Friday, September 4, 2015

Colorful Bisters Birthday Card

I found this Navajo pottery stamp in a rummage sale earlier this year and knew I had to bring it home to make a card for my sister because it reminds me of her second home in Arizona. I created a colorful background with my Bister powders spritzed with a gold spray on watercolor paper. Then I stamped and paper pieced the clay pots with light colored dps. The sentiment from Penny Black was heat embossed on before the Bisters were applied. I love to include the BBCB color on the insides of my cards, and this is how the inside of the card looked with another Penny Black birthday sentiment:

I am entering this card in the colorful challenge at Simon Says Stamp and the sentiment challenge at Creative Moments.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Cookie Monster Flip Card

I borrowed Stampin' Up's flip die from a friend and had to make a Cookie Monster before I returned it. I totally cased the idea from this blogpost, so thanks to Paper Ecstasy for sharing! I embossed the folded  blue card with a new favorite embossing folder from WeR Memory Keepers. I cut his eyes, mouth and cookies with a variety of circle punches and dies. Here is what the inside looks like:

I found the Cookie Monster quote on line and printed it with my Word program. Too cute.

I am entering this card in the "For the Boys" challenge at Deep Ocean and Anything Goes challenge at Sweet Stamps. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Pumpkin Smiles in Red, Yellow and Orange

The first Wednesday of each month at Repeat Impression’s blog, The House that Stamps Built, is going to be a color challenge. We give you the color inspiration, and you can make a card using those colors to possibly win a great prize of Repeat Impressions rubber! Here is the color palette chosen this month:

Great colors for fall, right? So I made a Halloween card with the new flip stitch die set you can find here and the Pumpkin flip set of stamps. Here are some more pictures showing the pumpkin change as the images are flipped. 

I cut the pumpkins out of orange cardstock pieces and created the pull ribbon piece with one of the square stitched dies from the new set of dies.

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenges at 613 Avenue Create and Crafting from the Heart.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Fall is Bursting with Deep Impressions - Workshop Announcement

I am sharing a card today that I will be teaching in our fall workshops that we recently announced. My friend Jane Luxem and I watched Fran from Stampendous demonstrate the Deep Impressions technique at the summer CHA and immediately knew we had to buy all the supplies, play and design, and then share it with others in a workshop. We are also featuring Color Burst brilliant color crystals, and I shared another card here that will also be taught. Jane took a seminar with Ken Oliver who invented Color Burst and she will be teaching stencil and other Color Burst techniques she learned directly from him. If you are local, be sure to reserve your spot soon as we are limiting the numbers of participants so each person will get one on one instruction and then make your Color Burst and Deep Impressions projects with us.

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenges at 613 Avenue Create and Love to Create.

Small Group Workshops-Learn Deep Impression
and Color Burst Techniques

Jane Luxem’s home 2159 River Forest Ln. Kronenwetter
10:00 a.m. - ?

COST $30
Includes Color Burst and Deep Impression embossing supplies, light lunch, beverages and DOOR PRIZES. You will go home with 4 cards with envelopes, 1 pin, an 8x10 picture frame, large watercolor background piece to use for cards or other projects, and lots of ideas and inspiration.

Deadline to register is October 6th.  Reservations and pre-payment are required.  Space is limited (maximum of 12 per session) so reserve your spot now by emailing Karen using the Contact Feature on the side of the blog.

Hosted by Karen Hasheck and Jane Luxem

Please bring your class kit with adhesives, scissors, etc.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Sympathy Bister Cling Wrap Card

A while back I was experimenting with BBCB and cling wrap and this background was one of the results. I used Bister crystals spritzed with glimmer mist spray, and then scrunched up cling wrap on the piece and let it dry. I decided to make a sympathy card with it. I attached a tree frame die cut from Prickley Pear and a few birds die cut with Memory Box and IO dies.

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and the Sympathy card challenge at Speedy Fox and Friends.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Thankful Napkin Card

I have been having fun with napkins after re-discovering the easy way to attach them to cardstock with cling wrap and an iron. (See previous posts for the link to the tutorial.) This time I embossed the napkin cardstock piece with a new favorite embossing folder from WeR Memory Keepers. I attached the card front to a brown card base and added some fall buttons and a "Thankful" die cut from Penny Black. It is a little hard to see in the picture, but my final touch was to add some blue frost glitter paste from BoBunny. I discovered BoBunny's glitter paste at the summer CHA and now have a bunch of colors. It is so easy to add a little glitter to a card. It is thinner and dries way faster than stickles and embossing paste. I simply added a bit of the frost blue glitter paste to the blue leaves with my finger. Here is a close-up that shows the deep embossing and the sparkle a bit better:

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenges at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and at Crafting with Friends.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Two More Christmas Cards Done with New Penny Black

When I saw the new Penny Black dies and stamps at summer CHA, I knew there was no resisting. They had to be mine as soon as they came out:) The wreath is called Whirl Wreath and is on the cover of the new Penny Black catalog. The stamps on these two cards are from "Season's Gifts", a new clear set of PB stamps. I got this idea in my head to cut the wreath in green and white and layer it over the opposite color. I tried the card below first and decided the green was too plain and it needed something else. So I tried the idea again with green reindeer dp and a different sentiment. I added some red Stickles ornament balls on each wreath. Now I kinda like them both? What do you think?

I think they will both go in my Christmas card stash for this year and I will play with my new Penny Black goodies some more! I am entering these cards in the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, the Christmas challenge at Skipping Stones Stamp and Share, and the Holiday challenge at Live Love Cards.