Friday, February 16, 2018

Thinking of you- SumMore Fun Challenge #22

 Hello everyone and welcome to Challenge #22 at SumMore Fun,

This week's Mood Board for Challenge #22 is GORGEOUS! I immediately went for the daisy stamps in the Oops A Daisy Raisin Boat stamp set and I could not be more happy with how it turned out.  I started with a piece of white water color that was cut to 6" x 5 1/2" knowing I would be cutting it down.  I put the paper into my Misti and lined up the stamps where I wanted them then treated my paper with my anti-static powder tool and stamped the images with Versa Mark Ink, then I heat embossed with Nuvo Embossing Powder in Glacier White.

I used both of the larger full Daisy stamps and moved them around and kept stamping then embossing.  I then water colored the images using Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Raspberry Jam. I waited for each layer to dry then intensified the color until I was happy with it.  When the flowers were dry I then used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink in Peacock Feathers to water color the areas in between the flowers and then blotted up some color, so it is quite light. The center of the flowers are colored in with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink in Walnut Stain.  When all the layers of color were dry I used a stitched rectangle die to cut out the water colored piece and the finished size is 3 3/4" x 4 1/2" I glued this piece onto a piece of patterned paper cut to 4" x 5 1/4" then glued all layers to a side folding A2 sized white card base.  To finish the card I took some thin silver glitter washi tape and some thin metallic pink washi and put those across the top portion of the card, I then stamped the Thinking of You sentiment from the Oops A Daisy set onto a piece of vellum that has some polka dots on it with Versa Mark Ink and again heat embossed with Nuvo Embossing Powder in Glacier White then cut a banner tail on one end and attached it across the top of the washi tape I had previously laid down.  I finished it all off with a few Pink Confetti Sequins.  The washi and the confetti reflect a lot of light and the card will be perfect for a birthday card I plan to send soon.

Go check out the Challenge and join us, we would love to see your creations. I have included the Mood Board and Link below as well as the stamp set I have used.
See you all soon!

Mood Board - Challenge #22
Oops A Daisy (9236-Z)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day,
So this card is for my husband and it is a combination Valentine/ Birthday card, bummer for him being a heart baby, but easier on me to only need one card.  I began by getting out my MFT Furever Friends Card kit and stamped the cute little doggy & kitty sharing the dog bed in Black Onyx Versa Fine Ink onto watercolor paper.  Then I stamped the little paw prints onto the bottom of the bed.  I then colored my images with my Yasutomo Pearlescent watercolor paints.  I went with a water downed grey for the pup as one of our pups at home is a black lab and then for the kitty I attempted to go on the orange side to reflect our orange tabby as well.  (We also have a multi colored tabby and a chocolate lab, so may need to do them on the next card)  The bed was colored with a light green and I finished it off by using my black glaze pen to darken the eyes and noses of the critters and then when it was all dry I cut the image out with the matching dies.  I took some kraft card stock and made a smaller card, final size is 3 1/2" x 4 1/4" and with Simon Says Ink in Barely Beige I stamped the two paw prints in the stamp kit all over the front f the card base.  I finished by popping the image onto some fun foam and then placing it onto the front of the card base and using the cute sentiment stamped onto a piece of white card stock with black versa fine ink and then gluing it onto the card base.  Happy Heart Day everyone!!!!
See you soon!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Loves me, loves me not....

 Hello and happy Saturday!

It is my day to take over the SumMore Fun blog, so let's get started on how I made this fun Valentine card.  
I started with a piece of scrap paper that I die cut a heart from, I then laid the negative piece onto some white card stock and took a bunch of the cute little stamps from the Raisin Boat Playing Cupid set and stamped them all over the heart cut out area with three different pink inks from Hero Arts (Rosie Cheeks, Bubblegum and Raspberry Jam), I then took some Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink in Worn Lipstick and applied it with an ink dauber over the whole area.  When that was all dry I used a White Gelly Roll pen to add detail to the stamped images and help them pop from the pink background.  I then removed the negative scrap paper and die cut the white panel with a stitched rectangle die.  I added a sentiment at the bottom from the same stamp set and then another little flower, I always think of flowers when I hear "loves me, loves me not" and this flower is a perfect fit. I glued the top layer to a piece of pink card stock, die cut with the next size up rectangle die and then glued that down to a white side fold A2 card base.  The card is simple but packs a colorful punch.  This stamp set offers so much possibility and I am enjoying playing with it immensely and cannot wait to see what else I can come up with.
Don't forget our current challenge is still running and we would love to see our projects.  I have included the Mood Board with link below.
See you soon!

Challenge #21
Playing Cupid (9059-Z)

Friday, February 2, 2018

LOVE - SumMore Fun Challenge and Mood Board #21

Hello everyone and Happy February,

There is a new challenge and mood board over at SumMore Fun and I had the pleasure of working with the most adorable stamp set by Raisin Boat this week.  The stamp set is "Playing Cupid" and has some great images.  Here is how this card came together:

I started by playing with some Yupo paper, a blending tool, blending solution and alcohol inks in Flamingo, Wild Plum, Poppyfield and Pink Sherbet. While the paper was drying I pulled out a 12 x 12 paper pad specific for Valentine's Day and pulled out some cute patterns to work with.  I cut the black and white chalk hearts paper to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and then cut the bingo card down and distressed the edges and curled the corners up for texture.  I then glued them together, added some black and white twine around them and added them to a side folding A2 white card base.  By this time the alcohol ink page was dry and I stamped the flower heart and sentiment "Love" with Versamark ink and then heat set with fine detail white embossing powder.  I cut the inked paper with a stitched rectangle die and popped it up with some fun foam. I cut a channel on the back of the fun foam where I could have the twine go through so it would not add a lump to the front of the card and then glued the alcohol ink stamped rectangle to the front of the card. This card is full of texture, layers and dimension and the alcohol ink colors are just so vibrant and pretty.  This card would be an easy one to mass produce if you needed to send out lots of pretty, happy mail, and playing with alcohol inks is so much fun.

