Sunday, April 29, 2018

All The Best

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This card will be entered into the Challenges at; Crop Stop Party #38Scrapy Land #88 and Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes!

Many dies have been used for this card:

MFT; Dotted Scallop Border, Fancy Flourish, Mini Tabs
Elizabeth Craft Designs; Dandelion Fluff, sponged ink
Simon Says; Grid Frame
Impression Obsession; Birds

PTI Tag Its # 2 stamped in Marina Mist ink.
Designer Paper by My Mind's Eye.

Fun card to put all together.

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Good afternoon!

Today's card will be entered into the Challenges at; Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes, Crop Stop Party #38 and Scrapy Land #88.

I fell in love with Lisa Hetrick's Water Color Ghosting Technique (say that 10 times fast!), her card was magnificent.  Here is her Video.

And I found a new Designer, Rachel Tessman, she is a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and has a great Blog and Videos on YouTube.  Here's the Video on this Flip Fold Style Card.

I combined the 2 Techniques.

I used the Gina K Designs stamp sets; Birthday Blessings, Folk Filigree and French Flair.  Stamped in Raven Black ink and colored with Copic Markers. 
WOS all over wine glass.  Circle Link Embossing Folder.

My background was sponged and stamped in Faded Jeans and Cracked Pistachio Oxide inks, and then spritzed with Heidi Swapp Color Shine in White.  I also stamped the images in Bermuda Bay and Tempting Turquoise inks.  My images looked like they 'blurred' too much so then I over stamped the large grape clusters in Raven Black ink, I kind of like how they came out.  I also die cut 2 rectangles using the MFT Cross Stitched Rectangles set.  Sentiment was die cut using the Spellbinders Classic and Scallop Ovals sets.

Inside image stamped in Raven Black ink.

This is a fun style of card.

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Tim The Tool Man

Back again on the Dies R Us Blog 

Today I am sharing a masculine birthday card I have made for my brother in law, Tim.  He's a handy kind of guy, just like his brother!  ;)

I started by adding some great texture to my card base panel, using a Darice Chevrons Embossing Folder.  Have you checked out the variety of Embossing Folders we now carry in the Dies R Us Store?  Go ahead, I'll wait! 

I then cut a piece of white card stock using the Tutti Designs Cross Stitch Nesting-Rectangles, this made for a great focal panel to place my Tutti Designs Dies Tools.  I only used 5 of them, but this set comes with 6...that's SIX Tools, 2 different sized Nails and a Bolt die....that is an amazing set for such a low, low price!!!

I cut my Tools 3 times each.  Once from chipboard, colored  and glitter card stock and foiled paper.  Then I just assembled them all together.  Added a few 'screw' brads and stamped my Happy Birthday sentiment by Gina K Designs, Pleasant Plurals in Pacific Blue ink.  

I also backed my focal panel with Fun Foam to give it some dimension and a nice sturdy feel. 

This card will also be entered into the Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes!

Here's What I used:

Tutti Designs - Cross Stitch Nesting Rectangles

Tutti Designs - Dies - Tools

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wish You A Beautiful Day

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This card will be entered into the Challenges at; Simon Says Monday, Flower Power, Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes! and Memory Box, Floral Cards.

One of my most favorite color combinations!

I used the Altenew stamp set, Beautiful Day.
Inks in;
Bermuda Bay and Tempting Turquoise
Old Olive and Wild Wasabi.

Darice Basket Weave Embossing Folder.

Image and sentiment stamped on an MFT Cross Stitched Rectangle die.  This was backed with Fun Foam, making for a nice sturdy die cut.  
Bottom Left and Top Right Corners:  MFT Fancy Flourish cropped.
Top Left and Bottom Right: Memory Box Quinn Flourish cropped.
Nuevo Crystal Drops in Simply White.

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Floral Card Set

Good Morning!  

I loved creating these pretty and easy AND flat cards.  So easy to mail!  Lately I have been making a lot more flat cards, great to have on hand and I can just pop them in my mail box.  YAY!

These will be entered into the Challenge at Simon Says Monday, Flower Power and Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes!

With each card I just sponged off an area using a Rectangle die.  I used the Gina K Designs stamp sets; Elegant Florals, Sending Love and You Get Me
I also colored in the flowers using Copic Markers.
Raven Black ink.
Spiced Marmalade Oxide ink.

After sponging the Oxide ink on I lifted some of it by dropping water on to it.
Black and White striped Designer Paper.
Nuevo Drops in Clear. (which take on the color of ink beneath them)
Candy Dots.

