Monday, July 6, 2015

Live Well Laugh Often Love Much


The sentiment on this card is one of my favorites of all time. I decided to frame the sentiment (stamp by Northwoods) with a feather opening created with a QuicKutz die. To see what I did with the feather I cut out, come back tomorrow. I started with a piece of watercolor paper that I sprinkled on sandstone and olive green Brusho Colour Crystals and spritzed with a gold spray from Heidi Swapp. Then I stamped the leaves from Designs by Ryn in black ink. I die cut the feather opening and stamped the "Live Well" in the feather frame. I added a couple gems to complete the card.

I am entering this card in the "Take a Stamp" challenge at Craft Stamper Magazine and the Anything Goes challenge at 613 Avenue Create.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Dotted Timeless Mixed Media Card


I am having more fun with new stencils and the mixed media look on my cards. The theme this week at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is Going Dotty and this card certainly qualifies. I started with a piece of watercolor paper that I sprinkled on grey and orange Brusho Coloured Crystals and spritzed with a gold spray from Heidi Swapp. After it was dry, I applied blue 3D Stamp-Paint from Viva through a new stencil from Stencil Girl. Then I sponged black distress ink through a couple of other dotted stencils from The Crafter's Workshop. I die cut a scribble circle (from Papertrey) out of two sided tape from Sookang and removed the top cover and applied Cosmic Shimmer gilding flakes. I layered the scribble circle onto a black circle to complete my dotty card.

I am also entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge at Simply Papercraft.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Bokeh Going Dotty Thank You Card


One of my favorite ways of going dotty on my cards is to create a colorful Brusho background on watercolor paper, then sponge white pigment ink through a stencil of different sized circles for a Bokeh look. After the pigment ink was dry, I stamped Designs By Ryn's water droplets all over the piece and highlighted them with white enamel accents. I layered the piece on a navy blue card and added a die cut "thank you" circle from Impression Obsession.

I am entering this card in the "Going Dotty" challenge at Simon Says Stamp and the July challenge at Designs by Ryn. I am also entering the card into the Take It Make It challenge for July at Craft Stamper Magazine.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Happy 4th of July Fireworks Card


I recently purchased Tim Holtz's flag die on sale and had to try it one time at least before our nation's birthday passed by. I created a background using red, blue and yellow Color Burst to look like fireworks. Then I simply die cut the flag and "forever" (also by Tim Holtz for Sizzix.) I added a punched star and layered it all on a blue card base. To my USA blogger friends- hope you have a safe and happy 4th of July weekend!

I am entering this card in the Bright Colors challenge at Sweet Stamps and the Anything Goes challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Red, White & Blue for Repeat Impression's Color Challenge


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:

Awesome colors for this holiday week, right? I decided that the Pinwheel Positive stamp would be perfect for this color combo and I used Versamark ink and glittery red and blue embossing powder on the pinwheel panels. I layered them on a red square card and completed the CAS card with a perfect sentiment stamped in white pigment ink.

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenges at 613 Avenue Create and Through the Craft Room Door.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Hello Friend Raindrop Card


I love playing with the water droplets stamps from Designs by Ryn and this card was the result of an idea that came to me one night. I keep a pen and paper by my bedside for ideas that pop into my head before falling asleep. I stamped the raindrops with several colors of blue ink and highlighted most of them with white enamel accents. I die cut 4 colorful umbrellas out of polka dotted dp using a new die from Memory Box. Then I die cut the top again and popped the second layer up with pop dots. "Hello Friend" is a die from Spellbinders and I cut it out with the blue polka dotted dp. I added a gem to dot the i.

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenges at Simon Says Stamp and Craft Your Passion.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Cherish is the word...


"Cherish is the word I use.." - remember that song from the 60s? Guess I am dating myself by admitting that I do:) But it was a very pretty song. I like the word and used my new set from Tim Holtz for Sizzix for the uplifting sentiment on this card. I die cut the large butterfly (also from Sizzix) out of two sided adhesive paper by Sookang. Then I removed the top paper to expose the sticky tape and covered each wing of the butterfly with a different color of fine glitter. I also  put the sticky adhesive paper behind the small butterfly die cut openings (Memory Box die) and sprinkled a rainbow of glitter butterflies along the edge. I also die cut some small white glittery butterflies with the Memory Box border die.

I am entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp and Word Art Wednesday challenges.