Thanks for checking out my project and please come join along with us at the blog for our challenge.
SumMore Fun Mood Board #21

Stamps Used:
Playing Cupid (9059-Z)
See you soon!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Let's BEE Friends Forever!

Hello everyone,
It is my day to take over the blog at SumMore Fun and I reached for the absolutely adorable "Wild About Ewe, Honey!" stamp set by Raisin Boat.  I mean this set just could not get any cuter if it tried.  So, I started with a 6 x 6 piece of Recollections card stock from a paper pad entitled Color Splash.  I used the Ombre Yellow and then cut it down to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and cut the Stitched Triple Peek-A-Boo die from MFT from the front, after cutting with the die I then ran the front panel through my Big Shot with the Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades  in the Honeycomb pattern.  I set that aside and worked on my layout and design. I began with the large bee in the stamp set and stamped it out with Black Onyx Ink on the top cut out. For the middle cut out I stamped the remainder of the bee's swirl and then I took the honeycomb image and masked it off and then just stamped out the little bees, for the last cut out I chose to use the sentiment "Let's Bee friends forever"  I adhered the honeycomb piece direct to a top fold A2 sized Kraft card stock base and then I used fun foam on the cut out pieces to pop them up off the panel for added dimension.  I scattered some sequins in three different gold hues around the card and used glossy accents to adhere them and finished it all off by adding some Spectrum Noir Glitter Gloss to the bees.

Our current challenge is still running, so please hop on over and join us.  I have attached links below to the challenge post and the stamps I have used.  See you all soon!

 SumMore Fun Mood Board #20
 Wild About Ewe, Honey!
Wild About Ewe, Honey!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Trouble in a Tutu- Dancing Hippo

Hello everyone,
I absolutely LOVE the dancing, tutu wearing hippos from Clearly Besotted.  Maybe it is because I love Fantasia and the hippos .... but this stamp set and the sentiments are absolutely so much fun!  When I saw that Simon Says Stamp was showcasing products and specifically sentiments for their Wednesday Challenge, I just knew I had to pull out this set. 
I started with a pre-made white glitter card base that is 4 3/4 x 7, scored at 3 1/2 for a side folding finished card size of 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.
I then took a stitched circle die and die cut a hole towards the top of the front panel of the card and then took another piece of glitter card stock in a gun metal/ almost black color and cut a circle with the same die, I then closed the card and placed strong adhesive on the back of the dark circle and laid it in the hole so it was on the inside of the card base. That way you can see the element when the card is open or closed. I then took the stamp set and stamped the hippo with black onyx versafine ink on white card stock and colored in the image with my Zig Real Brush markers in green and blue for the ensemble and bow and then grey for the hippo body and beige with a drop of pink for the face.  I then die cut the hippo and a piece of fun foam to place behind her and glued them together and then glued down the hippo to the dark glitter circle.  I then stamped the banner shape and "make a wish" sentiment with black versafine ink and heat set with Tonic Glitter Noir Nuvo Embossing powder.  I die cut the banner and another piece of fun foam and glued them together and added them to the front of the card.  On the inside of the card I stamped the "its your day to twirl" sentiment from the set with black onyx versafine ink.  I added some gumdrop type gems from my crafty stash to the front and my card is complete. 
See you all soon!

* Entered into the Simon Says Stamp, Wednesday Simon Says: Add A Sentiment Challenge, 01/17/18, showcasing Clearly Besotted

SumMore Fun/Victorine Originals Blog Challenge #20

Hello everyone,
With the new year upon us and the new mood board I immediately saw birthday cards in my future.  I need more of them and these colors and stamps are perfect for each other.  I started by taking a piece of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" white card stock and stamping the Festively Wrapped Gift (1586-B) in versamark ink then heat embossing with a hot pink embossing powder from my stash.  I then took my Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter pen and using Brilliance Galaxy Gold Ink by Tsukineko I "water colored" the bows on each gift. When those were dry I used my Glitter pen to give some shimmer to the packages.  Then I cut the panel down with a rectangle die and attached it to an A2 sized pink side fold card base.  For the Four Layer Cake I stamped it using the Galaxy Gold Ink and then fussy cut the image as I wanted it to pop off the base layer.  I attached the cake with a piece of fun foam and then using Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew, which dries clear, I covered the top tier and the third tier of the cake, then using Diamond Stickles I covered the dots on tier two and filled in the circles on tier four. Pictures do not really do it justice, but it is shiny and glimmery and glittery, which is the best kind of birthday card.  Also, the Crystal Drops in a few places did crack, the weather here has gone from hot to cold and that seems to happen only then. 

This cake stamp is so fun and quirky and I am having so much fun with it.  Please do come over to the blog and join our challenge, I would love to see your creations.
Until next time.
Links to the stamps I have used is below and a link to the blog is also attached
Challenge #20 Mood Board:

Festively Wrapped Gift (1586-B)Four Layer Cake (60008-S)