Showing posts with label Card Concept. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Card Concept. Show all posts

Friday, March 8, 2019

A Little Irish Luck

Ok, so here is my final (I think!) St. Patrick's Day card.  The sale at my church is this weekend - so I think I'm done!

I just purchased this adorable little Irish Luck bear stamp set by Penny Black and the coordinating die set two weeks ago and with my Irish Luck -  it arrived in time to use this year!
I stamped him on Bristol Smooth Surface white paper with Hero Hues Black Ink and then colored him with Tombow Markers - moving the color around each section with a Clear Glitter Wink of Stella brush.
It's really shimmery IRL - hopefully you can get the idea from the photos below.

I'm linking my card to:
My card is clean and layered - I was inspired by the shamrock and the colors

Oh - and a BIG thanks to my wonderful stamping/blogging friend Loll Thompson for helping me doing all the work to create this new look for my blog!
Stamps:  Irish Luck - Penny Black
Paper:  White, Pine Feathers - PTI, Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface.
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Accessories:  Irish Luck Dies - Penny Black, Stitched Feature Frames: Ovals - PTI, foam dots, Tombow Markers green, brown, black, 5/9" circle punch - EK Success, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella Brush.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Three for St. Patrick's Day!

Here are three more St. Patrick's Day cards that I made for a sale at my church.

For my first card, I pounced Alchemy and Sublime Alcohol Pearl Inks onto Translucent Lupo paper.  Then I layered die cut  Memory Box shamrocks over the panel with foam dots and added 3 rhinestones.  
The frames on all of my cards were made using Pierced Feature Frames - Rectangles from PTI. 

 The images above and below are digital that I printed from my computer using  Dover Holiday Vignettes - A book and CD of vintage holiday images for Halloween, Christmas, New Years, Valentines, St. Patrick's Day, 4th of July and Easter.
I'm linking my card to:
my cards are clean and layered 
Inspired by the shamrock

Stamps:  St. Paddy's Day from A Beary Good Year set - The Cat's Pajamas, St. Patrick's Day from Irish Blessings - Waltzingmouse (retired out of business)
Paper:  white, Pine Feather, New Leaf, Simply Chartruese - PTI, Translucent Lupo - Ranger.
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Lucky Leaves Die - Memory Box, Pierced Feature Frames: Rectangles - PTI, foam dots, rhinestones, Digital Vintage Images - Dover Holiday Vignettes, Alcohol Pearl Inks Alchemy and Sublime - Ranger.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

A Love Pillow

Today I'm joining in with the Card Concept Challenge - they have the perfect image for Valentine inspiration!
I'd say my card design is Clean Layered.
I was inspired by the red love pillow, the stripes in the tan pillow and texture  in the sofa.
I used a red rubber stamp (unknown) for the LOVE, embossing it in white on a red panel.  I added a white die cut heart to the center of the O (in my bits bin left over from a die cut).
I die cut a square out of Soft Stone striped paper and layered it over the red panel with lots of foam dots.  
I embossed a piece of Rustic Cream cardstock with a chevron embossing folder, die cut it with a Wonky Rectangle Nestability (sort of like the pillow shape,  and texture on the sofa), trimmed the outside edges  to fit over my card and layered it on with more foam dots.
This could be a Valentine or an Anniversary card depending on what I stamp inside!

I'm also linking my card to:

Stamps:  Love red rubber stamp - unknown
Paper:  White, Pure Poppy, Rustic Cream, DP Bitty Big Softstone - PTI
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Wow Bright White Embossing Powder, heat tool, Stitched Mats Squares die - Lil Inker Designs, Wonkey Rectangles - Nestabilities/Spellbinders, foam dots, Chevron Embossing Folder - Provocraft.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Make It Monday #349: Negative Die Cut Background

I don't think I have ever participated in the Make It Monday PTI challenges (it's at least been a LONG time!).  I usually just do the monthly Blog Hop -  but today's Negative Die Cut Background intrigued me!   Mostly because Ashley suggested several dies that would work for this and one of them was a heart from the Shakers and Sprinkles Make It Market Kit - which I have and have not used much!

