Thursday, April 19, 2018

Let the Bliss Begin

Hello everyone,
I needed a quick and pretty card for a wedding reception and of course wanted some sparkle and layers and instantly thought of this beautiful stamp set from the Simon Says Stamp card kit from June 2017.  Using the inspiration sheet in the kit I took the idea from Heather Hoffman and stamped the flowers onto water color card stock cut down to 4" x 5 1/4" and then did a messy color wash using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks.  While that was drying I took a piece of the scripted writing paper in the paper pad and cut it down to 1/2" and then along the left side of the white A2 card base I glued it down flat.  I then took a piece of black card stock and stamped the Congratulations sentiment in Versamark Ink and then used my Nuvo White Glacier embossing powder and heat set onto the strip.

I added my sentiment onto the water colored flower piece and then using the other sentiments in the set stamped those above and below the main sentiment and then popped the whole piece up with fun foam and then lined up the right side with my card base and glued it down.  To finish it off I used Stardust Stickles and using my finger I brushed it over the roses, the centers of the large daisies and the rounded bulb type flowers I water colored in blue.  I love the effect the Stickles gave me on my finished card.
I am entering my card into the Wednesday Simon Says: Sparkle And Shine for April 19th, 2018

See you all soon!

Friday, April 13, 2018

A Homegrown Thinking of You

Hello everyone,
There is a new Challenge over at SumMore Fun and we would love to have you join us.  Here is my take on the inspiration "Mood" Board.  
I wanted to make a scene with the Homegrown (10287-Z) clear stamp set from Raisin Boat the minute I saw it.  One of the things I love when visiting family in Iowa are the beautiful sunsets and I tried to recreate that in this scene.  I took a piece of Neenah Solar White card stock cut to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and stamped the barn, I then masked it off and used Distress Oxides in Faded Lilac, Seedless Preserves and Faded Jeans for the sky and Evergreen Bough for the yard.  I then spritzed some clean water and dabbed it off for some added interest.  I then took two of the cows from the set and using Versafine Ink in Black Onyx stamped them and then heat set with clear embossing powder and then masked off the top cow.  Then using the bean field stamp from the set I stamped behind the barn using a dark green ink from my crafty stash, when it dried it dried back quite a bit but I really like how it turned out.  When that was all done I removed my masks and colored the barn using Prismacolor Pencils in reds and grays and then stamped the Thinking of You sentiment at the bottom and some grass in dark green all over the bottom, the grass stamps are also in the Homegrown set.  I popped my finished panel onto an A2 sized Kraft Card Base with some heavy duty double sided tape and plan to send to family back home.  See you all soon!

I sure hope you will come join us and play along.  Thanks for stopping by and I will see you all again soon!

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Kick Up Those Heels

 Hello and Happy Saturday,

Today I am taking over the blog at SumMore Fun/Victorine Originals with this fun Cowboy Boots Stamp.  This is a great stamp for a party invite, a thank you card, a birthday card or so many other possibilities and it is good for men and women. I wanted a fun and flirty pair of turquoise boots so I stamped the image onto some white card stock and colored them in with my Zig Real Brush Markers and a water brush.  Then of course added a generous amount of Spectrum Noir Glitter Gloss over the top, because turquoise boots need glitter!  When the image was dry I cut it out with a circle die from my crafty stash and then got to work on the card itself. I made a top fold A2 sized card base in Kraft card stock and then found some fun rustic patterned paper that I cut down to 4" x 5 1/4" and popped up with some fun foam.  I made sure to cut a channel into the fun foam to lay the ribbon and twine so it would all lay flat onto the card base.  I then cut my ribbon and twine and attached to the top layer and added the fun foam and then glued it all down to the card base.  I used some fun foam on the back of the circle die cut with the boot image, also leaving a channel so I could layer it on the front and have it lay flat as well.  To finish it all off I added some clear confetti sequins.  Let me know what great ideas you can come up with for this fun stamp, I would love to know.

As always, thanks for joining me today.
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Challenge #25

Friday, March 30, 2018

Stuffed Bunny and Lots of Layers

Hello everyone,
The new Mood Board and Challenge #25 is now up at SumMore Fun/ Victorine Originals and it sure is a pretty one.  I will have a link below, so please make sure to go over and check out the rest of the Design Teams projects, they are fabulous, and join in the fun!  So let's talk about my card and what I did....

I fell in love with the colors and that is where my inspiration came from.  I found a pretty piece of tan card stock and made a square card base by cutting it to 5" x 10" and scoring at 5".  I then cut down a piece of pink card stock to 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" and glued that direct into the top folding card base.  I then cut down the yellow card stock to 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" and glued that down.  I then took the cute Stuffed Bunny from Victorine Originals and stamped him onto a piece of white card stock with Hot Chocolate Ink and colored him in with Copic Markers, then fussy cut him out and touched up the cut edges with a dark chocolate ink pen.  I then cut a stitched circle with a die from my stash into the center of the top blue card stock layer and glued the Bunny on the underside to have him peeking out.  I then glued the blue layer down onto the yellow layer.  For the final added touch I took the Candy Gum Drop stamp (74210-A) and stamped two at the top and three at the bottom, then with a Micron Pen I messily drew lines around the edge as a type of frame then drew in some hash marks.  This card took me out of my comfort zone as I used a lot of layers and then hand drew the frame.... even though I wanted it to be messy, it was still scary.  I have to say though that I love what turned out and am quite happy with this card.
I have links below for the products used and the Mood Board, come play with us and another close up of my card.  Also, if you use HEATHER10 at check out you can save 10%.

