Showing posts with label Birthday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Birthday. Show all posts

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Three Giraffes x 2

I am once again attempting to play along with Darnell's Twofer challenge - which this month is Zoo Animals!  These instructions always throw me for a loop!
I used a really funny giraffe stamp from Technique Tuesday called Attitude Giraffes on both cards.

I dropped Glossy Accents on the sunglasses (which you can't see too well here).  The sentiment is from What's Up by Avery Elle.
For my Twofer - I stamped the Attitude Giraffes on patterned paper and die cut it with a Circle Nestability and framed it in a Pinked Edge Nestability.  I added Eerie Eyes from Doodlebug and brushed over all the giraffes with Clear Glitter Wink of Stella (not showing in photo!). The birthday sentiment is from Party Animal by Avery Elle.

To be sure I made each card a different design, I enlisted the help of two sketch challenges!

For my It's Been Too Long card I'm linking to:
I tweaked the sketch a tad since my image was a long rectangle

For my You Party Animal card I'm linking to:
I used the sketch as well as the colors from the photo



It's Been Too Long
Stamps:  Attitude Giraffes - Technique Junkies, What's Up - Avery Elle.
Paper:  White, Kraft, Dark Chocolate - PTI, DP Enchanted - Authentique.
Ink:  Wendy Vecchi Archival Orange Blossom, True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Pierced Feature Frames: Rectangles - PTI, Glossy Accents.

You Party Animal
Stamps:  Attitude Giraffes - Technique Tuesday, Party Animal - Avery Elle.
Paper:  White, New Leaf - PTI, DP Rainbow Bright - Sunny Studio.
Ink:  Hero Hues Black, True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Nestability Circles and Pinked Circles, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella, Eerie Eyes - Doodlebug Designs.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

A Unicorn Birthday for Madelyn

Today is my sweet youngest Grand Niece, Madelyn's birthday.  She is 5 years old and she shares her birthday with my maternal grandmother Lila May Mulryan Chase who was born in 1887! (Madelyn's Great Great Grandmother!)
As part of her birthday presents from Kent and me,  I made her a reveal wheel card and a little die cut felt Unicorn (her favorite creature at the moment!)
I used the Unicorn die from Neat and Tangled for my little stuffed unicorn.  I die cut the pieces out of felt, used a running stitch to sew the pieces together and stuffed it with little pieces of cotton balls! 
Below you can see the sparkle added to the unicorn where I brushed over the colors with Clear Glitter Wink of Stella.  I used Tombow Markers to color the areas.
I used the Reveal Wheel dies from Lawn Fawn to cut all the wheel pieces.  Lawn Fawn has a great tutorial on YouTube showing all the simple steps in putting the pieces together.
The words in the windows are from Reveal Wheel Sentiments.
The unicorn and MAGICALsentiment along the bottom are from Magical Day by Neat and Tangled. The Wishing You and Birthday are from the Reveal Wheel Sentiments set.  
I used the Magical Day die to cut the unicorn and popped her up on foam dots. 

Here are the 4 words revealed as Madelyn turned the wheel.
I used my Brother Label maker for the personalization.

I'm linking my card to:

I used pop dots on the unicorn and on the reveal wheel
I used a two unicorn dies and a reveal wheel die

Stamps:  Magical Day - Neat and Tangled, Reveal Wheel Sentiments - Lawn Fawn
Paper:  white, Hibiscus Burst, DP Bitty Big Berry Sorbet - PTI
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Accessories:  Unicorn Die and Magical Day die - Neat and Tangled, Reveal wheel Die - Lawn Fawn, foam dots, tiny brad, Tombow Markers, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Mid Month Reminder - March CAS Stencil - Ghosting

I'm here today to remind you there's still time to join us in the March CAS Stencil Ghosting Challenge!  Mr. Linky is open until 3/24!
I am happily hosting the challenge this month so I really hope you will join us and show us how you create a CAS card design using Ghost Stenciling!
For my reminder card I decided to use Ranger Distress Inks for my base. 
I sponged Salty Ocean, Twisted Cintrol and a little bit of Hickory Smoke over a 4"x 5 1/4" panel of watercolor paper.
I laid my Intersecting Brick Circles stencil from Stencil Girl over the panel - taping the edges to hold everything in place.  
The stencil is bigger than the panel so I could decide what design I wanted on my panel - I set it slightly off center.  I thought it would be a little more interesting that way!
I took a baby wipe and rubbed over the stencil removing some of the exposed ink.  Be sure your baby wipe isn't too wet - or it will remove all the color as well as soak the paper!
And here is my Ghosting of the stencil.  I dried the panel with a heat tool and that actually made the colors look a little brighter when it was dry.
I cut my panel in two horizontally and was able to make two cards.  
I added a die cut balloon that I stamped with stars (die and stamps from Birthday Balloons PTI) and tied a piece of black jute around the base of the balloon.  It's interesting to see how different a look you get just by the curve of the jute! 
The sentiment is from Penned Elegance II from PTI
These will work well for all those guys we need birthday cards for!

You will find Mr. Linky, lovely inspiration from the Design Team, as well as links to technique videos over at the CAS Stencil blog here.
Please join us!!


