Showing posts with label Case Study. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Case Study. Show all posts

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A Very Happy Birthday

Goodness - we just had the most perfect summer's day here in Massachusetts today -  hot in the sun but with a cool breeze.  The whole month of July so far - has made up for the nasty cold winter we had!   And even though I had to mow our lawn - because  DH's knee went out -  I still enjoyed the day - because after I mowed the lawn and took a shower -  I went to BOTH Joann's and Michaels with coupons in my tight little fist!

So - today I'm using more of my Papertrey Ink goodies -  the cool Text Block Birthday Die - that I layered over a piece of card stock from the Shaker & Sprinkle Patterned Paper Collection (that came with the Shaker & Sprinkle Market kit - which I guess you cannot order now).  I just added three sequins from Neat n Tangled and was done!
My design was inspired by this week's Case Study #201
I hope you all are enjoying your weekend!

Paper:  White, Aqua Mist, DP Shaker & Sprinkle Patterned Paper Collection - PTI
Accessories:  Text Block Birthday Die - PTI, Glue Stick - Ranger, Glue N Seal, Sequins - Neat N Tangled.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Take Care

Today I have two cards to share -  made for two different challenges but using some of the same supplies on both.
First I have a sympathy card (always good to have on hand when you suddenly need one).  I used two older dies for this - a Butterfly die from Provo Craft (that also came with 3 embossing folders so the butterfly could have dots, text or a pattern on it).  I die cut it from a piece of patterned paper from Basic Grey/Curio Pad.  The stem is cut with an older Sizzix die.  I die cut the panel with my stitched mat rectangle die from Lil' Inker.  I folded the butterfly in half and adhered her by running a Glue Pen down the middle so only that part was attached to the card - then I placed a piece of a thick foam dot under each wing to hold them up even through mailing.  The sympathy sentiment is an older wooden stamp from Rubber Stampede.
I used the Cas(e) this Sketch for my design
 I die cut several of the butterflies when I made my card - so I could make more Sympathy cards -  and then also used one for this Get Well card.  I again, die cut the panel with my stitched mat rectangle die and then also die cut a stitched mat circle out of the side.  I added the butterfly in the same manner - gluing just the middle and putting thick foam dots under the wings.  I added the sentiment on a die cut Sentiment Strip from MFT, some sequins and a little punched heart.
 This Basic Grey/Curio paper is so pretty isn't it?  It's got text in black and red and white flowers that look like stenciling.
 My design for this card was from Case Study #200
Deepest Sympathy:
Stamps:  Rubber Stampede
Paper:  White, Simply Chartreuse - PTI, DP Basic Grey/Curio Pad
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Dies - butterfly - Provo Craft, stem- Sizzix, Stitched Mat Rectangle - Lil' Inker Designs, thick foam dots, Glue Pen, thick foam dots.

Take care:
Stamps:  Healing Touch Sentiments - PTI
Paper:   White, Simply Chartreuse, Kraft  - PTI, DP Basic Grey/Curio Pad
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Dies - butterfly - Provocraft, Sentiment Strip - My Favorite Things, Circle and Rectangle Stitched Mat dies - Lil' Inker Designs, Lucky Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, Tiny heart punch - McGill, Glossy Accents, thick foam dots, Glue Pen.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Holding You Close - Twice

I took the day off today for a doctor appointment.  I also got to wash some windows and make two cards! Both cards are pretty much the same design with a few tweaks - and both have the same sympathy sentiment -  Holding You Close in Prayer from the PTI set Boutique Borders-Sympathy.

On my first card I also used a fun new stamp/stencil set In Full Bloom from Studio 490/Wendy Vecchi.  First you stamp the image - I used Archival Jet Black ink -  then you use the included stencil - layering the bloom part over the bloom and sponging the color on (Archival Dandelion) then placing the leaf part over the leaves and sponging them in Archival Leaf Green.   A quick way to get this stamp colored!  I die cut the panel with the Tipped Top Die from PTI - added some sequins from Avery Elle and stamped the sentiment along the bottom.
I'm linking this card to Seize the Sketch.
For my next card I used the same sentiment from PTI (I need Sympathy cards for my stash unfortunately)  -  along with a stamp from Harvest Berries.  I angled the Tipped Top Die differently and added a wooden butterfly from Prima that I painted with Adirondack Gold Acrylic Paint dabber as well as a few sequins from Avery Elle.
I'm linking this card to Case Study #193.
 The weatherman promises lovely weather here this weekend.  Hopefully I'll get into the garden for a while to lay the last of the mulch (no rest for the weary!).  There's also a 3 year old's birthday party to go to on Sunday that should be fun!

Stenciled Flower
Stamps:  In Full Bloom - Studio 490/Wendy Vecchi, sentiment from Boutique Borders/Sympathy
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Archival Dandelion, Leaf Green and Hydrangea
Accessories:  Tipped Top Die - PTI, lemonade and Lucky Blend sequins - Avery Elle.