Peeled Paint Oxide ink.

Iced Spruce Oxide ink.

Love how fun they were to make and how nice they turned out.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Floral And Sunshine

One more quick little post.

This first card will be entered into the Challenges at Simon Says Monday, Flower Power and Altenew.

I guess I have been in a water coloring mood.  This card uses the Altenew stamp sets, Painted Poppy and Beautiful Day.  Black Embossing Powder. 

I also used strips of corresponding card stock to bring out the colors of the Inspiration Photo.
Ink Splatters.

I have made so many flat cards.....who knew?!?!

This next card will be entered into the Challenges at; Simon Says Wednesday,
Sparkle And SHINE (get it?) and 
Penny Black, Black And White Plus One.

My shine is my sentiment and all of that warm happy sunshine!  I used the Gina K Designs stamp sets; All About You and Happy Spring.  Created my background panel by stamping in Raven Black ink and coloring images with Copic Markers.  Layered on to Black and Yellow card stock and then to my Black card base.

My sentiment was heat embossed onto a strip of Vellum using Black Embossing Powder.

Inside I stamped my sweet little birdie.

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Love Florals

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This card will be entered into the Challenges at;  Simon Says Monday, Flower Power, Scrapy Land, Anything Goes and Crop Stop April Party #38.

This card uses the Gina K Designs stamp set, Thank You Friend.  I did a little water coloring using my regular Stampin' Up! inks.  

Penny Black Border Edges die.
Raven Black ink.
Ink Splatters.
Black and White striped Designer Paper.

My second card will be entered into the Simon Says Wednesday, Sparkle And Shine.

I did a little more water coloring with this one.  Stamp set by Gina K Designs, Sending Love.
Raven Black ink.
Ink Splatters.

Of course you can never really capture the sparkle and shine of WOS, but the butterfly has been doused in it.

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Love And Sympathy

Good Afternoon!

A couple of cards to share with you today.

This first one will be entered into the Papertrey Ink Challenge, Spot Color Word Dies.  Betsy has a wonderful video you can watch HERE.

I made this into a little gift card and I know the perfect little girl to give it to, I also have  gifts stockpiled for any and all occasions, YAY!  I used the Papertrey Ink stamp set, Ballerina Beauty, stamped in Raven Black ink.   Then using the Big Basics Love You die I cut out my 'hidden sentiment'.

I colored the Love You die cut in 5 different shades of Pink using Copic Markers.  Then I placed it back into the negative space.  Added a few Pink Sequins in different shades and sizes and a bit of Baker's Twine.

My next card will be entered into the Challenges at; Simon Says Monday, Flower Power and Simon Says Wednesday, Sparkle And Shine.

Using the Gina K Designs stamp sets, Elegant Florals and Sending Love I created this Sympathy card.  I stamped the leafy vine stamp in Versa Mark and then Heat Embossed in Gold Embossing Powder.  This became my 'hidden' panel.  

My top panel I dry embossed using a Sizzix Embossing Folder.  I then cut it down a bit so I could have a bit of the heat embossed panel peeking out.  I also added Copper Foiled paper to each edge.   This was popped up using foam dimensions. 

I stamped my Calla Lily 3 times with Versa Mark ink and then heat embossed in Gold Embossing Powder.  These I fussy cut out.  Stitched Traditional Tag die cut for my heat embossed sentiment.  Natural Twine.

A little bit of depth and dimension.

Hoping this brings love and comfort.

*and for the record I made this card with a fever and sinus infection  ;)  

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Double D, Friendship

Good Morning!

A brand new Challenge is up and running over at the Double D Challenge Blog. 

And here's the wonderful Inspiration Tile:  

Here's my creation:  

I started with stamping my pretty Hydrangeas from the Gina K Designs set, Heartfelt Hydrangea, all over my card front panel in Raven Black ink.  Then I colored them  with my Copic Markers.  I left the center empty so I would have a place to stamp my friendship sentiment from Heartfelt Hydrangea and All About You stamp sets.  Once that was all done, I cut the center out using an MFT Stitched Traditional Rectangles die.  This die cut was backed with Fun Foam so it raised it up a bit.  Plus it makes a nice solid feel to the card front.

Sakura Orange Glitter Pen for flower centers and 'randomly' tossed Sequins.

This card will also be entered into the Challenge at The Crop Stop Party #38

Please come on over to the Double D Blog and join in all of the FUN!
You'll be glad you did as there is always a pretty prize up for grabs! 
Here is the FAB prize for this Challenge: 

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