Wednesday, October 23, 2019

In Sympathy

Good Afternoon!

I found myself in need of a couple of Sympathy cards.  
I really never keep these on hand as I like to gear them to the recipient.

This first card will be entered into the following Challenges: 

Simon Says Wednesday, Fall/Autumn Colors.
Stamping Sensations, Trees, Leaves, Autumn.
Scrapy Land, Anything Goes!

I created a wreath using Paper Smooches Foliage 1 dies.  
Cut from creamy card stock and then 'smooshed' directly on to my Distress Oxide 
ink pads in; Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain.
I mounted these onto a 'ring' created using Spellbinders Standard Circle dies, I layered 2 together.
Stamping lots of little flowers from the Gina K Designs stamp set, 
Hugs And Wildflowers, stamped in Amalgam Black.  These were also 'smooshed' into my ink pads.  
I then flicked White craft paint and water on to them 
to distress them and give them a bit more interest.

Wood Grained background created using Gina K Designs, Perfect Pallets
stamped in Bravo Burgundy ink.
Heat embossed sentiment in White Embossing Powder, 
from the Hero Arts, Prayers stamp and die set.  
Large Prayers die, cut from 3 layers of card stock and in laid.

Gina K Designs Rustic Autumn stamped Leaf, fussy cut.
Sentiment also by GKD, Hugs stamp set.
Little Hearts from Hero Arts, Prayers stamp set.

This next card will be entered into the Allsorts, Something Gold Or Silver.

Stampin' Up! Avant Garden and Oh So Succulent stamp sets
Sentiment by Power Poppy, Soothing Sympathy.
Inks in; Amalgam Black, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Perfect Plum and Wisteria Wonder.

Paper Smooches Foliage 3 die.
Spellbinder's Standard Circles die.
Natural Twine colored with an ink pad.
Score Lines.
Silver Twine.

Sentiments from Gina K Designs, Layered Eucalyptus stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Pumpkin Patch

Hello...another Halloween inspired post!

This card will be entered into the following Challenges;

Scrapy Land, Anything Goes!

I created my Tag Flag Banner by die cutting the Tutti Designs Stitched Tags in different Halloween Designer Papers.  Scored 1/4" at each top and folded over my Baker's Twine.  Easy Peasey!  

Gina K Designs stamp set, Wicked.
Amalgam Black ink.
MFT Stitched Ric Rac Border die cut in Glitter Paper.
Martha Stewart Pumpkin Border punch and Bat punch cut in Glitter Papers.

All set to go!

Thanks for strolling through my Pumpkin Patch!


Take Flight, Sisters

Back Again With Some Ghoulish FUN!

This card will be entered into the following Challenges:

Scrapy Land, Anything Goes!

Gina K Designs stamp set, Wicked.
Paper Smooches Foliage 1 dies.  I cut them form a White card stock and then smooshed them directly onto my ink pads, Pumpkin Pie and Amalgam Black.  I love the 'stipple' effect I got by doing this, then I splattered a bit more ink onto them.
Halloween Designer Paper.

Crushed Curry ink.
Spellbinders Standard and Scallop Circles dies.

Washi Tape.

3 Little Witches In Flight.

Thanks for flying by!

Cackle Cackle!

Happy Halloween

Good Morning!

Another gorgeous Fall day beginning here!  
Love this time of year!

This card will be entered into the following Challenges:

Scrapy Land, Anything Goes!

I created a moon for my spooky cat using Distress Oxide 
Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade inks, 
water drops and Heidi Swapp Color Shine in White. 
Cut out using a Spellbinders Standard Circle die 
and backed with Fun Foam for dimension.
Starry background Designer Paper.

Tutti Designs Black Cat die.
Gina K Designs Wicked stamp set.
Amalgam Black and Crushed Curry inks.

Something Wicked This Way Comes!


Thanks for creeping by!


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Double D, Silhouettes

Good Morning! 

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

Here is your Inspiration Tile:

Use a silhouette as the focus of your project. 

Here is my card:

I used Distressed Oxide inks to create my background;  
Faded Jeans, Fired Brick and Wilted Violet.
I also added Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Gold and water drops to it. 
Sentiment by Gina K Designs, All About You, stamped in Versa Mark and heat embossed using Black Embossing Powder.  

My skyline was created by using the 
Impression Obsession City Landscape dies.  
I layered and added dimension using Fun Foam.  
Dies were cut from Black Glitter Paper.

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's the prize for this Challenge:

Thanks for popping in.  


Sunday, October 13, 2019

Beautiful Sunflower

Back again.....and the sun is still shining!  :)

This card will be entered into the following Challenges; 

Penny Black, Pretty In Pink.

Another try at that Water Coloring Splatter Technique.

I used the Altenew stamp and die set,; Wild Hibiscus 
stamped in Amalgam Black ink.
Inside sentiment (which I forget to take a picture of) says:
Wish You The Most Beautiful Day from the Beautiful Day stamp set.
Front sentiment Heat Embossed in White from the Peony Spray stamp set.

The front flower has been cropped and backed with Foam Dots for dimension.

This last card will be entered into the Challenges at:

Power Poppy, Pop Of Personality.
Simon Says Monday, Fall/Autumn.
Stamping Sensations, Leaves, Trees or Autumn.
Allsorts, Spots Or Stripes.

I used the Power Poppy stamp sets; 
Go Wild! and In Praise Of Sunflowers.
Image stamped in Amalgam Black ink and colored with Copic Markers.
I stamped a second flower and fussy cut that out, 
layering the 2 together with Foam Dots for dimension.
Front sentiment Heat Embossed in White.
Happy Birthday stamped inside.

I thought the wonky placement of my panel 
fit in nicely with the 'pop of personality' theme.
If you know me, you'll understand!  ;)  
I scored my background every 1/4" and then swiped my Antique Linen Distress ink directly to it, 
until I got the shade I wanted.  Layered on Brick and Brown card stock.  I purposely placed the PTI Designer Paper, Canyon Clay, with the stripes going horizontally for more of a contrast.

A little bit of Orange and White Polka dotted ribbon, folded as a tab.
A bit of layering and dimension.

Happy Fall Y'All!