Stamps:  Harvest Berries and Boutique Borders/Sympathy - PTI
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Archival - Dandelion and Hydrangea
Accessories:  Tipped Top Die - PTI, Lemonade Sequins - Avery Elle, Prima Wood Embellishments/Stationers Desk.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Case Study - Dot Fade

Today I made a card for the Case Study challenge #191.
 I went for the colors, die cut words and lots of white from the inspiration card  - using my new Dot Fade Stencil by  Tim Holtz  I sponged Ranger Distress Inks in Festive Berries, Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers and Mowed Lawn onto a panel die cut with a Stitched Mat Rectangle die from Lil' Inker designs.  The Happy is a One Liners Die and the birthday is a Wonderful Words die - both from PTI.  Then I added 3 enamel dots I made from Perler Beads.
Here's the inspiration.
I'm also linking this to the eclectic Paperie ePlay challenge -  to use Stencils - this challenge is open until the last day in May.

Paper:   white - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress - Festive Berries, Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers and Mowed Lawn.
Accessories:  Stitched Mat Rectangle Die - Lil' Inker Designs, Dot Fade Stencil - Tim Holtz/Satmpers Anonymous, home made enamel dots, Birthday and Happy dies - PTI, Glue N Seal - Ranger.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

A Flower for Mother

Happy Saturday everyone!  I'm so glad not to be having to go to work today OR tomorrow!!  And tonight Kent and I are going over to Anne (and Jay) Harmon's house (a fellow stamper - jdmommy on SCS) for dinner.  I made today's card for two challenges and I made it for Mother's Day as a friend asked me to make one for her to send to her daughter-in-law.  She has 5 sons and is so happy to have a girl in the family now! (and she's given her a granddaughter as well!)
I stamped the panel with the Pin Stripe Backgrounder Stamp from Waltzingmouse using Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass and then I cut it with my ever present Stitched Mat Rectangle die from Lil' Inkers Design.  I added a piece of cloth tape, wrapping it around the ends of the panel.  I looped some twine in loose circles then taped part of it to the panel and added the Pretty Prima Flower over the taped area.  The sentiment is from a retired PTI set (you can order it from the Vault for $48!) Women of Life that I stamped on a Die namics Sentiment Strip from MFT.  I added some Lemonade Blend sequins from Avery Elle and home made enamel dots that I made by melting Perler Beads (see instructions here).  I love the fanciful look the looped twine gives the card!

And here are the two challenges that inspired my design:
Time Out Challenges (to Case this card by Virginia Lu) I used different colors, a different flower and background.

Stamps:  Women of Life - PTI,  Pinstripe Backgrounder - Waltzingmouse.
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass, Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  cloth tape, - e2Daily, enamel dots made from Perler Beads, lemonade blend Sequins - Avery Elle, Stitched  Mat Rectangle die - Lil' Inker Designs, Prima Flower - eclectic Paperie, Glue N Seal - Ranger, button twine - Waltzingmouse, sentiment strip die - MFT.

Monday, April 7, 2014

A Hat and a Feather

I've had one busy weekend working on some DT projects that are due - as well as running a card stamping workshop at my church - and then raking up the back yard (at least it was a gorgeous day in the 50's and sunny!) but after watching "Call the Midwife" on TV while I ate supper - I went into my craft room for some fun stamping!

First I have a card that friend at work asked me to make for her mother's friend who is celebrating her 80th b'day this month -  she's a fashion Diva - particularly loving hats.
I stamped this hat on watercolor paper in red - then I used Ranger Distress Markers and my water brush pen to color it - I cut out out and layered it over this die cut and stamped dress form from PTI.  I layered it all on a water color panel I die cut with my favorite Stitched Mat rectangle die from Lil' Inker Designs.
My card design was inspired by this week's Case Study - which I flipped left to right.
I made my second card to send to a friend from church who landed in the hospital last week with pneumonia in both of her lungs.  She's been there for 4 days now so I'm sending her cards to let her know my thoughts and prayers are with her.  
I used Fine Feather Stamps  Waltzingmouse - that I stamped on a feather die cut out of vellum.  I layered the feather over the watercolored splats using 2 thick dots so the feather is higher in the center and bends down towards each end. 
 I made the splats with a Ranger Distress Marker that I then brushed around with my water brush pen and also used the pen to flick the dots while the pen had ink in the brush.
My design for this card was inspired by this weeks Cas(e) this sketch
I hope you can stop by again on Tuesday -  I'll be posting a wonderful new box template from Creations by AR!