Challenge #25

Stuffed Bunny
Candy Gum Drop

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Wild About Spring (and Ewe)!

Hello everyone,

It is my day to take over the blog at SumMore Fun and I pulled out one of my all time favorite stamp sets from Raisin Boat that is not just for Valentine's Day.  My card today is just so pretty in real life but very hard to photograph with even the best camera due to FOIL.... yes, foil!  I believe this card would work for spring, Easter, congratulations, thinking of you or even a new baby, but please let me know what you think in the comments.  So lets get started....

I started by taking  Neenah Solar White card stock cut to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and liberally applying some reactive spray all over, I used a shoe box to keep the mess down to a minimum as this spray goes everywhere.  I sprayed, drew lines and splattered the reactor liquid onto the card stock and then set it aside to set.  When it was tacky I ran the card stock each through my laminator with Mint colored foil.  I then took the Wild About Ewe, Honey stamp set and used the adorable Ewe stamp and stamped onto Neenah white card stock with MFT Black hybrid ink.  I used 2 shades of Copic markers in Neutral grays to color the body and 2 shades of skin tones to do the face.  When I was done coloring, I fussy cut the image out leaving a small white border.  This stamp is fairly easy to fussy cut and took hardly any time. I then took a small stitched circle from my stash and die cut that with white card stock and set that aside.  I then cut down a card base to 4" x 8" and then scored one side at 4" to make a top fold note card.  I cut out the Mint Foiled piece to 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" and glued that onto the base.  I popped up the circle with some fun foam and placed that down towards the bottom right corner.  I then glued my "Ewe" onto the circle. I finished the card off by adding some mirrored confetti/sequins with glossy accents and dotting the Ewe's eyes with my black glaze roll pen.  I took a few photos in different lighting and from different angles to try to show off the foil and that cute Ewe. It was a pretty quick card and if you planned ahead and made a few foil backgrounds you could make a few at a time pretty easily.

Don't forget to come over and join in the fun with our current challenge using the mood board pictured below and if you are interested in any of the products I have used please visit the website 
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SumMore Fun Challenge #24
SumMore Fun Challenge #24

 Wild About Ewe, Honey!
Wild About Ewe, Honey!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Some Bunny Special

Hello everyone,
There is a fabulous new mood board over at SumMore Fun and it is filled with beautiful spring colors and images.  I started with a dark turquoise A2 sized side folding card base and then found an adorable sheet of designer paper with the colors on the mood board that matched perfectly.  I cut the designer paper with a stitched rectangle die in my stash and then popped that up with fun foam onto my card base.  I then took the adorable Victorine Originals stamp "Bunny With Egg" and stamped it with Dark Walnut Ink onto a piece of Kraft card stock.  I colored the bunny with colored pencils in white and cool grays, adding pink to the cheeks, nose and feet. On the tail I colored it in with white pencil then added Ranger Liquid Pearls in White Opal to the top.  I paper pieced the egg with a pretty piece of marbled blue and white paper and then added a coat of Tonic Glitter Gloss Aqua Shimmer pen, this was the first time I have actually paper pieced and I really liked the results, it gave the stamped image some added dimension.  I then fussy cut the bunny, added lots of small pieces of fun foam and popped him up onto the card.  I finished it off by stamping the sentiment "You're Some "Bunny" Special!" onto Kraft card stock with Dark Walnut Ink and then heat embossing with clear embossing powder then placing the sentiment below the bunny.  I am super happy with how it all turned out and hope you will join us at the new challenge.  

See you soon!
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Challenge #24

You;re Some Bunny Special
Bunny With Egg

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Springtime Love

Hello everyone,
Today is my day to take over the blog at SumMore Fun and I am ready for Spring, so this card fit the bill perfectly with all this bright, pretty green.  It was also quite simple and would be easy to mass produce.  So let's get started:
I began with a piece of grey card stock I cut to 4" x 8" and scored on one side at 4" to make a square, top folding 4" x 4" card base.  I then set that aside and cut a piece of bright green card stock to 3 1/2" x 3 1/2", then I used a heart die cut from my stash and cut out a heart in the middle of the card stock.  I then pulled out the Victorine Original stamp set, Backgrounds Set (10596-X) and using the small ink blot stamp I stamped the grey card stock using Hero Arts Field Greens mid-tone ink where the heart would show through and then using Versa Mark clear ink I stamped the green card stock with the same stamp set, this gave it a tone on tone look.  I then used my Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss pen over the stamped area on the grey base where the heart would show through, because who doesn't love some shimmer and glitter, right?  I then pulled out some border scrapbook stickers in my stash and found this fun one in grey, cream and green that went perfect with my card and placed it onto the bottom part of the top layer, after which I took the top layer added fun foam to the back and adhered it to the grey card base. For a final touch I added a few green confetti sequins from my stash.  Hope you enjoyed and I will see you again soon!

Don't forget to come over and join our current challenge, the mood board is below with the link.
Challenge #23

 Backgrounds Set (10596-X)