I ended up making two different designs using most of the same materials for both.
I made this card first using the DP from the Shakers Market Kit as well as the heart dies.  The stamp is from Perfect Match.  I die cut the confetti hearts right out of the DP and layered the stitched heart over it with foam dots.  The sentiment is up on foam dots as well as the DP panel.
For my second card, I used another piece from the Shakers and Sprinkles Patterned Paper Collection, cutting the confetti hearts die from the center of the heart on the paper, layering a scalloped heart die cut out of clear acetate around the heart shape.   I just used tiny spots of Tombow Glue to adhere the acetate to the paper.   This sentiment is also from Perfect Match.  Both the DP panel and sentiment strip are popped up on foam dots.
You'll find the Make it Monday PTI blog post here.

Also linking my card to:
The Card Concept -  Mine is clean and layered

Simon Says: Wednesday Have a Heart Challenge
Stamps:  Perfect Match - PTI
Paper:  White, Raspberry Fizz, Clear Acetate, DP Shakers and Sprinkles Patterned Paper Collection - PTI.
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Accessories:  Heart dies from Shakers and Sprinkles Make it Market Kit, foam dots, Tombow Glue.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Mid Month Reminder! January CAS Stencil Card Challenge - Sponging.

I'm here posting my mid-month reminder of the January CAS Stencil Challenge!  You still have time to link up your card!   This month the challenge is to use sponging with your stencils.
This time I used two stencils meant to be layered over each other, Layered Dahlia A and Layered Dahlia B from Altenew.
I took a few photos as I was creating my card so you could see how the layering was created.  First, I laid the A stencil over a 6x6 panel of white cardstock and sponged over the stencil with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink.
Here's how it looked when I removed the stencil.
Then I placed Stencil B over the panel lining up the white lines on the image. and sponged over this stencil with Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide Ink.
And this beautiful dimensional panel was revealed when I lifted off the stencil!
I cut this panel into two smaller pieces 4 3/4" x 2 3/4" each and I created two CAS cards from them.
The sentiment is from Penned Elegance and I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. They are layered over the image with foam dots.

So if you haven't already joined in -  please do now!  Show us how you sponge up those stencils!  You'll find technique videos and beautiful samples by the Design Team over at the challenge blog here.  You have until January 24th to link up your CAS Sponged Stencil Cards!

I'm linking my card to:
The Card Concept
Pink Party - my card is CAS style

 Simon Says:
Clean and Simple Wednesday Challenge

Stamps:  Penned Elegance - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick and Seedless Preserves.
Paper:  White, Scarlet Jewel - PTI
Accessories:  Layered Dahlia A, Layered Dahlia B Stencils - Altenew, Penned Elegance Dies - PTI, foam dots.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Just Us Girls - I'm the July Guest Designer! Word Week

I am so thrilled and excited to have been asked to be the July Guest Designer over at Just Us Girls!  I was asked because I was chosen Chic of the Week on May 18th.
This week is Word Week and the word is 'CITRUS'.
It appears that I don't  have any citrus stamps in my craft room (!?!?!?!) so I used citrus colors - orange, lemon, and melon
Here's a little explanation of how I made this lovely stenciled background for my card.
First I laid my stencil over a panel of watercolor paper, shook 3 different colors of Brusho over the stencil.  Then I spritzed water over the stencil until the colors were activated to my liking. 
I removed the stencil, turned it over so the watery Brushos still on the stencil were facing down and laid the stencil onto another panel of water color paper and pressed over it with a paper towel.  This gave me a negative outline print of the stencil. 
 I dried both with my heat tool.   Then I laid the clean stencil over the negative print of the stencil (bottom left) and sponged Distress Inks over the stencil. (Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Shabby Shutters)  Top left is the original stencil print using Brushos and water over the stencil.  Bottom left is the negative print of the stencil sponged over with Distress Inks.
Another view -  on the right below is the negative print of the stencil before sponging and on the left  is how it looks after I sponged color through the stencil.  
 (I made a bunch of these panels because I was so excited about how wonderful they came out - so these below don't match each other but they do show before and after!)
Another look at the negative stencil and the inks and Brushos used (Lemon, Orange and Grey).
I know this may sound difficult as it took a lot of words to explain it (!)  but it's really simple when you just do it! And isn't the result beautiful!?!
So please join us over at Just Us Girls showing us how the word Citrus inspires you!  You'll also find lots of inspiration from the creative Design Team!  You have until 9 pm EST July 12th to link up your card.