Hat Card
Stamps:  Dress Form Signature Series - PTI, Hat from Fashion Icon Set - Rubbernecker
Paper:  Vintage Cream, White - PTI, Ranger Water Color Paper
Ink:  Archival Sienna and Jet Black, Crumb Cake - SU
Accessories:  word window punch - SU, Stitched Rectangle Die - Lil' Inker Designs, Sequins - Neat and Tangles, dress form Die - PTI, water brush pen, Ranger Distress Markers Shabby Shutters, Barn Door and Spiced Marmelade.

Feather Card
Stamps:  Fine Feathers - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White, Hibiscus Burst - PTI, Watercolor Paper - Ranger, Vellum - SU
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Crumb Cake - SU
Accessories:  Fine Feathers Die - Waltzingmouse, Zots Thick Glue Dots, Ranger Distress Marker Worn Lipstick, water brush pen.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Tissue Feather Wishes

I was so enthralled by the Case Study inspiration this week - which is a card by guest Muse Joni, who is SO creative in her designs!
I don't do sewing on my cards (my machine NEVER sews right!) so I needed to think of a different way to make it look like this.  I decided I'd use my Funky Feathers from Waltzingmouse along with the coordinating dies and I had two colors of pink tissue paper that I had saved from gifts received stashed in my craft room.  Then I realized I could use the Waltzingmouse Gift Card It die to give me the slots needed to slip my feathers through (I love when I can figure out a use for something other than it's original purpose!) - and this beautiful sentiment from Big Day Today fit perfectly in the center space.  I left most of the feathers unattached at their tops to give the feeling of light and airy.    I love how cool and funky this looks!
I'm also linking this card to Seize the Birthday - use some bling (I used sequins)
Stamps:  Big Day Today and Funky Feathers - Waltzingmouse
Paper: White - PTI, dark and light pink tissue paper - from stash.
Ink:  Archival Jet Black and Watering Can
Accessories:  Sugar Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, Dies - Funky Feathers and Gift Card It - Waltzingmouse, Glue N' Seal - Ranger.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Hello Friend

Hello Friend! Isn't that a happy little salutation!  Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy!  I used some brandy new crafties on my card today -  the Sale Tag #10 die and Wet Paint stamp set both from PTI.  And, of course, I used a stitched mat rectangle die, a few sequins and a ribbon!

My card was inspired by two challenges:
CAS-ology Cue Card BLUSH  -  I used Sweet Blush cardstock
I was inspired by the cut out center, the striped ribbon and the pale green and pink colors on this wonderful creation by Joni - guest Muse over at the Case Study this month! Boy, does that girl have creative ideas for her card designs!

As I posted yesterday - today I spent the day up in Exeter, NH at the Ecclectic Paperie - owned by Kim Schofield - at a wonderful workshop run by Wendy Vecchi. Today's class was called:  Ranger Inks Studio 490 Style.   We made 22 tags using different inks, papers, sprays and techniques.  What a long day - what a great day - and my fingertips are completely inky!  Here are some shots of the day.  Here's Wendy and Kim
Wendy instructing us on how to do one of the tags.
My new stamping friends - Melinda and Janet, Wendy and me
 and a shot of just 10 of the 22 tags that we created today.  Wendy gives out stickers for the back of each tag listing the materials we used and the technique we did on that tag so we'd remember when we got home!
And I'm going back tomorrow from 9:30 am - 5:30 pm for round two! Saturday's class is called:  Mixed Media Tag Art Journal. Oh, and I also bought a whole big shopping bag of NEW STUFF that I learned how to use!!  What more could a girl want from a weekend?!!?

Stamps:  Wet Paint - PTI
Paper:  White, Sweet Blush - PTI
Ink:  Adirondack Willow and Mountain Rose
Accessories:  foam tape, May Arts Ribbon, Tag Sale #10 die - PTI, Stitched Mat Rectangle Die - Lil' Inker Designs, Lucky Blend Sequins - Avery Elle.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Sponging and Water Drops for Easter

I have some more Easter cards to share today -  I made both of them for the current Case Study challenge - I just love the look of the deep sponged colors and water drops on it!

I made a religious Easter Card - and a secular Easter Card. Two friends and I are running our monthly Card Stamping Workshop at my church and I will be teaching both of these cards for it.

For both cards - I stamped the images with Versamark ink on a white panel and embossed using clear embossing powder.  Next,  I sponged the Distress Inks over the panel.   To finish it, I flicked water drops onto the panel, blotting off the excess water with a paper towel.  If I wanted more spots, I repeated the water flicking and blotting until I liked how it looked.
The cross is from Prayer Journal set by Clear Dollar Stamps and the sentiment is a rubber on wood stamp from Denami Designs.

The stamps on this card are from Spring Baskets and A Good Egg by Waltzingmouse.

This is a simple technique and gives such an interesting result!
And since it's St. Patrick's Day -  if you'd like to see what I've created in the past for it -  you can check my posts here.  Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day!!

