Saturday, October 21, 2017

Edge Stamping

Earlier this week, Jennifer McGuire posted a video on an edge stamping technique to yield two cards at a time.  I wanted to try the technique, and when today's challenges were posted at Splitcoast Stampers, one of them was for edge stamping, so it was perfect timing.

You can see Jennifer McGuire's video here:

Here are my two cards from this technique:

The flower stamp is from Simon Says Stamp and the sentiments are from Avery Elle.  I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored the images with Copic markers and added a few sprinkles of gold mist.

I'm entering these cards into the current challenge at Addicted to Stamps (flowers)

Sunday, October 8, 2017

May the beauty of the season bring you joy...

I made this card as part of the World Cardmaking Day challenge @ TopFlight Stamps and also for the current embossing challenge @ Jingle Belles.

For the challenge @ TopFlight Stamps, you needed to use something that could be purchased in their store.  I had bought this Indigo Blue background stamp several months ago but hadn't yet used it.

My original thought on this was to use it for vintage/heritage cards/layouts, but the more I looked at it, the more it seemed like it would work as a cracked ice background with some snowflakes, so that's what I did on this card.

The background was stamped in Versamark, then embossed with Wow glitter embossing powder.  The sentiment and snowflakes were inked with Catherine Pooler's It's a Boy ink, and then I added some tiny glitter stickers.  

And by the way, I highly recommend TopFlight Stamps.  They carry brands not usually seen in US stores, and they have very fast shipping.  (Check out the Katzelkraft jungle animals stamp set - it just cracks me up!)

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #18

Here is the board for the current Tic Tac Toe Challenge:

I used the far right vertical column:  bakers twine, masking, die cut

For the background, I used a leaf stencil and embossing paste for texture.  Once that dried, I inked over the top with Distress Oxide inks.  I stamped the leaves, stamping the smaller one first, then masking it to stamp the larger one behind.  That way I could cut the leaves as one  piece.  The leaves and the thankful die cut are all from the Fall Stamp of Approval kit from Catherine Pooler.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Hauntingly Halloween

I love Halloween with all the spooky decorations and scary movies (and candy!)  And I love making Halloween cards.   For this one, I used Distress Oxide inks and several different Tim Holtz stamps.

This is for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge  and also for the first WCMD challenge at StampNation (create a scene).   

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Happy Little Stampers - CAS challenge for October

I'm playing along with the October clean & simple challenge at Happy Little Stampers - clean & simple, one layer, lots of white space card.

I used several different stamp sets for this card:  the background blocks are from the new Simon Says Stamp kit, the sentiments are from Technique Tuesday and the leaves are from Catherine Pooler's fall Stamp of Approval kit.  The inks are Hero Arts ombre inks.

Happy Little Stampers has several challenges on their blog each month.  Check them out if you have a chance!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Guest Designing at Stick It Down

This month, I'm excited to be the single page guest designer @ Stick It Down!  I love their sketches and this month's single page sketch was especially fun to work with.  Here's this month's single page sketch:

When I saw the sketch, I thought of rainbow circles and sunshine. Ever since she was little, I've sung "You are my Sunshine" to my oldest granddaughter, so it an easy choice to use that for my title, and a photo of my granddaughter.

I can't believe she's eight already - growing up way too fast!  The circles and the title were all cut my Cricut.  I just added a few puffy stickers and some sequins.

You have until the end of the month to play along with the challenges at Stick It Down.  There are three: a card sketch, single page sketch and double page sketch.  Hope to see your creations on the blog!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Another Stamp-a-faire challenge

For challenge #4 at Papertrey Ink, the challenge is to use die cut fabric flowers on a project.  Here is the inspiration piece:

I used my Cricut to diecut these flowers from cotton fabric (stabilizer fused onto the back) and then added button and twine centers.  The sentiment was stamped from the Paper Tray stamp set and adhered to some of the same cotton fabric used for the flowers.  The inking was done with Papertrey's Classic Kraft ink.