I'm also linking my card to:
The Card Concept
my card is mixed media, inspired by the orange blossoms and green leaves

Stamps:  Sentiment Staples: Birthday - PTI
Paper:  Watercolor Paper - Canson, Orange Zest, Limeaide Ice and White - PTI
Ink:  Hero Hues Black, Ranger Distress Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Shabby Shutters.
Accessories:  Bloom Boldly Stencil - Artplorations, Brushos Lemon, Grey and Orange, green enamel dots, foam dots.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

A Vintage Journey July Challenge - Get Sentimental

The July Challenge is up over at A Vintage Journey!  
Nikki is our hostess and her challenge is "Get Sentimental." 
"Let's see lots of sentiments on your project, whether they be words, poems or quotes. Just remember to create your project in our preferred styles of vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk."

And here is my project!
I started out by taking a panel of watercolor paper and laid the Artplorations Bloom Boldly stencil over it, taping it around the edges to hold it flat.  I sprinkled Brushos over the pattern - yellow over the flower center, orange over the petals and grey over the leaves.  Then I spritzed it with water to activate the Brushos.
I stamped a quote from Impression Obsession in black ink on white card stock.  Then I cut the quote into pieces and laid it over my panel.  I adhered the pieces with glue to be sure it stuck over the Brushos.
I rubbed the edges of the panel with Versamark and embossed with Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture by Emerald Creek.  I drew around each of the quote pieces with a black Stabilo pencil and rubbed it with a damp finger to blur.
I got out an old set of Idea-ology Remnant rubs/Botanicals and added 3 butterflies, a bar of music, and some words (be still, breathe, nature) to the panel.  I also added a strip of black/floral Washi tape along the bottom of the panel.
I die cut a scalloped edge panel out of Orange Zest card and embossed the edges in Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture to age it.  I adhered the panel to this piece using Scor-tape.
I die cut Eileen Hull's Sizzix Mailable Frame out of black mat board.  I taped the cut out opening back onto the frame to make it a solid front.
 I adhered the panel to the front of the frame.  Here you can see how the frame stands up for display.
I love using this frame die to display special pieces - AND it folds up and fits in an A2 envelope for mailing!
(it's a bit stiffer and heavier than a letter so usually takes a little more postage if you actually mail it to someone.)
So please join us this month and "get sentimental!  You'll find lots of creative inspiration by the Creative Guides over at A Vintage Journey where you can link up your own sentimental projects!

I'm also linking my frame card to:
The Card Concept
mine is mixed media
I was inspired by the orange flowers and text

 Country View Challenges
In the Summer Garden

Inkspirational Challenge

Stamps:  Impression Obsession/Dina Kowal
Paper:  Watercolor paper - Canson, White, Orange Zest - PTI, Black Little Sizzles Matboard - Sizzix.
Ink:  Hero Hues Black, Versamark.
Accessories:  Brushos - Orange, Yellow, Grey, Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture - Emerald Creek, water mister, Bloom Boldly Stencil - Artplorations, Mailable Frame Die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Noted: Scalloped A2 die - Papertrey Ink, Black Stabilo Pencil, washi tape.