Saturday, May 19, 2018

Welcome Baby






Hello everyone,
Today is my day to take over the blog at SumMore Fun (Victorine Originals) and I also have baby on the brain as my husband and I are going to be grandparents! So I pulled out this adorable set from Raisin Boat Stamps, "Onesie, Twosie" (10038) and got to work.


I started with an A2 card base in the color Lettuce going for a gender neutral card and with a pencil I lightly drew a grid towards the top of the card. I then took the adorable and wonky picture frame stamp from the set and stamped it in black ink four times, rotating the stamp a quarter turn each time.  I then used the puppy, stick horse, ducky and lion and stamped them each into their own frame.  At the bottom of the card I stamped the "Welcome Baby" from a stamp set in my stash in black ink towards the bottom right portion of the card base.  I liked the look I got from doing just this, but for this card I lightly colored in each image using colored pencils and added some glitter to the top with my Nuvo Clear Glitter Pen.  I colored each of the frames in a light grey with the pencils as well. I think this card would make great baby shower invites or be good at a gender reveal or even as a baby shower gift card, and it would be so easy and quick to mass produce.  Another added bonus is it is a one layer card, so postage costs if mailing would be reasonable.
I hope you have enjoyed my card today, hope you have a great day and please join in on our current challenge, I will link below to the mood board below.
See you all soon!
Challenge 28 Mood Board


Onesie, Twosie (10038-Z)

Friday, May 11, 2018

Red, White & Blue Farm House




Hello everyone,
The mood board for the SumMore Fun Challenge #28 is up and it is a good one!  Here is my take on it.


I started with a piece of Kraft card stock cut to 4 1/4" x 11" and then  scored at 5 1/2" for a top fold A2 card.  I then cut down a piece of decorative card stock to 4" x 5 1/4" and added some decorative Kraft colored ribbon from my stash which I glued to the front and taped down on the back side.  I then added fun foam to the back, cutting a channel so the ribbon did not leave a bump on the front of the card.  I then added the panel to the card base and set it aside while I worked on the rest of the card.
I then took a piece of white card stock and stamped the Farm House image (1959-G) from Victorine Originals in Chocolate Brown Ink and colored the image in with my Prismacolor Pencils and then fussy cut the image out. I popped the image up with some foam tape and added it to the front of the card on the bottom, right.  I then used the sentiment "Thinking of You" from the "Oops A Daisy" (10236-Z) Raisin Boat set in the same Chocolate Brown Ink on a piece of Kraft card stock.  I cut it down and added a diagonal cut at the front for some added interest and then popped it up with some more foam tape and added it to the card front.

To finish it all off I added a few sequins and some super tiny stars over the "i's" in the sentiment and then using Nuvo Glow Drops in Banana Split I colored in the windows on the Farm House.
Thanks for stopping by!

Challenge #28 Mood Board


We would love for you to play along so I have included the Mood Board and the link to the challenge below.  Also, if you use the code HEATHER10 at the shop you can get 10% off your purchase and the stamp sets I used in my card are shown below.
I look forward to seeing you all again soon!

Farm House (1959-G)Oops a Daisy (10236-Z)

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Cat Card



Hello everyone,
It is my day to take over the blog at SumMore Fun (Victorine Originals) and I wanted a card that could be put into my stash and pulled out for different occasions.  I believe this card would be good as a "thinking of you," "just a note," pet sympathy or even a birthday card, and it came together quickly and easily.
I started with a piece of tan card stock cut to 4" x 5 1/4" and treated it with my anti-static bag, then I stamped the cat in black versafine ink and heat embossed with Nuvo Glitter Embossing powder in Glitter Noir, I then stamped the little paw print three times in black versafine ink and heat set with my heat tool.  After I finished the panel I cut a piece of black card stock to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"  and glued that to a top fold A2 sized white card base.  I then attached the cat panel to the card and that finished it off.  I can then either add a sentiment to the front or inside at a later time when I need a quick card.
Thanks for joining me today, see you soon!

Products Used:
Cat's Paw (74302-A)

Cat Stamp

Friday, April 27, 2018

Sunsets and Tractors



Hello everyone,
The mood board for the SumMore Fun Challenge #27 is up and it is a pretty one!  Here is my take on it.
I started with a piece of white card stock cut to 3 3/4" x 5" and then stamped the Tractor from the Raisin Boat Homegrown (10287) stamp set in black versafine ink and heat set with clear embossing powder.  I then fussy cut a mask out of a post it note and covered my tractor and then covered the top and bottom of the card stock to give it a border.  I then sponged Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick and Picked Rasberry in Distress Oxide ink over the exposed area over the tractor image.  I removed the masks and heat set the ink with my heat tool and then stamped the Thinking of You sentiment from the Raisin Boat Oops a Daisy (10236) stamp set in the bottom right corner in black versafine ink and heat set with clear embossing powder.  I used some grey Tombow markers and colored in the tractor as I was thinking sunset skies and shadows.  I popped up the panel with some fun foam and added it to my A2 sized top fold card base.  For the card base I sponged Tattered Rose along the edges to tie it into the scene and finished it all off by adding some clear confetti sequins. 

We would love for you to play along so I have included the Mood Board and the link to the challenge below.  Also, if you use the code HEATHER10 at the shop you can get 10% off your purchase and the stamp sets I used in my card are shown below.
I look forward to seeing you all again soon!

Challenge #27
Oops a Daisy (10236-Z)

Homegrown (10287-Z)

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Hi Friend!


Hello everyone,
It is my day to take over the blog at Victorine Originals, http://vostamps.blogspot.com/ and I decided I needed some more "just because" type cards for my stash to send to friends who may need a pick me up or just some happy mail.  These daisies are just so versatile and pretty, so let's jump right in and talk about the card:
I started by taking an A2 sized, side folding, white card base and stamping one of the large daisy images from the Raisin Boat Oops A Daisy (10236) set three times on the front edge, while the card was open.  I then fussy cut the edge with the intention of leaving it so there would be a fancy edge while the card was closed, that changed though as I worked on my design, which I will explain shortly.  I also waited to color the images until I finished cutting so if I made a mistake it would be easier to correct then if I made a mistake cutting after I colored them.  I then used 5 different shades of pinks from my Tombow markers and colored the flowers, then using a white gel pen I added some details to each flower to add more interest.  I then stamped the "Hi" and "Friend" sentiments from the same set in black versafine ink.  Once the white ink had dried I added a coat of shimmer to each flower using a Nuvo Glitter Gloss pen.  I then decided that I wanted a bit more color so found some ombre paper in my stash that went perfect and added that to the inside front panel.

For the flower centers I added glossy accents and then sprinkled a dark bronze glitter over the top and waited for everything to dry before cleaning up the stray glitter.  I hope you have enjoyed my card and please join us tomorrow for a new challenge.  See you all soon!
Also, don't forget to use the code HEATHER10 to get 10% off at the shop!


Products Used:
Oops a Daisy (10236-Z)
Oops a Daisy (10236)

 

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!

Here are the links to the shop and blog and if you use the code HEATHER10 you can get 10% off your next order. 

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.
Are you new to SumMore Fun? 
Check out the SumMore Fun Store and Social Media accounts and join us on the current challenge, links below:



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 
and use HEATHER10 at checkout for 10% off.  Have a happy Saturday! 


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!
Also, if you are interested in any products I used or any of the wonderful products at SumMore Fun, I have a special code just for you to receive 10% off your purchase, when you go to checkout just use HEATHER10 - oh, and have fun shopping...

SumMore Fun/ Victorine Originals SHOP



Challenge #24

You;re Some Bunny Special
Bunny With Egg