper (Plaid print from DCWV - Pumpkin Patch Stack.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Early Espresso, More Mustard*
Stamps: Have a Festive Fall - Stampa Rosa, Acorn/Leaves -Studio112 which was purchased at JoAnns many years ago and never used.
Other: Fishtail Dies - MFT Stamps, Circle Nestability Dies, Colored Pencils, Gamsol, Distress Tool, Sponge, Masking Paper.
For this card I stamped the image on the white card stock and again on masking paper. Then I cut out the image from the masking paper and laid it over the image on the card stock and sponged the Night of Navy ink over it. I took the mask off and colored the rest of the image adding in some of the navy with a q-tip in places where I missed the ink from sponging.
The sentiment and the leaf image were mounted on the card with foam tape for dimension. I distressed the edges of the mustard card stock with a distressing tool and also brushed some More Mustard ink around the edges.
Links to NBUS#43 and Color Throwdown #714
Oct 7, 2022
Fusion Color Palette - Autumn Leaves
So many different stamp sets were used to make this card come together. - Plus I'm not totally sure on the colors of card stock I used but I'm going to give it my best shot.
Sep 9, 2022
Paper Players Theme Challenge #607 & Global Design Project
Sep 1, 2022
Freshly Made Sketches #551
Hello & Welcome! Today I will be showing a card I made for the current FMS#551 challenge.
Here is the sketch:
Here is the card I created using the sketch. - This was a cool sketch because you could really do a lot of different things with it.
Once again I got out my Hocus Pocus stamp set from Photo Play. I really like this set and the matching dies a lot!
So I started with a card base of Basic Black cs. (SU) then I took a piece of Granny Apple Green cs (SU) and embossed the spiderweb on the top portion of the card stock only. Then I added strips of Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black and Gorgeous Grape cs. leaving a portion of the green on the bottom where I stamped the sentiment.
I used Basic White paper to stamp the broom, cauldron & shoes with Memento Tuxedo black ink. - I colored the images with Prisma color pencils and blended with Gamsol and blending stumps. Then I cut them out with the matching dies. I added glitter to the shoes and some, Wink of Stella to the potion in the cauldron. I glued the cauldron down and popped up the shoes with foam tape along with the bottom of the broom.
Lastly I added 3 sequins to the top portion of the web.
I must confess that originally I had a punched spider in the web but felt it wasn't the correct portion for the other images so I pulled it off and when I did it tore the paper a little. So to correct that boo-boo I added the sequins. I think it works.
Don't forget to click on the link and check out the DT cards as well as the other participants. So much talent out there!
Aug 29, 2022
Color Throwdown #707 & NBUS #41
For this card I started with a card base of (Night of Navy-SU card stock). Then I embossed a layer of More Mustard *retired SU cs with a new embossing folder from Spellbinders called, Radiant Burst. This was the April 2022 Embossing Folder of the month.
Aug 19, 2022
Freshly Made Sketches#549 & Color Throwdown #706
So for this card there was very little stamping involved. Instead I used a lot of Dies to come up with my design.
For a change I went pretty CAS on this card but I really like how it turned out. I hope you do as well.
Aug 14, 2022
Freshly Made Sketches #548
Welcome. - Today I'm joining Freshly Made Sketches #548 and
Once again I used another stamp from my new Stamp Set, Hocus Pocus and the matching dies.
I also used a new piece of designer paper that I purchased last year and never used. It's by Echo Park and is from the Halloween Magic collection. This piece was called, Haunted Hats.
Another new thing I used was my background embossing folder,
Spellbinders - Faux Stitch and was the May embossing folder of the month. It reminded me of the patterns in the paper I used for the strip portion of the sketch.
Here is my card:
So details: Card background, Basic Black, Embossed layer, Old Olive, Strip layer, Pumpkin Pie and Haunted Hats dp. I used a paper distressing tool on the edges.
Hat was stamped in Memento Tuxedo black ink on Basic White cs and colored with Prisma colored pencils. I use Gamsol to blend the colors. I stamped the sentiment (Best Witches) with Memento Tuxedo ink and added it to a piece of the pumpkin pie cs. I used another of my new dies from SU Stylish Shapes set on s piece of More Mustard*-retired card stock to resemble a moon. I used the Star Die to cut out 3 stars in Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Gorgeous Grape. I added some Wink of Stella to them for sparkle.
The hat and sentiment were mounted with foam tape.
This was a great sketch because you could use your imagination on how to fill it in. You could go CAS (Clean and Simple) or embellish it more as I did.
Be sure to stop by the FMS blog and check out the other particpants and the design teams cards. - Also NBUS as there is a lot of great inspiration there.
Aug 9, 2022
Fusion Challenge - Wine and Cheese
Since I used a bunch of new stuff I'm including this for NBUS#41
Jul 29, 2022
Magic Under the Sea - 3 Challenges.
Jul 15, 2022
Freshly Made Sketches #544 & NBUS #40
Jun 24, 2022
Freshly Made Sketches #541 & NBUS#39
Jun 22, 2022
Paper Players CAS One Layer Challenge #596 and NBUS#39
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.