He is Risen
Stamps:  Sentiment - Denami Designs wood/rubber stamp, Cross - Prayer Journal set/Clear Dollar Stamps
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Versamark, Ranger Distress Dusty Concord and Victorian Velvet
Accessories:  clear embossing powder, heat gun, water.

Happy Easter Basket
Stamps:  A Good Egg, Spring Baskets - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  white - PTI
Ink: Versamark,  Ranger Distress Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed and Mowed Lawn
Accessories:   clear embossing powder, heat gun, water.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Bold Paris

I'm double posting today to get in today's Papertrey Ink challenge  - to use stripes.  For this tag - I used several PTI products -  City Scene Sentiments, City Scene Dies, Tag Sale #8 and my card stock.
I'm also entering this in:
 CAS-ology - cue card BOLD

Stamps:  Paris from City Scene Sentiments - PTI
Paper:  white, true black - PTI, Shiny Gold from stash.
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Eiffel tower and moon dies from City Scene Die Collection - PTI, Tag Sale #5 Die - PTI, black felt stitched ribbon - Michaels, foam dots, washi tape.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop - Inspired by Pink!

Whoo hoo!  It's time for the January Papertrey Ink Blog hop !
 Here is what Nicole gave us for inspiration - perfect as we are all gearing up for Valentine's Day!  We are having frigid temperatures right now (as a lot of us seem to be all over the US!) and these pinks really warm me up!
And here is my creation
I used several Papertrey Ink products on my card although it contains NO stamping - GASP!  The scallop strips are cut with the large scallop die and they are adhered to a panel cut with one of the Tipped Tops dies.  First I die cut long 8" strips of different colors with the scallop die - adhered them over the Tipped top die cut panel - and then cut off the edges to fit the Tipped top panel.   The HAPPY is also included in the Tipped Tops die set.   I added some enamel dots and one sugar blend sequin.

My design was inspired by the Case Study #175 Challenge
 Here's what I put on the inside of my card
I had a left over piece of a scallop die cut strip - the 'birthday' is a Wonderful Word die from PTI.  All of my card stock is from PTI as well -  Hibiscus Burst, Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest and True Black!
I can't wait to see all the wonderful pink goodness linked up over on Nicole's blog today!  Are you joining in??

Paper:  Hibiscus Burst, Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest and True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Wonderful Word - Birthday Die, Tipped Tops die, large scallop die - PTI, enamel dots - Michaels, Sugar Blend Sequin - Avery Elle.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Love - Be Mine

Here I am again with more Valentine's to share - are you sick of them yet??!! -  Our church sale is on Feb 2nd so it'll pretty much stop after that!!  Once again (see my last post) -  I have a cute treat package and a card.  Both inspired by challenges.
I made my cute little square pillow box using a die from MFT.  The white frame is from PTI.  I wrapped washi tape around the box and adhered the frame that I stamped with BE MINE from Sweethearts by Waltzingmouse.  I punched the heart and adhered it with a foam dot adding a pretty sparkly enamel dot.
For my design, I used the Cas(e) this Sketch

For my card -  I made a stencil using the Heart Full of Love die from MFT (die cut it out of a piece of clear acetate) - laid the stencil over the white panel and sponged it with Ranger Distress Barn Door ink - lighter on the edges, darker in the center.  I made the splatters using a Sprayza Pen,  added Sugar Blend Sequins from Avery Elle and one enamel dot.  I used the largest Stitched Mat Rectangle by Lil' Inker Designs on the red card base.
My card was inspired by two challenges:

I'll be back on Tuesday  with a brand new template from Creations by AR -  It is SO cute - hope you can stop by then!

Be Mine Square Pillow Box
Stamps:  Sweethearts - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Black Tie - Bazzill Basics, white, Pure Poppy - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Square Pillow Box die - MFT, enamel dot - My Mind's Eye, framed out die - PTI, washi tape - Darice, foam dots, Heart Punch - EK Success.

Stenciled Love
Paper:  White, Pure Poppy - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Barn Door
Accessories:  Heart full of Love die - MFT, Sprayza Pen, stitched mat rectangle die - Lil' Inker Designs, Sugar Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, enamel dot - My Mind's Eye

Saturday, January 11, 2014

You and Me Valentine

Well, you may not think of this right off as a Valentine - especially if you recognize the stamps I used - The Love and Marriage set from PTI.
But I thought sponging 3 shades of red ink on the Abstract Petals Stencil from MFT on the background would give the Valentine feel - that, and the "Be My Valentine" I stamped inside!

My design inspiration was this weeks Case Study
 I'll be back tomorrow with another Valentine creation!

Stamps:  Love and Marriage - PTI
Paper:  white - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Barn Door, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar
Accessories:  Mix-ables Stencil MPD Abstract Petals - MFT, blending tool - Ranger.