I'm also linking my card to:
I was inspired by the colors



Stamps:  Birthday Balloons,  Penned Elegance II - Papertrey Ink
Paper:  watercolor paper - Canson, white, true black, Tropical Teal - PTI
Ink:  Hero Hues Black, Ranger Distress Salty Ocean, Twisted Cintron, Hickory Smoke
Accessories:  Intersecting Brick Circles Stencil - Stencil Girl, Birthday Balloon Die - PTI, black jute, foam dots, Baby Wipes.

Monday, March 4, 2019

March CAS Stencil Challenge - Ghosting Technique

I'm excited to be the host of the CAS Stencil Card Challenge this month!    And my challenge for everyone is to do Ghost Stenciling!
Ghosting is a fun technique where you lay down water soluble crayons, inks or paints on watercolor paper - lay your stencil over the colored panel and rub over it with a baby wipe to remove the color - leaving a 'ghost' of the stencil image!  We hope you'll try it out this month!

You will find links to technique videos over at the challenge blog
I actually made 3 similar cards because I had such fun with the technique - I made 3 similar panels!  
Here are my cards as well as some photos of how I used the Ghosting Technique!
First I colored a watercolor panel using Weathered Wood, Shabby Shutters and Wild Honey Ranger Distress Crayons.
Next, with just a bit of water on my finger, I rubbed over one color at a time to blend the crayon.
I layered my stencil, Evolution from ARTplorations, over my panel, taping around the outside edges to hold it all flat over the panel.
I took a slightly wet baby wipe (if your wipe is dripping wet, squeeze it out a bit!) and rubbed over the stencil to remove some of the crayon color .
And here is the Ghost image of the stencil!
As I said above, I was so excited with my results, I ended up making 3 panels.  Every time you do this you will probably get a slightly different result, depending on your coloring, the blending and how much you remove through the stencil (as well as the positioning of the stencil).
I thought the Evolution stencil looked rather like fossils (especially in the colors I used) and that the Sizzix Prehistoric Thinlit dies would look perfect layered over the stenciling!  
I cut them out of Kraft core Core-dinations paper and sanded over it a bit to reveal the kraft.

Here's a Stegosaurus - the frame die is Mix and Mat Confetti Die from PTI.
Here is a  Brachiosaurus. Layering him on a smaller panel emphasizes his BIGNESS!
And a Tyrannosaurus.
I will use these for masculine (kids or men) cards - either birthday or maybe get well - I'll choose the sentiments for the appropriate occasions!

We can't wait to see your CAS card creations using the Ghosting Stencil technique!  You'll find lots of beautiful inspiration from the Design Team as well as the technique videos over at CAS Stencil!

We are also very exited to welcome our very first CAS Stencil Guest Designer this month
Ishani (Quillish)!

 You have until 3/24 to link up your cards!

I'm also linking my card to:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge -  Anything Goes


Happy Little Stampers

Time Out Challenges

Inspired By



Paper:  watercolor - Canson, white and kraft - PTI, Kraft Core Coredinations.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Gathered Twigs
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Crayons Shabby Shutters, Wild Honey, Weathered Wood, Evolution Stencil - ARTplorations, Prehistoric Thinlit Dies - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Mix and Mat Confetti Die - PTI, water.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Stars for Two

Today I'm participating in Darnell's Twofer Challenge.
I used the same Seeing Stars Die from Neat and Tangled for my stars but I used the negative piece for one and the positive piece for the other.   That is the only thing that is the same on my cards.
I sponged the watercolor paper panel, that I cut the stars out of, with Ranger Distress Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Broken China and Black Soot.
I stamped tiny stars and cluster stampings around the cut out stars and layered the panel over a piece of Kraft Stack Metallic Silver.   I embossed the sentiment on black using Silver Embossing powder, layered it to a slightly larger metallic silver panel and popped it up on foam dots.
For my Twofer, I cut apart the positive stars from the die cut so I could place them around my sentiment from Impression Obsession.  I layered the stars onto a piece of Bitty Big Lilac Grace patterned paper and added some white and clear sequins.  I stamped a sympathy sentiment on the inside.


We're expecting snow Tuesday night - so glad I'm retired now and don't have to try and get out to work!   But then on Wednesday afternoon it's supposed to get into the 40's and everything will melt.  Crazy weather here in New England this winter!
Birthday Stars
Stamps:  Star Gazer - PTI
Paper:  White, True Black - PTI, Kraft Metallic Silver - Idea-ology/Tim Holtz, Water color paper - Canson.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Broken China, Black Soot; Versamark, True Black - PTI.
Accessories:  Seeing Stars die - Neat and Tangled, silver embossing powder, heat tool.

Gentle Thoughts 
Stamps: With Gentle Thoughts - Impression Obsession.
Paper:  White, Winter Wisteria, DP Bitty Big Lilac Grace - PTI, watercolor paper - Canson
Ink:  Ranger Distress Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Broken China, Black Soot; Versamark, Hero Hues Black.  
Accessories:  Seeing Stars Die - Neat and Tangled, Winter Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, Tombow Glue.