Showing posts with label Creative With Stamps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Creative With Stamps. Show all posts

Thursday, October 11, 2018

In the Shadow of the Trees

Here's another set of Halloween cards I made with some more of my new Tim Holtz purchases!
These cards all pretty much the same accept for variations in colors and the sentiment sticker used.

My cards were totally inspired by Richele Christensen's guest designer post over at the Sizzix Blog.

For my first card I used black card to cut the Tangled Twigs die. A much bolder spookier? look than the lighter paper used on the others.
For the next 3 cards I used a tan Core-dinations Distress Collection paper to cut the Tangled Twigs.
I colored all my backgrounds by smooshing a watercolor panel onto my craft mat that was rubbed with DOX inks in Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Black Soot and spritzed with water.  Doing one color at a time and drying between colors.  Then I stamped the text stamp from Entomology over the background using Black Soot .
I stamped and die cut the insects from Entomology and watercolored them using Ranger Distress Markers and a wet paint brush.  The insects and sentiments are popped up on foam dots.
I made these all just card fronts -  adding a die cut easel to the backs so they can be displayed on a shelf or side table.

I'm linking my Halloween cards to:

Stamps:  Entomology - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Ink:  Ranger Distress Oxide Black Soot, Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap.
Paper:  watercolor paper - Canson, True Black - PTI, Core-dinations Distress Collection.
Accessories:  Entomology Die, Tangled Twigs Die - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Idea-ology Clippings Stickers/Halloween, Ranger Distress Markers Salty Ocean, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, waterbrush, water, craft mat, water mister, foam dots, Tombow Glue.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Mid Month May CAS Mix Up Card Challenge Reminder!

Today I'm posting another card for the CAS Mix Up Challenge to remind you that you have until May 24th to get your card linked up!
Here is hostess Bonnie's challenge for us this month:  Use Gelatos or Crayons - but don't worry if you can't think of what you might do with these -  check out all the videos linked to over at the blog!
 This time I used Gelatos
 (you can see my Distress Crayon card here if you missed it!).  
I  mixed Bubble Gum Gelato with Liquitex Light Modeling Paste and spread it over a stencil.  
I watched this video that Bonnie provided us:  Stenciling with Gelatos by Kimberly Crawford
Here are a few photos of how I did it.
First I spread some modeling paste onto my craft mat.  Then I scraped some Bubble Gum Gelato off the stick onto the mat and then mixed it into the paste.
I spread the mix over Tim Holtz Scribbles stencil onto a panel of Bristol Smooth Surface paper being sure it was all covered and scraped over thinly and evenly. 
(wash your stencil and pallet knife immediately after use)
I cut a 2 1/2" x 3 1/4" piece out of the stenciled panel, layered it to a white card panel with foam dots, stamped and die cut the butterfly and layered it over the stenciling with foam dots.  Then I stamped the sentiment and layered the panel to a white card base.

Please join us and show us how you use Gelatos or Crayons!  There are several videos over at the CAS Mix Up Blog to inspire your creativity!  
You have until 5/24 to link up your creation!

I'm also linking my card to:
Just Us Girls
Creative with Stamps
AAA Cards

Stamps:  Butterfly Blooms, Women of Life (retired) - PTI
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Paper:  Bristol Smooth Surface, White - PTI
Accessories:  Bubble Gum Gelato, Liquitex Light Modeling Paste, Butterfly Bloom Die

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

In Thanks for Fall Leaves

I've been busily making both Halloween and Thanksgiving cards to sell at our October Church Fair.  I love how I can sit down and stamp all day if I want to, now that I'm retired!  
Today I have a Thanksgiving card to share.
I used my brandy-new Mix and Mat - Pinked Edge Die that has this beautiful leaf cut out in the middle of it.  I cut it out of Arches Watercolor paper and then colored it by rubbing Distress Inks on my craft mat, spritzing the inks with water, and dragging and pouncing the die cut panel in the colors.  
I layered it to a panel of Brown Kraft Core Coredinations paper that I sanded to reveal some of the Kraft Core.  I embossed the sentiment in gold on a strip of vellum and attached it over the panel with small brads.
 Tomorrow I'll be back with a Halloween Card!

I'm linking my card to:
 this is the first time I've used the pinked edge leaf die

Make My Monday - Autumn Colors

Stamps:  Peace and Plenty - Waltzingmouse (no longer available)
Paper:  Arches Watercolor Paper, Rustic Cream, Vellum - PTI, Brown Kraft Core - Core-dinations.
Ink:  Versamark, Ranger Distress Barn Door, Spiced Marmelade, Crushed Olive, Gathered Twigs.
Accessories:  Gold embossing powder, heat tool, small brads, mini sander - Ranger, nonstick craft mat.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Raccoon on a Log

I made another card for the February CAS Mix Up Challenge
For this card I used stamps, corrugated paper, stenciling and a die cut.
I just got this cute Little Bits Raccoon die from Taylored Expressions and thought it would make a great masculine Valentine for my husband, Kent.
I stood him on a corrugated 'log' under the tree I made with Wendy Vecchi's Layered Tree Stencil and WV Archival Inks.  I made the log using the Key Tag punch from SU.  I cut the tag in half to give it a flat top.  I used a piece of corrugated paper that I've had in my stash for years and never opened!
I added a rhinestone heart to the racoon and stamped my sentiment from Love Struck by Paper Smooches over the tree.  
This little guy just cracks me up!  I layered him on the log with foam dots.  I sponged around the edges of the raccoon and of the log with Ranger Distress Ground Espresso Ink.
I'm linking my card to the following challenges:
House of Cards - Love Theme
my card is Clean and Layered
Inspired by leaves and hearts in the photo

Stamps:  Love Struck - Paper Smooches
Paper:  white, Fine Linen, Soft Stone, True Black - PTI, Basic Grey and Sahara Sand - SU, Corrugated Paper.
Ink:  True Black - PTI,  Wendy Vecchi Archival Tree Branch and Leaf Green, Ranger Distress Ground Espresso.
Accessories: Key Tag Punch - SU, Tombow Glue, Layered Tree Stencil - Wendy Vecchi/Stampers Anonymous, foam dots, rhinestone heart - Michaels.